Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly Talking and Texting All the Time

After photos surfaced of Kate and Meghan chatting at Wimbledon like the best of pals, royal writer Carolyn Durand says the two sisters-in-law are reportedly texting and calling each other.

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After photos surfaced of Kate and Meghan chatting at Wimbledon like the best of pals, royal experts (and royal fans) concluded that their bond had "strengthened (opens in new tab)," perhaps due to their shared motherhood experiences. Now, royal writer Carolyn Durand is taking it one step further, saying the two sisters-in-law are reportedly texting and calling each other a whole bunch.

Carolyn explained, "Kate was a great source of support to Meghan in the days leading up to Archie’s birth and, despite reports of a rift, they are family and have a really lovely friendship...They talk and text regularly, they have more in common and Kate has wanted to make sure Meghan has felt welcomed to the family."

I fully recognize that a lot of the rift rumors are simply that—rumors—although royal expert Katie Nicholl was one source who claimed that "that actually they weren't talking to each other at one point." Baby Archie has apparently helped to bring the brothers together (opens in new tab), although Kate's kids George, Charlotte, and Louis only met Archie at a charity polo match (opens in new tab) two months after he was born (opens in new tab).

The two royal accounts posted the same photo (opens in new tab) with similar captions just a couple weeks ago, which seemed like a really good sign for the pair:

So, though we obviously don't know the exact details, the concept of Kate and Meghan texting ("Is Archie still sleeping through the night?" "Has George completely destroyed the tulips you planted?" "What are you wearing for your next engagement?" "Shall we have a playdate?" And yes, you totally should!) give me a really cute mental picture. Still no word on whether the (reported) Fab Four group chat (opens in new tab) is still active, although if Kate and Meghan have their own personal little chat group, I'd love it just as much.

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