Why Royals step-sister lead a relatively private life despite her royal connections?


LAURA Lopes, the step-sister of Prince William and Prince Harry, manages to lead a relatively private life despite her royal connections but is set to be thrust into the spotlight when her step-dad Prince Charles is crowned King.

Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles, 46, was also in attendance.

Their father Andrew Parker Bowles, 81, was married to Camilla, 73, for more than 20 years.

As well as being a wife and a mother to three young children, Laura is an established art curator.

Having managed The Space Gallery in Belgravia, London, she progressed to co-founded Eleven Fine Art and managed the site for a decade.

Laura and Harry Lopes on their wedding day

Laura and Harry Lopes on their wedding day (Image: GETTY)

After completing an internship at Peggy Guggenheim in Venice Laura managed Eleven Fine Art for 10 years. Eleven showcased emerging and established artists.

The top job at the gallery in Twickenham, London, saw Laura oversee exhibitions to showcase emerging and established artists.

After studying History of Art and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University, she began her career by completing an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice.

She previously worked as a motoring correspondent for Tatler magazine.

Laura and Harry Lopes on their wedding day

Laura stands next to her mother Camilla at her wedding to Prince Charles (Image: GETTY)

When she is not working, Laura is often snapped brushing shoulders with celebrities at star-studded events such as film premieres and drinks receptions.

She is married to Harry Lopes, a graduate of Eton College, and the couple have three children.

The pair tied the knot at a ceremony at an Anglican church in Wiltshire in May 2006.

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Camilla is believed to be close to her daughter Laura (Image: GETTY)


Laura’s daughter Eliza at Kate and William’s wedding (Image: GETTY)

The bride donned a gown by Anna Valentine, the designer behind her mother’s dress for her second wedding to Charles.

The couple were guests at Prince William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011 and Prince Harry and Meghan’s nuptials in May 2018.

Laura and Harry’s daughter Eliza, 13, served as bridesmaid to the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day.

Prince Charles and Camilla's timeline

Prince Charles and Camilla’s timeline (Image: EXPRESS)

They are also parents to twin boys, Gus and Louis, aged 11.

Camilla is known to be close to her daughter and revealed that the pandemic had been difficult for her because she couldn’t see her grandchildren.

As well as Laura’s three youngsters, Camilla has two grandchildren from her son Tom.

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Camilla and her son Tom and daughter Laura at the races (Image: GETTY)

He has two children with his ex-wife Sara Buys.

After splitting in 2018 following 13 years of marriage, Tom began dating former journalist Alice Procope.

Earlier this year she passed away after a battle with cancer.


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