Royal news: Prince Charles caught up in shocking sex scandal
The royal family is once again thrown into turmoil
Recently unearthed FBI files have revealed Prince Charles’ closest confidant, Lord Mountbatten, was accused of having a “perversion for young boys” by a friend of the Queen Mother. Once described by Charles as “the grandfather I never had”, the last Viceroy of India was mentioned in a 1944 FBI interview with the Baroness Decies.
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It revealed she considered him and his wife, “persons of extremely low morals”, adding, “She stated that Lord Louis Mountbatten was known to be a homosexual with a perversion for young boys.”
Another source said his preference for young men made him “an unfit man to direct any sort of military operations”.
Mountbatten’s sexuality and many extramarital affairs was a frequent topic of society gossip before his death in 1979.
In a letter to Charles, he wrote, “the man should sow his wild oats and have as many affairs as he can before settling down”.
The revelation comes as a string of old royal family wounds have been reopened this week, throwing the notoriously uptight Charles into a spin.
He’s reportedly less than thrilled that his feuds with his siblings, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward are coming under new scrutiny, as the royal house reels over Andrew’s own sex scandal.
Lord Louis Mountbatten and Prince Charles in 1970
New Idea Royals podcast host Smita Mistry quizzed royal expert Angela Mollard over the recently re-emerging tensions between the siblings.
‘It’s almost like the Queen had two sets of children isn’t it?,’ she asked.
‘That’s right, she had Charles and Anne, then a decade later had Andrew and Edward, so it’s almost like two distinct families,’ Angela replied.
She continued: “They’re very different, all four of them.
‘You’ve got Anne, who’s incredibly strong-willed and forthright. She gets on very well with Prince Philip, she’s his favourite.
‘Charles, who is a softer, gentler character who really did need better parenting, he needed closer parenting.’