Camilla Parker-Bowles, the reviled step-mother-in-law of Kate Middleton, has been ordered to attend an Indian detox center to get her alleged boozing under control.
Apparently, Prince Charles has laid down the law with his beloved Camilla, and is sending her to rehab. So, why is Charles doing this? Well, this move may be intended to get back into the good graces of his mom, Queen Elizabeth, who's allegedly threatening to hand the throne to William.
All of this Buckingham Palace intrigue is starting to get confusing. At first, the Queen didn't like the idea of Kate marrying Prince William, because she was middle class and a commoner.
But, after watching Kate quickly adapt to the role of a British royal, Elizabeth has warmed to her grandson's spouse. Queen Elizabeth has allegedly promised the English throne to William, if he and Middleton manage to get pregnant.
Some people believe Charles blames Camilla's alleged drunken outbursts for his mother's decision, but who knows for certain? Perhaps Elizabeth just thinks they need some new blood in there. Either way, if you were Charles, wouldn't you be enraged? He's been waiting for six decades to become king, and now it may never come to fruition.
And, whether Parker-Bowles is to blame for all this or not, packing her off to detox doesn't sound like a horrible idea. If Camilla is drinking too much, she needs to address the problem, regardless of all the crazy palace machinations. This is a health issue for her. And, if she does clean herself up, perhaps her self-esteem will improve, and she won't be so insanely jealous of Middleton all the time.