Queen Camilla is not the ‘grandmother’ of Prince William and Princess Kate’s children. Prince William is reportedly adamant that his children George, Charlotte, and Louis do not call Camilla ‘grandmother’ or ‘step-grandmother’.
Prince William has reportedly taken action to frame his children’s relationship with his stepmother Camilla Parker Bowles. The newly-titled Prince of the Whale is adamant that Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, not to mention Queen consort Camilla, who married William’s father, King Charles III, in 2005 Key, “grandmother” or even “step-grandmother” according to royal biographer Angela Levine’s new book Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort.
Queen Camilla is not the ‘grandmother’ of Prince William and Kate’s children
William has nonetheless made it clear that queen Camilla is the wife of his father, but not the step-grandmother of his children, and that Prince George, his sister Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have two grandfathers, but only one grandmother,” Levine wrote, Per Style. She continued, “William and Harry were 23 and 20, respectively, when Camilla officially became his stepmother in 2005. She was a friendly adult whom he occasionally saw at royal ceremonies. Instead of being influential, he tried to encourage her.
Levine went on to say that queen Camilla, who has five grandchildren of her own from her first marriage to Andrew Parker-Bowles, has no problem with the arrangement. “Nor has tried to take any responsibility as step-grandmother to the Cambridge children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis,” she wrote, per the outlet. “Especially [Kate Middleton’s] parents, Carole and Michael Middleton are very close.
Although it appears Prince William has made it clear that queen Camilla will never fill the role of his late mother, Princess Diana, he is also working on another family tie in the wake of the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II: His strained relationship with his brother, Prince Harry. After Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States, interactions between the brothers have been non-existent.
The Sussexes were already visiting the UK 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 Windsor Castle shortly after the Queen passed away. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, a royal spokesman said William invited the “Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the walkout to join him and the Princess of Wales”.