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Old 03-14-2021, 05:58 PM
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It was a splendid look, though, when two teenagers with HRH who had been brought up to be working members of the royal family were stripped of this future and their security. Were they called leechers, or was it hangers-on? I really forgot.


Should Archie and his line for the next 200 years be the exception of the BR and almost all European Royal Houses because someone has decided that the rule of one drop of blood should apply here? Archie isn't Black.
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:59 PM
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Because like it or not the BRF are an international brand with a high profile bi-racial American member! I don't care personally about the feelings. It's pragmatism.
Nobody cared. Nobody really cares. That point has been a non issue in the UK. Feeling now is the less members to pay for the better.

I mean Meghan being appalled that she was asked if she wanted to keep working because theybdidnt have money for her was another one. I actually think that was incredibly modern of them. Why shouldn't a self made woman keep on working. All the men did. I actually think that was pretty progressive of them. Acting wasn't a political job that could have brought issues to the family.

Meghan may have been much much happier.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:00 PM
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Okay this is my first real 'opinion' rather than just playing devil's advocate. Putting on my CJ Cregg hat, if I was an advisor, the minute I heard The Sussex's were expecting I'd sit down with the Queen and this would be the scene...

"Ma'am, I strongly urge you to re-write the LP's to say that starting from this birth all grandchildren on the Monarch are automatically granted HRH unless specifically refused by their parents,"

"Why?" Her Majesty would reasonably ask.

"Ma'am, if you don't, someone, somewhere could and likely would say that this child isn't given it because of his ethnic makeup."

Possibly Her Majesty would say "But that's untrue, and ridiculous. The rules were made in 1917."

"That's correct ma'am. However, in 1917 people of color were lynched in the US and couldn't even use the same lavatory until the late 60's. Someone will bring it up, and the only way not to have a horse in that race, is to cancel the race. This is the world we live in now."
But Archie is a great grandchild of the monarch. He currently IS in line to receive an HRH when he becomes the grandson of the monarch.

Are you suggesting that the Queen retroactively grant "a title" to all her great grandchildren - including the ones who's own parents don't have one? Assuming Peter and Zara both refused (and maybe even Eug would as well considering her own experiences) people would ask why she bothered doing it anyway.

And what happens if Ella, Freddie, Marina Ogilvy, the Chattos and Armstrong Joneses etc decide as Great grandchildren of a monarch they should get HRH and start complaining?

That would be more problematic and very unpopular with the Great British Public than simply letting things take their course with Archie and his sister when Charles becomes King. I mean I personally wouldn't mind but it wouldn't be popular - people would think she'd lost her mind.

And whilst it's not their fault I can't see the public being on board with Bea and Eugenie's children getting an HRH and "rewarding" their grandfather who is seen as the one who most cares about titles out of the current family (apart from now Harry and Meghan apparently).

No one thought it was because of his potential colour or biracial heritage when he was born. They only do now because his parents lied about it.

I would also have been fine if she HAD granted him an HRH when we was born but she didn't and now he's going to grow up American with parents who made it clear they don't like "The Institution" or what it stands for, I see little reason in him having one, especially right now.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:02 PM
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Yes one could say that really sexism is alive and well in that rule. So either maternal and paternal line or neither. And I think that is the way it should be in the future. Do Meghan and Harry were after HRH for nothing but status it seems.

The reason it was changed in 2012 was because they couldn't have the potential future Queen being born Charlotte Mountbatten Windsor.
Yeps! It's all big, bad Parliament's fault for changing that Act of Succession to the Crown. Yet its the monarchy's fault that the Queen favored some great grandchildren over all the other ones she has and especially one that happens to be biracial by birth.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:03 PM
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Archie isn't Black.
He is of mixed heritage. I am always a little wary of making those statements. It is for each person to decide.
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If it wasn't the race card, Meghan would have found another. She was determined to have been wronged in everything, from the Catherine clash to her son's security.
No one else cared. No one said "They're forced to do it because he's biracial!" when he was born. It's believed only now, and only out of the UK.
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There are other ways to play the race card if one is determined to go there. Say he was made a Prince. Fine. They could have implied well our boy was not treated as well as the other grandchildren because of his mixed race heritage and still add “some one” commented on his complexion line and now we have the same hoopla and controversy
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:07 PM
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But Archie is a great grandchild of the monarch. He currently IS in line to receive an HRH when he becomes the grandson of the monarch.
I corrected my typo. I wish the world was as color-blind and just as it should be. It's not. The Duchess' race has been a part of the deal since day 1. It will be apart of her children's lives as long as they live. Again my opinion isn't about what anyone 'wants' it's about the fact that race was always going to be apart of the issue. They could have headed off any accusations from anyone about the titles. They didn't and it was a bad move.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:08 PM
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He is of mixed heritage. I am always a little wary of making those statements. It is for each person to decide.
I didn't say he wasn't of mixed heritage or that it wasn't up to him how he felt. I said that biologically, he and his descendants would move further away from his Black percentage if they chose women with less mixed heritage than they are/will be. For how long should they get HRHs based on Meghan being biracial, by the logic of good optics, in a world where monarchies need slimming down in order to survive?
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:09 PM
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It was a very private internment but the family involved definitely know where her remains rest. Nothing here in the US has been mentioned anywhere that I've seen what Harry did to remember his mother today. It was respected as a private thing, I'd imagine.



Althorp is the residence of Diana's brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer and his family live there day to day still.
Sorry I cut short my post, it was in response to a poster that said somebody had to drive to Althrop with the flowers etc etc.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:10 PM
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I didn't say he wasn't of mixed heritage or that it wasn't up to him how he felt. I said that biologically, he and his descendants would move further away from his Black percentage if they chose women with less mixed heritage than they are/will be. For how long should they get HRHs based on Meghan being biracial, by the logic of good optics, in a world where monarchies need slimming down in order to survive?
We are risking going down the road that a royal has been accused of, I personally don't think we should.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:11 PM
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We are risking going down the road that a royal has been accused of, I personally don't think we should.
I quite agree.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:14 PM
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Yeps! It's all big, bad Parliament's fault for changing that Act of Succession to the Crown. Yet its the monarchy's fault that the Queen favored some great grandchildren over all the other ones she has and especially one that happens to be biracial by birth.
That isn't what I meant. I realize that controversy is eternal, but this one could be seen coming lightyears away. IMO it's just common sense to head off the ones you can.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:14 PM
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I didn't say he wasn't of mixed heritage or that it wasn't up to him how he felt. I said that biologically, he and his descendants would move further away from his Black percentage if they chose women with less mixed heritage than they are/will be. For how long should they get HRHs based on Meghan being biracial, by the logic of good optics, in a world where monarchies need slimming down in order to survive?
He shouldn't have it for any reason.

Alot of parents, to be fair, with Archie's heritage would refer to them by their dominant heritage. Barack Obama's girls are black for example.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:15 PM
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I think one thing we should remember that when it comes to Acts of Parliament and Letters Patent issued by a monarch, it has nothing to do ever with the person but is a change that affects *all* future incidents going forward.

It's like the discussion of Camilla being Princess Consort instead of Queen Camilla. It would take an act of Parliament to strip her of the Queen title she is entitled to. Also, if it was done for Camilla that she would be a Princess Consort instead of a Queen, that ruling would also affect Catherine, in time, and also George's wife when he becomes King.

It's never done against one specific person for one specific reason pertaining to that person. So the biracial card in this instance is pure nonsense. At least that's how I see it.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:15 PM
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This is possibly the wrong thread but I will leave others to decide. I have just watched a documentary called when the Spencer's met the Windsors. So It is the C and D story but it also touched on the relationship of the brothers with the Spencer's. I had not realised that at the service in the Guards chapel for the 10th anniversary of his mother's death Harry had left his seat sitting with the Windsors and sat with the Spencer's.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:16 PM
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That isn't what I meant. I realize that controversy is eternal, but this one could be seen coming lightyears away. IMO it's just common sense to head off the ones you can.
It isn't. It's a non issue to anyone but Meghan
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:17 PM
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It was a splendid look, though, when two teenagers with HRH who had been brought up to be working members of the royal family were stripped of this future and their security. Were they called leechers, or was it hangers-on? I really forgot.


Should Archie and his line for the next 200 years be the exception of the BR and almost all European Royal Houses because someone has decided that the rule of one drop of blood should apply here? Archie isn't Black.
Yes, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were called hangers-on, leachers, spongers, free-loaders, ugly spoilt stepsisters and the lists goes on. The public appeared to be happy with Charles' decision of not letting his nieces becoming working royals. And also Eugenie's gap year with taxpayer security got lots of negativity. Most were happy with Met Police decision to remove security protection from the York Princesses. I would not be surprised if some wants their title removed/stripped.

Unlike Edward and Sophie, Harry & Meghan appears to not have learn lessons from the difficult/awkward situation surrounding Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Perhaps because Harry was not been told "no" frequently enough and was getting away with a lot of things. Beatrice and Eugenie would be slaughtered by the media and general public had they behave what Harry did. I personally have sympathy for the York Princesses who have been dragged through their parents mistakes, been told "no" several times, been overestimated and misguided by their father. Yet they remain very close to the Queen & royal family with little or no resentment, handle the negative press very well and behave impeccably in public. Maybe being told "no" did help to keep them grounded.

A royal style and title comes with a lot of scrutiny, especially if it's HRH Prince/Princesses. So I could understand why Edward and Sophie want to style Louise and James as children of an Earl. I don't think Louise is upset that she is not styled HRH Princess and I don't think she is going to use it when she turned 18 this year. She seems to be close with Beatrice and Eugenie, perhaps they were telling her that she wouldn't have to face the high level of scrutiny they had face in the past.
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This is possibly the wrong thread but I will leave others to decide. I have just watched a documentary called when the Spencer's met the Windsors. So It is the C and D story but it also touched on the relationship of the brothers with the Spencer's. I had not realised that at the service in the Guards chapel for the 10th anniversary of his mother's death Harry had left his seat sitting with the Windsors and sat with the Spencer's.
He didn't. He did go over to them though and had a chat. He sat with his brother during the service.
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He didn't. He did go over to them though and had a chat. He sat with his brother during the service.
I am just quoting what was said in the programme I stand corrected.
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