Kate and Camilla’s ugly clash over the crown

The two duchesses are in a battle royale to become the next queen!

As royals gathered for Prince Louis’ royal christening on July 9, it quickly became apparent that there was one very important guest missing: his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

A palace insider has explosively told OK! that Her Majesty’s absence was no mistake. 

‘It was a carefully orchestrated power move by Camilla Parker-Bowles to show her daughter-in-law who’s boss,’ an insider spills, adding that she’s terrified Duchess Kate and Prince William will overtake her and Prince Charles and seize the crown when the Queen passes. 

‘She’s doing everything she can to make sure that doesn’t happen.’ 


The Duchess of Cornwall, 71, ‘informed the queen that she’s happy to represent her at family occasions so she can rest and enjoy her twilight years,’ says the insider, noting that she also encouraged the monarch, 92, to skip the christening in light of the long list of royal appointments she has coming up. 

‘Camilla insisted Kate would understand, and the queen believed her and was grateful for that.’ 

But, OK! claims Kate ‘wasn’t even informed that the queen wasn’t coming until it was too late.’ 

While Kate, 36, didn’t want to ‘stir the pot’ on the day of the christening, the source told OK! she’s now ready to confront her stepmother-in-law.

‘Kate’s decided it’s time to stop being so polite,’ warns the insider. ‘She’s told William they need to fight back because they should be focusing on modernising the monarchy and ruling with integrity, which seems incapable of – and that this behaviour is proof of that.’ 


The royal family is yet to respond to OK!’s report.

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