What’s going on between Lady Rose Hanbury and Prince William?


So, like, after scrolling through social media and catching some TV gossip, I finally know who Lady Rose Hanbury is! Apparently, she’s been all up in the gossip because of her supposed involvement with Prince William.

How Did Lady Rose Hanbury Become Famous?

So, after digging a bit more, turns out she’s become super famous in the past few years and is often seen at high society parties, you know, like being at King Charles III’s coronation.

Yeah, so Lady Rose Hanbury, who’s now the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was born in 1984 to Timothy Hanbury and Emma Longman. She grew up in Essex, England. Her mom, Emma, was the granddaughter of Lady Elizabeth Longman, who was super close to Queen Elizabeth II until she passed away in 2016. Lady Elizabeth was even a bridesmaid at the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

After finishing school, Rose did some modeling with a top agency and also worked as a researcher for a member of parliament named Michael Gove. That’s how she got into the spotlight, you know, rubbing shoulders with high society and all that jazz!

Is Rose Hanbury Still Married?

Yes, Rose Hanbury is indeed still married. She tied the knot with David George Philip Cholmondeley, the 7th Marquis of Cholmondeley, back in June 2009.

David Cholmondeley comes from one of Britain’s most prominent aristocratic families. In fact, in the year of their marriage, His estimated net worth to be around £60 million ($76.6 million).

After their marriage, Rose took on the title of Marchioness of Cholmondeley, along with the various other titles held by her husband. David Cholmondeley himself had quite the prestigious upbringing. He attended Eton College, the same school that educated Princes William and Harry. He also played a significant role at court during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

The couple has three children together. They welcomed twin boys, Alexander Hugh George Cholmondeley (who is now the Earl of Rocksavage) and Lord Oliver Timothy George Cholmondeley, in 2009. Their daughter, Lady Iris Marina Aline Cholmondeley, joined the family in 2016.

Lady Rose Hanbury & Prince William

Oh, and then there are those internet rumours… Apparently, Lady Rose Hanbury is said to be Prince William’s long-time mistress, with whispers even suggesting he might be the father of one of her children. These stories started circulating around 2019 and have been quite persistent ever since.

It all started with whispers of a feud between Rose and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. They used to be close friends, part of a circle of posh folks known as the “Turnip Toffs” in Norfolk. It’s quite the scene there, with Will and Kate’s country home, Anmer Hall, close to Houghton Hall where the Cholmondeleys reside. Sandringham, the royal family’s preferred holiday spot, is also nearby.

In 2017, the Cholmondeleys hosted a gala for one of Kate’s charity patronages, which explains all those pictures you’ll see of them together looking glam in fancy gowns.

Royal Neighbors in Norfolk
Royal Neighbors in Norfolk

In June 22, 2016, the Prince and Princess of Wales were photographed being greeted at Houghton Hall for an event supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. This event highlighted their close proximity as neighbors in Norfolk, England.

Now What is the True?

In 2023, photos made the rounds of Kate attending the Houghton Festival, an event known for showcasing electronic and dance music. Reports suggested that before heading to the festival, Kate had been dining with the Cholmondeleys. She then decided to join a group to the estate where the festival was held. Kensington Palace remained tight-lipped at the time, offering no comments on the princess’ attendance.

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Leading up to the festival, the Marquis and Marchioness of Cholmondeley were honored guests at the coronation of King Charles III. Their son, Lord Oliver, had a special role as one of the new king’s Pages of Honor during the ceremony. Alongside Prince George, William and Kate’s eldest, Lord Oliver held the monarch’s robes and appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. This connection solidified their ties with the royal family in a public and ceremonious way.

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