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Old 12-07-2017, 07:45 PM
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There's probably no problem with the Meghan news commentary in your country Zaira because you don't have to put up with tabloids pointing offensively to dreadlocks and 'straight outa Compton' and 'exotic blood' about which Harry was so annoyed.
However, it's heartwarming to read, as I did the other day, that Nigerians and other Commonwealth citizens from African nations are now taking a keen interest in this romance.

Sorry, I had deleted my post because on my phone it looked like a recent discussion was on the racial commentary, but it was actually a few pages ago so my post wasn't germane.

But as I believe you and I have discussed, I have seen plenty of racist commentary in the media. My point was that the media is of course going to talk about race and that in and of itself isn't a bad thing. But often times they have shown themselves to be rather casually racists by the content of their commentary. I have seen some great and thoughtful articles and think pieces and panels about Meghan and her background and some awful ones. I think that was my point.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:18 PM
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I just hope he can handle the attention because the British tabloids won’t leave him alone. Some people can and others can’t. Meghan’s mom seems comfortable so far but I don’t much about this guy.

His days of being ‘anonymous’ in Mexico are over though.
I wouldn’t say her mom is comfortable. She’s had to make adjustments and based on Harry’s statement last year, isn’t entirely comfortable with the intrusion. The fact that she took the day off from work, she had security posted outside of her home the day the engagement was announced, and the security had a statement on hand asking for privacy on KP stationary ready to hand out to the media tells me that they were just better prepared for it this time. But I don’t think they expected her dad to be found. He’s also in a different situation because he’s living in a country where safety is more of a concern.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:29 PM
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They are going stalk every one of her friends. Misha Nonoo is the latest.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5152145/amp/Meghan-Markle-seen-vacation-photos-met-Harry.html
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:32 PM
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I just hope he can handle the attention because the British tabloids won’t leave him alone. Some people can and others can’t. Meghan’s mom seems comfortable so far but I don’t much about this guy.

His days of being ‘anonymous’ in Mexico are over though.
I was thinking the same thing, there goes anonymity out the window. One would hope media etc. would be respectful but that’s a big wish. Her dad appears a quiet thoughtful man. He probably never dreamed he’d be in this position. Meghan’s mum seemed to have protection from the palace but I could be wrong. Just hope for the best.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:36 PM
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Why in the hell is the media chasing Meghan’s father up and down the place? Everyone will see the man walking his daughter down the aisle come May.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:43 PM
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:44 PM
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In a way we want all this Whats her father like? What’s her school friends like ? what about her friends from work ? A lot is natural it’s how we find out what people are like. She would have known what was coming and spoke to her friends and family to prepare them.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:52 PM
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In a way we want all this Whats her father like? What’s her school friends like ? what about her friends from work ? A lot is natural it’s how we find out what people are like. She would have known what was coming and spoke to her friends and family to prepare them.
Actually some of us would rather not if it means these people get stalked like this. It’s one thing to know what her dad did for a living, it’s another to follow him around doing mundane things and publishing where he lives and pictures of his home. And do I really care what her school friends are like? Not really. I might peak at Jessica Mulroney’s public Instagram once in awhile, but I couldn’t careless if they aren’t friends anymore. What she is like is judged by her behavior now, not by stalking her family or friends when she’s not even around.

And actually some of the bloggers I follow that has followed royals for a number of years has said this is pretty bad even by royal stalking standards. Part of it is because she’s so different than what was expected for Harry’s wife. Some of it has to do with advancement in technology (blogs, twitter, Facebook, etc.). And part of that, unfortunately, is because of her race.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:53 PM
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In a way we want all this Whats her father like? What’s her school friends like ? what about her friends from work ? A lot is natural it’s how we find out what people are like. She would have known what was coming and spoke to her friends and family to prepare them.
I’m sure she had a feel for what’s coming but for her parents to be hounded is a little different in my opinion. They are private people who don’t need to be harassed and followed every waking minute. I understand media wants a picture but at times they are relentless.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:14 PM
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I feel for her family but it’s the way it’s going to be for a while. As I said if we the public didn’t want to know everything they wouldn’t be chasing him for the front page to think it won’t happen is like believing in the fairytales
We can cry how wrong it is but we are just wasting our time. It will die down after the wedding
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:24 PM
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I feel for her family but it’s the way it’s going to be for a while. As I said if we the public didn’t want to know everything they wouldn’t be chasing him for the front page to think it won’t happen is like believing in the fairytales
We can cry how wrong it is but we are just wasting our time. It will die down after the wedding
I don’t think people believed they wouldn’t go after her loved ones. But it doesn’t make it right and people don’t have to be complicit. I think condemnation in this regard is warranted.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:34 PM
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Aren’t you thinking of Kate’s family and what they have put up with for years? And continue to put up with . How many paps hound pippa every day? The nasty comments about Kate’s mother who has never put a foot wrong. It is forever. Plus, they dangle money in front of all of the friends and relatives for stories, we have only seen the beginning, this is big money.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:36 PM
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It doesn’t make it right but every royal bride and her her family goes through it.

Doesn’t make it right but it is what it is.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:52 PM
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The thing is though that Meghan is American and an actress. That has led to direct interest from the media and online on both sides of the Atlantic, including negative stuff. So there is a different component to this romance.

By the way, there are rumours around that Harry may have gone away until the 12th (his next engagement.) Wonder whether he'll resurface in LA.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:20 PM
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Harry didn’t attend the board meeting of the Royal Foundation today so he’s probably in America
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:31 PM
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I heard/read that Meghan is in Los Angeles visiting her mother right now.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:36 PM
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Aren’t you thinking of Kate’s family and what they have put up with for years? And continue to put up with . How many paps hound pippa every day? The nasty comments about Kate’s mother who has never put a foot wrong. It is forever. Plus, they dangle money in front of all of the friends and relatives for stories, we have only seen the beginning, this is big money.
I don’t follow kate closely. I don’t think her family should be fair game either. However, when your picture is taken at a charity benefit concert is different than when they stalk you at your home constantly and have where you live published. And this isn’t a competition between kate and Meghan. I’m not talking about Kate in this specific instance. Like I said, I don’t care enough to follow her. I expect you guys would have problems with her family being stalked and I wouldn’t come and tell you that it is what it is like you are doing right now.

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Harry didn’t attend the board meeting of the Royal Foundation today so he’s probably in America
Does he usually attend all of them?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:51 PM
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Call it a right of passage then. Diana, Sophie, Camilla, Catherine and now Meghan.

She isn’t special in this sense. You’re tilting at windmills trying to shield Meghan and her family from criticism.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:54 PM
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Call it a right of passage then. Diana, Sophie, Camilla, Catherine and now Meghan.

She isn’t special in this sense. You’re tilting at windmills trying to shield Meghan and her family from criticism.
Things have definitely changed since Diana’s death, and it’s a good thing. I understand certain things happen and have been happening. But do people have to be complicit? Or do we have to justify it? And comments like that is justifying it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:15 AM
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Call it a right of passage then. Diana, Sophie, Camilla, Catherine and now Meghan.

She isn’t special in this sense. You’re tilting at windmills trying to shield Meghan and her family from criticism.
What criticism? It's an interesting choice of word to use, as if Meghan and her family have done something wrong.

As for Meghan's father being hunted down in his private, quiet location in Mexico, his address published by tabloids, and his everyday activities followed like he's a person of interest. He's not. It's wrong, and nothing is ever going to change, if it's faced with only 'hmm, that's what's always happened, it's never going to change.' attitude. It'll change when the readers demand change. I honestly don't think anyone is really interested in knowing what Meghan's retired father does in his quiet little town every day. He's not doing anything illegal, he doesn't deserve to be hounded like this. This is not some big news, the paps hunting him down haven't done some great investigative reporting.
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