Take that, reports of Kate-Meghan and Harry-William feuds!! (Well, sort of take that!) Amid rampant dispatches indicating there is friction between the two brothers (and potentially their wives)—including a blockbuster take from The Sun several days ago—Us Weekly is offering up a small dose of, “Hey, maybe things aren’t so bad, you guys!” (The truth, of course, is likely somewhere in the middle.)
Us Weekly reported on Friday that Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and (Time Person of the Year finalist!) Meghan Markle are “all on a family text chain,” per a source close to Kate and William (Prince George, we’re looking at you). Now, given how many group texts we have inadvertently found ourselves placed on, it is not surprising at all that these four would be on a group text. (No one said how active the thread is, of course.) This Kate-William source continues, “There is no fighting going on between Kate and Meghan.” No, really, you guys—everything’s chill. “Kate is lovely. She’s British, she’s reserved—you have to break through that armor. Kate doesn’t warm up to people too quickly,” the source—who seems to know Kate pretty well!—goes on. “It takes some time for her to become comfortable and trusting for anyone in the outside world.”
While other reports have discussed open tension (Kate was reportedly “left in tears” at Princess Charlotte’s dress fitting for the royal wedding; Meghan reportedly berated a member of Kate’s staff, to her displeasure), this source claims Meghan is simply just getting used to it all. “It took some adjusting for Meghan to get used to the protocols of the Palace and the royal family,” the source says. “That can’t be easy for anyone to get used to, especially a woman who had all the independence in the world just one year ago.”
While it is likely we will never quite know the extent to which there is any animosity between the couples, we can certainly conjecture about what the nature of this group text might be like!
Meghan: Can I interest anyone in a gingerbread loaf?? Couldn’t sleep last night and made a whole batch :)
Kate: That would be lovely, Meghan. We will come by later!
Harry: Yo, W, if you guys are coming over, can you bring my mallet you borrowed?
William: What mallet?
Harry: I gave it to you at the polo tournament last month, the one where it rained
William: No memory of that
William: also it rains at ALL the polo matches!!
Kate: O.K., you two!
William: I have never borrowed a polo mallet from you
Kate: You guys, this is exactly what the press is imagining! This is the feuding they expect from us.
Meghan: Maybe let’s all go check out an art gallery or farmer’s market or something today??? All four of us?
(37 minutes pass.)
Meghan: O.K., I am going to the gym now but I’ll check back later.
Harry: I am going to the equipment shop to buy a new mallet!
William: Jesus Christ.
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