How Kate helped smooth over tensions between William and his father by befriending Camilla — and taking trips together, according to royal author
- Kate has reportedly helped smooth over William and Charles’ strained relationship
- Angela Levin describes Kate as the “peacemaker” Camilla only met
Catherine, the Princess of Wales, helped smooth over the strained relationship between William and his father King Charles by cultivating a relationship with Camilla, according to royal author and commentator, Angela Levin
In her biography of Queen Camilla, which was recently updated, Mrs. Levin says the Princess of Wales made a real effort to spend time with both William’s father and stepmother.
And that these friendships have enabled Kate to become the “peacemaker” of the family.
It is thought that friction between William and his father increased after he married Camilla in 2005 – and that there was also tension with his new stepmother.
Kate reportedly helped smooth over the rocky relationship between William and his father King Charles by cultivating a friendship with Camilla
Friction was said to have arisen between William and his father after he married Camilla in 2005, but Kate has used her love of art to bond with the couple, according to author Angela Levin.
Prince William has now been spotted supporting his stepmother during public royal appearances
But that Kate took matters into her own hands.
Mrs. Levin writes in her book that Kate used shared interests, such as a love of art, to bond with Charles and Camilla and arrange private get-togethers with them – without William in tow.
In Camilla: from Outcast to Queen Consort, Mrs. Levin writes: ‘Fortunately, time has improved Camilla’s relationship with senior Royals, including Prince William, largely due to the Princess of Wales, who is a peacemaker.
Camilla is also a mediator and has no grievances. They both believe supporting their husbands is a priority,” said Ms Levin, a journalist who has worked extensively for both The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday.
“Catherine has a taste for art, which William does not particularly share, and she often goes to exhibitions both privately and publicly with the Queen Consort and King Charles.”
In his memoir Spare released earlier this year, Prince Harry revealed how the brothers were hesitant to accept their father’s remarriage to Camilla, saying they “begged” him not to remarry.
Charles had tried to win over his sons before asking the public to accept Camilla, the book claims. Harry then amazingly says that the first meeting with the future queen consort was like an ‘injection’.
He wrote, “I remember wondering… if she would be cruel to me; if she were like all the bad stepmothers in the stories.’
He later wrote that he and William eventually approved of Camilla.
After it was announced last year that Camilla would be allowed to use the title of queen when Charles became king, a royal source described the tensions in the family saying: “There were huge family quarrels in the early stages of Charles and Camilla’s marriage when everyone had their found a turn. .
“William didn’t have the best relationship with his father at the time.
“But he sees that Camilla made his father happy and that’s something he’s come to terms with.
His relationship with the Prince of Wales is better than ever.
“He’s not really close to his stepmother, but they get along just fine and are a pretty blended family now.”
Prince William supported his stepmother during public royal appearances, including standing by her during King Charles’s proclamation last year.
In a touching moment, Prince William offered his stepmother a guiding hand as she stepped forward to sign her husband’s statement.
As they entered the hall where they were met by the Archbishop of Canterbury and several senior government officials, the Prince of Wales kindly held out his arm as he walked behind his stepmother, the Queen Consort.
The heartwarming gesture showed the couple entering a new phase of their relationship after years of difficult family issues.