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Old 09-26-2017, 03:52 AM
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https://www.thestar.com/entertainmen...kle-menon.html

^^ A summary of how the popular media is going bonkers over the M&H PDA. This assessment by the writer, I think is on target:

"This relationship appears to not be celebrity in nature or scope.
Her body language says, 'I love this bearded fool.'
His body language says, 'I adore this freckled goddess.'

... it was hard not to feel happy for two kindred spirits who have managed to find each other while journeying across very different worlds. It was hard not to see them both as young people in love and old souls in sync.
Casual, down-to-earth and blissfully unconcerned with what anyone thinks. If this is the future of the royal family, Harry and Meghan are pushing it in the right direction."


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Fellow gusher here! Also a lurker and loved your post. The Yanks are sending a delightful woman to help quell the ghost of Wallis Warfield Simpson.
Yes, in a strange way, so many years now into an entirely different era, it seems that the M&H romance is somehow redeeming the tragic, painful and star-crossed royal relationships of the past from Henry VIII, to Edward VIII, to Margaret & Townsend, to Margaret & Snowden, to William of Gloucester & Zuzsui Starkloff, to Charles & Diana. Hallelujah! Rachel Meghan Markle and Henry of Wales are one sexy modern couple shaking things up in a good way within the royal firmament.

The thing about 'crossed legs' is I'm not certain everyone is speaking of the same thing. I've noticed Meghan at dress-up premieres and events related to her career (and also in casual shots) standing in a pose with her legs stylishly crossed, which is just a thing some models and actresses do at times. I haven't necessarily seen her sitting with her legs crossed. There's a photo at the Invictus ceremony where she's clapping and it looks like one leg is folded on top of the other, but looking more closely what looks like Meghan's leg is actually the arm of the person sitting in front of her.

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I sometimes like her style (the burgundy dress) and sometimes don't.
For example, I think the torn jeans and shirt hanging half-out at the tennis match look sloppy....
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I'm not a fan of the ripped/torn jeans look either. You can get the stonewashed type if you want them to look 'used'...don't have to tear holes in them for that!

I've liked almost everything I've seen her wear ..except that silver lame looking material she wore to some event before Harry and maybe a couple other things I've seen. Past that I like her look.
I didn't like the silver lame mini-dress Meghan wore to a pre-Harry event either. The styling was rather boxy. Still, I think she pulled it off somewhat. Meghan will likely not be wearing many minis in future. I too am not a huge fan of the ripped jeans look. But Meghan definitely has a very cool and insouciant (easy, breezy) way of pulling it off. It works for her.

Meghan has said in a past video interview about dressing up and dressing down that she has learned how to pull off a casual yet sophisticated look by having something slightly mussed like her hair, or a shirt-tail pulled out but otherwise polished and wearing great accessories. I don't have the exact quote right now. Again she learned it as a fashion tip, and did not make it up by herself.

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I have to say I like her style! Purely because she never seems like she is trying too hard or trying to look princessy, she is cool and comfortable in her own skin.
I totally agree with you. I have to say that from what I've seen so far, Meghan always seems to get her looks for every occasion just right. She has that knack. She's like California casual. But when she moved to Toronto to film Suits, she admits that her style and fashion sense evolved and became more sophisticated as she began working with and meeting different designers and fashion stylists. For those who are not familiar with Suits, the clothes on that show absolutely rock. And Meghan has said that she wears her own jewelry for a bit of authenticity in portraying her character, Rachel, with whom she shares the same first name.

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Those last pictures from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle definitely remind me of Prince William and Kate Middleton arriving together at Harry Meade's wedding in October 2010.
Three weeks later, Diana's engagement ring showed up again on Kate's finger.
Yes, I agree.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:08 AM
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I like it that Meghan appears to dress down for this occasion - clothes, natural hair, hardly any jewellery or makeup. It says they don't care about "us", it's about them and nothing else imho.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:42 AM
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Well guys, I am not ashamed to admit that I've looked at these pics multiple times now and still have the biggest smile on my face. What a lovely, charming couple who looks to be completely enamored with one another. So wonderful to see!

And I thought Meghan looked just fine. I'd love to have those flats and that bag, actually.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:48 AM
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I'm so happy for them and I hope it works out. I'm a little jealous because I live downtown Toronto and I could have seen them
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:10 AM
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The thing about 'crossed legs' is I'm not certain everyone is speaking of the same thing. I've noticed Meghan at dress-up premieres and events related to her career (and also in casual shots) standing in a pose with her legs stylishly crossed, which is just a thing some models and actresses do at times. I haven't necessarily seen her sitting with her legs crossed. There's a photo at the Invictus ceremony where she's clapping and it looks like one leg is folded on top of the other, but looking more closely what looks like Meghan's leg is actually the arm of the person sitting in front of her.
I agree. I believe the original comment was about a standing pose, generally for photographers, whereas most of the responses were about a sitting position.

They do look very comfortable with each other, relaxed and happy. The "introduction to the public" some folks wanted seems to be happening.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:15 AM
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Do you guys think she'll attend more events with Harry, and which ones could be a possibility?
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:24 AM
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Yeah I'd find it odd if they planned a wedding without considering Kate's due date. I mean - I would think they'd want to make sure the entire family on both sides (minus some notable exceptions, lol) could attend. And William would be best man - I'd hope Harry would consider his brother and I'd hope Meghan would consider her future family too. I mean - I can't imagine otherwise.

All I know is, if M&H do get engaged and married, I'm hosting a royal sleepover party Blair Waldorf style to watch it, lol.
Howdy do neighbor! I think that if there is a royal wedding, the hubby here would be ever grateful if I were to go away to a sleepover for the wedding. With William and Kate's, I totally took command of both the TV and the computer as I didn't want to miss anything. On the other hand, he actually got a bit interested himself and it was with a big smile on his face he woke me up with the news that Kate had her first child, George. He loves spreading good news.

I do think that Harry would think his wedding without William and Kate would be like a day without sunshine and definitely plan around the pregnancy due date so that they both could be there. I can't imagine Harry having a wedding without George and Charlotte being very involved in it too.

As far as after a wedding, I do think that Harry and Meghan will also be given a period of time to just settle into being married and starting a family much like W&K were able to do. I think they will maintain keeping the same office that they do now with a change to adding a fourth person to the Royal Foundation.

If you look at the Foundation, its separated into three categories right now being Young People, Conservation and Armed Forces. This foundation umbrellas so much of what the three are involved with. I can definitely see Meghan taking on her own causes and adding them to the Foundation itself.
They all do have their own specific areas of interest and also work together on the Heads Together campaign so it wouldn't be much of a push to see Meghan meshing into the Foundation work quite easily.

I have yet to find any area whatsoever where Meghan wouldn't be deemed a good fit when it comes to what would be expected of her as a senior working royal. In fact, I'd go as far as to state that Meghan joining the BRF will be like adding another very bright light bulb to enhance and illuminate the BRF.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:52 AM
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Honestly there will never be a perfect time to announce a engagement and wedding date. There is always *some* event that will be occurring. The royal events/occasions calendar is never clear.
Moreover, there are events that could suddenly occur. For example, who knew a year ago that Kate would've been pregnant and due next spring/summer?!

I think they should just go for it and do it. Life is too short and tomorrow is promised to no one!
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:11 PM
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Honestly there will never be a perfect time to announce a engagement and wedding date. There is always *some* event that will be occurring. The royal events/occasions calendar is never clear.
Moreover, there are events that could suddenly occur. For example, who knew a year ago that Kate would've been pregnant and due next spring/summer?!

I think they should just go for it and do it. Life is too short and tomorrow is promised to no one!

Absolutely right!
And IF they do decide to marry, what is wrong with a winter wedding?
I think that would be very nice.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:22 PM
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http://img.usmagazine.com/920-width/...58900b6af2.jpg


Hand and Hand!

Look at the way he holds her playfully and lovingly as they chat with a man and his daughter!

http://img.usmagazine.com/660-width/...e76ba44642.jpg
I am jumping up and down with excitement!!! I think an engagement is not too far off.

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I think Meghan could wear a potato sack and make it look good. She doesn't seem to be a clothes horse but always dresses appropriately for wherever she is. She is happy and healthy and obviously very much in love with her man.

But what do I know. I'm an older lady sitting here in a heavy fleece onesie with penguin feet. Go figure.
She is like Kate to me in that way, too. She could wear a potato sack and still look glamorous. About the penguin fleece . I wear my Tinkerbell pajamas at night.

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Majesty magazine is having a hay day monitoring their facebook. I guess they have been inundated with racist comments left and right. Even the non racist ones are over the top.
That is so terrible.

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I am sickened at the ongoing hate that Meghan and Harry are getting. I hope there is decent support for her in the UK.
Once they get married (I believe they will), it may take she and the Queen attending an engagement together for people to hush with the rhetoric. Unfortunately, there will still be a lot of people that will never change their minds.

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Not if you get married in the same city as the couple lives.

You don't plan the wedding for the days around the due date but you don't need to reserve a month or so. As long as Kate is not in labor, even if she doesn't feel up to attending the wedding, William certainly could be there for his brother. Madeleine of Sweden attended her brother's wedding two days before giving birth to Nicolas.
I agree. I remember that Victoria Beckham was heavily pregnant when she attended William and Kate's wedding. Kate could still attend it very pregnant.

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I'm also African American and honestly this makes me really happy to see someone with my heritage on the cusp of joining the BRF. Maybe that's not a popular thing to say, but I see so few high profile women with my heritage on an international stage that this is something I take pride in. Especially since Meghan is so accomplished on her own.

Okay - sorry to gush all over you guys - just excited to be here.
I think that is an AWESOME thing too!!

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Also - I hope she's able to keep at least a little bit of her edge to her style. I have a similar style and the "edge" part is really important to me - even though I wear classic pieces, I try to combine interesting textures and architectural shapes to give the clothing more edge. I love the burgundy motorcycle jacket draped over her burgundy dress. More of that please Meghan!
Me, too. I think her outfit at the opening of the games would work very well at some royal engagements.

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Thanks Pranter!

I think it's amazing how times have changed. During Edward's time, this probably wouldn't have been possible... and definitely during Diana's time it wouldn't have been. The world just wasn't ready yet.

Some still aren't ready, lol.
You are so right. I have read several books on the BRF in the late 19th and early 20th century and this relationship would have never worked then. It is so great to see how times have changed.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:41 PM
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Howdy do neighbor! I think that if there is a royal wedding, the hubby here would be ever grateful if I were to go away to a sleepover for the wedding. With William and Kate's, I totally took command of both the TV and the computer as I didn't want to miss anything. On the other hand, he actually got a bit interested himself and it was with a big smile on his face he woke me up with the news that Kate had her first child, George. He loves spreading good news.

I do think that Harry would think his wedding without William and Kate would be like a day without sunshine and definitely plan around the pregnancy due date so that they both could be there. I can't imagine Harry having a wedding without George and Charlotte being very involved in it too.

As far as after a wedding, I do think that Harry and Meghan will also be given a period of time to just settle into being married and starting a family much like W&K were able to do. I think they will maintain keeping the same office that they do now with a change to adding a fourth person to the Royal Foundation.

If you look at the Foundation, its separated into three categories right now being Young People, Conservation and Armed Forces. This foundation umbrellas so much of what the three are involved with. I can definitely see Meghan taking on her own causes and adding them to the Foundation itself.
They all do have their own specific areas of interest and also work together on the Heads Together campaign so it wouldn't be much of a push to see Meghan meshing into the Foundation work quite easily.

I have yet to find any area whatsoever where Meghan wouldn't be deemed a good fit when it comes to what would be expected of her as a senior working royal. In fact, I'd go as far as to state that Meghan joining the BRF will be like adding another very bright light bulb to enhance and illuminate the BRF.


I’m in for the viewing sleepover! I kept my middle-school daughter home from school for William and Catherine’s wedding.

I’ll bring proseco and a baked egg dish.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:42 PM
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I think they should announce the engagement very soon - like early October, and prep for a January winter wedding.
Yes, winter would be perfect. I would love to see her in a gown with some faux fur white trim.
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Honestly there will never be a perfect time to announce a engagement and wedding date. There is always *some* event that will be occurring. The royal events/occasions calendar is never clear.
Moreover, there are events that could suddenly occur. For example, who knew a year ago that Kate would've been pregnant and due next spring/summer?!

I think they should just go for it and do it. Life is too short and tomorrow is promised to no one!
Exactly, and while it is always nice to have extended relatives or prospective in-laws at your wedding sometimes circumstances dictate otherwise. You have distant relatives who do not have your best interest at heart, people that only seek to exploit and hurt you regardless of damage caused. Sadly Meghan knows this only to well and you don’t have to search far to see she’s been a victim of some so-called ‘relatives’.

Re Kate’s attendance at a possible M&H wedding, sure work around viable dates if they must but not over and beyond what would be considered absolutely necessary.
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We don't know really when she started having issue for sure or how far along she was when it started, some have suggested 8 to 10 weeks when they announced. It's all guessing at this point.
Agreed. It was mainly to say that we don't know yet. Could be anything between second half of March (if it was close to 12 weeks) to late April (if it was only 6 weeks). Most likely they'll share the month at some point (typically around the 12 weeks mark), but if it's April, we still do not know that much (unless we count from the 12 weeks to decide whether it is early or late April). However, I am sure that Harry knows, so they can schedule a wedding accordingly
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As requested in yesterday's Moderator note, this thread is not the place to speculate upon how the Duchess of Cambridge regards her brother-in-law's girlfriend nor is it a place to add rumour and gossip to such speculation. As such, posts have been edited and subsequent responses have therefore been removed.
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I love when Meghan wears jackets on the shoulders. People did this in the 1940s and it is so elegant.

I believe that when Meghan and Harry marry, the Royal Foundation should be broken up. I think W&K should have their charities and interests be separate from Harry and Meghan.

Also, why are there no fall/winter royal weddings in the BRF? Was the queen the only one to marry in the fall?
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Agreed. It was mainly to say that we don't know yet. Could be anything between second half of March (if it was close to 12 weeks) to late April (if it was only 6 weeks). Most likely they'll share the month at some point (typically around the 12 weeks mark), but if it's April, we still do not know that much (unless we count from the 12 weeks to decide whether it is early or late April). However, I am sure that Harry knows, so they can schedule a wedding accordingly


Yes exactly..Harry knows the time frames to operate within if they plan a wedding in spring.


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Old 09-26-2017, 01:16 PM
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I love when Meghan wears jackets on the shoulders. People did this in the 1940s and it is so elegant.

I believe that when Meghan and Harry marry, the Royal Foundation should be broken up. I think W&K should have their charities and interests be separate from Harry and Meghan.

Also, why are there no fall/winter royal weddings in the BRF? Was the queen the only one to marry in the fall?
I definitely do not see the Foundation broken up. The three already working within the Foundation work so well and seamlessly together and with adding Meghan, it would be even better and stronger.

It may eventually be just Harry and Meghan's foundation somewhere down the line but not, I believe, until William becomes King.

If we remember, when the DoE announced his retirement, there was emphasis put on working together as a team. I think that is far more important to the monarchy than people going solo here and there. Helps to keep the focus where it belongs.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:19 PM
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Also, why are there no fall/winter royal weddings in the BRF? Was the queen the only one to marry in the fall?

Princess Anne got married to Mark Phillips in November.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:35 PM
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i like the idea of winter weddings, which can be very pretty. However, in this era of multimedia I think the BRF and its advisers opt for late Spring, early summer weddings so that the streets will be crowded with the public, tourists etc out in the sunshine. I don't know why Anne opted for November, but people were a different breed in 1947 when the Queen married. They'd been hardened by the war I suppose and sitting waiting for hours on icy pavements was nothing to them.
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