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Old 09-05-2017, 02:34 PM
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I believe you are confusing things. The VF interview was basically about Meghan unilaterally describing how she and Harry are "in love" and how great their relationship is without Harry being present to back that up, which is quite odd IMHO (and even more so given Harry's royal status). That is substantially different from Harry and Meghan making joint appearances where they can be properly introduced to the British people as a public couple.

I understand many posters might argue that the latter in the paragraph above won't happen until Harry and Meghan are formally engaged, but, if that is the case, it is yet another reason why Meghan rushing to prematurely speak publicly of Harry's love for her is inappropriate. I'm sure the the interview was sanctioned by Harry, but , unlike other posters, I doubt Buckingham Palace or Clarence House knew about it.
The quote you quoted above was address some that were very vocal about how she's unsuitable and she needs years to be introduced to the public before marrying. So I'm not sure what your point had to do with that.

Anyways, I don't think any of us had doubts that Harry was in love with her after that statement he released from Kensington Palace. We haven't heard from her. She has the platform and has a basic understanding of media. I have no problem with her and the Palace working together to get ahead of the story. She is going to face additional hurdles than Fergie and Sophie faced simply because she's a biracial woman, an American, and an actress. Harry doesn't have to be there for us to know that he feels the same. We know he's involved in this. Sometimes what's not said come through loud and clear.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:38 PM
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Harry is willing to work with the palace/handlers to a point. It's very evident he doesn't plan to be as constrained by things as William might be. If someone hasn't figured that out yet they've not been paying attention.



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Old 09-05-2017, 02:57 PM
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Anti Meghan Tumblr witches on the Internet (especially two of them), sheltering behind their keyboards, have been saying for months that Meghan's PR team feeds E News and other online sites with stories about her. Of course they do lol, and THEY know all about it precisely how?

The anti-Meghan Tumblr "witches" being unhappy about this makes me really, really happy.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:00 PM
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The anti-Meghan Tumblr "witches" being unhappy about this makes me really, really happy.
Hey now, have some sympathy. It's not easy living in such world where you make up stuff you want to believe out of hate and then get slapped around with the truth all the time.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:01 PM
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I wouldn't call this a celebrity piece. In fact, for those of us that have read a lot of celebrity pieces in the past, it's the opposite of that. The headline is sensationalized, but the interview is extremely controlled. It's not any different than some of the interviews Kate and William have done. Or Harry for that matter.
Exactly. I'm particularly struck by how the writer had to go to friends and coworkers to get any comments about Megan's career or details about her personality because what she offered up was very, very limited. That's usually one of the big differences between a royal profile (or that of a more traditional politician) and the standard celebrity interview. Now, I'm sure her PR people and KP's crew carefully chose a list of names and contact information to give VF for that purpose, but it was a definite choice of what should and shouldn't come directly from her own mouth.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:02 PM
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This interview was done in June, right? There's a reason it wasn't released then, but two weeks before IG. This was a carefully planned step, IMO, and imo approved and planned by KP along with Harry and Meghan. There's a reason also why Meghan is giving it.

The interview gives very little away, it only sets down a time line when Harry and Meghan met, and gives Meghan a voice. It also gives away that these two are a team, and very serious about each other. It shuts down some of her estranged family, because they see that Meghan just won't take it quietly, she has a voice.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:04 PM
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I'm probably the only one believes the royal press team had nothing to do with that Vanity Fair interview, only Harry did. Either that, or they are playing with fire to show her as unsuitable.

1. She looks naked on the front cover. In the video, her buttons are half unbuttoned! She's looking at the camera trying to look sexy and playing with her hair. Compare this to Kate's Vogue editorial which was approved by the Royal press team. No way is the royal press team behind this!!!!

2. She's talking about her relationship with Harry. Obviously she got permission from Harry to do this.

How is this approved by the royal press team and please don't give me proof from what a certain Sun reporter says? As a GF, I don't believed she would need permission from the Royal press team. They don't own her.

I'm absolutely shocked with this, I thought she was learning to become discreet like other members previously said, but yet again she has to voice her opinions and release it just when the Cambridges announce baby news.

She's let it be known, she's certain they will marry. So either he's proposed or she knows it's in the bag. I found her context just like her past interviews rather arrogant.

Bad move...BUT an engagement is coming and I don't believe anyone can deny Harry's choice within his family.

She's going to be a nightmare IMO

Shocking, absolutely shocking move. This just fed more of the negative fire! How is this a good move PR wise? And I work in PR!
Meghan had no control over when this was released. Magazine covers are planned months in advance (the interview was done back in June) and it's standard for them to release photos and excerpts a few days before the magazine hits newsstands. So Meghan isn't trying to outshine the Cambridge baby news. The magazine was always going to be released this week.

She's posing for a magazine shoot, so of course she's going to play with her hair and try different poses/facial expressions. I don't see anything wrong with how she's posing in the video, or what she's wearing.

Meghan came off really well in the interview, so I don't this is a bad PR move at all.

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Old 09-05-2017, 03:05 PM
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This interview was done in June, right? There's a reason it wasn't released then, but two weeks before IG. This was a carefully planned step, IMO, and imo approved and planned by KP along with Harry and Meghan. There's a reason also why Meghan is giving it.

The interview gives very little away, it only sets down a time line when Harry and Meghan met, and gives Meghan a voice. It also gives away that these two are a team, and very serious about each other. It shuts down some of her estranged family, because they see that Meghan just won't take it quietly, she has a voice.


Yup. I think this is a good lead in to her being present for most of the Invictus Games. She's being introduced to people who still don't know much about her and this very much had the feel that people are about to hear quite a lot about her going forward.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:07 PM
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Also, we have to think about the fact that Meghan is very eloquent herself. Why would you have someone else, who isn't you so they don't know you as well, to speak on your behalf when you are so eloquent and overall well-balanced? I would say she conveyed her values and beliefs much better than any spin doctor can because it's genuine. Now I wouldn't suggest this strategy for someone who is not as eloquent.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:09 PM
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Some of you need to stop being so negative! Harry is happy with Meghan and that is all that should matter here. Harry is dating her and probably will marry her and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
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Yup. I think this is a good lead in to her being present for most of the Invictus Games. She's being introduced to people who still don't know much about her and this very much had the feel that people are about to hear quite a lot about her going forward.
Yes its leading to the official roll out. And IMHO its not that big of a deal.
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Yup. I think this is a good lead in to her being present for most of the Invictus Games. She's being introduced to people who still don't know much about her and this very much had the feel that people are about to hear quite a lot about her going forward.
I don't know if she'll be present for most of the IG. If nothing else, the woman still has a job. I think now they can take a much more casual approach to this. She'll probably show up for some of the games depending on her schedule.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:13 PM
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I don't know if she'll be present for most of the IG. If nothing else, the woman still has a job. I think now they can take a much more casual approach to this. She'll probably show up for some of the games depending on her schedule.


Honestly, her character has had very few scenes on Suits lately. If that continues- I can't imagine her filming commitments would take up all that much time. Likely she could arrange her filming schedule to allow for being present at any events Harry/KP deem important.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:15 PM
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I have no doubt they're engaged. To me it's clear, that they're doing all of this as a team have from the start, and this is a carefully planned step. Many people might not agree that it's the right one, but they're still doing this all together, and there are no doubts, IMO that they'll get married within a year.

Yes, I think they are engaged too.

As for people thinking that she is not the "right one" that is for Harry to decide and it looks like he has.

They are not kids, they are in or approaching their mid-30's. If it goes well-I pray it does, I love Harry-then all will be well. If it starts off like a house on fire and then flames out after a few years of marriage a la Andrew and Sarah, well, it won't be the first time in the BRF or in any Royal family and it's still no big deal.

I dread the inevitable comparisons between the DoC and Meghan and I feel that they are unfair as each woman-even though very different-brings unique and wonderful things to the House of Windsor.

But there will be comparisons and it will get nasty, I think.
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Honestly, her character has had very few scenes on Suits lately. If that continues- I can't imagine her filming commitments would take up all that much time. Likely she could arrange her filming schedule to allow for being present at any events Harry/KP deem important.
Agree that they've definitely scaled her role back. However, I don't see changing her schedule just for IG is imperative at this time since they aren't officially engaged. I think IG is perfect for her to accompany him in an unofficial capacity because the games are quite casual for onlookers and she could very well join on the stands. But as for being inconveniencing an entire cast? Still don't see it.
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I think the entire interview was a mistake but the celebrity endorsements from her famous friends and the designer name dropping ( I've been wearing Erdem for years...) made me cringe.

The closer to an engagement the more discreet i hoped she would become. Obviously not.
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Happiness just beams out of her in the video. Enjoy!
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:22 PM
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I think the entire interview was a mistake but the celebrity endorsements from her famous friends and the designer name dropping ( I've been wearing Erdem for years...) made me cringe.

The closer to an engagement the more discreet i hoped she would become. Obviously not.
I feel like that's quite unfair. The woman has been shunning speaking in public for the most part since last December. She stopped using social media, shut down her blog, didn't even mention Suits on social media when it came back. The only way for her to be more discreet is to hole up in her house 24/7, which isn't reasonable. She had one interview where she shared very little and came off as well-balanced. That's hardly indiscreet.
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As for people thinking that she is not the "right one" that is for Harry to decide and it looks like he has.

They are not kids, they are in or approaching their mid-30's. If it goes well-I pray it does, I love Harry-then all will be well. If it starts off like a house on fire and then flames out after a few years of marriage a la Andrew and Sarah, well, it won't be the first time in the BRF or in any Royal family and it's still no big deal.
And even if she is not the "right one" (whatever that means), it is not such a big deal as divorce is no longer a taboo among royals and Harry doesn't have to be stuck in an unhappy marriage for ever as some of his royal predecessors were. Furthermore, even if she flops as a royal wife, I don't see Meghan potentially hurting the monarch's standing as Harry is not the heir. Frankly, I was far more concerned about Kate, as she might actually become queen, and she turned out OK despite keeping a low profile (probably to avoid any mistakes).
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A breathtaking behind the scenes video of Miss Meghan Markle's Vanity Fair Photoshoot:

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Oh that was amazing! She really does appear to be so happy.
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