In bizarre royals news I didn’t see coming, Meghan Markle reportedly has to downplay her charades skills if she wants to stay in Queen Elizabeth II’s good graces at Christmas. Is that the weirdest sentence you’ve ever read? Yup, me too—but this is an actual report published by U.K.’s Sunday Express. Take it with a grain of salt, though, because the outlet only uses “sources” and “insiders” to back up its report.
According to the Sunday Express, the royal family partakes in a friendly game of charades every Christmas night, and Prince Harry has advised Markle to tone down her acting chops so Queen Elizabeth can win. “The duchess has to resist that American urge to win at everything. The whole family likes to play charades on Christmas night, and she must never beat the Queen, who is a fine actress herself,” a source tells the publication.
This is just…a lot to take in. For one, how do we even know that Markle is a master charades player? Just because she played a lawyer with impeccable hair for seven years on Suits doesn’t mean she’s an improv champ (although we’re not ruling it out). Also, if Markle were to win this game…what would the Queen do? Throw down her crown and storm out of the room? Demand a rematch? Scold Markle like the time scolded Prince William? We have questions!
That being said, the scene my imagination dreams up of an ultra-competitive Markle actively suppressing some urge to demolish Queen Elizabeth at charades is amazing. Ahh, to be a royal!
Source : https://www.glamour.com/story/meghan-markle-upset-queen-at-christmas