The royal family has been subjected to some out-right crazy conspiracy theories over the past couple of years and we took a look at them.
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People often come up with bizarre stories to fit their own views and narratives. More often than not, famous people or those who are in a position of power become the subjects of these conspiracy theories.
The royal family are no strangers to these theories. Some of the most bizarre stories about Queen Elizabeth II and her family have circulated for years now and Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the claims.
1. The royal family are shape-shifting reptiles
This conspiracy theory appears to be something straight out of a sci-fi movie. According to infamous conspiracy theorist, David Icke, Queen Elizabeth and her family are not human - they are shape-shifting reptilian lizards who form part of the Illuminati.
Icke reveals he has proof of his theory, which he gathered by doing extensive research in over 50 countries.
"It took the form of meeting people who tell of experiences of seeing people, often in positions of power, change from human form to a reptilian form and back again in front of their eyes," he said in an interview.
While it seems to be far-fetched, his theory about reptiles taking the form of people in power is believed by 12 million people in the US, The Guardian reported.
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2. Prince Charles is a vampire
Sticking to the supernatural vibe, some people actually believe Prince Charles is a blood sucking vampire.
According to New Idea, the royal member is not only believed to be 'undead', some say he is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula. While some of us would like to believe vampires really exist, we're pretty sure this theory is a bust.
3. Queen Elizabeth I was a farm boy
Some conspiracy theories suggest Queen Elizabeth I was actually a farm boy named Neville.
According to Reader's Digest, the theorist base their claims on a story, which said that in the 16th century King Henry VIII sent Elizabeth Tudor, aka Queen Elizabeth I, to a small village to protect her from the plague.
There she is believed to have died but her governess was too scared to break the news to King Henry VIII, so they sent back another child in her place - a boy named Neville.
Many believe this was why the Virgin Queen never married or had children.
4. Meghan Markle, the spy
A popular conspiracy took fire after Paul Bettany said on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that he believes Meghan Markle is a US sleeper spy.
In 2018, Bettany said:
"I think that Meghan Markle might be a sleeper agent for the US government. The dad doing the photos thing, it's like a false-flag event. I think the CIA's involved—everybody. I think Piers Morgan's involved."
Some even think that Archie is the future president of the United States, News24 reported.
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