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Old 01-16-2017, 08:35 PM
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The reason to check with secretaries is that their job is to organise the diary and arrange meetings, royal engagements etc.

Work in progress always needs to be checked on.

Thats why managers, directors, CEOs and royals have secretaries. It isn't being stuffy or pretentious - its being practical.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:13 PM
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I totally believe that they use private secretaries to facilitate face to face meetings.

What I found ridiculous about his claim was the implication that everything they used private secretaries to arrange would somehow become public record.

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If you want to meet somebody from the Royal Family, even members of your own family.. can you believe this, and this is 100% true, you have to go through your own private secretaries. So you may say "I'd like to visit you at 11 o'clock" and that would be recorded. So there's no record of this."
No, there's no record of this that you've seen, sir. The Court Circular is the only public record, and it's a fraction of their day to day lives. While I've never seen a "Prince Harry visited the Duke of Cambridge" recorded in the Court Circular, they've both spoken of Harry popping round for meals and Mrs. Obama spoke of seeing Harry with his nephew.

His logic is, at best, unsound. At worst, it's deliberately deceitful, since I can't imagine he doesn't know better.

All this is to say that I don't know whether the meeting Emily Andrews described happened (I've had questions about her reporting in the past) but I know that this man's explanation for dismissing it is ridiculous.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:46 PM
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The reason to check with secretaries is that their job is to organise the diary and arrange meetings, royal engagements etc.

Work in progress always needs to be checked on.

Thats why managers, directors, CEOs and royals have secretaries. It isn't being stuffy or pretentious - its being practical.
I am sorry but comparing William and harrybto a CEO or anyone with a full time job is a laugh. Yes, they have secretaries to organize their work life. But I am sure if Harry texted his brother and said are you free for dinner tomorrow night, William probably knows his own schedule for at least a week were not talking a man who has dozens of appointments and meetings a week and needs to look up his calendar or check with his secratary.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:57 AM
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It's just the same game that was played with Harry's sister-in-law is being played with Meghan.

I've tried to warn everybody on the forums that this will come up and accusations will rise. We've been through years of this before with the Cambridge's during their courtship years. It pretty much lasted up until the day of the engagement announcement. It was an exciting and surprising day, but it was also a load lifted off the shoulders. Trying to maintain some sanity through these courtships isn't easy.


To me it seems that this kind of competition it's coming more from certain poster rather than the press...

And yes, Meghan is getting the same treatment Kate got during her (long) courtship to William. But the point I was trying to make is why there is the need to compare these two women. To give one points rahter than the other, and then blaming the press for this, when, in fact, are the members here who draw comparisons.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:16 AM
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To me it seems that this kind of competition it's coming more from certain poster rather than the press...

And yes, Meghan is getting the same treatment Kate got during her (long) courtship to William. But the point I was trying to make is why there is the need to compare these two women. To give one points rahter than the other, and then blaming the press for this, when, in fact, are the members here who draw comparisons.
You can't compare their personalities, but you compare their treatment from the press and the folks online.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:23 AM
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You can't compare their personalities, but you compare their treatment from the press and the folks online.

Personally, I think that both Meghan and her family is under the same scrutiny, as all royal girlfriends have been. So for me the matter is settled, but for other is not, apparently. That's what I wanted to say.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:31 AM
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One thing that rings true is that if there is a subject you want to know more about that is royalty related, there's a thread for it somewhere here on TRF.

Did some looking and there actually is a thread to discuss future tiaras for Harry's wife. Believe it or not, it was started in 2004 too.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...wife-1862.html
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:42 AM
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Go back five or six years ago and we had bad Uncle Gary throwing cocaine/or whatever sustance and stripper parties at that dubiously named property of his ..... it didn't alter the course of William and Kate's relationship and I doubt anything in Meghan's family closet will change hers and Harry's. Any more than any thing in his will.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:46 AM
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What was it nicknamed, Casa Bang Bang, I think? Yes, Uncle Gary didn't mind speaking to the media at all, and was/is a very colourful character.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:53 AM
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Go back five or six years ago and we had bad Uncle Gary throwing cocaine/or whatever sustance and stripper parties at that dubiously named property of his ..... it didn't alter the course of William and Kate's relationship and I doubt anything in Meghan's family closet will change hers and Harry's. Any more than any thing in his will.

We are getting ahead of ourselves here, but tiara wise, totally up to Meghan of course.
I'm sure that Meghan would be consulted and have input but the decision would not be hers totally.

No matter who the royal girlfriend or boyfriend is, when the news that they're dating emerges, everything and anything attached to that person becomes "of interest". Even down to the color of the diapers they wore and how long before they were potty trained.

Royal romances do not tend to be conducted in the public eye and the media goes with whatever they find and every little scrap of information is treated like its major breaking news. Example being "Meghan goes to yoga." Do you realize how many millions of people go to yoga? Of course, everyone has a family and basically its the "black sheep" or "eccentric" member of the extended family that is most likely to create a sensation. Anything to fill newspapers and magazines and top the other publications for "scoops".

I would bet my very last tomato section that if the media and information technology had been the way it is now and the reporters had little respect for the people they write about as they do now back in 1946, we'd really would have gotten an eyeful and had been clutching our pearls and grabbing for the smelling salts with what they'd come up with about "Phil the Greek". We know now how *that* romance turned out.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:55 AM
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Go back five or six years ago and we had bad Uncle Gary throwing cocaine/or whatever sustance and stripper parties at that dubiously named property of his ..... it didn't alter the course of William and Kate's relationship and I doubt anything in Meghan's family closet will change hers and Harry's. Any more than any thing in his will.

We are getting ahead of ourselves here, but tiara wise, totally up to Meghan of course.
Of course not, Harry's own drug use didn't get him kicked out of the family. So that would of been silly.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:02 PM
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Lord Frederick Windsor's admitted use of cocaine didn't get him kicked out either.

But anyway, its a long ways off yet before Meghan becomes part of The Firm
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:11 PM
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Whatever his behaviour might or might not be, Meghan's half brother hasn't spoken to her in a decade or more, seemingly since she was in her mid-teens. So they're pretty well strangers to each other.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:19 PM
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have they a Foto together?
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:28 PM
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have they a Foto together?
Warm welcomes to The Royal Forums feyza.oz!! If you're talking about Harry and Meghan having a picture together out there, there has only been a couple of photographs around the middle of December when the two of them were out shopping for a Christmas tree in London. They have been very private and its driving people crazy.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:57 PM
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I hope Meghan and Harry continue to stay under the radar. That would probably be most beneficial for their relationship. Besides, the tabs don't deserve anything good. Let them continue to try to create stories out of non-stories.

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Of course not, Harry's own drug use didn't get him kicked out of the family. So that would of been silly.
I don't think there's any comparison between Harry and the antics of Kate's family before she married William. Of course Harry was never going to get kicked out of the family. There was no guarantee that Kate would marry William, however. The fact that her uncle and his antics didn't prevent that from happening does quell the idea that Meghan's family will spell the end of her relationship with Harry. It's a more apropos comparison.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:46 PM
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I don't think there's any comparison between Harry and the antics of Kate's family before she married William. Of course Harry was never going to get kicked out of the family. There was no guarantee that Kate would marry William, however. The fact that her uncle and his antics didn't prevent that from happening does quell the idea that Meghan's family will spell the end of her relationship with Harry. It's a more apropos comparison.
Well, I don't think it's a apropos comparison between taking drugs and a violent crime that involves a gun. There's been a few members of the BRF involved in the former, and thankfully none in recent history for the latter.

Let's just say Uncle Gary has a better chance at being invited to future family events than Mr. Markle...
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:00 PM
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I cannot believe people are comparing an uncle who did drugs (just like some members of the royal family) to a brother who violent incident that involves a gun of which one was arrested for.
That cannot be real
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:08 PM
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I cannot believe people are comparing an uncle who did drugs (just like some members of the royal family) to a brother who violent incident that involves a gun of which one was arrested for.
That cannot be real
I personally only would compare the situations as cases, where neither Catherine nor Meghan shouldn't get called out, or tied to these adult men, as they can't in any way control their actions.
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:19 PM
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Well, I don't think it's a apropos comparison between taking drugs and a violent crime that involves a gun. There's been a few members of the BRF involved in the former, and thankfully none in recent history for the latter.

Let's just say Uncle Gary has a better chance at being invited to future family events than Mr. Markle...
I didn't say the specific behaviors was comparable. The broader point was about family members ruining royal relationships. That wasn't the case for Will and Kate and it won't be for Harry and Meghan either. Whether or not Mr. Markle will be invited to family events is irrelevant to him having any impact on his half-sister's relationship.
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