Rewind back to the 1970s. While Charles was still dating Diana’s sister, Camilla was planning a family of her own. In 1978 she had a baby girl, who would eventually become Prince William and Prince Harry’s step-sister and the stepdaughter of the future king of England.
Laura Parker Bowles. We suppose you’ve never heard of her. She has worked very hard to keep herself out of the spotlight and away from the tabloids. She had traveled the world, owned some art galleries in London, and has a pretty calm and fulfilled existence. Having said that, there has always been something missing in her life.
No Need for Hiding
Four years later, in 1999, Charles and Camilla exposed their love to the world. The public's reaction was one thing to handle, however, the queen's reaction was a much bigger deal. At that point, Queen Elizabeth refused to acknowledge her son's choice.
More than a year later, the queen would accept to be present in the same room with Charles and Camilla. And when she did eventually do so, it was her way of silently approving.
Wedding Bells Rang Again
35 years after they first met, Prince Charles married his Princess Camilla. Queen Elizabeth never attended. Did she know something we didn't? Prince William and Prince Harry were welcoming their father's wife into their lives too.
They were aware of their parents' history, and they knew all about the gossip and the past each one of them carried, however, they weren't prepared for everything this new package would bring with it. Camilla wasn't the only new person they were welcoming into their lives.
The Famous Four
During their younger years, Laura and her brother Tom have had their share of tumultuous relations within their family. They managed to keep away from the headlines, however, Harry and William were not exactly their preferred cup of tea.
Apparently, William and Harry blamed Laura and Tom for their parents' devastated marriage. They were barely communicating, and things weren't looking good for the future relationship between the lot.
The years went by, and they all grew up, learning that not everything you read is related to the truth and that there is more to what went on between their parents than they will ever know and understand.
The first sign that things were improving between Laura and her two stepbrothers was when the most exciting royal wedding of the 2000s was coming up. William was about to marry Kate Middleton, the mark of a new era.