Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton ‘got stuck in’ at Christmas after rift reports | Royal | News

In years gone by both royal women would have spent Christmas Day at Sandringham with the Queen in England.

The royals’ annual gathering at the monarch’s country estate in Norfolk was cancelled this year because of COVID-19.

The Queen’s decision to axe her Sandringham plans came as cases of the virus have continued to soar across the UK this week due to the Omicron variant.

When Christmas was held at Sandringham three years ago, Meghan and Kate got “stuck in” over a board game, an unearthed account claims.

A royal insider told The Sun the meeting saw the pair heal their so-called “rift”, which had been reported in the media at the time.

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A source said: “If German and British troops could put their differences to one side to play football during World War 1, 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.”

The insider added: “Pregnant Meghan wasn’t drinking but Kate had a glass of wine or two, and everyone was in great spirits.

“They were chuckling along together.

“You wouldn’t know there was any tension between the two. It was a wonderful day and night.”

Meghan suggested her and Kate’s relationship had been positive and said there “wasn’t a confrontation” ahead of the wedding.

Specifically, the pair denied claims that she had made Kate cry during the preparations ahead of her big day.

Asked about the reports, the Duchess explained that she had actually been the one in tears after Kate had been upset over flower girl dresses.

Meghan told Oprah: “It was a really hard week of the wedding.

“She was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised, and she brought me flowers and a note apologising.

“She did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone. To just take accountability for it.”