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Old 01-16-2017, 10:53 AM
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These two bears have gone into hibernation and the media is standing around outside the cave throwing rocks and poking the bears with sticks trying to wake them up and do something they can see. What they don't realize is that the bears are sound sleepers and won't bite back until they're good and ready to.

While the media and curious onlookers feel they need to know just about everything happening in this couple's life, the couple themselves know their relationship is only pertinent to themselves and will keep it this way. It does set a precedence too for the future if they decide to make the relationship permanent. Once Pandora's box is opened, its impossible to close it again. After the media frenzy that both William and Harry have had to endure with their parents, I don't blame them one bit for being determined to keep their private lives sequestered behind a strong impenetrable fortress. They accept that their public lives are lived in a virtual glass fishbowl but their private lives are their own. Its how it should be.
Following this couple will get crazy and tiring. I think the silence and lack of photos are killing people.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:05 AM
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Following this couple will get crazy and tiring. I think the silence and lack of photos are killing people.
That's exactly what I find so amusing and I wouldn't be surprised if Harry and Meghan themselves are having a blast with eluding the "all seeing" eyes.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:11 AM
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That's exactly what I find so amusing and I wouldn't be surprised if Harry and Meghan themselves are having a blast with eluding the "all seeing" eyes.
Oh, they have some laughs. Can't be all that pleasing either though.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:34 PM
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I hope that Meghan Markle will join Chelsey Davy and Cressida Bonas on the pile of ex-friends. The popularization and celebritization of the monarchy has gone a step too far. It would be nice when the prince just dates a nice lady from the aristocracy or gentry, who works as a volunteer for St John's Ambulances, or reads English Literature in Oxford or runs a forestry business in Scotland. Why have it always to be those bonbonellas, dedicated to frequenting posh nightlife venues?

I thought that the example of Lady Serena Stanhope, now the Countess of Snowdon, was a pretty nice one.

I'm not sure what example (about Serena Stanhope) you are referring to, but I do recall that she too was involved in a scandal right before her wedding.

Someone with a better memory may remember details; I think it was something to do with an ex giving a salacious (for the time) interview to the press.

So- look hard enough and there's a skeleton in the closet for everyone!
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:54 PM
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I'm not sure what example (about Serena Stanhope) you are referring to, but I do recall that she too was involved in a scandal right before her wedding.

Someone with a better memory may remember details; I think it was something to do with an ex giving a salacious (for the time) interview to the press.

So- look hard enough and there's a skeleton in the closet for everyone!
Yes, I can't find a copy, but plenty of reports that her ex Alexander Slack sold a selacious interview to the tabloids about their sex life.

The reality is when you marry someone famous, your past is going to be dredged up. Unless Harry marries a nineteen year old virgin like his father, any bride us going to come with a past. You can't expect a woman in her thirties not to have had relationships. I'd be more worried she had never had a committed relationship.

So far the difference, the stories about her are all good. Divorce isn't some horrible sin. The only negative story is about a half brother she didn't grow up with and has no relationship with now. Nor do her close family, or even ex,mall abut her.
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Old 01-16-2017, 01:56 PM
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Video - I don't think they met each other

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https://twitter.com/Studio10au/statu...70561135558657
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:06 PM
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Somebody had to talk about Meghan meets Kate and Charlotte. Emily Andrews even knew that Meghan bought Kate a dream journal or the story is completely made up.
Remember Catherine's 'friend' Jessica Hayes? The one who hasn't spoken to Catherine in years yet was always telling the press intimate made up details about Catherine?
Could be one of those story plants the Wales boys allegedly use to find out if a supposed friend will talk to the press, if so, Meghan knows whomever she told the Dream journal tidbit too can't be trusted going forward.
Kensington palace is a secure place, but there are many who live there & like any neighborhood gossip is bound to circulate, maybe some one's servant, maybe a fellow resident or an RPO talking to mates at the bar overheard by a reporter, maybe fellow Kensington Palace resident Princess Michael rang up her favorite reporter, maybe a 'grey man' doesn't like Meghan and leaked.
The story may or may not be true (lovely to think that it is - toddlers are so cute.)
If true, hard to know who leaked the info. & whether they leaked intentionally or inadvertently.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:15 PM
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Hasn't Emily Andrews mentioned that her source is someone close to Harry? Reading her stories, this source always speaks from Harry's point of view. How happy he is, how serious he is about the relationship, etc. Yet some still think Meghan is talking? And you wonder why others believe the criticism of her is unfair?

It's true that the media is looking for any story or scandal with Harry and Meghan and since they haven't found anything scandalous on Meghan, they are focusing more on her family. The problem for them is that I don't think most people care about her estranged family's antics. It's probably a bit embarrassing for Meghan to have to see or read but it's no knock against her or the viability of her relationship with Harry.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:29 PM
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There's not much Meghan can do about her estranged family. In tge daily mail article they said, that they haven't been in contact with Meghan in a few years.

There's no proof for any of these articles, but to me it seems like they're taking a full advantage of Meghan's time off filming, and spending a lot of time together.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:32 PM
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https://twitter.com/Studio10au/statu...70561135558657
I'm sorry but this video is both hilarious and incredibly insulting. Did he really just flat out say that Meghan went looking to bag a prince? Yeah, that isn't sexist at all. After that, I'm suppose to see him as a credible royal expert?

The way some refuse to believe this story, you would think the tabs were claiming that Meghan was invited to a highly secretive royal event with the Queen. Geez....
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:48 PM
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Royal correspondent @neilsean1 says there is "no proof" that #MeghanMarkle & #KateMiddleton have met. #Studio10

https://twitter.com/Studio10au/statu...70561135558657
We don't have any proof that William and Harry ever speaks to each other other than their engagement as I don't believe their private secretaries record their private conversations in official documents. The Queen might record every meeting she takes personally or officially, but I highly doubt the younger royals record such for their private meeting.

And really, as a woman, I found it extremely insulting that just because you are ambitious, that means you meant to bag a prince. A lot of us are ambitious, but not by who we date rather by our own merits.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:59 PM
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I love how they claim Harry has to make an appointment to see his brother because that is so believable

Yes I am sure that he calls his brother up and doesn't pop in uninvited. But to believe he has his secratary call up his brothers secratary and book an appointment

If she hasn't met William and Kate I think it a simple matter of logistics. William isn't the future king to Harry, he is his big brother. It is natural you would introduce your girlfriend to your brother. Dad and grandparents, whether you are commoner or Prince, may wait till more serious.


As for her being out to bag a prince, the same we got about Kate. At least with Kate we had stories like the gap year, university and posters which they tried to dredge up as proof. Meghan has a career, humanitarian work and has had no shortage of well known partners. She doesn't need to bag a prince. It is ridiculous to presume any woman today needs a man to elevate her. Or that her ambitions are only to marry high.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:53 PM
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I love how they claim Harry has to make an appointment to see his brother because that is do believable

Yes I am sure that he calls bus brother up and doesn't pop in uninvited. But to believe he has his secratary call up his brothers secratary and book an appointment

If she hasn't met William and Kate I think it a simple matter of logistics. William isn't the future king to Harry, he is his big brother. It is natural you would introduce your girlfriend to your brother. Dad and grandparents, whether you are commoner or Prince, may wait till more serious.


As for her being out yo bag a prince, the same we got about Kate. At least with Kate we had stories like the gap year, university and posters which they tried to dredge up as proof. Meghan has a career, humanitarian work and has had no shortage of well known partners. She doesn't need to bag a prince. It is ridiculous to presume any woman today needs a man to elevate her. Or that her ambitions are only to marry high.
Plus, we had that video of a interviewer asking her Prince William or Prince Harry months before they met, and she looked like she could careless about royalty. I certainly wouldn't even call her reaction fan girl like.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:17 PM
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Two things I'd like to say

1. It isnt right in any way to compare and contrast one royal against another.

How they have been treated by the press, the stories and how they are written is about what the editor wants, what is happening at the time and sales pressures. It has very little to do with the people they are writing about. They Will write stuff that brings in money and clicks.

So dont get into my royal is better than your royal stuff because they are all doing different work and have different priorities. BRitish press have done this for years - make out one is better than another. Dont fall for it.

Which lead to....

2. Please do not believe everything that is written in the UK press, especially Daily Mail and Mail online. Nice pictures, rubbish with the words.
Fact is THEY MAKE UP STORIES.



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Old 01-16-2017, 05:30 PM
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Didn't we have stories about how the Queen, Queen Mother had to call each other secretaries before they could put over? Haven't we have these secretaries call before one could see each other about numerous British royals?

So we are using Gap year, something that she sign up for before it was known William was going as proof that she was chasing William? University when she went there with a Boyfriend and had that boyfriend for a year as proof that she was chasing William? A poster story from a so call allege friend that has been lying to the press for decade now as proof for something Catherine denied?

Good for Meghan for doing charity but taking professional PR photographers to photograph her and make her the focus on the charity trip for magazine and her blogs does not make her mother Theresa

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Remember Catherine's 'friend' Jessica Hayes? The one who hasn't spoken to Catherine in years yet was always telling the press intimate made up details about Catherine?
Could be one of those story plants the Wales boys allegedly use to find out if a supposed friend will talk to the press, if so, Meghan knows whomever she told the Dream journal tidbit too can't be trusted going forward.
Kensington palace is a secure place, but there are many who live there & like any neighborhood gossip is bound to circulate, maybe some one's servant, maybe a fellow resident or an RPO talking to mates at the bar overheard by a reporter, maybe fellow Kensington Palace resident Princess Michael rang up her favorite reporter, maybe a 'grey man' doesn't like Meghan and leaked.
The story may or may not be true (lovely to think that it is - toddlers are so cute.)
If true, hard to know who leaked the info. & whether they leaked intentionally or inadvertently.
People are still using Jessica Hays stories as proof that Catherine is somekind of powerful witch that seduce William with her special powers.
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Old 01-16-2017, 05:48 PM
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So we are using Gap year, something that she sign up for before it was known William was going as proof that she was chasing William? University when she went there with a Boyfriend and had that boyfriend for a year as proof that she was chasing William? A poster story from a so call allege friend that has been lying to the press for decade now as proof for something Catherine denied?

Good for Meghan for doing charity but taking professional PR photographers to photographers her and make her the focus on the charity trip for magazine and her blogs does not make her mother Theresa
No one is attacking Kate. Simply pointing out the same tactics were used when she and William were dating.

No one is saying Meghan is mother Theresa, though it is great to see a royal girlfriend active in charity Before marriage. But it isn't like she hired photographers to follow her. You do realize charities make money by publicity, by people knowing they exist?

If you were Canadian you would know that world vision thrives on that. They have a weekly television show which acts as a telethon. They get what celebrities they can to appear, to raise public awareness. Alex Trebek has been their lead spokesman for probably thirty years. They send camera crews to Africa and other countries to video the work they are doing, to get people to sponsor. This isn't some PR move from Meghan, it is a long acting process of the charity. World vision has a child sponsor program, where you sponsor a child and their family. I grew up watching the show Saturday mornings, and when i was old enough,I started sponsoring. I have for over fifteen years now.

Same goes for the UN. As we can see from royals involved in their events, they are often given tons of media press. So of course there are videos, and pictures in that position.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:12 PM
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Didn't we have stories about how the Queen, Queen Mother had to call each other secretaries before they could put over? Haven't we have these secretaries call before one could see each other about numerous British royals?
I do remember reading that each had their "people" that would call the other's "people" to get each other on the line. I don't think that really would pertain to today's world all that much because of the simplicity of using smart phones that go with the person everywhere.

Reminds me of the first time the Queen got a cell phone. William and Harry offered to set up an answering message for her stating something like "Hi! This is Liz. I'm away from my throne right now so for Philip hit #1. For my secretary hit #2 and for the corgis press #3". The Queen was amused and so was her private secretary the first time he dialed the Queen.

But I digress. With the ease of instant communication from anywhere I would imagine they can pretty much talk or text to each other whenever they want.
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Don't you think it's more like Harry says to his someone - does anyone know where my brother will be in Tuesday? Can we find out?

I've worked for and with people who had no idea where they would be at any certain time on Tuesday. In fact, they would turn to their person and say, "Can we fit this in?"
Because frankly, everyone's person has a clearer grasp on the details than the person usually does. Once you get to the point where you have a person...
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:22 PM
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My only problem usually is knowing when Tuesday is.

I think it'd be far easier for Harry to just call and if the phone is turned off, text a message for William to get in touch. We do know Harry is fond of texting. I doubt he sends bananas to William though.

Then again, perhaps all this is part of the royal mystique and we'll never ever penetrate that veil.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:28 PM
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I can't see any of the younger royals using secretaries to arrange appointments to see each other. It's more likely to be a quick phone call or text/email asking "Are you free Friday? Can I come over for lunch?" or "There's this party we're holding on Saturday night...want to come?"
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