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Old 01-28-2013, 02:07 AM
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I think he should marry Pippa. The Middletons are already trained in the royal way. Catherine and Pippa can support each other in their royal indoctrination. Pippa seems to have the personality to keep Harry within royal bounds. Prince Philip seems very found of her. The Queen probably likes anyone with personality and guts.

It would make it easier all the way around.
Sounds like something out of Pride and Prejudice. Mrs. Bennett, er Middleton, would swoon!
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:11 AM
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The Danes had no problem with their Eurasian princess and her two sons...
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:20 AM
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The Danes had no problem with their Eurasian princess and her two sons...
Yup. But then appearance is different and colour is different. The latter may bring some old prejudices, as Hermoine said. And I think some of the old, conservative class may frown at the idea of having a Duchess from one of their past 'colonies'. And do you think people will feel it will 'diminish' the awe of the RF? Do you think Princes are 'told' to go by some 'basic criteria' in things, and not be toooo open-minded?
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:21 AM
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I don't think Harry wants to settle down already. Of course he wishes for someone to warm his bed and cuddle up to him in his time off work, someone to trust and share his private life with.

But - IMHO he has just experienced what he had wished he could but hasn't found what he was looking for. He was still "Prince Harry" to some other soldiers, he killed and has yet to make his own inner peace with that - and for a son of Charles that may take a while, for I don't believe he is such a simpleton when it comes to morals and conscience.

Honestly I wonder what those 6 out of 10 Britons think when they want William to see front line service. Do they really want a king with blood on his hands? Who leaves wife and unborn child behind to go into a war which is already terminated by the government? What for, I ask myself and can't find an answer to this. Beside archaic thinking of a rite of passage?

But back to Harry: he will find out he's changed. War does that to you. And he'll need time to adapt to that knowledge.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:37 AM
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Yup. But then appearance is different and colour is different. The latter may bring some old prejudices, as Hermoine said. And I think some of the old, conservative class may frown at the idea of having a Duchess from one of their past 'colonies'. And do you think people will feel it will 'diminish' the awe of the RF? Do you think Princes are 'told' to go by some 'basic criteria' in things, and not be toooo open-minded?
We may be getting a bit too off topic here, but I'll say that a big part of the royal family's battle in the last two decades has been to stay relevant- to shift, so that they can better act as symbols of the people. I honestly think that if anything, a person of color marrying into the royal family would help them be more representative of the country and of all the many different types of people in it.

That's just my own thoughts on it though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 AM
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Unlike his cautious brother William, I have a sneaking suspicion that some time, across a crowded room, Harry's eyes will meet those of his own special lady and that will be that. If that magic zing was mutual I don't think he'll let any grass grow under his feet.

On the other hand he's is just as likely to meet Chelsy's eyes across a crowded room and fall madly in love again.

Meanwhile, there are no rules that say you can't admire the view.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:35 AM
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I Agree.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:58 PM
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Harry actually seems to be the kind of guy to be down with the swirl, so to speak.

My suggestion: Joan Smalls
beauty girl musings: Joan Smalls Named Estee Lauder's Newest Global Spokesmodel

She's so stunning
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:11 PM
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Yup. But then appearance is different and colour is different. The latter may bring some old prejudices, as Hermoine said. And I think some of the old, conservative class may frown at the idea of having a Duchess from one of their past 'colonies'. And do you think people will feel it will 'diminish' the awe of the RF? Do you think Princes are 'told' to go by some 'basic criteria' in things, and not be toooo open-minded?
I doubt they were ever specifically told there were criteria their future wives had to fit, whether talking about race or religion or background or whatever, but they'd also be well aware that some women would fit better than others. William would have known marrying a practicing Catholic could get complicated, for example.

In terms of marrying someone of a different race, well, Ludgrove, Eton, St. Andrews and Sandhurst aren't exactly the sorts of places where you're going to have a hard time meeting white people. I don't think the princes were ever told "not to be too open minded" as you put it, I think it's more that the vast majority of people they've spent time with over the years have been white. That being said, if Harry, for example, winds up falling in love with the sister of someone he knew at Eton, who happens to be Indian, I don't think that would be an issue at all.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:34 PM
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Well, Harry should pick her out right quick. Then he can take her to W-A's coronation this spring and we can all have a good look at her.
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I think the royals would be pretty pleased if Harry married a nice girl from a Commonwealth country, particularly one of the Commonwealth realms. I remember when Harry went to Australia on his gap year reading the odd comment in the papers that HM would love it if Harry married an Australian girl. It would give Australians a sense of 'ownership' over the royal family that they no longer feel (speaking in general here).

I would have zero issue if Harry married someone of a different race and I genuinely feel that the vast majority of Britons would agree with me. I mean, London is probably the most ethnically diverse city on earth with its schoolchildren speaking over 200 languages. Britain has changed a lot since the 1950s.

My criteria for Harry is that he finds a single woman that he loves who is willing to take on all the crap that comes, along with the advantages, of being a British royal. I'd prefer that she not be an actress/popstar/reality TV contestant, but I somehow doubt that Harry's going to check with me before he makes his choice, so I'll just have to accept it!

Good luck to him!
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:15 PM
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I think the royals would be pretty pleased if Harry married a nice girl from a Commonwealth country, particularly one of the Commonwealth realms. I remember when Harry went to Australia on his gap year reading the odd comment in the papers that HM would love it if Harry married an Australian girl. It would give Australians a sense of 'ownership' over the royal family that they no longer feel (speaking in general here).
I don't think so.

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My criteria for Harry is that he finds a single woman that he loves who is willing to take on all the crap that comes, along with the advantages, of being a British royal. I'd prefer that she not be an actress/popstar/reality TV contestant, but I somehow doubt that Harry's going to check with me before he makes his choice, so I'll just have to accept it!

Good luck to him!

Good luck with that.
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I don't think so.

Good luck with that.
Henry needs no luck with finding a wife that isn't a reality TV star and made her name off her face. As for having an Aussie Princess look what it did for Denmark and Australia links, I bet they feel closer to the Danish family than British.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM
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One option for Harry is love with a little cushion for comfort. I am very sure there are very wealthy Brits with very gorgeous daughters. Maybe a Sir in there, would be more than happy to take "the spare", of that generation, almost once removed, as a son in law. He would be more than happy subsidies Harry's income for the couple to have a very comfortable wife. Had Andrew married better, how his live would be different now?

A Canadian or Australian billionaire's daughter would be applauded all around. You have to remember, the Queen's no longer at the top in Great Britain, much less the world.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:43 PM
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I don't think so.

Good luck with that.
Why on earth wouldn't an Australian woman marrying the son of the future King be of greater interest to, at least some, Australians? How many Aussies do you think knew that the Danish royal family existed, let alone had any interest in them, before one of their own married a Danish prince?

I know that Harry's been linked to one or two models and a singer in the DM, but his only serious girlfriend was none of those things, she's actually a solicitor now. I don't think I have to worry too much about Harry shacking up with a younger Kerry Katona type.
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A Canadian or Australian billionaire's daughter would be applauded all around. You have to remember, the Queen's no longer at the top in Great Britain, much less the world.
Not being at the top of the financial heap in the UK is a good thing for HM, IMO. She is still very wealthy so we won't be holding any telethons to raise money for her though, but still no need for her grandchildren to marry for money.
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Not being at the top of the financial heap in the UK is a good thing for HM, IMO. She is still very wealthy so we won't be holding any telethons to raise money for her though, but still no need for her grandchildren to marry for money.
Yup, plus unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry is already independently wealthy because of his mother's estate.
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Henry needs no luck with finding a wife that isn't a reality TV star and made her name off her face. As for having an Aussie Princess look what it did for Denmark and Australia links, I bet they feel closer to the Danish family than British.
Speaking for my self, I would have to agree with you Lumutqueen. The British RF continue to loose traction here. The Danish RF went from being unknown to being the favorite royal family ever! I have not read any negative press in Australia against Mary and Fredrick.
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If Harry needs a bride, I have a beautiful granddaughter, a college graduate, that would be able to handle the lifestyle and pressure. She is not as tall as Catherine, but she does possesse the same self confidence. Nothing would upset her and she sure as heck would be discrete. Too bad they will never meet.
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Maybe you should find your grand daughter a job in London, and suggest she spend some time at the polo fields.
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