Prince William and Duchess Kate are as close as we can get to a real-life version of The Heart Family. But as we all know, The Royal Heart Family recently experienced a dramatic cheating scandal when it was rumored that Prince William cheated with Duchess Kate’s best friend, The Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Rose Hanbury, who is married to the Marquess of Cholmondeley but has been photographed without her wedding ring on. Prince William’s lawyers got involved, saying it didn’t happen. Duchess Kate’s also got involved, saying any story about her icing out her best friend is a lie.
Regardless of what the truth is, Us Weekly claims that Duchess Kate hates that it’s all out there, and it’s really made things awkward.
Us Weekly spoke to a Middleton family friend, and that family source claims that Kate responded to the rumors very calmly. The source says that the rumors forced her and William to come together and examine their marriage. They reportedly realized that it was something they “should be doing more often.”
But that’s not to say it was all smiles and crumpets. Another source says that the cheating rumors “didn’t go down well” with Kate. Still, she’s committed to making it work for the kids. And no, “kids” isn’t code for her massive collection of diamond Duchess tiaras.
“It’s not unusual to have a few hiccups in a marriage, especially after eight years, and Kate and William are no different,” the second insider says of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “They’re still going strong. Regardless of their ups and downs, they love each other dearly and their kids are the most important thing in their lives.”
Speaking of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, they’re all a little young to know what’s been going on (or not going on, just rumored to be going on). But Us Weekly’s first source says that Kate is worried that one day, they’ll be old enough to read about these “hurtful” rumors. I don’t think Kate needs to worry that much about that. When the heirs and spares finally get their first royal smartphones, they’ll be too sidetracked with other, more juicy royal tabloid reporting to care about that time Daddy allegedly got freaky. “Mooooom, get in here! We just found a bunch of old stuff about our family! Why was everyone so obsessed with Aunty Pippa’s butt???”