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Old 03-23-2021, 04:10 AM
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"The Voluntary Expats Formerly Known As TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Who No Longer Work There Anymore".

The longer form isn't quite so glittery.
Someone did suggest that maybe they could just adopt a symbol, as someone else once known as Prince did !
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:41 AM
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Not in Hollywood, literally, nobody cares if they have titles or HRH, it's what the Sussexes can bring to the table.

I am not so sure. You can't talk about all of Hollywood. I remember how easy it was for "His Highness Prince Frederick of Anhalt" to gain entrance into high up Hollywood circles and how he then married Zsa Zsa Gabor, making her the "Princess of Anhalt". That Frederick was not (!) a king's son but just a German of unsavoury reputation who had payed a penniless princess for adoption. He appears to have a nice character, though. Or at least nice manners. And he made his fortune in Hollywood!
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:51 AM
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In regards to the rumours of Catherine St-Laurent's resignation, here is a Telegraph article on this subject that is not a tabloid. Unfortunately, this article is behind a paywall.

Is all well within Archewell? Questions raised as Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s chief of staff steps down
High turnover continues among Harry and Meghan's employees as high-profile Catherine St-Laurent becomes latest to leave full-time role
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...rding-reports/

The Independent (not behind a paywall) has also picked up this news with more revelation on Harry & Meghan's staff.

Head of Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation Leaves Role After One Year
Catherine St-Laurent changes job to become senior adviser at Archewell
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-b1820813.html

I read the Independant article and saw that Ms St. Laurent did not "leave" Archewell but will be working for it with her own new company, which is a normal way if you want to share in gains rather than be payed for your employment, only. Friends of mine became filthily rich (big yacht-level!) when they did the same at the beginning of SAP's way into business. So it's nothing to sneeze on!
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:00 AM
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If they had just said that at the interview then there would have been no problem, but that's not what she said originally, even if they do feel those were the more meaningful vows. I'm sure it was lovely.

There was no need to mention the ABCs involvement at all since he wouldn't even be needed for personally written vows in the back garden.

Saying they called him up to come and marry them was the part that caused the fuss and potential CofE fallout over it.

And it also proves that she twists things for dramatic effect.
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:37 AM
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It’s absolutely true we can’t know if the marriage is in trouble or rocky or not. They could be the most loving couple behind closed doors.

What’s true is that the short courtship, all the reported drama and upsets of the early married life either caused by them or caused by others, having a baby, up and moving thousands of miles away from his family and most friends with it seems no clear direction and trying to be philanthropists? Media influencers? Plus putting all the assorted baggage/issues/quirks they have separately together into a marriage is never easy even for a regular couple as is. None of that can be disregarded as irrelevant.

Also. As has be noted Harry does not have much of voice anymore. She talks, takes action and makes decisions and he seemingly goes with everything to a huge detriment. That’s definitely not healthy
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:48 AM
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I think that's what most people assumed, that they had a private exchange of vows. Very nice - I hope it was a very special and romantic moment for the two of them. But that's not what she said. I don't imagine for a minute that she intended for it to cause a huge fuss with people questioning whether or not the Archbishop of Canterbury had acted illegally or unethically, but she should have stopped to consider that it might. Twisting things to make them sound more exciting or romantic or dramatic or whatever is all right when you're in the primary school playground, but not when you're doing an interview being watched by millions of people around the world.

And, once it became clear that the remark had caused problems, why not issue a statement clarifying what had happened, instead of just ignoring it?
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:52 AM
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It’s absolutely true we can’t know if the marriage is in trouble or rocky or not. They could be the most loving couple behind closed doors.


Also. As has be noted Harry does not have much of voice anymore. She talks, takes action and makes decisions and he seemingly goes with everything to a huge detriment. That’s definitely not healthy
I think there's some truth in that, that Harry isnt talking much now.. its all Meghan.. and maybe fro the moment, he is going along with it. Having siad that, I think that the things he HAS said.. "Like my dad and brother are trapped, my Dad wouldnt give me money or take my calls," etc etc show a very different Harry to the seemingly good hearted nice young man that he once appeared as. He sounds bitter, confused, angry at how the RF work but surely he knew all that already.. how they work.. and that there's no point being angry with the rules of the system.. yet he IS angry. To be honest, it makes me feel more and more, that my uneasy feeling about Harry, that he wasn't the simple jolly guy that he seemed to me, were true and that he's even more angry and mixed up than one might imagine. I think he's carrying a lot of suppressed anger
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:05 AM
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Seems to me he has been angry and mixed up since his mother died as He never got the appropriate therapy at the time or apparently ever. Mix that in with a boy who was probably a little spoiled to begin with, over indulged by a well meaning family in his teen years and imo honestly not exactly a strong character to begin with and you have a recipe for disaster. All this mess is not helping him to say the least.

The happy roguish down to earth soldier was mostly a media invention.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:05 AM
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If they had just said that at the interview then there would have been no problem, but that's not what she said originally, even if they do feel those were the more meaningful ones.

There was no need to mention the ABCs involvement at all since he wouldn't even be needed for personally written vows in the back garden.
Was it an official statement from H&M and did they issue an apology to the Archbishop?
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:09 AM
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I think that's what most people assumed, that they had a private exchange of vows. Very nice - I hope it was a very special and romantic moment for the two of them. But that's not what she said. I don't imagine for a minute that she intended for it to cause a huge fuss with people questioning whether or not the Archbishop of Canterbury had acted illegally or unethically, but she should have stopped to consider that it might. Twisting things to make them sound more exciting or romantic or dramatic or whatever is all right when you're in the primary school playground, but not when you're doing an interview being watched by millions of people around the world.

And, once it became clear that the remark had caused problems, why not issue a statement clarifying what had happened, instead of just ignoring it?
Coudl be me but I dont see the point of it anyway.. they were getting married in a relgious ceremony in a few days, and I presume that meant SOMETHING to them. It was their legal marriage. If they really really wanted to recite a few private vows.. why did they drag a clergyman into it at all? And why say "we got married"? That has a specific meaning, that they had a legal and binding wedding...
There was no need to mention it at all.. it was a private molment between them and had nothing to do with their various issues and their complaints about the RF .. so why ramble on about it at all.. and then spend a week letting the unfortunate clergyman get criticsed and questioned.. before clarifying...??
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:12 AM
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Seems to me he has been angry and mixed up since his mother died as He never got the appropriate therapy at the time or apparently ever. Mix that in with a boy who was probably a little spoiled to begin with, over indulged by a well meaning family in his teen years and imo honestly not exactly a strong character to begin with and you have a recipe for disaster. All this mess is not helping him to say the least.

The happy roguish down to earth soldier was mostly a media invention.
but he DID get therapy according to himself... He admitted that he was angry years ago and saw a therapist.. and Im sure he could have had assistance going back years if he had wanted it.
but it sounds to me like if the therapy has done anything, it has fixed him in his anger and he's now kicking up about all sorts of things...
I think he collaborated with the jolly soldier image himself... claming that he was happy in the army.,, but he wouldn't stay in it in a desk job...
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:17 AM
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Was it an official statement from H&M and did they issue an apology to the Archbishop?
No a spokesman just clarified that they exchanged personalise vows in the garden and it wasn't a marriage with no other comment or apology. Which I didn't expect since they aren't ones to issue apologies.

The Daily Beast article goes on to say supporters are claiming this fact checking the "unimportant" bits of the interview is a tactic to undermine what they said, when really fact checking big and small claims is important to determine the quality and integrity of the interview as a whole.

A vicar is quoted as saying it was important to clarify because he's been swamped with people begging him to perform back garden marriages since lockdown and he's had to refuse them.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:19 AM
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Then I suspect he either did not fully cooperate in his therapy for whatever reason or it just was not the the correct type for his mental health as lTherapy must be catered to an individual and their particular issues. It’s not one size fits all
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:29 AM
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Then I suspect he either did not fully cooperate in his therapy for whatever reason or it just was not the the correct type for his mental health as lTherapy must be catered to an individual and their particular issues. It’s not one size fits all
Or it just didn't do him any good. he seems more overtly angry now, with his family and the royal system.. but it IS a system. IT has rules and while there can be changes and adaptations, it will only change slowly. He knew surely that the money his father gave him was to facilitate his royal duties and that he got taxpayers money for his security needs because he was a working prince.. and that many of his family DONT get free security from the taxpayer. yet he seems to think that he should have all this.. and that his dad is just being an old meanie in depriving him.
He was lucky in that he wanted to get out of the RF and working for the Firm.. and while his relatives weren't HAPPY with it, they did their best to agree to it and facilitate it in order to make him happy instead of just saying "Its your duty son, just get on with it." And yet he is STILL not happy. he wants to leave the work and still get paid.. still have the security and the titles...
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:47 AM
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Sorry call me cynical - I just think that Meghan (or someone else) has pointed things out to him that are injustices in their eyes and maybe they are or were - but were not taken as seriously by him or were previously dealt with but are now brought forward again. They are now blown out of proportion as they are all seen together and are taken out of time and perspective. They inflated issues, rather then see them in perspective and rationally.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:57 AM
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Someone did suggest that maybe they could just adopt a symbol, as someone else once known as Prince did !

I've noticed quite a few jokes about this couple, and they are escalating.
I don't think they gave that interview with the intent of becoming a punchline, but there it is!
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:57 AM
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Someone did suggest that maybe they could just adopt a symbol, as someone else once known as Prince did !



Some comedian was calling him "they royal formerly known as prince" when they first quit.
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:00 AM
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As in Possibly “The new baby is adorable! He does not resemble any one in our family yet” becomes “Wow look at this kid! Look how dark he is! “

“No Your Royal Highness a Spa in Switzerland is not possible at this time but we can recommend some experienced therapists” becomes “ No. You don’t need any therapy. Good day Your Royal Highness”
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:17 AM
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As in Possibly “The new baby is adorable! He does not resemble any one in our family yet” becomes “Wow look at this kid! Look how dark he is! “

“No Your Royal Highness a Spa in Switzerland is not possible at this time but we can recommend some experienced therapists” becomes “ No. You don’t need any therapy. Good day Your Royal Highness”
I think this is actually probably very, very close to the truth. Given the way we’ve seen them twist things around it makes complete sense that this is much closer to reality than those lines they tried to shove down everyone’s throats during that train wreck with Oprah.
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:43 AM
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Harry and Meghan finally admitting that there was no wedding is good for the AoC's reputation. It doesn't do a thing in my eyes to look better for looking down the humble taxpayer who paid for the so called spectacle. They insulted the people who came to share in their joy, not because they wanted to have a private moment but because of Meghan, a princess of all of three years, looking down her nose at the people and claining that she didn't need all these millions of bucks, she would have been happier without them, You know what Meghan? The people who paid for this would have been happier without paying as well. But out of these two sides,there was only one lying through its teeth when in the engagement interview she claimed she wanted to work, she wanted to hit the ground running. Sounds romantic and inspirational. A little over the top for someone who a few years later admitted she had had the idea to leave well before the wedding. There was only one side who was basically a nonentity to Hollywood and gained visibility only through her big fancy wedding.


As to Catherine, we'll see. I think they parted with Melissa with all expressions of friendlieness and appreciation for her work, only to sneer and claim she didn't do well later, safe in their knowledge that the NDA and basic good business manners would stop her from retaliating.


I'd wait for a year before I claim both the couple and Catherine parted ways all in sunshine, kisses and friendliness.


This said, we don't know anything about the state of their marriage. I was just impressed in a non-flattering way about Meghan's demonstrative establishing of her domination over Harry at public events but that's because it was offensive to the work and unprofessional. Behind the walls of their mansion, their marriage is their business alone. I hope they keep it this way. The BRF might help if they keep being unproductive, not giving them fodder to spread publicly through their mouthpieces. But given Scobie's recent activity, my hopes are not all that high. They won't leave the RF alone because their connection to it is the most interesting thing they can offer to the public right now and they need the interest.
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