Big news for the Royal Family, arriving just for the holidays. For the first time, King Charles III will also invite Tom and Laura, Camilla Parker Bowles' children, born from her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, to the Christmas lunch at Sandringham House.
The Queen Consort's children will sit alongside William Prince of Wales and his wife Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, and of course their children. After 30 years Sarah Ferguson will also return, while it seems that in the end there will be no Harry and Meghan Markle.
Tom Parker Bowles is a food critic, while his sister Laura Parker Bowles owns an art gallery in London.
The rise of King Charles III to the throne
Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Philip of Edinburgh, Charles is the first British monarch to descend from Queen Victoria through two lines of succession: on his mother's side, through Edward VII, George V and George VI, and on his father's side , through her grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
He has had two marriages. The first, very famous, with Diana Spencer, from whom he divorced in 1996, and then with Camilla Shand. He was Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay from 1952 and Duke of Edinburgh from 2021 until accession to the throne in 2022.
He held the title Prince of Wales from July 1958 until accession to the throne l 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother. He was the heir to the British throne from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022 and this makes him the longest-serving heir to the throne in the history of the British Isles, having surpassed King Edward VII, who was heir to the throne of Queen Victoria since 1841 to 1901.
He is also the oldest sovereign of the United Kingdom ever at the time of his inauguration (73 years), having surpassed King William IV, who ascended the throne in 1830 at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 5 days. His and his wife Camilla's coronation took place on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey.