Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Reportedly Bonded Over a Game of Scrabble on Christmas

Christmas at Sandringham was apparently drama-free.

Despite the reported tension between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, the duchesses had a low-key holiday together following Queen Elizabeth's Christmas Day address. "After watching the Queen's speech, the board games were brought out and both women got stuck in," a royal insider told The Sun.

Their game of choice? Scrabble. "They were chuckling along together," the source added. "You wouldn't know there was any tension between the two. It was a wonderful day and night."

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Earlier that day, Meghan and Kate walked together to the family's annual church service, and based on their smiles, they seemingly squashed any rumors of a rift. However, not everyone was completely convinced that their interaction was genuine.

According to body language expert Judi James, it was all a performance. "It reminds me of political body language. The kind of thing politicians do when they're walking with other heads of state and want to show some signs of rapport or unity," James told The Daily Mail.

"They're walking in step, and there's enough mirroring to suggest like mindedness too," said James. "Kate has her left hand raised at the same time as Meghan — they're both gesticulating in an over-congruent way to show they're having a conversation. It looks performed, they're possibly trying a bit too hard."

We're hoping James is wrong with her assessment and that the holidays helped bring these two together!

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