Prince Charles had a shocking reaction to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour of Canada in 2011. And royal fans are wondering if he felt the same way with the royal couple’s Pakistan tour.

According to Daily Mirror, the heir to the throne was very pleased with the reception that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received during their 11-day tour of the country. But he was quite disappointed over the fact that not a lot of people turned out when he and Camilla Parker Bowles toured Canada in 2009.

Royal author Philip Dampier said that Prince Charles felt overshadowed by Princess Diana when the latter was still alive. And history seems to be repeating itself with his eldest son and Middleton.

“Some people may think he is jealous. I have always felt that as soon as William got married, Charles would feel sidelined. From that moment people would be less interested in what he has to say on issues such as the environment and architecture if, on the same day, Kate is wearing a new dress,” Dampier said.

Last year, royal historian and author Carolyn Harris said that when Prince Charles was much younger, he was overshadowed by Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana. And now that he’s older, he’s being overshadowed by his more popular sons.

But over the years it seems that Prince Charles’ outlook has changed. He has been very supportive of his sons’ endeavors. And he’s most definitely proud of what Prince William and Middleton achieved while they are in Pakistan.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embarked on their most complex tour this week, and they have been praised for their professionalism and dedication. A body language expert also talked about the couple’s demeanor and said that their love for each other has not changed.

Prince William and Middleton will return to London on Friday, Oct. 18, while Prince Charles will head to Japan on Oct. 22 on behalf of Her Majesty.

Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and Prince William during a visit to Dumfries House on March 5, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Getty Images/Danny Lawson