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Kate And Camilla's Tension: Prince Charles’ Wife Believed She Is A Better Fit For Royal Family Than Middleton

Date July 2, 2019

Even though Duchess Camilla rarely appears with Kate Middleton on royal duties but it’s believed that the two women have a very close relationship.

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Camilla and Kate get along rather well but some reports say that it took some time for Prince Charles’ wife to bond with Middleton at the beginning of her relationship with William.

Moreover, they even had some tension

Even though neither Kate nor Camilla has royal blood in them, the Duchess of Cornwall used to believe she is a better fit for the royal family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Author Christopher Andersen explored the rivalry between the two Duchesses in his 2016 book Game of Crowns. According to him, Camilla considered Kate “too common” to become a part of the royal family.

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The author noted that the Duchess of Cornwall is “a snob” and she didn’t accept Middleton right away:

She did not look at Kate as someone who was worthy of joining the Royal Family. Kate is the first working-class woman to be accepted into the Royal Family.

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Not only that, she even tried to break off Kate and William’s relationship and even succeeded in that once in 2007. Andersen writes:

I was in London when the breakup [of William and Kate] occurred. I was shocked, completely stunned, everyone thought it was only a matter of time before William was going to ask Kate to marry him.  And then people started telling me that Camilla was behind it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, nothing can come between true love. William realized his mistake and got back with Kate fairly quickly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His stepmother had to swallow her pride and welcome Middleton into the family and now it seems that their relationship has changed for the better.