Is Rose Hanbury Losing Any Other Friends Over Her Rumored Affair With Prince William?

One of the biggest stories of the year regarding the royal family is the one claiming that Prince William had an affair with Kate Middleton’s friend, Rose Hanbury. Many royal fans dispute the events. However, the royal family themselves certainly haven’t released any statement about whether or not the alleged events actually took place. So, the story continues to linger.

Prince William’s reputation has definitely taken a hit in the press. Many watchers are more curious about his rumored mistress, and how she is handling the fallout of the rumors. Let’s recap what people are saying about the affair, and how Hanbury’s social circle could be reacting.

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How did the affair rumors start?

As far as everyone knows, Prince William and Kate Middleton have had a very happy marriage. They dated for years before getting engaged in 2010, and ultimately tying the knot in grand style in April 2011.

They have since welcomed three children and by all accounts, love and respect each other deeply. Their happy history didn’t stop the rumor mill from churning. In March 2019, it was reported that Kate had a falling out with a good friend of hers named Rose Hanbury. While initial reports didn’t reveal the suspected cause of the fallout, later reports hinted that an affair could have caused the two friends to sever ties.

Rumors reached a fever pitch when sources claimed that Prince William was considering legal action against the publications stating that he had an affair with Hanbury. Kensington Palace refused to comment, but various royal sources seemed to come out in support of the claims.

Some royal fans even claimed that the reason Prince William and Prince Harry are no longer as close as they used to be is that Prince Harry is angry with his brother for cheating on his wife. 

What does Kate Middleton think of the affair rumors?

With the affair story still front and central on social media months after initial reports started, many royal watchers remain angry with Prince William. Some have compared him to his father, Prince Charles, and the way that he had cheated on Princess Diana for years with Camilla Parker Bowles. It doesn’t help that Kate is very popular with the public and press. Fans were rushing to take her side.

Of course, Kate has refused all comment on the affair rumors and isn’t likely to say anything at all. She has been seen in public with Prince William a number of times since the speculation first began and the couple certainly seems happy enough. It seems likely that people will never know the whole story behind the rumors, or whether or not it actually happened at all. Much less Kate’s personal feelings on the matter.

Are Rose Hanbury’s friends dumping her?

One thing is certain — Kate Middleton has not been seen publicly with her former friend, Rose Hanbury, in the months since the story first surfaced. Whether or not this is due to the fact that the affair happened and Kate remains furious or their lives going in different directions is not know. However, a recent report claims that not only has Hanbury lost the Duchess as a friend, but that other close friends are choosing to sever ties with Hanbury as well.

The report states that Hanbury is still in “great distress” over the rumors and that she is fully aware of what people are saying about her. The story goes on to say that she lives a lonely life, with her husband away a good deal of the time. 

While the public will continue to speculate about what really happened, the royal family will likely continue to remain on lockdown, keeping things as private as possible.