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Old 10-17-2018, 01:30 PM
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They announced at the start of a tour to let everyone in on the obvious. It's out it's in the open and let's move on.
And to be honest bringing up that it is national or international whatever day just seems like desperation to make it seem like they are insensitive.
Whether we like it or not the tour was coming soon after the wedding and the palace decided to let everyone know as the tour was starting.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:02 PM
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i still think this was awfully badly timed because of eugenie's wedding happening only a few days earlier, and because of their decision to communicate the news AT the wedding. on top of that, another community has also commented on the bad timing of the announcement as 15 October was also International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day when mums and dads of children lost during pregnancy or shotly afterwards grieve their lost children.

all in all, inappropriate in many ways, specially as meghan looks as slim as it gets: https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/f...our-Photos.jpg It certainly wouldn't have hurt to wait a few days.
I had a miscarriage previously. Do I want other couples to stop their lives for me? No! And Carlotta I suggest you have look at my pictures of Meghan from July and October. Her body has changed a great deal.

The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles,Camilla, The Cambridges and the new Mr and Mrs Brooksbank would have all likely have known about the pregnancy before the wedding. The wedding provided an opportunity for them to be congratulated personally. The minor royals (Kents,Gloucesters,etc) were probably none the wiser which is fair enough.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:18 PM
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its only because she si so slim, that a little increase around her waist made ti look like "she's showing".
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:42 PM
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There is no waiting a day or two -there is waiting 0 days or 16, there is nothing inbetween and by that point it would be absolutely ridiculous. She is clearly showing and is 4 months pregnant. Imagine her in 2 weeks.

As for taking away attention from Eug. That is just silly - this is the RBF, Eug had a wonderful wedding weekend and I am sure they are still basking in the wedding afterglow. As for the pres focusing on other things - there were ALWAYS going to because of the start of the tour. This tour was always gonna get top billing - they even ran out of media passes and had to turn away and rotate reporters because of the huge interest.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:45 PM
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It hasn’t been my impression they announced the pregnancy at the wedding, simply that they got congratulated in person at the wedding by family members they had not yet seen.

As to the timing of the public announcement, Eugenie’s wedding festivities were finished and they announced at the start of a 2 week tour. It makes sense to me to announce then. They were already making accommodations to her pregnancy- and there may need to be more. May as well get it out from the beginning.

In particular- Meghan is showing enough that it would have just been an endless parade of speculation had they not just announced at the beginning. Meghan is NOT as slim as it gets. Looking at pics side by side from a couple of months ago makes it obvious imo.

Well- it’s unfortunate the 15th was an International Day of remembrance on lost babies, but it is what it is. That’s when the tour started. And, I don’t mean to sound unfeeling, but-frankly- I’m sure a lot of people had no idea. I didn’t even know it existed at all, much less when it was. It seems like there’s a national/international day for everything nearly everyday-most of which I have no idea about, unless it is brought to my attention. My guess is KP knew the day, but the tour started when it started. It’s unfortunate, but not a big issue either imo.
All of THIS! Honestly, if they had to wait until there is an absolute perfect time for the rest of the world to announce, they'll have to wait until she's gone into labor. And I don't think that'd even be long enough of a wait for some. I do question if it's a matter of time or just that it's Meghan.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:08 PM
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Yes, I think some of this is bizarre. The wedding, which was lovely, is over, and life goes on. To expect Meghan and Harry to keep a low profile on an official royal tour so that it doesn't overshadow a wedding that is already in the past is laughable, and to further expect them not to announce a very obvious pregnancy is even odder. Especially since she may not be 16 weeks along--she may be closer to 18 weeks, which is after all, still 4 months, and even more likely for there to be some very noticeable "popping" at some point during the tour.

Try keeping that under wraps.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:21 PM
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Yes, I think some of this is bizarre. The wedding, which was lovely, is over, and life goes on. To expect Meghan and Harry to keep a low profile on an official royal tour so that it doesn't overshadow a wedding that is already in the past is laughable, and to further expect them not to announce a very obvious pregnancy is even odder. Especially since she may not be 16 weeks along--she may be closer to 18 weeks, which is after all, still 4 months, and even more likely for there to be some very noticeable "popping" at some point during the tour.

Try keeping that under wraps.
Even if we are to assume 15 weeks rather than a full 4 months, she'll be 17 at the end of the tour. Does not go unnoticeable at that stage for most. Especially for a woman the UK, Australian, and US media, if not more, are watching like a hawk.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:27 PM
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i still think this was awfully badly timed because of eugenie's wedding happening only a few days earlier, and because of their decision to communicate the news AT the wedding. on top of that, another community has also commented on the bad timing of the announcement as 15 October was also International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a day when mums and dads of children lost during pregnancy or shotly afterwards grieve their lost children.

all in all, inappropriate in many ways, specially as meghan looks as slim as it gets: https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/f...our-Photos.jpg It certainly wouldn't have hurt to wait a few days.
Yes, Eugenie’s wedding was a few days earlier. It was a beautiful wedding. But it was over and done with. The world moved on.

The story that they announced it at the wedding simply isn’t true. It was a story started by the unreliable press. If they had actually announced then the story would have broken that day, but it didn’t.

The tour was starting and Meghan being pregnant was affecting arrangements and could affect more as the tour went on.

Additionally, even though you and some others don’t see it—Meghan is showing. Speculation would be distracting from the engagements during the tour. I knew as soon as I saw her at the book launch-others have also said they knew it then. That was almost a month ago. She is not as thin as ever-her arms and legs still look the same but not the rest of her.

There may be a day for remembering miscarried and stillborn babies but I’ve never heard of it before. And I know that women and men that have lost a child do not only grieve on some made up day.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:37 PM
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its only because she si so slim, that a little increase around her waist made ti look like "she's showing".
That “little increase” around her waist is called “showing” -I’m not sure what your point is. That’s what happens to many pregnant women- you get thicker and start losing your waistline.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:49 PM
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Meghan has worn coats on occasions where it was really not called for. She also wore that blue dress with the ruffles down the front, and the press went into a tizzy over the obvious fullness around her waist.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
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That “little increase” around her waist is called “showing” -I’m not sure what your point is. That’s what happens to many pregnant women- you get thicker and start losing your waistline.
Makes sense to me. That's why at first, we're on alert looking for a baby "bump". By the time a woman progresses into the pregnancy and it really becomes apparent that this woman is carrying a child, its more like observing a baby "boulder" and not a "bump".

Meghan has been displaying hints of a "bump" for quite a while now.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:33 PM
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Well- it’s unfortunate the 15th was an International Day of remembrance on lost babies, but it is what it is. That’s when the tour started. And, I don’t mean to sound unfeeling, but-frankly- I’m sure a lot of people had no idea. I didn’t even know it existed at all, much less when it was. It seems like there’s a national/international day for everything nearly everyday-most of which I have no idea about, unless it is brought to my attention. My guess is KP knew the day, but the tour started when it started. It’s unfortunate, but not a big issue either imo.
I'm willing to bet that very few people were aware of this.

After all, Oct. 15 is also National Cake Decorating Day, Grouch Day, School Lunch Week, Nuclear Science Week,etc.
Who could possibly be aware of so many events?
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:59 PM
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Let's move on from discussing when Meghan and Harry told the BRF about her pregnancy. Everyone has said their piece and the discussion is going around and around in circles. As is the discussion about whether Meghan's showing or not.

Comments about guests at Eugenie's wedding are off-topic and have been deleted.

I've also deleted posts discussing whether black women show their pregnancy earlier than any other women. Please let's stick to the topic. Any further off-topic posts will be deleted.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:09 PM
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Even though the baby is not born yet, it's cute to think that this tour is the baby's first tour ahahah I think when the baby is older will ask lots of things about it to Harry and Meghan. My parent's close friends married when my mom was pregnant with me, and when we're all together we have lots of fun talking about it and the wedding and me eating the wedding cake on my "mom's stomach".
They will have a lots of stories of this tour to share with their child in the future
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:07 PM
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this is wonderful news congratulation to the couple
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Congratulations to Meghan and Harry.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:21 PM
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Makes sense to me. That's why at first, we're on alert looking for a baby "bump". By the time a woman progresses into the pregnancy and it really becomes apparent that this woman is carrying a child, its more like observing a baby "boulder" and not a "bump".

Meghan has been displaying hints of a "bump" for quite a while now.
I had been watching hoping… then she wore that marvellous green leather skirt and she was so "flat" that I was disappointed…. I super happy that I was wrong….
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:43 PM
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Harry will be a great father
No wonder Meghan's been in constantly smiling...
Hope they have a girl
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:36 PM
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Yeah, she could have totes pushed the announcement out another 2 weeks.. lol

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpwPVPrWsAA4xBe.jpg
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Yeah, she could have totes pushed the announcement out another 2 weeks.. lol

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpwPVPrWsAA4xBe.jpg
I hope the clothes for engagements next week are not very fitted, they might not fit.
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