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100 Fascinating Facts About the British Royal Family

Ellen Gutoskey
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2018.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in 2018. / Paul Grover/WPA Pool/Getty Images
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For members of the royal family, palace employees do much more than cook and clean. One aide breaks in Queen Elizabeth II’s new shoes, and Prince Charles has someone squeeze an inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush for him.

Those are just two of a whopping 100 facts about the British royal family that Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy is covering in this episode of The List Show. You may have heard about Buckingham Palace’s ATM, but did you know Windsor Castle has a whole house inside it? A dollhouse, that is, but it is 5 feet tall—complete with electricity, running water, and working elevators. And the extramarital affairs depicted in The Crown pale in comparison to the active love life of King Edward VII, nicknamed “Edward the Caresser” and “Dirty Bertie.” His purported mistresses included Winston Churchill’s mother and Alice Keppel, great-grandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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