Originally Posted by Princess Mara
May I ask a question that is puzzling me, since I am still in the process of getting caught up on the old history of the BRF. Why is Camilla's family protected at all costs, but the Middletons are treated so shabbily? Why is the same protection afforded to Camilla's children in the press not afforded to the Middleton's? I mean, Camilla's history with her prior husband with all his affairs, her affair, etc. is worthy of being torn apart in the press, certainly, even at this late a date. What have the Middleton's done? Nothing. It seems as if they have to walk an impossible line.
Why would want Camilla's children to be torn apart by the press?
The media tore them apart when they were children.
Tom was 17 and Laura was 14 when the media started to attack them.
The Parker Bowles were trashed in the media. Tom and Laura were chased as children. In the interview Tom describes being hounded by the press as a teenager. The press went after everyone with the Parker Bowles name including Simon Parker Bowles, Richard Parker Bowles, Emma Parker Bowles, Andrew Parker Bowles and Camilla's children.
Tom was 17 and Laura was 14. Emma was 17. Simon's sons, Luke was 14 and Sam was 11.
All were harassed as children.
The press hounded the entire family. Andrew's sister Mary Ann said her children were lucky as they did not carry the Parker Bowles surname and were not harassed.
The media had no problem chasing down and harassing the Parker Bowles children.
Camilla's children were hounded for years.
The Middleton's have never been chased down.
There is also a very big difference between the Middletons and Tom.
Tom is Camilla's son. His career puts him in the public.
Carole and Mike Middleton careers are private.
Carole and Mike are Catherine's parents.
Camilla's parents, Rosalind and Bruce Shand did not give interviews.
Pippa and James are Catherine's siblings.
Annabel and Mark are Camilla's siblings.
Camilla's siblings did not speak to the press.
The Middletons have spoken to press more than Camilla's parents and siblings.
James talked about supplying treats to the Royal Family.
Also the Middleton have not known the Royal Family as long as Tom.
Tom has known Charles for 40 years.
His parents have known the Royal Family probably since infancy.
Camilla's sister has known Charles 40-50 years.
Camilla's brother knew Charles over 40 years.
Camilla's grandparents, Sonia and Roland Cubitt were friends of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (QEQM).
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended the ball to celebrate Rosalind's (Camilla's mother) debut.
Roland's mother was a friend of Queen Mary as was Sonia's mother.
Sonia and Roland's son had a royal godfather. Prince Henry the Duke of Gloucester was godfather to Henry Cubitt.
The Middleton are fresh meat for the press. Tom and his sister had more than their share of harassment from the press.