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Old 05-07-2017, 12:45 PM
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There we have it folks. A very public display of affection between Harry and Meghan. We can breathe a bit easier knowing that all is well between these two people and they're getting used to being more open in public for all the world to see.

They'll probably always cherish the months where everything was under the radar and just them but with assurance that the relationship is strong, its time to let people know they're a loving couple.

Gotta love it!
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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If Harry was dating Lady Poundcake, she would also be at the polo and no doubt probably give him a hug.

Nothing I see from Meghan and Harry is unique. He's done all this before.

The difference with this relationship is there appears to be a biological clock ticking. I agree the older he gets the more likely he will be to get married, whether that's a good reason or not.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:04 PM
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Harry, William and Meghan at polo today-

Prince Harry and Prince William take part in polo match | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:11 PM
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I don't think it'll ever happen on a professional level at all.

Looking at it, Meghan would be trading in a professional acting career and gaining a world stage to make a difference. I think that will be a step up.
We'll never know what would have happened for Meghan professionally. She was gaining more attention in industry circles with her work on Suits, and once Suits ended, she may have received other offers, if that's the direction she wished to go in. I don't think she's an actor with great range, but she's clearly talented and competent with the Suits-style drama and the light romantic fare she did for Hallmark Channel (two films: Dater's Handbook, and When Sparks Fly). The funny thing is that there are a number of movies out there with those same titles. I guess Hallmark recycles their movie titles.

The sky was the limit for whatever Meghan wanted to do before she fatefully met Prince Harry. She surely would have continued her lifestyle blog and signed a new contract with Reitmans. Her circle of influential and high profile friends was increasing. She may well have been interested in hosting a cooking show, or doing any number of other projects in Canada, where she had achieved some measure of celebrity due to Suits, as well as to the recognition and following she had achieved for her lifestyle blog, The Tig.

And above all, it's clear that Meghan would have continued and perhaps expanded her work with UN Women. But now she can leave the professional acting life behind and devote herself more fully to her humanitarian interests in a more higher profile and substantive way. She's probably very happy about the increased possibilities for benefiting others and on a personal level, of starting a family. I do feel though that her options without Harry would not be limited, just different.

Meghan seems to be a very positive and giving person who is bringing a lot to her relationship with Prince Harry. It works both ways.

And now we have more pictures of M&H, hugging out in the open, although partly obstructed by the cars.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:16 PM
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If Harry was dating Lady Poundcake, she would also be at the polo and no doubt probably give him a hug.

Nothing I see from Meghan and Harry is unique. He's done all this before.

The difference with this relationship is there appears to be a biological clock ticking. I agree the older he gets the more likely he will be to get married, whether that's a good reason or not.

The "biological clock" applies mostly to women who want to have children. For men like Harry, it is not such a major issue. Philippe of Belgium for example was 39 when he married; Harry on the other hand is only 32.
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:24 PM
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The "biological clock" applies mostly to women who want to have children. For men like Harry, it is not such a major issue. Philippe of Belgium for example was 39 when he married; Harry on the other hand is only 32.
I'm talking about Meghan. Harry is in a position where he probably wants 'legitimate' issue and if Meghan is the one he's determined to have children with, a five year courtship isn't in the cards.

Whether this is a good reason for marriage, we'll have to wait and see.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:18 PM
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The way you phrase that, you sound unhappy and fed up: "...if Meghan is the one he's determined to have children with..."

You seem to feel that Meghan is some kind of last resort or bottom of the barrel or something. With the way Harry has been looking and acting recently, and with the huge smile on his face as he looked toward the royal box while astride his horse, Prince Harry does not seem like a man being forced by any set of circumstances to make a choice that he's not heavily invested in on a deeply emotional level.

At this point, I doubt that either Meghan or Harry are concerned about biological clocks. They probably are both planning their life together with a lot of advice and help due to Harry being a member of the British Royal family. There's a lot too that they don't even need to worry about, as they would if they were just a regular couple contemplating marriage.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:21 PM
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If Harry was dating Lady Poundcake, she would also be at the polo and no doubt probably give him a hug.

Nothing I see from Meghan and Harry is unique. He's done all this before.

The difference with this relationship is there appears to be a biological clock ticking. I agree the older he gets the more likely he will be to get married, whether that's a good reason or not.
Lady Poundcake would likely be like his other girlfriends. Local women, in the past students or without any cemented job. Where a pop over to the polo field Saturday afternoon would be as simple as choosing what to wear.

The difference here is being long distance, it's a much more conscious decision and time consumption. It's not as simple as a drive to the polo field, but a flight across the ocean, and possibly time taken away from work.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:35 PM
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I see big differences between Harry and Meghan vs his previous relationships. Firstly, their ages. They're both mature adults, who have had previous relationships. He issued a no joke statement against the nasty harassment she had received., which Imo already set the tone for this relationship, and how Harry wants it to bee seen. Imo also very natural, mature pda. All this Imo is different, but I'm going back to the age. Both are grown adults, who have lived life, and might be just ready to settle down. Jmo.

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Old 05-07-2017, 03:11 PM
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If Harry was dating Lady Poundcake, she would also be at the polo and no doubt probably give him a hug.

Nothing I see from Meghan and Harry is unique. He's done all this before.

The difference with this relationship is there appears to be a biological clock ticking. I agree the older he gets the more likely he will be to get married, whether that's a good reason or not.
But he's not dating Lady Poundcake, and that's a fact.

I think there are fairly significant differences between Meghan/Harry's relationship and Harry's prior relationships. But we each see what we see and interpret as we will.


Personally, I don't think there's any doubt that this relationship is quite different, and not just because of their ages. It's already been reported how comfortable they are with each, and how things just seem "natural" between them, as if they've "always known each other." Harry's November press announcement is unprecedented. And it seems that after the trip to Norway, their relationship deepened, with Meghan spending a great deal of time in London with Harry in January and February.

Then the Inskip wedding in Jamaica. And I don't ever recall hearing so much about Harry whisking a young lady away for a special trip to see the northern lights, or to attend a best friend's wedding and escape for several days afterward to an exclusive romantic hotel with a cave restaurant. And then the private date night at the London museum. There's the fact that Harry detoured to see Meghan in Toronto on his way back from the Caribbean. He recently made the trip to spend Easter weekend with Meghan in Toronto. So they are each making notable efforts to ensure they spend quality time together and bridge the long distance.

In addition, there is the larger public interest generated due to Meghan's high profile as an actor, and as an American living in Canada with an already built-in fanbase from her tv show and her lifestyle blog. Another difference is that Meghan is an independently wealthy career woman who has had past relationships and breakups which allows her to know more about herself and has prepared her for this experience with Harry. She brings a lot to the relationship. They are both at a point in life where they have admitted being ready to start a family. And they have given themselves time for their relationship to develop. It's simply the nature of who Harry is that colors everything and ratchets up the public's interest and the media's OTT intrusiveness, which they are determined to keep a lid on.

While we've seen Harry canoodling affectionately in public with Chelsy before, he always seemed a bit bored in the pictures I've seen of him with Cressida. It was young love with Chelsy that did not endure for a number of reasons, including her extreme discomfort for having to deal with relentless media bombardment. Nor was Chelsy that interested in living in London long term after trying it out. I'm sure Chelsy and Harry had opportunities to get away from it all and spend quality time on trips together, and at her home in South Africa. But again, that was young love, and Harry was also dealing with unresolved grief throughout his twenties, as he recently revealed. He reportedly was interested in possibly marrying Chelsy, but the problems they faced led to them having an on again off again romance. And then they split for good around the time of William/Kate's wedding. After the birth of his neice and nephew, Harry found himself even more eager to have children of his own. In interviews, he often discussed being ready to find the right person, willing to take on the pressures of royal life.

The military further matured Harry, and the experience in Las Vegas, likely helped lead him toward seeking help for his emotional issues. In recent years, he seemed to be more philosophical and reflective, and also more purposeful in regard to his work with Sentebale, and with injured veterans, which led to him creating the Invictus Games.

So, like Osipi said earlier, both Meghan and Harry have been leading full and purposeful lives. They appear to have a lot in common, and to have come together at the right time for each of them.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:38 PM
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Holiday wise I think it strikes people because it's more personal. Cressida went skiing with Harry and friends. Chelsy went to Africa and the tropics again with friends, or to see her family. None of these were seen as new or unusual. Harry often skis, goes to Africa or the beach. His girlfriends came with him. He did such things before them and after.

The northern lights were special because it was something new, something to share with Meghan. She didn't accompany him on his usual ski trip. They instead took a personal trip. And considering her pre Harry love of the northern lights, has led people to believe the trip was her idea place wise.

Harry has traveled to meet family before. He has gone to Zimbabwe for Chelsy. But there still seems that different level. The flying to see her at Easter. Stop over on way back from tour. Extra time in Jamaica. This is a couple, who on both sides, is making a conscious effort to make time for each other.

Them being more mature is not simply based on age. We see it reflected I how they both handle the relationship. It bodes well for if they marry. They already show their relationship is strong enough to handle when physically apart, even when married won't always be together. That they can focus and devote time to charity work and their relationship won't suffer for lack of time together. They ca. Handle quality over quantity.
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Old 05-07-2017, 03:50 PM
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Early-30s bride here as well! Engaged within 11 months, married the next year, baby #1 arrived 10 months later. Will be married 20 years in June.

I think Harry and Meghan have been/will be influenced by their age and place in life. I think as you get older you tend to move on more quickly from relationships that you don't see as long-term, and perhaps solidify ones you do more quickly.

From the beginning, I've sensed a strong partnership, respect and love between them. I wish them good luck moving forward.
My husband has a cousin who got married at age 40, had a baby at 42 and her second one at 44. Now her girls are young teenagers and she and her husband and children are one happy family.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:12 PM
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One the other hand, a dear friend of mine met and married her husband at the age of 16. They remained married and totally devoted to each other until she passed on a few years ago from Multiple Sclerosis.

Its not the ages and its not always the experience but the two people themselves and how they can work together, love together and play together that binds them.
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One the other hand, a dear friend of mine met and married her husband at the age of 16. They remained married and totally devoted to each other until she passed on a few years ago from Multiple Sclerosis.

Its not the ages and its not always the experience but the two people themselves and how they can work together, love together and play together that binds them.
I'm sorry to hear that Osipi. I always admire long-term relationships. HM and Prince Philip also come to mind, as well as a relative of mine who met her husband when she was 14 and he 17, and they are still married and devoted to one another today - they are now aged 79 and 82.

I would also agree with the latter part of your post.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:01 PM
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If attending the polo meant marriage, Harry would have married a long time ago
Hmm, nipping over from the country estate to watch the boyfriend play polo. . . no big deal. Flying in from Toronto, Canada to watch the boyfriend play polo . . . that's a whole other kettle of fish altogether.
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First kiss, I think. Cute pics!
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So can we agree that Meghan is a serious girlfriend along with Chelsy and Cressida. I think the serious girlfriends are the ones he takes public and Meghan has officially been made public attending a semi-official engagement. I still think it is a big deal that Harry made sure his mentor and his American wife was public if only to send the optics that this is serious.

If anything we can agree that the notion that she is nothing more than a trans-atlantic booty call is over and done!!!
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Well, yep, except that I doubt Cressida was in as serious a relationship with Harry as the press consistently clamored to make her out to be. To me, in retrospect, the 'relationship' between Cressida and Harry seems more like a 'dutiful' fling/ brief running buddy saga. Cressida may well have been someone considered worthy and acceptable (and certainly pretty and pleasant) who was set-up with Harry by close relatives. And then the media took over with their usual OTT 'next royal bride' storylines.

The difference with Meghan, is that Prince Harry was deeply smitten from the beginning, and he was also determined to keep the beginning of their relationship extremely private and out of the media glare. Harry had learned his lesson with the more publicly intrusive situations that occurred with Chelsy and Cressida, which simply did not help the course of those relationships. The difference with Meghan is that Harry succeeded in keeping their dating status private for a very long time. And when the news began to trickle out and the media began their intrusive and harassing onslaught, Harry released his famous and unprecedented statement informing the press to back off!
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I think the press release he sent out already put her into the serious girlfriend category.

The Sun has the first kissing pictures out. According to tweeters, KP tried to convince the photographer not to sell the pics, and they're taken from really far away.
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So can we agree that Meghan is a serious girlfriend along with Chelsy and Cressida. I think the serious girlfriends are the ones he takes public and Meghan has officially been made public attending a semi-official engagement. I still think it is a big deal that Harry made sure his mentor and his American wife was public if only to send the optics that this is serious.

If anything we can agree that the notion that she is nothing more than a trans-atlantic booty call is over and done!!!
I completely agree! The booty call story story never made any sense. I think this relationship is serious, and it's the first one that I thought could end in marriage. From what I remember, we have only gotten kissing pictures of Harry and Chelsey. So, it may be at least as serious as that relationship.
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