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What Tension? Kate, Meghan, William, and Harry Will Spend Christmas Together After All

Amid rumors of strained relationships, here's the official word on how the royals will spend the holidays. 

By Jenny Berg

Too bad Meghan Markle's not drinking at the moment: She could probably use a holiday tipple or two to get through some awk-ward forced merriment with the fam. As you may have heard, rumors abound that the Duchess of Sussex isn't getting along so well with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. But just in case you missed it, here's a quick refresher:

After recent reports that Markle made Middleton cry with her demands leading up to the May 2018 royal wedding — bridezeillas, are we right? — the palace finally put out a statement. While the statement didn't claim that Prince Harry and Prince William's wives are braiding each other's hair at night, it did say that some of the more outrageous parts of the reported feud — such as Middleton telling Markle not to address her staff — never happened. That's not to say a tiff didn't happen at all. 

"It's a tricky situation but it was a one-off and they are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach," said a source. So, will the two grin and bear family time through the holidays? It's beginning to look a lot like... yep! 

According to People, Harry, William, and their wives will spend Christmas together in Norfolk with the Queen. But even if things get a little Scrooge-y, Markle will have someone in her corner: Her mother, Doria Ragland, has reportedly been invited to join the royal family for the holiday as well. 

And in the end, Markle may not even need a spiked eggnog to get her through all this, if she can internalize Michelle Obama's words of wisdom. That's right: Even the fomer FLOTUS has weighed in on the drama, telling Good Housekeeping: "Like me, Meghan probably never dreamed that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure you feel — from yourself and from others — can sometimes feel like a lot,” she said. “So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything." 

She added, "there’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that — and I think she can maximize her impact for others, as well as her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally

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