Kate Middleton is focusing on her growing family, and walking a fine line with Queen Elizabeth. The Duchess of Cambridge, along with her mother, Carole Middleton, have been quietly making changes, and it appears Kate will continue her royal revolution as she plans a second homespun birthday party for Prince George. The big question is, are Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles welcome?
Prince George’s first birthday party was a family-oriented affair, described as a “low key tea party” befitting the Middleton family’s “middleclass” lifestyle. Kate and Carole created a Peter Cottontail themed party using décor you can (conveniently) purchase via the Middleton’s party planning company. It’s very likely Princess Charlotte’s first birthday party will embrace the same family-focused theme.
Prince George’s first birthday party broke royal tradition, which doesn’t seem to faze the Duchess or Prince William. Little George was the first royal, in living memory, to have both parents present for his first birthday. Queen Elizabeth’s mother was gone for her first birthday, The Duke of Edinburg was in Malta when Prince Charles’ turned one, and both Princess Diana and Prince Charles were in Canada for Prince William’s birthday.
You can put a safe bet that Kate Middleton, Prince William, and the bulk of the Middleton family will be present for Prince George’s second birthday and Princess Charlotte’s first birthday. However, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles may not be in attendance…or even welcome to the party. As CDL shared, Charles was away in Scotland for Prince George’s first birthday. It’s possible that Kate Middleton timed the party perfectly, ensuring Prince Charles and “The Other Woman,” Camilla Parker-Bowles, would not be able to attend.
In fact, according to recent rumors, Prince William has banned Camilla Parker-Bowles from seeing Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Globe claims that after Camilla was caught cheating on Prince Charles, William called the Duchess of Cornwall and informed her she is no longer allowed to see George or Charlotte. While Prince Charles hasn’t been directly banned, Camilla is part of his package. It will be very interesting to see if Camilla and Charles are at Prince George’s party.
Don’t be surprised if Prince George’s second birthday party is another homespun affair. Kate Middleton seems to be unwavering in raising the royal children with “middleclass” values to try and provide Prince George and Princess Charlotte with a “normal” childhood. A second party focusing on surrounding the royal children with Middleton family values would continue with the Duchess’ royal revolution that appears to be happening, despite the Queen’s protests.