The Royal Family is large and wide. Most people think of the Queen or Dukes when they think about the English Royal Families, but they have ties that expand far beyond that. The Royal Family does not simply include the Dukes, Duchesses, Princes, and Princesses but many more titles that hold at least some power, either actual or mostly nominal.
Recently one such title and a name have been in the talks in tabloids, websites, and magazines. Someone whose ties with the royal family are historic, who has found her way into the inner circle of the Prince and Princess of Wales and has often become fodder for headlines.
Her name is Sarah Rose Cholmondeley, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, colloquially also known as Rose Hanbury. She has been in attendance during major royal events and is closely associated with both Prince William and Princess Kate. Tabloids and newspapers have often taken to calling her the next Camilla. This is because of the rumors of her affair with Prince William, like Camilla once had with now the monarch of England, King Charles, while he was still married to the people’s princess, Diana of Wales. Who is she, and what is her association with the heir apparent of the English Throne?
Who is Rose Hanbury?
Currently, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Rose Hanbury, is a former model and has also served as a political researcher in the British Parliament. Prior to her marriage, she was represented by Storm Models during her modeling career. She also served Michael Gove, a conservative politician, as a researcher.
She was associated with royalty long before she married the Marquess of Cholmondeley. Her maternal grandmother is Lady Elizabeth Lambart, Daughter of the 10th Earl of Cavan; she was one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II. Rose Hanbury, in the capacity of Marchioness, was in attendance at the funeral of Prince Philip, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and the coronation of Prince Charles.
What Is Her Title?
The highest grade in Royalty is Duke or Duchess. These were titles previously held by Prince Williams and Princess Kate Middleton; they were formerly known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall before the accession of Prince Charles to the throne. These are followed by the titles of the marquess and marchioness.
Rose Hanbury holds the title of Marchioness of Cholmondeley as she is married to David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. The Cholmondeley family seats are at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. The Cholmondeley Castle also comes under their own, which is surrounded by a 7,500-acre estate; it is located near Malpas, Cheshire.
Who Is Rose Hanbury’s Partner?
Rose Hanbury is married to David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. He has a net worth of around £60 Million, primarily from his large land holdings. He also served in the House of Lords in a nominal role. He had held royal titles since the age of fourteen, before which he held the title the Earl of Rocksavage.
In 1974, he was appointed as Page of Honor to Queen Elizabeth II and was removed when he surpassed the age limit for the title. Cholmondeley held the office of Lord Great Chamberlain from 1990 to 2022 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. In March 2023, he was also appointed as a permanent Lord in Waiting.
Who Are The Children of Rose Hanbury?
Rose Hanbury is the mother of three children with her husband, David Cholmondeley. Three and a half months after her wedding to her husband, she gave birth to twin boys. Alexander Hugh George Cholmondeley currently holds the title of Earl of Rocksavage, and his twin brother is Lord Oliver Timothy George Cholmondeley. In 2016 she had another child, her daughter, Lady Iris Marina Aline Cholmondeley.
Her son Lord Oliver held a special role at King Charles’ coronation on May 6th. He served as one of the king’s pages of honor alongside Prince George, heir to the throne. Her elder son Alexander is the heir apparent to the throne of Cholmondeley and holds the title of Earl of Rocksavage, a courtesy title.
Her Relationship With Prince Williams
Rose Hanbury has become fodder for headlines as the rumor of her alleged affair with the Prince of Wales flies about. She is in the inner circle of the Prince and Princess, and for that reason, she is often the target of such rumors. Neither of the women involved is a stranger to baseless rumors. Many years ago, the news surfaced that the Princess of Wales had had a falling out with her neighbor and friend, Rose Hanbury.
In addition to it, Rose Hanbury was rumored to have been spotted dining with Prince William on Valentine’s Day, which added fuel to the fire of these speculations. No such rumors have been confirmed. In fact, according to some reports, the involved parties were considering legal action against such speculations, but since there was no one source to surface, they decided to neglect it. Many started referring to her as the next Camilla simply on the basis of such words. Fame often makes one vulnerable to such comments. She is actually good friends with both Prince William and Princess Kate.