Does the Public Actually Believe Prince William Cheated on Kate Middleton?

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been married for nearly eight years. They have three children together, and neither has ever been involved in a true scandal. Then, out of the blue, Will gets accused of being unfaithful to his wife — with her best friend, no less. But what does the public think? Do people think Will is a cheater, or do they think he’s just at the center of some major tabloid nonsense?

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Prince William and Kate Middleton | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Will and Kate have a long history and so far, nothing bad has been dug up

Will and Kate have known each other for years. The couple first met in 2001, and though they didn’t start dating immediately, there were sparks pretty quickly after they met. By 2004, everyone knew who Kate was — the couple’s relationship had officially become known to the public. They took a brief break in 2007 when Will broke up with her, but he quickly regretted it, and they were back together that same year. They dated for about four more years before they were married in 2011. And for nearly two decades, neither of them were involved in a major scandal — until rumors suddenly broke about an affair between Will and Kate’s best friend, Rose Hanbury.

People find Will to be ‘respectable’ and ‘genuine’

Will has always been adored by the public. He has one of the highest positivity ratings of any royal family member, and people feel that he is an excellent fit for king. In a British poll taken by YouGov, the public found will to be respectable and genuine and gave him a 73% positivity rating. The only people who had him beat were Queen Elizabeth, who had 74% positivity, and Prince Harry, with 77%. But it’s those descriptions of respectable and genuine that show the public thinks highly of the future king.

According to social media, people appear to still adore Will and Kate

Social media is probably the best place to go to learn people’s true opinions. When hiding behind a screen, people say the most horrible, disrespectful things. But not to Will and Kate. When Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had gotten their own Instagram account, people flooded the comments section to talk about how happy they were to see that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be the only ones featured on the Kensington account. “This page, will recover its Royal prestige,” one user wrote. “Finally give me ALL the Cambridge content,” another user said. Some comments praising Kate and Will got thousands of likes, showing that despite the crazy rumors, people still adore the two.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the Kensington Instagram account, Cambridge fans went crazy.

The palace has yet to comment on any of the cheating rumors

When Prince Charles cheated, it was difficult for anyone to keep it under wraps. But the palace has so far ignored every rumor about Will’s cheating scandal, leading us to believe that it’s a bunch of nonsense. It looks like the public, while interested in the information, has generally remained positive that Will couldn’t have possibly cheated on Kate. The two have always appeared to have a genuine relationship, and the Duke of Cambridge doesn’t seem like the type who would put his wife through what his own mother went through.

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