Prince William celebrated his ex-girlfriend Rose Farquhar finding love, attending her wedding to George Gemmell.
The Prince of Wales attempted to keep a low profile while making an appearance at his former girlfriend and childhood friend’s wedding on Saturday held at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The day was apparently perfect, even though the bride and her father arrived late to the ceremony after their car broke down on the way there. An inside told People, “It was a magical winter wedding in the snow. The bride and groom exited via a tunnel of guests with sparklers in the dark, before driving away in the back of a vintage Land Rover. The Cotswolds are so beautiful in the snow!” The nuptials were also attended by another of William’s exes, Olivia Hunt, as well as Tom Inskip, Jamie Murray Wells, Guy Pelly, Mark Tomlinson, Harry Meade, Natasha Rufus Isaacs and her husband Rupert Finch, who also happens to be one of Princess Kate’s former boyfriends.
The prince and Farquhar are childhood friends and she even attended William’s 2011 wedding to Kate. Farquhar is considered to be the royal’s first serious girlfriend, per the Daily Mail, and Katie Nicholl described their relationship as “an innocent, tender romance” in her 2011 book, The Making of a Royal Romance. The new bride currently works in special projects and business development for the Duchess of Rutland’s Belvoir Castle. Prior to that, she also studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City. She’s also a singer-songwriter who went on to audition for season 5 of The Voice UK in 2016.
William’s public appearance comes shortly after the premiere of the final installment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Netflix docuseries in which the Duke of Sussex accuses his older brother of screaming at him in front of their late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, during a conversation about him and his wife stepping down from their royal duties. He also claimed that William broke a promise the two had made about never pitting their offices against one another in the press, accusing William of still being trapped within the “institution” of the monarchy. And a source told Vanity Fair that a detente seems highly unlikely. “There’s a great sense of mistrust, it’s why William won’t speak to Harry, because he is nervous that anything he says might end up in a book or a TV series,” they said.
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