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If she marries Harry she will have to do her duties, which is what the British public is paying her for. They're not paying for her to shoot films or engage in business deals. They aren't going to pay her to profit from being connected to all those at the top.
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If she marries Harry she will have to do her duties, which is what the British public is paying her for. They're not paying for her to shoot films or engage in business deals. They aren't going to pay her to profit from being connected to all those at the top.
Contrary to popular opinion, the public does not "pay" for any royal to do their engagements and duties. The only thing that the public pays directly for is their security. If you're interested in where the money comes from and how the royals are financed, there's an entire thread on the subject which also contain the yearly reports of where the money came from and how it was spent.

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Wouldn't it be amazing if she continues her acting work as a royal even if she marries Harry? That would be a game-changer. I am reminded that Harry has spoken about modernizing the monarchy. This would certainly do it. One can hope, for her sake, if that's what she would want, of course. She might be fine letting the acting go, too. (I am reminded how disappointed Princess Grace was losing any option to continue her career. In her case, I think she thought she would be able to continue acting at some point, and when that point came, it was denied her).
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:09 PM
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Wouldn't it be amazing if she continues her acting work as a royal even if she marries Harry? That would be a game-changer. I am reminded that Harry has spoken about modernizing the monarchy. This would certainly do it. One can hope, for her sake, if that's what she would want, of course. She might be fine letting the acting go, too. (I am reminded how disappointed Princess Grace was losing any option to continue her career. In her case, I think she thought she would be able to continue acting at some point, and when that point came, it was denied her).

Grace was much more known and younger so there's really not much similarity between she and Meghan, who has said also she wants a family and realizes her career may need to take a back seat to family life.

I think it's very unlikely Meghan will continue as an actress. For the reasons already mentioned dozens of times already in the threads here.



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Old 09-24-2017, 03:15 PM
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I think it's very unlikely Meghan will continue as an actress. For the reasons already mentioned dozens of times already in the threads here. LaRae
Yes, but those reasons are rooted in an 'old version' of royalty 101. Harry talked about 'modernizing'. I think he has ideas. Might surprise us. Might. Maybe.
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Harry isn't in charge of the way the monarchy is run though. Charles will be in charge of modernizing the monarchy.
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Yes, but those reasons are rooted in an 'old version' of royalty 101. Harry talked about 'modernizing'. I think he has ideas. Might surprise us. Might. Maybe.
He can modernize all he wants, and he will to an extent. But there are so many practical reasons why her continuing her work outside of the royal family just wouldn't work.
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Yes, but those reasons are rooted in an 'old version' of royalty 101. Harry talked about 'modernizing'. I think he has ideas. Might surprise us. Might. Maybe.
It's reasons based on comments given by Meghan herself too...and modernizing doesn't mean a total departure or swift changes.

Very unlikely Meghan will continue as an actress if she marries Harry.


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Harry isn't in charge of the way the monarchy is run though. Charles will be in charge of modernizing the monarchy.
Totally get that. But Harry so saying suggests that he has some ideas, and I'm sure he would be running those ideas by both his grandmother and father. Just a hunch. When it comes to marriage I think Charles will lend a sympathetic ear. JMO.
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:34 PM
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It's reasons based on comments given by Meghan herself too...and modernizing doesn't mean a total departure or swift changes.

Very unlikely Meghan will continue as an actress if she marries Harry.


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I agree with you. One thing is that Meghan is well established as a character on Suits and if she were to continue this role, she would still have to be pretty much based in Canada when filming. Suits isn't going to come to the UK for her. After a very long distance relationship and courtship, I don't see either one of them relishing the idea of a long distance marriage. Meghan most certainly wouldn't start from scratch as an actress in the UK going around on auditions for parts either. She'd never know if she got a part on her own merits or because she was a titled member of the British Royal Family. That would really be disheartening, I think.

So I think the acting career will pretty much come to an end with any marriage to Harry. I just don't see any way in which it is a viable option.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:02 PM
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Yes, but those reasons are rooted in an 'old version' of royalty 101. Harry talked about 'modernizing'. I think he has ideas. Might surprise us. Might. Maybe.
Thank you!! My point exactly! I think she will continue acting as a royal. And I am not going to debate this any longer. It's pointless We will find out soon enough.

It's incredible we haven't met Harry and some know more than he does about what Meghan or they can cannot do once married.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:27 PM
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It's reasons based on comments given by Meghan herself too...and modernizing doesn't mean a total departure or swift changes.
What are the comments Meghan has made that leads you to believe the acting option when married to Harry is off-the-table?

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Very unlikely Meghan will continue as an actress if she marries Harry. LaRae
We'll see, as the saying goes. She (and they as a couple) would be so much more interesting with Meghan acting rather than just carrying posies around and unveiling plaques. That's the same'ol'same'ol routine. Why continue it? I'd bet Sophie and Edward would be supporters.

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Thank you!! My point exactly! I think she will continue acting as a royal. And I am not going to debate this any longer. It's pointless We will find out soon enough.

It's incredible we haven't met Harry and some know more than he does about what Meghan or they can cannot do once married.
I really hope so! It would be so much fun. She'd also be maintaining her own income. There's something to be said for that.

Also, keep in mind that she doesn't have to be acting 24/7 to continue in her career. Many actors take a voluntary hiatus when marriage or a baby arrives. There are many ways of working in the business, like VoiceOver . Plus there is the added dimension of doing charity gigs around various acting scenarios. (I think Princess Grace did a Peter and the Wolf reading with a symphony). Things like that. The possibilities are limited only by her own interests.

However, she may welcome segueing out of acting. Many do that, too. Maybe she will be one who does so gladly. Time to move on. But I would hope for her that it is her decision and not 'forced' because of a marriage. JMO.
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What are the comments Meghan has made that leads you to believe the acting option when married to Harry is off-the-table?



We'll see, as the saying goes. She (and they as a couple) would be so much more interesting with Meghan acting rather than just carrying posies around and unveiling plaques. That's the same'ol'same'ol routine. Why continue it? I'd bet Sophie and Edward would be supporters.



I really hope so! It would be so much fun. She'd also be maintaining her own income. There's something to be said for that.

Also, keep in mind that she doesn't have to be acting 24/7 to continue in her career. Many actors take a voluntary hiatus when marriage or a baby arrives. There are many ways of working in the business, like VoiceOver . Plus there is the added dimension of doing charity gigs around various acting scenarios. (I think Princess Grace did a Peter and the Wolf reading with a symphony). Things like that. The possibilities are limited only by her own interests.

However, she may welcome segueing out of acting. Many do that, too. Maybe she will be one who does so gladly. Time to move on. But I would hope for her that it is her decision and not 'forced' because of a marriage. JMO.

The've been posted in this thread...snips from interviews she's done in the past when talking about wanting a family etc. You can probably google them.

She's talked about things changing when she has a family, her desire to have one, about changing her job priorities etc. She's also talked about how she works in order to pay for her charity work ..that's how she funds it.

It's been talked about several times here. No one would be forcing her to quit acting. That would be a choice she freely makes.

Further...it's not just about carrying around flowers. Harry is involved in serious charitable works and so will his wife be. It will be a partnership.


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Old 09-24-2017, 10:21 PM
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TShe's talked about things changing when she has a family, her desire to have one, about changing her job priorities etc. She's also talked about how she works in order to pay for her charity work ..that's how she funds it.
Well, there you go. Meghan has an income now. Is it worth her while to leave money on the table because of a marriage? There are many ways of working in this business in a family friendly way. Just saying.

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Of course not. That was a bit of fun, though I sometimes think people expect Meghan (or any wife of Harry's) to morph into the 'standard' royal wife version made 'popular' for the past several decades. I don't think that expectation is realistic. I would go further and say it's not a healthy expectation to put on someone. Harry is not the heir. JMO.
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Well, there you go. Meghan has an income now. Is it worth her while to leave money on the table because of a marriage? There are many ways of working in this business in a family friendly way. Just saying.

Of course not. That was a bit of fun, though I sometimes think people expect Meghan (or any wife of Harry's) to morph into the 'standard' royal wife version made 'popular' for the past several decades. I don't think that expectation is realistic. I would go further and say it's not a healthy expectation to put on someone. Harry is not the heir. JMO.
She's hardly going to be penniless being married to the son of PoW and eventually son of a monarch. And she's not being forced to do anything. The role of Harry's wife is more than just a wife, it's a job in public as well. She can walk away if she decides she wants to act and be married to someone else. It's a choice. If she chooses to marry Harry, she's making a choice to end her acting career as well.

BTW, how do you see her security issue and then on-profiting from her role issue working out if she marries Harry and keeps acting? Or how about love scenes in a romance? How about if her character gets married on screen? Can you imagine what media will print if HRH, Duchess of ___________ married someone else on TV? Yes, I know it's make believe, but that'll make for a few problematic headlines.
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She will be expected to undertake a full time role as a member of the BRF, along side Harry.

In return H&M will live rent and maintenance free in a home given by his grandmother, father, and eventually his brother. They will have staff paid for by HM and/or his brother.

Rent and maintenance of any accommodation in KP, BP, StJP is paid for by the Monarch, therefore by taxpayer funds.

And their security will be paid for directly by the taxpayer.

Or they can go and sort themselves out somewhere else without involving the British public.
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She's hardly going to be penniless being married to the son of PoW and eventually son of a monarch.
It's about her own money. Not her husband's. And in this case, the blow-back because it's viewed as 'taxpayers money'.

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And she's not being forced to do anything. The role of Harry's wife is more than just a wife, it's a job in public as well. She can walk away if she decides she wants to act and be married to someone else. It's a choice. If she chooses to marry Harry, she's making a choice to end her acting career as well.
That is being forced. If she marries then thus-and-so must be given up. I've long maintained that these conventions make someone like Harry finding a spouse (seriously) problematic. Time to change all of those expectations. JMO.

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BTW, how do you see her security issue and then on-profiting from her role issue working out if she marries Harry and keeps acting? Or how about love scenes in a romance? How about if her character gets married on screen? Can you imagine what media will print if HRH, Duchess of ___________ married someone else on TV? Yes, I know it's make believe, but that'll make for a few problematic headlines.
Well, you have scenarios going on there that are pure speculation. Meghan is not necessarily going to spend her acting career in one love scene after another. In fact, as the years roll on these kind of 'opportunities' (if one can call them that) tend to abate, and Meghan is on that cusp. As for people somehow confusing Meghan playing the wife of Brad Pitt on screen with her real-life persona, well, I'm at a loss for words with that idea.

As for security and 'profiting', well. security can be worked out (and is routinely, in fact, for many), and 'profiting', there is a curious double-standard about that concept. It's so knotty that I 'll leave it be. I have a different perspective.
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It's about her own money. Not her husband's. And in this case, the blow-back because it's viewed as 'taxpayers money'.



That is being forced. If she marries then thus-and-so must be given up. I've long maintained that these conventions make someone like Harry finding a spouse (seriously) problematic. Time to change all of those expectations. JMO.

Well, you have scenarios going on there that are pure speculation. Meghan is not necessarily going to spend her acting career in one love scene after another. In fact, as the years roll on these kind of 'opportunities' (if one can call them that) tend to abate, and Meghan is on that cusp. As for people somehow confusing Meghan playing the wife of Brad Pitt on screen with her real-life persona, well, I'm at a loss for words with that idea.

As for security and 'profiting', well. security can be worked out (and is routinely, in fact, for many), and 'profiting', there is a curious double-standard about that concept. It's so knotty that I 'll leave it be. I have a different perspective.
There is a different standard. It's the royal family. If one wants "fair", marry an average Joe. And the BRF have certain rules of conduct not because they enjoy it, but because they exist based on opinion of the public. Sophie and Edward and whomever can have whatever opinion they want, at the end of the day, their public life and how they conduct themselves in public is subject to judgement from the people.

And no, having a choice isn't forcing. It does make Harry's chances for finding a wife problematic, but that's the way it is unless he wants to give up his role in the monarchy like his uncle did. In that case, he can do whatever pleases him. Until then, there are certain compromises he and his wife will have to make.

How do you propose they work out the security issue? There are already people up in arms about one of Harry's security guard with her yesterday because the RPO is paid through taxpayer money. there is no way the public will support her having RPO paid for by the public if she's a working actress not undertaking royal duties full time. Especially if the York princesses no longer have RPOs and Duke of York has to pay for their security on his own. And yes, the public will always expect a high ranking member of BRF not to profit off of their rank and proximity to monarch. It's a bad look. It's fine if she marries a business man, but the BRF relies on public support.

You can have all the opinion you want. Quite frankly, I couldn't careless if she continue to work as an actress or not. However, I'm just pointing out the flaw in your logic and how that's living in dream land.
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What it all boils down to is the old adage "love me, love my dog". Harry's "dog" in this scenario is his role as a senior member of the British Royal Family. I don't think there can really be any inbetween or working things to make thing different than what Harry's role is, what his birthright is, what is expected of him and that is the package that Meghan will take on should she agree to marry Harry.

Going into marriage, Meghan will have the full monty of what is expected that her life will be like. What she would be expected to do as a wife of a senior working member of the British Royal Family. Frankly, I think if any of this had in any way disagreed with her, she would have been long gone by now.

Its not about personal aims and ambitions. Its not about financial status. Its not even about strict rules and regulations about how the BRF operates. This is about two people that should they marry, form a team to love, support and cherish each other no matter how they live their lives. *That* is what matters the most and will be the sole deciding factor if and when they do marry.
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Meghan is an intelligent and mature woman, I'm not going to act as if she's an idiot and doesn't know the basics of what she's getting into. I think what makes this relationship seem like a perfect fit to me is that Meghan was already so involved in her charity work before Harry. While she loves her acting work, that seemed to be a way for her to do more for this world at times. Then how lucky is she to have found someone that can allow her to do this full time? And how lucky is Harry to find someone who would want to take it on? It doesn't get much better of a fit than this.

For a lot of woman, giving up their career might seem like a huge sacrifice, but I don't think Meghan sees it that way. She's just transitioning from one thing she loved to do to another she loved and wanted to spend more time on to begin with.
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