Prince William's Alleged Affair with Rose Hanbury Resurfaces Prior to King Charles' Coronation; Attendance Speculation Grows
As King Charles' coronation approaches, rumors surrounding Prince William's alleged affair with Rose Hanbury have resurfaced, sparking discussion among royal fans about her potential attendance at the event.
Prince William and Rose Hanbury's Possible Reunion at Coronation It is speculated that Prince William may reunite with Rose Hanbury at King Charles' coronation, as she is expected to attend. Rose is married to David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, and serves as a Lord-in-Waiting to the monarch. Additionally, Rose's son, Oliver, is one of the King's pages, and will join Prince George and two other boys in attending to His Majesty during the ceremony.
Despite the affair rumors, an insider told The Daily Beast that the relationship between Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Rose remains unaffected, stating, "There has never been any enmity between Kate and Rose. The rumors were all a load of rubbish. The family are ancient allies of the Crown, and they will be there."
A close friend also shared that it would be "unimaginable" for Rose not to be present at the coronation. Buckingham Palace, however, has not yet confirmed her attendance. Due to her husband's new role, David Cholmondeley will be present at all significant state and royal occasions and can even represent the king at diplomatic events. The families of Prince William and Rose are expected to interact frequently in the future.
Revisiting Prince William and Rose Hanbury's Affair Rumors The heir apparent's rumored romantic involvement with Rose first emerged in 2019. Reports suggested that Rose and Middleton had a falling out, with the Princess of Wales perceiving her as a "rural rival." The Sun reported that the Duchess of Cambridge wanted Rose "phased out" of their elite circle. UK journalist Giles Coren fueled the rumors in a now-deleted tweet: "Yes, it is an affair. I haven't read the piece, but I know about the affair. Everyone knows about the affair, darling."
The alleged affair resurfaced in February, with Music Mundial claiming that Prince William spent Valentine's Day with his rumored mistress and away from his family. An anonymous employee from a luxurious Italian restaurant alleged that the couple enjoyed a romantic dinner there, with the royal gifting her an expensive pearl necklace to commemorate the occasion.
However, these reports should be taken with caution. Prince William has already denied the rumors and even pursued legal action against a publication for the "false" and "damaging" claims. A letter from Harbottle and Lewis law firm, representing Prince William, read, "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."