Did Prince William Cheat On Kate Middleton With Rose Hanbury?

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Did Prince William Cheat On Kate Middleton With Rose Hanbury?

It must really be strange to be a member of the British royal family. Is there any family or person anywhere who is as scrutinized as Will, Kate, Harry and Meghan? The British press is fueled by their famous tabloids and I'm pretty sure not a day goes by where one or more of the royal family isn't the main story. Today, it's Will and Kate and that pesky and lingering rumor that he cheated on her while she was pregnant with their third child, Prince Louis. Royal watchers and followers seem pretty convinced this transgression actually occured and are hopping mad about it. And oddly, Meghan Markle is being defended for once. If I was Will or Kate (or Harry or Meghan), I'd stay off the internet and social media for a good long while. So let's get to the bottom of these rumors. Did Prince William cheat on Kate Middleton?

1.  The memes

The rumor that Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton has been around for awhile. Some think he did the deed with Rose Hanbury — a married friend of Kate's and part of their social circle. Fans and royal watchers aren't having it with this rumor and are pretty mad at Will. They are taking it out on the prince online with a surprising twist; they're coming to the defense of Meghan Markle. The press has been dragging her through the mud for any number of things: having a baby shower, wanting privacy surrounding the birth of her first child, or even just smiling the wrong way. I mean, let's face it, if Meghan Markle unknowingly stepped on an ant it would turn into a national scandal with the press calling her a murderer. Meanwhile, Prince William is largely treated as a saint who can do no wrong. 

2. Is it a cover-up?

Another side of the controversy claims that because this rumor is so unsubtantiated and unreported on by the usually rabid British press, that it must be true. After all, if Meghan Markle sneezes in public, she is accused of spreading ebola but there isn't a peep about this long-standing rumor that Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton? Royal watchers say that this is a sure sign of the royal family's tight grip on and control over the press. 

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3. The feuds

Further mucking things up is all the supposed feuds between members of the royal family. Kate is supposedly fighting with Meghan. Kate and her former friend Rose Hanbury allegedly had a falling out. William and Harry are reportedly fighting. One journalist, Nicole Cliffe, has posited that the royal brothers could be at odds due to Harry's anger over Will's affair. Remember, their mother Princess Diana was cheated on by their father Prince Charles and that more of less ruined their childhood and family. 

4. The legal action

Prince William's legal team has had just about enough with the cheating rumors and sent a warning to a British publication that published an article about the affair, who it was with, and how Kate found out. The warning said, “In addition to being false and highly damaging, the publication of false speculation in respect of our client’s private life also constitutes a breach of his privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention to Human Rights..." It is interesting in and of itself that the British royal family chose to issue this warning. Usually they just ignore things and let them naturally fade away. 

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RELATED: New Details About The Kate Middleton/Rose Hanbury Feud

5. Trouble in paradise?

Today, Monday, April 29th is Will and Kate's eighth wedding anniversary. Prince WIlliam and Kate Middleton have three children: five-year old Prince George, three-year-old Princess Charlotte and one-year-old Prince Louis. Meanwhile, the world is awaiting the imminent birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child. 

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.