The popular family game Scrabble has seen sales rocket by 65 per cent since it was revealed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are fans of the word game.
Last week, speaking on the ITV documentary ‘Our Queen’ Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo recalled a conversation he had with Catherine. He revealed that Catherine told him the royal couple are fans of the game, but often are unable to finish the game due to arguments.
Since the revelation, sales of the popular word game have increased by 65 per cent on auction website eBay and once again shows how influential the young royals can be.
eBay spokesman Steven Heywood said: “Board games have always been a hit amongst British families, and it seems the royal family is no exception.”
He continued “Scrabble is top of the list of the nation’s game of choice.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been known to be competitive with one another, and took part in a friendly dragon boat race on Prince Edward Island’s Dalvay Lake in Canada, during their Canadian tour in 2011.
William and Catherine seemed to enjoy the race, both being keen sporting fans, the Duke was in the middle of his team’s boat rowing while the Duchess of Cambridge, sat in the back of her boat to steer her team’s boat. Unfortunately for the Duchess, William’s team prevailed as the winners, although after the race, William did console Catherine with a hug.
Last week, The Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting her first child in July revealed she is hoping for a baby boy, and has said Prince William would like a little girl. The Queen confirmed earlier this year, that the royal baby will become a HRH Prince or Princess.