There was a time that divorce carried such negative stigma that it’s a topic better left untouched. Obviously, those days are long dead and gone, and divorcing a spouse is now a socially recognized option even among royalty. Here are some of the royals who were once divorced but never gave up their search for true love.

Prince Charles

When Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981, it was hailed as the fairytale wedding of the century. But the perfect wedding just could not make up for the royal couple’s incompatibility. And more than a decade later, after the high-profile breakdown of their marriage, Charles divorced Diana in 1997.

Meghan Markle

Before Meghan Markle married Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, she first walked down the aisle to marry her first husband, movie producer Trevor Engelson, in 2011. However, their marriage did not last long, and the couple divorced two years after.

Camilla Parker Bowles

After Prince Charles divorced Diana, he eventually married Camilla Parker Bowles, who then became the current Duchess of Cornwall. But it was not Camilla’s first marriage either as she was previously married to Andrew Parker Bowles, whom she later divorced.

However, Charles and Camilla’s wedding was not held in a church but was a civil ceremony. Prince Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly did not attend the ceremony.

Wallis Simpson

The current royal family owes a lot to Wallis, Duchess of Windsor. After all, she is the reason why Queen Elizabeth II now sits on the throne and why Prince Charles and Prince William are the next and second in line to the throne, respectively.

The Duchess of Windsor was the reason why King Edward VIII chose to abdicate the throne, which catapulted his younger brother, George VI, Queen Elizabeth II’s father, to the throne.

Simpson was divorced from her first husband, Win Spencer, as well as her second husband, Ernest Simpson. Wallis’ divorced status with two living ex-husbands created a problem for King Edward VIII as the Church of England was against such union. In the end, the King chose the divorcee and ditched his claim to the throne for good.

Princess Margaret

Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, Princess Margaret, experienced divorce as well. She was married to Antony Armstrong-Jones, a photographer who later became the First Earl of Snowdon after he married the princess. However, their marriage did not last, and the two divorced in 1978.

Prince Charles and Camilla Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend the opening of a new terminal at the Owen Roberts International Airport on March 27, 2019, in George Town, Cayman Islands. Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images