16 October 2019 03:44
But The Sun yesterday revealed friends had told how Kate wants Rose "phased out" as one of her and Prince William's closest confidantes — despite her husband's attempts to repair a rift between them. She lives with posh husband David Rocksavage, 58, who inherited a £112million fortune — including Houghton Hall, the home built for the UK's first PM Sir Robert Walpole. Rose has twin boys, Alexander, Earl of Rocksavage, and Oliver, Lord Cholmondeley, aged nine, as well as a three-year-old daughter Lady Iris. That the honour eventually fell to charismatic David Rocksavage, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley – a wealthy Old Etonian 23 years her senior – may have raised a few eyebrows on the London scene, particularly when they married just two days after announcing not only their engagement but that Rose was pregnant with twins. Rose Hanbury, 35, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, is pictured with William and Kate at a gala dinner in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices Nook appeal Ms Hanbury is married to David Rocksavage (pictured left together), the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley – a wealthy Old Etonian 23 years her senior.
Rose attended the royal couple's wedding and, together with husband David, the four have gone on several double dates (pictured) Fellow members include William's close friends William and Rosie Van Cutsem, Tom and Polly Coke, the Earl and Countess of Leicester, neighbours at nearby Holkham Hall, and James and Laura Meade, who is a godmother to Prince Louis. Rose (pictured with William and Kate in 2016) was also, at one stage, named as a potential contender for Prince William's affections, although when they first met – and whether they ever became close prior to the Cambridge's move to Norfolk – remains unclear Rose's twin sons are playmates of Prince George and she is also a former model for the same agency that discovered Kate Moss The family, which expanded in 2016 with the birth of Lady Iris, is now at the centre of the Norfolk set and Rose has, to date, counted Kate as one of her closest friends. The Cholmondeley estate is just four miles from the Duke and Duchess's home, Anmer Hall, and the Royal couple and their children are said to have been regular guests. She reportedly tells William to shut out model friend Rose Hanbury from their Norfolk circle after 'terrible clash' But speculation about a serious rift between Kate and the Marchioness – former model Rose Hanbury – is said to have intensified in recent weeks. Kate and William have long been close to their Norfolk neighbours, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.
However, the two couples have become close friends as Prince William and Middleton get to stay in Norfolk for years before they moved to London when the Duke of Cambridge decided to become a full-time working royal. Reports emerged in both the Saturday and Sunday newspapers which claimed a 'rift' had opened up between Kate and her Norfolk neighbour Rose Hanbury, Marchioness of Cholmondeley (left) Over the weekend, reports emerged in both the Saturday and Sunday newspapers which claimed a 'rift' had opened up between Kate and her Norfolk neighbour Rose Hanbury, Marchioness of Cholmondeley. William, meanwhile, was being painted as a peacemaker who, because of his own friendship with Rose's aristocratic husband, David (the Marquess of) Cholmondeley, wants the two women to get along. In 2014 William and Kate decided to move full time to Anmer Hall, the country house close to Sandringham that was given to them by the Queen The 106-room pile is barely four miles from Anmer and it was soon being reported that the Cholmondeleys with their three children were part of the so-called 'turnip toffs', a set of well-born friends of William and Kate with North Norfolk homes. Rose and David were both guests (of the Queen) at William and Kate's wedding in 2011, and three years ago the royal couple attended a black tie gala at Houghton Hall.