Hello, ma’am, how well do you know the corgi-obsessed members of the royal family? Obviously, there’s the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Duchess Meghan, Duchess Kate, and a whole fleet of heirs and spares, but what about William and Harry’s sister, Laura Lopes?
Kay, fine, she’s their stepsister…but still, WHOMST IS SHE?
SHE’S DUCHESS CAMILLA’S DAUGHTER
Before she got together with Prince Charles, Camilla was married to Andrew Parker Bowles, aka this trotting thirst trap (sorry, quarantine has done really weird things to my personal taste):
Camilla and and Andrew had two kids, Tom Parker Bowles (you can study up on him this way) and art curator Laura Lopes. Here’s a pic of the whole
happy super-tense family at Charles and Camilla’s wedding:
SHE USED TO GET INTO “TERRIBLE FIGHTS” WITH WILLIAM
According to royal reporter Katie Nicholl’s 2010 book Harry and William, William and Laura did NOT get along back in the day.
“William and Laura used to have terrible fights over who was to blame for their broken homes,” Nicholl wrote. “William would blame Camilla for all the hurt she had caused his mother, which would send Laura into a rage. Laura was not having any of it. She would take a hard line and fire back at William, ‘Your father has ruined my life.’”
Um. Moving on!
SHE MARRIED A CASUAL ASTOR
Laura married *checks notes* former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes back in 2006, and while his technical job title is now “accountant,” he’s best described as a Very Fancy Person™. Not only is Harry the grandson of a baron, but he’s also related to the famously wealthy Astor family. How relatable!
HER DAUGHTER WAS IN WILLIAM AND KATE’S WEDDING
Laura actually has three kids (a girl and twin boys), but her daughter, Eliza, got to be a bridesmaid at William and Kate’s royal wedding. Here she is holding hands with Pippa Middleton:
And here she is dangling from Prince Charles’s arms atop a balcony:
SHE MIGHT GET A TITLE WHEN CHARLES IS KING
According to The Express, Charles “may bestow royal titles upon his stepchildren” when he “ascends to the throne.” In other words, Laura could become a duchess or a countess or a [insert fancy name here] when Charles becomes king. Cool, same.
SHE AND TOM SEEM *KINDA* SALTY
At least, based on an interview Tom gave with Good Morning Britain where he said they’re “not quite part of the royal family, to be honest” and added, “My mother married into it. She’s part of it. We’re the common children. We’re just on the side.”
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.