Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and William's secret step-siblings

Being a member of the royal family often means living life in the public eye. That’s something the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Harry and of course, soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle are all used to.

But there are other members of the royal family, who opt to turn away from the limelight and live their lives away from the public glare. And that includes Prince Harry and William’s step-siblings, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles.

With the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mere months away, speculation has turned to whether the lesser-known family members, like Laura and Tom, will join the other, more high-profile guests on the big day.

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LONDON- SEPTEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Harry Lopes and Laura Parker Bowles attend the Sir John Betjeman Gala after party, at the Prince of Wales Theatre on September 10, 2006, in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Tom & Sarah Parker Bowles, Harry & Laura Lopes Attend A Sir John Betjeman Gala At London'S Prince Of Wales Theatre. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
Harry & Laura Lopes Attend A Sir John Betjeman Gala At London'S Prince Of Wales Theatre. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
Harry Lopes and Laura Parker Bowles at the St Cyriac's Church in Lacock, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tomos Brangwyn/WireImage)
Harry Lopes and Laura Parker Bowles at the St Cyriac's Church in Lacock, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tomos Brangwyn/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Tom Parker Bowles attending the The Leopard Awards in Aid of The Prince's Trust on November 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Tom Parker Bowles attending the The Leopard Awards in Aid of The Prince's Trust on November 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mark R. Milan/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Tom Parker Bowles attends the opening party of Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason on November 14, 2017 in London, England. London's favourite festive destination opens at Somerset House on Wednesday 15th November and runs until Sunday 14th January 2018. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Somerset House Trust/Fortnum & Mason)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Peter Phillips, Tom Parker Bowles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend The Bulleit Woody at London Food Month's Night Market with The London Evening Standard on June 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Peter Phillips, Tom Parker Bowles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend The Bulleit Woody at London Food Month's Night Market with The London Evening Standard on June 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Thomasina Miers, Tom Parker Bowles and Emma Freud at the fifth annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards on May 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Fortnum & Mason)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07:Guest, guest and Laura Parker Bowles attend the Lady Garden VIP pub quiz in support of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund at Albert's Club on March 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Sara Parker Bowles (L) and Laura Lopes attend the launch of 'Fortnum & Mason: The Cook Book' by Tom Parker Bowles at Fortnum & Mason on October 18, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Fortnum and Mason)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Laura Lopes attend as Tom Parker Bowles launches his new cookbook 'Let's Eat: Recipes From My Kitchen Notebook' at the Daylesford Cafe on the Selfridges rooftop on June 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Harry Lopes and Laura Lopes (formerly Parker Bowles) attend the wedding of Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northleach on September 10, 2011 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Laura Lopes (formerly Parker Bowles) attends the wedding of Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northleach on September 10, 2011 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Harry Lopes and Laura Lopes (formerly Parker Bowles) attend the wedding of Ben Elliot and Mary-Clare Winwood at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Northleach on September 10, 2011 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Shahrukh Khan and Laura Parker-Bowles arrive at the world premiere of Chak De India (Go For It India) at Somerset House in London. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Laura Parker Bowles And Son Gus Daughter Eliza, At Trooping The Colour, Buckingham Palace, The Mall, London.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
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40-year-old Laura is the daughter of the Duchess of Cornwall, from her marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.

When Prince Charles and Camilla married in 2005, he became step-father to Laura and her older brother, Tom Parker Bowles, and William and Harry gained two step-siblings.

While she chooses to keep herself out of the spotlight, Laura, who is co-founding partner and gallery director of London’s Eleven gallery, seems to have a great relationship with the Princes.

She was one of the guests at William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011 and her daughter, Eliza, had a pivotal role as a bridesmaid.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were invited to Laura’s own wedding to Harry Lopes, a chartered accountant, which took place in May 2006 in Wiltshire village, Lacock.

The Princes traveled quite a distance to attend the nuptials — William and Kate flew in from their holiday in Mustique and Harry traveled from Cape Town, where he had been with Chelsy Davy, his girlfriend at the time.

William and Kate could soon be turning to Laura for some parenting tips as Laura is already the mother of three children; her eldest daughter Eliza is 10 and her twin boys, Gus and Louis, are eight years old.

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Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his US fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend a memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in London, on April 23, 2018, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. - Prince Harry will attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing. The prince and his fiancee Meghan Markle joined Stephen's mother Doreen Lawrence, who campaigned tirelessly for justice after her son was brutally stabbed to death at a bus stop on April 22, 1993. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his US fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend a memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square in London, on April 23, 2018, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. - Prince Harry will attended a memorial on Monday marking the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in a killing that triggered far-reaching changes to British attitudes and policing. The prince and his fiancee Meghan Markle joined Stephen's mother Doreen Lawrence, who campaigned tirelessly for justice after her son was brutally stabbed to death at a bus stop on April 22, 1993. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at a service at St Martin-in-The Fields to mark 25 years since Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racially motivated attack, in London, Britain, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday on April 21, 2018 in London, England. The Queen and members of the royal family are guests of honour at the celebration, which is being billed as The Queen's Birthday Party. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take their seats at a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall on April 21, 2018 in London, England. The Queen and members of the royal family are guests of honour at the celebration, which is being billed as The Queen's Birthday Party. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday on April 21, 2018 in London, England. The Queen and members of the royal family are guests of honour at the celebration, which is being billed as The Queen's Birthday Party. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - April 21: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and his wife Lucy Turnbull at Australia House on April 21, 2018 in London, England. Celebrating the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018. PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael Dunlea / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Michael Dunlea / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the Invictus Games Reception hosted by Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia (R) and his wife Lucy Turnbull at Australia House on April 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House on April 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry speak with guests as they attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by the Foreign Secretary during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry speak with guests as they attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L), Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle (C), speak with guests at a reception for Women's Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London, on the fourth day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on April 19, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / POOL / Getty Images) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle, arrive to attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum in central London on April 18, 2017, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (2R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (C), arrive to attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum in central London on April 18, 2017, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM). / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on April 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at University of Bath on April 6, 2018 in Bath, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at University of Bath on April 6, 2018 in Bath, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BATH, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath on April 6, 2018 in Bath, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland�s next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle interact with the crowd as they depart from to the Crown Liquor Saloon during their visit to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle with Prince Harry on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Social Bite, a cafe that donates all profits to social causes, during their first official joint visit to Scotland on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/ WireImage)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, during their visit to Scotland. (Photo by John Linton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (L) arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London on February 1, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the second annual Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony in London. The Endeavour Fund Awards celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick veterans who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (L) arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Goldsmiths' Hall in London on February 1, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the second annual Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony in London. The Endeavour Fund Awards celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick veterans who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL AND AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 18: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle sign autographs and shake hands with children as they arrive to a walkabout at Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Cardiff Castle. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 18: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle are seen during a walkabout at Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Karwai Tang/WireImage)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 18: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle meet well wishers as they arrive to a walkabout at Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 18: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle are seen during a walkabout at Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving for a visit to youth-orientated radio station, Reprezent FM, in Brixton, south London to learn about its work supporting young people. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle (L) and Britain's Prince Harry (R) stand together as they wait to see off Britain's Queen Elizabeth II after attending the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
(Left-right front) Lady Louise Windsor, the Duke of Edinburgh, (left-right centre) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - (L-R) US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry arrive to attend the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on a walk about at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go on a walk about at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle attend the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle gesture during their visit to Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, central England, on December 1, 2017. Prince Harry and his American actress fiancee Meghan Markle were welcomed by hundreds of people on their first royal visit as a couple since announcing their engagement this week. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andy Stenning (Photo credit should read ANDY STENNING/AFP/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph with the cast and crew of a hip hop opera performed by young people involved in the Full Effect programme at the Nottingham Academy school on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle visit the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle greet wellwishers on a walkabout as they arrive for an engagement at Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham, central England, on December 1, 2017 which is hosting a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Nottingham in their first set of engagements together since announcing their engagement. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen at the Closing Ceremony on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Air Canada Centre on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Wheelchair Tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Wheelchair Tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend wheelchair tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend wheelchair tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Wheelchair Tennis on day 3 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation)
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Laura’s older brother, 43-year-old Tom Parker Bowles, receives more attention than younger sister Laura thanks to his career as a cookbook author, including The Cook Book: Fortnum & Mason.

The food writer and critic has also appeared on MasterChef and won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for his writings about British food.

Tom married his wife Sara in 2005 and they have a daughter Lola, but it was recently reported that the couple have separated.

While it’s expected that his step sister and brother will be in attendance at Harry and Meghan’s big day, there has been speculation about whether Sarah Ferguson will be invited.

Though she didn’t make the guest list for William and Kate’s nuptials, despite media speculation to the contrary, Sarah Ferguson will reportedly attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding in “a bid to heal broken family ties”.

Whether or not she does receive an invite to Prince Harry’s wedding, Sarah Ferguson will soon be taking on a mother-of-the-bride role as her daughter, Princess Eugenie recently announced her engagement to long-term partner Jack Brooksbank.

The couple will wed in October this year.

 

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