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Prince William And Prince Harry's Stepsister Laura Lopes Might Get A Royal Title Soon

Mehera Bonner
·3 min read

From Women's Health

  • Prince William and Prince Harry’s stepsister, Laura Lopes, is the daughter of Andrew Parker Bowles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

  • Camilla and Andrew had two kids, Tom Parker Bowles and art curator Laura Lopes.

Hello, ma’am, how familiar are you with the corgi-obsessed members of the royal family? Based purely on binge-watching The Crown, we know basically everything about the Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne , and Prince Charles—and let's not forget the modern-day royals like Prince Harry, Prince William, Duchess Meghan, and Duchess Kate. Oh, and their growing fleet of heirs and spares! But what about William and Harry’s sister, Laura Lopes?

Related: Why Isn’t Camilla Called a Princess Like Diana Was?

Kay, fine, she’s their stepsister…but still, WHOMST IS SHE?

She’s Duchess Camilla’s Daughter, That's Whomst

Before she got together with Prince Charles, Camilla was married to Andrew Parker Bowles, aka this trotting thirst trap (sorry, quarantine has done really weird things to my personal taste):

Photo credit: Anwar Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anwar Hussein - Getty Images

Camilla and Andrew had two kids, Tom Parker Bowles and art curator Laura Lopes. Here’s a pic of the whole happy super-tense family at Charles and Camilla’s wedding:

Photo credit: Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA - Getty Images

She Used to Get Into “Terrible Fights” With William

According to royal reporter Katie Nicholl’s 2010 book Harry and William, William and Laura did NOT get along back in the day:

“William and Laura used to have terrible fights over who was to blame for their broken homes. William would blame Camilla for all the hurt she had caused his mother, which would send Laura into a rage. Laura was not having any of it. She would take a hard line and fire back at William, ‘Your father has ruined my life.’”

Um. Moving on!

She Married a Casual Astor

Laura married *checks notes* former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes back in 2006, and while his technical job title is now “accountant,” he’s best described as a Very Fancy Person™. Not only is Harry the grandson of a baron, but he’s also related to the famously wealthy Astor family.

Photo credit: Tomos Brangwyn - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tomos Brangwyn - Getty Images

Her Daughter Was in William and Kate’s Wedding

Laura actually has three kids (a girl and twin boys), but her daughter, Eliza, got to be a bridesmaid at William and Kate’s royal wedding. Here she is holding hands with Pippa Middleton:

Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images

And here she is dangling from Prince Charles’ arms atop a balcony:

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

She Might Get a Title When Charles Is King

According to The Express, Charles “may bestow royal titles upon his stepchildren” when he “ascends to the throne.” In other words, Laura could become a duchess or a countess or a [insert fancy name here] when Charles becomes king.

Camilla Subtly Gives Her Shoutouts

Laura might not be a card-carrying member of the royal family YET, but Duchess Camilla has made it clear that she's a big part of her life by specifically including photos of Laura behind her during Zoom interviews. See that pic on the right? That would be a never-before-seen portrait from Laura's wedding.

She and Tom Seem *Kinda* Salty

At least, based on an interview Tom gave with Good Morning Britain, in which he said they’re “not quite part of the royal family, to be honest” and added, “My mother married into it. She’s part of it. We’re the common children. We’re just on the side.”

…Kay!

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