Is Queen Elizabeth Banning Prince William From Divorcing Kate Middleton?

The royal family definitely has a strict protocol that they are required to follow. While most families have guidelines about behaving in a certain way, the royals take it to another level: they must dress, eat, speak, and interact with people in a certain way.

It is true that in recent years, the family has been a little more relaxed with their seemingly never-ending list of rules. Kate Middleton has been seen more than one time in dresses that are above the knee, and her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, is notorious for doing things her own way. While there are certain minor things that the queen lets family members get away with, such as Meghan and Prince Harry’s adorable public hand-holding, it is said that she is adamant about not wanting any more divorces for the royals.

After all, her oldest son, Prince Charles, went through a very public divorce from Princess Diana, and there are other family members who have ended their marriages as well. In the wake of a rumored affair between Prince William and Kate’s friend, Rose Hanbury, many people are wondering if Queen Elizabeth is banning her grandson from divorcing his wife.

Prince William’s infamous alleged affair

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Chris Jackson / Getty Images for St James’s Palace

Only those who are completely out of the loop are unaware of the rumors that William had an affair with Hanbury. It all began back in April when we found out that Kate was ending her relationship with her longtime close friend. Fans knew that the two had some sort of major falling out, and before long, it was headline news that William had cheated on Kate with Rose, although this has never been officially confirmed.

Kate and William live nearby Rose and her husband, and the two couples have spent significant time together, so it was surprising to everyone when Kate insisted on “phasing out” her friend. 

Does Kate Middleton want a divorce?

Cheating is hurtful to anyone who is involved, and when a person is in the public eye, just a Kate is, the media scrutiny can make is significantly more difficult. Just like anyone else, Kate and William likely want to be able to work out any issues that they may have in their marriage privately, and not have to worry about what everyone else is thinking and feeling.

Immediately after the rumored affair, there was even more speculation that Kate wanted to end her marriage to William. Royal fans would be devastated if that were ever to happen. Fortunately, these rumors, just like the cheating accusations, have not been confirmed, with several news outlets reporting them to be “untrue”.

Would Prince William and Kate Middleton be allowed to divorce?

Luckily, the news about William and Hanbury has never been confirmed by an official source, because it looks as if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could not get a divorce even if they wanted to. Apparently, the queen does not want any more divorces in the royal family, so when before William was married, she told her grandson to “choose wisely” because his marriage was expected to last forever.

Queen Elizabeth, having seen many royal couples split up, will simply not allow any more divorces. During her reign, she has seen her sister, Princess Margaret’s marriage come to an end. In addition, she has seen the divorce of not only Charles and Diana, but of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips and of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.

Not only are we so happy that the cheating rumors have never proven to be true, but we are glad that the queen has decided that there are to be no more divorces in the family. William and Kate are one of our favorite royal couples, and we want to see them together for always.