Certain people are so famous that they are universally known. Wherever you live, we are all familiar with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. While the British Royal Family is very popular in the media, in reality, we don’t know them as much we think. For starters, how many of you knew that Prince William and Prince Harry have another sibling! This goes back to 1981 when something sneaky went on between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s marriage.
While the couple committed to each other in holy matrimony, Prince Charles wasn’t necessarily Prince Charming. In truth, he was already in love with someone else when he got together with Princess Diana. Rough start…
Called It Quits
In 1971, Prince Charles had his first encounter with Camilla Parker Bowles. They started dating but after a few years, it quickly ended. Although they went on their separate ways and married separate partners, the spark between them never faded.
Princess Diana spoke about her marriage with BBC in 1995. She explained it like there were three people in their relationship, and although it was strange, she wasn’t the type to pout. She acted completely the opposite.
Princess Of Wales
Diana took this and channeled her energy to her new position as the Princess of Wales. She enhanced the family by getting involved in charity work and she soon became a stable icon. However, there was much more to come for her.
Also, she became the topic of discussion when she modified how she raised the royal children. She wasn’t interested in having nannies or family members raise her children. Instead, she made sure her schedule allowed her to spend enough time with her boys. She always brought them to events and dropped them/picked them up from school.
The mid-’90s were a difficult period for the royal family due to Charles and Diana’s initial split before their official divorce. The family was crumbling but this wasn’t even half of what was to come. Just wait…
A Tragic Death
August 31, 1997, was a tragic day when the car Diana was driving in, accidentally crashed into a pillar in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris. What makes it even worse was that the car was being chased by persistent paparazzi! Shortly after she died from internal injuries.
The world was shocked by this tragedy and mourners from London and around the world joined together in honor of Princess Diana. Loads of flowers surrounded her home to pay memory to the beloved, Princess Diana and her terrible death.
The entire country was grieving after this incident. However, after the funeral ended the family had to continue with their normal lives. But then, Prince Charles did something that made everyone speechless. What could it have possibly been…
Getting Back Together
Years after Diana’s death, Charles and Camilla announced their reunion. In 2005, the couple was married and the boys, Prince William and Prince Harry now had a new step mommy. Everyone was outraged by this.
A New Start
The country was suspicious about a new woman coming into Diana’s role. Fortunately, they made it works and Charless seemed incredibly happy with his new wife, and the boys were happy to see their father this way. Camilla was what they needed to hold the family together.
No Wicked Stepmom
In 2005, Prince Harry mentioned that Camilla was nothing like an evil stepmom, and they loved her. After some time, the world grew accepting of Camilla. Little did they know that someone else was going to be thrown into the mix as well.
Not Only Camilla
While the public was fixated on Camilla joining the Royal family, they neglected her two children from her previous marriage. One of them came into forward into the media, but the other preferred to stay lowkey.
Tom Parker Bowles
Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles is known for being a famous food critic and professional writer. While his sister stays in the shadows, he has many published books and been featured on Masterchef and Gordan Ramsay’s The F Word.
Camilla’s other child Laura Lopes, preferred her privacy and wasn’t interested in the spotlight. She was spotted occasionally at Royal events like weddings or special occasions, but she still is intent as staying private. But Why?
The world knew about Camilla when Prince Charles married Diana. While Camilla’s children were only young, they still had to suffer the pesky paparazzi. This was incredibly difficult for the two young children.
The photographers were determined to catch a photo of the Parker Bowles Family and would stop at nothing to make it happen. They would wait outside their family residence and follow their car just to snag a photo. This reminds us of exactly what happened to Princess Diana…
Dealing With Bullies
Tom once spoke about the paparazzi in an interview and said that they were bullies. He said that they were extremely frustrating and all he wanted to do was attack them, but he couldn’t. Instead, Laura took another route to handle the situation.
After experiencing such traumatic childhood instances, Laura decided she would take herself out of being the center of the media. This is understandable, but we wonder if her relationship with the Royal family also suffered.
Won Them Over
When Camilla married Charles, it was hard to be happy when all of the countries were hating her. However, she used her people skills and turned it around. Within no time, the media was loving her and she said she couldn’t have done it without her family.
For decades people have been suspicious about the royal relationships. It has been a long discussion about the evident tension between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. This started when Markle joined the family and hasn’t seemed to die down.
While the media is easier to reveal the truth of what is going on, they finally may have gotten to the bottom of it. In reality, the problem may all be due to bad blood between Prince Harry and Prince William after all. Wow, go figure!
Every family has its problems and it seems like the Royal family has a brotherly feud as well. While they have been close since they were young, it seems that something happened that may have caused a divide between these Princes
The Public Noticed
It was clear that there were issues when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle diverted from the Royal tradition and go off on their own. Meaning, they wanted to abandon the rest of the British Royals behind! This isn’t particularly normal for them to do.
After marrying, the couple moved to Kensington Palace where Markle enjoyed her first year as a Royal. She transitioned well and had people there to explain all the rules and help her adjustment go smoother. This whole process was great.
They were living in Nottingham Cottage, which was extremely close to the home of Duke and Duchess of Kent as well as Princess Eugenie lived. On the other hand, William and Kate were living in a massive apartment across the area.
When the due date of their newborn was coming closer, they realized it was to leave Nottingham Cottage and move to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor. Mostly because it was larger than their previous home and better suited for a new child.
Renovating The Cottage
They immediately began redecorating Nottingham Cottage since it was initially a bachelor pad for Prince Harry. The home had two bedrooms so they began renovations right away. We can’t help wonder if this was the sole reason for the move.
Although it was clear that Meghan and Prince Harry were serious about each other and even expecting a child, the suspicions did not go away. It was very difficult for them when more people started expressing similar worries to Prince Harry as William did.
Time To Chat
Finally, after much speculation, it was revealed the reason for the couple’s move. There was a rift between the Windsors and this started when Harry got together with Meghan. After meeting his future sister-in-law, William requested a chat with his brother.
Although William knew that Harry and Meghan were madly in love and they would soon be married, he still needed to meddle with his brotherly advice. He told Harry not to rush and expressed his hesitation for how fast they were going.
Sources say that William told Harry that they had no way of knowing who she was. They had no information on her and it was too early to see her intentions. He tried to be nice about this, but either way, Harry would be offended.
Royal court member also added that William said, “He just wanted to stress that becoming part of the Royal Family is a massive undertaking, and the pressure and scrutiny are [sic] unrelenting. Was Meghan the right one?”
Harry ignored his brother and dismissed all of his concerns. He felt like William was against him and he wasn’t happy about it. Meanwhile, Meghan was receiving a lot of hatred and criticsm from every outlet so Harry felt obliged to defend his love.
Her Own Family
It is still unclear with the Royal Family was particularly harsh with the new member of the family. The most shocking of all was the critical marks announced by Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, and half-sister Samantha.
Some rumors say that the criticism Markle experience stems from her being half black. Others say it’s because of her previous acting career. Either way, Meghan was not accepted by anyone except for Prince Harry. Luckily that’s the opinion that matters most!
This couldn’t have been easy for the couple, however, Prince Harry and Meghan kept up appearances and tried to win the public over. Since they were married, they have stood by each other and Megan has been an excellent member of the Royal Family.
Others say that Harry was the on in the wrong. “He will brook no criticism of Meghan,” a source explained. “And he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.” This could be the case, but we aren’t quite sure.
Some say that Harry was trying to make up for the fact that he couldn’t save his mother, Princess Diana, so instead, he is trying to protect his wife. While Diana was alive she was followed and criticized for everything she did, so maybe he trying to compensate for not be able to do anything back then. It’s a stretch, but not unreasonable.
It is possible that given the evident tension between the four, it would only add fire to the mix when Queen Elizabeth II chose Harry to be the Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth. William was offended he wasn’t chosen. He had the power to block this decision but chose not to.
Many fans of the Royal family aren’t quick to believe that there is a real conflict going on, and instead, blame the media for making it seem like there’s a real issue. On the other hand, the four were asked in an interview once if they ever got into disagreements, and William boldly stated, “Oh yes.”
After the comment was so awkwardly made, both couples broke into nervous laughter. Harry maintained a smile but tries to move to the next subject. The questions continued with ” Do the feuds get resolved?” and they said they didn’t know. He tried to be funny but it was clear there was some bad blood going on.
The history of problems thickened when the wives got involved. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was hoping she would have a friend in the family when Meghan joined, but this wasn’t exactly what happened.
By that point, Kate was pregnant with her third child Louis and she was too busy to help Meghan Markle with her transition. She was extremely busy with children and royal obligations, but Meghan may have gotten insulted by this.
No Noble Blood
The media is desperate to understand if there are real problems between the girls or if its just speculation. They started as normal women, but would eventually become two of the most talked-about members of the British Royal Family.
Meghan And Kate
In 2017, they made their first public appearance together on Christmas Day. While the women both did not come from royal blood, this doesn’t mean that they didn’t have completely different lives from one another beforehand.
Kate was not born into aristocracy, but her family was particularly wealthy. Her parents established their own party supply company, and she attended the formal University of St. Andrews, where she first met Prince William.
The couple spent many years dating and finally had “The Wedding of the Century,” in 2010. After this, she was given the title, Duchess Of Cambridge. Interestingly, Meghan wed in 2011, but not to Prince William, so who?
While she was trying to make it as a Hollywood actress, Meghan married actor and producer Trever Engelson. Two years later they decided to split up, coincidentally at the same time she started to get her big break in Hollywood.