Was Kate Middleton Spotted In Tears After Her Recent Encounter With Rose Hanbury?

It has only been two months since her husband’s cheating scandal made headlines, yet Kate Middleton was forced to confront Prince William’s rumored mistress last week. Middleton and Rose Hanbury were both on hand for a banquet celebrating Donald Trump’s first state visit to the UK, and the former friends were seated feet from each other at the dinner table. Middleton barely said anything to Hanbury at the banquet, which didn’t exactly quell the feud rumors.

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How did Kate Middleton respond to meeting Hanbury?

Inside sources claim that Middleton did not handle her meeting with Hanbury well. According to New Idea, Middleton almost broke down in tears after seeing Hanbury at the banquet. She also rushed to see Queen Elizabeth’s top staffer to make sure that Hanbury was moved to the other side of the banquet hall. Her Majesty allegedly approved the request, but only because she thought Middleton might leave altogether if she was forced to sit near Hanbury.

Hanbury was at the royal engagement because her husband, David Rocksavage, is the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Due to his title, Rocksavage is required to attend important events, and Trump’s visit to London qualified as one.

Hanbury, of course, accompanied her husband to the dinner, though she successful arrived and departed the event without crossing paths with Kate Middleton.

Rose Hanbury and Kate Middleton experience a falling out

There was a time not too long ago when Hanbury and Middleton were good friends. Hanbury and her husband live a few minutes away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and often scheduled playmates for their children.

Their friendship, however, took a turn for the worse a few months ago. Sources claim that Middleton no longer wanted to be friends with Hanbury and began to phase the former model out of her life.

The insiders did not say why Kate Middleton abruptly decided to ditch Hanbury, though royal watchers had a few good theories. A lot of fans suspected that the real reason Middleton did not want Hanbury around is because William was having an affair with her. Between the cheating rumors and the feud talk, it is no wonder that Middleton did not want anything to do with Hanbury at the banquet.

“During their car journey, Kate told William he wasn’t allowed to even make eye contact with Rose, let alone greet her or strike up a conversation with her,” a source revealed.

Did Kate Middleton almost break down in tears at the dinner?

Although Middleton avoided Hanbury at all cost, the tension between the two parties was obvious. Even Trump allegedly commented on the strange atmosphere, which prompted a joke by Camilla.

After Camilla mentioned something about Middleton getting involved in a “silly squabble,” the Duchess of Cambridge allegedly fled the scene crying her eyes out. Although she managed to keep her composure, a new development could push Middleton over the edge.

Sources now claim that Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, has struck up a friendship with Hanbury. Middleton has been on the lookout ever since and reportedly believes Hanbury is up to no good.

Unfortunately, Kate Middleton is also finding it hard to surround herself with people she trusts. It is unclear how Middleton will handle the situation, but things are not looking good for her and William.

What about William’s alleged affair?

So far, there has been several reports that indicate William cheated on Middleton with Hanbury, though it is important to note that no solid evidence has surfaced to backup these claims. Insiders believe that Hanbury and William’s affair is why Middleton attempted to kick her out of their circle of friends.

That said, other sources claim that Hanbury and Middleton are doing just fine and are not in the middle of an epic feud.

Despite the debunking attempts, many royal watchers are convinced that something else is going on between Middleton and Hanbury. Unfortunately, Hanbury will likely attend future royal engagements, though it is safe to say that the former friends will be seated far from each other in the near future.

Rocksavage received a large inheritance, which included Cholmondeley Castle. The estate is located in Cheshire. Rocksavage and Hanbury have remained silent of the past few months, as have Prince William and Kate Middleton. Until something official is confirmed, the speculation will likely continue.