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Old 10-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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I wonder why several people are so hostile to the idea of Cressida being his wife. I have the bad feeling that too many have an idealized view of him and want to end up with some dynamo who might actually make him feel uncomfortable. As if he has no right to marry a BBB who is part of his set and end up making him happy and relaxed.

The role of royal wife isn't one where the wife is going to be involved in international treaties and developments and trade. She's going to be the feminine counterpart to a man who will be largely representative/ornamental and I don't see how on earth there is this idea that being a modern royal wife is some sort of holy mission where she'll be overseeing diplomatic delegations and trade meetings. Realistically, it's just as ornamental.

Harry might not even want a dynamo, but a fun-loving debutante/socialite for a wife who is interested mainly in houses and clothes and dancing around. The job of his wife will be to be a good hostess, not a diplomat.

No one thought Diana would be much of anything and look at how she did as a princess; before her marriage Diana was muddling around through life, not researching various ideas on how to cure cancer.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:16 PM
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I see no problem with a 29 years old man marrying a 24 years old woman, they are adults. There's no problem, they just need to love each other, and be sure that their relationship is strong enough for marriage.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:20 PM
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If they are attracted to one another and come from the same social set, there is "only" one thing remaining, if they are to marry: determine to do it right! If they both have that determination--which could be helped along by good counseling from experienced people--then it could work. Some of the people in their lives may NOT be wise counselors. (This is one of the roles of godparents, to give sage advice). Somewhere in their world there must be some good advisors. Perhaps Prince Charles himself could rise to the occasion. He has had lot of experience at what it means to marry.

But determination to make a go of it is the main ingredient, because there will be many nay-sayers and many who will try to trip them up.

I don't remember much about Chelsy as I wasn't following the royals when she was around. But I guess Harry and Chelsy just slid apart for want of focus, for want of good advise, for want of determination to make it work. No real purpose there, even if there was attraction.

Bottom line: Determination to do it right.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:39 PM
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I fully agree!

I don't know why there is anything wrong with him marrying someone from his set. They have an easy ability to get along and the one thing that does make me uneasy is how pathologically hostile people are to the idea of Harry marrying someone in his set.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:27 PM
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I have no problem with him marrying Cressida, though I do think they should wait a few years before getting married. That way Cressida would know what she was letting herself in for. Edward and Sophie waited 5 1/2 years and William and Catherine waited a number of years too, this way it introduced the women to Royal life slowly and let them see what they would be giving up etc.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:29 PM
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Chelsy did not want the public life. That was the deciding factor. It will probably be the deciding factor with Harry. William and Catherine waited a long time, but it was probably necessary to be sure she knew what she was in for. Of course, her job as future Queen is a lot more high profile than Harry's wife will be. Good luck Harry and who ever.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:45 PM
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CATHERINE OSTLER: Will Prince Harry wed Cressida Bonas next year? | Mail Online

Towards the middle of the article friends seem to be in agreement that something is different about this particular lady as far as Harry is concerned? Although I don't believe an engagement is coming just yet. Clarence House don't seem to be confirming that in there ---- we've all been here before comment. I wonder if they mean Chelsy?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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For more inside information on what makes the pair perfect for one another see this week's HELLO! magazine, issue 1298. This weeks issue not out yet.

Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas ready to marry - hellomagazine.com
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:08 PM
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These articles are just taken from the archives and the names are changed from "Edward" "Sophie" "William" "Catherine" to any other Royal name that fits the situation. They get quite old after reading them for many years. The speculation from the minute Edward and William starting dating the aforementioned women was massive, and they did eventually get married but it was a long time after the "speculation". Edward once said when he was asked whether he would propose to Sophie, that every time he was going to do it another speculation arose so he went quiet again. If the rumours are true then I am happy for Harry and Cressida, but I think they both probably wish the press would stop speculating and leave them to it.
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It will be nice to see the Duchess of Cambridge look after the new girl, if she does eventually join the family firm? Or even Sophie.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:14 PM
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It will be nice to see the Duchess of Cambridge look after the new girl, if she does eventually join the family firm? Or even Sophie.
I think Catherine will guide the next new Royal wife. Sophie guided Catherine as she had been the last major Royal wife. Sophie is passing the baton on to Catherine!
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:20 PM
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I think we have to remind ourselves that we've been down this same road with William & Catherine and Harry & Chelsy. I don't think Harry will be walking down the isle anytime soon.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:34 PM
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No one thought Diana would be much of anything and look at how she did as a princess; before her marriage Diana was muddling around through life, not researching various ideas on how to cure cancer.
Yes, just look at how that turned out......not exactly the best days for the monarchy and not ones we want repeated any time soon if we can avoid it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:29 PM
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If Harry does marry Cressida, we should wish them the very best. And do our best not to compare Katherine and Cressida with one better than the other. They are 2 individual women with different background, family ties and interests.

None of us truly knows either Harry or Cressida nor are Harry or Cressida interested in our opinions.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:02 PM
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I think if we were talking about Harry & Chelsy, I would be able to see a wedding in the works, but with Harry & Cressida? I doubt it because they are in the early stages of their relationship and she don't give the appearance of being ready for the spotlight at all.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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Celebrity and royal news and photos in HELLO! Magazine

I don't see Harry waiting for 2 more years. He seems to want the family and kids now! Rash decision or not!
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Celebrity and royal news and photos in HELLO! Magazine

I don't see Harry waiting for 2 more years. He seems to want the family and kids now! Rash decision or not!
I agree with you.

Also, I can't wait to see another British Royal wedding!
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I too think he wants a family but I think he should establish at least a stable relationship first.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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I too think he wants a family but I think he should establish at least a stable relationship first.
We don't know how stable his relationship with Cressida is.

Maybe they have a stable and strong relationship.
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If they've been seeing each other for as long as a year or year and a half, it must certainly be stable.
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