Prince WilliamStepmother gets along Camilla Parker Bowles these days, but sources say that wasn’t always the case. According to a 2010 book, William blamed Camilla for the breakup of his parents’ marriage.
‘Terrible Fights’Between William and Stepsister
In Harry and William, writer Katie Nicholl claimsAfter Camilla and Charles were married, William was unable to adjust to the new family dynamics. His anger wasn’t just reserved for Camilla; according to Nicholl, he would get into “terrible fights” with Camilla’s daughter, Laura.
Nicholl wrote “William and Laura used to have terrible fights over who was to blame for their broken homes.”She also quoted a friend from her family, who said: “William would blame Camilla for all the hurt she had caused his mother, which would send Laura into a rage.”Laura apparently had her own problems with the new family situation. William was told by Laura. “Your father has ruined my life.”
Charles and Camilla’s Relationship Was ‘Very Hard’Princes
Charles and Camilla were romantically in love for years, even after they were married (Andrew Parker Bowles & Princess Diana). Camilla and her ex divorced in 1995, with Charles and Diana’s marriage officially ending the following year.
A tragic car accident killed Diana just one year later. Camilla was welcomed into the family shortly after, which didn’t do much to improve her relationship with William and Harry. In a 2017 book The Duchess of Cambridge: The Untold History, Penny Junor saidThe transition period was “very hard”The princes.
She quoted a member the royal household who had told her. “Part of the thinking was that, in order for the public to approve of Camilla, she had to be seen with the boys or it wouldn’t work….I think the relationship between them all is warm now but if I’m honest, it wasn’t then.”
The source said: “I think they found it very hard when they were little. I remember Harry being uncomfortable….it was a difficult thing for them.” “To be fair to Camilla she never tried to be Mummy, but she was the ‘other woman,’”The staff member continued, “It wasn’t all happy families for quite a long time, but William was happy to see his father happy.”
Camilla seems to have a very warm relationship with her stepsons, so all these negative feelings seem to be over now.