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Old 11-27-2017, 11:29 AM
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Meghan Markle "effect" in full swing! Site where she got her white coat has crashed.

In the sunken garden at Kensington Palace this afternoon, Markle wrapped up against the late November chill in a white coat by Toronto-based label Line the Label layered over a green dress by P.A.R.O.S.H, an Italian brand which specialises in vintage and vintage-inspired pieces.

Markle accessorised the outfit with 'Matilde' heels by Italian footwear brand Aquazurra which she has been seen in before.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:33 AM
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Downing Street has announced no bank holiday for the wedding, which isn't surprising.

And might suggest a more low-key event ?
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:33 AM
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The Queen approved the marriage of her heir to the woman that he had an adulterous relationship with while married... It can't really get worse than that. So, yes, she is very tolerant towards her family members (while probably still keeping different standards for herself); and Harry being third or fifth in the line doesn't change that one bit.

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And might suggest a more low-key event ?
Andrew and Sarah didn't have a bank holiday and I wouldn't call their wedding a low-key event.

Nonetheless, I do think they will opt for a wedding Edward & Sophie style.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:34 AM
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And might suggest a more low-key event ?
Not necessary. It wasn't ever going to be as big as William's, but that's still a long way to go before we get to low-key. There is already a spring bank holiday scheduled or they could simply marry on a Saturday.

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Andrew and Sarah didn't have a bank holiday and I wouldn't call their wedding a low-key event.

Nonetheless, I do think they will opt for a wedding Edward & Sophie style.
Arthur Edwards was on Sky News, and he seems to be rooting for a WA wedding. But we shall find out soon. I saw in an earlier post someone said it'll be announced tomorrow? Is that from a reliable source?
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:40 AM
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We can't deny thet Meghan is not the type of bride(from a royal perspective) an old fashioned couple like the Queen and the Duke wished for their royal descendants (i don't think Kate was their type either). The Queen is from a bygone world where the words "actress" and "American" were a big no no, let's face it.
But at the end, as usual, she was clever enough to allow her grandson to marry the woman he loves. It's a credit to her Maj to be so open minded and let's say pragmatical : Harry and his bride are now far enough from the Crown to do whatever they want.
And as pointed out the Queen does love a good wedding, so it's a win win situation.

Harry is only 5th in the line of succession and soon to be 6th when William's and Kate's third child is born. In the end, even if the RF objected to Harry marrying Meghan, I suppose the Queen would feel it would not be worth making a big deal out of it and, in fact, it would probably be counterproductive to do so. Besides, if the marriage doesn't work out in the long run, the worst that could happen would be Harry and Meghan getting a divorce, which is now a pretty routine affair in the Royal Family.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:40 AM
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The Queen approved the marriage of her heir to the woman that he had an adulterous relationship with while married... It can't really get worse than that. So, yes, she is very tolerant towards her family members (while probably still keeping different standards for herself); and Harry being third or fifth in the line doesn't change that one bit.
The Queen is a non judgmental person, i guess thanks to her deep religious beliefs. But i do think she had higher expectations for William's bride than Harry's ...
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:42 AM
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Brilliant, lol.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:42 AM
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it is not very common for someone that grew up during the time she did.
It is more common than one might think.. my Parents [one 89, and the other 86] 'didn't bat an eyelid' when I 'came out', have been absolutely welcoming to my partner, had a similarly relaxed attitude when my sister gave birth to a baby'out of wedlock', and when she [eventually] married a divorced chap from Poland !
It is very common to characterise the 'advanced in years' as rather backward in their views, but I have found them [OFTEN] to be tolerant and respectful of the decisions of others !
I think because during a long life, one has seen EVERYTHING, and realise that Love is what REALLY matters in this World.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:44 AM
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Congratulations to the happy couple! Looking forward to the wedding.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
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Yes!!!!!They look So happy and I love the ring! So glad it's not coloured.Cant wait for the interview
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
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Harry is only 5th in the line of succession and soon to be 6th when William's and Kate's third child is born. In the end, even if the RF objected to Harry marrying Meghan, I suppose the Queen would feel it would not be worth making a big deal out of it and, in fact, it would probably be counterproductive to do so. Besides, if the marriage doesn't work out in the long run, the worst that could happen would be Harry and Meghan getting a divorce, which is now a pretty routine affair in the Royal Family.
He is still the son of the heir; and he and his wife are expected to represent the royal family. So, whether he is 3rd, 5th or 6th doesn't really matter IMO. Formerly, everyone in the line of succession needed the monarch's permission to marry; it was only recently changed to the first six - which I think is a little short-sighted given that those below number 6 might be representing the family if the heir (and/or heir of the heir) has a larger family - as they still would need representatives of the various generations.

If the queen truly thought that this would be a big mistake, it would be worth it to escalate things and 'find a solution'. However, as I said above, she allowed Charles to marry Camilla... so I really don't see the problem and am surprised that the issue is even raised by some.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:51 AM
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Maybe im In the minority, but I truly dislike the Diana / Catherine engagement ring, i find it too much. I much prefer the one Harry gave Meghan, or the one the Queen received from Prince Philip.
I do dislike the gold band, I feel white gold or platinum would have worked better.
I love her coat.


My day has been a shitty one (my cat is has cancer and isnt currently hospitalized) so a shine of something happy.
Im happy for them, and also a bit jealous.
Prayers for your loved one, hope you have your own happy news very soon

I totally agree with you - I always thought that there was such a dominant thinking when seeing that ring - Meghan's ring has such thought behind it (I do agree that so does Catherine's) and is also a lot more colour neutral for wearing with any colour!!

I have a three diamond ring (obviously on a lot smaller size) and totally agree with this design I am more platinum type person but yellow gold is very traditional and from what I have seen, she does seem to wear a lot of yellow gold rather than more on the silver line (obviously I'm prepared to be proved wrong).
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:51 AM
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I'm so excited about Meghan's coat - I have one in a light camel color. LOVE that choice of coat for her - it looked so gorgeous in the garden that Diana loved so much.

I love the ring too.

I cannot WAIT for this wedding!
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:52 AM
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Now we can move on from the endless discussions whetever or not when, how and what she'll do career wise.

But congrats to them! Unsurprisingly, she was more of a natural in front of the camera than him.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:53 AM
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The Queen is a non judgmental person, i guess thanks to her deep religious beliefs. But i do think she had higher expectations for William's bride than Harry's ...
That is probably true though for most people who married European royal heirs in recent years. Mette-Marit, Letizia Ortiz and Daniel Westling were certainly not the type of brides/groom who were expected for Haakon, Felipe and Victoria, and even Mary Donaldson or Mxima Zorreguieta were unconventional choices to a certain extent.

Kate Middleton, on the plus side, was actually a "safe choice" in comparison as she was an upper-middle-class, all-English, well-educated girl with an uncomplicated family background, and who had known and dated William for a long time. Meghan, at least at first sight, is a far more risky choice, but, as I said, I don't think the Firm cares too much because of Harry's relatively low position in the line of succession.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:54 AM
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What could she do? Forbid them to marry and risk another feud? I know HM is a loving grandparent wanting their grandchildren to be happy, but Im sure shes not too fond about Harry marrying this divorced american actress/ soapstar. But she might be too discreet to say...
After seeing the marriages of three of her four children tank, I am quite sure the Queen is very happy to see her grandchildren marrying loving partners. She has seen what can happen when a marriage is forced to fit the norms or expecations... i.e. a virgin bride, a second choice, etc.

I think that her grandchildren thus far have made quite good choices. Peter & Autumn, William & Catherine, Zara and Mike and now Harry and Meghan... All seem to be loving, mutually respectful relationships. I would venture to say that viewing their successful partnerships, and the effect it has had of helping forget the disastrous 90s, has been one of the biggest joys of the Queen's later years.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:58 AM
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as I said, I don't think the Firm cares too much because of Harry's relatively low position in the line of succession.
Did you have the same opinion when the engagement between Edward and Sophie was announced; that it didn't really matter who he married as Edward had a relatively low position (even lower: 7th)? And would you still say that it was kind of irrelevant whom he married? I know that initially the thought was that they wouldn't become full-time royals but in hindsight, that didn't work out that well..

And sorry for dragging this discussion on
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:59 AM
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I'm so excited about Meghan's coat - I have one in a light camel color. LOVE that choice of coat for her - it looked so gorgeous in the garden that Diana loved so much.

I love the ring too.

I cannot WAIT for this wedding!
Yes, now that you say that, it brings even more home to me the deep significance of Meghan wearing the white coat in Diana's white garden that she loved so much. And also Meghan wearing the ring that Prince Harry designed using a stone from Botswana which is close to his heart, with some of the gems owned by the mother he so dearly loved and lost. With Meghan, it seems that Prince Harry's heart has been healed and strengthened in so many ways. It seems like fate.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:00 PM
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Forgive me if it's been posted, but does anyone know if the interview will be streamed live in the U.S.? (Maybe SkyNews)? Thanks in advance!!
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This article has a picture of the ring with her hand up. Its BEAUTIFUL.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/27/meghan-markles-engagement-ring-from-prince-harry-has-special-connection-to-princess-diana.amp.html
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