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Old 05-30-2017, 07:59 PM
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Lupo was a wedding present from James Middleton

https://www.google.com/amp/www.mirro...ve-4615977.amp

Puppy Lupo shows up early in 2012 so he is 5.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:11 PM
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Ok thanks Osipi...
Lupo was given Prince William by his mother-in-law Carole as a gift during his first married married Christmas, which would have been Christmas 2011. Lupo is from the Middleton stud and he is an adorable doggie, now approaching his 6th birthday which means he is into a comfortable middle age in canine years.
^^ Thanks, Lupo looks like such a sweet and happy dog, as do Meghan's dogs too. Does anyone know what breed of dog is Lupo? From that famous picture of him with Prince George staring at him face-to-face, I had the impression that Lupo was a larger dog than he appears to be from the recent family pictures. ETA: Okay thanks for the above link @Skippyboo. I see that Lupo is a English cocker spaniel.
http://photos.laineygossip.com/artic...31mar14-03.jpg Georgie & Lupo


I was also wondering about why Prince Harry seemed to have such straight and silky locks as a child. As an adult, his hair is gingery, less blond and rather scruffy/frizzy instead of straight. In other words, the texture of his hair appears to have changed. I understand that his hair is thinning, but why is it frizzy rather than straight?

http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/...ana-745178.jpg

(And no, I'm not asking about this for anyone to indicate that Meghan's natural hair is frizzy/ curly. I know that she straight perms her hair, and she has never shyed away from saying she has naturally curly hair that she straightens). I was just wondering about the different looking texture of Harry's hair as he's grown.

As far as the course of their relationship, the media stories are still all over the place:
http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/05/30/...dding-in-love/

So, perhaps M&H will continue to take it slow, and the gossip reports about a September engagement were mainly gossip? I suppose we may find out something truthful when we least expect it. I don't think Harry wants Meghan to stop everything she's doing that makes her who she is. If they do marry, it will be interesting to see how they both adjust and adapt to changes in their relationship.

This is a cute prank:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...1043082056.jpg
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:21 PM
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Ok thanks Osipi. I thought sure I read that RL was willed to the Duke of York by the Queen Mum, just as she had left Clarence House to Prince Charles as well as some Scottish properties.(the Castle of Mey)
Neither the Royal Lodge or Clarence House were the Queen Mum's to will to anyone. The Castle of Mey was her own personal property but that was willed to the Castle of Mey Trust with Charles as its president.

We're getting off track of Harry and his relationships here but I can attest to the fact that there's some really good information on the various properties in this subforum: British Royal Residences - The Royal Forums

All in all, it does go to show though that once Harry does marry and start his own family, there will be plenty of places for him to do so in a matter to which his status and position would require him as a senior royal. Just where Harry decides to lay down his roots is anybody's guess right now. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:22 PM
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Lupo is a English Cocker Spaniel.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:30 PM
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Ok thanks Osipi. I thought sure I read that RL was willed to the Duke of York by the Queen Mum, just as she had left Clarence House to Prince Charles as well as some Scottish properties.(the Castle of Mey)

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The Castle of Mey was put into a trust in 1996 and is a Scottish charity. Prince Charles rents it when he stays there. He inherited Birkhall from his grandmother.
Clarence House is part of the Royal Collection Trust. The Queen Mother didn't own it nor does Charles.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:32 PM
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Looking back at Harry at 17 and 18, his hair was also straight. It was cropped quite short at one stage.

When he was photographed in Afghanistan on that first foreshortened tour of duty, trying out an abandoned motor bike, all you can see is this shock of ginger hair, completely straight, that obviously hadn't seen a comb or shampoo in a while! Harry's hair IMO looked it's best in his mid twenties. It was still thick and he could do things with it even though he did use product on it as well.

I think it looks frizzy in photos now because of him at 32 frantically putting product on it and combing it every which way. I wish that he'd gone to a hair studio to have treatment when it started to thin at the crown about 2011. Too late now, though!
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:36 PM
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I was also wondering about why Prince Harry seemed to have such straight and silky locks as a child. As an adult, his hair is gingery, less blond and rather scruffy/frizzy instead of straight. In other words, the texture of his hair appears to have changed. I understand that his hair is thinning, but why is it frizzy rather than straight?

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This is off topic from this thread but in short, many people have hair that changes color and/or texture from childhood through the teen years to adult hood. My father had straight blond hair as a child and as an adult it was very, very curly and dark brown.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:49 PM
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Back on topic-I think Meghan seems to have many fine qualities, experiences and skills that would be useful as a Royal Duchess. I doubt she is perfect and I'm sure it would take a lot of adjusting if she and Harry marry. But she seems to be making Harry happy and if that continues and they become stronger together than separately, it is all good. I think Meghan would find outlets for her charitable endeavors without causing political waves in the United Kingdom or Commonwealth.
And since the British Royals have made it through the past 500 years they would survive the Queen's grandson marrying an American actress.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:51 PM
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I wonder if she would have to give up acting? It would be really tough for me to give up the job I love because of who I married.

Meghan doesn't really have to worry about giving up acting. It will give up her, once she turns forty.

This happens to most actresses; the parts just dry up.
Even an actress of the caliber of Meryl Streep has complained about ageism in Hollywood.

So of all the issues Meghan and Harry might contend with, her acting career isn't one of them.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:02 PM
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The Castle of Mey was put into a trust in 1996 and is a Scottish charity. Prince Charles rents it when he stays there. He inherited Birkhall from his grandmother.
Clarence House is part of the Royal Collection Trust. The Queen Mother didn't own it nor does Charles.


I believe the Queen technically owns Birkhall as part of the Balmoral estate. The Queen Mum used it but didn't actually own it. It's the same as Anmer Hall. The Cambridges use it but the owner is the Queen as part of Sandringham estate.
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You know you're getting on in years when you remember a popular actress playing a role of a teenager, then a young adult, then a mother and then eventually a grandmother in roles. Sally Field comes to mind. It doesn't work that way with most professional actresses and actors and even as they age, they're reduced to "starring" in commercials for the most part and small, minor roles here and there. Henry Winkler comes to mind.

Seeing as Meghan has come this far with her relationship with Harry, to me, it doesn't seem like it will be a big thing to chuck off the acting career and move on with her life. A lot of actors and actresses use their brief "stardom" as a springboard to doing other things with their lives.
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I believe the Queen technically owns Birkhall as part of the Balmoral estate. The Queen Mum used it but didn't actually own it. It's the same as Anmer Hall. The Cambridges use it but the owner is the Queen as part of Sandringham estate.
That could be--I know Queen Victoria purchased Birkhall back from her son in the 1880s, but perhaps she then included it into the Balmoral estate. Several articles said Charles inherited it when the Queen Mother died. But that could be a simplification of the facts and Charles merely inherited the use of it.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:24 PM
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I'm thinking the 'us and them' is in people's minds as well. The royals take a piss, eat, sleep, breath like every other human in the planet. They have same feelings, doubts, fears etc. IMHO it's extremely weird to think, that just because Harry is royal, he wouldn't be allowed to love and marry a woman he chooses, and wants to be with, only based on flimsy excuses, like 'she's only an actress, she's older, she's mixed race, and American'. And that would be the undoing of the whole royal institution. That to me sounds insane. Meghan is not a criminal, that I would understand. She seems like a very accomplished, charming, smart, talented, passionate and loving woman. But because of flimsy excuses Harry can't marry her, he has to look for a wife from aristocratic background, someone who might be a horrible match for him.
And such a double standard considering how much American blood (so to speak) is already in the BRF and the Nobility itself.

Harry marrying an American is hardly ground breaking territory.

IMO the only thing that would make Meghan unsuitable would be something very immoral/unethical coming to light.


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Meghan doesn't really have to worry about giving up acting. It will give up her, once she turns forty.

This happens to most actresses; the parts just dry up.
Even an actress of the caliber of Meryl Streep has complained about ageism in Hollywood.

So of all the issues Meghan and Harry might contend with, her acting career isn't one of them.

Not to mention there was talk here before (article or interview referenced) about Meghan discussing stepping away from it and focusing on a family etc.

It's not like she's giving up this fab career to sit home and eat bon bons...she's simply (if she marries Harry) changing careers and priorities...women do it all the time.

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Old 05-30-2017, 10:43 PM
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Not to mention there was talk here before (article or interview referenced) about Meghan discussing stepping away from it and focusing on a family etc.

It's not like she's giving up this fab career to sit home and eat bon bons...she's simply (if she marries Harry) changing careers and priorities...women do it all the time.

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Acting also, acting wasn't her first, must be choice of career. She had other career interests before acting, and has been active in charity work while acting too. I don't thin acting is her must do job, I'm making a bet, that she'd be happy doing humanitarian work, interacting with people, and royal duties. IMHO, what I've seen in all of her interviews and speeches, she'd be perfectly happy doing just that.
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This is off topic from this thread but in short, many people have hair that changes color and/or texture from childhood through the teen years to adult hood. My father had straight blond hair as a child and as an adult it was very, very curly and dark brown.
Thanks for sharing. I realize that hair can change color from childhood to adulthood, but I didn't know that textures change naturally without the use of straighteners or curly perms, etc.

Anyway, here's a fun montage pictorial of Harry and Meghan:
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Acting also, acting wasn't her first, must be choice of career. She had other career interests before acting, and has been active in charity work while acting too. I don't thin acting is her must do job, I'm making a bet, that she'd be happy doing humanitarian work, interacting with people, and royal duties. IMHO, what I've seen in all of her interviews and speeches, she'd be perfectly happy doing just that.
Yes I think so too...and I am betting that she views her job as a way to fund her charity work or her ability to do it.


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Old 05-31-2017, 05:58 PM
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Is Meghan Jewish? The Jewish News decides.

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First I heard of her father having Irish background.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:41 PM
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I saw something about her father having Irish ancestry awhile back...but no idea what's true.


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So I assume that's where the Catholic schooling come about. ( and yes I shouldn't assume). So is the Jewish part only via her first husband ?
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