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Old 11-27-2017, 10:01 PM
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If the wedding ring is the traditional welsh gold which is 24 carat and v soft, then goldband on the engagement ring makes sense. Platinum would wear away the gold band
I know you are right about the welsh gold, but I still feel that platinum looks better with diamonds.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:05 PM
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Also Meghan mentioned someone named Julia. Who is she?


She is Julia Samuel, a friend of Dianaís and godmother to Prince George. She also helped found Child Bereavement UK, one of Williamís patronages.
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Also Meghan mentioned someone named Julia. Who is she?
Julia Samuel, a friend of Diana's, who is also one of Prince George's godparents.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:11 PM
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Think of maxima of the Netherlands, mary of Denmark, they both gave up their citizenship and they were crown princesses, future monarchs, not like Megan. They had to learn a new language too. In the bra, both the duchesse of Gloucester and princess Michael of Kent are danish abs Austrian respectively and gave up their citizenship and spoke new languages
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:12 PM
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Also Meghan mentioned someone named Julia. Who is she?
I think she means Julia Samuel, a friend of Diana and godmother to Prince George. While I am happy for the couple, I'm upset because I had aspirations to be the first black member of the Royal Family.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM
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I believe that the constitutional prohibition on noble titles is that the U.S. government can't grant titles and office holders can't accept a title, unless Congress approves.
Itís not the US constitution that I was referring to. I was referring to the British laws that govern the Royal family and those that hold citizenship of other countries that marry into that family. Phillip had to give up his greek citizenship to marry then Princess Elizabeth, so unless that has changed, Meghan may have to do the same.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM
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Have you ever watched the Swedish royal weddings? There is way more for us royal watcher's to enjoy (especially when Victoria and Daniel got married) than the British ones that are limited to the service, a carriage ride and a balcony scene (if at the Abbey). After that it is all off-limits (which I fully understand but that's why the Victoria & Daniel trumps it for me).
Honey, I watched them all I saw Princess Margaret's wedding as a child. She was the closest thing to Cinderella for me. Queen Elizabeth got married before I was born so I missed that one I watched Diana and Charles, Charles and Camilla, William and Catherine, Victoria and Daniel, Madeleine and Christopher, her brother Carl and Sophia. I missed Letizia and Felipe, as well as both of Felipe's sister's weddings. Many others weren't broadcasted but I go to Getty Images to see those weddings. I guess you can tell I love weddings, right?

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I think she means Julia Samuel, a friend of Diana and godmother to Prince George. While I am happy for the couple, I'm upset because I had aspirations to be the first black member of the Royal Family.
Me too! I was saving myself for Harry but Meghan won out!
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:19 PM
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Itís not the US constitution that I was referring to. I was referring to the British laws that govern the Royal family and those that hold citizenship of other countries that marry into that family. Phillip had to give up his greek citizenship to marry then Princess Elizabeth, so unless that has changed, Meghan may have to do the same.
Very interesting. We'll have to see how that plays out...
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:19 PM
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Itís not the US constitution that I was referring to. I was referring to the British laws that govern the Royal family and those that hold citizenship of other countries that marry into that family. Phillip had to give up his greek citizenship to marry then Princess Elizabeth, so unless that has changed, Meghan may have to do the same.


The DoE was pressured into giving up his succession/titles because he was marrying the heiress presumptive in a xenophobic time.

There werenít actual laws that prevented a British Royal from marrying a foreigner (and a good many did so long before the DoE entered the scene), it was just the attitude of the time.

Meghanís future citizenship is going to have to do with the same optics (once again, it is a xenophobic time for Britain) as well as the logistics of remaining (or not remaining) a US citizen (more to do with money and taces than to do with her titles).
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Me too! I was saving myself for Harry but Meghan won out!
A lot of hearts got broken today, including my daughter's.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:24 PM
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Julia Samuel, a friend of Diana's, who is also one of Prince George's godparents.
I've never heard of her. Thank you for that bit of education.

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A lot of hearts got broken today, including my daughter's.
I can imagine. Think about all of his former girlfriends. Oh, to be a fly on the wall. But I hope they're big enough to wish Harry and Meghan much happiness.
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I think Meghan impressed a lot of people with that interview today. She showed folks that she was ready to take on this role - she's a great public speaker and she just lit up the screen. You could really see why Harry loves her so much.

And - gah - the way he was looking at her as she spoke. And then how she looked at him when he spoke?

It reminded me SO much of the way Michelle and Barack look at each other when one of them is speaking in an interview.

*my heart*
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:36 PM
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Didn't anybody find it strange that during the interview they kept referring to "Nott Cott" as "our cottage"? I mean, she has barely moved in (something that I would not advertise)... It looks like she's feeling at home already!
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Didn't anybody find it strange that during the interview they kept referring to "Nott Cott" as "our cottage"? I mean, she has barely moved in (something that I would not advertise)... It looks like she's feeling at home already!


I mean- when you move into a new apartment or house, you start calling it your apartment/home right away, no?
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I think Meghan impressed a lot of people with that interview today. She showed folks that she was ready to take on this role - she's a great public speaker and she just lit up the screen.
Well, she's an actress! Clearly, you could tell that she was at ease being interviewed.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:40 PM
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She is a very articulate and graceful woman, and that showed today.
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I mean- when you move into a new apartment or house, you start calling it your apartment/home right away, no?
Yes, I suppose so, but I would be more respectful and careful given that we're talking about a property in Kensington Palace and, normally, I don't think the Royal Family is particularly thrilled to advertise that a couple is living together before their marriage. I think if Kate Middleton had referred to Nottingham Cottage as "our place" in her engagement interview she would have been given a lot of heat!
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:43 PM
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Yes, I suppose so, but I would be more respectful and careful given that we're talking about a property in Kensington Palace and, normally, I don't think the Royal Family is particularly thrilled to advertise that a couple is living together before their marriage. I think if Kate Middleton had referred to Nottingham Cottage as "our place" in her engagement interview she would have been given a lot of heat!


Why? The official announcement indicated they would be living there together and that was clearly signed off on by their official PR team.

It was also known that William and Kate lived together before getting married and so did Sophie and Edward.
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Didn't anybody find it strange that during the interview they kept referring to "Nott Cott" as "our cottage"? I mean, she has barely moved in (something that I would not advertise)... It looks like she's feeling at home already!
Apparently she's been living there off and on over the past year and several months. I don't think "just moved in" is an accurate description.
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OK, one more thing I noticed from the interview, and then Iím really done geeking out over this today, I promise!

It was interesting to hear that Prince Harry said a couple of months into the relationship, he knew he was in love with her but had to sit down with her and have a frank conversation about some things. I think when we got the November statement last year, I was slightly shocked not only because it was unprecedented, but I thought it was really soon for something so precedented. I brushed it off at that time as they felt like they had little choice due to the coverage, and had to take on the sexism and racism head on. However, now looking back, I think Harry already knew this could be it, and thus confirming her as his girlfriend was less of an issue for him. And I know a few still think this engagement is rushed. However, if you consider the fact that he was already thinking about her being the one in 2016, this really isnít that rushed.
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