Camilla Parker Bowles once considered Kate Middleton 'pretty, but rather dim', claims book
Camilla was insanely jealous of young Kate and didn't like the fact that Kate and William were eclipsing her and Charles
The royal family is no stranger to public scandals and has had to pull through a fair share of vacuous gossip through the years. If that wasn't enough, the members of the royal family have also had to deal with family feuds brewing behind closed doors.
The latest of such feuds allegedly involves two important women in Prince Charles' life: his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
According to the book 'Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne', the Duchess of Cornwall initially wasn't that big a fan of Prince William's choice of bride. Although Camilla and Kate seem to get along pretty well now and make public appearances together on a variety of occasions, this was allegedly not always the case, reports RSVP.
In the book, the author Christopher Andersen claims that Camilla and Kate had quite a rocky relationship in the beginning. Camilla considered the Duchess of Cambridge to be "pretty, but rather dim", and was not quite happy with Kate's non-royal background, allegedly even thinking that Kate might just be "too lowly" to marry into the royal family.
The author also claims in his book that Camilla disapproved of Kate to such an extent that she wanted William and Kate to break up, and she allegedly even asked Prince Charles to intervene and somehow convince William to end things. It is also alleged in the book that Camilla was insanely jealous of young Kate and didn't like the fact that the young couple was eclipsing her and Charles.
When Prince William and a young Kate decided to take a break from their relationship, they had been together for about six years. According to the book, at the time of their break, Camilla argued that it was the wisest course of action for the duo. But the couple soon made up and were as in love as ever. In an interview with ITV news, William explained: "We were both very young."
"It was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up." In the same interview, Kate said: "I think I, at the time, wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person."
"You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realized, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn't think it at the time. Looking back on it."
The royals seem to have put those differences behind them, for now, and can be seen being quite civil and friendly towards each other in public.