William and Kate look like the dream pair. It was at the University of St. Andrews that the Prince and Princess of Wales met.
There were some ups and downs in their relationship, but they made it through and got married.
They now have a wonderful family. After his father, King Charles, only time will tell when it is William’s turn to take the throne.
The Prince and Princess Kate really care about their friends and other people they know. But some years ago, a shocking claim about William and a woman who was rumored to be his lover shocked the royal family and fans…
It was not just any woman; it was one of Princess Kate’s best friends. What did really happen? Who is this woman said to be her mistress? How about we take a better look?
Prince William and Princess Kate met at St. Andrews University and became friends there. Before they met, they were both with other people, but it was clear right away that their partnership would be different.
They lived in St. Salvator’s Hall, the same dorm, and went to the same classes and talks. After their second year, they moved in with some friends in a private home, which is where their love grew.
How Prince William and Kate got together
It seemed like William and Kate shared a sense of fun, which was one of the things that made them click.
“She’s got a really naughty sense of humour, which really helps me because I’ve got a really dirty sense of humour so it was good fun, we had a really good laugh, and then things happened,” William said in their engagement video.
It wasn’t long before everyone, or at least the British tabloids, found out that Kate Middleton was dating the future king.
Naturally, the papers wrote as much as they could about the couple. However, they didn’t just write “love is in the air” stories. Instead, they were interested in Kate’s private life and even called her mean things.
Neither William nor Kate went to college in 2005. Kate had a Master of Arts in history and William had a Master of Arts in geography.
Even though they were very close, it looked like other people were trying to hurt their relationship.
Katie Nicholl said that William’s friends made fun of Kate by calling her mean names and making sly jabs at her because of Carole’s job. She was an air hostess for British Airways before she and her husband, Michael, started their well-known business.
Nicholl said on the Dynasty podcast from Vanity Fair that William’s “snooty” friends used this against him. They said “doors to manual” in a whisper when Kate walked into a London bar.
Some upper-class people were also said to have called the princess’s family “the en masse Middletons.”
Kate was called cruel nicknames by William’s friends
The prince’s upper-class friends, who are called the “Glosse Posse” because they are from Gloucestershire, talked down to Kate like she was not worthy of their attention. But Kate never shut up about the “derogatory” things people said about her. Instead, she decided to not look at them.
“It was never water off a duck’s back, but she has extraordinary strength of character and resilience. I’ve never once seen or heard of her losing her temper,” a royal aide told the Sunday Times Magazine.
A source told the Daily Mail in 2021 that Prince William “flew off the handle” when his friends made fun of his lover.
“He flies off the handle at any sign of Kate being patronised and stamps that out very quickly. It’s one of his triggers,” the royal source said.
“Over the years, many people have come up with great ideas for her, but if they are put across in a dismissive way, they’ve got pretty short shrift from him.”
Many people thought it was the start of what would soon be an engagement at that point. But things went badly after only two years.
William and Kate split up in 2007, which got a lot of attention. At the same time, things seemed unstable a year ago when William and Kate turned down each other’s requests to spend big holidays together.
For example, William reportedly turned down Kate’s parents’ invitation to spend New Year’s Eve with them just a few days before, which made Kate cry.
Married in 2011
Nicolell wrote in 2011 a book called The Making of a Royal Romance, in which she said that Kate was afraid for the future of their relationship.
William said he would meet Kate and her family, but he called on Christmas Day to back out. He chose to stay with the royal family instead.
He didn’t know what to do, so the future king talked to the Queen and his father, Charles, about how he felt. It was easy for them to answer.
“William had been having second thoughts and sat down with his father and his grandmother to have a frank discussion about his future with Kate. Both advised him not to hurry into anything,” Nicholl claimed in her book.
The love story between William and Kate was still alive, of course. Their friendship was strong, and they made up.
They got married in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. In 2013, they had their first child, Prince George, who will become king. In 2015, they had Princess Charlotte, and in 2018, they had Prince Louis.
People look up to Prince William and Princess Kate as examples of how royals should act in public. It’s also about how they raise their kids. They have made it clear for many years that they want George, Charlotte, and Louis to have a normal childhood, even though they have to follow some rules. They are royal after all, and those rules can seem pretty strict to someone outside.
In 2019, though, a very bad story spread in a US tabloid that shocked the royal family. Had William cheated on his wife?
William was rumored to have had an affair with Kate’s friend Rose Hanbury
The first thing that needs to be said is that nothing has been proven. An American magazine called In Touch said in April 2019 that William “may” have had an affair with Rose Hanbury, who is the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and a friend of Kate’s.
The “falling out” between William, Kate, and Rose was written about in tabloids.
It was reported in In Touch that Kate told William about the claims, but William “laughed it off” and said they weren’t true.
At the time, Richard Kay, a royal expert for the Daily Mail, spoke out against the reports and said they were all lies.
“Both sides have considered legal action, but because none of the reports have been able to offer any evidence about what the so-called dispute is about, they have chosen to ignore it… These hurtful rumors of a fallout are simply false,” Kay wrote.
There was a lot of talk about it, and in 2019 the Daily Mail said that Kate would “phase out” Rose Hanbury from their group of friends.
Rose lived close to William and Kate, knew a lot of the same people, and had homes in Norfolk that were close to each other. This didn’t help.
William and Kate’s summer home in Anmer Hall is close to Houghton Hall, where Rose and her husband live. Houghton Hall is said to have 106 rooms.
Who is Rose Hanbury?
Tatler says that Rose has a long history with the royal family. There were eight girls for Queen Elizabeth when she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947. Lady Elizabeth Lambert, Hanbury’s maternal grandmother, was one of them.
Rose Hanbury and Kate Middleton have known each other for a long time, but it took them a few years to become close friends.
Tatler said that William, Kate, Rose, and David, Rose’s husband and the Marquess of Cholmondeley, went on two dates at the same time. She and Kate also give money to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice.
Before getting her degree from the Open University, Rose Hanbury went to the elite Stowe boarding school. She worked as a model for a short time.
She was signed to the modeling agency Storm when she was 23. This is the same firm that found Kate Moss.
She soon changed jobs, though, and now works as a political researcher for Conservative MP Michael Gove.
As was already said, Rose and Kate went on double dates with ex-boyfriends who are now their husbands. Took a trip together in 2003 and met David. They got married at Chelsea Town Hall six years later.
They have three children together. Alexander, the Earl of Rocksavage, and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, their twin brother, were born in 2009. Their daughter, Lady Iris, was born in 2016.
Reports say that the two boys play together with Prince George. In fact, Lord Oliver was one of King Charles’ Pages of Honor at the coronation in May.
Rose Hanbury has been seen with the royal family more than once over the years. Rose sat next to Prince Harry at a state dinner at Buckingham Palace in 2017. Not too long ago, her husband was made Lord-in-Waiting to King Charles. This is just another name for a royal family member who works as a personal assistant in the monarch’s home.
“Hurtful” affair rumors “are simply false,” insider said
“These hurtful rumours of a fallout are simply false. William and David were in touch with each other over the weekend, not knowing whether to laugh or complain,” the insider said.
“These hurtful rumors about a fallout are not true at all.” “Over the weekend, William and David talked on the phone, and they didn’t know whether to laugh or complain,” a source said.
“Both wives are hurt by the suggestion that there is any argument or even a coolness between them. They have plans for future events involving their charity.”
Another friend told The Mirror at the time, “It has now become very upsetting, and they are all concerned for each other, as they have never before had to start denying something for which there is no evidence or even a smidgen of truth. It is just mad.”
There has been no proof that the reports are even slightly true. It didn’t happen, so it’s most likely not true. Longtime friends Kate and Rose Hanbury went to a music event together a few months ago.
This is another reason why it doesn’t look like they are at odds with each other.
The Daily Mail said that Kate went to the Houghton Music Festival with her friends.
The festival was in the hills of Norfolk. The festival lasts all day and night and has 12,000 people. David and Rose own the 1000-acre Houghton Hall farm where the festival takes place.
Kate & Rose Hanbury attend music festival
Kate allegedly had dinner at David and Rose’s house when she first thought about going to the festival.
“Catherine was nervous about the idea, but after much discussion with her protection officers, she went with lots of security. William wasn’t there,” a source told the Daily Mail.
The princess and her friends went to the big music event and took a break from the stress of city life. Still, they didn’t stop by the food trucks to get something quick to eat.
The London Evening Standard said that Kate and her friends ate at Turntable & Napkin, a restaurant at the event. A source for the news outlet said that Kate was “in high spirits, ordering spicy margaritas, eating affogato and speaking affably with the other members of her party.”
“Her companions apparently carted in a huge, balthazar-sized bottle of AIX rosé and, together with Kate, left the festival restaurant staff a £700 tip.”
The mean rumors about William and Rose Hanbury’s supposed affair seem to have come from nowhere and have never been proven.
And we hope that the two families will have many happy times together in the years to come.
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