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Old 06-27-2017, 09:31 PM
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Not to make excuses for anyone, but not all families know how to handle having a famous relative in the family, yet alone one who's dating a very famous British prince. That family must be getting all kinds of calls from the media to do interviews and spill a few beans. It doesn't matter if the family don't know any real insightful details of the couple.

The media did this to Catherine's immediate and extended family. It went from the press knocking on the Middleton's front door, to putting one of her cousins in the spotlight. Let's not forget about the endless ancestral articles and the ex-friends interviews for docs and tv talk shows.

The media wants to know who these young ladies and their families are. It's wrong and stupid, but this goes with the territory of dating someone like Harry. He not only upsets him, but he hope none of it will cause his girlfriend to run off. It's a tough situation.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:44 PM
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One reason that the media does do this is because they know there is an audience for it. In the quest for lining the pockets, the actual people don't matter. They're just a means to an end.

I actually got this statement today in an email (doesn't matter from who) and reading about this latest rumor about a "Meet the Markles" program, it kind of fits in with things.

"“All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school, you’re just like, that’s adorable... This is a business. ... So, they got to do what they got to do to make their money."
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:52 PM
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I'm sure Harry has talked about the ins and outs of the package that comes along with dating him. I think she has handled everything with a great deal of grace, discretion and professionalism.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:55 PM
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I think Meghan is smart enough to have done some research (if she didn't already have a good idea) of what to expect...and I'm sure once they decided to make a go of it, they discussed it between themselves.

I think the key will be support...as long as they stick together and support each other they can get thru it. Both of them have the life experience and maturity to deal with it, if they want to.

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Old 06-27-2017, 10:16 PM
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I think Meghan is smart enough to have done some research (if she didn't already have a good idea) of what to expect...and I'm sure once they decided to make a go of it, they discussed it between themselves.

I think the key will be support...as long as they stick together and support each other they can get thru it. Both of them have the life experience and maturity to deal with it, if they want to.

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Isn't that the truth! The love and support of one another is what helps a couple get through stuff like this.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:36 PM
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It's not like Meghan is an innocent school girl. Anyone with a tv or goes for groceries knows the scrutiny the British royals live under. You'd have to live in a cave not to. She knew it was never going to be easy when she started dating him. This isn't an infatuated teenage girl blinded by love and a tiara.

She also is in the public spotlight before him. Unlike other girlfriends, she has the experience to some point. Like Letizia, her career at least gives her a leg up in public speaking and being comfortable with press.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:53 PM
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All I have to say, that Meghan is proving to be VERY serious about Harry and loving him a lot, because even this hasn't driven her away. I'm sure she had a few moments prior knowledge of this trashy show being in the talks, and I'm sure the talks for this show would end if this relationship ended. But she's not walking away. She's facing this shameless exploitation with her head held high.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:01 AM
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It's not like Meghan is an innocent school girl. Anyone with a tv or goes for groceries knows the scrutiny the British royals live under. You'd have to live in a cave not to. She knew it was never going to be easy when she started dating him. This isn't an infatuated teenage girl blinded by love and a tiara.

She also is in the public spotlight before him. Unlike other girlfriends, she has the experience to some point. Like Letizia, her career at least gives her a leg up in public speaking and being comfortable with press.
Still, that's a lot of trouble to go through. Whether she expected it or not, how you feel knowing press will be all over you is different than when they really start turning over every rock. I'm sure most of us do not realize how many things we don't want others to know until it's out there. Point is, even knowing all this, some might decide it's too much trouble to go through.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:19 AM
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The US actress looks all set for summer after modelling a range of seasonal outfits including a sultry snap wearing nothing on top except a flowery blazer....

Meghan Markle sets pulses racing going braless in blazer | Daily Mail Online
It's from a March 2014 Splash magazine photo shoot that took place at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. I've posted a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot before in this thread. Old news, but leave it to the DF to continue with their baseless creation of made-up trivialities and non-stories. Meghan and Harry will only continue to keep their relationship low-profile. The OTT frenzy and relentless prying is ridiculous.

Here's the Splash photo shoot again which has been up on Youtube for some time, plus a brief reference to the 3-year-old story on the Splash website:
Video: Behind the scenes of our cover shoot with Meghan Markle - SPLASH


And here are more old videos; these are in connection with Meghan's cover feature for Lifestyle magazine. Wonder when DF will be retreading this? They probably won't be unless there is something they feel it's possible to insinuate of a sexually promiscuous or sleazy nature, which is what they have been doing for far too long.



Meghan: "A quote I live by is 'Don't give it five minutes if you're not going to give it five years...' If you're resilient and you stick with it, I think you have a really strong shot of achieving your goals."

Meghan also had this to say about her similar qualities to her friend, Serena Williams: "We are similar in our endless ambitions and in our desire to exceed expectations."

In the absence of any news at all, DF would make negative hay of anything, including those straightforward quotes. The quotes are positive and inspirational, and they give insight into the strengths of Meghan's personality, which is surely part of the reason why Harry was attracted to her in the first place.



And this brief fashion interview for OutNet.com with some wardrobe tips from Meghan:
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:02 AM
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Hmmm Wimbledon doesn't start until next week, & Serena is @ home, pregnant. That lady is on her way to see her prince!
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:28 AM
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Right, Serena won't be at Wimbledon this year. Meghan might still attend a few Wimbledon matches, who knows. It would be something if both Meghan and Harry show up one day in the royal box at Wimby.

I doubt that Harry is at all interested in tennis though. Young Prince William attended Wimbledon with his mother Diana on a memorable occasion. And William and Kate attended Wimbledon together sometime after their marriage.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:46 AM
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If there is to be a wedding, I'd be surprised if anyone from Meghan's family besides her mother and her father are in attendance. The others have just proven that they have no respect whatsoever for Meghan so why should she include them in her and Harry's special day.

Kind of has a Cinderella feel to it doesn't it.
I think it's just her dad's family she's estranged from. She still has family on her mothers side & I believe her maternal grandmother is still alive. It would also look kinda weird to have her mom & dad as her only family at the wedding while the Windors are represented in large in numbers!

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Not to make excuses for anyone, but not all families know how to handle having a famous relative in the family, yet alone one who's dating a very famous British prince. That family must be getting all kinds of calls from the media to do interviews and spill a few beans. It doesn't matter if the family don't know any real insightful details of the couple.
The Markle family went out of their way to court publicity purely out of greed, spite & jealousy. They invited the media into their home so they were not coerced into it. Her mother's family on the other hand haven't said a word. Unlike the Markles they haven't sold stories to the media & have kept a dignified silence.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:20 AM
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The only piece of jewelry on Meghan (should it happen) that would really matter would be that ring of Welsh gold. Everything else (besides an engagement ring) is window dressing.
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Hmmm Wimbledon doesn't start until next week, & Serena is @ home, pregnant. That lady is on her way to see her prince!
But isn't Harry on some African Safari following Elephants?
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:21 AM
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In addition to her mother and father, there's a possibility that Meghan could also still have paternal and maternal family members that she has a good relationship with that have not courted the media like some of them have.

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But isn't Harry on some African Safari following Elephants?
Harry's back and has a joint engagement tomorrow with The Queen.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:24 AM
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Hmmmm perhaps we'll see Harry make a rare appearance at Wimbledon, with a guest.


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Old 06-28-2017, 07:58 AM
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I don't think someone should be allowed into the RF only if they come from an ideal family. No one should be treated as inferior if they didn't have perfect family dynamics.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:20 AM
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No one has 'ideal' family ...some have better situations than others but everyone has their issues.


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Old 06-28-2017, 08:21 AM
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There is NO such bar... God knows the Spencer's had FAR from perfect 'family dynamics'..
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:34 AM
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I don't think someone should be allowed into the RF only if they come from an ideal family. No one should be treated as inferior if they didn't have perfect family dynamics.
Of course not, and as wyevale wrote, there is NO such bar.

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There is NO such bar... God knows the Spencer's had FAR from perfect 'family dynamics'..
And there you said it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:43 AM
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That's right, remember, he don't come from an ideal family either. Again, people have to stop looking for perfect partners with perfect families for the Windsors. Mainly because the Windsors aren't perfect either.

The Markle's family issues aren't any of our business.
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