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When the Queen dealt with an intruder in her bedroom

On one morning in 1982, a man called Michael Fagan scaled the walls around the palace in bare feet and made it up to the Queen’s apartments. When he disturbed her, she calmly called a footman, who held the intruder until the police arrived. He faced charges of trespass and stealing half a bottle of wine. [Photo: PA]

11 somewhat scandalous Royal Family stories you've probably forgotten

Alice Sholl

A decade ago, it might have been hard to imagine Prince Harry settling down.

A time in which Harry spent little time out of the headlines for his so-called “playboy” behaviour, he alone provided the press with a decent selection of scandalous stories that likely provoked plenty of eye-rolling behind Buckingham Palace’s gates.

But the lives of other members of the royal family have been far from dull, be it their not-so-hush-hush affairs, battles with intrusive paparazzi or simply taking a momentary break from royal behaviour.

Here are a few stories from the royal family that reveal them at their most outrageous, unusual or downright cheeky.

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