If there's one thing that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William andKate Middletonhave made very clear: when it comes to thepersistent cheating rumours,we shouldn’t expect a comment any time soon. Nonetheless, the Duke's alleged mistress Rose Hanbury has apparently just reacted to the report - well, sort of.
Taking cues from the Royals, Rose is speaking to the press about anything but the rumours. As U.K. publication Tatler reports, Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and her husband David Rocksavage, are opening their home up to the public in the name of art - hosting an exhibition at their residence Houghton Hall this summer. It's a rather surprising move for Rose and David to draw attention to their private world at such time and under such intense media scrutiny. Unless they're sending a clear yet coded message: they have nothing to hide.
Here's a quick refresher in the royal drama. According to t The Sun, the Duchess of Cambridge and Rose's friendship has recently soured with Kate seeing her as a "rural rival" and wanting her "phased out" of their close-knit country clan. Sources allegedly claimed the friend's rift was so bad, Prince William tried to step in to "try to broker peace".
"It is well known that Kate and Rose have had a terrible falling out. They used to be close but that is not the case anymore," an insider alleged toThe Sun. "William wants to play peacemaker so the two couples can remain, friends, given they live so close to each other and share many mutual friends. But Kate has been clear that she doesn't want to see them anymore and wants William to phase them out, despite their social status."
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