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Old 07-05-2017, 08:56 PM
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I don't know about anyone else yet I am tried of waiting for something to happen with this couple. They are so good at playing hide and seek and no one can find them and it puts not just the media in a tizzy but all royals watchers over the world I bet, so come on Harry and Meghan, what is up and when are you going to announce *something*, *anything* so that we can all move on to the next step...........hopefully a wedding. Yeaaaaaaaa
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:17 PM
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I believe that should Harry and Meghan become engaged, the first thing they will do is firmly establish the parameters of what is public and what is private hopefully not the same way the William and Catherine tried.

I am not sure how many of you recall that Catherine had a wonderful hairdresser whose "station" was in the window of the Salon. Logic dictated the last thing that the media should have seen was the Salon door closing behind her. Instead, they wasted a lot of time complaining about the media harassing Catherine.

Meghan has a realistic appreciation of where those lines are and Harry has learnt from his brother's mistakes. She also knows that as a "public" person you have to throw the press the occasional bone. Even the photos of them holding hands can be considered "bones" and their embrace at the Polo was "gold". It "cost" them nothing but the returns in favourable press opinion means they are more likely to try for a shot in expectation of getting it rather than going on the offensive and hiding in bushes.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:19 PM
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I don't know about anyone else yet I am tried of waiting for something to happen with this couple. They are so good at playing hide and seek and no one can find them and it puts not just the media in a tizzy but all royals watchers over the world I bet, so come on Harry and Meghan, what is up and when are you going to announce *something*, *anything* so that we can all move on to the next step...........hopefully a wedding. Yeaaaaaaaa
It'll happen in their own sweet time at their own sweet pace. They owe us nothing when it comes to their personal lives but eventually, should they become engaged and married, they will have public engagements and royal roles to fulfill and we'll see plenty of them then.

We just have to be patient. Doesn't come naturally to me one bit but I can understand their desire to keep their private life private.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:23 PM
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I don't know about anyone else yet I am tried of waiting for something to happen with this couple. They are so good at playing hide and seek and no one can find them and it puts not just the media in a tizzy but all royals watchers over the world I bet, so come on Harry and Meghan, what is up and when are you going to announce *something*, *anything* so that we can all move on to the next step...........hopefully a wedding. Yeaaaaaaaa

I wouldn't be too awfully surprised to see an announcement by the end of the year.

Get you a calendar ...start making X's

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:31 PM
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Perhaps these gowns would be choices for Meghan if the big day comes:

http://i66.tinypic.com/5d89lj.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/264qo9v.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/yo2km.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/2n0tzef.jpg

No veils because it's her second marriage, but I'm not sure if the gown has to be in color. Is white, ivory or cream a no-no for a second marriage in the U.K.?
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:35 PM
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I could see the top or the bottom pics (or a variation of them) being worn.


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Old 07-05-2017, 09:35 PM
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I don't think we're set to be picking out wedding gowns just yet. That'll be something that we can do in the fashion threads perhaps once an engagement is announced. We'll go nuts then picking out everything from flowers to gowns to the wedding party.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:36 PM
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She doesn't have a fashion thread yet....or we'd probably be seeing tons of pics of her in various outfits already!


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Old 07-05-2017, 09:37 PM
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I wouldn't be too awfully surprised to see an announcement by the end of the year.

Get you a calendar ...start making X's

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Ah, from your lips to their ears and hopefully that whisper will hear, so I got my calendar ready, got yours, we can make x's off each day so I am pinning for the 12 of Dec as a date of engagement.....why, don't know, sounds like a good date to get engaged to me.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:43 PM
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If he doesn't want to do a winter engagement (Williams was in Oct) he could do a early Spring announcement....fall/winter 2018 wedding....<G>


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Old 07-06-2017, 12:11 AM
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Prince Harry&#39;s weekend at home with Meghan Markle and Princess Diana&#39;s birthday

I'm still thinking Lainey knows what's up to some extent with these two.


Truly she knows what movie they watched etc what a load of made up BS
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:37 AM
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Honestly earliest would be December. Filming of the current season will end in November. It's highly unlikely they'd announce an engagement while she is still filming. Once engagement is announced, she will be expected in London for the run up to the big day. Besides would make working impossible. I see her moving in November and waiting till early spring to announce. Give them a few months of full time living together and her used to his family.

I could see the wedding itself sometime after her last show airs.

I wouldn't totally rule out veil, not uncommon in second marriages. Especially if she has a tiara on. I think her dress will be quite different then Kate. Far more modern and stream line.

Of the wedding dress pictures I'd say the middle ones most likely. The top is too old fashioned. Bottom looks a bit cheap and plain for a big church wedding. Tshirt dress.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:50 AM
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There are so many negatives to dating Harry even before any press, that I don't think the possibility of negative press is the most pressing issue... The 24/7 security, never being able to be alone. The inability to speak of your own real opinions in public. The endless scrutiny...
Not the least of which I would think is probably an inability to maintain intimate friendships as openly as she used to, e.g., with Serena Williams, and with Misha Nonoo (the designer) and Markus Anderson (a top honcho at Soho House, with whom Meghan apparently has shared a symbiotic brother-sister relationship, as evidenced by posts and pictures on her Instagram).

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[Lainey] doesn't seem to know much more than the rest of the world.
Regarding Lainey Gossip's latest, at least she tempers outlandish observations. She was one of the first to report that M&H were dating. For all we know Lainey, E-news, and some of the other less tabloidy media have similar insider sources.

What I enjoy on Lainey's site are those additional pictures of Harry at the June 29 Australia House 'Young Leaders Awards' event. I wasn't aware that Queen Elizabeth had attended with Prince Harry. Click on the photos at the end of Lainey's blurb for a close up view of the gallery.
http://www.laineygossip.com/prince-h...birthday/47361

I like this observation by Lainey: "[Queen Elizabeth] seems pretty pleased with [Harry]. Another very good sign." Granted, we're all grasping at straws.

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Truly [Lainey] knows what movie they watched etc what a load of made up BS
The reference to the movie, Moana, had previously been mentioned in an E-news article. So, as I surmised earlier, they may have similar sources, or else Lainey is copping her info from E-news. BTW, it's very possible that an insider source was given the go-ahead to mention to E-news the name of a movie M&H viewed while holed-up together enjoying down time.

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... I think she and Kate will have similar styles in some things...it will be interesting to see how it goes. I've seen a couple dresses/outfits already that remind me of something Kate has worn.
Meghan's and Kate's similarity in wardrobe style and in looks has been documented many times, right along with references to Meghan 'resembling Pippa,' and being 'the long-lost Middleton sister.'

Here's a sample of that type of coverage, from a Hello magazine photo gallery:
Meghan Markle and Kate?s similar style - HELLO! US
That number 7 picture of the two wearing the same Diane von Furstenberg dress (only in different colors and lengths) is amazing. That's a gorgeous dress worn by two lovely ladies. I'd like it in both shades, but preferrably for me, more of a mid-length version rather than mini or floor length.

Here's an Elle.com 7-picture gallery of Meghan/Pippa uncanny similar looks:
http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-cultu...ry-lookalike/?
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:03 PM
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Meghan Markle spotted in Toronto after visiting Prince Harry in London

Meghan Markle: Prince Harry’s girlfriend SPOTTED in Toronto | Style | Life & Style | Express.co.uk
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:13 PM
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Is Meghan tired after the flight, or simply getting tired of the unrelenting pap attention? Or both? Any human being would get tired of flashbulbs going off every time they show their face in public! But perhaps she found some time to memorize her lines for Suits filming.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:18 PM
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I'd say she's just ignoring the media...she's done the head down before with them.


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Old 07-06-2017, 06:39 PM
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^^ Yes, Meghan has done the head down a lot, but usually with a bland expression. She seems to be frowning in a more annoyed or frustrated way. But that could have been momentary feelings. She's usually an upbeat person. But she's been criticized on several occasions for smiling and looking happy in pap pics too.

Hmmm, this suggests that M&H met last May at a charity event [purportedly not the Invictus games], after which Harry bombarded Meghan with texts until she agreed to go out with him.

'MASSIVELY LOVED-UP' Prince Harry so smitten with US TV star Meghan Markle
“... They went out with a group of friends to Soho House in London in early July, followed by two dates by themselves where Harry swept her off her feet. By August it was serious."

It is gossip of course, but apparently from in-the-know sources:
“Harry is very full-on but [Meghan] was going through quite a tough time with her previous boyfriend and she was flattered. She couldn’t contain her excitement, but once she got back from London she became very secretive. It was then that it changed from them just ‘seeing each other’ to boyfriend and girlfriend... Harry likes an independent girl and the LA-born actress is undoubtedly her own person who is clearly not afraid of the limelight... Harry loves her humanitarian work in Africa and the fact she’s an independent, sassy girl, while she’s [also] part of a power clique in Toronto that includes the prime minister and major TV stars ..."

About Meghan's relationship with her former boyfriend:
"A pal close to [Meghan & her former chef boyfriend] said: 'Their relationship was on the rocks but it was complicated as they were still living together and had to sort out custody of the dogs... they were on the outs in April. Meghan was feeling pretty down and vulnerable. She’d been very hurt... Then suddenly there’s a Prince Charming who’s pursuing her like mad..."

AFAIK, the dogs were always Meghan's, as according to her Instagram posts, she had adopted both dogs on her own before hooking up with her former live-in chef boyfriend. Apparently, he became close to her dogs because he still has pictures of both dogs on his Instagram. However, perhaps everything worked out between them. Neither Meghan's former husband, nor her former boyfriend have had anything at all to say publicly. They likely respect her, and there's no upside for them in commenting anyway.

About Meghan and Harry dating in secrecy:
“'Harry ... wanted to keep it under wraps as long as possible and very few people knew. It was conducted in the utmost secrecy, as Harry wanted to give it as much time as possible without the glare of publicity...' Markle family friend Eri Specht, who was in a relationship with Meghan’s half-brother Tom for 15 years, said: 'She’s very smart, very well educated and very poised. If anyone is well suited for a prince, Meghan is. She is a great catch — she’s really kind, careful and goes out of her way to help other people. She would be a very moderating, careful influence on Harry... Meghan is classy and sensible. She worked really hard to get where she is. She's very accomplished and professional.'”
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Of course, people claim to be in the know or to know those in the know. Who the heck would say "I am just making this up for the clickbait" or "I overheard someone on the El today" or even "I read it on a blog that had no sources or citations for what they were writing."
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:50 PM
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^^ Yes, Meghan has done the head down a lot, but usually with a bland expression. She seems to be frowning in a more annoyed or frustrated way. But that could have been momentary feelings. She's usually an upbeat person. But she's been criticized on several occasions for smiling and looking happy in pap pics too.

Hmmm, this suggests that M&H met last May at a charity event [purportedly not the Invictus games], after which Harry bombarded Meghan with texts until she agreed to go out with him.

'MASSIVELY LOVED-UP' Prince Harry so smitten with US TV star Meghan Markle
“... They went out with a group of friends to Soho House in London in early July, followed by two dates by themselves where Harry swept her off her feet. By August it was serious."

It is gossip of course, but apparently from in-the-know sources:
“Harry is very full-on but [Meghan] was going through quite a tough time with her previous boyfriend and she was flattered. She couldn’t contain her excitement, but once she got back from London she became very secretive. It was then that it changed from them just ‘seeing each other’ to boyfriend and girlfriend... Harry likes an independent girl and the LA-born actress is undoubtedly her own person who is clearly not afraid of the limelight... Harry loves her humanitarian work in Africa and the fact she’s an independent, sassy girl, while she’s [also] part of a power clique in Toronto that includes the prime minister and major TV stars ..."

About Meghan's relationship with her former boyfriend:
"A pal close to [Meghan & her former chef boyfriend] said: 'Their relationship was on the rocks but it was complicated as they were still living together and had to sort out custody of the dogs... they were on the outs in April. Meghan was feeling pretty down and vulnerable. She’d been very hurt... Then suddenly there’s a Prince Charming who’s pursuing her like mad..."

AFAIK, the dogs were always Meghan's, as according to her Instagram posts, she had adopted both dogs on her own before hooking up with her former live-in chef boyfriend. Apparently, he became close to her dogs because he still has pictures of both dogs on his Instagram. However, perhaps everything worked out between them. Neither Meghan's former husband, nor her former boyfriend have had anything at all to say publicly. They likely respect her, and there's no upside for them in commenting anyway.

About Meghan and Harry dating in secrecy:
“'Harry ... wanted to keep it under wraps as long as possible and very few people knew. It was conducted in the utmost secrecy, as Harry wanted to give it as much time as possible without the glare of publicity...' Markle family friend Eri Specht, who was in a relationship with Meghan’s half-brother Tom for 15 years, said: 'She’s very smart, very well educated and very poised. If anyone is well suited for a prince, Meghan is. She is a great catch — she’s really kind, careful and goes out of her way to help other people. She would be a very moderating, careful influence on Harry... Meghan is classy and sensible. She worked really hard to get where she is. She's very accomplished and professional.'”
These quotes and links are totally unnecessary. There really is no need to rehash this unseemly gossip. The tabloids, E! News, Meghan's crazy family, etc, can't be trusted. They are trying to manage a long-distance relationship, with the entire world watching! I really do feel for them.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:01 PM
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Meghan Markle spotted in Toronto after visiting Prince Harry in London

Meghan Markle: Prince Harry’s girlfriend SPOTTED in Toronto | Style | Life & Style | Express.co.uk
The story is interesting since it seems to be referring to events at two locations without making that explicit.

They talk about the VIP section of "Toronto International" (not the name of the airport, incidentally), but the pictures are clearly not from the airport (there are too many trees). They look more like the area around her home.

It also talks about her getting out of her SUV, which is something she'd do after getting home, not something she'd do after landing at the airport.

So it sounds like someone saw her at the airport then sent in a tip so that the pap could get her pic once she drove home.
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