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Old 03-23-2021, 10:12 AM
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We had moved on from the discussion of the interview as it related to the wedding, but since it has been brought back up with the release of this statement:

I recently relived through reading bits of the old threads, as I am fond of doing, several of the royal wedding threads. I stopped by for a bit of reading in a couple of the Sussex wedding threads.

I was struck with such feeling of sadness to be reminded of Meghan's words that "this wasn't our day" and it was a "spectacle" for "the world" because if you remember the feeling at the time, this is so dissonant to the feeling. Those live threads are filled, in a way none of the other royal wedding threads are, of how personal this day seemed to the couple: how Harry and Meghan seemed to be in a world of their own in their love for each other, how the selections of elements seemed so personal to them in a way never done before, how Harry seemed overwhelmed with loving nerves, how remarkable and poised Doria was as she held back tears for her daughter.

I am very saddened to think that amidst this joy and raw emotion, the couple did not feel that this was their day of celebration and union.

Well said HighGoalHighDreams . It is sad to think that this is Meghan seems to feel about her official wedding day on May 19, 2018.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:14 AM
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I do 't think M. will say anything concerning her lies.
But is there any awareness about the points you listed?
Is anybody in the US really interested ? Is there a discussion about the aftermath of the interview? In Europe nobody really cares(except maybe the british royalists), but only h&m are feeding the tabloids once more LOL

Thanks.
Nobody here is interested, well, perhaps some of her fans are, but they are not in any of the papers, and I think the morning shows stopped covering them as well. People are busy with serious staff, a promise of another lockdown, looking for jobs they lost during the pandemic, who's got the time parsing the interview? I think they lost the attention of the American public.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:18 AM
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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.
This is why I was so annoyed at Oprah who appeared to just accept everything that was said without question or at least it was edited to that effect.
The whole world knew the wedding story was wrong, even if you do not live in the uk, but Oprah just accepted it.
It in my eyes put into question everything she said, because it is as Oprah said ' THEIR TRUTH' not the truth.
Harry saying he will never discuss the conversation about the babys skin tone oh but Meghan will instead of me.
All the talk about evidence, putting her friends on the tv to talk.
They are obviously looking for something from the family.
What was Meghans saying do not give it 5 minutes if you are not prepared to give it 5 years. She didn't even wait around for the Sandringham summit, she was off.
She followed up on that didnt she. She hit the ground running alright, straight to the airport.

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Old 03-23-2021, 10:18 AM
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I personaly didn't think it was as well organised as most royal weddings are.. and I felt for poor Doria who seemed a bit lost....
but over all, it just wasn't IMO that impressive. and now it seems that Meghan didn't really wnat to go through with it.. (poor dear) and only did it to please the crowds who were all excited about it...
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:19 AM
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Prince Harry has taken on a position with BetterUP Inc. Good luck to him in his new role.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/prince-....co/iILatjXklP


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No longer a working member of the royal family, Prince Harry has a new job: executive at a Silicon Valley startup.
The Duke of Sussex will become chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc., the fast-growing coaching and mental health firm, the company plans to announce Tuesday.
The role is the latest foray into business for the duke who, with his wife, Meghan Markle, relinquished roles as full-time working members of the British monarchy and have tapped into their celebrity with a string of lucrative deals in recent months.
“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Prince Harry said in an emailed response to questions about why he’s taking the job.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:21 AM
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Well said HighGoalHighDreams . It is sad to think that this is Meghan seems to feel about her official wedding day on May 19, 2018.
Yes well said HighGoalHighDreams...
The excitement for the two of them was palpable that day, the build up all week, the pageantry , the obvious love.

The elements of the day that was so special to Meghan and her life, some of it suggested by Prince Charles and the AOC.
It is so sad that it meant nothing to her.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:26 AM
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Sorry, that was 50 years ago,. You can't compare it with today's climate. I just have a feeling that big businesses will be very careful with the Success, they don't need scandals of this scale and they don't want to lose their UK audience.
No..it wasn't 50 years ago at all. "Prince" van Anhalt crashed Hollywood society in the late 80's/early 90's and rode his bogus title for all it was worth at the time. Which wasn't much.

I do agree that businesses may not be as impressed or free with $$ to the Sussexes as they anticipate. A lot...an awful lot...depends on the success of the Netflix and Spotify deals. M/H are red hot now due to the notoriety of the Big Interview.

But Hollywood has an extremely short attention span. Unless they plan to continue to give bombshell(ill-advised) interviews, I am not sure how they plan to keep up momentum.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:35 AM
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This couple has had more than it's fair share of transitions that for most of us would be life changing. First, Meghan drops her career and moves across an ocean to join Harry in the world of British royalty and all that entails. She was a fish out of water. Huge royal wedding and a baby soon to follow and things just didn't work out well at all.

So they up stakes and end up in California. Now it's Harry that is a fish out of water. I think I realized that when he stressed out about having security. He's always had it 24/7 in the UK and wherever he went as a British prince. Perhaps. the cost being beside the point, he's never realize that in the US in the locale where he is where its not uncommon to run across a well known celebrity, that he's really not going to be a big deal anymore. The deference he'd known in the UK probably doesn't exist in his new life. He's "Harry" that has the Queen of the UK for his grandmother. No big deal to most Americans. If it is true that he felt he deserved more than being a second banana to his brother, the reality of being just like everybody else in the US is going to hit him hard between the eyes. The title of Duke has a nice ring to it but it won't open doors and fill the bank account. Perhaps he's going to realize that he doesn't really *need* security 24/7 anymore.

This also was shown with Meghan being the draw for the interview and Harry "joining" her as an add on. They didn't quite get equal billing in that dog and pony show. Life has drastically changed for Harry in so many ways that he's probably not even realized yet. I'm hoping he seriously finds himself and digs and uses the stuff he's made of to his advantage. He's passionate about a lot of things and that is what he can draw on for his strength in going forward.

It'll take a while, I'm sure, for this couple to find their footing and both feel "home" where they are and go forward to a happy and prosperous life. Transplanting to being a stranger in a strange land never comes easy at all.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:36 AM
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What? I don't care what he does to earn money so long as he leaves his family alone but what does he know about helping people with mental health issues?
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:45 AM
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Prince Harry has taken on a position with BetterUP Inc. Good luck to him in his new role.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/prince-....co/iILatjXklP

So the first company employs him as a figure head. That's good for them.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:46 AM
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Chief impact officer? Is this a joke? If he had not done the interview, it could have flied but he made it obvious that he's holding onto his resentments and isn't in a good mental place right now. He's a walking sample of unresolved mental issues.



This isn't the way to establish yourself. This far, all I've seen from them is announcing this, making a buzz for a few days, then months of almost silence interrupted by big flouncy words with little meaning behind them before they jump onto announcing another thing, rinse and repeat. No consistency. This isn't the way to build something endurable. Being a fugurehead isn't a bad thing for one's finances but it cheapens their supposed own projects right now, making it clear that they'd jump onto anything for money. Never a good look for business.


Apart from all of this, good use they're going to have of someone who was too ashamed to find help for his suicidal pregnant wife. And a (supposed) leading role isn't the best place to fake it till you make it.
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:52 AM
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Prince Harry has taken on a position with BetterUP Inc. Good luck to him in his new role.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/prince-....co/iILatjXklP
Good for him, good luck!
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Old 03-23-2021, 10:58 AM
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Chief impact officer? Is this a joke? If he had not done the interview, it could have flied but he made it obvious that he's holding onto his resentments and isn't in a good mental place right now. He's a walking sample of unresolved mental issues.



This isn't the way to establish yourself. This far, all I've seen from them is announcing this, making a buzz for a few days, then months of almost silence interrupted by big flouncy words with little meaning behind them before they jump onto announcing another thing, rinse and repeat. No consistency. This isn't the way to build something endurable. Being a fugurehead isn't a bad thing for one's finances but it cheapens their supposed own projects right now, making it clear that they'd jump onto anything for money. Never a good look for business.
On the opposite side of the coin though, a start up business needs all the help and publicity it can get to establish themselves and having Harry on board probably is a big ace in the hole that sets them apart from a gazillion other start up businesses.

A spanking new skin cream product among 1,000 other similar products will garner more interest with someone like Jennifer Aniston holding it than the other cream nobody remembers. A walk in bathtub ad featuring Pat Boone will appeal to seniors more than the 15 different features that comes with the competing walk in bathtub.

Usually too, start up businesses aren't capable of paying out the big bucks either. If I'm not mistaken, a new business can expect to take 5 years before it starts really showing profits. Then again, its been over 25 years since I was involved starting up a small business. Of course it was a computer sales and repair in the land of "I've fallen and can't program my VCR" in a predominately senior area of Florida so what do I know?
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:00 AM
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“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Prince Harry said in an emailed response to questions about why he’s taking the job. “Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.”
I would say this is a positive step, and I hope it is. However I wasn't particularly impressed to put it mildly with how he spoke about mental health in the interview or how he seems to be holding on to resentments of more than a year ago and showed zero self awareness about anything.

If he hadn't done the interview I might have thought he could have had something to contribute since when he had spoken up before about mental health it always seemed positive.

This seems to be one of a series of word salad job titles for gaining the companies some publicity before getting lost in the shuffle. But it is better than nothing I suppose.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:05 AM
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Hm. Interesting. So, I really do understand that his role is more of a figurehead than anything. I'm sure they're paying him something but, as others have stated, often start-ups aren't able to pay out the big bucks right away. That said, I doubt it's a measly $20 an hour. What that all indicates to me is that they may not be as secure as they'd like us to believe in their Netflix and Spotify deals. Even in a figurehead role this is an actual "job" albeit one that I would certainly question his qualifications for but still, a job.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:07 AM
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Usually too, start up businesses aren't capable of paying out the big bucks either. If I'm not mistaken, a new business can expect to take 5 years before it starts really showing profits. Then again, its been over 25 years since I was involved starting up a small business. Of course it was a computer sales and repair in the land of "I've fallen and can't program my VCR" in a predominately senior area of Florida so what do I know?
I thought they weren't a start up business, though? They've been there since 2013? But I can understand the need for gaining publicity. What I don't understand is making Harry an officer in anything related to mental health and employment. No matter the reasons, he and Meghan couldn't keep employees long-term, they're embroiled in an investigation about bullying employees and Harry's grip of mental health and work seems to consist of "I said I wanted financial independence but my family cut me off financially!" It's a bit of a joke and I can't imagine it's a good look for any company. But that's just me. I don't think they'd go there for little to no money and I don't actually expect him to do any work since the interview confirmed he's literally challenged in these fields.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:08 AM
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On the opposite side of the coin though, a start up business needs all the help and publicity it can get to establish themselves and having Harry on board probably is a big ace in the hole that sets them apart from a gazillion other start up businesses.
The new job appointment is now on the 'front page' of The Daily Mail website. The decision to hire Harry has just earned the company more exposure in a day than it might otherwise have earned in a year.

Time will tell how the job pans out. I truly hope he succeeds.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:14 AM
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The new job appointment is now on the 'front page' of The Daily Mail website. The decision to hire Harry has just earned the company more exposure in a day than it might otherwise have earned in a year.

Time will tell how the job pans out. I truly hope he succeeds.
I really hope he does and that they do. I do hope they build happiness. But also I would like them to leave the royal family alone.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:14 AM
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I thought they weren't a start up business, though? They've been there since 2013? But I can understand the need for gaining publicity. What I don't understand is making Harry an officer in anything related to mental health and employment. No matter the reasons, he and Meghan couldn't keep employees long-term, they're embroiled in an investigation about bullying employees and Harry's grip of mental health and work seems to consist of "I said I wanted financial independence but my family cut me off financially!" It's a bit of a joke and I can't imagine it's a good look for any company. But that's just me. I don't think they'd go there for little to no money and I don't actually expect him to do any work since the interview confirmed he's literally challenged in these fields.
I was going by the statement that TLLK posted earlier where it was stated "No longer a working member of the royal family, Prince Harry has a new job: executive at a Silicon Valley startup. The Duke of Sussex will become chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc., the fast-growing coaching and mental health firm, the company plans to announce Tuesday."

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On another note, for a startup business coaching people for mental health issues, what they also have with Harry on board is a zipline to Archewell Foundation as a possible ally. That can't hurt one bit either.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:17 AM
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I really hope he does and that they do. I do hope they build happiness. But also I would like them to leave the royal family alone.
I doubt there is a person here who don't wish for both things. We'll see soon enough, I suppose. The first sign will be for their mouthpieces to stop dropping hints and implications that everything the RF does is because of them.
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