Spies posing as housekeepers in the Middleton house. Bristly encounters between the middle-class mother-in-law and the mistress-turned-royal spouse. And the toddler Prince George kept at arms-length from his grandfather Charles. It isn’t a soap opera – these are the rumored details of the Royal Family drama.
The latest drama: Prince Charles has allegedly been kept out of his grandson George’s life by the Middletons, Duchess Kate, and Prince William. The Royal Family has apparently been snubbed before now, but the “Middletonisation” of William has upset Prince Charles, reported the Daily Beast.
“So vexed is Charles about the so-called ‘March of the Middletons’ that he has complained to friends: ‘They never let me see my grandson.'”
The complaints, if true, sound quite common and not the kind of drama you’d expect to plague a Royal Family. And a royal spokesman denies them entirely, saying, “His Royal Highness enjoys an excellent relationship with (Prince George).”
There is plenty of speculation about why Prince Charles is being kept from Prince George. According to the International Business Times, Prince William is keeping Charles away to prevent a repeat of his own childhood – which was reportedly quite rigid and unhappy. Carole Middleton isn’t helping — she allegedly determines when the little prince naps and when and what he eats, earning her the nickname “Queen Carole.”
There are some black and white facts about the Royal Family’s relationship to the Middletons. Prince William and Kate spend a lot of time at Anmer Hall, their estate in Norfolk, and the Middletons visit quite a bit. But the royal couple haven’t spent much time at Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate, and last year, Kate chose to eat Christmas dinner with her parents and not with the Queen, as per tradition.
On Thursday, reports surfaced that the Royal Family drama has taken a new turn – to spying.
According to the Daily Mail, William and Kate’s housekeeper and gardener quit amid complaints that the Anmer household was “too middle class.” But Royal Family watchers believe there is another reason – the queen used the Anmer household staff to spy on William and Kate, IBT reported. Spurning these rumors: the housekeeper and gardener went to work the Queen after they left Anmer. A purported insider spilled the beans to a tabloid, IBT added.
“Kate’s greatest fear is that someone in her house could be spying on her. She knows the queen doesn’t fully trust her and staff members are quite loyal to the queen. Kate would hate for them to tell her anything they saw or heard.”
The Royal Family — the Queen, in particular — are also upset that Kate plans to move in with her mother after Prince George’s little brother or sister is born. The duchess is allegedly “sticking to her guns.” And the drama, or at least speculation about it, shall continue.
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