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Prince William reveals Queen Camilla really loves to ‘spoil’ her grandchildren

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Prince William recently shared heartwarming insights into Queen Camilla’s love for spoiling her grandchildren.

In a candid interview, Prince William opened up about Queen Camilla’s penchant for showering her grandchildren with love and affection.

Queen Camilla may be known to the public as Camilla, Queen Consort, but before that, she is a doting grandmother to many grandchildren and the insight she’s given into her grandparenting duties proves she knows how to have fun with them.

Like many grandparents, Camilla revealed that she often undertakes ‘babysitting duties’ for her grandkids! However, with her busy schedule, we can assume she isn’t like most grandparents who look after their grandchildren while their parents are at work – she’s got her hectic duties with The royal family to worry about.

Through her marriage to Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall counts the Cambridge children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and the Sussex children Archie and Lilibet, as her step-grandchildren. But she also has five grandchildren through her children Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes: Lola, Frederick, Eliza, Gus and Louis. Camilla is a devoted grandmother, and in a recent interview, she touched upon her close relationship with all of her grandchildren.

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To mark her 75th birthday in 2022, Camilla told British Vogue that she loves to “spoil” her grandchildren and that she frequently picks one granddaughter up from school when she is nearby to spend some quality time together.

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She said to the magazine’s Giles Hattersley: “You know the nice thing about being a grandmother is that you can spoil them occasionally, give them more of the things that their parents forbid them to have. “One’s at a school very near my house, so when I am in Wiltshire and her parents are away, I can nip over and pick her up and take her home.

In addition to texting and spending time together after school, reading is a big part of Camilla’s royal work, and she has spoken about how she involves her grandchildren in the pastime too.

But whether or not they have pink, blue, purple, or orange hair, Camilla adores her grandkids and her role as grandmother. “I’d recommend it to everybody,” she said in a 2018 documentary when asked about being a grandmother. “It’s very nice because you haven’t got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won’t allow them to have and then give them back again.”

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Spoiling them seems to be an important part of Camilla’s grandparenting duties, making her the grandparent who science has found is more likely to spoil their grandchildren than the other. She joked when visiting the headquarters of British jewellery designer Monica Vinader that her granddaughters had ‘started dropping quite a lot of hints about things they would like for their birthdays’ when they found out she was meeting the iconic designer – what a perfect gift!

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Kate reveals how her mum, Carole, is a tower of strength whenever Prince William is away

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Kate Middleton finds solace in the unwavering support of her mother, Carole Middleton whenever Prince William is away.

Carole Middleton has been a pillar of strength to Prince William and Kate.

Carole Middleton has been a rock for her family following her daughter’s cancer diagnosis, and has been praised for playing a vital role behind what has been one of the Royal family’s most turbulent periods in recent times Carole Middleton, mum to Kate and mother-in-law to Prince William, has been a pillar of strength for her family following Kate’s cancer diagnosis. On 22 March, Princess Kate courageously shared her cancer news with the world. Now, she is focusing on getting better while taking a break from public duties.

Carole has been there to provide the young family with the “three Rs” She’s come to the rescue, provided reassurance, and has been a rock to Catherine and William as they come to terms with the news. The source added: “Carole has been the driving force keeping the family together with minimum fuss and maximum modesty. She’s ferried and fetched George, Louis and Charlotte, taken them to school sports matches and given them endless support. She’s been a real Mary Poppins-like figure.”

Also read: Carole Middleton has the sweetest thing to say about son-in-law, Prince William.

Mother and daughter have always had a good relationship, without any of those flare-ups that are typical in the teenage years, say those who know the Middletons. Their closeness only increased the day Kate came home and announced she was dating a Prince. “You can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger,” said the Duchess in her engagement interview. When the relationship threatened to overwhelm her it was to Carole she turned for support since she was unable to confide in her friends like most girls.

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Kate has often spoken fondly of her close relationship with her mother, highlighting Carole’s role as a pillar of support in her life. Whether it’s managing the demands of royal engagements or navigating the challenges of family life, Kate knows she can always count on her mum to be there for her.

Beyond offering emotional support, Carole also plays an active role in the lives of her grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. With Prince William away, Carole steps in to help with childcare duties, providing a nurturing and loving environment for the young royals.

In addition to her role as a mother and grandmother, Carole has also become a trusted confidante for Kate. The two share a close bond, and Kate often turns to her mother for advice and wisdom, especially during times of uncertainty or difficulty.

Also read: Royal fans are curious about the title Carole Middleton will get when William becomes King.

Her husband knows how much she values her family and he is fond of them too. “William appreciates his in-laws’ home and lifestyle,” says royal author Penny Junor. “It’s so different from the way he was brought up and loves the fact that there aren’t loads of footmen and butlers everywhere. It’s a normal house, where everyone sits down to lunch together. And it’s a happy home.

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What was Catherine’s net worth before she married Prince William and what is it now?

What was Kate Middleton's net worth before she married William and what is it now?

Kate Middleton’s Net Worth Was Enormous Before Joining the Royal Family—and Now It’s Even Bigger.

So, What Is Kate Middleton’s Total Net Worth?

Princess of Wales and next in line to be Queen, Kate married into a generationally wealthy family whose working members get official expenses covered by proceeds from their vast land holdings, and she and her husband have only gotten wealthier during their marriage.

It’s not possible to determine the exact net worth of a royal, but CelebrityNetWorth pegs Kate’s current net worth at an estimated $10 million. Her husband’s net worth, calculated by the same source, is $100 million—an estimate that doesn’t appear to include a private estate reportedly worth more than $1 billion.

Although the princess was technically a commoner prior to marrying Prince William, she comes from a wealthy family. The Middletons own a popular party supply business called Party Pieces, and their shared net worth is about $50 million. 

Also read: Royal fans are curious about the title Carole Middleton will get when William becomes King.

Regardless, on top of being the inspiration behind Party Pieces (Carole says she got the idea while planning Kate’s fifth birthday party), Kate worked for the brand before joining the royals. Speaking to SheerLuxe, Carole explained that “Pippa wrote our ‘Party Times’ blog, James did the cakes when he first left school, and Catherine developed our first birthday and baby category.” In other words, it seems likely that Kate has a stake in the family biz—for better or for worse.

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Kate’s net worth (not counting everything Wills brings to the table) is $10 million per Celebrity Net Worth—which is a lot less than her sister Pippa Middleton has in the bank (she has a net worth of $50 million, in part because of her husband’s majorly wealthy family) but a lot more than some other royals like Princess Eugenie (who has a net worth of $4.6 million).

But now that her father-in-law, King Charles, has taken over as Britain’s newest monarch, we want to know: Did this change her financial status?

When King Charles III ascended the British throne, Princess Catherine and her husband became the Prince and Princess of Wales. Fortunately for them both, that meant a change for their bank accounts as well. One big financial perk was that they inherited the $1.2 billion Duchy of Cornwall estate, as well as a special Welsh home from King Charles.

Also read: Ever wondered what happens to Kate Middleton’s old clothes?

Queen Elizabeth left the vast majority of her priceless jewellery collection for Princess Catherine, and it’s reportedly worth billions of pounds. However, royal expert Katie Nicholl explained that there’s a “pecking order.” She told Marie Claire, “There is a hierarchy in all of this. The Queen Consort, really, gets the first choice of the Queen’s jewellery. And after that is Princess of Wales, of course, Kate.”

The late monarch’s iconic jewellery collection includes tiaras, crowns, necklaces, brooches, earrings and more. All we can say is, wow.

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Royal fans are curious about the title Carole Middleton will get when William becomes King

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Carole Middleton has been a huge support to her daughter, famously helping orchestrate her marriage to the future King.

As a royal fan have you ever wondered what title Carole Middleton will get when William becomes the King?

If you’re wondering what Kate Middleton’s mother’s royal title will be when William takes the throne, you might be disappointed. There’s increasing chatter about the next chapter of the British royal family as the 75-year-old King Charles undergoes treatment for an undisclosed kind of cancer. The monarch immediately began treatment, and in the months since, there has been much speculation about how his condition has progressed—with some sources even claiming that his health is “not good.”

Royal expert Katie Nicholl hit back against these reports. “There have been claims in some media outlets that the king is not doing well in his cancer battle. I think the announcements out of the palace and… the king’s imminent return to public duties should stop such nonsense in its track, quite frankly,” Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. Though as the Kind’s eldest son, William will become king eventually, which means Catherine will be queen. Here’s what that means for Kate Middleton‘s mother’s royal title.

Also read: Prince William made a small request from Carole Middleton before King Charles’ coronation.

Kate Middleton’s mother won’t get a royal title, according to reports, quite simply because she’s not a royal. Per the Royal Family website, the monarch is the “fountain of honor” in the UK and has the “sole right” of conferring titles of honor. However, it’s understood that new hereditary peerages are typically only granted to members of the Royal Family. 

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Carole won’t receive the title of Queen Mother, either, because that is reserved for someone who is the mother of the current monarch and the widow of the former King. The last Queen Mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and wife of King George VI.

Even Queen Camilla won’t receive the title if she is widowed when Prince William ascends to the throne, as she’s not Prince William’s mother. She would, however, become a Dowager Queen or Queen Dowager should Charles pass away during his reign.

Carole and her husband Michael are said to be facing serious debt that they are reportedly unable to pay off. According to The Times newspaper, the couple cannot come up with the “£260,000 (over $329,000) insolvency firm costs” for their struggling business, The Party Pieces Company. The company, founded in 1987 by the Middletons, went into administration last June, owing creditors £2.6 million.

According to insiders quoted in Us Weekly, Carole is trying to protect her daughter from the family’s money woes, with the desire for Catherine to focus solely on getting better. “Carole is desperately trying to keep Catherine fully focused on her recovery,” a source told Us.

Also read: Carole Middleton has the sweetest thing to say about son-in-law, Prince William.

“It’s a very worrying time for the family but they are not looking for any assistance from their children and don’t want them to worry.” The source continued: “Catherine and her parents are very close and they always check in with each other, but talk about the business is off limits as she needs to focus on her health.”

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Prince William reveals Princess Charlotte’s favourite ‘dad joke’

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Prince William turned up at a West Midlands school to surprise a student who had penned a personal letter to him about mental health.

The importance of treating mental health with the same emphasis as physical health is a cornerstone of Prince William and Kate’s charity work.

Prince William just gave a glimmer into Princess Charlotte’s sense of humour. The Prince of Wales, 41, revealed during a visit to St. Michael’s Church of England High School in Sandwell on April 25 to hear about their mental health initiatives. During a small group session to record for the school radio show, Prince William was asked to share a “dad joke,” but he opted to quote a classic that is a current hit with his 8-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte.

“I am here with the gang talking about male mental health, and I’ve been asked to produce a dad joke. I was trying to channel Jack Whitehall because most of his jokes are pretty dad-like,” the royal began referring to the British actor and comedian, as seen in a video shared to X by Rebecca English of the Daily Mail.

“I think what I’ll do is say a joke that is Charlotte’s favourite joke at the moment, that she keeps telling me,” he told the pupils, adding that they’d have to interact for it to work. “Knock knock,” Prince William began. “Who’s there?” the students replied in unison.   “Interrupting cow,” Prince William continued.

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As the kids started to reply, “Interrupting cow who?” Prince William interjected with “Moo!” prompting giggles from the group. “That’s the one I hear a lot of at home at the moment,” said the royal dad, who shares Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, 6, with his wife, Kate Middleton. “That’s the greatest one I can think of that’s clean and broadcastable,” he added with a laugh before receiving a compliment from one special student. “It’s good, it’s good!” said 12-year-old Freddie Hadley, who sat next to the Prince of Wales.

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St. Michael’s Church of England High School came on the royal’s radar after Freddie wrote a letter to Prince William and Princess Kate, 42. Freddie invited the royal couple to the school’s celebrations for World Mental Health Day in October 2023.

King Charles’ elder son replied with a personal message on X: “Good afternoon Freddie, I’m so sorry Catherine and I can’t be with you and the rest of the students at St Michael’s today. Tackling mental health challenges and stigmas head-on is so important, please keep up this important work.”

Prince William signed the message “W,” indicating that the note came directly from him. On April 25, the pair finally got to meet when the royal visited the school, where Prince William told Freddie, “Your letter worked.”

Prince William saw firsthand the Matrix Project work, which Freddie highlighted in his letter for bringing boys aged 11 to 14 together to develop ideas and projects to tackle mental health challenges. He joined a session with some of the boys and was told how they launched the #AmIManlyEnough campaign to encourage men to communicate their feelings and tackle taboos surrounding mental health.

Also read: Honouring the Queen: 5 Ways Catherine and Prince William proudly follow in her footsteps.

Freddie tells PEOPLE that it was a “massive shock” to see Prince William arrive at his school. “He is a very nice guy,” the student says. “When I sat down with him about what we do in school with our Matrix Project, I got more comfortable and I felt like I got into his way of thinking about it. He asked us about why we do our stuff and why he is an advocate for male mental health.”

Freddie adds that William “said from working with charities for mental health he realizes — as he’s a male himself — he’s gone through those things before. He realizes it is such a massive thing in today’s society, and he wanted to step up and get these issues sorted out.”

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