Queen Elizabeth carries out her first Commonwealth Tour in 1954
The royals are currently grappling with the task of restoring their image following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview. For two hours, Meghan, then Harry, revealed a score of secrets and intimate details about their time and fallout with the Firm. Allegations included issues on race and mental health, which members like Prince William – Harry’s brother – have since denied.
Details of the royals’ private lives have in recent decades seeped into public discourse.
Princess Margaret was perhaps the most high-profile case in question: her love affairs and lifestyle in the roaring Sixties raising multiple eyebrows.
Most notably, however, was Princess Diana fall-out the family.
Her bombshell interview with Martin Bashir in 1995 divulged a wealth of secrets on Prince Charles and his infidelities.
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Yet, other historical secrets that would abound in today’s royal landscape have since escaped media attention.
When the Queen and Prince Philip embarked on their mammoth Commonwealth tour of 1954, one cameraman caught the pair in what can only be described as a heated argument.
It was an unprecedented scene for the time.
Robert Hardman, a royal commentator, recalled the incident during the ITV documentary ‘Inside the Crown:…