Princes William and Harry have a step sister that we practically know nothing about.
There are some people who are so famous that people recognize them no matter where they live in the world. Regardless of how you feel about the British Royal family, we are sure you know Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. Even though they get a lot of press time, the truth is that we do not know them at all. For one thing, not many people know that Prince William and Prince Harry have a stepsister!
She has never been in the spotlight yet she is part of the royal family: Laura Lopes, 41, is the step-sister of Princes Harry and William as she is the daughter of Prince Charles's wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. She's not as known to the general public but she is indeed part of the royal family.
Her father is Andrew Parker Bowles (her mother's first husband) and she joined the royal family in 2005 when her mother married Prince Charles. A year later, she married Harry Lopes. Then in 2008, she gave birth to her first child, Eliza, followed by fraternal twins Gus and Louis the year after.
Thus, her children are the cousins of George, Charlotte and Louis, the children of Kate and William and they'll be looking forward to greeting a new baby cousin when Harry and Meghan's baby arrives this spring.
Following Charles and Diana's divorce in 1996, Charles declared his relationship with Camilla to be 'non-negotiable,' even though it was seen in a negative light. He thus hired Mark Bolland, who he had already employed to improve his own image, to refurbish Camilla's.
Camilla later meeting the Queen was seen as a seal of approval, and surveys conducted in the UK showed that most would support a marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla. On February 10, 2005 the two officially announced that they were engaged, and were permitted to wed with the permission of the queen, the government, and the Church of England. They were married at the Windsor Guildhall town hall on April 5th.
Laura Lopes works today as an art curator; she was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, she managed the Space Gallery in London's Belgravia, and is a co-founding partner and gallery director at the Eleven gallery in London.