Inside Rose Hanbury's Relationship With Husband David Cholmondeley

Rose Hanbury is best known in the UK as the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, a title gained after she married her husband, David Cholmondeley. Hanbury is also known as one of Kate Middleton's good friends; she and her husband attended Kate and William's wedding in 2011.


Of course, many royal followers are also familiar with 2020's story about Hanbury and Prince William's possibly inappropriate relationship. Rumors abounded that Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton with Rose Hanbury, and those rumors reportedly prompted William and Kate to re-examine their own marriage.

Marie Claire explained, "It forced her and William to sit back and examine their relationship, which they realized they should have been doing more often. [They] are doing a great job at getting their marriage back on track again. It's not unusual to have a few hiccups in a marriage, especially after eight years, and Kate and William are no different. They're still going strong."

What hasn't been as thoroughly examined is the relationship between Rose Hanbury and David Cholmondeley. Here's everything we know about the two.


Rose and David's relationship seems fine

Luckily, Rose Hanbury and David Cholmondeley's marriage seems to have survived the rumors that surrounded the couple last year. Fortunately, Hanbury and Cholmondeley have a strong foundation. Tatler reports that they first met while they were each on vacation in 2003, and they announced their engagement six years later in June 2009. The announcement was swiftly followed by news of their first pregnancy together, and then Hanbury and Cholmondeley got married the following day, (via Hello!). Cholmondeley is 23 years older than Hanbury, but the age difference seems to work for them, (via Tatler).


The pair celebrated the arrival of twins Alexander, Earl of Rocksavage, and Oliver, Lord Cholmondeley in 2010. They're also mom and dad to their daughter, Lady Iris.

The family of five live together in Houghton Hall, which was originally built for Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and is close by Prince William and Kate Middleton's home Anmer Hall, (via Town & Country).