The royals are no stranger to rumors of infidelity. For as long as they have been around, they have been scrutinized by the public. This time it looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton are under the microscope.
By all appearances, Prince William and Kate Middleton have a great life together. They have three beautiful children, a lot of money, and they live in a palace. But, some rumors claim they are not as happy as they seem.
The rumors claim Prince William is following in his father’s footsteps by having an affair. This would be unthinkable, given how Prince Charles’ affair tore apart their family. It also means that the Duke of Cambridge would have had the audacity to have an affair with one of his wife’s closest friends.
On the other hand, if the cheating rumors are not true, then why doesn’t Prince William address his affair rumors directly? Here’s what we know so far, and why you shouldn’t expect Prince William to address the nasty allegations directly anytime soon.
This is what started the cheating rumors
The initial thought of Prince William taking things too far started a couple of years ago when he went on a ski trip with his buddies. He apparently got a little too handsy with a lady at a bar in Switzerland. The PR nightmare eventually blew over, though.
Cut to a few weeks back when rumors started swarming around an alleged feud between the Duchess of Cambridge and one of her closest friends, Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley. This probably wouldn’t be a big deal, because according to tabloids, the royals are always feuding with someone.
What makes this different, is that according to Page Six, an anonymous source told In Touch that Kate Middleton wanted Rose Hanbury to be “phased out” of their inner circle of friends. The article also claims that Middleton confronted the prince about cheating rumors, and he laughed it off.
Does this mean the rumors are true? Why hasn’t there been any official word about it? If someone is being accused of something they didn’t do, they usually speak up.
Prince William’s lawyers threaten legal action
There is no way to know if Prince William actually had the affair that he’s been accused of having. That’s between him, his wife, and the Marchioness, and so far none of them have tried to set the record straight. With no official announcements, we have to assume they are just rumors.
What we do know is that, according to Daily Beast, their lawyers sent a letter that reads: “In addition to being false and highly damaging, the publication of false speculation in respect of our clients’ private life also constitutes a breach of his privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention to Human Rights.”
The fact that they had to threaten a major publication with legal action is notable, given how rare it is for the royals to even acknowledge rumors.
Why doesn’t Prince William address his affair rumors directly?
The truth is the royal family cannot publicly address every rumor about them. It would take up their entire day. Nothing else would get done because there are just too many people talking about them.
They have excellent lawyers and PR people to do that for them. Plus, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge should be able to handle these things themselves. Just because they are in the public eye, does not mean this matter is a public one.
If Prince William did, in fact, cheat on Kate Middleton, he would not want or need to make a public statement. We are sure his wife would also like the matter to remain private as well.