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Old 05-15-2019, 02:48 PM
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I have to ask - why is Charles not set to visit Archie until later this week? He’s been back from Germany for a couple of days - why wouldn’t he see his son and grandson as soon as possible - assuming Meghan was ok?
It sounds like Thursday (rumored day of the visit) is the best for all based on schedules. Charles has a engagement today, Harry had a couple yesterday and the visit from the Cambridges. But I don't think it matters too much, little Archie is probably going to sleep through it all any way.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:52 PM
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It sounds like Thursday (rumored day of the visit) is the best for all based on schedules. Charles has a engagement today, Harry had a couple yesterday and the visit from the Cambridges. But I don't think it matters too much, little Archie is probably going to sleep through it all any way.

Oh, thanks! I hadn't even thought about engagements that Charles and Harry had, etc........Also true about Archie, lol
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:51 PM
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May I ask a question widely relates to this, thank you.
I am origin from german Suisse and now live in France with an british husband, just to explain why my English is far from perfect.
When I read the tweet of Duke of Sussex saying, HM and the Duke of E. were introduced to the newborn.... I asked myself if this is the correct expression.
In Suisse language we introduce the less important(or younger, stranger or male...) to the person of higher rank, so the sentence would say: the newborn was introduced to HM &Prince Philip.... because of course the baby is of less importance, younger, male ...than HM

It would be nice if somebody of mothertongue English can let me know. Of course I think I am wrong or maybe these rules of politenss are the other way round in English language.
Thank you all and please excuse me for asking this a little offtopic question. I cannot bother my husband as he is abroad at the moment.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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Helen, welcome to The Royal Forums. In English we make no distinction- either one can be introduced to the other!
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:27 PM
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Helen, I agree with you. And welcome to the forums.

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Old 05-18-2019, 04:34 PM
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Michelle Obama for godmother, because she wrote on twitter: "Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can't wait to meet him"

I think, the name Archie comes directly from Diana the goddess of hunting, who carries a bow. The french word for bow is arc - also arch in english (archery, archer).
While in the Netherlands Harry tried his hand at archery as he was parted from his baby son Archie.
Why Archie, not Archer? I think for the same reason it's Harry not Henry - Diana's choice.

Diana a goddess of the hunt
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...3442047%29.jpg

Another different twist regarding the 'Archie' name selection. For me, it seems too much of a coincidence that Meghan supposedly once had a cat named Archie, and she reportedly likes the Archie comics. Harry also told a New Zealand boy named Archie, that he likes that name. Plus, could George have overheard his aunt and uncle discussing names for their newborn?

In addition, there might be some credence to the anagram theory, despite the minor difference with the 'i' and 'l' in Rachel and Archie. Now adding to that this Diana as Archer theory. I know the meaning of Diana is 'Goddess of the Hunt,' but bringing in the archery connection is eye-opening. I'm just not certain that the Sussexes were thinking of every bit of this. In retrospect though, there appear to be a number of coincidences.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:49 PM
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I think we can forget about Adam Bidwell being a godfather. This is incredibly disappointing!
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:05 PM
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I think we can forget about Adam Bidwell being a godfather. This is incredibly disappointing!
Why couldn’t he?
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:25 PM
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Who is Adam Bidwell?
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:07 PM
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Who is Adam Bidwell?
An old friend of Harry's. He was on the infamous Vegas trip back in the day. He was an usher with Harry at Skippy's wedding. He is an ambassador for Sentebale, he was on a trip with Harry to Africa last year.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:31 PM
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May I ask a question widely relates to this, thank you.
I am origin from german Suisse and now live in France with an british husband, just to explain why my English is far from perfect.
When I read the tweet of Duke of Sussex saying, HM and the Duke of E. were introduced to the newborn.... I asked myself if this is the correct expression.
In Suisse language we introduce the less important(or younger, stranger or male...) to the person of higher rank, so the sentence would say: the newborn was introduced to HM &Prince Philip.... because of course the baby is of less importance, younger, male ...than HM

It would be nice if somebody of mothertongue English can let me know. Of course I think I am wrong or maybe these rules of politenss are the other way round in English language.
Thank you all and please excuse me for asking this a little offtopic question. I cannot bother my husband as he is abroad at the moment.
There is little of the formality of which you wrote in the English language. It could have been written either way and no one would have noticed. And your English is very good. Far better than my German.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:47 AM
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Why couldn’t he?
He has been talking to the press or to anyone that listens that Meghan has made Harry drop his old friends. As per Lizzie Cundy, a z-list British TV presenter who is promoting her book, Meghan was looking for a ' British celeb ' to date. This pre-Harry and Meghan had spent sometime in London and how her and Meghan were 'close'. I am beginning to think British folk don't understand how networking works cos she has gone down the Piers Morgan lane saying Meghan ghosted her.

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Old 06-01-2019, 01:22 AM
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The story about Harry dropping his friends are old, some from pre-wedding, and were never linked to Adam. Lizzie claims that Adam was one of the 'famous british people' Meghan connected with when he was in London. There is no sign either that Lizzie is telling any kind of truth, or Adam was the source of the information.


If Adam is not chosen, which I doubt he would be, its because there are a lot of people far closer to Harry to choose from.
Lizzie physically described Adam in that interview woeful Wootton as the friend who said Meghan has made Harry drop his friends. I don't believe her either and she is friends with Morgan so I definitely don't believe her. She is incredibly fake and is hawking her trash book but using Meghan's name. Vulture!

If you are referring to an article saying Meghan had met both Bidwell and Natalie Pinkham pre-Harry then I find it interesting that Pinkham is also said to be on the outs with Harry. Heck she was not even invited to his wedding.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:51 AM
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Lizzie physically described Adam in that interview woeful Wootton as the friend who said Meghan has made Harry drop his friends. I don't believe her either and she is friends with Morgan so I definitely don't believe her. She is incredibly fake and is hawking her trash book but using Meghan's name. Vulture!

If you are referring to an article saying Meghan had met both Bidwell and Natalie Pinkham pre-Harry then I find it interesting that Pinkham is also said to be on the outs with Harry. Heck she was not even invited to his wedding.
Yes we have a reporter who claims he spoke to her. With enough worry someone will call her on it, that she doesn't even name him

You made it sound like Adam was giving press releases 'talking to the press or anyone who will listen'. There is just one loose lipped reporter trying for her 15 minutes of added fame, claiming he spoke to her. Hardly proof to throw Adam under the bus.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:57 AM
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May I ask a question widely relates to this, thank you.
I am origin from german Suisse and now live in France with an british husband, just to explain why my English is far from perfect.
When I read the tweet of Duke of Sussex saying, HM and the Duke of E. were introduced to the newborn.... I asked myself if this is the correct expression.
In Suisse language we introduce the less important(or younger, stranger or male...) to the person of higher rank, so the sentence would say: the newborn was introduced to HM &Prince Philip.... because of course the baby is of less importance, younger, male ...than HM

It would be nice if somebody of mothertongue English can let me know. Of course I think I am wrong or maybe these rules of politenss are the other way round in English language.
Thank you all and please excuse me for asking this a little offtopic question. I cannot bother my husband as he is abroad at the moment.
Your English is very good!

Yes, normally under the rules of good manners one would introduce most others to the Queen as she is, as you said, of higher rank or importance. But I think in this case since it was a newborn, (and family) social manners are not the primary concern.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:37 AM
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Yes we have a reporter who claims he spoke to her. With enough worry someone will call her on it, that she doesn't even name him

You made it sound like Adam was giving press releases 'talking to the press or anyone who will listen'. There is just one loose lipped reporter trying for her 15 minutes of added fame, claiming he spoke to her. Hardly proof to throw Adam under the bus.
I would hardly call her a reporter more like a mouth for a hire. She is more famous for being a wife of a footballer and takes any reality TV show gig for an extra 15 minutes of fame.

She made the suggestion that Meghan wanted to be on a reality TV show over here and land a celebrity. There have been a number of stories saying Meghan DM'ed Male singers but nothing came of it. I am disgusted these stories are coming out now that she is on maternity leave. As for Adam, he may have said that the likes of the Inskips were on the outs with Harry which we know is true but to say all of them is a stretch.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:43 AM
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Your English is very good!

Yes, normally under the rules of good manners one would introduce most others to the Queen as she is, as you said, of higher rank or importance. But I think in this case since it was a newborn, (and family) social manners are not the primary concern.
I think it was stated that way because it was about HM and Prince Philip meeting (seeing) the newborn Archie. It would be strange to say it the other way around, that Archie met HM/PP as he was probably sleeping the majority of the time and has no idea he was in the room with the Queen.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:46 AM
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I would hardly call her a reporter more like a mouth for a hire. She is more famous for being a wife of a footballer and takes any reality TV show gig for an extra 15 minutes of fame.

She made the suggestion that Meghan wanted to be on a reality TV show over here and land a celebrity. There have been a number of stories saying Meghan DM'ed Male singers but nothing came of it. I am disgusted these stories are coming out now that she is on maternity leave. As for Adam, he may have said that the likes of the Inskips were on the outs with Harry which we know is true but to say all of them is a stretch.
The previous version of this story didn’t involve famous British men. Just British men in general. Which isn’t rare, the accent can be charming. The story about the footballer and how her friends warned her he’s trouble was also told.

And again, there is no evidence that the Inskips are on the outs with Harry. Skippy was at the wedding and press even reported he joined in on speech at their reception until the press decided to push the narrative that Meghan is difficult and changed the story months later. Fact of the matter is Skippy isn’t even living in UK right now.
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My vote for Male godparents

Prince Seiso of Lesotho
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
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Prince Seiso of Lesotho
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
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