Was Queen Victoria’s daughter, Alice, cursed?
A lot of bad things happened to Queen Victoria’s second daughter, Princess Alice, and her progeny, leading some to believe she was cursed:
In May 1873, her two-year-old son, Friedrich, fell from the window of Alice’s second story bedroom. He might have survived, except he was a haemophiliac and suffered an unstoppable brain bleed.
In 1878, diphtheria struck virtually every member of Alice’s household, killing Alice’s four-year-old daughter Marie and then Alice, herself, who died on the anniversary of her father’s death.
In 1904, Alice’s daughter, Alix, who had married into Russia’s Romanov dynasty, gave birth to a son with haemophilia.
In 1918, Alix and her sister Elisabeth, who also married a Romanov, were murdered by the Bolsheviks (along with many other Romanov family members).
In 1978, Alice’s grandson Louis Mountbatten (the son of Alice’s daughter, Victoria) was assassinated by the IRA.
Mountbatten’s death may have been what drew together his nephew, Prince Charles, and his future wife, Lady Diana Spencer, as she was said to have been sympathetic to his mourning. That marriage was a dismal failure.
In 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died at 36 in a tragic car accident in Paris. Here are 10 conspiracy theories that still surround Diana’s death.
Let’s hope that’s where the curse ends…
Was King George V murdered?
King George V, who’d been sick for more than a decade, died on January 29, 1936. Fifty years later, it was revealed the king actually died of a fatal overdose of morphine and cocaine, which had been administered to him by his doctor, Lord Dawson. Lord Dawson’s notes assert the king’s wife (Queen Mary) and eldest son (Prince Edward, Prince of Wales), had been consulted, but there’s no evidence of that, according to the New York Times. ‘In my opinion, the king was murdered,” the king’s biographer told the Times. Queen Elizabeth II has declined comment.
Is Prince Harry really the son of Prince Charles?
In 1995, Princess Diana confessed to her affair with her riding instructor, James Hewitt, but by then, some already suspected the ginger-haired, strong-jawed Prince Harry (born 1984) couldn’t possibly be the son of the brunette, weak-chinned Prince Charles. Hewitt has always denied paternity, and some say the affair, which is the subject of a new musical, Diana, began only after Harry’s birth. Surely a paternity test would provide answers, but no one is ordering one.