William and Harry have a step-brother and sister you probably knew nothing about
21 April 2023, 15:55
Camila, Queen Consort, has two children with her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles.
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However, one thing many people – including you – might have missed is that the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex have a step-brother and step-sister.
Of course we're talking about the Camilla the Queen Consort's son and daughter, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles.
Both Laura and Tom were in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral at Westminster Abbey and will also play a big role in the King's coronation in May.
Before Camilla wed King Charles III, she was married to Andrew Parker Bowles, a former British Army Officer.
Camilla and Andrew wed in July of 1973 before divorcing in 1995, 22 years later.
During her marriage to Andrew, Camilla welcomed two children; Tom in December 1974 and Laura in January 1978.
When Camilla and Charles wed in 2005, their families were united and the William and Harry gained new family members.
William, Harry, Laura and Tom were all in attendance at the wedding of their parents, and even posed for professional portraits together.
Laura is an art curator who studied History of Art and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University.
She is married to chartered accountant Harry Lopes, who she wed in 2006. Harry, William and Kate Middleton were all in attendance at the wedding.
Laura has since welcomed three children; Eliza, Louis and Gus.
As for Harry and William's step-brother, Tom is a food writer, food critic and author of seven cookbooks.
In 2005, Tom married fashion writer Sara Buys. In December 2021 it was reported that Tom and Sara had separated, however, details have not been made public.
The pair have two children together; Lola, born in October 2007, and Freddy, born in February 2010.
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