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Old 11-23-2017, 04:46 PM
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UK media on high alert as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement announcement is expected soon
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:46 PM
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I'm just going to keep calm, also setting my alarm for 5am for black friday sales or the engagement, whichever comes first.
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:49 PM
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From journalist Sarah Robertson on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/SarahRobertson5/...77011360845824
Good grief, in the space it takes to write a post, the engagement is imminent! Time is racing! Well, that will be fun! It would mean a wedding within 6 months, not so? May?
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:01 PM
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On the "no, not tomorrow" side, the royal correspondent for the Telegraph just posted this (to which there are several replies from members of the press pack):

Royal twitter, you're not playing it very cool re this engagement malarky, are you? Like a tipsy meddling aunt #calmdown
https://twitter.com/Hannah_Furness/s...89489029410817
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:03 PM
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I wondered whether it was true when I read a while ago that it was a DF journo spreading the happy tidings, (supposedly) However, if Lainey in Toronto was woken up it looks as if something might be up. It explains all the docos coming out every five minutes for the past couple of weeks I suppose. I'm on tenterhooks !!
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:03 PM
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Osipi, I know you mean this in good-hearted jest, but the mere suggestion that these two would be that glued to their press (as Diana was btw, just came off that thread so Diana's issues are fresh in my mind) sends a chill down my spine.

As an actress Meghan would have been concerned about public perception for career reasons, but Harry having the same symbiotic relationship with the press (as his mother did) does not bode well. Not healthy. Yet it is said he is like Diana in many ways. Might this be one of the ways?

I hope for them both that they are completely within their own bubble world.
I, too, hope they're all snuggled up somewhere very happy with each other and meant that statement in jest of something silly they could be teasing each other with and not really acting on it at all as it is a totally dumb idea but silly. I'm sure they're aware that the world is just hanging on tenterhooks to see what happens next and I know if it was me, I'd be silly about it and come up with all kinds of idiotic ideas to joke about in private.

If I'm remembering right, with Will & Kate's announcement, the press only had a few hours beforehand that an announcement was imminent. With Philip's retirement announcement though, I believe the gongs were rung in the middle of the night? Perhaps with Harry and Meghan they're going for more of a time span between being alerted and the actual announcement taking into the fact that this time it involves two people from different sides of the pond? Dunno. I'll believe it when this thread goes wackier than a Black Friday sale.

As for Black Friday? It can come and go without me. I don't do chaos. Nope. Not at all.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:17 PM
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I wonder if the media isn't just chasing it's tail? Feeding off each other? I mean...why would they announce tomorrow? How would they even know anyway?


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Old 11-23-2017, 05:50 PM
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I wonder if the media isn't just chasing it's tail? Feeding off each other? I mean...why would they announce tomorrow? How would they even know anyway?


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I tend to agree. Something seems off about this. I'm very ready to be proven wrong, but I'm not sure if I'm believing the Friday announcement.
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:52 PM
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Don't the journalists/Royal correspondents get a tip off from the Palace that an announcement will be made? It just makes me dubious that the original Twitter seemed to come from connections within the Fail. However, if nothing happens tomorrow (your time) we will then know it was a lot of chasing of tails. If it's true...Whooh!
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Old 11-23-2017, 05:52 PM
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Although I know Harry is very British and Meghan is an American, I sure would hate to have my engagement date remembered as "Black Friday". Sounds a bit ominous to me.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:08 PM
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If they announce on Friday, Brit time, this will be the best Thanksgiving weekend ever! I love the chaos and excitement of the press chasing a happy, glamorous and romantic story strewn about with our American sales on fashion and bbq grills.

I've lost all pretense of patience or dignity---bring me the photo of the ring!
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:08 PM
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Black Friday? Nah! Unless the date is the 13th it doesn't count.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:09 PM
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Let's hope it is today.... as soon as possible.... a great joy for me !
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:12 PM
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From journalist Sarah Robertson on Twitter :

https://twitter.com/SarahRobertson5/...77011360845824
I don't know Sarah Robertson. Is she reliable?
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:16 PM
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This is the *media* we are talking about here, they have first hand info on an engagement.....who believes that is looking for a huge let down. So for me, I will believe it when I see and hear it from the horse's own mouth with hay hanging out and the tongue flapping...
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:17 PM
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I wonder if the media isn't just chasing it's tail? Feeding off each other? I mean...why would they announce tomorrow? How would they even know anyway?


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I think the media is chasing its tail. How would anything like this get out unless there is a leak at Kensington Palace? I will happily be wrong though.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:37 PM
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Leaks are always possible of course. I just find this whole thing odd.


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Old 11-23-2017, 07:12 PM
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The behaviour of the bookies is interesting. a leak from a reliable source? or learned experience in protecting their profits?

We'll know soon.....or not!
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:23 PM
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What bothers me a little about this, is that if there is no announcement Friday, that will somehow be put on Harry and Meghan. Like it's their fault that the media is acting a fool. I've already read it some places. "I'm tired of hearing about them. Why are they dragging this out." etc. The media is going to write about what they want.

Anyway, I can see an announcement within the next week, but I'm not sure about Friday yet.
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I don't know Sarah Robertson. Is she reliable?
I think the expectations are predicated on reports out of Australia that satellite time has in fact been booked.
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