This is the cover of the latest issue of In Touch Weekly. The American magazine isn’t typically a reliable source for reliable gossip. In Touch probably gets one thing right every six months, if that. But, reliable or not, they may have just given life to a story that House Cambridge was hoping would go away.
The alleged affair has apparently been the subject of high society gossip for the better part of a year, but fear of the future king among the British tabloid press is such that the media only began reporting on it in March.
A brief recap: a couple of a weeks ago, The British newspaper The Sun published a story about the “Turnip toffs”, in the English countryside involving Kate Middleton and her strained friendship with Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley. According to the report, Kate and Rose are no longer friends, no one could say why. That, of course, led to all kinds of speculation about why Kate and Rose broke up and whether or not William had anything to do with it.
There is also a theory going on that there was never any bad blood between Kate and Meghan Markle, or, at least, the feud didn’t originate with them. Rather, the distance between the two couples was a result of the worsening rift between William and Harry, which resulted from Will’s affair.
This developed into a rumor that Prince William had been caught having an affair with Hanbury while Kate was pregnant with her third child.