Who Is Rose Hanbury? Everything to Know About the Marchioness of Cholmondeley

Who Is Rose Hanbury? Everything to Know About the Marchioness of Cholmondeley

Many members of Britain's upper crust are expected to be in attendance at King Charles's coronation this weekend. Among them is Sarah Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, though she has come to be colloquially known as just Rose Hanbury.

It's no surprise that Rose will likely join the spectators at Westminster Abbey for the coronation, especially since she has long been a part of Prince William and Princess Kate's inner circle (an association that has often made her fodder for tabloid headlines and rumors, none of which the Prince and Princess of Wales have publicly addressed). She has often been photographed at events with William and Kate, and was an attendee at Prince Philip's memorial service and Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral last year.

Rose's 13-year-old son, Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, will also have a special role in the May 6 ceremony, where he will serve as one of the king's pages of honor, alongside heir-to-the-throne Prince George.

Ahead, everything we know about the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

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She married David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, in 2009.

Two days after announcing their engagement, the couple wed at Chelsea Town Hall, per Hello.

They live in the family's Norfolk estate, Houghton Hall, just a few miles away from William and Kate's home at Amner Hall.

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Rose and David greet Kate and William at Houghton Hall.Stephen Pond - Getty Images

They have three kids.

Rose and David have welcomed three children together: 13-year-old twins Oliver Timothy and Alexander Hugh, and seven-year-old Iris Marina Aline.

Oliver is set to serve as one of King Charles's pages of honor at the coronation; other pages include Prince George, the monarch's godson Ralph Tollemach, and Nicholas Barclay.

She used to work as a model and as a researcher in Parliament.

Before getting married, Rose reportedly worked as fashion model represented by agency Storm Models. She also had a job as a researcher for Conservative Party Parliament member, Michael Gove.

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Rose attends a party in 2004.Dave M. Benett - Getty Images

She is a patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

The marchioness is among the seven patrons for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), which provides care and support for young children faced with life-threatening diseases. Princess Kate is EACH's royal patron.

Her grandmother was a bridesmaid at Queen Elizabeth II's wedding.

Rose's family holds ties with the monarchy that precede her. Her maternal grandmother, Lady Elizabeth Lambart, served as one of the bridesmaids at the 1947 wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.

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