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Old 01-07-2018, 12:55 AM
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The estranged half relations weren’t at her first wedding for a reason and I don’t see why that has to change this time around.
Exactly so. I agree. That should be indication enough. They are not really 'in touch'.

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Meghan describes herself as only child and Harry’s “family she never had” comment is the real clue.
I agree here, too. I think Harry's comment was an honest reveal and perspective.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:30 AM
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I think it is perfectly okay if Meghan forgives these relatives, but that doesn't mean they get a free ride to the best show in town. Meghan would be expected to pay for everything, flights, accommodation, transport, clothes, etc. and then there is the uncertainty that they will behave as decent guests.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:44 AM
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Errr, she did live with her mum after the divorce, her mum Doria did raise her as an only child because she is her only child. And I never said Meghan didnít spend time with her dad either or that he didnít play a part in raising her too.
She was an only child of her mom......but what of her dad?

She grew up in a different household.....no she grew up in 2 households.

While Doria may have had primary custody, you make it sound like Doria raised her alone. She grew up in Doria's house. She grew up with Doria as an only child. While in fact she grew up in 2 households. She grew up with her dad as well as her mom. She may have been Doria's only child, but she isn't Tom's only child.

Again it has NOTHING to do with her parents being divorced. Even if they weren't divorced, nothing would change. Or if Tom had primary custody. Her siblings were grown up and out of the house. No matter what she was never going to be raised in a house with siblings in the house full time.

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Big family Christmas she never had. Many people who only grew up with their parents would feel the same. Or had to split their Christmases between two homes. If Diana had lived longer after her divorce, and the boys had to divide Christmases between two parents, it would have changed a bit for them as well.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:27 AM
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I have a question about this *2 households* that Meghan grew up in, just how much time, how many days, weeks, months and years did she grow up in her mother's home and then in her dad's home? I think that would tell who had more of an influence on her as a child then anything else.
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I have a question about this *2 households* that Meghan grew up in, just how much time, how many days, weeks, months and years did she grow up in her mother's home and then in her dad's home? I think that would tell who had more of an influence on her as a child then anything else.
I think the amount of time she spent with each parent varied over time. There has been an in-depth investigative reporting on her childhood in one piece and I believe some of the information from there. It seem that she lived with her mom first, but at another point had to live with her dad mostly due to Doria taking a job as a flight attendant. That job can cause her to be away from home for days at a time. Meghan has also said in the past that, for 10 years, she was on the set of MWC due to her dad’s work every day after school. So it does seem like both parents were active in her life as she was growing up. And it seemed that Tom has had profound effect on his daughter’s life. We obviously have heard the story about the racially mixed family of dolls and drawing her own box, but Meghan has also talked about her love of handwritten notes coming from her father. She said in a previous interview that she still keeps the note her father wrote to her when she got the role on Suits close to her. And obviously we can see Doria is actively involved in her daughter’s life as well.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:19 AM
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She was an only child of her mom......but what of her dad?

She grew up in a different household.....no she grew up in 2 households.

While Doria may have had primary custody, you make it sound like Doria raised her alone. She grew up in Doria's house. She grew up with Doria as an only child. While in fact she grew up in 2 households. She grew up with her dad as well as her mom. She may have been Doria's only child, but she isn't Tom's only child.

Again it has NOTHING to do with her parents being divorced. Even if they weren't divorced, nothing would change. Or if Tom had primary custody. Her siblings were grown up and out of the house. No matter what she was never going to be raised in a house with siblings in the house full time.



Big family Christmas she never had. Many people who only grew up with their parents would feel the same. Or had to split their Christmases between two homes. If Diana had lived longer after her divorce, and the boys had to divide Christmases between two parents, it would have changed a bit for them as well.
I didn’t make it ‘sound’ like her dad didn’t play a part in her upbringing, that was your interpretation and yours only. Fact still remains she primarily lived with her mum and was mainly brought up by her after the divorce. She spent time with her dad and he provided for her, sure, as did her mother.

You’re completely off base here mentioning Diana & the impact of the length of time she had with her sons. Meghan spent her first Christmas with Harry, his brother and family, she clearly had a great time. I haven’t disputed that Harry and Meghan are both from broken homes or that they share an experience of having to spend time with two parents separately so there was no reason to have brought that up.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:00 AM
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I think the amount of time she spent with each parent varied over time. There has been an in-depth investigative reporting on her childhood in one piece and I believe some of the information from there. It seem that she lived with her mom first, but at another point had to live with her dad mostly due to Doria taking a job as a flight attendant. That job can cause her to be away from home for days at a time. Meghan has also said in the past that, for 10 years, she was on the set of MWC due to her dad’s work every day after school. So it does seem like both parents were active in her life as she was growing up. And it seemed that Tom has had profound effect on his daughter’s life. We obviously have heard the story about the racially mixed family of dolls and drawing her own box, but Meghan has also talked about her love of handwritten notes coming from her father. She said in a previous interview that she still keeps the note her father wrote to her when she got the role on Suits close to her. And obviously we can see Doria is actively involved in her daughter’s life as well.
Thank you very much Jacqui24 for explaining all this to me. I don't really follow much of Meghan's life before this involvement with Harry came along and even now it really is all about waiting for the wedding.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:03 AM
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Whatís with being a ďonly child ď as if itís some shocking thing. A lot of people are only children for whatever reason ( some because their parents couldnít have more others chose one child. ). Having a big family around for Xmas isnít the be all. Why are we talking about it as if she is deprived of something. The same of children of divorced parents. Itís very very common these days .. she had a childhood like a lot of others.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:37 AM
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Meghan loves her dad. No denying that. She refers to herself as an only child growing up because she was. She was raised as one basically. I'm sure she really only saw her half siblings during the holidays. She has nieces and nephews closer in age to her. Meghan talks about how her friends are her family all the time.

The Suits cast have started promoting the second half of season 7. Her co star Sarah says she still in touch with Meghan and was respectfully coy about her. All this time and non of them still haven't revealed anything. Respect to them. That's a real friend.. I think they will all be at the wedding.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:04 PM
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With reading all of the concerns about Meghan's half siblings and possibly attending the wedding.

Most likely, the most sensible thing to do is not invite these people to attend the wedding or any part of the celebrations. There are just too many different concerns with the half siblings and I'm sure that Meghan has many other people that are actually closer to her that she'll wish to invite.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:30 PM
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It is eye opening to read how much detailed knowledge some here have about Meghan's personal life from childhood up to adulthood. Do people here actually know her personally?

One day it would be nice if her estranged family would be close with Meghan again. Life is too short; the drama is too much.
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It is eye opening to read how much detailed knowledge some here have about Meghan's personal life from childhood up to adulthood. Do people here actually know her personally?

One day it would be nice if her estranged family would be close with Meghan again. Life is too short; the drama is too much.
We know because her family (and Meghan to an extent) revealed these details.
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It is eye opening to read how much detailed knowledge some here have about Meghan's personal life from childhood up to adulthood. Do people here actually know her personally?

One day it would be nice if her estranged family would be close with Meghan again. Life is too short; the drama is too much.
I don’t think so. But for me, I’ve actually followed Meghan for quite a while before this relationship because of Suits and then The Tig. One thing that always surprised me was that as much as Meghan shared about her life, she’s always kept her relationships private.

And of course, we got a flood of information of extended family that just can’t stop talking. The thing is, with all this information plus what we already knew, it’s not hard to put the pieces together to realize how involved her half siblings actually were in her life.

But what it comes down to isn’t if Meghan can be a bigger person or forgiveness, it’s about trust. Meghan is taking on not just a marriage, but an enormous role that will attract a lot of attention, good and bad, how do you trust these people not to sell you out if they’ve already proven to be happy to do so?
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Iíve deleted and edited a number of posts.

This thread has been filled with gossip and speculation about Meghanís childhood and her relationship with her relatives. While itís perfectly understandable that her family is of interest, please remember this forum rule:

Whenever possible, opinions should be based on factual information obtained from reputable sources and should be backed up by references to those sources. The moderators reserve the right to delete posts containing the more fanciful types of gossip and speculation, whether they originate in gossip magazines and websites or are simply fabricated.

Since Meghan has revealed very little about her childhood, none of us can know how she felt about her extended family growing up, how often she saw them, where she spent each Christmas, etc. So letís steer clear of treating your opinions about her family/childhood as fact.

Also, please knock it off with the claims that Meghanís half-siblings arenít her real family, the name-calling (trash, low life, crazy, etc.), the insuinations about why Meghan's dad moved to Mexico and how he feels about his children. While a few of Meghan's relatives do talk to the media, most have remained quiet and have tried to stay out of the spotlight, so please be mindful of this when discussing them.
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A video and photos released by Samantha Markle

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Wow...if Samantha doesn't get an invite to this wedding....I don't think she will let that go down quietly. She's selling out her sister faster than they are selling out tickets to Star Wars.

That was a joke! But still, she is something else isnt' she.

I wonder how much she was paid for the interview and pictures?
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With family like this, you sure know who is your enemy......what a piece of work this woman is.....

I can see that for the rest of Meghan's life, her sister Sam is going to be there all the time making it her job to stab Meghan in the back each chance she gets...she is making it her life's work to bring down Meghan IMHO now!
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Wow...if Samantha doesn't get an invite to this wedding....I don't think she will let that go down quietly. She's selling out her sister faster than they are selling out tickets to Star Wars.

That was a joke! But still, she is something else isnt' she.

I wonder how much she was paid for the interview and pictures?
The best thing to do is let her inventory run dry rather than give her more that she can sell to the tabloids. I don't know if she actually believe there is even a remote chance she'd be invited at this point?

And honestly, I don't think she got that much for it. There was a special a few years ago that interviewed paparazzi, and they said other than People and US Weekly, US tabloids don't have that much money to pay for exclusives.
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I don't know if she is making it her life's mission to bring Meghan down but she definitely is angry/upset about something in regards to her relationship with Meghan.

I don't know what caused the estrangement but its obvious that they aren't close. Why is it obvious? Because she doesn't have any recent pictures to sell. That to me is telling...she is selling old pics/videos on when they did have a relationship. So the question is...how can you speak of the relationship with your sister as it relates to you and Meghan's relationship with their father if you don't speak? How does she know if she hasn't offered him money and he turned it down? or if he has some other issues, and she offered him money with stipulations?

And than she accuses Doria of trying to undermine the Markle family relationships. Yeah, that's going to get you an invite. Attack her Mom...the one sold person in her life who hasn't spoken out about the relationship.

Samantha reminds me of family members of other well known figures (Mariah Carey and Christian Bale come to mind) who tell their stories of their family estrangements to the press and want relationships with the famous person. As it relates to Christian Bale's family, they finally stopped telling their story. I often wonder if they too read the comments from the public, the one that stood out to me was this (and I am paraphrasing here). Maybe if you stop talking about them with the press...they might want to reconcile with you!
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Her nephews on GMB. They are supportive but wish they all would stop talking.

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