Kate Middleton’s parents reportedly made Prince Charles crestfallen when they left him out of preparations for Prince George’s birthday party years ago.
Working royals have been known to have their activity schedule planned months in advance. They have busy schedules and should plan personal days ahead. Birthday parties in the Royal Household are no exception, as everyone is encouraged to help with the preparations.
However, Prince George’s birthday party in 2017 reportedly left the Prince of Wales upset because he had little to do to help. Kate Middleton’s parents, Carole and Michael, resumed preparations out of respect for her busy schedule.
But Prince Charles would have misinterpreted their thoughtfulness. A source told the Daily Star: “Carole organized everything and Charles and Camilla were of course invited. He went because he wasn’t ready to miss but Camilla didn’t. Apparently she had other commitments.”
The insider added that the future king “didn’t want to miss his grandson’s birthday.” However, “the fact that this was all basically a Middleton event with Carole orchestrating the whole thing is exactly what upsets him.”
This would have contributed to the resentment that Prince Charles feels for the parents of Kate Middleton. Their feud is said to stem from the fact that her in-laws, who run their own business, have more free time to visit their grandchildren. While his busy schedule prevents him from seeing Prince George or his other grandchildren as much as he would like.
A family friend chimed in and said: “Charles feels rather left out. He spends very little time with his grandchildren and I know he’s upset about it because he said so.”
However, no one really knows what goes on behind the palace walls and the royals are known to be very private when it comes to their family. They often greet their family members online on their birthdays. As for Prince George, he will be nine years old on July 22. Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated their son’s milestone with a new portrait the Duchess took herself.