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If you’ve been following the latest royal gossip, then you’re probably aware that there’s something unusual about the most recent round of rumors out of Kensington Palace.

It all started with reports of a feud between Kate Middleton and Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and formerly one of Kate’s closest friends.

This developed into a rumor that Prince William had been caught having an affair with Hanbury while Kate was pregnant with her third child.

It sounded too outrageous to be true, but remarkably, William’s behavior in the week since the scandal broke has only served to bolster claims that he’s in damage control mode after being caught red-handed.

Here’s a brief rundown of everything we know about the situation thus far: