Did Prince William Cheat on Kate Middleton? What to Know

Prince William and Princess Kate are set to change into king and queen consort of England someday, however they’ve had their ups and downs identical to some other couple.

In 2019, the Prince of Wales and his spouse confronted one in all their largest challenges when rumors circulated that William had an affair with Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Hanbury is a detailed good friend of the Cambridges, attending their 2011 marriage ceremony and the 2021 memorial service for Prince Philip.

The previous mannequin’s connection to the royal household goes approach again — her grandmother Woman Elizabeth Lambert was a bridesmaid when William’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II married Philip in 1947. Hanbury’s husband, David Cholmondeley, served because the Lord Nice Chamberlain for Elizabeth from 1990 till her loss of life in 2022. After William’s father, King Charles III, took the crown, the Marquess of Cholmondeley turned a lord-in-waiting.

Hypothesis about an affair between William and Hanbury started in 2019 when a number of shops reported that Kate had a falling out along with her good friend over the alleged infidelity. Kensington Palace by no means commented on the rumors, however royal watchers by no means stopped looking for clues.

“Kate finds the rumors hurtful, clearly, and hates the thought that someday her kids will have the ability to examine them on-line,” a Middleton household good friend completely instructed Us Weekly in June 2019, referencing Prince George (born in 2013), Princess Charlotte (born in 2015) and Prince Louis (born in 2018).

The insider added that the gossip really impressed the couple to spend extra time specializing in their marriage. “It compelled her and William to sit down again and look at their relationship, which they realized they need to have been doing extra usually,” the supply defined.

A second insider mentioned that the duo — who met as undergraduates on the College of St Andrews in Scotland — had been “doing an ideal job at getting their marriage again on monitor once more” after the rumors made headlines. “It’s commonplace to have a couple of hiccups in a wedding, particularly after eight years, and Kate and William are not any totally different,” the supply instructed Us. “They’re nonetheless going sturdy. No matter their ups and downs, they love one another dearly and their children are an important factor of their lives.”

Whereas William and Kate have been collectively for his or her most of grownup lives, the Duke of Cambridge has stayed in contact with Rose Farquhar, his first severe girlfriend. The previous army pilot dated Farquhar in 2000 after they met on the Beaufort Polo Membership whereas William was ending his A-levels at Eton School. (The longer term king didn’t meet Kate till 2003.)

After their cut up, William and Farquhar continued to cross paths at weddings and different social occasions. When the Duke of Cornwall left for the College of St Andrews, his ex moved to New York Metropolis to pursue performing. Earlier than beginning her present profession in enterprise improvement, Farquhar auditioned for The Voice UK in 2016.

In December 2022, William was current when Farquhar married George Gemmell. The Earthshot Prize cofounder was photographed on the time arriving for the ceremony through a again entrance on the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Gloucestershire, England.