Royal Family Member Reveals Which Duchess Curses ‘Like a Trooper’

Given all their protocols and because they follow proper etiquette it’s hard to image members of Britain’s royal family cursing. But some of them do swear and apparently at least one of the duchesses does it often.

Here’s who Queen Elizabeth II‘s cousin recalls cursing a lot, plus when the queen and Prince Philip were actually heard using the F-word in public.

Meghan Markle, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton riding in a carriage during Trooping The Colour 2019
Meghan Markle, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Kate Middleton riding in a carriage during Trooping The Colour 2019 | Neil Mockford/GC Images

Queen Elizabeth’s cousin says this duchess ‘swore like a trooper’

Princess Olga is one of the queen’s cousins. The princess’s father is Prince Andrei Alexandrovich. He was Tsar Nicholas II’s eldest nephew and escaped Russia on a British warship in 1919. Tsar Nicholas II was the first cousin of King George V, who is Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather. 

Olga spoke about the ITV documentary titled The Queen and Her Cousins and gave some insight into what it’s like being related to the monarch. Olga also said she’s a big fan of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. She remembered the first she met Prince Charles’ wife telling The Telegraph: “[Camilla] was pretty, funny, tanned, swore like a trooper then, like me, and we both smoked.”

The Duchess of Cornwall was a smoker for 30 years before she gave it up because the Prince of Wales hated the habit.

Camilla Parker Bowles smiling outside Clarence House
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Another duchess admitted to swearing a lot

Camilla isn’t the only duchess who’s been known to drop curse words. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex admitted in the past that she too can have a potty mouth; usually after drinking a bit.

Back in 2016, before she married Prince Harry and still ran her blog The Tig, Meghan revealed that her New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to stop swearing. “These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (a.k.a. actually every) single year. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks,” she wrote.

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The queen and Prince Philip have both dropped F-bombs in public

And it doesn’t stop at the duchesses, Prince Philip and even the queen herself have both been heard using the F-word.

The late prince lost his patience with a photographer at an event in 2015 and was heard on camera saying: “Just take the f*cking picture.”

As for his wife, the Express noted that the actor Brian Blessed recalled a time he heard Queen Elizabeth utter the word in a conversation. At the Hay literary festival in Powys, Wales, Blessed told his audience: “I had said the [F-word] on Have I Got News For You when I was describing people sh*tting on Everest. Well, I was at the palace last year and the queen was in hysterics about it.”

Blessed revealed that the royal family matriarch said to him: “That was a funny story you told about going to the toilet on Everest, Mr. Blessed. What I would like to say to you is that f*ck is an Anglo-Saxon word — it means spreading the seed.”