Prince William and Kate Middleton, the British royal couple, are in the midst of a marriage crisis after 12 years of union, according to various international media. Apparently, the reason behind the crisis is an alleged infidelity on the part of Prince William with Rose Hanbury, Marchioness of Cholmondeley. This scandal adds to the controversy surrounding the British royal family, especially on the eve of King Charles III’s coronation on May 6.
Despite the divorce rumors, Buckingham Palace has chosen to remain silent. The situation worsened when it was learned that Kate had left the palace, although, according to the newspaper El Espectador, some spokespersons explained that her departure was not due to problems with the prince, but rather to a protocol prior to the coronation of Carlos III.
According to a former Buckingham Palace worker quoted by the Heraldo USA portal, Kate and William have had very strong arguments in the past. In his book “Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family,” Tom Quinn, a former member of the Palace staff, details how arguments between couples can become very intense. Despite this, Kate is said to be the one to defuse the situation and calm Prince William down.
Rose Hanbury, at the center of the controversy, was one of Kate’s best friends. However, it is alleged that the Princess of Wales alienated Hanbury upon discovering her alleged relationship with Prince William. The scandal came to light in 2019 when Rose was married to the Marquis David de Cholmondeley.
Recently, the Terra portal further fueled the controversy by stating that Hanbury’s youngest daughter, Lady Iris Marina Aline Cholmondeley, is not the daughter of her ex-husband, the marquis, but of Prince William. Although there are no public photos of the girl, she is said to bear a strong resemblance to the prince.
Meanwhile, the British royals prepare for the coronation of Charles III, and the shadow of rumored divorce between Kate and Prince William seems to further darken the event. Will this be the beginning of the end for the royal couple? Only time will tell.