The Royal family is so famous that you don’t need to live in England to know who they are. Whether you are a fan or not, we are positive that you will at least known who Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are. Although this family is usually the center of the media, there is remaining information that we don’t know about them. To begin with, many are unaware of the fact that the two brothers, Harry and William, have a step-sister. This all goes back to a hidden secret that occurred when Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married in 1981.
The royal couple walked down the aisle and said their vows, however, Prince Charles may not have been the man Princess Diana was looking for to sweep her off her feet. Unfortunately, Charles’s heart was stolen by someone else before he even met Diana.
Called It Quits
In 1971, Prince Charles first met Camilla Parker Bowles and the two began dating. After a few years, they suddenly separated and continued with their lives, which included marrying other people. Although they tried to forget about each other, this isn’t always as successful as two people may want.
In 1995 Princess Diana told BBC News that their relationship was becoming a bit tight given that they were now clearly three people involved. She felt incredibly uncomfortable but she wasn’t the type to be sad about it and wait for something to happen.
Princess Of Wales
Instead of sulking, Princess Diana did the contrary. She celebrated being Princess of Wales and got involved in her charity work. She became a cultural statement and everyone was looking to Princess Diana.
Princess Diana went a different route raising her children, one that diverted from the royal family way. Instead of giving her children away to be raised, she made it her mission to care for her sons her self. She brought them to events and always brought them to school.
The Royal Family was beginning to fall apart in the middle of the ’90s and Charles and Diana were in the middle of separation before their divorce. They were getting a lot of negative attention but there was more to come.
A Tragic Death
August 31, 1997, was a tragic day when the car Diana was driving in crashed into a pillar in the Pont del ”Alma in Paris, due to a paparazzi chase. She sadly passed away soon after because of internal injuries.
The public was outraged to hear this and people were rushing to London to honor and mourn her. She had millions of flowers outside her home from mourners. All the flowers together could even be confused for being a carpet!
The entire country was grieving but after the public funeral commenced, it was time for the Royal Family to continue their lives. Soon after Prince Charles did something that took everyone by surprise, but what was it?
Getting Back Together
The third woman in Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship reappeared in 2005 when she, Camilla, and Charles planned to marry. This was huge news for the public, especially Prince William and Prince Harry who were now expecting a new stepmother.
A New Start
The country and world were a bit hesitant at the thought of someone taking Diana’s place. The Royal family made it work and Harry and William were content seeing their father so happy. Camilla was quite helpful to the family.
No Wicked Stepmom
Harry announced that he actually loved Camilla in an interview in 2005. Despite what people may think, he admitted she wasn’t a wicked stepmother. Although the public was initially skeptical, the eventually were able to accept her. Little did they know that there were people they would need to accept in the Royal Family…
Not Only Camilla
While everyone was fixated on Camilla joining the Royal Family, they did not pay attention to Camilla’s prior life, one that included 2 children. After some time one of the two joined the spotlight, while the other stayed in the shadows.
Tom Parker Bowles
Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles is famous for being a food critic and writer. He has many books published and has been featured on Masterchef as well as Gordan Ramsay’s hit show “The F Word.” While he clearly has no problem with the spotlight, his sister would disagree.
Camilla’s daughter Laura Lopes did what she could to remain out of headlines and media attention. For the most part, she was successful, besides being spotted at family events and special occasions. Everyone is dying to know why she prefers this
When Prince Charles and Dian got married, Camilla’s children were young. Given that their mother was Prince Charles’s former lover, it was hard not to deal with the paparazzi at the time and this was difficult for the small children.
The Parker Bowles Family was constantly swarmed with paparazzi. It was overwhelming having photographers waiting for them outside their home every day or being hunted down for reporters. They were chased in cars, and coincidentally this is how Diana actually died. Not only was it annoying, but it was scary.
Dealing With Bullies
Tom described the paparazzi as actual bullies who made him incredibly angry. He so badly wanted to hit them in the face but he knew he couldn’t actually do this. Laura took a different approach. one that did not include physical violence.
What Laura experienced when she was young made her avoid the spotlight. If she chose to stay out of media attention, did that also mean she stayed away from the Royal family? Well, I guess you’ll have to keep reading to find out!
Won Them Over
Camilla admitted that she received so much negative attention after she and Charles wed. So much that she couldn’t have survived without the support of her family. Although the tabloids were determined to bring her down, she managed to change their minds.
For centuries people have wondered about the reality of the royal relationships. Ever since Meghan Markle joined the Royal line, the friction between Markle and Kate Middleton has been the talk of the town.
All media outlets are devoted to uncovering the reality and they’ve actually managed to grasp a greater understanding of the situation. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the tension comes from blood between William and Harry.
While William and Harry have always been close brothers, they have lived completely separate lives. It seems that the brothers actually had some issues in the past, the question is what could have caused the bad blood?
The Public Noticed
The public realized that something was going when the brothers started to drift from ancient traditions. The newly married couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planned to go off on there and move away from the Royals.
When they first got married the couple moved to Kensington Palace where Meghan adjusted to life as a royal. She had a smoothe transition especially because she had veterans nearby to explain everything to her that she needed.
The couple lived basically next door to the Duke and Duchess of Kent as well as Princess Eugenie, in Nottingham Cottage. On the other hand, William and Kate were all the way across the area.
When Markle and Harry were soon expecting their first child they planned to move to “Nott Cott.” They decided to move into Frogmore Cottage at Windsor since it was larger and more comfortable than their initial home.
Renovating The Cottage
They started fixing up Nottingham Cottage as soon as they could given that it was initially Prince Harry’s bachelor home. They planned to transform this 2 bedroom spot into a home spacious enough for the couple and their newborn child. Was there another incentive to move?
The couple was no longer in the honeymoon phase and it was clear that they meant serious business with marriage and soon to be newborn. However, there was still something uncomfortable roaming around as the family began voicing their concerns.
Time To Chat
Finally, it was brought to the surface why the couple planned to move and it was because of the speculated tension between the Windsors. They started when Harry and Meghan began dating because William requested a chat with his brother after he met Markle.
While it was clear that Harry and Meghan were madly in love, William advised his brother not to rush into marriage. He told him he was a bit nervous at how fast they were going and wanted to protect his brother before making this decision.
William wanted to do everything in his power not to offend his brother but he also wanted to know more about Markle. He tried to speak calmly to Harry, however, it was inevitable that Harry would be offended.
A royal cour member admitted that William had good intentions and he just wanted to explain how stressful and important it is because of a member of the Royal Family. He just wanted to be sure that Meghan Markle was the right one for his brother.
Harry refused to listen to his brother’s critics and comments against the love of his life. Meghan was dealing with so much negative attention that it was becoming too much and Harry felt responsible to come to her side.
Her Own Family
It is unclear what the Royal Family was so harsh towards Markle but nobody expected her own family members to make public criticisms as well. Meghan’s father Thomas Markle and half sister Samantha came forward with negative remarks about Markle.
One assumption is that Meghan receives negative attention because of her skin color. Others say it is because of her acting career. The overall consensus is that people feel like they don’t even know the real Meghan.
This wasn’t easy for Prince Harry or Meghan Markle but the public would never know that. They stood by each other confidently and proudly and completely in love. William’s concerns were dismissed as Markle accepted her royal duties.
Many blamed Harry for being overly sensitive. They felt like it was fault for being quick to see any negativity or criticism when it wasn’t actually there. They claimed it was his fault that Meghan felt criticized.
Others said that Harry was using his protective instincts. Given that he never had the opportunity to protect his mother Diana from the negative press she received, maybe he felt like he needed to do make up for the past.
While there had been previous tension between the two couples, it clearly did not good when the Queen directed Harry as the Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth. William was offended when he wasn’t chosen and although he could have rejected this he refrained from getting involved.
Royal fans were intrigued about the possible conflict between the four but felt like it was just the press creating an issue that wasn’t actually there. Despite this, one time the couples got together for an interview in which they were asked about their speculated disagreements. William jumped in and quickly answered, “Oh yes.”
The couples shared an uncomfortable laugh but Harry kept his smile and went to answer the next question regarding if the feuds every gets resolved, to which he said he was unsure. He was clearly being funny but at the same time, the public now understood that there was something going on.
As friction between Kate and Meghan developed, things started to get worse. With the addition of Meghan to the Royal family, the assumption was that the Duchess of Cambridge would have a new friend.
By this point, Kate had a bun in the oven, her third child, Louis. She was preoccupied with her own life and unaware that she should mentor her new sister-in-law. Meghan was a bit insulted by this.
No Noble Blood
Media outlets were extremely curious about the possible bad blood between the two. They were unsure of they got along or despised one another. Both women came from normal backgrounds but would go on to be monumental figures of the British Royal Family.
Meghan And Kate
In 2017 on Christmas Day, Kate and Meghan had their first official appearance together. While the women both were not originally royal, they still were brought up in two worlds that could not be more different.
Kate Middleton was not born into aristocracy, but she did come from a high-class family. She was the daughter of parents who owned a party supply company and she attended the formal University of St. Andrews where she met Prince William.
The two dated for years before tying the knot in 2010. Their wedding was labeled “The Wedding of the Century” and she went on to become the Duchess of Cambridge. On year later, Markle married as well, but not to Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle was getting her first big break in Hollywood when she walked down the aisle with actor and producer Trevor Engelson. Soon afterward the couple separated and Markle’s career finally jumpstarted.