It turns out that the royal family isn’t so different from us after all! Many families have a group text going at all times to stay in contact with their loved ones, even when they’re too busy to hang out or live far away, and a source tells Life & Style magazine exclusively that the same is true for the Mountbatten-Windsors.

“The family has had their ups and downs in the past, but as the saying goes, blood is thicker than water,” an insider explained. Lately, there has been a lot of speculation about a feud brewing between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, plus the fact that Prince Charles wasn’t exactly a hands-on dad when William and Harry were kids. But when it comes down to it, they’re always going to be a-okay.

“Underneath the upper-crust exterior, they all love each other dearly, and there’s never a dull moment in their household!” the insider continued. And to make sure their bond stays super strong, the extensive family stays in constant contact via smartphone.

The source explained that the family loves to do Sunday lunch together, where Kate and Meghan take turns preparing scrumptious meals for everyone, and trying to coordinate the family for that weekly get-together is how the group text allegedly came to be. “Since everyone is so busy, they’ve set up a group text to make it easier to organize,” revealed the insider.


And grandma and grandpa especially love staying connected with their family, which makes sense since they worked so hard to strengthen their relationship. “It’s a time for Camilla and Charles to join the sons, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren to celebrate being one big, happy family. The lunch isn’t as formal as you’d think,” said the source. Hey, if they’re really chatting over iPhone, the whole family isn’t as formal as we’d think!

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