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Old 06-06-2018, 12:25 PM
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The devil will be in details. We don’t even know how much Harry will be involved, let alone Meghan. Yes she will accompany him in his role but I think once we know more about it, we’ll have a better handle on things.

The initial reports that they’ll be globe trotting the world probably aren’t accurate.

Number one, who’s paying. Most Commonwealth countries aren’t wealthy and number two is optics. No matter how good a cause people think this is, many Brits view this sort of thing as just glorified holidays. It got Prince Andrew into trouble.

So without knowing how active Harry will be, it’s really a guess about Meghan.

Plus she’ll probably have interests independent of Harry and I think at least initially, her advisors will want her focusing on Britain, the country paying her bills, rather than racking up frequent flyer miles jetting around the world.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:27 PM
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How is it speculation when Harry has been appointed by the Queen and he has said it out of his mouth that his wife will take this on with him?
Agreed. This isn't even up for debate. Feel free to check the tape. Harry's on record multiple times.

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The devil will be in details. We don’t even know how much Harry will be involved, let alone Meghan. Yes she will accompany him in his role but I think once we know more about it, we’ll have a better handle on things.
We know that Harry will have the two Commonwealth positions mentioned up thread. How he and Meghan choose to carve out those roles remains to be seen, but I don't know how they could state that youth and the Commonwealth will be a big part of their focus any more clearly. They've been talking about it since the engagement interview.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:28 PM
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The devil will be in details. We don’t even know how much Harry will be involved, let alone Meghan. Yes she will accompany him in his role but I think once we know more about it, we’ll have a better handle on things.

The initial reports that they’ll be globe trotting the world probably aren’t accurate.

Number one, who’s paying. Most Commonwealth countries aren’t wealthy and number two is optics. No matter how good a cause people think this is, many Brits view this sort of thing as just glorified holidays. It got Prince Andrew into trouble.

So without knowing how active Harry will be, it’s really a guess about Meghan.

Plus she’ll probably have interests independent of Harry and I think at least initially, her advisors will want her focusing on Britain, the country paying her bills, rather than racking up frequent flyer miles jetting around the world.
This. Exactly this. I agree with every word.


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We know that Harry will have the two Commonwealth positions mentioned up thread. How he and Meghan choose to carve out those roles remains to be seen, but I don't know how they could state that youth and the Commonwealth will be a big part of their focus any more clearly. They've been talking about it since the engagement interview.
Because things change. Because how people view certain things does matter to the RF. Because DOS could get pregnant very soon and not be up for "globetrotting" with her husband.

I do believe she should start small and local and maybe in years work up to the bigger things.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:50 PM
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Because things change. Because how people view certain things does matter to the RF. Because DOS could get pregnant very soon and not be up for "globetrotting" with her husband.

I do believe she should start small and local and maybe in years work up to the bigger things.
Yes I'm sure she'll initially take on existing projects within The Royal Foundation and local patronages. But I just don't think it'll take years to build up to working on CW projects. There was no need for her to attend CHOGM or Commonwealth Day services if that was the case. I'll save speculation on what type of working mother Meghan will be until she's actually a mother.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:08 PM
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Yes I'm sure she'll initially take on existing projects within The Royal Foundation and local patronages. But I just don't think it'll take years to build up to working on CW projects. There was no need for her to attend CHOGM or Commonwealth Day services if that was the case. I'll save speculation on what type of working mother Meghan will be until she's actually a mother.
Agreed. There is no reason why she can only do one or the other. Multitasking is a beautiful thing.
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:15 PM
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Meghan has the advantage of having lived a full life before she met Harry. She appears to be a hard worker from a hard-working family. Her university training and previous work experience have prepared her well for big roles, eventually. I personally don't think "eventually" will be years from now. And as extensions of the head of state, it makes sense that QEII's children and grandchildren would perform some of those duties.
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IMO, Meghan is still in the process of working out how to meld who she is with her new role, without losing herself. The fact that she has 'hit the ground running' in all aspects of what's expected of her as Duchess of Sussex, is truly remarkable. This outing with the Queen less than a month after marrying is unprecedented. Meghan's ease and her ability to step right up to going on royal engagements (first with Prince Harry, and now with the Queen) is obviously due to the fact that she's in her late thirties, she knows who she is as a woman, and she's had her own independent career and success as an actor, a businesswoman and an outspoken advocate for causes that are dear to her, prior to joining the royal family.
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That. Exactly thats' what I think, too!
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:16 PM
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IMO, Meghan is still in the process of working out how to meld who she is with her new role, without losing herself. The fact that she has 'hit the ground running' in all aspects of what's expected of her as Duchess of Sussex, is truly remarkable. This outing with the Queen less than a month after marrying is unprecedented. Meghan's ease and her ability to step right up to going on royal engagements (first with Prince Harry, and now with the Queen) is obviously due to the fact that she's in her late thirties, she knows who she is as a woman, and she's had her own independent career and success as an actor, a businesswoman and an outspoken advocate for causes that are dear to her, prior to joining the royal family.
Perfectly said...
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:29 PM
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I'm not sure this was previously posted but I just saw this article published last month that discusses Meghan's work on menstrual hygiene and how she is helping to end the stigma and amplify the cause. It's a good read and includes a couple of pictures from her trip to India that I hadn't seen.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/...ry?id=55409921
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:38 PM
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I'm not sure this was previously posted but I just saw this article published last month that discusses Meghan's work on menstrual hygiene and how she is helping to end the stigma and amplify the cause. It's a good read and includes a couple of pictures from her trip to India that I hadn't seen.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/...ry?id=55409921



Yes her highlighting the issue really helped increase conversation about this issue.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:39 PM
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'A strong and articulate champion' indeed. Thanks for posting this, Abigail. Good on Meghan for promoting this cause, something I'm sure she will continue to do. In spite of the issue not being very much spoken of its clear that this is vital in ensuring that girls continue their education and take part in the life of their communities.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:06 PM
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'A strong and articulate champion' indeed. Thanks for posting this, Abigail. Good on Meghan for promoting this cause, something I'm sure she will continue to do. In spite of the issue not being very much spoken of its clear that this is vital in ensuring that girls continue their education and take part in the life of their communities.

Given the amount of sexism not only in the US but also the UK, it was a gutsy move. The UK media tried to shame her for daring to discuss this topic.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:41 PM
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I’m paraphrasing but during their engagement interview, Tom Brady mention that charity should begin at home. The World is a big place and Britain has more than its fare share of problems.

I really hope while Meghan is trying to change the world, she doesn’t forget the neighbourhood
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:47 PM
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I’m paraphrasing but during their engagement interview, Tom Brady mention that charity should begin at home. The World is a big place and Britain has more than its fare share of problems.

I really hope while Meghan is trying to change the world, she doesn’t forget the neighbourhood
William, Charles, Harry, and Camilla are all involved with conservation abroad.

Many people realize that while charity starts at home, that humanity crosses all borders. And our desire to help people shouldn't be limited by narrow views.

Its one thing I prefer about the continental royals. We see more activity outside ones own country. We see royals involved with the UN and other international groups.


Meghan is also a princess of the Commonwealth by marriage. And not all the countries in the Commonwealth are as prosperous. I could see Harry and Meghan having a huge focus on the commonwealth realms in their work.

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I'm not sure this was previously posted but I just saw this article published last month that discusses Meghan's work on menstrual hygiene and how she is helping to end the stigma and amplify the cause. It's a good read and includes a couple of pictures from her trip to India that I hadn't seen.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/...ry?id=55409921
This hasn't been. But last year, when the article she wrote about the cause was published on International women's day, it was talked about here.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/201...mens-day-essay
https://people.com/royals/inside-meg...men-and-girls/

It is an important topic to spread, and one that few people will. Its one of those 'less popular' titles. I hope Meghan continues with women's issues both in the UK and abroad, commonwealth and beyond.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:50 PM
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I’m paraphrasing but during their engagement interview, Tom Brady mention that charity should begin at home. The World is a big place and Britain has more than its fare share of problems.

I really hope while Meghan is trying to change the world, she doesn’t forget the neighbourhood
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but foreign royals dabbling in the US is questionable. Will depend on how it is done, but royal noblesse oblige might look a tad strange in the US. Meghan needs to keep on keeping on. She is letting go of the US, these gestures from her royal status should not be made imo.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:41 PM
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Well..maybe this section of the Royal Foundation of TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be enlightening! The foundation's work is international.
https://www.royalfoundation.com/american-friends/
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:22 AM
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My only criticism of the Duchess of Sussex...I hope she don’t continue to follow William, Catherine and Harry’s way of giving these weak, tired and shy royal waves. They all wave to the people like they’re scared to wave at them. Wave to the people with confidence. Learn from the late Queen Mother on how to do this. The lady was a pro from day one on the royal stage.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:23 AM
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When all the world's a stage and we're living in a global community, charity work can be done in the global 'hood.

With instant communication these days and the ability to reach millions more than ever before, to not take advantage of that would be like putting on blinders and having tunnel vision.
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Most local humanitarian issues have global impact. Look at what Charles is doing with the issue of plastic in oceans. He used his platform to ring the alarm and now the issue is gaining traction in the US of all places.



Meghan can do both and judging by the reception in Cheshire I bet she sees the value in doing the "Bread and Butter" along with the global platform issues.
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