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Old 11-22-2016, 01:04 PM
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Again, we've been through this when William and Catherine were just dating. Expect more for Harry and Meghan. Also, when no one speaks, the media will speak for them. There will be tons of sources being cited.
No we haven't, at least not within the first month. WIlliam and Catherine dated for years.

Yes a cousin spoke out but not anyway near to what's coming out from Meghan's family.

No one was on Entertainment Tonight

To keep saying we went through this with Kate's family just isn't accurate.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:05 PM
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Exactly. References to relationships usually aren't made by public figures until there's an engagement. This wasn't a joke of the "you're next" variety made at family weddings.

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Engagement jokes from tabloids yes...not in public from a PM or leader of a country etc.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:05 PM
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The media is the one hounding her family. It all will be fine though. Nothing will harm the couple unless the couple give an interview and give very personal info, of which should be private.

The firm knows they're dealing with a new media system when it comes to personal relationships.
True, did'nt the letter mention bribing family and ex husbands.....this is par for the course and just how it has always been. If Kate can survive that fake friend who owns that sex shop, Meghan can withstand half brothers and sisters looking to make a quick buck.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:19 PM
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This (PM's comment) is the rather unfortunate consequence of releasing the statement confirming their relationship so soon before going on this tour.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:28 PM
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No we haven't, at least not within the first month. WIlliam and Catherine dated for years.

Yes a cousin spoke out but not anyway near to what's coming out from Meghan's family.

No one was on Entertainment Tonight

To keep saying we went through this with Kate's family just isn't accurate.
I'm not saying it was from Catherine immediate family, but we did hear from a cousin, her uncle, old school chums and past friends. Especially after the split. Lots of people were talking and offering opinions. There were word from unnamed sources too.

Yes, some did appear on ET and other media shows.

I've been following the royals for years, and my memory is long. I'll never forget the endless debates about William and Catherine's relationship and what others were saying about them.

Again, the press do hound and press family and friends to say a little something. The paps do the same thing. We have been here before. Nothing to be alarmed about.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:43 PM
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I guess it's all relative. William and Catherine dated for 9 years. Harry and Meghan for a 'few months'

Meghan's family have talked more in the last few weeks than Kate's family did in years.

We certainly didn't hear a peep from Carole, Mike, Pippa or James.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:47 PM
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I guess it's all relative. William and Catherine dated for 9 years. Harry and Meghan for a 'few months'

Meghan's family have talked more in the last few weeks than Kate's family did in years.

We certainly didn't hear a peep from Carole, Mike, Pippa or James.
It's because William and Catherine were given a great deal of time to date at university and her family learned about the art of royal discretion early on.

I would suggest the media stop looking for Meghan's family and her family stop looking for the media. Folks just need to leave the girl alone for crying out load.

Then again, this is how dating is for the young royals in this day and age.

The big story is if Harry or Meghan comes out with an interview and mention their relationship. All this stuff you see now is pretty small and not important. The two biggest stories to come out so far and mean anything was Harry's official statement and her sighting at Kensington Palace.

As it said before, once their relationship was officially confirmed by the letter, the media and others will go after her and her family.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:47 PM
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I guess it's all relative. William and Catherine dated for 9 years. Harry and Meghan for a 'few months'

Meghan's family have talked more in the last few weeks than Kate's family did in years.

We certainly didn't hear a peep from Carole, Mike, Pippa or James.
Meghan's immediate family...her mom and dad have kept quiet....

The fringe members....that half sister and brother from the dad's 1st marriage have dollar signs in their eyes. Funny the sister started out by shaming Meg about taking care of her. Family memebers like that are a DRAIN!!!

That sister was 17 years older...I doubt they where close at all.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:59 PM
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Meghan's immediate family...her mom and dad have kept quiet....

The fringe members....that half sister and brother from the dad's 1st marriage have dollar signs in their eyes. Funny the sister started out by shaming Meg about taking care of her. Family memebers like that are a DRAIN!!!

That sister was 17 years older...I doubt they where close at all.
Not sure it's about "dollar signs", but some other family members wanting to straighten out some reporting and they are getting calls from press offices. We have to remember the media is calling them. Some will take the bait and others will not.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:23 PM
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I would imagine that Meghan's half siblings and whomever else the media has been pumping for information kind of feel blindsided and like a deer caught in the headlights. Up until now, they've all led a life of being pretty obscure and even with Meghan's rise in the entertainment industry, there probably was no interest in her familial background to be of any note.

Now they face a media that wants to be the first to report to the world if Meghan sneezes. They've gone from being ordinary, everyday people of relatively no importance in a world that categorizes people in "lists" to being related to someone who is perhaps one of the most sought after women in the world today because she is involved with a man who is the grandson of the most recognized and loved Queen in the known world, is top news all on his own when he sneezes and had someone who is perhaps the most photographed woman of her time as his mother.

I would bet my defrosting turkey in the refrigerator that none of these people that are quasi related to Meghan have even had the opportunity to meet the man Meghan is involved with let alone actually know anything about her relationship with him. I'm sure that if I was plummeted into the media frenzy that surrounds Meghan right now, my cousin, who I've not seen or heard of in over 25 years, wouldn't really have much of importance to relay to the media about me but would feel obligated to at least acknowledge knowing me and maybe remember the time at Aunt Gertrude's wedding eons ago that I spilled grape juice all over the bride's dress.

Being media savvy when you least expect the media to be even remotely to be even interested in you or even have never paid much attention to said media can shell shock a person into deep confusion and trip them up to say things without the chance to prepare one for the implications and the backlash that can follow.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:39 PM
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I guess it's all relative. William and Catherine dated for 9 years. Harry and Meghan for a 'few months'

Meghan's family have talked more in the last few weeks than Kate's family did in years.

We certainly didn't hear a peep from Carole, Mike, Pippa or James.
I think there's a cultural difference at play. The Middletons are British and were taught to have high regard for the BRF and to be discreet. It's why Diana's public war against the BRF caused so much shock, it went against the formula. Meghan's family are American, The Queen isn't their head of State, they probably just see her as a stodgy old lady with corgis. Harry is equal to Meghan in their eyes, they might even see her as superior to Harry, so they're letting their viewpoints be heard.

I don't have a problem with them talking about the couple. Meghan is their blood. Harry rightly or wrongly has decided to be in a relationship with her, making him fair game for their input. The only part I don't like is when they talk about other royals like George, Charlotte etc.. These other royals had no choice in Harry's romantic pursuits, and they shouldn't be exploited by being included in these media statements by her family. Bad form, there.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:31 PM
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... I would bet my defrosting turkey in the refrigerator that none of these people that are quasi related to Meghan have even had the opportunity to meet the man Meghan is involved with let alone actually know anything about her relationship with him...
In the interest of context, turkey is dead cheap at this time of year. A nice frozen 14 pounder at my local mega mart is coming in at 60 cents a pound or less than 7 British Pounds total. To compare, ground beef is about $5.oo/lb and 14 lbs of it would run 56 British Pounds.
That does not count the fact that an undefrosted bird on Thursday has almost no value. One is forced to get up before the sun rises and run cold water in a stream over until it de-ices. That is, IF it de-ices.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:31 PM
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Gotcha on the turkey shopping expedition. Got a 14 pounder at .39 cents a pound here.

Turkeys make the holiday. They get to go swimming, get stuffed with a good blend of stuffing stuffs with good herbs and seasoning and whatever else can be thrown into the mix and go camping in a tent in a very warm environment for a good amount of time and then make a whole lot of people very very happy and satisfied.

Hmmm.... how can this post stay relevant to the topic at hand? Lessee.... I got it! Its hard for Harry and Meghan's relationship to soar like an eagle when they have to deal with so many turkeys afoot.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:29 AM
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Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle says she 'wants to push through glass ceilings' | Daily Mail Online

"Meghan Markle half-sister compares her to Princess Diana"
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/royal_f...a-1013435.html


http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebri...s-giving-back/
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:29 AM
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Yeah..not well said. Poor Harry, very uncomfortable for him.


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That comment overshadowed a bit the tour, imo.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:04 AM
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[QUOTE=eya;1941418]"Meghan Markle half-sister compares her to Princess Diana"

Meghan Markle's sister compares her to Princess Diana


OK. I have to admit at first that from the title of this article and not being overly familiar with Female First (I actually confused it with Daily Femail part of the Daily Mail) and seeing the words "compared to Princess Diana" and "half sister" I was tempted to just bypass this link but after reading it, I'm glad I didn't.

Samantha Grant did point out the various ways that Meghan reminds her of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and from reading the blips from an essay written for Elle UK, I can see the similarities were well made. Meghan seems to be very much a woman of substance who genuinely wants to give back and make a difference where she can. A lot of people will just see "actress" and "steamy scenes in Suits" and think this represents the sum total of who this person is.

I'm starting to think that Harry has found a gold mine in the dating stakes. To quote an old fashioned song, he's found "a girl just like the girl that married dear old dad" in his eyes.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebri...s-giving-back/

I like the quotes coming from this woman. This one was made even before she met and started a relationship with Harry. To me, it sounds even like something Harry would say.

"Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are 'famous' so if you had a good heart then, I would imagine you'll have the same good heart, but the means to do even more with it."

They've both been involved in humanitarian causes in Africa and from the recent articles it looks like she's really wanting to start a family to be "grounded in one place". So many boxes are being ticked off by me for reasons these two people are suited for each other.

And she has rescue dogs. Ahhh Harry! You've found a prize to go with the dogs I told you that you needed!!
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That comment overshadowed a bit the tour, imo.
Yes I think so too.


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Old 11-23-2016, 09:35 AM
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Meghans the poor persons Angelina Jolie

Every C-list celebrity is an 'activist' and 'humanitarian' nowadays.

They make the obligatory trip to Africa to be photographed with children. It gets them lots of publicity and they feel better about themselves.

They say all the right things. Social justice for all, blah. blah, blah.

In this respect Meghan is indistinguishable from any other 'right on' actress.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:50 AM
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Not really. Some are willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Many don't talk at all about any causes. I'd rather have actresses who are involved in charities, than not.
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