The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge might seem like they are getting along really well when seen in public events, but according to a new book, things a bit different behind closed doors.

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Christopher Andersen,  is a writer who has published 34 books and is mostly known for his biographies, has now published a new book called ‘Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne.’ In the book he claims that Camilla at some point did not want Prince William to marry a “pretty but dim” Kate because of her “lowly” roots.

In the book he calls Camilla – The Black Queen and Kate – The White Queen.

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“Young, gracious, smart, and stunning, the White Queen, known familiarly as just plain Kate, captured the world’s imagination even before she could officially lay claim to her royal lover’s heart,” the book reads. “Although she lacked both the pedigree and the experience of the Black Queen, she also proved to be inordinately patient — and a cunning survivor of royal dramas and court intrigue.”

The author added: “By marrying her Prince Charming and bearing two heirs, the White Queen cast the fate of the monarchy far into the future — perhaps as far as the next century. Beneath the surface, tensions mounted as the two queens-in-waiting protected the interests of their kings — the lackluster, benighted Prince of Wales and his wildly popular son — and their competing courts vied for the love of the people and the power that comes with it.”

UK’s Express reports that years ago Harry came to Camilla’s defence: “To be honest, she’s always been very close to me and William. She’s not a wicked stepmother. Look at the position she’s coming into. Don’t feel sorry for me and William, feel sorry for her.”

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He added: “She’s a wonderful woman and she’s made our father very, very happy which is the most important thing. William and I love her to bits.”

Scroll down to see more photos of Camilla and Kate over the years!

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