The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #2861  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:19 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Woodbridge, United States
Posts: 347
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
Quite simply IMO there are a lot of issues that mean that Meghan might not find royal life easy to fit into. it isn't easy and being a girlfriend is a lot different to beign a full time Princess as she will be.
Being a girlfriend yes she will get abuse, prying intot her life and criticism over ridiculous things as Kate has done...but being a royal wife is going to be even harder.
She's an actress and actresses like to act, so she may find giving up her work hard to do even if she thinks it will be "do-able". Life is still formal in the RF even if not as much as it was say 20 or 30 years ago. She's American, so she has the cultural adjustment to make... and she has a divorce in her past.
Divorce will make her RIGHT at home in the Firm.
__________________

  #2862  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:24 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,227
I meant it in terms that it might signify that if she find herself not happy in the UK or the RF, she might fairly quickly decide to leave.
__________________

  #2863  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:25 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Norfolk, United States
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
Quite simply IMO there are a lot of issues that mean that Meghan might not find royal life easy to fit into. it isn't easy and being a girlfriend is a lot different to beign a full time Princess as she will be.
Being a girlfriend yes she will get abuse, prying intot her life and criticism over ridiculous things as Kate has done...but being a royal wife is going to be even harder.
She's an actress and actresses like to act, so she may find giving up her work hard to do even if she thinks it will be "do-able". Life is still formal in the RF even if not as much as it was say 20 or 30 years ago. She's American, so she has the cultural adjustment to make... and she has a divorce in her past.
Just like to point out three out of four of the Queen's children are divorced. Her daughter in law is also a divorcee. So far, the second marriages have proven to be more successful than the first for her children. So I think that ship has long sailed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
I meant it in terms that it might signify that if she find herself not happy in the UK or the RF, she might fairly quickly decide to leave.
Once they have children, it won't matter if she finds herself not happy with UK or RF, she won't be leaving easily. Even if she leaves the RF, she won't leave UK because any child(ren) is certain to be raised in UK. Besides, she seems to be adapting just fine moving to a different country in the past.
  #2864  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:31 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,227
Moving to Canada to pursue a career that you presumably always wanted, isn't IMO the same as moving to Europe to engage in a very different way of life. True if she has children they will have to be mostly raised in the UK, but if their marriage doesn't wrok out she might well give up on it before they have children.
  #2865  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:47 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Somewhere in, United Kingdom
Posts: 401
Did Meghan always want a career in acting? I have read, that she has been very interested in other career options as well, her passion hasn't always been acting. She doesn't seem to have one set mind, adapts easily to things and new environments. She already has friends in UK, seems to enjoy spending time here. I don't understand how moving to Canada for a job would be that much different than moving to UK for another kind of job.

Like others have said, she has already been trashed by the press, she has seen which friends and relatives have talked to the press, and it hasn't been pretty. I've read here, that it'll get worse, once they get engaged, and I'm trying to figure out how. What do people think the press will do or write? Because it all has been said already, and she's still there, seemingly unfazed, happy, and Harry is there backing her up.
  #2866  
Old 10-26-2017, 01:52 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Woodbridge, United States
Posts: 347


If anything it seems to have strengthen their bond. PH knows how awful the press, he seems to be very happy these days, perhaps happy he finally has someone to heal deal with it all.
  #2867  
Old 10-26-2017, 02:03 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Norfolk, United States
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
Moving to Canada to pursue a career that you presumably always wanted, isn't IMO the same as moving to Europe to engage in a very different way of life. True if she has children they will have to be mostly raised in the UK, but if their marriage doesn't wrok out she might well give up on it before they have children.
I'm not talking about her career, I'm talking about how well she has adapted to life in Canada. Not only is she working there, but her life seemed to have flourished there. She has friends that she doesn't work with. She's involved with different charitable organizations with causes that she cares about. Her life there goes so much beyond Suits. She moved there to take on a new job, just like she'll move to UK to take on a marriage and a new job. It's clearly a job that she wants as well as we've seen how much she's already worked with different charities even before Harry. In fact, she's talked about how this is the type of work that feeds her soul.

Ok, let's just say they get married and it doesn't work, so what? No marriage is guaranteed to work. Everyone that gets married is taking a risk at a potential divorce if you ask me. If you want to avoid that risk, the only way is not get married at all.
  #2868  
Old 10-26-2017, 02:38 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 5,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denville View Post
I meant it in terms that it might signify that if she find herself not happy in the UK or the RF, she might fairly quickly decide to leave.
She was in a relationship with her ex husband for 10 years. I don't think there is any indication she's 'quick to leave'.


LaRae
  #2869  
Old 10-26-2017, 02:59 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,412
I had a thought on the divorce angle. Correct me if I have things wrong but from my caffeine deprived mind (just woke up from a nap), something hit home as far as the fact of Meghan already being divorced.

Did a bit of checking. She was with her husband as a couple for seven years before they married. It was around this time that she landed her role in Suits. She had her job in Toronto while her husband remained in California/Los Angeles because of his career. The long distance relationship did not work with these two people and they divorced. It happens. Sometimes long distance relationships just do not work out. Meghan most definitely, at that time, was not going to give her career up and neither was he.

Years on into the future, Meghan meets Harry. They make a long distance relationship work. From what I see, they both respect each other's work and commitments and each other. If Meghan is at a point in her life where she feels that its what she wants to make changes in her life, move to the UK and have marriage and family with Harry, it won't be because she'll have to give up her acting career to step on the world stage as a working senior royal with Harry or because it is what Harry wants but because it is her choice. She wouldn't be sacrificing her career for Harry. She will be making career changes because she wants to.

To me, with the platform the working senior royals have on a world stage to do work to benefit people is like dangling the Oscar or Emmy for best actress in front of Meghan. Doing the work the British royals do may be to Meghan like putting in front of her the chance to have it all and the apex of how she'd like her humanitarian and philanthropic works to be. Its like going from the reporting pool at a newspaper to being the editor in chief. Throw in the fact that what brings this about is meeting a man and falling in love with him and being able to sustain a long distance relationship with each other and have the common goals of marriage and family. On Harry's side, he's met a woman that not only loves him, wants marriage and family also but may see the working life of a British royal as part of winning a grand trifecta.

Its just seems like a win/win situation all around. No doubts that there'll be adjustments to make, things that go bump in the night and the ups and downs that every married couple face and perhaps even more so considering the formality of the BRF, moving to a different country and having to deal with the media every time one steps out into public, but the important thing is that this couple will face these hurdles together.

Some things unmistakably seem to be right and happened at just the right time.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
  #2870  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:02 PM
Madame Verseau's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisville, United States
Posts: 470
I think people are cynical because everyone bought into the Charles and Diana fairytale and that came crashing down (with some assist from Camilla). Andrew and Fergie ended through scandalous proportions. Will and Kate took a dent when Will's boys' weekend of dad dancing and random females made the rounds. The point is, one should not assume Harry and Meghan are doomed because of the past of different individuals or what one prescribes as as the right moves for a long marriage. This is new territory. These are different people who may have taken everything into consideration before making any decisions about their lives. I wish them both the best.
  #2871  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 5,856
A family tree for people interested in ancestry

DailyMailTV reveals Meghan Markle's family roots | Daily Mail Online
  #2872  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:46 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Norfolk, United States
Posts: 597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
A family tree for people interested in ancestry

DailyMailTV reveals Meghan Markle's family roots | Daily Mail Online
Did they seriously spend the time to trace her roots to great great great great grandparents? Well, I guess if anyone ever wants to find their ancestry but don't have the resources. Just date a royal.
  #2873  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:51 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 2,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alliec76 View Post
Agreed. No offense to the UK, but why would an American actress move to the UK to boost her career? It's usually people from the UK moving to the US to make it big. The pinnacle of the entertainment industry is LA. The only reason she's in Toronto is because her US show shoots there. She's not trying to "make it" in the UK. She's already made it in the US. Most actors are happy to book a steady job on a popular show. She's done that. A show that's lasted 7 seasons is nothing to sneeze at. That's syndication money. And Suits is exactly the type of show that does well in syndication.
Take Amber Riley for example. After she was done with Glee, her career was actually going nowhere in the US. Then she moved to the UK to play Effie in the London stage adaptation of Dreamgirls, won a Laurence Olivier award (British equivalent to a Tony), and made a huge comeback.

The UK actually has large and well developed theatre , music and film industries. There are plenty of opportunities there if Meghan wants to stay in the business. The point is that a move to the UK in her case would most likely mean an engagement and a wedding in the near future, after which she would have to quit acting. Looking for acting jobs in the UK would be rather pointless then, wouldn't it ?
  #2874  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:53 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Washington D.C., United States
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
A family tree for people interested in ancestry

DailyMailTV reveals Meghan Markle's family roots | Daily Mail Online
Thanks - that was really interesting.

I did find it sad that Doria's line ended where it did - we all know why, but it's still sad when I see so many of my African American sisters and brothers' lines stop at the slave trade because you can't trace before that in most cases.
  #2875  
Old 10-26-2017, 03:59 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Zionsville, United States
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacqui24 View Post
Did they seriously spend the time to trace her roots to great great great great grandparents? Well, I guess if anyone ever wants to find their ancestry but don't have the resources. Just date a royal.
I think my favorite is the line "Meghan's Extraordinary Roots". What's extraordinary about it? Her background is similar to just about any black American's background. Most of us have white ancestors somewhere in our family. Most of us have slaves in our background, with a sprinkling of free folks mixed in. Actually what Meghan has is a very normal and common African-American background. She's about as American as you can get (which I think is great!) But hey, I guess they need something to talk about until an engagement announcement.
  #2876  
Old 10-26-2017, 04:13 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,412
Family trees, ancestry and where one comes from has always played a big part in "getting to know" a person that is being catapulted into the public eye with an impeding engagement announcement being expected on the horizon. Especially with a royal family involved that can trace their lineages back for centuries.

As we've seen here, there are people that closely identify with Meghan's roots as it tells a story that isn't totally unique to Meghan herself, but a story that spans history. It doesn't really have any kind of impact on Meghan, herself, as Harry didn't fall in love with a tree but the soul of a person. The tree is part and parcel though of who Meghan is. I find it interesting also.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
  #2877  
Old 10-26-2017, 04:27 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Zionsville, United States
Posts: 111


I get that because I'm one of those who identify with Meghan's background. I guess giving the DM's past foray into Meghan's background (Straight Outta Compton), I'm wary of them doing any reporting on it. I'm not here for anyone trying to "other" her or make her seem "exotic". Meghan's story, is basically the American story and one I take great pride in. I guess I just don't trust the British press to get it right, considering how they've approached it in the past.
  #2878  
Old 10-26-2017, 04:41 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 9,412
I think its a good thing to be wary. Especially of the Daily Fail. They're not known for fair and balanced reporting and do have a habit of twisting things in such ways as to make a mountain out of a molehill so to speak. It was because of publications such as the Fail and their actions that propelled Harry into action making the official statement that he did around a year ago.

We do tend to be more fair and balanced here and exhibiting pride in having a background so similar to Meghan's has to be a total joy and we all share that with you. Its a background to be proud of. Its a background that Meghan also is proud of and doesn't hide under a bushel but lets it shine through. We may see the American story twisted and turned into meanings that are totally fabricated as time passes but to be honest, we know better.
__________________
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
~~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~~
  #2879  
Old 10-26-2017, 04:48 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lakewood, United States
Posts: 144
Unfortunately, the press is just getting started with the feeding frenzy of trash and comparisons-it’s inevitable, it’s what they do. The Prince and his woman are handling this with a lot class considering the media circus all around.
  #2880  
Old 10-26-2017, 05:00 PM
cepe's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alliec76 View Post
I get that because I'm one of those who identify with Meghan's background. I guess giving the DM's past foray into Meghan's background (Straight Outta Compton), I'm wary of them doing any reporting on it. I'm not here for anyone trying to "other" her or make her seem "exotic". Meghan's story, is basically the American story and one I take great pride in. I guess I just don't trust the British press to get it right, considering how they've approached it in the past.
Please do not believe that the DM reflects the entire British press because it doesnt. Most bloggers and posters tend to use it because they like the pictures (then say they ignore the text).

The most reliable papers sadly are subscription based. I can recommend using British Television news outlets esp ITV. They have a new royal reporter who is balanced and fair (does need convincing which is good). Try @chrisshipitv on twitter.

Other news outlets being Sky and BBC

( sorry for going off topic)

I know Im late but welcome to RF
__________________

__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 21 (2 members and 19 guests)
TeeTee20, two*firecrackers
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Harry and Meghan: The Love Story" eya Royal Library 30 10-28-2017 02:39 AM




Popular Tags
best outfit birthday carl gustaf chris o'neill countess of snowdon crown princess mary crown princess victoria current events denmark earl of snowdon fascism fashion poll general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta margarita infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín juan urdangarín king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein monarchy news nobel 2017 picture of the week prince alexander prince carl philip prince daniel prince felix prince gabriel prince harry prince nicholas prince oscar prince philip princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess sofia princess victoria queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queenmother queen rania queen rania in australia queen silvia state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family united kingdom victoria



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:13 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises