The relationship between Prince William and his stepmother, Queen consort Camilla, has taken a new turn. According to royal author Angela Levin, the Prince of Wales does not consider Camilla to be a step grandmother to his kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort, Levin’s latest book, reveals that the Prince of Wales was extremely forthright about his children’s connection with Camilla.
William has made it plain that Camilla is his father’s wife, but not a step-grandmother to his kids, the royal scribe wrote, adding that William and Kate Middleton’s three kids are aware that they have “two grandfathers but just one grandma.”
William and Harry were 23 and 20, respectively, when Camilla formally became their stepmother in 2005, she said. She was more of a nice grown-up who appeared on occasion at royal occasions. She attempted to be supportive rather than authoritative. Camilla, it appears, was perfectly willing to renounce the title of step-grandmother.
Camilla is the mother of five kids from her former marriage to Andrew Parker-Bowles. Nor has she attempted to assume any responsibilities as a step-grandmother to the Cambridges’ kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, she said. This is especially true given Catherine’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton are so close.
Levin previously told that he and William and Kate’s mom are close, and Carole inspires him. He didn’t have to worry about what he said or be accountable for her feelings, and he felt safe, comfortable, and protected. William learnt how a caring and supportive family operates via the Middletons, she continued. It has provided the foundation for Kate being kind, peaceful, and strong.
Camilla did not receive a warm welcome when she entered the Royal Family because some members of the British public were not supportive of her relationship with Charles. Another royal writer, Tina Brown, stated in her book ‘The Palace Papers’ that William and Harry accepted their stepmother but never warmed to her. Brown reported that Charles recruited the help of public relations consultant Mark Bolland in 1996 in order to improve his public image.
According to the book, Mr. Bolland also supported Camilla in “gaining acceptability” from the general public since of his ties in the newspaper industry. Ms. Brown stated, Bolland skilfully fostered the notion that the lads had warmed to Camilla. But they only tolerated her. In his early thirties, Harry was still furiously protesting to colleagues about Camilla’s remodeling of his old bedroom at Highgrove, Charles’s Gloucestershire home, into an elegant dressing room for herself.
In her book, ‘Prince William: Born to be King,’ Penny Junor recounts a royal insider who examines how William’s perception of his stepmother has altered over time. They stated, they believe their connection is now cordial, but to be honest, it wasn’t then. They believe they found it difficult. To be fair to Camilla, she never pretended to be a mother, but she was the other woman, always present and taking daddy’s time. Meanwhile, according to a source, big family squabbles erupted early in Charles and Camilla’s marriage as everybody found their feet. Back then, William didn’t have the finest connection with his dad.