Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Reportedly Bonded Over Scrabble at the Queen's Christmas Celebration

A source close to the family literally compared their feud to Germany and Britain during WWI.

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Scrabble heals all wounds, apparently.

For months now, Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) (and Prince William and Prince Harry (opens in new tab), for that matter) have been slammed with rumors of a "feud." Never mind that both women (opens in new tab) and even the press team at Buckingham Palace (opens in new tab) have all gone out of their way to make it clear that the relationship is just fine. Rumors, aren't they just great?

But now, it's looking like maybe—just maybe—the Kate/Meghan feud rumors (opens in new tab) will subside in 2019, all thanks to a game of Scrabble. The Duchesses reportedly played the game on Christmas (opens in new tab) and bonded, healing a rift that The Sun's unnamed royal source (opens in new tab) directly compared opposing countries during World War I:

"If German and British troops could put their differences to one side to play football during World War One, the feeling was Kate and Meghan could follow suit for Scrabble. After watching the Queen’s speech, the board games were brought out and both women got stuck in."

Other details the Sun (opens in new tab) source shared about the magical, feud-ending game of Scrabble (opens in new tab) included that alcohol was involved (for the people who weren't growing new humans in their uteruses, of course):

"Pregnant Meghan wasn’t drinking but Kate had a glass of wine or two, and everyone was in great spirits."

And that Meghan and Kate (opens in new tab) were "chuckling" during the game, which, as we all know is the opposite of feuding. Right?

"They were chuckling along together. You wouldn’t know there was any tension between the two. It was a wonderful day and night."

Here's hoping the "Meghan and Kate are friends again (opens in new tab)" story kills the "Meghan and Kate are feuding (opens in new tab)" stories for 2019.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.