Did Prince William Ask Prince Charles For Advice About His Alleged Affair?

Prince William was recently accused of cheating on Kate Middleton with her best friend, Rose Hanbury. And while the allegations are only rumored, the royal family — specifically, Prince Charles — has a history of extramarital affairs.

Did Prince William seek advice from his father after news broke of his alleged affair? Find out, below.

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Following reports of a falling out between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their closest couple friends and Norfolk neighbors, Rose Hanbury and David Rocksavage, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, rumors spread of an affair between Prince William 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 told 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.

There is some confusion surrounding the exact cause of the falling out, causing a flurry of possibilities — one of which suggests William and his wife’s former best friend committed adultery. “This is the actual reason that Wills and Harry have been ‘frosty’ for the last several months, it’s had NOTHING to do with Meghan,” reporter Nicole Cliffe wrote on Twitter. “Wills would absolutely have told Harry about the affair, bc [sic] of how those two are, and I think that Harry was like ‘this is exactly what ruined our childhoods,’” she continued.  

Kensington Palace declined to comment on the allegations.

Did Prince William go to Prince Charles for advice?

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Regardless of whether or not Prince William actually cheated on Kate Middleton, he still has to deal with the repercussions of the rumored affair. Fortunately for him, his father has some experience in the matter.

According to Express, the Duke of Cambridge does think about what his actions (or, in this case, rumored actions) look like in the public eye and has sought the advice of his grandfather, Prince Philip on important decisions like splitting royal households with Prince Harry.

That said, it’s unclear whether or not Prince William seeks similar levels of advice with Prince Charles, as the two allegedly have a complicated relationship. Some reports claim the two share some tension (which is why Prince William likely seeks the advice of his grandfather over his father) over a handful of things, including Prince Charles’s own affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, as well as alleged jealousy over Prince William and Kate Middleton’s popularity.

Nonetheless, no one is more equipped to deal with a rumored royal affair than Prince Charles. So, the future king possibly gave his son some guidance — whether Prince William asked for it or not — on how to deal with the matter (which, for the royal family, typically involves declining to comment).

Prince Charles and Prince Harry reportedly share a much closer bond and the Duke of Sussex often seeks advice from his father more than Prince William.

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