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What Kate Middleton and Prince William realised about their marriage amid hurtful cheating rumours – AOL UK

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are “still going strong” following rumours earlier this year that William had an affair with Kate’s friend, Rose Hanbury.

This spring, the Duke of Cambridge’s lawyers reportedly threatened legal action against the tabloid, In Touch, after it reported that he had cheated on his wife of eight years. Though the palace didn’t even merit the rumours with a response, insiders told US Weekly that the couple had to “examine their relationship” amid the speculation.

“Kate finds the rumours hurtful, obviously, and hates the thought that one day her children will be able to read about them online,” a source said. “It forced her and William to sit back and examine their relationship, which they realised they should have been doing more often.”

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Royal family at Trooping the Colour

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2019/06/08: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is seen in a carriage on her way to Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which marks her 93rd birthday. (Photo by Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2019/06/08: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (R) and Meghan Duchess of Sussex (L) are seen in a carriage on their way to the Horse Guards Parade during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which marks the 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch. (Photo by Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2019/06/08: Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are seen in a carriage on their way to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which marks the 93rd birthday of, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch. (Photo by Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Lady Louise Windsor rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Andrew, Duke of York seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Andrew, Duke of York seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Princess Eugenie Windsor and Jack Brooksbank during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Princess Beatrice Windsor and Jack Brooksbank during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: (L-R) Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James Viscount Severn and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York leave Buckingham Palace in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive to Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to Buckingham Palace in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Buckingham Palace in a carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and their children Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and their children Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride in an open carriage as they attend Trooping the Colour on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge wave from a window of Buckingham Palace as they attend Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, although the Queen’s actual birthday is on April 21st. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Lady Louise Windsor attends Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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William and Kate share children George, Charlotte and Louis, and have been married since April 2011. This is the first time that they had been hit by rumours of infidelity, which “didn’t go down well with Kate,” another source claimed.

The couple apparently didn’t let the allegations affect them too much, though they did use the controversy as a reminder to continue to focus on maintaining their strong marriage.

“[They are] determined to pull through it and are doing a great job at getting their marriage back on track again,” the second source explained. “It’s not unusual to have a few hiccups in a marriage, especially after eight years, and Kate and William are no different. They’re still going strong. Regardless of their ups and downs, they love each other dearly and their kids are the most important thing in their lives.”

Most recently, the couple attended Trooping the Colour in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday last weekend, where they were all smiles alongside their three children — including Louis, who made his big balcony debut during the annual event.

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The Cambridge Family at Trooping the Colour

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(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince Louis stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Prince Louis stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding Prince Louis, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand with other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she returns to Buckingham Palace after the Queen’s Birthday Parade, ‘Trooping the Colour’, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on horseback follows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in a horse-drawn carriage into Horseguards parade for the Queen’s Birthday Parade, ‘Trooping the Colour’, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal on horseback follow Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in a horse-drawn carriage into Horseguards parade ahead of the Queen’s Birthday Parade, ‘Trooping the Colour’, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) are driven to Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen’s Birthday Parade, ‘Trooping the Colour’, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) are driven to Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen’s Birthday Parade, ‘Trooping the Colour’, in London on June 8, 2019. – The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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