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ICYMI: Prince William has been accused of cheating on Kate Middleton with her best friend, Rose Hanbury. And, although the rumors are all hearsay, some royal family fans actually believe the Duke of Cambridge committed adultery.

Prince William cheating scandal

Prince William has found himself in hot water over an alleged cheating scandal involving Kate Middleton’s best friend, Rose Hanbury. However, the royal family has yet to confirm the allegations — but that doesn’t mean fans don’t believe it.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Last week, reports of a major fall-out between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their closest couple friends and Norfolk neighbors, Rose Hanbury and David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley surfaced via The Sun. The reports suggest Kate Middleton asked Prince William to phase them out following a feud between the duchess and Hanbury. “It is well known that Kate and Rose have had a terrible falling out. They used to be close but that is not the case any more [sic],” a source revealed to The Sun. “William wants to place peacemaker so the two couples can remain friends, given they live so close to each other and share mutual friends. But Kate has been clear that she doesn’t want to see them any more [sic] and wants William to phase them out, despite their social status,” they added.

From double dates to royal banquets, the foursome has spent a lot of time together over the years. But, it appears as though their relationship will never be the same. The real reason for the fall-out is unknown. However, some suggest it has to do with an alleged cheating scandal between Prince William and Rose Hanbury. According to reports, Nicole Cliffe, there might be some truth to the rumors.

For months, many have blamed a rumored feud between Prince William and Prince Harry on Prince William’s hesitations about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s fast-moving relationship. That said, Cliffe took to Twitter to breakdown how the fight might have nothing to do with Meghan Markle. “Wills would absolutely have told Harry about the affair,” Cliffe tweeted. “And I think that Harry was like ‘this is exactly what ruined our childhoods,’” she added. Cliffe discussed how Prince William’s actions likely upset Prince Harry but he went along with the feud rumors out of loyalty to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Why some fans believe Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton

The possibility of a cheating scandal caught the attention of Twitter users and royal family fans alike, causing a long thread of replies. And, although some users defended the Duke of Cambridge, others believe the allegations could be true.

“People repeat the sins of their parents all the time. I could easily see William telling himself he’s not like Charles bc [sic] Diana and Kate are different, Charles’s affair was love, etc., and that is is all him being dumb bc [sic] he never sowed all the oats he thought he would,” one user commented.

“I wish women would just wise up and realize that marrying into the British royal family is ALWAYS a bad idea,” another user noted.

“There’s definitely a culture of ‘just be discreet’ in that family that’s probably influenced him to some extent even knowing what a nightmare his parents’ marriage was,” another user replied.

“Somehow I’m not surprised by any of this. I’ve always thought William seems a bit entitled … and he’s never really seemed to treat Kate all that well. And while Kate always looks like she worships him, I’ve never gotten that feeling from him, even on their wedding day,” another user remarked.

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