Why Isn’t Prince William’s Rumored Affair Getting More Attention From the British Media?

It was only a few weeks ago when reports of a new royal feud were underway. It started with The Sun publishing the first story about Kate Middleton and her once good friend Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

The two were believed to be good friends and were often seen together at royal gatherings. The Duke and Duchess had also been on several double dates with Hanbury and her husband. Now it seems there is a rift between them and rumors say infidelity is to blame.

When the article first came out in March, it only covered the alleged feud between Middleton and Hanbury. What happened next caused a social media firestorm and even bigger rumors to circulate. 

Rumors of Prince Williams infidelity are going viral

According to Page Six, it was In Touch Weekly that first published cheating allegations against William. It was their unnamed source that claimed Middleton’s friend and husband had an affair together, causing the end of their friendship and marital problems. However, there is no tangible proof that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having marriage problems and no evidence of infidelity.

The public can’t seem to drop it. It’s just too juicy of a story to let go. Social media has also exploded with opinions. It seems people are divided. Some believe William is having an affair, taking after his father, Prince Charles. Others believe that the duke and duchess are too “in love” to worry about the Marchioness. Still, others wonder why the British media isn’t covering the story.

Why isn’t the British media covering Prince William’s alleged affair?

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While many American media outlets have started covering the rumors of Prince William’s affair, the British press seems decidedly absent. This has caused even more speculation, as the British media never stay quiet on these matters. They are known to be the most aggressive in their search for the truth or a good story.

Some have taken to Twitter, questioning why there’s a lack of coverage. It could be that he is the future king, and they don’t want to get on his bad side. We should also remember that he and Kate have sued them in the past for publishing inappropriate photos of the duchess, and they won.

According to the Daily Beast, the royals had their lawyers send a letter to the media outlets that said: “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.”

It might be that the British press is worried about another lawsuit. After all, there is no evidence to support the rumors as of yet. Then again one Twitter user, @Celia, wrote, “How much tax money does the British monarchy give to the British media to keep quiet about Prince William’s affair?”

There is plenty of coverage for Meghan Markle

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Still, one can’t help but wonder why the British media can trash Meghan Markle in the press when they rarely have proof. A Twitter user, @Wiltshire said: “The worst part is, The Prince William Affair story they’re threatening to sue the media over is probably true! 90% o Meghan stories were exaggerated, made up, blown out of proportion, or outright lies! I didn’t notice KP trotting out Lawyers for Meghan DoS!”

Another reason, William’s affair rumors aren’t being covered might be due to Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby. They have had a lot of media attention over the past year. It could be that the Sussex celebrity status is bigger than the Cambridge’ celebrity status right now.