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Old 11-08-2016, 03:29 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.
I think she largely has, actually.
  • The banana thing was a repost of a picture she found (not something she made).. i suspect she just thought it was cute, because it is.
  • The puzzles and tea pic is possibly the most innocuous instagram post I can imagine.
  • The "luckiest girl in the world" was when she was interviewed about her fashion line and I would lay actual money that the interview took place before the news broke.
    If you read the original interview (Q&A: Meghan Markle talks new fashion collection for Reitmans | Vancouver Sun) the reporter clearly has absolutely no idea that the person they're interviewing is about to hit the headlines for dating a prince.
  • The first time she went out publically after the news broke, she hired security to ensure that some distance from the press; she didn't give a sidewalk interview
  • Her mother delivered a clear no comment when ambushed.
  • Her father has made himself completely unavailable to ambush by leaving for Mexico.

As for her social media presence, it's pretty clearly curated to give a very specific view into her private life. Which means it's not really her private life, it's the portion of her private life she's willing to show.

So we're left with the fact that her half siblings won't keep their mouths shut, and since she doesn't have much contact with them, there's not a lot she can do about it, any more than Kate could do about the various distant relatives who tried to advance their own interests on her coat tails (I'm looking at you, Katrina).
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:46 PM
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I was not aware that Meghan's father had decamped to Mexico. Can't say I blame him one bit.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:50 PM
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Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle discusses her humanitarian work in Rwanda on The Tig | Daily Mail Online
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:53 PM
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The way the media is going on about them it sounds like they've walked down the isle and she's had a baby all in 6 months
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:56 PM
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I feel the reason this is getting so much heat as it is, is that Harry (and Meghan) are in their 30's and people are eager for the whole hoopla of a marriage + kids.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:01 PM
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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.
Barely civilized we are evidently....

I don't see the divorce being an issue at all considering most of his immediate family have been divorced.

It doesn't sound like she's really a practicing Catholic so that probably wouldn't be an issue either.


It will be interesting to see how it goes....she is going to have to be willing to give up almost everything if she marries him. Plus take on a life of public service and media (and public) scrutiny. Time will tell how serious it is.


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Old 11-08-2016, 04:14 PM
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Today's announcement has me rooting hard for Harry and Meghan because if he didn't care about her well being very much, that statement wouldn't have happened. He also wouldn't have officially confirmed her as his girlfriend (and subjected her to all that goes along with that) if it weren't serious.

I wouldn't be surprised to see this relationship progress on an accelerated time line. And good for them- I hope for their happiness


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Old 11-08-2016, 04:44 PM
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pointers on how to cope when the girl you love is American.
Throw Jewels at her, if Wallis is anything to go by....
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:46 PM
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***I am officially team "Marry"!
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I have to say I delightfully surprised by the KP release. It is very detailed and addressed everything such as the fact that

1. Harry is very much aware that he leads a very privileged life.
2. He is NOT ignorant of the racist comments made towards Miss Markle.
3. He is aware of the hounding, bribing, and sinister plots against Miss Markle and her friends and family.
4. He is deeply concerned for her safety.

I loooved the fact that he stuck it to them with the "it is her life and mine" comment!

It is a "knight in shining armor" move. Very commendable of Harry to take the initiative to release the announcement.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:02 PM
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Throw Jewels at her, if Wallis is anything to go by....

Plenty of nobles from England were more than happy to take American money back in the day. I wouldn't get too high in the instep.


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Old 11-08-2016, 05:07 PM
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Everything rests with the couples personal relationship, but one big way for us and the media to give them a good start, for everyone to respect the couples privacy and give them space to thrive.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:07 PM
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Barely civilized we are evidently....

I don't see the divorce being an issue at all considering most of his immediate family have been divorced.

It doesn't sound like she's really a practicing Catholic so that probably wouldn't be an issue either.


It will be interesting to see how it goes....she is going to have to be willing to give up almost everything if she marries him. Plus take on a life of public service and media (and public) scrutiny. Time will tell how serious it is.


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I agree.

All the more reason for her to sign off on a CoE upbringing for any children or even to convert, like Peter Phillips's wife Autumn did.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:10 PM
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Congratulations to Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. I hope they'll have a great time together. May it be eternal while it lasts, as we say here in Brazil.

I do wonder, though, if they have the same goals in life. She's already 35, divorced, and an actress (and there's nothing wrong with that, really. At almost 38, I'm a woman who chose a career over a husband and children). He's a bit younger than her at 32, and has already expressed a wish settle down with a wife and children.

But I have nothing to do with their relationship. And again, I wish them happiness, together or not.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:20 PM
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I just read the announcement.
Well done Harry for standing up for your girlfriend like that.
It's a shame though that it is 'unpresidented', that William never did so for Catherine. The critisism against her may not have been racial, but they were awful and degrading anyway.
I wonder why William never took such a step.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:24 PM
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I agree.

All the more reason for her to sign off on a CoE upbringing for any children or even to convert, like Peter Phillips's wife Autumn did.

Right not likely to be a concern to her that she has to 'sign off'...but aren't they supposed to be changing things so a royal can marry a Catholic without losing their place in line of succession?


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Old 11-08-2016, 05:43 PM
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Maybe the legislation has been proposed but not passed? Unsure. Some of our British friends posting here will have to confirm that one.
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Yeah I know there was lots of talk about it...just unsure what the status is.


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Old 11-08-2016, 06:12 PM
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Prince Harry: Relationship Suggestions and Musings 2016

That all got changed when they switched to equal primogeniture. You marry a Catholic and you are still in the line of succession. Only the first six in line need permission from monarch to marry. If you marry without permission, your marriage is valid but you and children from that marriage lose place in succession. If the children of a marriage with a Catholic are raised Catholic, they lose their place in the line of succession.


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Old 11-08-2016, 06:13 PM
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Barely civilized we are evidently....

I don't see the divorce being an issue at all considering most of his immediate family have been divorced.

It doesn't sound like she's really a practicing Catholic so that probably wouldn't be an issue either.


It will be interesting to see how it goes....she is going to have to be willing to give up almost everything if she marries him. Plus take on a life of public service and media (and public) scrutiny. Time will tell how serious it is.


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Meghan being a Catholic, practicing or otherwise (no idea if she is or isn't!) is neither here nor there as that ban was voided along with the rule on male gender succession over female a few years back.
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