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Old 05-28-2017, 03:16 PM
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For the most part, if and when Harry and Meghan marry, the times they would really come into contact with "disapproving" society and occasions where strict protocol is adhered to would be very few. They would have their own household, their own family, their own circle of friends, their charities and patronages and their official engagements that would keep them very busy. So really, I see no problem in that area.

To be honest, I think if Meghan and any qualms about Harry's way of life and what she'd be getting herself into, she would have walked away a long time ago and the romance wouldn't have progressed as far as it has.

Even if the scenario did play out that Meghan became more of just a significant other and they had children, for the most part it would probably be treated as if Harry was still a bachelor and single but "involved" with someone. Meghan and the children just would not have any place in the British Royal Family at all.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:29 PM
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Frankly, I thought no American woman, regardless of background, would have a shot at marrying a British prince because of Wallis Simpson, but here we are.
I don't think being American was the major strike against Wallis. Two living ex-husbands (in 1937 when divorce was still very much a taboo) among other things (like her admiration for Hitler) were stronger. If she were an American ingenue heiress like Lady Churchill or Lady Fermoy I don't think it would have been as much of an issue,
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:36 PM
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Here's a thought: what if Meghan said: okay, m'love, I'll live with you, be your mistress across years, even lets have babies, but no marriage, no royal balcony scenes with me on your arm. Would that even be possible?
Yes it's possible, but not likely to happen.

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If she thinks that then she shouldn't consent to be his wife...She would be marrying someone with [essentially] a 'vocation'.. if she can't 'hack it' she's not the right partner for him..
Couldn't agree more!

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It's possible. The only 'downside' is Harry's children wouldn't be in the line of succession, but given that they will never be anywhere near the throne, it doesn't really matter.
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Another downside is his father could disapprove of the situation and cut of his funding and kick him out of royal housing.
Charles is no animal, so he would never do that.

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Yes it's possible.. BUT Not only would there be disapproval from his father, but also [crucially] from HMQ and [very likely] from the Cambridges'. Anything remotely controversial, and this would be, is deeply unwelcome in 'the firm'.
Not just within the Royal Family, The public here is noted for its tendency to enjoy 'knocking people off the pedestals' on which they themselves have raised their idols, and Harry would face quite a backlash...And once the press got going on Meghan, who knows how vicious they might become if denied the 'fairytale' wedding they and their readership wants ?

"Mrs Simpson pinched our King", mark two....
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:45 PM
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If she wasn't interested in marriage with Harry they would of already gone their separate ways.


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Old 05-28-2017, 04:16 PM
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If Meghan wasn't interested in marrying Harry, she would've walked away with the first wave of the media harassment. She's Imo very serious with him. Added, that I think the way Harry handled it (the media storm) and has been acting with meghan has been simply fantastic, he's shown her and the viewing audience, that hell go to great lengths for her, as she does for him. I'm still betting on the end of the year 2017 engagement, 2018 wedding.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:28 PM
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If Meghan wasn't interested in marrying Harry, she would've walked away with the first wave of the media harassment. She's Imo very serious with him. Added, that I think the way Harry handled it (the media storm) and has been acting with meghan has been simply fantastic, he's shown her and the viewing audience, that hell go to great lengths for her, as she does for him. I'm still betting on the end of the year 2017 engagement, 2018 wedding.
I agree with everything you've written.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:31 PM
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Yep ditto to what Cocoasneeze said.



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Old 05-28-2017, 04:42 PM
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Of course it wouldn't be possible. And meghan may nto be brain of America, but I'm sure she's not so foolish as ot settle for being a mistress rather than a Princess. If she's ambitious, she'll want the whole bag..
Charles certainly would not allow such a situation.
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Old 05-28-2017, 04:59 PM
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Meghan would not settle for being a "sidepiece" or maitresse on titre (the official mistress). She'll take it slow with Harry but if too much time passes and Harry will not put a ring on it (sovereign consent or not) she'll leave.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:15 PM
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Its just been suggested that they *could* go that route without marriage. There are many unconventional relationships these days. People do what they're comfortable with.

I really don't see a marriage though between Harry and Meghan for any other reason that they want to be partners in life and share each other's lives and have a family. The externals such as titles, money, fame, prestige and whatever else would only be secondary externals that comes from their union.

The fact that they love each other will be the *only* primary reason they'll walk down the aisle together.

At least that's what I think.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:39 PM
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Here's a thought: what if Meghan said: okay, m'love, I'll live with you, be your mistress across years, even lets have babies, but no marriage, no royal balcony scenes with me on your arm. Would that even be possible?

I suppose anything is possible, but why settle for that?
It's not like the press will leave her alone if she's his mistress instead of his wife! They'll conclude the RF is ashamed of her and wants to keep her in the background, and who needs that?

If they decide they want to be together, I hope it's all or nothing!
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:04 PM
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Another downside is his father could disapprove of the situation and cut of his funding and kick him out of royal housing.
Housing maybe, but he would have the same funding he has now. His trust funds from mom and great grandma. If he isn't a working royal any more, he wouldn't need money from Charles or the queen for staff. Besides, right now it's granny in charge of housing and the rest. Until she dies, it's her good side he need stay on.

Honestly if grandma or Charles had issues, they wouldn't have allowed the relationship to go on so long. Either Harry knows he doesn't have their blessing and is already preparing for private life. Or he knows he will have it.
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Old 05-28-2017, 06:40 PM
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If Meghan wasn't interested in marrying Harry, she would've walked away with the first wave of the media harassment. She's Imo very serious with him. Added, that I think the way Harry handled it (the media storm) and has been acting with meghan has been simply fantastic, he's shown her and the viewing audience, that hell go to great lengths for her, as she does for him. I'm still betting on the end of the year 2017 engagement, 2018 wedding.

I agree with this totally! Many of you all here are so negative more so than other sites. Geez! It goes way beyond just expressing an opinion. It's a shame. Meghan has the world's most eligible bachelor and so many are jealous that it's not them in regards to the women that is.

If Meghan were going to walk away, she would have done it way before now. I mean she said no to a VERY LUCRATIVE clothing design contract and too long ago.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:17 PM
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At this point in time I do think that they are in fact at a point where they will likely become engaged. While I do think there has to be more than love; I do believe that marriage needs to be more than just love and affection, but genuine respect and appreciation and Meg needs to avoid trying to make herself into any kind of star. Harry is the one she has to promote, not herself.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:24 PM
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Most folks, especially those in their age group, realize you need more than the emotions and feelings of love to make things work. There needs to be similar goals, beliefs and views oh how to go about making a long term marriage work. Do they want the same things? Are they willing to deal with all the negatives and support one another thru it all.

Based on what we know about both of them (their interviews and various times they've talked about these personal subjects) they seem to want the same things they appear to be compatible.

You don't fly back and forth to Canada/England for a relationship that you think has no future.


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Old 05-28-2017, 08:55 PM
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Fully AGREE!

They need to be on the same wavelength and need to be on the same page. No expectations over how life is supposed to go and both need to have common interests and goals and have the same fundamental temperament. They need to be honest and upfront about many things, not just bringing out the best side of each other. Passion and drama just exhausts a person if there's too much of it.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:31 PM
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I'm not sure if that was ever actually set to happen or if it was speculation from "sources" in the tabloids.

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Has anyone else read this article? Very interesting read. It's all about a possible internal conflict at BP/KP over Harry and Meghan's relationship and "informal engagement". I have no idea if it's true, but it brought up some perspectives that I had never considered.
I seriously doubt that the writer has any inside sources, let alone ones who socialize in Royal circles - The writer claims that the Prince of Wales staff @ KP did various things - the Prince of Wales staff is based at Clarence House, not KP. If the writer can't get a very simple fact like that right, I suggest the unverifiable balcony of the rest of the article is the product of the writer's imagination & nothing more.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:01 PM
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At this point in time I do think that they are in fact at a point where they will likely become engaged.
I think Harry wanted Meghan at the wedding. Pippa obliged. Wisely, Meghan agreed to the evening reception, or both Harry and Meghan chose that venue, because that would be a way of meeting the pertinent family members (William and Kate, but also an important family in Harry's life - the Middletons) but they made certain that there would be no pictures. Why? Because they are not yet at the engagement stage. When they start being free-wheeling about their being together in public, then we have an imminent engagement, methinks. Just a thought.

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While I do think there has to be more than love; I do believe that marriage needs to be more than just love and affection, but genuine respect and appreciation and Meg needs to avoid trying to make herself into any kind of star. Harry is the one she has to promote, not herself.
Well, we both know, Meghan will be a star as a Duchess. No getting around it. She is beautiful, can dress with style, and is adept at crowd pleasing. I'm sure she will support Harry, but I will be very disappointed if she becomes the 'good little wifey'. She has a career. She's suddenly going to become a housewife? Metaphorically speaking, you know what I mean.
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Old 05-28-2017, 10:47 PM
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If she is ready for a change and wants to be a house wife that's up to her...and no one should give her any flack about it. She may be ready to get off the career track and look at raising a family for awhile.

I firmly think, if they marry, she and Harry will join together and focus on charity works...she can easily step back and have a child or two and work with Harry and/or on her own causes.


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Old 05-28-2017, 11:01 PM
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She isn't going to be a housewife if she married. She will be expected to be a working royal. And not simply supporting Harry either. As the numbers slim, Harrys wife will be expected to take on a number of patronages and roles of her own. When Charles is king that will increase, even with small children.

She will never be a stay at home mom brought out as escort to her husband for major events. Just as Sophie, Diana and Anne had to balance babies and a royal role, so will Meghan. Kate got it a bit easier.

When William is Prince of Wales he will have to take over his father's role. With no new royals joining, and the old ones retiring, Harry will have major slack to fill. The thought his wife won't have charities of her own is amusing.
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