By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline
Published: 10:55 GMT, 23 March 2019 | Updated: 10:55 GMT, 23 March 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge has had a spectacular falling-out with a long-term best friend and has even told Prince William that she wants the woman 'phased out' from their inner circle.
Kate, 37, views Rose Hanbury, 35, as a 'rural rival' while at home in Sandringham, Norfolk, and their once close friendship is said to be in tatters, according to royal insiders.
Prince William has even tried to play mediator between the two women, as he and Kate have gone on several double dates with Rose and her husband David Rocksavage, the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
Kate and her former close friend Rose Hanbury have a had a 'terrible' falling out according to royal sources
However, the Duchess has ignored all attempts to mend fences, and insists that Rose, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, needs to be removed from their circle of confidantes.
Royal sources have revealed that the relationship