New book on royal family reveals rivalry between Camilla and Kate

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Queen Elizabeth 'tolerates' Camilla, says 'Game of Crowns' author

A revealing new book by author Christopher Andersen called Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate and the Throne -- released April 19th -- is giving us some insight into the lives of the 3 most powerful British royal women: the Queen, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Making a few bombshell accusations -- that the Queen simply "tolerates" Camilla at this point, it's sure to be a juicy read. Shedding light on the rivalries within the royal family, the book begins in a fictional future, where Queen Elizabeth has died and Charles becomes King. He goes against his word and makes Camilla his Queen, resulting in the pair becoming so unpopular that Charles is pushed to abdicate the throne to his son, William.

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New book on royal family reveals rivalry between Camilla and Kate
One of our all-time favorites, this Jenny Packham gown she wore in 2012 is just perfection.
Her custom-made Jenny Packham frock for showing off newborn Prince George was simple, pretty and just right.
Duh, a list of her best looks couldn't possibly exclude her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown!
Kate's white eyelet Zimmermann dress was one of our favorite looks of the royal tour.
We know Kate loves lace (and so do we) so we were big fans of this Erdem dress with lace-accented shoulders.
We loved her canary yellow Jenny Packham dress, even if the wind at the Calgary International Airport sought to fight with it! 
During her first pregnancy Kate was radiant in polka dots -- plus the dress is from Topshop, so it's even better!
Kate looked lovely at the BAFTA awards in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
One of everyone's favorite dresses, Kate wore Issa for the couple's engagement photos.
While visiting New York City, Kate looked glamorous in Jenny Packham.
This military-style ensemble by Alexander McQueen is one of our favorites.
Kate attended a film premiere in this gorgeous dress by Matthew Williamson, and the designer added the embellishment along the neckline just for her.
Kate looked pretty as can be in this coatdress by Jesire.
Shortly before welcoming baby George, Kate wore a custom dress and jacket by Jenny Packham to the Queen's Coronation celebration.

During a visit to Scotland, Kate shined in a vibrant blue Christopher Kane coat. 

Kate's emerald Emilia Wickstead coatdress is gorgeous - and perfect for St. Patricks day.
Kate looked lovely in floral Erdem.
This Emilia Wickstead dress that Kate wore during the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand was delightfully bright.
We were so bummed to know this primrose lace dress is by an independent designer, because we want it!
Kate looked perfect in Alexander McQueen for George's christening.
One of Kate's favorite dresses (and one of ours!) she has worn this Temperley London gown a few times.
Kate looked every bit the Princess in this custom creation by Jenny Packham.
The Duchess is stunning in this emerald dress by the brand Mulberry.
This slate blue-gray coat by Alexander McQueen is gorgeous, an elegant look for Easter mass in Australia.
And duh, wedding dress part 2! 
Kate's powder blue Emilia Wickstead dress was this editor's favorite maternity look.
We're obsessed with this Alexander McQueen piece -- Kate looks fierce!
The best part about this Orla Kiely dress is that the pattern is small birds! Too cute.
Kate had a very colorful pregnancy, here in a bespoke coat by Mulberry.
Kate stunned at SportsBall in Temperley London.
Kate may have worn her belt upside-down on this MaxMara coat, but we still loved it.
It's easy to look fashionable in thousand dollar dresses, but the Duchess can dress down, too!
Alexander McQueen, of course. And isn't this coat amazing?
The Duchess looked pretty in a grey shift dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
Okay, we did 34 because HOW CUTE. And, hey, stripes are totally fashionable. 

The rest of the book flashes back in time, exploring the real-life relationships of the three most powerful women in the family.

The two people who are cast in the most unforgiving light? Camilla, who is accused of causing William and Kate's breakup in 2007, is said to have been put off by the duo stealing the limelight as she tried to win over the British public, and Kate's mother Carole, referred to as a very ambitious woman that clamored to get her daughter to win William back.

Watch above for more, and order your own copy here.

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