Queen Consort Camilla Fears Kate Middleton 'Will Steal Her Thunder' During Upcoming Coronation, Spills Source
Queen Consort Camilla will be front and center at King Charles' coronation next spring, but she's nervous Kate Middleton will be the one people flock to.
"William and Kate have been tasked with convincing Charles to update and modernize the coronation to make it more contemporary," the insider spilled to Radar. "While it's a sacred day, they want to make it more exciting and less somber."
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"William and Kate's popularity is at an all-time high," an insider said of the couple. "The public is far more interested in seeing William and Kate and the children."
"She feels slighted that more attention is paid to Kate," the source continued. "She fears Kate will steal her thunder."
In February, prior to Queen Elizabeth's passing, the monarch revealed Camilla would be known as Queen Consort going forward.
“I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me," the 95-year-old announced on Saturday, February 5. “And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me. And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”
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This move seemed to irk Prince Harry, who is not close with Camilla.
"It is entirely possible that Harry was taken aback by his grandmother's announcement," royal expert Richard Kay claimed. "Sources close to William indicated that he was not part of the decision-making process, so it is, therefore, extremely unlikely Harry was. The story of the relationship between the brothers and the woman who never wanted to be their stepmother was always awkward and frequently tense."
Harry didn't even reach out to his stepmother — a deliberate move, according to author Tom Bower.
"Their insult was surely deliberate," he told The Sun. "It has been said by a number of people that Harry has always disliked Camilla and blamed her for wrecking his parents’ marriage. Perhaps the Sussexes’ deafening silence is Meghan’s way of declaring war."
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