Family & Pets

Fri, 1 Mar, 2019Basmah Qazi

Prince William and Prince Harry’s step-siblings you never see in the spotlight

The royal family members are some of the most recognisable personalities in the world, with the main members of the monarch frequenting major events.

The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan currently hold the most important roles throughout the monarch, but what about the lesser known, extended family members?

They may be close to the royal family, but they remain very much in the background. We’re talking about Prince William and Prince Harry’s step-siblings.

After Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005, he also welcomed her children from her previous marriage.

Tom and Laura – Camilla’s two children from her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles – have created a name for themselves in their own right.

Tom Parker Bowles, 45, is a successful food writer and critic, and also stars as a judge on Nine’s Family Food Fight.

But despite knowing his way around the kitchen, he has mentioned how he refuses to cook with his mother.

“My mother and I argue in the kitchen. If we were on Family Food Fight we’d last five minutes,” he said in 2018.

Tom has two children of his own with his wife Sara Buys – a 12-year-old daughter, Lola, and a nine-year-old son, Freddy.

Prince William and Harry’s remaining step-sister is Laura Lopes, 41, who in 2006, married accountant Harry Lopes.

Despite being linked to the most famous family in the world, Laura chooses to keep a low profile but is known to share a close relationship with her step-brothers.

Both William and Harry, along with Kate, were present at Laura’s wedding.

During Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, Laura’s daughter Eliza was one of the bridesmaids and was photographed with Prince Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Laura is also a mother to twin boys, Gus and Louis, 10.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Prince William and Harry’s lesser known step-siblings.