Natalie Oliveri said the women had a close friendship which came to a head this week when the Duchess of Cornwall photographed her mother-in-law for a magazine cover. She argued their relationship developed after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ‘dramatic’ exit from frontline royal duties in 2020.
Ms Oliveri said the two women had similar, if quite privileged, rural backgrounds and were down to earth.
She wrote in 9Honey: “There is a powerful new duo in the British royal family, a ‘girl gang’ of two forged by their unique future titles and remarkably similar upbringings.
“Camilla and Kate’s warm friendship was in the spotlight this week when it was revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge photographed her mother-in-law for a magazine cover – at the Duchess of Cornwall’s request.
“Both women will one day hold the title of Queen Consort of England through their marriage to future kings, and although it will (hopefully) be a while yet, their paths are on the same trajectory.
“Camilla’s relationship with Kate has gone from strength to strength over the past decade.
“And it has only gone from strength to strength since Prince Harry and Meghan’s dramatic exit two years ago.
“It certainly helps that Camilla, 74, and Kate, 40, have similar interests and goals.
“And both seem to be naturally warm and good natured and, especially for two women who weren’t born into royalty, down to earth.
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“Neither Camilla nor Kate, nor Charles nor William were spared the wrath of the Sussexes.
“It’s no wonder Camilla and Kate have come together like never before, not only supporting their husbands, but doing what the Queen does best: keep calm and carry on.
“Over the past few months, Camilla and Kate’s united front has been there for the world to see.
“In February, Kate joined her in-laws for an event in London in connection with the Prince’s Foundation.
“While Trooping the Color during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge shared a carriage for the procession – although it wasn’t the first time this had happened.
“Weeks later, at the service of the Order of the Garter, at Windsor Castle, they were seated in the same carriage – which would have been at Camilla’s request.
“In the years since Kate married into the Royal Family, she and Camilla have attended many official engagements together, but lately they seem to have grown even closer.”