The royal family have been at the centre of the world’s attention this week after it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child — a boy named Louis Arthur Charles — into the world.
However, the one of the lesser known members of the royal family Lady Gabriella Windsor— who happens to share the same birthday as Prince Louis — has been brought to the centre of attention following her ex-boyfriend’s explosive claims about royal life.
Aatish Taseer penned an article for Vanity Fair reflecting on his relationship with Gabriella in the early 2000s and what he experienced behind-closed-doors in the royal family including nudity at Buckingham palace, drug taking and allegations against Princess Michael of Kent.
As far as responses to the explosive allegations a spokesperson for Gabriella’s parents Prince and Princess Michael of Kent told The Daily Mail, “There won’t be any comment on the story.”
Buckingham Palace has also not responded to the article in question.
An alleged friend of Gabriella’s told the Daily Mail the entire article was “fiction”.
“Aatish is a novelist,” the friend told the publication. “He has an active imagination.”
Looking back on his time with Gabriella — the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent — the writer refers to his three years spent with her as “surreal”.
Whilst Lady Windsor is 50th in line to the throne, she regularly floats in royal circles as her father, Prince Michael of Kent, is is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary making him a paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Due to his close relationship with Gabriella — nickname Ella — Taseer also experienced a pinch of royal life for three years.
Tasser claims in the article he and Gabriella “swam naked in the Queen’s pool in Buckingham Palace” and “did MDMA in Windsor Castle” together.
Even more explosively he alleges “royals and Nazis go together like blini and caviar”.
Tasser also discusses Gabriella’s mother Princess Michael admitting she showed a “nice side”, but also alleges she also “invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock”.
He claims in the Vanity Fair article she named two black sheep she had at her former Gloucestershire home after African-American tennis players and sisters Venus and Serena.
Princess Michael was caught up in a similar scandal last year for wearing some questionable jewellery to the Queen’s Christmas lunch.
The item in question was large, gold and spangly, and in the shape of a “blackamoor”. In other words, an African person.
Blackamoor jewellery has been criticised in the past for promoting racist imagery, with NBC reporting it often depicts “black individuals as subservient or as members of royalty”.
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