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Did You Know Prince William and Harry Have Step Siblings?

Updated on June 16, 2020
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Khalil Ur Rehman is a student of Computer Science in FAST-NUCES who writes articles based of extensive research on topics. Tea Lover!

The Royal family enjoys all the publicity and fame for hundreds of years. Similarly, Prince Harry and Prince William had all eyes on them since their birth. The royal weddings are one of the most-watched events on the planet. Over 2 billion people watched Prince William and Kate Middleton getting married live. Also, 1.9 billion people watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live.

Tom Park Bowles - Stepbrother

While Prince William and Prince Harry had all the eyes on them, there is one person who stayed out of the limelight: Prince William and Harry’s stepbrother, Tom Parker Bowles. People thought they knew all about the Royal Family because they are always on news but nobody noticed their stepbrother.

Tom Parker Bowles is the stepchild of Prince Charles. Also, Tom’s sister Laura is the stepsister of Prince William and Harry. Both Tom and Laura were born to Camilla during her first marriage with Andrew Parker Bowles before Prince Charles.

Tom Parker Bowles is a 45-year-old writer and a professional chef. Tom was born on December 18, 1974, in London, which makes him eight years older than stepbrother Prince William and ten years older than younger step-sibling Prince Harry. He was the editor of Esquire, and he also wrote seven popular cookbooks. Tom launched food delivery services like Meals on wheels! And the Takeaway Guy during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The services got very famous because it offered delicious meals and quick delivery service. They provided meals to people who worked on the front-line against COVID-19.

Tom’s family includes two children and a wife. Tom’s wife, Sara Buys, is a fashion editor. Tom’s wedding took place on 11 September 2005, Prince William and Harry both attended the wedding.

Tom technically belongs to the royal family through distant roots. However, he thinks the other way round. Tom revealed in Good Morning Britain that he and his sister are not part of the royal family. In a time where everyone wants to be somehow connected to the royal family due to fame, Tom denies his part in the royal family.

He stated, “My mother married into it. She’s part of it. We’re the common children. We’re just on the side.”

Its also been revealed by The Express that when Prince Charles took the throne, he had plans to bestow the royal titles to his step-children. Later, the plans never came into action. One reason may be they refused to take the titles in denial. Tom Parker has demanded no fame or limelight that explains his down-to-earth personality.

Laura Lopes - Stepsister

Tom’s sister, Laura Lopes was born on January 1, 1978, that makes her four years older than her stepbrother Prince William and six years older than her younger step-sibling Prince Harry. She is an English art curator. She graduated from Oxford. Laura Lopes got married to Harry Lopes on May 6, 2006. Her family comprises three children and a husband. Harry Lopes is a chartered accountant and founder & CEO at Eden Renewables LLC. Laura is also the Co-founder of London’s Eleven Gallery. Following Tom, Laura also never cashed her claims being a part of the royal family because she accepts the truth of being just a child of an ordinary British Army Officer.

Although Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes are not a part of the royal family they have cordial terms with the family. Prince William and Harry attended weddings of their step-siblings. Also, Tom and Laura were seen in events involving the royal family. Some old photographs taken inside the royal palace shows Tom and Laura visiting the royal family often.

Prince William and Harry stay mostly in the spotlight, but they are reluctantly talking about their step siblings. Partly because they don’t want any controversies to rise against the royal family and partly because both Tom and Laura deny having direct roots in the royal family. Also, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla never brought up any concerns in deliberately trying to make Tom and Laura the part of the royal family. However, Tom and Laura are getting popular because of their ties found with the royal family.

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Khalil, you're welcomed.

    • KhalilWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Khalil Ur Rehman 

      13 months ago from Lahore

      Thankyou for reading my article Meibakagh. It also amazed me.

    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      13 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Khalil, I though every marital affair of Britain's royal family was straight. This story is unique. Thanks.

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