Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter, made Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall feel rather "intimidated" after she joined the Royal Family, an author has claimed.
Penny Junor, a royal author, said Anne's conduct has left her sister-in-law feeling this way for years.
She suggested the struggles between the pair have partially been the result of the relationship the Princess Royal had with the Duchess's former husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, before they both married.
She also said Princess Anne is quite a 'tricky character', writes the Express.
Speaking to Channel 5, Ms Junor said: "The affair between Andrew and Anne came to nothing but I think they were hugely fond of each other. And they remain hugely fond of each other.
"And I think Camilla has always had a bit of a problem with that, partly because of the affair.
"But Princess Anne is quite a tricky character and she can be quite abrasive.
"Over the years, Camilla has been slightly intimidated by her."
Ms Junor pointed out Anne's relationship with Andrew Parker Bowles ultimately led to Camilla meeting her future second husband, Prince Charles.
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She continued: "It was while he was having a relationship with Princess Anne, that Camilla was introduced to Prince Charles and had a little fling with him.
"I guess there was an element of tit-for-tat in Camilla's relationship with Charles.
"There was the man she loved having a fling with Princess Anne. What's sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander."
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Prince Charles and Camilla broke up and she went onto marry Andrew in 1973.
The pair remained in touch and Camilla attended the Prince of Wales' wedding to Princess Diana in 1981.
Their close relationship proved to be a major point of contention between Diana and Charles, and their marriage ended in 1992.
In the mid-1990s, Prince Charles was later revealed to have resumed his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, who also divorced from husband Andrew in 1995.
Charles and Camilla made their public debut as a couple when they were pictured together attending the birthday celebrations for the Duchess of Cornwall's sister.
They were later granted permission to marry in a civil ceremony which the Queen did not attend.
Her Majesty did take part in a private dedicate that took place after the wedding at Windsor Castle and held a banquet in their honour.
The Prince of Wales and Camilla celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary while shielding from the coronavirus pandemic at Birkhall, Balmoral in April.
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