Prince William’s rumored affair with Kate Middleton’s friend, Rose Hanbury, is one of the biggest salacious stories that rocked the Cambridges in recent weeks.

Last month, rumors swirled that Prince William and Middleton are struggling with their marriage after the latter found out that the former cheated on her while she was pregnant with Prince Louis. Last weekend, rumors swirled that Prince William and Middleton are talking about their divorce.

Even though none of the rumors surrounding the royal couple’s marriage have been proven to be true, it still cannot be denied that being involved in a cheating scandal could be stressful for everyone involved. But according to Cheat Sheet, the rumors about Prince William’s affair is all about convenience.

The publication noted that rumors about the affair could just be a part of the tabloids’ attempt at getting back at Prince William for not being friendly towards there. Years ago, the future King sued a publication for releasing photos of Middleton.

At that time, the public thought that Prince William was just doing what was right to protect his wife’s privacy. But several years later, it seems that he is being punished for it.

“Mostly, it’s a connective string to all tabloids and the royal hatred for what they do to attempt personal ruin. The British paparazzi have obviously paid attention and still dig deep to inflate salacious stories when the reality is most likely much different,” the publication noted.

A royal fan also claimed that the rumors about Prince William and Hanbury’s affair actually came from American tabloids and not British ones.

“It’s a rumor started by some American gossip sites after some tabloids reported that Kate had cut out Rose. Lady Cholmondeley from her friend circle (a baseless rumor) and then some people saw that as ‘evidence’ that William has been having an affair,” the royal fan wrote.

As of late, it is still unclear whether or not Prince William and Middleton would sue the publications for running fake stories about their marriage.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. Photo: Getty Images/Gareth Fuller