Camilla was instrumental in making Prince Charles closer to his sons, a royal expert claims

Camilla was “instrumental” in bringing Prince Charles closer to Prince William, who is “very grateful” to the Duchess for convincing her husband to put family first, the royal expert claims

  • Camilla is said to have been “involved” in Prince Charles becoming closer to his sons
  • William ‘grateful’ for urging Charles to ‘put family at the top of the agenda’
  • Katie Nicholl said William was grateful for his stepmother’s approach to family life

The Duchess of Cornwall was “instrumental” in helping Prince Charles bond with his sons – and Prince William is “very grateful” for encouraging her husband to “put family at the top of the agenda,” according to a royal Expert.

Royal commentator Katie Nicholl told 9Honey that the Duke of Cambridge, 40, is grateful for his stepmother’s approach to family life.

She said: “Camilla has done so much behind the scenes in helping Charles become closer to his two sons.

“I actually think the boys not only recognize that Camilla was good for their father and made him a happier, more contented man later in life, I think they probably also recognize that she had a lot to do with who.” Giving family a high priority for Karl.

“…And I think William is certainly very grateful to Camilla for that, because Charles is making a lot more time in his life now for his grandchildren.”

The Duchess of Cornwall was “instrumental” in helping Prince Charles grow closer to his sons – and Prince William (pictured with Prince Charles) is “very grateful” that she encouraged her husband to “put family at the top of the agenda.” to put”, one King expert has claimed

Royal commentator Katie Nicholl told 9Honey that the Duke of Cambridge, 40, is grateful for his stepmother's (pictured) approach to family life

Royal commentator Katie Nicholl told 9Honey that the Duke of Cambridge, 40, is grateful for his stepmother’s (pictured) approach to family life

The expert explained how Camilla, the mother of Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes, loves being a grandmother and is reminding her husband the Prince of Wales, 73, not to miss out on quality time with loved ones.

However, the royal author admitted that the relationship between Prince William and his stepmother hasn’t always been easy, for “very obvious reasons”.

But she insisted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now have a good and warm bond with Charles and Camilla.

However, with Prince Harry having stepped back from his royal duties, the royal expert admitted she is now unsure what his feelings are towards the Duchess of Cornwall – especially after he remained silent following the announcement that she would be crowned Queen would have.

Still, said Ms Nicholl, the Duke of Sussex, 37, was “very grateful to Camilla for making it happen [his wife] meghan [Markle] feel so welcome to the family’.

Elsewhere, the Duchess is the cover star of Country Life magazine after asking a photographer she knows well to take the picture - the Duchess of Cambridge

Elsewhere, the Duchess is the cover star of Country Life magazine after asking a photographer she knows well to take the picture – the Duchess of Cambridge

While his brother Harry remained silent on the matter, the Duke of Cambridge is said to have “supported” the Queen’s move to make his stepmother queen.

William wasn’t part of the decision-making process, the Daily Mail understands, but is “respectful” of the logic of his grandmother’s decision.

Sources said that initially – or indeed for a few years after her marriage to his father – William and Camilla’s relationship was not an easy one, the second in line to the throne being pragmatic about her role in his father’s life and now the future of the monarchy.

“The Duke is supportive,” a well-placed palace source confirmed to the Daily Mail.

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