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Old 11-08-2016, 01:00 PM
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Yes, I agree. It's been extraordinary, a maelstrom of speculation and innuendo and dirt-digging over one week.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:01 PM
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European royals continue tainting their bloodlines.
Are you able to elucidate? Not sure I get what you mean.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:16 PM
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Re: "Meghanry" (Meghan + Henry), I thought from the first it was true. The KP statement is odd, but I believe Harry strongly urged it, and wrote parts of it hmself. He and William get fierce re: paparazzi matters (as well they should).

I predict engagement by year's end (perhaps not announced until early 2017), followed by a royal wedding in May.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:24 PM
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Are you able to elucidate? Not sure I get what you mean.
She means Harry is marrying a commoner with no drop of royal blood in her family and her blood is tainting. So like this

https://66.media.tumblr.com/995462ba...lubeo1_500.gif
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:33 PM
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Harry and Meghan may or may not be The Real Thing. They might be enjoying a passionate romance that eventually ends, or they may be enjoying a passionate romance that leads to marriage.

This guy lost his mother when he was twelve years old. He was a child. The sight of his downcast face as his father held his hand while greeting mourners at the Palace gates stays with me still...as does the image of the MUMMY card he placed on the coffin.

I have suspected for years the wound inflicted on both of the Wales boys by that trauma ran deeper than any of us can ever know. It's why even though I was not overjoyed with William's choice of spouse I was able to understand that he needed so much more than just a wife. He needed the healing that the security of a happy family life could provide and I am satisfied that he seems to have found it. My feelings about Kate Middleton and her family don't matter.

I want the same for Harry. I want him to find the woman that can give him a shot at joy and stability, something that he and his brother were deprived of in childhood.

So, if this is it let it happen for him...why not?
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:35 PM
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I hear you Skippyboo! I do live in a swing state, and I am so anxious for this whole election to be over. Today also happens to be my birthday, and I hope to finally be celebrating the first woman U.S. President.

Re: "Meghanry" (Meghan + Henry), I thought from the first it was true. The KP statement is odd, but I believe Harry strongly urged it, and wrote parts of it hmself. He and William get fierce re: paparazzi matters (as well they should).

I predict engagement by year's end (perhaps not announced until early 2017), followed by a royal wedding in May.
I've seen them shortened to "Marry" :P
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:28 PM
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http://itnsourcenews.com/?SearchTerm...0tells%20media

Prince Harry condemns press 'abuse' of girlfriend
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37908096
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:39 PM
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Meghan sounds lovely compared to the other two he used to date. I really thought we were over the English prince dating and American and who knows they might not even marry
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:48 PM
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I will fall over in shock if an engagement announcement is in the near future. The BRF are known for their long courtships since the late '80s. Whirlwind romances have been a disaster; Charles-Diana, Andrew-Sarah, and Anne-Mark all married after only about a year together.


Somehow I don't think Harry is the cautious type, though.

I don't see him waiting as long as his brother did.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:55 PM
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Somehow I don't think Harry is the cautious type, though.

I don't see him waiting as long as his brother did.
And I don't see him marrying someone he's known less than a year.

They did this with cressie.

But what I do know is that Chelsey will always be his camilia
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:56 PM
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Why Prince Harry acted over attacks on girlfriend Meghan Markle
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:06 PM
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Already newspapers are trying to spin.

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Like any man Harry is worried about his girlfriend Meghan Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. All very commendable.

But unless he is prepared to pay for a protection officer in his absence - there is not a lot he can do about the legitimate press interest in Miss Markle.

She is a well known actress, used to milking publicity for her own gains, who writes copiously on social media about her lifestyle and background.
Read more: Prince Harry's statement on Meghan Markle abuse 'will turn Caribbean tour into a circus' | London Evening Standard
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:08 PM
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Meghan sounds lovely compared to the other two he used to date. I really thought we were over the English prince dating and American and who knows they might not even marry
Well, I guess we Americans are still considered uncouth barbarians as far as our cousins across the pond are concerned! Harry needs to summons the shade of his great uncle the Duke of Windsor for pointers on how to cope when the girl you love is American.

In all seriousness, I see her previous(very brief) marriage as being more of an impediment than the fact that she is an American. (Her ethnicity is a complete non issue as far as I am concerned... period.)

The fact that she is also a baptized Roman Catholic might not pose a problem if she agrees to raise any children in the CoE.

IF it even gets that far.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:17 PM
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And I don't see him marrying someone he's known less than a year.

They did this with cressie.

But what I do know is that Chelsey will always be his camilia
Oh God! Forget Chelsy. She is past. And Harry's story with her was very different from his father's story and Camilla.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:34 PM
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I don't see the Harry/Chelsy/Camilla/Charles parallels either.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:52 PM
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I don't see the Harry/Chelsy/Camilla/Charles parallels either.
I don't either. I see a better comparison with Harry/Cressida/Camilla/Charles.

Both Cressida and Camilla are English with middle-class fathers and blue-blooded mothers. They each dated a Prince, then went back to their handsome polo-playing ex that they were still in-love with, aka Andrew Parker-Bowles and Harry Wentworth-Stanley. They both stayed good friends with the Prince after the break-up. And they're both longtime pals with royal cousins, Cressida-Eugenie, and Camilla-Alexandra.

Not that I think Harry and Cressida will ever get back together. I just see more superficial similarities.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:55 PM
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I think one factor that's maybe not obvious in the question of press intrusion on Meghan in particular is that she's been living in Toronto and got famous while doing so.

I see a lot of "well, she's a celebrity, what does she expect, she has to be used to it, etc"

It's maybe not obvious to anyone who's not familiar with the Toronto scene, but it's.. incredibly low key about celebrities. I've been in bars/restaurants when people walk in who're recognized by every single person in the place. The reaction is, pretty much always, that everyone else tries to out-chill each other in pretending not to recognize the star in question. And it's not just TV -- a friend of mine had the same experience when Mike Myers walked in at the height of Austen Powers box office.

The media is also, from what I can tell, pretty respectful and chill too. (In fact, I've been watching the Toronto Star coverage and it's been a fraction of the UK/US.)

Meghan actually described exactly what it's like for her to live there, more than a year ago: Meghan Markle on her 'normal life' in Toronto before Prince Harry relationship

So that's "what she's used to". I'm certain that this level of attention is a whole new ball game.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:00 PM
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Harry and Meghan may or may not be The Real Thing. They might be enjoying a passionate romance that eventually ends, or they may be enjoying a passionate romance that leads to marriage.

This guy lost his mother when he was twelve years old. He was a child. The sight of his downcast face as his father held his hand while greeting mourners at the Palace gates stays with me still...as does the image of the MUMMY card he placed of the coffin.

I have suspected for years the wound inflicted on both of the Wales boys by that trauma ran deeper than any of us can ever know. It's why even though I was not overjoyed with William's choice of spouse I was able to understand that he needed so much more than just a wife. He needed the healing that the security of a happy family life could provide and I am satisfied that he seems to have found it. My feelings about Kate Middleton and her family don't matter.

I want the same for Harry. I want him to find the woman that can give him a shot at joy and stability, something that he and his brother were deprived of in childhood.

So, if this is it let it happen for him...why not?
I agree that the loss of their mother at such a critical time of their development runs deeper than we could know.

I believe a large part of Catherine's appeal to William was/is her family. The Middletons seem to be very close-knit, with a huge emphasis on family. I believe William really gravitated toward not just his future wife, but joining in the family. I also think this will have a very positive impact in the upbringing. Of George and Charlotte.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:05 PM
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:07 PM
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IF Meghan is smart and is serious about Harry she will go completely silent as far as this relationship is concerned. I know she is an actress and must court publicity yada yada. But that is only where her career is concerned.

She needs to become a closed book as far as her personal life from here on in. Because if she keeps it up with cutesy-shmoopsie photos and "I'm the luckiest girl alive" (wink wink) remarks on social media she is going to make Harry look like both a fool and a hypocrite.

She can't control the media storm but she can control the part she plays in it, imo.

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I agree that the loss of their mother at such a critical time of their development runs deeper than we could know.

I believe a large part of Catherine's appeal to William was/is her family. The Middletons seem to be very close-knit, with a huge emphasis on family. I believe William really gravitated toward not just his future wife, but joining in the family. I also think this will have a very positive impact in the upbringing. Of George and Charlotte.
I agree 100% about your first three observations.

I hope so and time will about your final one.
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