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Old 06-13-2017, 11:28 PM
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White is not as impractical as one may think. It depends on fabric. Meghan may not have kids but she has dogs. Dogs who obviously feel quite at home on the furniture. And dogs are just as rough on furniture as kids. You can bet if she had white couches, they are done in durable easily cleanable fabric, or those dogs would not be on couches.

The house looks very much lived in. Maybe I am looking at it as a single woman the same age. That's the kind of decor, table stuff, I'd expect to see in a friends house or my own. Looks like when they pick up or when I do, when friends over for wine. The blanket off the couch, and cats shooed off, trying to make it not look like a cat house (in her case dog).

White is great. It makes things pop. You can change out your accessories easily and change whole feel. Reason things like galleries have white walls.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:27 AM
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no wonder she stopped posting on instagram.......they stalked her instagram for that article??!!
Well exactly! Plus these pics of Meghan's home taken from her Instagram have already been seen previously in other publications & tabloids (Daily Fail, etc). This is old news, but I guess it never gets old.

Certainly Meghan's style is fresh, bright and timeless. I absolutely love her dogs, and I miss seeing current pictures of them.

I became interested in finding out more about Meghan last November; more than what the tabloids and gossip sites were saying. So I checked out her Instagram. And I've read a number of articles about her published pre-Harry that are not prominent on Google. Not to mention viewing relevant non-tabloid Youtube videos. Meghan's posted Instagram pictures and messages reveal quite a bit about her style and her personality. Of course, it's only what she's purposely revealing but her Instagram does give a sense of her positive, upbeat approach to life, her style sense, her love of travel, the joy she takes in her friendships, her love for her rescue dogs, her love for children, her love of food, her love and respect for her parents, and her love for inspirational quotes, among many other qualities, including her lighthearted sense of fun. I'm sure she has faults too, but that's beside-the-point.

I've already seen every photo in the linked Hello gallery, except I didn't recall the one with beagle Guy in the sheets on laundry day! All of the pictures are from her Instagram and likely most if not all are still up. It's interesting that Meghan hasn't yet made her Instagram private, even though she's basically stopped posting.

I really love the photos of Meghan with her dogs. I found some on the Internet that come from her Instagram, some are still posted:
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...06596805_n.jpg
Meghan with Guy

Meet Meghan Markle - Photos - Meet Meghan Markle: Prince Harry's girlfriend - NY Daily News
Meghan at the beach with Guy

http://2www.ecestaticos.com/imagesta...ime=1480079804 Meghan communing with Guy

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BF_FShOCAAA9vH-.jpg
Meghan in the yard with Bogart

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLQ0BRtUMAACQqj.jpg
Meghan cuddling Guy

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...f004d4fcc3.jpg
Meghan with Guy and Bogart

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...129b516124.jpg
Meghan wearing her Panama hat with Guy

http://viewthevibe.com/wp-content/up...0.06.30-AM.png Meghan with Serena Williams' dog

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...20587d5ec9.jpg
Meghan with Guy

http://www.eltiempo.com/contenido/mu...16745824-2.png Meghan with Bogart

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Brh0Zh8CYAAkZRR.jpg Sweet Guy


More mostly dog-related direct from Meghan's Instagram. No doubt, I have stalked her Instagram too.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BL69-lTg...anmarkle&hl=en
Smiling Guy and Bogart

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKZeiJTg...anmarkle&hl=en
Lounging Guy and Bogart

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIDcovWg...anmarkle&hl=en
Just Meghan and her 'Guy'

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE-TMJAm...anmarkle&hl=en
Walking Misha Nonoo's dog with Markus Anderson

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEh-sepm...anmarkle&hl=en
Meghan's 'date night with her boys'

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEAUND4m...anmarkle&hl=en
Awww... Guy waking Meghan up in the morning

https://www.instagram.com/p/BC3qXJLm...anmarkle&hl=en
Too sweet! 'I wanna hold your pawww ...'

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCokrVfm...anmarkle&hl=en
Saying goodbye to Guy before leaving on a trip

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCN2mt1m...anmarkle&hl=en
Keeping Meghan warm

https://www.instagram.com/p/9yReyDmB...anmarkle&hl=en
Happy Dogs

https://www.instagram.com/p/5xipIhGB...anmarkle&hl=en
How Guy got his name

https://www.instagram.com/p/0jiMhIGB...anmarkle&hl=en
One of first pics of her dogs together, before she named the beagle 'Guy'
Meghan saved Guy from a 'high kill' shelter in Kentucky... Ohhhh!

https://www.instagram.com/p/-dAZC4GB...anmarkle&hl=en
Meghan with her friend, Markus

https://www.instagram.com/p/9NLQOomB...anmarkle&hl=en
Markus is 'uncle' to Meghan's dogs

https://www.instagram.com/p/9RQ95ymB...anmarkle&hl=en
Meghan hated her freckles until her Dad gave her perspective…

I especially relate to the photos of Meghan with Guy, because I had a beagle I loved growing up. They are sweet dogs. It's so wonderful Meghan saved Guy and has given him love and a great life (and a brother in her other rescue dog, Bogart).
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:37 AM
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Meghan hated her freckles until her Dad gave her perspective…

THAT is a great attitude!
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:53 AM
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I must admit the thohgh only thing I cared about looking at the photos was....

Who is the cute black puppy in one photo? Total animal lover.
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I believe the caption on Meghan's Instagram indicates that the cute curly-haired black dog belongs to a friend of hers. And the black dog is a she... thus Guy's girlfriend!
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:42 AM
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A long walk through Harry's relationships-
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:53 PM
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A long walk through Harry's relationships-
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I read it! So rare for me and I came across this gem: "As for his relationship with Meghan, the only way it will succeed is if she is indeed a strong enough teabag to cope with life in the boiling depths of a public brew."

I am enthralled. A strong enough teabag to cope with life in the boiling depths of a public brew. If only we all were so!
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:59 PM
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I do think people over-hype Harry's role in the monarchy. It's not going to take rocket science to basically show up and look nice while cutting ribbons and greeting dignitaries and as for the press, since she's not suing them, that is admirable.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:01 PM
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I do think people over-hype Harry's role in the monarchy. It's not going to take rocket science to basically show up and look nice while cutting ribbons and greeting dignitaries and as for the press, since she's not suing them, that is admirable.
Yes, quite!
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:40 PM
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Isn't that the same with all women who marry into the royal families of Britain and Europe? However, these roles are what you make of them to a certain extent. If you take a cause or two and run with them you can make a difference.

A case in point is Queen Maxima and her UN work. And look at Diana with anti land mines and AIDS. Plus, if you can make carefully crafted speeches without stuttering and mumbling or looking nervous, if you appear genuinely interested in the people you meet and ask intelligent questions that's a lot more professional than if you don't, and that's harder than it looks.

By the way, the line about teabags previously quoted comes from the latest biography of Harry's. It was inspired by a saying of Eleanor Roosevelt's, 'Women are like teabags -- they don't realise how strong they are until they're in hot water.'
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:04 PM
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I think you are missing the point. The last three women Harry dated ended the affair when they couldn't stand the heat of the media intrusion and the total lack of privacy or respect inherent with it. And when it comes to being the strong teabag . . . well hell, Americans make tea in the microwave!

This is a relationship that, like tea, needs time to steep in the pot, for the flavour to develop and be drunk out of china cups, not nuked and served with a teabag tag hanging out the side of a chunky mug. Fortunately for Eleanor Roosevelt, microwaves had not yet superceded the kettle nor the advent of tags. Might I suggest that a microwave is more damaging than a teapot!

No BRF imports have asserted themselves as individuals in public since Diana post-divorce. Sophie is the closest but she went through hellfire to get to where she is now and is very low key. It is going to take a strong woman to bring that strength needed with her to the BRF and an even stronger prince to enable her to stand beside him and support him and to stand behind her and support her when she stands on her own.

We don't know if Harry and Meghan will make it to marriage, but I am reasonably sure that Meghan is sensitive to the differences between the UK and America, is intelligent and loves and supports Harry as he, in turn, loves her. None of which negates the fact she is already a humanitarian and an articulate speaker with a background that has well prepared her for public life.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:54 PM
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I was really addressing aristocat's point in her previous post about Harry's wife probably being nothing but a ribbon cutter in her public duties. The sentence about tea was quoted by Lady Nimue in her previous post, and that was about media intrusion but wasn't the real point of my post.

Which three women? Chelsy never wanted to be a Royal, but their romance was also tumultuous and they were very young when it began. It was one of those romances which begin so passionately in people's teen years and then fade. It was finished really by the early months of 2009 and would probably have ended anyway because their lives were going in different directions.

Cressida Bonas was the last serious girlfriend of Harry's before Meghan. It lasted for about two years but died because of media intrusion AND a lack of common interests.

Florence Brudenell-Bruce (Flee) was a momentary fling, but the brief romance, short though it was, (only a few weeks) gained traction in the Press because she was a lingerie model. It didn't end because of media intrusion but in a quarrel over Harry's flirting at a music festival. I wouldn't call her a serious girlfriend of Harry's. The other two romances lasted years.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:06 AM
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By the way, the line about teabags previously quoted comes from the latest biography of Harry's. It was inspired by a saying of Eleanor Roosevelt's, 'Women are like teabags -- they don't realise how strong they are until they're in hot water.'
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:30 AM
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Meghan must have liked that quote. She put it next to her own photo in a yearbook when she was a schoolgirl at the Immaculate Heart girls school in Los Angeles. She was about fifteen then, I believe.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:08 AM
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I believe the caption on Meghan's Instagram indicates that the cute curly-haired black dog belongs to a friend of hers. And the black dog is a she... thus Guy's girlfriend!
Well must say Guy has an adorable girlfriend I may be a cat person, 🐱but I can still appreciate a cute puppy when I see one 🐕

As for the teabag comment and Meg using it, not surprising. You can see phases generations go through by the quotes or pop culture references. A yearbook is a good example. Likely a number of girls around that time used that quote or similar.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:03 AM
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I think you are missing the point. The last three women Harry dated ended the affair when they couldn't stand the heat of the media intrusion and the total lack of privacy or respect inherent with it. And when it comes to being the strong teabag . . . well hell, Americans make tea in the microwave!

This is a relationship that, like tea, needs time to steep in the pot, for the flavour to develop and be drunk out of china cups, not nuked and served with a teabag tag hanging out the side of a chunky mug. Fortunately for Eleanor Roosevelt, microwaves had not yet superceded the kettle nor the advent of tags. Might I suggest that a microwave is more damaging than a teapot!

No BRF imports have asserted themselves as individuals in public since Diana post-divorce. Sophie is the closest but she went through hellfire to get to where she is now and is very low key. It is going to take a strong woman to bring that strength needed with her to the BRF and an even stronger prince to enable her to stand beside him and support him and to stand behind her and support her when she stands on her own.

We don't know if Harry and Meghan will make it to marriage, but I am reasonably sure that Meghan is sensitive to the differences between the UK and America, is intelligent and loves and supports Harry as he, in turn, loves her. None of which negates the fact she is already a humanitarian and an articulate speaker with a background that has well prepared her for public life.
Americans have something called Sun Tea ....glass pitcher with water and teabags hours in the sun on the porch/deck. No wimpy teabags will hold up to that!
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:37 PM
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Meghan must have liked that quote. She put it next to her own photo in a yearbook when she was a schoolgirl at the Immaculate Heart girls school in Los Angeles. She was about fifteen then, I believe.
This story knows no ending! That teabag quote is now with me forever!
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:45 AM
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The writer of the article probably copped the 'teabag' reference from the quote Meghan chose to place next to her Yearbook photo.

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Thanks for posting. The article casually states a number of things that I'm confused by:

#1 "Harry and Cressy had a lot in common." @Curryong just stated that Harry & Cressida did not have interests in common. Which of these statements is true?

#2 "Harry was smitten by Cressy" and the relationship was 'intense.' I never got that impression from their relationship. It seemed like the media was building it up more than anything, and that Harry & Cressida were going along for the ride until it ended abruptly.

#3 I know that Harry had a lot of flings, of which Florence Brudenell Bruce, the lingerie model was one. But if FB Bruce was only with Harry for two weeks, why is she being included in this article? For her long-legged blonde good looks???

#4 "Harry and Meghan's paths crossed at the 2016 Invictus Games held in the U.S." There have been rumors that Harry and Meghan possibly first met in May 2016 at the Invictus Games. But what is meant by saying their 'paths crossed'? Did they just run into each other or were they introduced and shared phone numbers? I ask that because the article goes on to say that Harry began 'bombarding Meghan with texts.' Now, that is something I've read more than once.

This article says that Harry also asked Meghan when she would be in London, or that he was trying to convince her to visit London. We do know that Meghan was in London at the end of June through early July 2016 to attend Wimbledon as a guest of Serena Williams. So, was there an arrangement between M&H to meet up at Soho House while she was in London? I was under the impression that M&H had initially been introduced to each other at Soho House at the end of June 2016 by Meghan's friend Markus Anderson, a party consultant, who is assistant to the chief executive of Soho House. Which version of these tales about M&H meeting is true? Are all versions true?

#5 The article says that Eugenie & Beatrice were involved in Harry meeting both Cressida and Meghan. I'm more inclined to believe that Eugenie became involved in supporting the M&H romance (not that she was needed to do that) after M&H had already met, and that Beatrice has had no input in M&H's relationship whatsoever. I have heard that Eugenie and her boyfriend have double-dated with M&H.

There is also the fact that pre-Harry, Meghan has been a good friend of Misha Nonoo's, the fashion designer, who is divorced from Andrew Gilkes (a friend of Harry's and William's). Meghan is also a friend of Jessica Mulroney's and of the Trudeaus. What this seems to suggest is that Meghan was traveling in similar social circles as Harry well before she met him. So their meeting is not unusual, despite what some negative critical observers might think. M&H's relationship seems fated. But can we please get to the bottom of the 'How They Actually Met' details already!

Besides all that, #6: I do agree that Harry was completely fed up with the media and the royal courtiers interfering in his life and scaring away his lady friends. When Meghan came along and their relationship intensified late last summer/ early fall, apparently Harry was eager to put the slammers on the media meddling even coming close to causing Meghan Markle to slip out of his orbit. He made sure that everyone got the message forthwith: "This is my life, and hers!" In other words: Back off!

Prince Harry is ready to go to the mats for Meghan!

Also, I wouldn't necessarily compare Meghan with a 'teabag.' I would characterize her as more like the lovely flower she admires: Peony, known for its "ease of cultivation, relative freedom from pests and diseases, widespread hardiness ..." and for the ideas and values the Peony represents, such as "honor & success, wealth & riches, romance & romantic love, and beauty in all its forms." Bloom on.
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... As for the teabag comment and Meg using it, not surprising. You can see phases generations go through by the quotes or pop culture references. A yearbook is a good example. Likely a number of girls around that time used that quote or similar.
Yep, but I also think the quote reflects Meghan's very strong feminist views which she held from a young age. This is attested to by her schoolgirl campaign re the soap manufacturer's sexist commercial, which she discussed during her speech at a UN Women gathering. And is also evidenced in Meghan's forthright response to Larry King when he asked her during an interview about whether she considered herself a 'feminist.'
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:27 AM
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The article which has been discussed comes from Duncan Larcombe, for years the tabloid Sun's Royal Editor/Royal Correspondent. He has just written a newly published biography called 'Harry The Inside Story.' which I've purchased on Kindle, unfortunately. I have several biographies on Harry, and will just say of this latest one that I think Mr Larcombe spent a great deal of time formulating it from the Sun archives.

On the one hand he personally knows Harry and obviously has a great deal of affection for him. There are some titbits there from Harry's early twenties that are quite interesting.

On the other, Harry's girlfriends seem to be designated as 'stunning and fun-loving'. However, Chelsy Davy, whom Larcombe met several times and greatly liked, is very favourably treated, the relationship with Cressida Bonas is dealt with very briefly, and a rather cynical approach is taken with Meghan.

Duncan has never met Meghan, but appears to believe that the Sun and other tabloids were badly treated when Harry came to her defence with that statement last November.

This seems to be because he believes that people in Meghan's profession have no reason to complain about the media as they court publicity anyway! Larcombe's tabloid journalistic background shines through in his view of her, though inevitably she's described as 'stunning'.

If the article states otherwise, then it must have been cut and pasted from another Sun journalist's work, as Duncan says in his book (but gives no sources for it) that Cressida grew disillusioned with Harry's disinterest with things that mattered to her, the theatre, dance, the arts in general, jazz music, etc and therefore decided the relationship had no future.

I disagree with him that it was Cressida who necessarily pulled the plug on their relationship, (it seems to me that KP were very quick off the mark to say that the romance was over.) Ingrid Seward who is a friend of Cress's mother, apparently believes that the hatred Cressida received from social media and onlookers put the kybosh on this romance, and I agree that it probably did to some extent. It was horrendous, but nothing compared to what Meghan has endured for about eight months.

However, I also believe that although Harry and Cress both ski they had little in common otherwise. Harry likes sport and does collect art but has never shown interest in jazz or modern dance, for example, as far as I know.

I remember distinctly the period of time the Flee Brudenell-Bruce romance lasted, and it was literally a matter of a few weeks in one summer. At least Mr Larcombe spends little time on it in his book. Of course, Flee the blonde and beautiful lives on in the pages of the British tabloids as 'one of Harry's exes'!
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:35 AM
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IMO, if Larcombe believes what the Sun and other tabloids printed was acceptable journalism then it tells me his professionalism is severely lacking. Frankly if the free articles I have seen written by him and some of his colleagues are an indication of their journalistic skills, I would not waste my money purchasing a book written by him or the others.
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