New Delhi: The age of monarchy across the world is almost over, but there are royals who have been found to be involved in scandalous controversies.
Prominent among the royals involved in unsavoury controversies are those of the British throne, and of the royalties of Monaco, Spain, Belgium and Sweden.
Here is a compilation of the world's top 10 royal scandals in recent years:
1. King Juan Carlos of Spain
King Juan Carlos of Spain was found to have gone on a secret hunting trip to the African nation Botswana in April 2012 to hunt wild elephants.
The news would have remained a secret but for a leak which said the King was injured in a fall in Botswana.
Later, it was reported that the King had indeed gone on a hunting trip, even though he was honorary president of the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Spanish branch.
The King had to issue an apology for his unbecoming conduct.