Rose Hanbury steals spotlight in Kate Middleton’s iconic accessory

Rose Hanbury returns to spotlight after rejecting rumours of affair with Prince William

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024

Rose Hanbury, who recently denied rumours of her affair with Prince William, has returned to the spotlight as she appeared alongside other royals at recent events in absence of Kate Middleton who's undergoing preventative chemotherapy following her cancer diagnosis.

Following Kate's disappearance from the spotlight, media was rife with rumours of Hanbury's affair with Prince William. However, her lawyers have to come forward to dismiss the claims as "completely false".


Rose Cholmondeley - Marchioness of Cholmondeley - popularly known as Rose Hanbury reemerges in the royal limelight with her outfits as some royal watchers claim she wore cancer-stricken Princess Kate's iconic hate during her most recent outing.

In May, Hanbury attended two significant ceremonies alongside other Royals. She was first seen in Gloucestershire's Badminton House, and later at the service dedication for the Order of The British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral on May 15.

During her second appearance, eagle-eyed royal fans noted some unusual, claiming that she was wearing the same hat that Catherine had worn on previous occasions.

Hanbury, in the photo, appears to be wearing the dark Lock & Co. Tiffany hat, which Prince William's wife Kate sported during a Commonwealth event at Westminster Abbey in 2018 as well as at Remembrance Sunday service in 2021.

However, this wasn't the first time that Hanbury and Kate have been involved in something similar. They both were seen wearing the Aquazurra's Bow Tie Pumps in black at King Charles III's coronation.

The royal family's continued association with Hanbury, as well as the fact that her son Oliver played an important role in at the King' crowning ceremony, demonstrate that the allegations have been debunked.

Citing sources, Us Weekly reported in April 2023 that the affair rumors had only strengthened Middleton and William's relationship. "It forced [Middleton] and William to sit back and examine their relationship, which they realized they should have been doing more often."