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Old 10-16-2018, 09:57 AM
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If the Duchess is really 12 or even 14 weeks pregnant as rumored, I don't see why she only told the family on Eugenie's wedding day. Afterwards, I agree there was no need or reason "to leave the attention on Princess Eugenie for a few more days", but announcing to the family on the wedding day looks very insensitive to me, especially when she could easily have done it before.
They didn't announce at the wedding. The statement said the family had chance to congratulate them in person at the wedding, and everyone else ran with it the wrong way because how else are you going to make something out of nothing?
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:48 AM
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ITV and other media have been stating the immediate family were informed days before. I don't get why people would actually believe that would make such a grand announcement in the middle of someone else's big day. Tabloid nonsense. The statement doesn't even say that.

It is not surprising that the wedding was the 1st time many had seen the Sussexes in a while. So a personal congrats by the various family members while all together makes complete sense. It would be the perfect time especially when them immediately head out to Australia.

As for Meghan not showing? She definitely is. Her body has changed a lot in the past few months which is why the rumors started in the 1st place. It is noticeable on someone as small as Meghan.

In many of the videos and pictures her bump was pretty noticeable depending in the angle she was standing. The video of them getting their official baby presents, she walked in and it was clear as day.

She is likely 14 to 16 weeks along. During pregnancy your body can do anything and everything. She can literally pop out and then what? Can't pretend she didn't. With all the rumors getting louder and louder it was wise to just jump in front of it.

Worked out well and now they control the narrative.
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Well, if anyone needs confirmation that immediate family knew about the baby before the wedding, Grandpa Charles said he's toasted the news...several time.

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During a visit to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in Aberdeenshire, the Prince of Wales was today asked whether he had toasted news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby, his grandchild.
"Oh yes, absolutely," he said, sampling a 30-year-old malt. "Several times."

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Old 10-16-2018, 11:54 AM
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How is this turning into a negative. I can't believe something so joyous can be turned sour. There was clearly something visible going on, people have been speculating for weeks. The more loose clothes she wore the more people would question is she or isn't she and the less attention would be on the tour activities and purpose. Now everyone knows and the show can go on.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:02 PM
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I think everyone’s pretty excited and no one is really be negative just discussing and speculations on all sides. It’s a forum. Everyone just relax and stop reading into other posters’ comments.
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During a visit to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in Aberdeenshire, the Prince of Wales was today asked whether he had toasted news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby, his grandchild.
"Oh yes, absolutely," he said, sampling a 30-year-old malt. "Several times."

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https://twitter.com/RoyalFamilyITNP/...13664248487936
Charles's big smile is adorable. He has another grandbaby to spoil rotten.
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Again they did not announce anything at the wedding reception. It was a joyous family occasion which allowed the family to congratulate them in person. That happens in most family occasions you get together and talk and share because you might now have a chance to meet again.


As always people are looking for anything to be mad about.
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i thought they had to announce it right after the wedding because meghan was starting to show, but seeing her in that tight white dress is australia made me think this was not the case. not sure why they couldn't wait a couple of days until eugenie and jack's wedding bash was over. it was not polite to steal their thunder.
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i thought they had to announce it right after the wedding because meghan was starting to show, but seeing her in that tight white dress is australia made me think this was not the case. not sure why they couldn't wait a couple of days until eugenie and jack's wedding bash was over. it was not polite to steal their thunder.

The bash was over on SATURDAY. How many days do you need for a one day wedding on Friday.



They announced on MONDAY after the wedding was OVER. That is not stealing thunder.


They are going on a tour and its best to announce now rather than during the tour. She actually is showing enough that people will ask questions.
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Who announces something like this in the middle of the tour? The ideal situation would've been to do it as soon as she reaches 12 weeks, but before the tour. I can't remember the last time a royal waited until she's showing to announce a pregnancy if they didn't start showing signs before 12 weeks (other's than Kate's situation, but that's entirely different). And she is obviously showing to those that follow her regularly (especially the reporters) and know this is unusually for her physique.

And really, someone has their big day and it is absolutely theirs. BUT YOU GET ONE DAY.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:45 PM
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Abraham Lincoln once said ""You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." I'd like to add on to this statement stating "You cannot fool dedicated royal watchers at all".

Even with pregnancy speculations being a no-no in these threads, there are many among us that quickly picked up on things such as how her clothing was fitting lately and the state of her baby hairs. Most noticed this through photographs of Meghan out and about. If it is that easy for us dedicated royal watchers to spot something like this, the chances of the royal reporters picking up on it would be just about the same, I bet.

The wedding was well over with and Eugenie and Jack starting married life and Harry and Meghan departed the UK for a grueling, extensive tour Down Under. It just makes sense to announce the pregnancy publicly, get it out in the open and keep on keeping on with the tour.

I think it was perfect timing myself.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:51 PM
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Hmm...I can't understand all the fuss about when Harry and Meghan told their families about the baby. I'm not famous like them of course, but if I discovered I was pregnant I would tell my family right away even if there was a wedding in the family or not. If they told before, on the moment or after is up to them, and I'm sure no one in their family got angry or upstaged for it.
I really can't understand since when a pregnancy must be hidden not to upstage someone's wedding, that's ridiculous...but then again I'm neither royalty neither celebrity to understand all this...sorry...nonsense.
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I don’t know how I’d feel if someone announced their pregnancy at my wedding. It’s depend on who it was. However, I do know that it’s considered rude to a lot of people including some of my family and friends.

BUT the press release didn’t indicate one way or another if the couple announced it at the wedding or before just that they were congratulated by the family there. I read it the second way but it could be interpreted either way. We’ll never know for sure.

Everyone has their opinion and is stating it politely. I’m not understanding what the big deal is. It’s perfectly acceptable to talk about and no one is dragging them. Regardless, It’s been talked about to death on both sides here and elsewhere. Everyone have stated their opinions. I think there’s so much else to talk about so...
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Sush a wonderful news congratulation them and their families
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:19 PM
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I don’t know how I’d feel if someone announced their pregnancy at my wedding. It’s depend on who it was. However, I do know that it’s considered rude to a lot of people including some of my family and friends.

BUT the press release didn’t indicate one way or another if the couple announced it at the wedding or before just that they were congratulated by the family there. I read it the second way but it could be interpreted either way. We’ll never know for sure.

Everyone has their opinion and is stating it politely. I’m not understanding what the big deal is. It’s perfectly acceptable to talk about and no one is dragging them. Regardless, It’s been talked about to death on both sides here and elsewhere. Everyone have stated their opinions. I think there’s so much else to talk about so...
Yes you're right, everyone is different indeed. For me and my family, it won't be a big deal if someone close were to announce baby news at one's wedding. But Harry and Meghan are free to announce to their loved ones when they want to, besides, no one new officially on Eugenie's wedding day (the media and us), so no problem at all. I just think this debate is just meaningless (of course this is a forum to discuss, but sometimes things get off-topic most of the times, and get radical too).


But I'm soooo happy for them!!! I will surely follow this pregnancy.
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I donít know how Iíd feel if someone announced their pregnancy at my wedding. Itís depend on who it was. However, I do know that itís considered rude to a lot of people including some of my family and friends.

BUT the press release didnít indicate one way or another if the couple announced it at the wedding or before just that they were congratulated by the family there. I read it the second way but it could be interpreted either way. Weíll never know for sure.

Everyone has their opinion and is stating it politely. Iím not understanding what the big deal is. Itís perfectly acceptable to talk about and no one is dragging them. Regardless, Itís been talked about to death on both sides here and elsewhere. Everyone have stated their opinions. I think thereís so much else to talk about so...
I don't think it was just this one issue, but everything else that was said as well.

And as someone mentioned, it was 850 guests, if they really announced it, it would've made the news so fast, we'd heard it that day on social media. Even if you tell your second cousin whom you haven't seen since Christmas isn't announcing anything.

Telegraph is reporting that the Sussexes didn't even go to the evening reception and left early. And she's obviously not going to drink at the lunch reception either. If she finally took off her coat once inside, that combination is going to be very obvious to anyone nearby. I'd actually ask if I know the person well.
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I get what you’re saying and I agree. To me, they probably didn’t tell everyone that day. Plus, I just don’t get the impression that Harry and Meghan are those kind of people. Harry might inadvertently blurt something out because he gets excited and can’t take it anymore. Meghan seems like she wouldn’t want to do that at someone else’s wedding. Which is why I think she wore the outfit she did at the wedding. She didn’t want to add to speculation and upstage Jack and Eugenie’s big day.

Also, the family all seem fine and happy so I don’t think any of this is a big deal. Everyone is just celebrating a baby.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:07 PM
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Well I haven't been here in awhile but this baby news is so exciting, I'm in the mood to discuss and speculate again.

So thrilled for Harry and Meghan and really look forward to seeing Meghan's glow and growing bump. Daddy Harry should be a sight to see too. Can't wait!

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i thought they had to announce it right after the wedding because meghan was starting to show, but seeing her in that tight white dress is australia made me think this was not the case. not sure why they couldn't wait a couple of days until eugenie and jack's wedding bash was over. it was not polite to steal their thunder.
I really don't mean to sound rude or inconsiderate but a pregnancy announcement involving two senior royals should not be further delayed for the benefit of a minor royal and her husband. A wedding bash that was over by the time the announcement was made, anyhow. Kinda strange to me that some think Eugenie deserved more spotlight or attention when she isn't even a working royal. Didn't Andrew reiterate that this was a private wedding? One could hardly tell but in any case, I think Eugenie got more than enough focus.

I do not believe Harry and Meghan announced the pregnancy at the wedding either. I interpreted the statement exactly how it read, which is that the family congratulated them at the wedding. I am sure the immediate family all knew beforehand.
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i thought they had to announce it right after the wedding because meghan was starting to show, but seeing her in that tight white dress is australia made me think this was not the case. not sure why they couldn't wait a couple of days until eugenie and jack's wedding bash was over. it was not polite to steal their thunder.
H& M did wait a couple days after Eugenie & Jack's wedding to officially announce--how many days should they have waited?

Sorry, but I disagree-Meghan is definitely showing. They needed to announce before the tour really got started.
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I'm really not sure what problem there could be with the date of this lovely announcement. I'm quite sure in recent years there have been similar time-frames for announcements like this after a major royal event. Quite simply, a royal announcement is made when a royal announcement is made and the timing should thus be accepted without question because announcements are made to suit the Royal Family.

I'm really please for Harry and Meghan and have no concerns or worries whatsoever for the Duchess during the tour.
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