Royal rumors have to be our favorite kind of gossip. Unlike celebrities, these public figures rarely (if ever) speak out unofficially, so many of these juicy murmurings go classily unacknowledged -- and unresolved.

Take, for example, the matter of who is Prince Harry's real father (people have doubts!) or whether or not Kate Middleton is pregnant. Have you ever seen a tweet by the royal in question confirming or denying any of these allegations à la Kim Kardashian? Didn't think so.

Some of this back-fence talk can be easily dismissed, while other topics of conversation remain scandalously unsettled. We'll leave the guessing game to you.

Without further ado, we present: the juiciest royal rumors we've ever heard. Tell us any we've missed in the comments section.

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  • Charles Is Not Prince Harry's Father

    The gossip mill has buzzed for decades that Prince Harry's father is not Prince Charles, but James Hewitt, the red-headed gentleman with whom Diana carried on an affair for five years. Still, Hewitt <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2273498.stm">told the BBC in 2002 that it's all a bunch of malarkey:</a> "There really is no possibility whatsoever that I am Harry's father. I can absolutely assure you that I am not. Admittedly the red hair is similar to mine and people say we look alike. I have never encouraged these comparisons and although I was with Diana for a long time I must state once and for all that I'm not Harry's father. When I met Diana, he was already a toddler.”

  • Camilla's Going To Rehab

    Reports that Camilla might be a little too fond of the bottle first emerged in 2008, as the <a href="http://www.globemagazine.com/story/132">Globe claimed the Duchess of Cornwall's heavy-drinking ways</a> were eroding her marriage. In a November 2012 issue, the Globe was at it again, saying <a href="http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2012/prince-charles-forces-camilla-parker-bowles-to-alcohol-detox-to-sober-up-1111/">Camilla's recent "spa retreat" </a>was actually a Charles-mandated rehab stint.

  • Kate Middleton's Pregnant

    Royal baby rumors have simmered every since Kate and Will tied the knot -- well, even since before that.

  • Queen Elizabeth I Wasn't Actually Such A "Virgin Queen"

    Queen Elizabeth I never married or had children, but that doesn't mean she didn't have any fun. According to centuries-old rumors, the monarch had a soft spot for childhood friend Robert Dudley. Despite claiming to be a lifelong virgin, Elizabeth allegedly engaged in nighttime trysts with Robert and she wasn't too discreet about her affections in public either -- the pair were known to engage in some 16th century PDA. The Spanish ambassador even reported to the King of Spain that "Lord Robert has come so much into favor that he does whatever he likes and it is even said that Her Majesty visits him in his chamber day and night." So make of that what you will.

  • Princess Diana Faked Her Own Death

    People have surmised the tragic 1997 car accident that took the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and the driver of the vehicle, Henri Paul, was all a hoax. Fictional novels have even been <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1367451/What-Diana-faked-death-living-false-identity-small-town-America.html" target="_hplink">written on the subject</a>.

  • The Queen Mother Wasn't Of Royal Birth

    In March 2012, a book about the royal family claimed that Queen Elizabeth, aka The Queen Mother, was <a href="http://www.nodeju.com/20588/queen-mother-not-of-royal-blood.html" target="_hplink">not the child of blue-blooded Cecilia Glamis</a> but Marguerite Rodière, a French cook who worked at the palace. The theory is that Rodière served as a surrogate mother for the aristocratic family, a practice common around 1900 when the future wife of King George VI was born. (Photo, from left to right: Princess Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret Rose and King George VI in 1942)

  • Prince Harry Shared A Naked Kiss With A Vegas Party-Goer

    The old adage about kissing and telling was thrown out the window when Carrie Reichert, a 32-year-old beautician, claimed that she had a naked, drunken tryst with Prince Harry during his now-infamous Vegas party. "We kissed for 15 to 20 minutes. I am sure somebody ­stumbled in as there were people going in and out of rooms all the time," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/02/prince-harry-vegas-naked-kiss-and-tell_n_1850042.html" target="_hplink">she told The Mirror</a>. "We kissed again and he said, 'That was great.''' However, a St. James' Palace spokesman claimed that <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197275/Naked-Prince-Harry-Las-Vegas-Blonde-reveals-drunken-kiss-Royal-infamous-wild-night.html" target="_hplink">"the story is untrue"</a> and that British-born Reichert wasn't even at Harry's hotel room party.

  • Prince Charles Had A Gay Affair With His Advisor

    Back in 2003, news outlets began reporting that George Smith, an employee of Prince Charles for 11 years until 1997, had a recorded tape of <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/2003-11-10-prince-charles_x.htm" target="_hplink">an alleged sexual incident involving the prince and his former aide</a>. In Smith's tell-all book, he claimed that he gave the tape to Princess Diana.

  • Kate Middleton Has A Sex Tape

    The National Enquirer claimed that <a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/mike-walker/furious-kate-wants-deny-sex-orgies-gran-lawqueen-orders-zip-it" target="_hplink">the duchess was involved in a "sex club"</a> organized by school mate Emma Sayle. Specifically, they reported that Kate took part in "kinky masked balls for upper-class types." And, apparently, there was a cell phone camera involved.

  • Princess Diana Had An Affair With JFK, Jr.

    In 2005, tabloids reported that <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/diana-the-real-story-diana-and-jfk-548366" target="_hplink">Diana had a fling with John F. Kennedy, Jr.</a> at the Carlyle Hotel -- the very same hotel in which President Kennedy allegedly had his affair with Marilyn Monroe.

  • The Duchess Of Windsor Was A Lesbian, A Nazi Spy & A Man

    The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, was an oft-discussed person in her time. The American divorcee first shook things up at Buckingham Palace by stealing the heart of Edward VIII, causing him to abdicate the throne. The British Intelligence Service MI6 supposedly compiled a report on Simpson entitled the <a href="http://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/article/301/wallis-simpson-whore-of-the-orient" target="_hplink">"China Dossier"</a> that claimed that the ill-received duchess was <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8465946/Behind-Closed-Doors-The-Tragic-Untold-Story-of-the-Duchess-of-Windsor-by-Hugo-Vickers-review.html" target="_hplink">a nymphomaniac lesbian</a> who visited brothels. In 1937, <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2644123.stm" target="_hplink">she posed in a photo with Adolf Hitler as he kissed her hand</a>, causing rumors to fly that Simpson was a Nazi spy. "That Woman," as she was not-so-endearingly called, also faced speculation that <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023050/Was-Wallis-Simpson-woman-New-evidence-speculates-sexual-make-up.html" target="_hplink">she was really a man</a>.

  • The Queen Wouldn't Let Fergie Appear On 'Celebrity Rehab'

    After admitting to Oprah that she was "drunk" and "in the gutter" when a hidden camera caught her trading access to ex-husband Prince Andrew for cash, producers of "Celebrity Rehab" allegedly offered Sarah Ferguson $1 million to appear on their show. Fergie <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/duchess_of_york_dismisses_celebrity_2a0uKmeO06u6Ua0dsoPlyI" target="_hplink">denied rumors of a forthcoming stint on the television program</a>, but that didn't stop people from speculating just why she'd pass up such a lucrative offer (especially when she was notoriously cash-strapped). A source "close" to the Duchess of York <a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/mike-walker/queen-nixes-fergies-celebrity-rehab-gig" target="_hplink">told The National Enquirer</a>, "Sarah was absolutely ready to do it, but received calls from both Prince Andrew and a representative of the Royal Family, threatening to cut off all ties with her if she appeared. Initially, she'd turned down the 'Celebrity Rehab' offer, but when they sweetened the deal with an extra quarter of a million dollars, Sarah found it too enticing to reject."

  • Prince William Is In Love With... Pippa Middleton?

    Even though the entire world fell in love with Kate Middleton after she walked down the aisle in that iconic Alexander McQueen dress, the bride's sister, Pippa, garnered plenty of attention for herself -- even that of the groom, <a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/world-exclusive-prince-william-shocking-love-%E2%80%93-his-wife%E2%80%99s-sister-pippa" target="_hplink">according to The National Enquirer</a>. Sources told the paper that Prince William had secret feelings for Pips and that she was invited to the country estate of Sandringham Palace to celebrate Christmas with William, Harry and Kate so that he could spend more time with her. "Unless William lets go of his infatuation he could create the biggest royal scandal in recent history," a source warned.

  • Or Was Prince Harry In Love With Pippa?

    Like a nosy relative, when news of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton broke, people couldn't help but try to get their siblings' romantic lives settled. The public began to wonder: could there be a budding romance between Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton? The answer was yes, according to gossip columns. UsWeekly even insinuated that <a href="http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2011/us-weekly-prince-harry-pippa-middletons-love-secrets/" target="_hplink">the alleged couple went on a secret date</a> because Pips was said to have been out with a "mystery royal." The only problem was that Prince Harry was still dating his now ex-girlfriend Chelsea Davy. Oh, and the fact that Pippa's companion was most likely <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/pippa-middleton-george-percy-arent-dating-201272" target="_hplink">George Percy</a>, the son of the Duke of Northumberland and an ex boyfriend of hers that she had been seen out with at the time. <em>But</em> both Pippa and Prince Harry are still officially single. So the case isn't exactly closed on this one... Stay tuned!

  • Is Kate Middleton Pregnant?

    We've got the latest news on rumors that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate and Prince William are expecting twins.

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