Why Prince Charles Might Despise Kate Middleton? Royal Biographer Reveals The Surprising Reason
Kate Middleton has been a part of the royal family for such a long time it seems she’s been born into it. She has dated Prince William for 7 years before he popped the question in 2010. Since their fairytale wedding, Kate has become the Duchess of Cambridge and the mother to three adorable kids, who are all heirs to the British throne.
It seems that throughout all of those years Kate has built close relationships with many members of the royal family. However, her bond with her father-in-law, Prince Charles, might be very far from perfect.
Does Prince Charles dislike Kate?
Everything started with rumors that it was Prince Charles who pushed William to either break up for good or to propose to Kate. There is no evidence of that but we have no idea what is actually going on behind the Palace’s closed doors.
After Prince William and Kate announced that they are getting married, Prince Charles stated that he is very “thrilled” about the news. However, a royal author Tom Bower claims in his unofficial biography, titled Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion, and Defiance of Prince Charles, that he wasn’t as thrilled as he said he was.
Bower writes that Charles believed that Kate and William are stealing all the attention, which made him feel threatened by the couple. The situation got worse after the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Queen’s eldest son was reportedly furious because Kate’s parents seemed to be the children’s favorite grandparents. The author suggests that this might be the reason why Prince Charles snubbed Kate’s mom, Carole, at royal events.
Camilla wasn’t happy about Kate either
Another author, Christopher Andersen, claims in his biography, Game of Crowns, that Prince Charles wife was also “disgusted” that Kate and William have all the attention, especially at the time when she herself was trying to get into good books of British people.
Andersen says that Camilla urged her husband to make William break up with Kate. The couple did separate in 2007, but six weeks after they were back together again. So Camilla’s reported plan didn’t work.
Did Kate also rivals with Princess Beatrice?
Princess Beatrice allegedly disliked Kate, too. Presumably, the reason might lie in the fact that the royal family banished her mother, Sarah Ferguson, which meant that she wasn’t invited to important royal events.
One of those events was Prince William and Kate’s wedding. However, the situation has changed for Fergie and her daughters since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials to which the whole York family was invited. So, perhaps even if the rival did take place, it was buried in the past.