Yes, Lady Rose Hanbury Was at King Charles's Coronation

She was not phased out of the royal family's circle, despite the rumors of an affair with Prince William.

Sara Belcher - Author

Mar. 18 2024, Published 7:07 p.m. ET

Lady Rose Hanbury at the coronation
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It seems everyone online is talking about Princess Kate Middleton's notable absence from the public eye for the past few months, which was only fueled by the doctored photo of her provided by the royal family. The speculation has only been further added to as Lady Rose Hanbury's alleged affair with Prince William has been brought back up. Stephen Colbert even addressed the rumors on his talk show.

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“The Kingdom has been all a flutter about the seeming disappearance of Kate Middleton,” he said. “Well now, internet sleuths are guessing that Kate’s absence may be related to her husband, and the future King of England, William, having an affair. I think we all know who the alleged other woman is, say it with me: the Marchioness of Cholmondeley."

Prince William and Lady Rose Hanbury
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Lady Rose is the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and has long been a friend of the royal family's (and Kate in particular), though as the affair rumors have resurfaced every interaction she's had with the royal family has been under scrutiny. Did she attend the 2023 coronation of Prince William's father, King Charles III?

Was Lady Rose Hanbury at King Charles III's coronation?

Though the litany of rumors plaguing Lady Rose's relationship with the Windsors suggested she had a falling out with the royal family following the rumors of her affair with Prince William, it seems they've since been mended (or they were never real at all). Lady Rose's son, Oliver, is a Page of Honour for the royal family alongside Kate's own child Prince George, making him a ceremonial staple at all state occasions.

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As a Page of Honour, both Oliver and Prince George are expected to attend coronations and other official state ceremonies, meaning that Oliver (and Lady Rose) were in attendance at King Charles's coronation in 2023. The other Pages of Honour are Nicholas Barclay, the son of the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and Ralph Tollemache, son of the heir apparent of Baron Tollemache.

Lady Rose Hanbury at the 2023 coronation
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Lady Rose Hanbury at the 2023 coronation

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To further corroborate her appearance at the coronation, the Daily Mail noted her outfit for the event was incredibly similar to one Kate had worn earlier that week. Lady Rose donned a black and white long dress coupled with the same Bow Tie Pump 105 Aquazzura heels worn by Kate. Karwai Tang also captured images of Lady Rose at the coronation for Getty Images.

Did Prince William have an affair with Lady Rose Hanbury?

In 2019, rumors about the alleged affair swirled far and wide, with In Touch initially making the claim before it was later shot down by a source close to the royal family.

“There has never been any enmity between Kate and Rose,” the source told The Daily Beast. “The rumors were all a load of rubbish. The family are ancient allies of the Crown and they will be there.”

Though some sources reported these rumors were "hurtful" to Kate, many also claim that it encouraged the couple to check in on their marriage.

“It forced her and William to sit back and examine their relationship, which they realized they should have been doing more often,” a source told Us Weekly at the time.

Though the rumors are allegedly false, some are still wondering if there's any connection between Lady Rose and what's happening with Kate right now.

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