A little while back, people were baffled by Kate’s decision to remove Will’s ex-girlfriend, Rose Hanbury, from her social circle.
If you need a refresher on who Rose Hanbury is, go here.
Now rumours are circulating that her reasons were less about a falling out and more about an alleged affair between William and Rose, and you can almost hear the tabloids frothing at the mouth.
Here’s The Daily Beast with more:
In Touch magazine has become the first mainstream outlet to publish a sensational rumor that has electrified British high society for almost a year: that Prince Williammay have had an affair with his aristocratic neighbor Rose Hanbury, also known as the Marchioness of Cholmondeley (pronounced Chumley), while Kate Middleton was pregnant with their third child.
Apparently, Kate confronted William who denied the allegations. Kate then demanded that William stop hanging out with the Cholmondeleys.
All of this is probably rubbish considering the source of the information. In Touch is a tabloid notorious for writing trash, and The Sun and the Daily Mail aren’t exactly bound to the truth, either.
Anyway, Will has responded by issuing a cease and desist letter.
“The use of a legal letter by William as a future king is very much a move of last resort,” Duncan Larcombe, former royal editor of The Sun, told The Daily Beast, adding, “If the stories of Kate freezing Rose out are true, then whatever caused the falling out must have been very serious.
“While traditionally, the British royal family would not take specific legal action—the old saying was ‘never complain and never explain’—William and Harry are willing to do it in their own way.”
This isn’t the first time that the Royals have taken legal action.
Prince Harry took British newspaper the Star to the industry complaints body after it alleged he was having a relationship with Pippa Middleton and forced an apology from it, and Kate and William made good on legal threats after topless photos of Kate were published by a French magazine. The couple sued the publication, resulting in the pair being awarded $115,000 in damages.
Friends fall out sometimes. It happens.
Not everything is a tabloid-worthy scandal, although we can expect to see these headlines reappearing again and again.
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