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Royal baby: How will Camilla navigate being a step-grandmother?

Published by Wednesday Martin
The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out about what a brilliant grandfather Prince Charles will be. But how will her role as step-grandmother to the future king work out?
The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out about what a brilliant grandfather Prince Charles will be. But how will her role as step-grandmother to the future king work out?

All of England seems to have a stake and an interest in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newborn son. After all, who can resist a baby - especially a royal one? For centuries, babies have had an incredible ability to knit together families, communities and even nations. 


Dad's getting wed? How to cope as an adult stepchild

Published by Wednesday Martin
When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common: they formed a uniquely modern stepfamily.
When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common: they formed a uniquely modern stepfamily.

When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common. They formed a stepfamily of a particular sort - one uniquely modern, every day more widespread yet significantly “under the radar.” Each had adult offspring - the now-Duchess’s son was 31 and her daughter 27, while Princes William and Harry were 22 and 20, respectively.