By Michael Holden. Over the past 12 months, her husband got a police warning for his involvement in a car crash, her grandsons Princes William and Harry publicly fell out and her second son Prince Andrew got ever more entangled in the furor over his links to disgraced U. He had to give up his driving license after police gave him a warning for driving without wearing a seat belt. Grandson Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan faced increasingly hostile stories in the press, culminating in them taking legal action against a number of tabloids. Harry also said he and elder brother Prince William had fallen out, without giving details. Related Coverage.
Annus horribilis II? UK's Queen Elizabeth will reflect on another tough year
Annus Horribilis: British Monarchy vs. the Media, — McMUN
Marking the 40th anniversary of her accession, the Queen reflected, with masterly understatement, that was not a year she would look back on "with undiluted pleasure". Her "annus horribilis" saw the Prince of Wales separate from Diana, his first wife, and her sensational portrayal in Andrew Morton's biography — a de facto autobiography, it later transpired — as a betrayed, self-mutilating bulimic. The Princess Royal divorced. The Duke of York's freshly estranged wife, Sarah, graced the tabloids topless and having her toes sucked by an enthusiastic "financial adviser".
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Annus horribilis is a Latin phrase, meaning "horrible year". It is complementary to annus mirabilis , which means "wonderful year". The phrase "annus horribilis" was used in in an Anglican publication to describe , the year in which the Roman Catholic Church defined the dogma of papal infallibility. The expression was brought to modern prominence by Queen Elizabeth II. In a speech at Guildhall on 24 November , marking her Ruby Jubilee on the throne, she said: .