Everything You Should Know About Rose Hanbury, Kate Middleton’s and Prince William’s Close Friend

Princess Kate’s controversial Mother’s Day portrait has sparked attention towards Kate and William’s inner circle, including the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Sarah Rose Hanbury. Rose Hanbury has been associated with the Prince and Princess of Wales, often attracting tabloid headlines and rumors. She has been photographed at events with the couple and attended King Charles III’s coronation, Prince Philip’s memorial service, and Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

Ahead, we break down everything we know about the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.


Sh’es Married to The 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley

In 2009, she married David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, at Chelsea Town Hall. The Marquess of Cholmondeley and Rose Hanbury reside at Houghton Hall, a lavish home built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole. The house, as depicted in the official website, is a direct descendant of the aristocrat.

She Has a Strong Academic Background

Rose attended Stowe School and The Open University in England, with her education reportedly focusing on politics due to her later career choices, though the exact degree she pursued remains unknown.

She Is a Mother of Three

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Rose and David have three children together: Earl of Rocksavage Alexander Hugh George and Lord Oliver Timothy George, born in 2009, and Lady Iris Marina Aline, born in 2016. Rose’s 13-year-old son, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, served as one of the monarch’s pages of honor during the coronation.

She Formerly Worked As a Model and Researcher in Parliament.

Rose worked as a fashion model and researcher for Conservative Party Parliament member Michael Gove before getting married.

Her Grandmother Served As a Bridesmaid to Queen Elizabeth II

Rose’s family has a strong connection to the monarchy, with her maternal grandmother, Lady Elizabeth Lambart, serving as a bridesmaid at Queen Elizabeth II’s 1947 wedding.

Roae Is A Patron of East’s Hospices

She is a patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, a charity that provides care and support for young children with life-threatening diseases, among the seven patrons.

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