Prince William reportedly has taken motion to border his youngsters’s relationship together with his stepmother Camilla Parker Bowles. The newly-titled Prince of Whales is adamant that Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, not seek advice from Queen Consort Camilla, who married William’s father, King Charles III, in 2005, as “grandmother” and even “step-grandmother,” in line with royal biographer Angela Levin’s new ebook Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort.
“William nonetheless has made it clear that Camilla is the spouse of his father, however not a step-grandmother to his youngsters, and that Prince George, his sister Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have two grandfathers, however just one grandmother,” Levin wrote, per InStyle. She continued, “William and Harry had been 23 and 20, respectively, when Camilla formally turned their stepmother in 2005. She was extra of a pleasant grown-up they noticed sometimes at royal gatherings. She tried to be encouraging slightly than influential.”
Levin went on to say that Camilla, who has 5 grandchildren of her personal from her first marriage to Andrew Parker-Bowles, appears to haven’t any points with the association. “Nor has she tried to take over any accountability as a step-grandmother to the Cambridges’ youngsters, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis,” she wrote, per the outlet. “Particularly as [Kate Middleton’s) parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, are so close.”
While it appears Prince William made it clear Camilla will never fill the role of his late mother, Princess Diana, he is working on another family tie as well in the wake of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II’s, death: his strained relationship with his brother, Prince Harry. After Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States, interactions between the brothers have been all but non-existent. The Sussexes were already visiting the U.K. for charity events when the Queen passed away, but, as previously reported, there were no plans to visit with William and Kate, nor Harry’s father, King Charles.
However, Prince William extended an olive branch and invited Harry and Meghan to join him and Kate to greet well-wishers outside of Windsor Castle shortly after the Queen’s passing. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, a royal spokesperson said William “invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and the Princess of Wales” for the walkabout.