Thursday 23 October 2014

Carole Middleton 'too grand' to see her god-daughter

Clare Carter

Published 25/08/2014 | 02:30

Carole Middleton

The god-daughter of Carole Middleton claims she has been shunned by the family and accused the Duchess of Cambridge's mother of becoming "too grand" to see them.

Joanne Callen (33) claims that since the royal wedding three years ago - which the Callen family attended - Mrs Middleton has stopped visiting and contacting some of her relatives. She also said they are upset that they have never seen Prince George.

Ms Callen, a recruitment consultant from a village near Watford, Herts, told the Mail on Sunday: "She behaves as if we are not good enough for her now - so she does not need to respond to us or have any care. At the end of the day, I'm not sure what the word god-daughter means any more."

Joanne Callen's mother, Alison, is a cousin of Mrs Middelton and was bridesmaid at her wedding. Ms Callen, who is going against her family's wishes by speaking about the alleged conflict, said Mrs Middleton no longer replies to invitations or attends family events. She said: "It's as if we are not good enough now and she's embarrassed by us. She is now even grander than the Queen."

Ms Callen said that her grandparents had been let down twice by Mrs Middleton when she promised they could meet the Duke and Duchess's son Prince George.

The Middletons could not be reached for comment yesterday. A representative for the Duchess of Cambridge declined to comment. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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