I’ll tell you about 10 unsolved royal crimes from around the world, however, there have been more intriguing royal crimes throughout history. Please be aware that there may have been developments since the knowledge cutoff date of September 2021, when these cases were still open.

Princes in the Tower (England, 1483): During the reign of King Richard III, Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, vanished from the Tower of London and were thereafter assumed dead.

The Romanovs (Russia, 1918): The Bolshevik revolutionaries executed the Russian Imperial Family in Yekaterinburg, including Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their five children. In 2007, the bodies of two children’s remains were found, but Tsarina and Tsarevich Alexei’s bodies were still missing.

The strange murders of Crown Prince Rudolf and his lover, Baroness Mary Vetsera, at the Mayerling hunting lodge in Austria-Hungary in 1889. Though it was formally determined to be a murder-suicide, conspiracy theories exist.

Prince Alfred (Kent, England, 1893): Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, was the target of an attempted murder while visiting Australia. Henry James O’Farrell, the attacker, was found guilty and put to death, but it is still unknown why he did it.

King Faisal II (Iraq, 1958): The end of the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq resulted from the overthrow and murder of King Faisal II during the Iraqi Revolution.

King Ananda Mahidol, popularly referred to as King Rama VIII passed away in Bangkok’s Grand Palace in 1946. Although the official report classified it as an unintentional gunshot wound, questions regarding the circumstances still linger.

King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya, and several members of the royal family were shot to death during the royal massacre in Nepal in 2001. Before passing away from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, Crown Prince Dipendra was first held accountable, but conspiracy rumors still exist.

Prince Albert Victor (England, 1888): Jack the Ripper is suspected of killing Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, and Avondale, among other unsolved crimes. Although some ideas contend that he is involved, there is no hard proof.

Crown Prince Danilo (Montenegro, 1860): The shooting and death of Montenegrin Crown Prince Danilo while he was out hunting. The assassin’s motivation and identity are yet unclear.

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, was assassinated in Geneva in 1898 by an Italian anarchist by the name of Luigi Lucheni. Uncertainty surrounds the attack’s motivation.


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