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Old 10-16-2017, 05:59 PM
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That's what I was alluding to in a previous post. Letting personal choices and decisions be impacted by public perception and enthusiasm. I think Harry likely follows his own press. Just a hunch. And Meghan, being an actress, very much would be alert to her press. That is why it appears that Harry and Meghan are running their own show. They quite literally are, because they are in fact responding to the speculations in their press coverage. JMO.
I think you are right, which is why I think we won't be seeing or hearing much news about them as a couple until at least mid November. I'm guessing that from Harry's view point and probably Meghan's too, they gave everyone what they wanted at the Invictus Games (honestly they gave me more than I ever dreamed of! The closing ceremonies!!!!). They were together in public, very obviously a couple. They probably think that's more than enough, until there is another legitimate reason to be seen together. I mean it's not enough for me, but fot some reason, Meghan and Harry aren't planning their relationship around me. Which is kind of rude, but I'll let it slide.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:01 PM
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I think we are seeing what we are seeing (from Harry/Meghan) due to the past disaster with the BRF and the media. Creating very firm boundaries and controlling everything to the nth degree is a way to try and avoid the previous experiences.


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No just now and then. Sometimes you don't respond when I disagree with you but it's never my intention to cause hurt feelings! LaRae
Understood. 'Nuf said.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:04 PM
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What? Do we disagree often?

P.S. Unless someone says something very pointedly at me, and is unkind (imo) I actually don't focus on the poster, just the text. That may be a liability as I don't track on the personas. Interesting. Anyway, if we disagree a lot: Okay.




But I think it's why we are seeing exactly what we are seeing: a very controlled roll-out. For Meghan it would be business as usual. For Harry, I think it matters to him what people think. Can't be a rebel without that being in one's make-up.
I agree. I do think we are seeing a controlled roll out. And I think William and Harry learned from their mother how, if not to control the press, than to get ahead of the narrative. I have never thought Charles was press savvy.

More on alleged Cotswolds house hunting, this time from a more reputable source.

https://www.vogue.com/article/prince...social_twitter
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I think you are right, which is why I think we won't be seeing or hearing much news about them as a couple until at least mid November. I'm guessing that from Harry's view point and probably Meghan's too, they gave everyone what they wanted at the Invictus Games (honestly they gave me more than I ever dreamed of! The closing ceremonies!!!!). They were together in public, very obviously a couple. They probably think that's more than enough, until there is another legitimate reason to be seen together. I mean it's not enough for me, but fot some reason, Meghan and Harry aren't planning their relationship around me. �� Which is kind of rude, but I'll let it slide.
The I.G. were awesome...almost surprising how much we did get to see them. They were throwing out all kinds of clues...like this is it folks if you can't figure things out don't know what to tell you! lol


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Old 10-16-2017, 06:04 PM
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I think we are seeing what we are seeing (from Harry/Meghan) due to the past disaster with the BRF and the media. Creating very firm boundaries and controlling everything to the nth degree is a way to try and avoid the previous experiences.


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We'll there is that too. They haven't been the most media savvy bunch have they?
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:07 PM
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I agree. I do think we are seeing a controlled roll out. And I think William and Harry learned from their mother how, if not to control the press, than to get ahead of the narrative. I have never thought Charles was press savvy.

More on alleged Cotswolds house hunting, this time from a more reputable source.

https://www.vogue.com/article/prince...social_twitter

I haven't seen enough evidence yet to convince me 'they' are house hunting anywhere yet. All the rags are carrying basically the same info. I don't, myself, consider Vogue to be more reliable ..they are just repeating what everyone else is saying.


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More on alleged Cotswolds house hunting, this time from a more reputable source.
https://www.vogue.com/article/prince...social_twitter
Article makes a good point (quoting The Daily Mail ) that it's not just Harry's preferences, it's what Meghan likes, and I could well see her opting for the Cotswolds. With the up-and-coming-and-arrived I think the atmosphere would be more comfortable for Meghan. Yep.

Could we assume they would be looking for a rental, rather than buying?
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We'll there is that too. They haven't been the most media savvy bunch have they?
No, seems to have taken them awhile to figure out the media wasn't respecting the previous boundaries of not reporting on the private lives of the BRF. Their big wake up call was the 80's ..they got a hint of it earlier but the 80's had to have been a shock to them.


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Old 10-16-2017, 06:23 PM
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I don't think they already are engaged privately. As others said, I am quite sure they have agreed on what/where they are heading to. Once engaged, I expect it to be announced within about a month (like William and Catherine).

Around Thanksgiving comes to mind as an excellent occasion (if Harry would visit her and her family for that American holiday); they can announce sometime December and Meghan could join the royal family for the Christmas lunch in the week before Christmas - although Harry might be looking for something less predictable (which I am sure is rather hard in his circumstances)

The Vanity Fair interview was done before the Africa trip, so even if Harry would have asked her to marry him in August, she wasn't engaged when she did the interview...
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:43 PM
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The anticipation for me is like a little child waiting for Santa-I can’t wait! To Pranter and Lady N (being somewhat new here, I’ve never joined a group before) if someone disagrees with me in a post, am I to respond? It sounds a silly question but not sure of the answer.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:44 PM
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You mean Vanity Fair article.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:58 PM
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You mean Vanity Fair article.
Thanks, corrected. I should have checked it before posting.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:00 PM
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I agree. I do think we are seeing a controlled roll out. And I think William and Harry learned from their mother how, if not to control the press, than to get ahead of the narrative. I have never thought Charles was press savvy.

More on alleged Cotswolds house hunting, this time from a more reputable source.

https://www.vogue.com/article/prince...social_twitter

Definitely William & Harry are much more adroit in handling the press. I often think about if Diana came of age/married into the RF in the time of social media. I mean, it was huge at the time (I was young, but definitely remember!) - I think would be crazy in 2017!
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:03 PM
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The anticipation for me is like a little child waiting for Santa-I can’t wait! To Pranter and Lady N (being somewhat new here, I’ve never joined a group before) if someone disagrees with me in a post, am I to respond? It sounds a silly question but not sure of the answer.
You can respond to any post. We just try not to make it personal although it happens. The mods do an excellent job here but the more contentious threads get locked and sometimes don’t open again for a week or longer.

It’s not a ‘fan site’ and all royals here get loads of criticism but I’ve decided that although I’ll always reserve my right to comment, for the most I’ll leave this thread for the ‘fans’ since I follow the Cambridges more so I do Harry.

Keep it civil and on topic and you’ll never have the thread locked. Take personal shots or veer too much of subject and the mods have to clean up and their time is valuable. Happy posting.
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The anticipation for me is like a little child waiting for Santa-I can’t wait! To Pranter and Lady N (being somewhat new here, I’ve never joined a group before) if someone disagrees with me in a post, am I to respond? It sounds a silly question but not sure of the answer.
Well I hope so because I do!
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:05 PM
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Hi guys! I'm new here. I've been lurking for a bit, debating back and forth whether I wanted to jump in. Finally decided today is the day! I will be super upfront. I am really crazy about this Meghan/Harry relationship. I've been following it pretty closely since it was announced last November (on election day! Only good piece of news out of that day in my opinion, but I digress:-) ) Anyway, I've been hooked on them ever since. And I'm going to be honest a lot of my interest has to do with Meghan's background. As an African-American woman, around her age (ok a few years older. Ok four years older! :-) ) I am excited to see a woman of color, an American woman of color in this position. I had the opportunity to work on the Obama O8 campaign and in the administration (no politics!) so I'm always happy to see barriers being broken. It's a shame Meghan possibly marrying into the British Royal Family is still seen as a big deal, but here we are! And Harry has always been my favorite. So it all works out! I'm not sure how it is in other parts of the US but my girlfriends and I are pretty stoked about the whole thing.

I have been reading everyone's posts, with so much awesome insight and perspective. I do have a few things I'd like to throw out there too.

First, my thought is they are engaged. I'm not sure if it happened in Africa because I think Harry might not want to do what his brother did. But then again Africa is a big place and they went to completely different countries, so that may not have been a consideration. Wherever it happened I'm betting it has happened. I just don't see her doing that VF interview or them being so very public if not.

I think they have spent more time together than the public knows. So I'm not really that concerned about the seemingly accelerated time as some. Besides being a woman of "a certain age" I know that dating in your 30's is not like dating in your 20's. Especially when you have a stated desire to have a family. You tend to be much more picky and selective about who you invest time in. I don't see Meghan or Harry wasting the better part of a year on a relationship without really thinking it through. All the obstacles and logistics. And being who Harry is that's a discussion that would need to happen pretty early on. If the end result will be someone having to leave their country and their career in order to be with you, you better believe that they have had to have some long, difficult conversations, before things went to far. The fact that they are where they are in their relationship over a year later tells me all I need to know. This is serious and most likely a lot of these issues have been discussed and/or figured out. We just don't know about it yet! LOL!

I do have some thoughts on the citizenship/Visa issue but this post is already pretty long and I don't want to wear out my welcome in the first post! LOL! So I 'll save that for its own post.
Welcome! I’m a big Meghan & Harry fan as well. November 8 (day of Harry’s statement) was my bday. I too found his acknowledgement of the relationship a much needed bright spot that day .

I think they are engaged also. Not sure when it happened, but I feel like it did.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:11 PM
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Thank you Rudolph and Pranter!
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:02 PM
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I agree. I do think we are seeing a controlled roll out. And I think William and Harry learned from their mother how, if not to control the press, than to get ahead of the narrative. I have never thought Charles was press savvy.

More on alleged Cotswolds house hunting, this time from a more reputable source.

https://www.vogue.com/article/prince...social_twitter
Journalism is now just cut and paste clickbait articles. It seems the Prince Harry buys a house or is looking at real estate articles pre date Meghan Markle. It could be true but IMHO its not true until its true.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:57 PM
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According to the US Weekly Harry's preference is to get married at St George's Windsor, to 'preserve privacy', lol.

Prince Harry Doesn't Want Wedding to Be 'Pomp and Pageantry' - Us Weekly

Actually, I strongly suspect that Harry's personal preference for a wedding venue would be somewhere warm and sultry, with a great party afterwards! However he, and Meghan of course, will probably like the cosiness of St George's as distinct from the Abbey.
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