Carole Middleton taught Prince William 'how a loving family works'

Prince William is lucky to have ‘second mum’ Carole Middleton who taught him ‘how a loving and supportive family works’ – while Harry and Meghan ‘lack experiences of stable relationships’, royal expert claims

  • Carole Middleton taught William ‘how a loving and supportive family works’
  • She is said to have acted as a second mother for the Duke, claims Angela Levin
  • While Prince Harry ‘hasn’t had that parental opportunity’, the author says 

Prince William’s ‘second mum’ Carole Middleton taught him ‘how a loving and supportive family works’ – but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘lack experiences of stable relationships’, according to a royal expert.

Carole, the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, has provided a ‘real sense of normality amid any chaos’ for the Duke of Cambridge since he married Kate in 2011, royal biographer Angela Levin told The Sun.

The 66-year-old founder of party supplies company Party Pieces is said to have acted as a second mother for Prince William, while his brother Prince Harry ‘hasn’t had that parental opportunity’, claimed the author.

It comes ahead of the warring brothers putting their differences aside on Thursday to attend the unveiling of a statue to their late mother Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday.

Prince William’s ‘second mum’ Carole Middleton taught him ‘how a loving and supportive family works’ – but Prince Harry (pictured left, with Prince William in 2018) and Meghan Markle ‘lack experiences of stable relationships’, according to a royal expert

Angela claimed that while the Duke of Cambridge adored his late mother, who died aged 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash when William was 15 and Harry 12, she was ‘relentlessly demanding’ on him.

However as an adult, he’s been accepted and supported by his mother-in-law, with the pair having become extremely close since he started dating Kate at university. 

Angela said: ‘William adored Diana and was drawn to her magnetic charm, but she was relentlessly demanding on him as a young child, describing him as her “closest confidant” and talking about her lovers, when it’s a mother’s duty to care for her son, not the other way round.

‘[Carole] made him feel secure, comfortable and protected and he didn’t have to worry about what he said or be responsible for her emotions.’

The author added that the prince learnt through Kate’s household how a ‘loving and supportive family works’. 

Carole (pictured with her husband Michael in 2013), the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, has provided a ‘real sense of normality amid any chaos’ for the Duke of Cambridge since he married Kate in 2011, royal biographer Angela Levin claimed

‘Harry hasn’t had that parental opportunity,’ Angela continued. ‘Both he and Meghan come from very damaged backgrounds… it must be hard for them to help each other and lack experience in how stable, strong, understanding relationships work.’

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been leaning on ‘immensely influential’ Carole since Prince Harry and Meghan left the royal family.  

Prince William and Kate looked to the businesswoman, of Berkshire, as a ‘stabilising and supportive force’, royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun.  

Meanwhile, another source told the publication that Prince William views his mother-in-law as his ‘second mum’ in the absence of Princess Diana.

The 66-year-old founder (pictured in 2019) of party supplies company Party Pieces is said to have acted as a second mother for Prince William, while his brother Prince Harry ‘hasn’t had that parental opportunity’, claimed the author 

They said: ‘William’s in-laws have become like second parents and Carole is almost a Diana-Type mum.’

The royal author said Prince William and Kate would feel increasingly pressured following the Duke and Duchess’ decision to step back from their royal duties.  

He said: ‘Carole will be a stabilising and supportive force in the background, looking after [her grandchildren] when needs be but also just being there for them.’

He went on to call her a power behind the throne, and said her influence on the Duke and Duchess was ‘immense.’ 

He also commented on the close bond between Prince William and former BA air hostess Carole and her husband Michael Middleton, who run the event supplies company Party Pieces.

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had been leaning on ‘immensely influential’ Carole (pictured in 2019 with her husband) since Prince Harry and Meghan left the royal family 

The royal expert said they had ‘provided a middle class down-to-earth haven for him’, and ‘helped to keep him grounded’.

He added that this may have been something Prince Harry had missed out on ‘because of the splintered nature’ of Meghan’s parents.   

A source close to the family told the publication that Carole has been like a ‘second parent’ for Prince William. 

The source claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Berkshire ‘quite a few’ times following the Sussexes departure from the UK.

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