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A battle royal
Mail on Sunday, Issue 1499

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THORNY ROSE: Rose Hanbury’s lawyers are getting tough with the Mail publisher
WHAT prompted the Mail on Sunday to revisit the months-old story of Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, and her apparent estrangement from her former friend the Duchess of Cambridge, despite the paper having nothing much to add to the tale?

The MoS noted that a recent – and widely reported – appearance of Hanbury without her wedding ring “has only heightened the worries of those around her for the mother-of-three and fuelled the rumour mill once again”, but it failed to specify exactly what those rumours might be (despite US-based titles being much less reticent).

News-free though it might have been, the article was enough to enrage the Cholmondeleys. Last week the couple’s lawyers from Taylor Wessing hit Mail publisher Associated Newspapers with a complaint not just about the most recent piece, but about no fewer than 17 other articles it has published about the supposed falling-out – which the marchioness denies even occurred – since March.

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