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"Jealous" King Charles Strikes a New Deal with Kate and William, Insiders Claim

The King is afraid that his heir is stealing the limelight away from him. 

While most of the public focus surrounding King Charles' relationships with his sons has been on the tension between himself and Prince Harry, there have also been some issues between him and his oldest son, Prince William. According to insiders, he is "jealous" of his heir and his wife, Kate Middleton, as they manage to steal the attention from him. But according to sources, he has struck up a new deal with the pair to remedy the situation. 

The King Is Worried Will and Kate Are Stealing Attention From Him, Source Claims


A source claims that since the Coronation, King Charles has been constantly compared to his beloved mother. And now he is worried that with Kate and Will's growing popularity, his reign will be negatively impacted. 

He Is "Jealous" of Them, Says an Insider


Royal columnist at The Daily Beast, Clive Irving, claims that Charles is very jealous of his son and daughter-in-law for their surging popularity. 

There's a "Feeling" That William "Understands" the "Reality" More Than Charles


"There's a great deal of feeling that William understands the mood and the reality on the ground far more than Charles ever will," Irving says. 

Charles Has Negotiated with Kate and Will


Irving claims that Charles has negotiated with his son and daughter-in-law to regain a degree of control.

They Reportedly Worked Out a Deal


"They worked out a kind of accommodation of how much limelight each is going to be allowed, because Charles is always very jealous of other people stealing his limelight," said Irving. 

They Can Have the Limelight 40 Percent and Him 60 Percent


Irving says the division may be around "maybe 40 percent (for the Waleses') and he keeps 60 percent. That seems to be the working arrangement."

Harry Also Claimed in "Spare" That His Father Was Jealous of the Couple


This isn't the first time Charles has been accused of being jealous of the couple. In Harry's book Spare, he claims the same thing. 

Charles Didn't Want Will and Kate "Getting Loads of Publicity"


Harry said William "did as much as Pa wanted him to do" which "sometimes that wasn't much, because Pa and Camilla didn't want Willy and Kate getting loads of publicity," in the book.

He Didn't Like Them "Drawing Attention Away From Them or Their Causes"


"Pa and Camilla didn't like Willy and Kate drawing attention away from them or their causes. They'd openly scolded Willy about it many times," he said. "Case in point: Pa's press officer berated Willy's team when Kate was scheduled to visit a tennis club on the same day Pa was doing an engagement. Wills told me that both he and Kate felt trapped, and unfairly persecuted, by the press and by Pa and Camilla."

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"He Had Experienced That Before"


Harry added that the reality was that his father, having dealt with his mother Diana, could not again face "a novel and resplendent" royal who would steal the limelight away from him and his wife and "dominate the monarchy" he wrote. "He had experienced that before, and he had no interest in letting it happen to him again," he wrote.