Kate Middleton has a falling-out with long-term best friend Rose Hanbury, is starting to view her as a 'rural rival'
Rose Hanbury and her husband David Rocksavage live just a few miles away from Anmer Hall, the country home of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Sandringham, Norfolk
It has emerged that the Duchess of Cambridge had a major falling-out with her long-term best friend Rose Hanbury and has even told Prince William that she wants her to be "phased out" from their inner circle.
Kate Middleton views Hanbury as a "rural rival" back at home in Sandringham, Norfolk. According to insiders, their friendship is said to be in tatters. Prince William reportedly tried to sort things out between Middleton and Hanbury by playing mediator and going on numerous double dates with Hanbury and her husband David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley. Meanwhile, the Duchess has ignored all the attempts to fix their friendship.
The Duchess insists that Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, has to be removed from their inner circle. According to royal sources, the relationship between Middleton and Hanbury is worse than what anyone imagined it would be.
According to Sun, a source revealed, "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." The source continued, "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."
Hanbury and her husband Rocksavage, who is 23 years older to her, live just a few miles away from Anmer Hall, the country home that was given to Prince William and Kate Middleton by the Queen. Hanbury and Rocksavage live at Houghton Hall which has 106 rooms along with their twin sons Alexander and Oliver and daughter Iris. The twins and Prince George have been playmates.
Both Hanbury and Rocksavage were present at the Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding that took place eight years ago.During the wedding, Hanbury was considered to be the best-dressed guest by many. Hanbury used to be a model for the same modeling agency that discovered Kate Moss. Hanbury also worked for Michael Gove as a political researcher for a brief period of time.
Hanbury first made headlines after she posed in a pink bikini with her sister Marina and her husband Tony Blair in 2005. Blair was the then Prime Minister. Hanbury's husband Rocksavage inherited an estate with an estimated sum of £112million 27 years ago, that included the Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.