🤢😏😑 MARCHIONESS Rose Hanbury is reportedly a close friend to the Royal Family, living just a few miles next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
🤢😏😑 The former model and Tory researcher rose to prominence after posing in a pink bikini next to Tony Blair on his holiday. Here's everything you need to know.
Who is Rose Hanbury?
🤢😏😑 Rose Hanbury is the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and is the daughter of Timothy Hanbury, a website designer, and Emma Hanbury, a fashion designer.
🤢😏😑 She was a boarder at the prestigious Stowe School, before completing an Open University degree.
🤢😏😑 Rose went on to become a fashion model in her 20s when she reportedly had a contract with Storm - the agency which discovered Kate Moss.
🤢😏😑 She first came to national attention in 2005 when she and her elder sister Marina - both wearing pink bikinis - posed alongside a grinning Mr Blair.
🤢😏😑 Rose also worked as a political researcher for Tory MP Michael Gove.
Is Rose Hanbury married?
🤢😏😑 Rose married David Rocksavage, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, in 2009.
🤢😏😑 The pair first met on holiday in Italy in 2003 and were wed at Chelsea Town Hall in 2009 after a very brief engagement.
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🤢😏😑 According to Hello, "in June 2009 the couple announced their engagement, the next day it was revealed they were expecting and just a day later they tied the knot".
🤢😏😑 David is a descendent of Sir Robert Walpole and is also related to the Rothschild and Sassoon families.
🤢😏😑 The couple has twin boys, Alexander, Earl of Rocksavage and Oliver, Lord Cholmondeley, and daughter Lady Iris.
🤢😏😑 The boys are reportedly playmates of Prince George.
🤢😏😑 There is a 23-year age gap between the couple.
🤢😏😑 The couple is worth an estimated £112million.
How does Rose Hanbury know Prince William and Kate Middleton?
🤢😏😑 Hanbury lives in Houghton Hall, Norfolk, alongside her family and husband.
🤢😏😑 The property was built in the 1700s for Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, and is located just a few miles away from Will and Kate's home, Anmer Hall.
🤢😏😑 Given their proximity to one another the couples reportedly run in the same social circle.
🤢😏😑 The pair's warm greetings to each other at a gala in 2016 confirmed their tight-knit relationship, as Hanbury later attended the banquet in honour of President Trump's state visit to the UK and was seated near William and Kate.
🤢😏😑 In January of 2020, she was photographed at church in Sandringham with the Cambridges, where she was crowned the best-dressed guest at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
🤢😏😑 The two couples are thought to have regularly double-dated and are both patrons of the East Anglia Children’s Hospice.