Prince William and Kate Middleton: The Surprising Benefit Those Affair Rumors Had on Their Marriage

It takes a big story to overshadow the media attention that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been hounded by since Meghan started dating the prince in 2016.

Prince William’s cheating scandal is just that. For the past several months, tabloids have been reporting that the future king was unfaithful Kate Middleton, his wife of eight years.

The rumors are finally starting to die down, and the couple has seemed to come out of the ordeal stronger than ever. The entire family was glowing as they appeared at the queen’s Trooping of the Colour. Now, a source is revealing that these rumors may have actually helped the couple’s marriage.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William at their wedding | George Pimentel/WireImage

Prince William was rumored to have an affair with one of his wife’s closest friends

Royal followers shared a collective moan when they heard the rumors that Prince William was having an affair with the couple’s long-time friend, Rose Hanbury. The rumors were a painful reminder of the events that surrounded his parents’ marriage.

According to the tabloids, Kate Middleton and her good friend, Rose Hanbury, had a major falling out. However, the details surrounding the fall out were initially unclear. This incident was enough to spur rumors of an affair. Tabloid magazines and gossip reporters quickly jumped on the story and soon news of the so-called affair had spread.

Eventually, the palace reportedly got their lawyers involved. They stated that the rumors were untrue and were damaging to William. They also claimed that reports were illegal, as they were a violation of the couple’s privacy. The rumors have never been substantiated, and they appear to have had no outward consequences to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The rumors forced William and Kate to examine their relationship

A source recently told US Weekly that the infidelity rumors caused the couple to pause and take a closer look at their relationship. The source said that not only did it force the couple to talk about their relationship, but it also made them realize that they should be taking the time to work on their relationship more often.

But this doesn’t mean that Kate believes that there is any truth to the rumors. The source noted, “It’s not unusual to have a few hiccups in a marriage, especially after eight years, and Kate and William are no different,” continuing, “They’re still going strong. Regardless of their ups and downs, they love each other dearly and their kids are the most important thing in their lives.”

However, the rumors are not without negative consequences. The US Weekly source revealed that Kate is worried about what her children will think when they grow up and someday come across the reports.

This isn’t the first time the couple has taken a hard look at their relationship

Royal followers will remember that William and Kate broke up for a short time. In their post-engagement interview, Kate revealed that the breakup was actually good for the couple. She admitted that even though she probably wasn’t happy about it at the time, that the time apart allowed both William and Kate to grow as individuals and know themselves better. This built the foundation for the strong relationship they have today.

William and Kate have had to deal with constant media attention since they first started dating. It is a fact of life that they will have to continue to cope with as William prepares to be king. But, it appears that the couple has a solid relationship. They understand what it takes to continue to make their relationship successful. As long as they continue to look inwards and keep the outside world at bay, it doesn’t matter what the tabloids throw at them.