THEY are known for being regal and refined – but the royal family have shocked fans by swearing on a number of occasions.
In Prince Harry’s recent Netflix documentary on his Invictus Games, he freely dropped the “f-word” just minutes into the first episode.
Prince Harry said: “What’s square and f***s with an officer? A map.”
But he’s not the only royal who has used let a swear word slip out in public.
From Prince William to the late Queen, the eyebrow-raising times when the family have turned the air blue…
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The Queen saying the F-word to a celebrity
The late Queen had an impressive reign of over 70 years and was known for her dignified nature.
However, she once stunned actor Brian Blessed by saying the F-word during a chat.
Brian admitted he had used the swear word while hosting the BBC television show Have I Got News For You, and this was picked up by the Queen.
Speaking at the Hay literary festival in Powys, Wales, he recalled: “I had said the word f*** on Have I Got News for You when I was describing people s******g on Everest.
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“Well I was at the Palace last year and the Queen was in hysterics about it.”
The monarch allegedly told him: “That was a funny story you told about going to the toilet on [Mount] Everest, Mr. Blessed”.
According to the actor, the Queen added: “What I would like to say to you is that f**k is an Anglo-Saxon word – it means spreading the seed.”
Prince William swearing at Wimbledon
Watching live sports can be stressful, as Prince William discovered at Wimbledon last year.
As the future king watched Britain’s Cameron Norrie take on Belgium’s David Goffin, the tension proved too great for him.
The royal was filmed appearing to say “Oh no, no, not…F…”, as the cameras panned away.
Eagle-eyed royal fans picked up on the moment, with one saying: “Haha Prince William saying ‘No, no, no f**k it lol’.”
Prince Harry saying s*** on a podcast
The Duke of Sussex used some colourful language during a podcast appearance, which was dubbed as an “unnecessary” attempt to “prove he’s one of the lads” by a royal expert.
During the Armchair Expert podcast, Harry spoke candidly about some of his life experiences and wasn’t afraid to throw a few swear words in.
Prince Harry asked Shepard whether he had “an awareness” of what was fuelling his use of drugs as a younger man.
He then continued: “For you it was your upbringing and everything that happened to you – the trauma, pain and suffering…
“All of a sudden you find yourself doing a s***load of drugs and partying hard.”
Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator, told the SunOnline: “He is 6th in line to the throne.
“It isn’t necessary for him to swear to pretend he’s one of the lads to make a point.”
Mike Tindall saying bulls*** on I’m a Celebrity
Zara Tindall’s husband Mike appeared on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and was filmed not holding back with his language.
Mike said: “When he [Matt] opened his mouth when he was asked why did he come here, all I heard was b******t, b******t, b******t.”
Matt had told his campmates that he signed up to show the public he is “more human” than the “common perception of strict politicians”.
Prince William saying b*****king to Ant and Dec
The popular TV hosts mentioned how Charles would write to his two sons when they were at school.
Harry revealed the brothers would “regularly [swap] letters and [say] ‘I think I know what it says, can you read it to me?’”
To this, William added, “Just in case it was a b*****king we didn’t know about.”
While Ant and Dec remained professional and didn’t react at the profanity, people on Twitter were quick to react.
One said: “Who knew the royals knew swear words lol.”
Prince Philip berating a photographer
One of the most memorable occasions when a royal swore was perhaps unsurprising, given who said it.
The late Prince Philip famously berated a photographer for taking too long to snap a shot in 2015.
Speaking during an event with the RAF Club, which marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, he said: “Just take the f*****g picture.”
Prince William clearly saw the funny side, as he was spotted behind trying not to laugh at his grandfather.
Royal insider and friend of Queen Camilla Petronella Wyatt said of Prince Philip: “We all know the Duke liked to swear a good deal, was sometimes rude and insensitive and had a keen eye for a pretty ankle.”
Princess Anne calling a staff member a t**t
Princess Anne was accused of swearing by The Mirror, when an undercover reporter applied for a job as a footman and concealed their identity.
The journalist claimed that his clandestine employment, Anne described a member of staff as a “f*****g incompetent t**t”.
The Queen later got an injunction preventing more details being revealed of the reporter’s time in employment.
Meghan Markle’s bad habit
In a post on her now-defunct website The Tig, Meghan listed her New Year’s Resolutions for 2017.
She wrote: “These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (aka actually every) single year.”
They included running a marathon and re-learning French, but also the “unladylike habits” of biting her nails and swearing.
She added: “The marathon hasn’t happened.
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“The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks.”
However, she seemed unbothered by her vices, concluding: “My nails will be fine, and if I toss out a four letter word once in a blue moon, well frankly I think it adds character.”