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Old 05-08-2018, 11:54 PM
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Perhaps Mr. Markle's thinking about right now can be expressed by "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em". He's maybe the kind of guy that isn't overly aggressive enough to smash a tabloid reporter in the mouth and figures if he gives them innocuous snaps, they'll go away and leave him in peace.

There's nothing "earth shattering" to be gleaned from this photo at a internet cafe. It actually doesn't say much of anything at all. No big deal at all.
I agree with you. I'm not seeing the big deal at all. Mr. Markle isn't searching for his "fifteen minutes", he spent his career working in Hollywood, the land of the "over extended 15 minutes" and he deliberately worked behind the scenes and was rewarded for it with two Emmy's. And then he very deliberately left Hollywood, went of the grid and retired to Mexico. Not exactly what one does if one is hankering for fame and exposure. And when Meghan did start dating Harry he was in big demand, and you heard nothing from him. The news people didn't even find him until after the engagement. And he still didn't say anything. If he wanted to cash in he could have. Handsomely. So I have zero idea what the deal is with these pictures, but I'm not seeing the big deal. It is very possible he did let them take his picture because they were probably going to do it anyway. He seems to want as easy and uncomplicated a life as possible. He is down there by himself, he doesn't have any security or bodyguards, nothing to stop people from following him and perhaps he was trying to go about things as easily as possible.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:01 AM
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I think its a tabloid mentality thing. You're either in the "good guy" camp or in the "bad guy" camp which is what the tabloids purposely do. We saw a lot of that in the War of the Wales'. You're either with 'em or against 'em and with a tabloid mentality, you're forever looking at things with a critical microscope to find something worth saying in a tabloid type vein.

Everything has to have some dire and nefarious motive behind it or its not worth talking about.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:41 AM
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After actually reading the article, I find that the "carer" Mark seems to be kind of all "not there" either and a scary person to meet face to face. Reading about him gave me the creeps.
Didn't he find it necessary to tell the reporter, that they have a loaded gun in every room of the house?
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:43 AM
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The gun thing was very odd. You can tell it made them uncomfortable yet they still did the interview. It is also wild how much she attacks her family members. She flip flops between trashing and defending her brother. Especially now since he has turned on Meghan. What a mess. They prove every day why she removed them from her life.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:52 AM
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Tom Markle starts his long journey to London and the wedding, according to the DM.

Meghan's father begins his journey to London for his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:07 AM
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Tom Markle starts his long journey to London and the wedding, according to the DM.



Meghan's father begins his journey to London for his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry | Daily Mail Online


That article is awful the poor man doesn’t deserve his shopping being analysed. I can see another privacy issue warning from KP.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:27 AM
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Tom Markle starts his long journey to London and the wedding, according to the DM.

Meghan's father begins his journey to London for his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry | Daily Mail Online
DM comments are screaming Meghan should have foot the bill for his travel. I believe if he can buy his plane ticket he's not broke as Sam and Jr has been claiming. Sr may be a proud man who doesn't want to sponge off his daughter.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:35 AM
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Yes, he lives in a pleasant gated community. Anyway, how do they know Meghan hasn't paid for his air fare?
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:50 AM
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Yes, he lives in a pleasant gated community. Anyway, how do they know Meghan hasn't paid for his air fare?
The commentors don't. They are going by the DM headline that Sr is staying at a $70 USD a night hotel so they are drawing that conclusion. And People put out a story that Meghan has been helping Sr out financially over the years, busting another myth the half sibs have been putting out:

https://www.google.com/amp/people.co...place-now/amp/
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:44 AM
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I don't see anything wrong or worth sniping about with Tom Sr. staying at a $70/per night motel. He doesn't seem like the kind of a guy that needs a four star hotel to be comfortable.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:07 AM
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They need to leave poor Tom Sr. alone. And what's wrong with staying at an affordable hotel? Jeez!
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:27 AM
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Tom Markle starts his long journey to London and the wedding, according to the DM.

Meghan's father begins his journey to London for his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry | Daily Mail Online
Oh Lord, this poor man. Everything being analyzed.

And one of the captions is "The Royal treatment as another shopper holds the door for him.." or something to that effect. That's simply good manners and customary when entering and exiting a building, is it not? They make it sound like he's being given some sort of special treatment.

Perhaps Meghan is footing the bill, and he's being fiscally conservative, since he knows their every moves are being watched and there would be a huge to do if he stayed in a 5-star. Lord people need to get lives.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:14 PM
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A resemblance?

Meghan’s father looks somewhat like Diana’s dad.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:33 PM
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More sad photos and news of Thomas Sr, but I'm happy that he's finally headed to London where I'm sure they'll treat him like a prince since he's the father of the bride.

The optics of him leaving this way are really bad, I think KP has once again scored a huge 'own goal'. They should have made all the arrangements, I'm sure if they had he wouldn't be staying in a very budget hotel and driving himself. It would have been easy to send someone to escort him, pay for room service so he doesn't have to go to a 7-11, and start to fill him in on details of what will be going on so he doesn't have to rely on the internet.

Poor man indeed, he isn't being treated at all like I would expect the father of a princess of the BRF to be treated.

BTW I see absolutely zero resemblance to Earl Spencer, less than zero. That imo is an absolutely ridiculous comparison.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:41 PM
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More sad photos and news of Thomas Sr, but I'm happy that he's finally headed to London where I'm sure they'll treat him like a prince since he's the father of the bride.

The optics of him leaving this way are really bad, I think KP has once again scored a huge 'own goal'. They should have made all the arrangements, I'm sure if they had he wouldn't be staying in a very budget hotel and driving himself. It would have been easy to send someone to escort him, pay for room service so he doesn't have to go to a 7-11, and start to fill him in on details of what will be going on so he doesn't have to rely on the internet.

Poor man indeed, he isn't being treated at all like I would expect the father of a princess of the BRF to be treated.

BTW I see absolutely zero resemblance to Earl Spencer, less than zero. That imo is an absolutely ridiculous comparison.
Maybe the offered and he declined. Maybe they didn't. We have no way to know.

He is a reclusive man, he likes his own privacy, and for that reason alone, I feel horribly for him. Stepping into a 7-11 should not be news, and they're zooming in on his purchases. What an invasion. It's no wonder he remains in Mexico in his gated community, protected.

But I don't think it's fair to find negative in everything KP does or doesn't do. We don't know, and we never will. The Middleton's were left to figure things out on their own, and they managed just fine. As were Sophie's family, and Autumn's and Mike's and any other family marrying into the 'Establishment'. If anyone is going to face that responsibility (and I'm in no way stating that she SHOULD), it's Meghan, as it's her father. For KP, Sr is just another familial relation of a future spouse. Why is it on them to look after Sr? He's another wedding guest. They certainly don't make arrangements for others.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:41 PM
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Tom Sr. may be the cranky type of old fart who does not want to be pampered as he travels to the wedding.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:49 PM
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With regards to Meghan’s father’s travel arrangements: he has lived a worldly Hollywood life and has likely been a frequent traveler. If my 73 year old father told me he was making his own travel arrangements, l’d take him at his word. It’s quite difficult to tell an elderly and completely rational parent what to do.
The comparison: ruddy complexion, large spreading nose, receding hairline, portly stature.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:19 PM
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Sam's back and she's not happy:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ins...ms-43186%3famp

Besides being obviously upset that the mainstream media has dismissed her as a jealous liar, Sam goes to her safe haven - a show that won't challenge her statements - and claim Sr doesn't have a plane ticket to London. I still think Sr bought his own ticket or it's possible Harry and Meghan arranged for a private jet to the UK and asked for accommodations in a private area for him.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:39 PM
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Isn't there a game show somewhere where instead of buying a vowel, Sam could buy a clue?
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:50 PM
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Sam's back and she's not happy:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ins...ms-43186%3famp

Besides being obviously upset that the mainstream media has dismissed her as a jealous liar, Sam goes to her safe haven - a show that won't challenge her statements - and claim Sr doesn't have a plane ticket to London. I still think Sr bought his own ticket or it's possible Harry and Meghan arranged for a private jet to the UK and asked for accommodations in a private area for him.
KP doesn’t make official announcements until things are nailed down. And no one prepares to fly out of a country unless they have a ticket. She did say her father wasn’t invited before. Perhaps Tom Sr is still lying to them, if he’s talking to them at all, to get them off his back.

And really, anyone believes Samantha would hand over any money until she gets herself as her dad’s plus one? Please.

And while I wouldn’t be surprised that at some point, Meghan stopped paying her dad’s bills, I doubt she’d even think about having him pay for his own ticket for this. And Doria has been going back and forth from London a few times. I highly doubt Meghan didn’t step in to help with that. Her mom is a social worker, they do ok, but certainly not wealthy.
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