Modern royal scandals from around the world

From Spain to the UAE, royal families have often been besieged by negative events

The Spanish royal family
Spain's Queen Letizia (far left) and King Emeritus Juan Carlos (far right) have both been caught in scandals
(Image credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

While the British royal family consistently dominates global headlines, there are more than 40 other countries in the world that still have monarchies. While many of these families execute their royal duties without much fanfare, others have become embroiled in various scandals over the years. 

From financial woes plaguing a former Spanish king to the disappearance of an Emirati princess, here are some of the lesser-known transgressions surrounding royal families.

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