Camilla’s son reveals why he and his sister are seldom seen – ‘Just on the side'
Her eldest is son Tom Parker Bowles, a food critics, whilst her youngest is daughter Laura Lopes who works for an art gallery and leads a more private life. AOL reports Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge did not get on well with Laura in their younger years as both blamed the other’s parent for the break ups of the other’s marriage. Camilla and Andrew divorced in 1995, a year before Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana’s own divorce was finalised.
Nine years later, Charles married Camilla.
Laura’s daughter Eliza was a bridesmaid at William’s marriage to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and all step siblings have been spotted at one another’s weddings.
However, neither Tom or Laura are particularly common sightings at royal events.
Tom explained on Good Morning Britain that he and his sister were “not quite part of the royal family to be honest”.
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He explained: “My mother married into it. She’s part of it.
“We’re the common children. We’re just on the side.”
Charles may bestow royal titles upon his stepchildren when if he ascends to the throne.
The next in the line of succession may be crowned Charles III and at the age of 70 is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
He is not the oldest heir apparent in the world with Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, the younger half-brother of the current Emir, being 82 years of ages.
Conversely, Bhutan’s Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuk, the eldest son of the King, is just three years old.
As well as being the King of the United Kingdom, Charles will also be the monarch of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey and Isle of Man as crown dependencies.
Charles will also be constitutional monarch over British Overseas Territories: Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Antarctic Territory, the British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The commonwealth realms of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu also see the British monarch hold the role of constitutional monarch as the Head of the Commonwealth.