Tue, 11 Sep, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Why Camilla didn't want Prince William to marry Kate

Why Camilla didn't want Prince William to marry Kate

An author reveals that Prince William and Duchess Kate were nearly “broken up by Camilla".

It is said that the Duchess of Cornwall wanted her eldest step-son to end all ties with “pretty but dim” Kate, partly due to her “lowly” roots, reports The Sun.

The claims were made by author Christopher Anderson in his book: Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, And the Throne.

According to Anderson, Camilla did not approve of Prince William’s relationship with the now Duchess, and the two women failed to see eye to eye.

She allegedly also disapproved of Kate’s non-royal background, which made her “too lowly” to marry into the family.

While they seem to share a good relationship now, it is said that in the past, Camilla thought Kate to be “pretty, but rather dim".

The rivalry went so far that Camilla allegedly is said to have asked Prince Charles to convince his son to end things with Kate.

Anderson also claims that Camilla was jealous of Kate and felt threatened by her growing popularity and had concerns that the young couple would overshadow her and Charles.

While Prince William and Duchess Kate did go through a brief break-up while at university, whether it has something to do with Camilla is yet to be confirmed.

The two women seem to get along well now as they are regularly seen attending events together.