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Old 12-21-2017, 11:37 AM
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Is it possible to have a different opinion or what ?
If you want to jump in the "Princess Diary" bandwagon that's your privilege.
At least don't forget to suscribe to the "Hallmark Channel", bet you'll enjoy it...
Certainly it is possible to have a different opinion, my question about you being old-school was out of interest - not to call you out on it.
The rest was pure elaboration on my view - just as you gave an elaboration on your view. But thanks, I know enough now. The last part of your post isn't even worth responding to.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:38 AM
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Very happy to see that they've released their engagement photos. My favorite is the black and white close up.
You read my mind! It's a beautiful picture, so intimate.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:38 AM
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Is it possible to have a different opinion or what ?
If you want to jump in the "Princess Diary" bandwagon that's your privilege.
At least don't forget to suscribe to the "Hallmark Channel", bet you'll enjoy it...
Of course your opinion is very valid and you've stated why you have that opinion and I don't think you're alone with it.

BTW: Hubby and I both enjoy both Hallmark channels. We prefer happy, sappy and even sometimes, crappy "feel good" movies and shows. We also enjoy movies like "Frozen". Beats all the sex and violence and reality shows that abound on other channels. But that's just us.

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Iíll take take my royal engagement photos traditional and in a frame rather than Ďfragrance addí and in a glossy magazine any day.

I think Meghanís choice of dress and photos highlight the cultural divide between Hollywood and Britainís staid royal family.

Meghan still has a lot to learn imo
I agree that she has a lot to learn to adjust to the British royal fishbowl but I sincerely hope that she never, ever loses who she really is. She's unique unto herself and that's the woman Harry fell in love with.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:39 AM
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Iíll take take my royal engagement photos traditional and in a frame rather than Ďfragrance addí and in a glossy magazine any day.

I think Meghanís choice of dress and photos highlight the cultural divide between Hollywood and Britainís staid royal family.

Meghan still has a lot to learn imo
Itís best to allow Meghan be Meghan. Learn from the past!
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:40 AM
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Iíll take take my royal engagement photos traditional and in a frame rather than Ďfragrance addí and in a glossy magazine any day.

I think Meghanís choice of dress and photos highlight the cultural divide between Hollywood and Britainís staid royal family.

Meghan still has a lot to learn imo
I have to agree with you on this one. Sheíll have a curb and adjust but I think thatís normal. No role, new life, new country, etc.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:46 AM
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It has been hours and Harry and Meghan are still trending on twitter. Kind of amazing how much interest they are getting.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:46 AM
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You can feel the love Harry and Meghan have for each other ooze through those photos. They are glowing and happy.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:48 AM
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Harry is smoldering in the formal photo. I was a little taken aback lol (in a good way). His charisma actually outshines Meghan's in that one.

The jacket pose just reaffirms my belief (in addition to his actions at the walkabout and the statement last year) that he is fiercely protective of Meghan. That is a positive.
I can only say that I agree with this. Harry *has* something in that formal picture and you describe what it is.

Also about the second picture "touch her and you touch me". I can't find the English word for it, but in Dutch we say "twee-eenheid". A couple that is totally in sync with each other.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:51 AM
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Love the engagement photos of the beautiful couple. It looks like a Vogue magazine shoot.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:24 PM
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I love all the photographs - especially the colour shot - I've never seen Harry look so utterly contented, relaxed and in love like that! There's certain "007" about him!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:31 PM
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I love all the photographs - especially the colour shot - I've never seen Harry look so utterly contented, relaxed and in love like that! There's certain "007" about him!
He has definitely grown into a settled and confident man in his own right, hasn't he?
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:37 PM
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Look, for those expecting her to drop all glamour are just being unreasonable here. She's a beautiful and charismatic woman. Forget about the dress for a second, even in the sweater shot, it looked good enough to be an ad done by a professional model. At the end of the day, it's not going to be plain. She's beautiful and glamorous and charismatic, and she shouldn't have to dilute it or apologize for it.
Exactly. She's glamorous. That's who she is. No need to pretend otherwise. Good grief. Personally I'd be giving her the side eye if she started acting/looking completely different all of the sudden. (And others would be too. They'd be calling her fake and phony. Funnily they are still calling her fake and phony and she's acting like herself. Can't win) I have a feeling people are going to have years of "outrage" ahead of them where she is concerned. Which is why it is so important that she has a clear understanding of who she is, because everyone else is going to have an opinion on who she "should" be.

I like the photos. They look like a fragrance ad? Great! Fragrance ads are beautiful. And romantic. And I would think engagement photos can be romantic. I especially love the black and white close up. The joy on their faces is apparent.

I'm encouraged so far that maybe, just maybe, the British Royal Family won't suck all the life out of Meghan. I think if anyone can figure out how to work within the confines of the BRF, while keeping some semblance of personality and individuality (even a small sliver) it will be her. Fingers crossed!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:41 PM
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I'm encouraged so far that maybe, just maybe, the British Royal Family won't suck all the life out of Meghan. I think if anyone can figure out how to work within the confines of the BRF, while keeping some semblance of personality and individuality (even a small sliver) it will be her. Fingers crossed!
I don't think it's that the Royal Family expect people to remove all sense of personality, it's just that they prefer it to be kept locked behind closed doors for the most part so that it appears as a team effort with only one star turn - Her Majesty. It is a difficult balance of course but we've seen what happens when people get a little too much to handle. But in this instance, I think that Meghan's role and the way Prince Harry interacts with the public will allow Meghan to keep what's essentially "her" whilst still doing her best to fit in with what is expected. She'll do it well I'm sure.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:50 PM
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He has definitely grown into a settled and confident man in his own right, hasn't he?
Yup, itís been touching to watch him find happiness at last as well.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:10 PM
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I love the pictures.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:19 PM
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I love love love the engagement photos. I absolutely adore the glamour Meghan went for, she IS a glamorous woman and won't pretend otherwise. I am in awe of how in love these two look, how happy and content they look.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:31 PM
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People I think conflate the current Queen's preferences and personality with what *must* be true of royals. But that is simply *her* way of doing things. The family follows her lead, but the Queen has shown and learned to let folks be and to carve our their own roles for themselves. I imagine Meghan will have some adjustments to make and will make some mistakes, but ultimately if she puts her mind to it (and everything we have seen from her shows she is the kind of person who indeed will), she has the potential (with Harry) to be quiet the awesome and history making pair for the BRF, in a good way!

These pictures, EVEN with their glamour feel true to the couple to me and that is ultimately why I think they are getting such an amazing reception. Their love is so real.

Harry has accomplished a great deal for himself and he is marrying an independent career woman who has also accomplished a great deal for herself. They are charismatic and warm people---that doesn't have anything to do with their positions in the RF but is just who they are. I hope that inner joy continues to grow and shine out.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:48 PM
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That's exactly my thoughts on it too. They look like perfume ads. All that's missing is an "Eternity by Calvin Klein" logo at the bottom.


You put into words exactly what I was thinking!
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:06 PM
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The pics are gorgeous. I love Harry's smoulder and the black and white closeup of them is just romantic!

Didn't know it was possible but now, I'm even more excited for the wedding.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:10 PM
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I agree with someone who wrote that the pictures look like a fragrance ad or some photoshoot for a fashion/celebrity magazine.

It's just too much. I don't wanna see an actress, I wanna see a future BRF member and this thingy is not doing it for me. Maybe it would look better if they'd coordinated their clothing?

But! It's good to see Harry being that happy and content and in love as he is and the photos show that perfectly. I especially liked the "wrap her in my coat gesture". It's cute, it shows intimacy and love and protectiveness.
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