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Old 10-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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I also wonder if that's why she added that coat? It didn't look like a planned thing since it didn't really fit with the weather as much (she had to take it off later) and it was something she just pulled out of her own closet rather than purchased (already out of season by the time she wore it).
I can totally see that. After she took it off she seemed better.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:50 PM
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The Duke of Sussex, Governor General in Canada or Australia for 1 or 2 years. Just like Earl Mountbatten was Viceroy of India
A nd when was the last time a member of the BRF became a GG in one of the colonies?
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:52 PM
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A nd when was the last time a member of the BRF became a GG in one of the colonies?
I'd imagine it would rouse a lot of bad feeling, if a royal got such a job?
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:53 PM
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I’m very happy for Harry and Meghan (and other royal watchers who are also expecting). I hope that everyone a smooth, uneventful pregnancy.

First, I don’t know why anyone would think that announcing Meghan’s pregnancy today would “steal Eugenie’s thunder.” I haven’t had a chance to watch the wedding yet, but there were two day of celebrations—which is more than most couples have. I am sure that Eugenie is thrilled with the attention she received during the weekend and is fine that Meghan and Harry announced their news this morning.

I want to also address some of the comments about the strain that Meghan will be under during this trip. Obviously, the media attention puts Meghan under some pressure, but I don’t think it is fair to say that she is under more stress than other Western women. Most of us don’t have to live under a spotlight, so her challenges are different, but she doesn’t have to cope with other stresses that most of us have (car repairs, picking up dry cleaning, etc.). Moreover, a few command performances aside (including this tour), Meghan will be as busy as she chooses to be.

This trip may be uncomfortable for her (she looked great when she landed) but other pregnant women have to make overseas trips as part of their work. I had to travel to China when I was four months pregnant—and not via first class (middle seat). Then I had a punishing schedule of meetings, site visits, unfamiliar food, and b-class hotels. It was not fun, but I got through it.—and I was very humbled when I met women who did not have it as easy as I did.

I am totally projecting, but I feel that Meghan recognizes and is grateful for her blessings. Yes, she has to deal with the spotlight, but she chose to do so. Any downsides due to her husband’s status seem to be greatly outweighed by the fact that she has a loving, supportive husband, has great family and friends, does not have to worry about money, and seems very healthy. She is a very fortunate woman, and I think she understands that.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:55 PM
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Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma, last Viceroy of India, before the independence

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I'd imagine it would rouse a lot of bad feeling, if a royal got such a job?
It depends on how one looks at it. GG is the representative of the Monarch as Head of State. With a royal at this position, it could be a way of materializing that link and that fact
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:01 PM
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Okay..let's get back on topic.....
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:05 PM
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So do we want to take bets on what is the first pregnancy "protocol" media will come up with that Meghan will break?
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:08 PM
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So do we want to take bets on what is the first pregnancy "protocol" media will come up with that Meghan will break?
I'm waiting for them to bring up the Irish Trip...IIRC she was seen tasting beer or whiskey....


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Old 10-15-2018, 02:13 PM
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I'm waiting for them to bring up the Irish Trip...IIRC she was seen tasting beer or whiskey....


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The only thing I remember was a small glass of champagne for the toast. But it look like she just took a sip if it even can be called that. Other than that, I don't recall any alcohol. Besides, was she even pregnant then (I counted late July when I used a calendar to go back 12 weeks ).
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:19 PM
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Called it the second Meghan stepped out of the car at the wedding on Friday! ...
Right. That was such a generously comfortable looking outfit around Meghan's middle. However, we never really know until it's announced. Particularly since the public has been on baby watch for M&H since before they were married.

I thought they would go for it by the end of this year or shortly after the beginning of next year at the latest. But obviously Meghan conceived sometime around the end of July, right before the August break when the royals retire to Scotland and other casual environs/ laid-back pursuits.

So, on her birthday (August 4) when Meghan was seen happily attending the wedding of Harry's friends (Charles van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks), Meghan was already pregnant.

As well wishers mention in the KP posted announcement, this baby news should trump and override anymore nonsense from the Markle clan. Just as M&H have been going about their business of carrying on with building their lives together determinedly, purposefully, gracefully and joyfully. I recall now that they seemed so particularly happy and joyful during their visit to Sussex recently. Surely this news is a big part of the reason why. In addition, Meghan has been wearing loose-fitting attire recently, or clothes with some type of embellishment in the waist area.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:25 PM
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Fab news, Harry will be an amazing dad!

I can't see the issue with them telling other royals at the wedding (if indeed they did this rather than having told them before hand). I suspect there were plenty of times the senior royals (HM, Phil, Charles, W&K) were alone with to be told the news in a way that wasn't announcing it during the wedding speeches. I suspect personally that Charles & Camilla, Doria, W & K probably knew after the 12week scan with the other royals either before the wedding (maybe the night before) or after the ceremony.

I suspect they had to announce now, there is no way after the picture of her arriving causes so much gossip that they could get through a whole intense tour like this one without it going into overdrive!

I also think the Palace PR team were happy for it to be announced now as:
it means they can announce in Australia, the most republican leaning of all Commonwealth countries to get some good PR to kick of interest in the tour.

no offence to Eugenie but with some people moaning about the cost, use of police etc it gives the public a "cute" royal story to distract.

At the end of the day the monarchy is bigger than just Eugenie lol
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:29 PM
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I would imagine that Doria, Charles and Camilla, Will and Kate and some very close personal friends knew of the pregnancy as soon as it was confirmed. I would imagine that Doria knew of it during her last visit to London when she attended the Together cookbook reception.

Some people you just have to tell right away.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:29 PM
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Ha, knew I wasn't crazy - the baby hairs always give it away! :) Congrats to the couple! What a wonderful news! :)
Excuse me? What baby hairs gave it away?

Okay, I see looking back in this thread that you already explained it. I am of African-American heritage too, but I don't know anything about changes in hair structure surrounding being pregnant. But then, I don't have children, although I do have lots of neices and nephews.

Oh, now I get it. I too noticed something frizzy on occasion about Meghan's hair, but I attributed it to her adjusting to variant weather conditions in England.

So, I'm willing to bet the baby will have curly or wavy locks, because Meghan's hair has a deep curl to it. It will be so cute if the baby has dark red or auburn wavy locks with green eyes and olive-toned skin -- not the type of skin that burns so red in the sun (like Harry's is prone to doing).

@Chloep:
You have to look to her roots and edges, not the rest of her hair - those can still be sleek and straight - but those baby hairs rarely lie when someone has been skipping treatments.

Yes indeed, Meghan will want to stay away from chemical-based hair treatments, but there are many other hair-straightening methods available, including blow-outs and good old hot irons. You'd think she will have a professional hair stylist familiar with these methods traveling with her from now on. Personally, I'd love to see Meghan say to hell with it, and go with a naturally curly hairstyle. But somehow, I do not think she will do that, mostly because she admittedly grew up yearning to have straight hair. I don't see her feeling comfortable with her curly hair. Chelsea Clinton has never gone back to her curly hair either.

Fingers-crossed that any Sussex children will have waves or curls to their locks. The gene for curly hair is more dominant than the gene for straight hair.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:57 PM
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Yes indeed, Meghan will want to stay away from chemical-based hair treatments, but there are many other hair-straightening methods available, including blow-outs and good old hot irons. You'd think she will have a professional hair stylist familiar with these methods traveling with her from now on. Personally, I'd love to see Meghan say to hell with it, and go with a naturally curly hairstyle. But somehow, I do not think she will do that, mostly because she admittedly grew up yearning to have straight hair. I don't see her feeling comfortable with her curly hair. Chelsea Clinton has never gone back to her curly hair either.

Fingers-crossed that any Sussex children will have waves or curls to their locks. The gene for curly hair is more dominant than the gene for straight hair.
Curly hair is also more difficult to manage and deal with on a day to day basis. George Northwood is traveling with them.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:00 PM
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Picture from the British Airways' tweet is super cute too.

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Old 10-15-2018, 03:16 PM
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Excuse me? What baby hairs gave it away?

Okay, I see looking back in this thread that you already explained it. I am of African-American heritage too, but I don't know anything about changes in hair structure surrounding being pregnant. But then, I don't have children, although I do have lots of neices and nephews.

Oh, now I get it. I too noticed something frizzy on occasion about Meghan's hair, but I attributed it to her adjusting to variant weather conditions in England.

So, I'm willing to bet the baby will have curly or wavy locks, because Meghan's hair has a deep curl to it. It will be so cute if the baby has dark red or auburn wavy locks with green eyes and olive-toned skin -- not the type of skin that burns so red in the sun (like Harry's is prone to doing).

@Chloep:
You have to look to her roots and edges, not the rest of her hair - those can still be sleek and straight - but those baby hairs rarely lie when someone has been skipping treatments.

Yes indeed, Meghan will want to stay away from chemical-based hair treatments, but there are many other hair-straightening methods available, including blow-outs and good old hot irons. You'd think she will have a professional hair stylist familiar with these methods traveling with her from now on. Personally, I'd love to see Meghan say to hell with it, and go with a naturally curly hairstyle. But somehow, I do not think she will do that, mostly because she admittedly grew up yearning to have straight hair. I don't see her feeling comfortable with her curly hair. Chelsea Clinton has never gone back to her curly hair either.

Fingers-crossed that any Sussex children will have waves or curls to their locks. The gene for curly hair is more dominant than the gene for straight hair.
I was/am so confused by this whole conversation. I never worried about which hair treatments I used when pregnant and I’ve never heard about the baby hairs thing and I’m African-American so idk lol.
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I was/am so confused by this whole conversation. I never worried about which hair treatments I used when pregnant and Iíve never heard about the baby hairs thing and Iím African-American so idk lol.
Brazilian blowout contains formaldehyde. It has a very small chance of affecting the child. However, some moves away from it during pregnancy.
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This tweet is also very funny:

https://twitter.com/Trendsonfire4/st...43345398157312
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My favourite tweet is from Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Go find it to see pic of cute Warty piglet (I still cannot paste links? Update - yay, I can!).
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So when a new #RoyalBaby is announced, it trends nationally in the UK, but when we announce our new baby Warty Piglets the news doesn't even travel as far as Rotherham.

Favouritism.
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https://twitter.com/YorkshireWP/stat...81165433217024
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Lol...so cute!
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