Sara Parker-Bowles insists Duchess Catherine has "more important things to think about" than what the fashion editor is wearing.

Duchess Catherine has "more important things to think about" than what Tom Parker-Bowles' wife is wearing

Sara Parker-Bowles admits she has spoken to the Duchess of Cambridge - who has 12-month-old son Prince George with husband Prince William - on occasions about fashion, but worrying about the fashion editor's style isn't at the top of the "endearing" brunette's to do list.

She said: "We've talked about designers we admire in the past and she's always very complimentary about what I wear but, clearly, she feels she's got more important things to think about - and that's what makes her so endearing."

Sara tied the knot with Tom in September 2005 and she insists her mother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is very down to earth and everyone inside Clarence House is "very welcoming".

She said: "Recently, Tom's mother took me and my sister-in-law, Laura, and the kids to see The Lion King, and then we just went back to have tea at Clarence House. They're completely relaxed, the whole network of people who work in the household team are very welcoming.

"Tom's mother is just not a very formal person."

Sara and Tom tied the knot after five years of dating but she admits she had "quite a few panic attacks" prior to her big day because as well as being the bride, there was added press attention.

She added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I definitely had quite a few panic attacks before the day. It's lovely to have all of that attention, but having everybody dissecting what you look like, what you're wearing - it's quite a strange thing."

But the fashion editor insists the paparazzi are no longer interested in the couple and their children, Lola, six, and four-year-old Freddy, because they are a "boring" family.

She said: "I think we're just too boring for them now! Once you settle down and have kids, the focus switches."

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