Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton appear to have a close relationship at the moment. But things haven’t always been like this when the latter first joined the royal family.

In fact, it has been revealed that Camilla thought Middleton was too common to be a part of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first met at the University of St. Andrews and fell in love.

Prince Charles and Camilla, on the other hand, have been together for years before they tied the knot. Their bond seemed unbreakable because even while they were plagued with criticisms for having an affair, they still chose to stay together.

In the book “Game of Crowns,” royal author Christopher Anderson discussed the dynamic between the rivalry between Camilla and Middleton. She said that the issues between the two female royals became so big that the Duchess of Cornwall went as far as encouraging Prince Charles to convince Prince William to break up with Middleton.

“I’ve been covering the Royal Family for 40 years. I have people telling me information about what’s going on behind the scenes – some on the record, some not – and I’ve always protected them and they’ve been wonderful,” he told the Daily Beast.

During the interview, Anderson also revealed that he was in London when news broke that Prince William and Middleton have called it quits – again. He was shocked and completely stunned because he and everyone else thought that it was only a matter of time before Prince William would propose to Middleton.

“And then people started telling me Camilla was behind it. Camilla is a bit of snob… She’s an aristocrat, she has always been moving in Royal circles. She had always thought of herself as the heiress to Alice Keppel, her great-grandmother, who was the mistress of Edward VII,” he said.

Anderson also said that Camilla didn’t see Middleton as someone who was worthy of joining the royal family because she was a working-class woman.

Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton
Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton return in a horse-drawn carriage after attending the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour' on Horseguards parade in London on June 9, 2018. Getty Images/Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP