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Old 05-20-2017, 01:35 PM
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Meghan traveled to Jamaica to attend a wedding with Harry with even less notice, and that was a small church also.

Any wedding planner will tell you that there are always changes to the guest list, some guests drop out & new ones get added. H&M have been together for nearly a year so I wouldn't classify this as such a late addition.

Harry is too important of a guest not to have been offered a plus one. Also inviting Harry's gf also increases the chances that in the event H&M were to get married, the Middleton's in return would also get an invitation. Society weddings are all very calculated!

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I still think that the reason Meghan wasn't at the wedding ceremony itself was because she was a late addition. At the time of engagement, there was no one in Harry's life that could have been considered as being a good candidate for his +1. The church only held so many people and adding Meghan to the festivities called for only attending the after festivities where there was room to squeeze her in with Harry.

All the other +1s that attended the ceremony were together when the engagement was announced.

At least that's my take on it.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:38 PM
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My theory is Meghan just wasn't invited
The simplest and obvious theory is usually the right one
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:38 PM
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I think that is the best explanation too!
Social media is all abuzz with posts, memes, and videos about Meghan's absence at the ceremony.
This one is too funny:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Nandiie_/...03319830736896 😂😂😂

So it really was best for Meghan to not be there after all!
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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The simplest and obvious theory is usually the right one
Obviously then Meghan didn't want the attention on her when it was someone else's day.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:53 PM
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My theory is Meghan just wasn't invited
She was invited...to the reception.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:06 PM
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Maybe she is spending the afternoon with the Queen at Windsor - its not far.

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Old 05-20-2017, 02:07 PM
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My theory is Meghan just wasn't invited
Which means that a future Harry/Meghan wedding will be Middleton free?? Lets hope!

Seriously, who knows exactly why she wasn't there. I'm inclined to believe though that it isn't as simple as her not being invited or even that she didn't want to take attention away from the bride. There's quite a bit that just isn't adding up to me.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:16 PM
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Occams Razor.

She wasn't invited, if she came it would of been as a Plus One. No need to read anything into it...the most obvious is usually right.


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Old 05-20-2017, 02:24 PM
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Occams Razor.

She wasn't invited, if she came it would of been as a Plus One. No need to read anything into it...the most obvious is usually right.


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I don't see how that's most obvious. But if it were, why would Harry want to attend a wedding where his girlfriend (of nearly a year) wasn't invited? Why he was even there at all remains a mystery to me.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:29 PM
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The no ring no bring policy was something made up by the media. There were some couples who arrived at the ceremony who are neither engaged or married, e.g. Princess Eugenie & bf, Lady Gabriella Windsor & bf, James Middleton & gf. So it would be very odd if the 5th in line to the throne was not given a plus one.

My theory is that both Meghan & Harry decided it was best if she didn't show up to the ceremony where the media would be because of the hysteria surrounding the couple. Anytime they are spotted at a public event it will only crank up engagement talks as we saw with the Polo. The endless speculation must be driving them nuts & putting unnecessary pressure on them. Anyone whose been in a relationship knows how frustrating it can be when relatives & friends are constantly speculating about the status of your relationship. So imagine what it's like for H&M with the worlds attention on them.

I for one am glad that Meghan was a no show at the ceremony purely to give the couple some breathing space. Engagement talks began for this couple when they had only been together for a matter of months. I too have been guilty of it but I take it all back! Let us just enjoy watching them grow as a couple
Yes, but the ones mentioned wouldn't have been given a plus one.

Plus one is Harry and guest. Meaning any date.

Eugenies invitation wpuld be Eugenie and Jack. Gabrielle would be Tom and Gabrielle. James would be James and Donna.

I have never been to a wedding with a plus one ever. If you are not in enough of a relationship for your partner to be named on the invitation, you are expected to come single. Has nothing to do with rings. But the whole concept of finding a 'wedding date' makes little sense. Why should the wedding couple pay for a plate for someone you may just have met.

At the time invites were planned, Harry may just have seemed too casual with Meghan.

As for staying at Middleton during the ceremony, or bring in London and Harry going back for her, both seem unrealistic. She isn't going to stay at a strangers house, especially among caterers. Nor is Harry who drove up that morning, going to drive back to London to pick her up and back. They will need a place tonight after the party. The Cambridges will be at Middleton but Harry and Meg likely had a hotel suite. She is likely hanging out and getting ready for tonight.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:31 PM
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Meghan's presence would have upstaged the bride that is why she was not seen. I don't care about Pippa or this wedding. I only wanted to see Meghan and Harry steal the show.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:32 PM
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Which means that a future Harry/Meghan wedding will be Middleton free?? Lets hope!

Seriously, who knows exactly why she wasn't there. I'm inclined to believe though that it isn't as simple as her not being invited or even that she didn't want to take attention away from the bride. There's quite a bit that just isn't adding up to me.
That would be a workable theory except Harry did attend the wedding so it would be normal of him to reciprocate an invite. Fair play would be if James and Donna broke up and he got a new girlfriend, and then an engaged Harry didn't invite the brand new gf (that he likely never met).
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:33 PM
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Yes, but the ones mentioned wouldn't have been given a plus one.

Plus one is Harry and guest. Meaning any date.

Eugenies invitation epic be Eugenie and Jack. Gabrielle would be Tom and Gabrielle. James would be James and Donna.

I have never been to a wedding with a plus one ever. If you are not in enough of a relationship for your partner to be named on the invitation, you are expected to come single. Has nothing to do with rings. But the whole concept of finding a 'wedding date' makes little sense. Why should the wedding couple pay for a plate for someone you may just have met.

At the time invites were planned, Harry may just have seemed too casual with Meghan.

As for staying at Middleton during the ceremony, or bring in London and Harry going back for her, both seem unrealistic. She isn't going to stay at a strangers house, especially among caterers. Nor is Harry who drove up that morning, going yo drive back to London to pick her up and back. They will need a place tonight after the party. The Cambridges will be at Middleton but Harry and Meg likely had a hotel suite. She is likely hanging out and getting ready for tonight.
The Windsor theory is more plausible; I had no idea of the geography of Berkshire?) so put out the hotel idea, but I would think that a comfy afternoon at the family castle would be more in the Prince's scheme of things for his Meghan.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:34 PM
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I don't see how that's most obvious. But if it were, why would Harry want to attend a wedding where his girlfriend (of nearly a year) wasn't invited? Why he was even there at all remains a mystery to me.
As a guest, if you accept the invitiation, youre job is to be cheerful, friendly & make the day as good as possible for the host & other guests. A host can invite anyone he or she likes & if they dont want to invite someones not-live-in-partner that they might never even have met theyre under no obligation to do so. Im sure there are many other people theyd want to invite instead.
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I don't see how that's most obvious. But if it were, why would Harry want to attend a wedding where his girlfriend (of nearly a year) wasn't invited? Why he was even there at all remains a mystery to me.
Because it seems possible that whether we see them or not (via photos) Harry, Eugenie and Lady Gabriella must socialize somewhere with Pippa and/or James and they are friends.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:38 PM
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I don't see how that's most obvious. But if it were, why would Harry want to attend a wedding where his girlfriend (of nearly a year) wasn't invited? Why he was even there at all remains a mystery to me.
I would imagine folks do attend weddings quite often without their boyfriend/girlfriend. Actually I know they do. When his invitation was rec'd did it include a Plus One? We don't know.

I'm not sure why it's a mystery? Even here in the midwest such things go on. I have a daughter that plans to marry in the next year or so...and she's already said the wedding is going to be very small, but they plan to have a reception larger. There will be a number of folks who will not receive an invite to the wedding but will be invited to the reception.




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Old 05-20-2017, 02:39 PM
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The Windsor theory is more plausible; I had no idea of the geography of Berkshire?) so put out the hotel idea, but I would think that a comfy afternoon at the family castle would be more in the Prince's scheme of things for his Meghan.
Meghan who has not even met the queen, staying at her estate when Harry isn't even there is more plausible to you Others were joking about Windsor. It's one thing to have her stay at his apartments in London. But to invite her to crash at Windsor, spending the day there when he isn't there

Only plausible thought she'd be at Windsor is royal lodge. Harry is close to his cousins. Perhaps slim chance they are hanging out with Eugenie at royal lodge as they are all wedding guests.

Windsor is a hour and a half round trip from Bucklebury.
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That would be a workable theory except Harry did attend the wedding so it would be normal of him to reciprocate an invite. Fair play would be if James and Donna broke up and he got a new girlfriend, and then an engaged Harry didn't invite the brand new gf (that he likely never met).
Oh goodness, I thought it was fairly obvious that was being facetious? lol Though if we really buy into the "Meghan wasn't invited" theory then Pippa/the Middletons certainly don't come off looking good, especially if they were to show up at a wedding with Meghan as bride.

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Because it seems possible that whether we see them or not (via photos) Harry, Eugenie and Lady Gabriella must socialize somewhere with Pippa and/or James and they are friends.
Eh. I doubt they are all that friendly. Certainly, if that were the case, one would think his girlfriend would be at the wedding as well, just like we saw with the others. (And no, I don't buy into the upstaging theory since Harry and Meghan were just recently at another one of Harry's *actual* friend's weddings.)

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I would imagine folks do attend weddings quite often without their boyfriend/girlfriend. Actually I know they do. When his invitation was rec'd did it include a Plus One? We don't know.

I'm not sure why it's a mystery? Even here in the midwest such things go on. I have a daughter that plans to marry in the next year or so...and she's already said the wedding is going to be very small, but they plan to have a reception larger. There will be a number of folks who will not receive an invite to the wedding but will be invited to the reception.


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Why would his not include a Plus One when it's obvious now, that others had a Plus One? And how many folks are traveling to other countries, only to wait around for their significant other to come back from a wedding that they weren't invited to? I'm sorry but that's just weird, IMO. Not at all comparable to normal circumstances.
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Oh goodness, I thought it was fairly obvious that was being facetious? lol Though if we really buy into the "Meghan was't invited" theory then Pippa/the Middletons certainly don't come off looking good, especially if they were to show up at a wedding with Meghan as bride.



Eh. I doubt they are all that friendly. Certainly, if that were the case, one would think his girlfriend would be at the wedding as well, just like we saw with the others. (And no, I don't buy into the upstaging theory since Harry and Meghan were just recently at another one of Harry's *actual* friend's weddings.)



Why would his not include a Plus One when it's obvious now, that others had a Plus One? And how many folks are traveling to other countries, only to wait around for their significant other to come back from a wedding that they weren't invited to? I'm sorry but that's just weird, IMO. Not at all comparable to normal circumstances.
It's not obvious others had a plus one. Eugenie has been dating for years. Her invitation likely said Princees Eugenie and Mr Jack... Same with Gabrielle and Donna air. They would have been named on the invitation.

As has been addressed, more people will be at the reception. If she hadn't been invited to part of the wedding, no she would likely not come from Toronto. Adding someone to a party later on is far easier then a limited church space or reception when you'd have set table placings long ago
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Folks, Harry and Meghan have arrived at the reception. I think everyone can calm down.
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