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Old 11-30-2017, 09:06 PM
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Iíve seen plenty of US coverage and have had many American friends asking questions about the wedding. I think itís a generalisation to suggest that every single American is indifferent. I donít suggest every American is agog either but to be frank, this isnít an American event. Itís an occasion for the British people. We would love to welcome anyone from any country who wants to come and wish the couple well but really itís about our Prince, his future wife and our Royal Family.

I agree this has nothing to do with America, it's a UK event. I have never heard about Meghan before in the US, and don't care if she was smart enough to snag a royal
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:09 PM
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Most Britons hadnít really heard of her either. But I think most people here only really care that she makes Harry happy and that our Queen approves. What else is there?
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:13 PM
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Suggesting that Americans aren't interested in this couple or wedding couldn't be further from the truth. There is tons of interests, particularly with Meghan being a biracial American.

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Most of the guessing for the actual day has been Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th.

Right after the Royal Horse Show.


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I just saw an article from the Sun saying it will be on the 26th of May. Who knows how accurate that is but it doesn't sound far fetched.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:17 PM
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Suggesting that Americans aren't interested in this couple or wedding couldn't be further from the truth. There is tons of interests, particularly with Meghan being a biracial American.



I just saw an article from the Sun saying it will be on the 26th of May. Who knows how accurate that is but it doesn't sound far fetched.

Again with the race card, one might think Harry chose Meghan just for that purpose
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:21 PM
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I donít think itís playing the race card. Itís fairly significant that the Royal Family will have its first biracial member. And at the risk of being patronising, I think itís worth remarking upon because itís a sign of how far the British have come as a country in such a short space of time. Had this been 20 years ago, the reaction might not have been so positive but itís hardly been mentioned and that in itself is hugely telling. In its response to this marriage, the UK is confirming that itís a tolerant, welcoming, accepting nation where colour simply doesnít matter. Whilst that really is a footnote to the marriage itself, itís still significant - and pretty wonderful in my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:23 PM
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Again with the race card, one might think Harry chose Meghan just for that purpose
I know you prefer we ignore that but sorry, not happening. We can move on now.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:23 PM
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Sitting at lunch today with a group, I dared venture the news about Prince Harry. Fuzzy looks, some context given, and then the 'Oh yeah!' and a male friend declared 'A local girl. Saw the interview.' Smiles from two female friends who nodded. 'He's a lucky guy to have landed her!' Laughter and nods. (We were lunching in Culver City, not far from where Meghan's mother lives and the phrase 'local girl' really resonated: she's 'one of us' ).

So the news is known but it's not at the top of everyone's list right now (so much else that is seriously worrying is taking up the news which we were delving over our salads). But it was known and noted. I'd say something like this is hard not to know about if you stand in line at the grocery store. And it's for sure intriguing because Meghan is an American, and a wonderful example of the best we can be. Every reason to be proud of her.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:23 PM
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Americans could not care less about this, there is 0 interest in the US
Oh crap on a cracker. Here we go again. You obviously have not really been paying good attention have you?
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:39 PM
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Americans could not care less about this, there is 0 interest in the US
You would be wrong. Just like the many Americans on this group...there are Americans who care about it and plan to fly over to be there when they marry.

Call some of the hotels in the area and ask them about it.


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Old 11-30-2017, 09:42 PM
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Americans could not care less about this, there is 0 interest in the US
I am going to assume you are merely attempting to stir the pot since you surely must know you are completely wrong.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:45 PM
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You would be wrong. Just like the many Americans on this group...there are Americans who care about it and plan to fly over to be there when they marry.

Call some of the hotels in the area and ask them about it.


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Hope Americans are not as stupid as this, flying over to see an actress who has been living in Canada for the last 10 years, Meghan seems to be able to switch allegiances quickly, from US to Canada to UK
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:47 PM
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How sad that you canít take joy from someone elseís happiness.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:28 PM
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Sitting at lunch today with a group and I dared venture the news about Prince Harry. Fuzzy looks, some context given, and then the 'Oh yeah!' and a male friend declared 'A local girl. Saw the interview.' Smiles from two female friends who nodded. 'He's a lucky guy to have landed her!' Laughter and nods. (We were lunching in Culver City, not far from where Meghan's mother lives and the phrase 'local girl' really resonated: she's 'one of us' ).

So the news is known but it's not at the top of everyone's list right now (so much else that is seriously worrying is taking up the news which we were delving over our salads). But it was known and noted. I'd say something like this is hard not to know about if you stand in line at the grocery store. And it's for sure intriguing because Meghan is an American, and a wonderful example of the best we can be. Every reason to be proud of her.
My boss, who lives in Texas and has never shown the slightest interest in/knowledge of the BRF actually brought up the engagement yesterday when I was talking to her on the phone. She was very excited (she'd happened to see a bit of the engagement interview).
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:47 PM
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We already know, from articles posted on Harry/Meghan threads, that hotels in the Windsor area have already had a huge number of provisional bookings due to international and national interest.

Victoria Arbiter (based in the States) actually expressed anxiety about the media centre there being large enough to cope with the number of media outlets (especially in the US) that would like to be there. So to say there is zero interest in the US in the forthcoming wedding is just rubbish, IMO.
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Old 11-30-2017, 11:21 PM
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Americans could not care less about this, there is 0 interest in the US
A few weeks ago you took it upon yourself to speak on behalf of the entire population of the United Kingdom and now you presume to do so for the United States of America.

I assure, there is interest in the Harry and Meghan wedding in the United States. That's why news of the engagement appeared on the major US Newspapers (Washington Post, USA Today, etc.), on all of the major US Morning shows (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc.) in addition to the local television shows and the couple is slated to appear on the cover of People magazine next week.

All of this hardly equals zero interest.

And now you are calling American's stupid to fly over to the UK and spend their hard earned money and vacation time to witness the wedding of a fellow American, who happens to live and work in Canada. Cause apparently you can't be of specific nationality and work in another country and love and respect both countries. Gosh, I guess the millions of people who do this on a regular are wrong! And just because she is choose to live and work in Canada and now is choosing to marry and live in the UK has nothing to do with switching allegiance. It's called getting a job and living where the job takes you. It's called falling in love and moving to where your intended lives and works. Again, millions of people do this EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

And finally, no one is playing the race card. Members are simply stating the facts...Meghan is biracial and as such, there is an additional interest in her, the wedding and her future role in the British Royal Family.

You clearly don't care for Meghan and that is certainly your right but stop the sweeping generalizations that are clearly wrong.

That is all.

Let's all continue to discuss the pre wedding information.

I, for one, have thought about making a visit across the pond for the wedding. But I am afraid I would miss something. And for the record, I thought the same about coming over for William and Catherine's wedding.
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I'm bummed about it too.
Me too! O well, looks like we must wait for George.
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:48 AM
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In terms of guests, I wonder who weíll see attending from foreign courts? Prince Andrewís wedding had a large European royal presence whereas Prince Edwardís wedding only saw around 4 or 5. What do people think? Any predictions on attendees?
It was a different time when Andrew married. I would expect far more along the lines of Edward. Edward may have been further from the throne, but he also has spent years doing foreign visits for his mum. Harry is just starting to do so, outside the commonwealth countries. Unlike William and Kate where all the royal houses were invited, even if the couple had not met or just in passing met the royals in question, Harry's will be different.

-Prince Seeiso and Princess Mabereng of Lesotho- founded Senteble with Harry
-Prince Franz Albrecht of Oettingen-Spielberg- Harry hunts with him
- I expect a number of the Greek royals, they are very close to the Brits
-a few of the German cousins from Philip's side. Often invited to family event

Anyone else I'd expect more minor royals, no heirs to the throne IMO.

I actually wouldn't be surprised, if Eugenie had more foreign royals at her wedding. And by that I mean minor and non-reigning. Her and Beatrice move in those circles and we often see them at the continental weddings like the Cassiraghi and Prince Amedeo's.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:38 AM
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Harry and Meghan: Wedding Suggestions and Musings

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I am going to assume you are merely attempting to stir the pot since you surely must know you are completely wrong.

Texankitcat I agree

Iím not American but can I say this,
America is so large with different areas having different views we can see that by the thoughts on their president. So letís say not everyone cares about Harry and Meghan. But a lot would definitely the females !!
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:54 AM
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frankly i'd say there are more americans than British interested in the whole thing..
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:06 AM
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Again with the race card, one might think Harry chose Meghan just for that purpose
One must really feel very sorry for someone with that type of attitude towards another person that say they don't even know all because of the color of their skin. Does anyone else on this earth have a choice in the color of their skin or anything for that matter?

She seems like a very intelligent, accomplished, hard working strong young lady who is very willing to take on this new role in her life with a man whom she deeply loves as he returns the same. I would like to think that wishing them the very best is in the interest of the human spirit and soul.
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