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Old 11-08-2016, 07:44 AM
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There are people on TRF still today who think Kate is unsuitable as a bride simply because her parents had the nerve to becomes self made millionaires in their 30s.

It may not be fair but Meghan's life will be picked apart. Including her past relationships and career. What her parents do or don't do. The whole shebang.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:54 AM
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Prince Harry: Relationship Suggestions and Musings 2016

We saw it all with Kate. They combed through her life , tried to get stories from old school mates, explored the family history. Lucky for Kate, only thing found where the fashion show see through dress, James Middleton wearing his sister's dress and blabby Jessica Hay.

Rupert Finch probably got offered money to talk just like Meghan's exes. But being offered money for a story isn't illegal. Just say no.


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Old 11-08-2016, 07:58 AM
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I understand where Harry comes from but this statement won't change anything. Meghan is an actress, a public person, feeding her instagram with private infos. Either she (and her family) is naive or clueless about the tabloids with relation to Harry.
I don't condone harrassment, not at all, but the sad truth is that it will continue.

The only way to end this is to become engaged with Meghan moving into KP. Her life as is was only a few days ago is over, either they split up or they become engaged. I don't think they will date like this for much longer as the press will be relentless.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:00 AM
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There is a slight difference between the harassment suffered by Kate and by Chelsy Davy in the days of rampant papparazi and now, though. They had the British press pack to contend with, yes. However, Meghan is a US citizen living in a Canadian city. Therefore the British, Canadian and to a certain extent the US media, are interesting themselves in this, now and in the future.

I don't think Harry is under any illusion that the baying media pack are going to now calm themselves down with mugs of cocoa and a good lie-down.

However, the media preventing Meghan's mother from entering her home, hassling exes for paid stories, and other delightful actions were at least partly a result of Harry's side/ KP remaining silent. The KP press office and Harry realised that this furore wasn't stopping and therefore it was best that a statement be issued.

We don't know what her completely innocent mother, brother, ex husband etc have been going through in the past week and so KP decided that a statement would at least clear the air.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:10 AM
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If I was Harry, I would be getting Meghan's mom Carole Middleton's number. The mom is in America. There is freedom of the press here. You can stand in a public space with a camera and ask people questions. That's what TMZ does every episode.


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Old 11-08-2016, 08:15 AM
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I don't know anything about her family, but we've heard more from her people in ten days than we did from the Middletons in 8 years.

Maybe because Meghan is an actress and her father was in the industry as well, maybe her sister and nephew think there isn't anything wrong with speaking to the media.

If I were Meghan though, to the best of my ability I would circle the wagons and keep my head down for awhile.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:19 AM
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Some Americans aren't knowledgable about the British media who've been trolling the neighbourhood apparently. The US media is just as bad. And her half brother confined himself to supportive statements and her half-sister later denied that she had said anything. Her mother stated that she was sorry she couldn't say anything.

How do we know that members of the media pack have been confining themselves to public places? They may well have been attempting to weasel their way onto private property. There were stories that reporters/photographers were on doorsteps and even trying to break into garages, forcing doors etc.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:21 AM
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This statement feels like a last-resort, desperate attempt to calm the press down. While I do think a lot of interest and backlash is due to her racial background and people deserve to be called out on it, I can't help but feel that it's kinda expected when you're dating an actress? Just imagine how much more interest there would be had he started dating someone of Jennifer Lawrence' profile..
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:22 AM
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To be honest, I kind of expected that sooner or later a statement would be released this time. The vicious comments are so overwhelming, and the huge wave of interest seems much more that what Chelsy or Cressida had to deal with at the beginning of their relationship with Harry. Harry's message is totally on point and I can only feel for him and Meghan. Said this, Meghan herself and, above all, her family were the first one to encourage this circus. I undestand that she cannot control everything that comes out of her relative's mouths, but they have been talking too much. So, I have to say that maybe, some of the vitriol could have been avoided by keeping a decent "no comment".
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:27 AM
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I'm afraid this statement is simply bait for the media sharks.

There are no restrictions on the media in the US though I understand that is not the case in the UK or Canada. So the National Enquirer, the Star etc will have a field day going after them.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:29 AM
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TMZ is going to hunt her down.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:35 AM
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Okay, presuming this is not just a fling, otherwise the palace IMO would remain silent, let's have a look at Meghan.

The negative sides first. (After all she's only a tragedy away from being the top four primary royals in the BRF).

What do we know about her?

Any nude pics out there? (Because that's always what the press hits on).
Any scandals? Drugs, shoplifting, DIU and so on.
Unfortunate friends? - Who've ended up in prison or who believe all babies should have their ears culled or something like that.
Opinion and politics. Has she said or done anything controversial? - Like being a member of a fascist party.
Education? - Is she think as a plank or is she well-rounded?
Manners and personality. Has she a habit of saying "sort-a" in every two sentences or having regular tantrums in public places?
Family and parents. - Anything unfortunate there?

And so on and so on...
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:39 AM
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mmm... interesting press release.

am i the only one who read the press release in its entirety and found it a most strange statement? the informal tone it is written in, the specificities, the 'let's break the news out - yes, it is his GIRLFRIEND, meghan'. it is just not the done thing. i even doubt kensington ever confirmed that harry was going out with any of his previous girlfriends, cressida and chelsy, and they went out for a long time. what made them release this makes me extremely curious. it is a strange move.

anyway, if by releasing this they thought they would decrease media pressure on her and her circle, they've done the exact opposite. in doing so they confirmed their relationship and as a result, more and more will come. this is only just the start.

it is strange they would release this - as if they didn't know how diana and kate were harrased by the paps. are they seriously expecting a press release to stop all that behaviour? i thought they (kensington palace, harry, meghan or whoever had the idea to do this) would know better.
I was resisting posting as it wasn't confirmed, but well. Now.

I did not expect to be reading about Meghan Markle in the context of dating a Royal, but I kind of like it.

I don't think they would have released this statement unless the two were semi-serious. Perhaps they wanted to firmly establish their stance at the outset, given their experience with Kate. This sets a precedent with the press, now. It's the only reasoning I can think of.

Additionally, given the tone of some of the coverage, I think it's positive that he openly condemned it. It's one thing to be reported on, and they cannot avoid that, but the racist undercurrents from some quarters were egregious.

And of course, it was probably upsetting to read such things, and this may temporarily halt the stories.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:42 AM
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I'm pleased that Prince Harry and KP has issued this letter. Miss Markel should not be harassed and nor should her family be harassed.

We also have to the responsibility of not egging the media on folks. The couple deserve some peace and space. If people care about Harry, no on will have a problem with this statement that Harry and the palace has issued.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:44 AM
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I don't think a message would have been issued had there not been serious concerns for the safety and privacy of Meghan, her family and friends.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:52 AM
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In a strange way, I think what Harry allowed to be printed was a good idea. Get it out there if, in fact, this MIGHT be a "serious" relationship. Let Meghan know exactly what being in the tabloid and proper media is all about at this scale. They will be relentless and every small aspect of her and her entire family's lives will be critiqued and found fault with constantly. Tabloids will make up stories if they can't location a nasty one. She will know quite fast if she can stand the heat of all this garbage quite soon. If not, back out gracefully. She already has obtained quite a level of world recognition by this affair which she certainly didn't [or probably never would] without coupling with Prince Harry. So her career will be enhanced greatly, if that is what she wants. Harry knows exactly what the press did and in some respects is still doing to his mother, step-mother, sister-in-law and her family and all his other ex ladies. Best to let Meghan know exact what she is in for and if she really wants her family to be degraded daily. Shame, but that is what the media is today and people love to read the dirt on others as it makes them feel superior. Weird bizarre world. Me, I hope they are happy and content with their relationship as that is what life should be about.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:55 AM
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I don't think a message would have been issued had there not been serious concerns for the safety and privacy of Meghan, her family and friends.
I agree. That is why we have to be serious and making sure we aren't giving the media fuel to go on and on with their ridiculous and racial articles on this young lady and her family. Let's just be respectful.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:58 AM
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Okay, presuming this is not just a fling, otherwise the palace IMO would remain silent, let's have a look at Meghan.

The negative sides first. (After all she's only a tragedy away from being the top four primary royals in the BRF).

What do we know about her?

Any nude pics out there? (Because that's always what the press hits on).
I don't think there are nudes of her (beyond photoshop), but she has had some scantily clad scenes in Suits.

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Any scandals? Drugs, shoplifting, DIU and so on.
One divorce, and it sounds like her family has a history of money trouble. Plus a recent history of not avoiding talking to the press.

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Unfortunate friends? - Who've ended up in prison or who believe all babies should have their ears culled or something like that.
She's an actress, so I'm going to make a guess that she's got some unfortunate associations.

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Opinion and politics. Has she said or done anything controversial? - Like being a member of a fascist party.
I've gotten the impression that she's somewhat liberal when it comes to politics... mostly because she's spoken against Trump. She might have a hard time switching from being someone whose opinion is sought after in interviews, to someone whose opinion on politics is not wanted publicly.

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Education? - Is she think as a plank or is she well-rounded?
She went to a private Catholic high school as a teenager, then to Northwestern University where she got a communications degree.

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Manners and personality. Has she a habit of saying "sort-a" in every two sentences or having regular tantrums in public places?
I don't know much about that... I do know that she already has a history of humanitarian work. She's worked with the UN's HeforShe movement, and is an ambassador for World Vision Canada. She's also been a counsellor for One Young World. And she likes to rescue dogs.

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Family and parents. - Anything unfortunate there?
Her parents are divorced. Mother is well educated with a Masters in Social Work and works as a yoga therapist. Her father is a director of photography and has won an Emmy at some point. She has at least 2 half siblings (a brother and a sister), and a nephew, who have all spoken to the press regarding her and her relationship.
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Yes indeed:

I am glad this statement has been issued and that the matter will no longer be subject to rumour and speculation. I only hope that Harry and Meghan can continue to develop their relationship as they wish.
I hope too, but I'm afraid this statement will worsen the situation: now that press has the certainty of their relationship, Meghan and Harry won't have an easy life.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:07 AM
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Interesting article from Sky News

http://news.sky.com/story/why-prince...snt-sf-twitter

She brings up the point about Harry being concerned about level of attention focused on this relationship compared to previous ones. With Chelsy, you still had William and Kate dating/engaged to take the attention away. Cressida had royal baby fever to take the attention away. Now William and Kate are boring with their 2 kids and happy marriage.

Then comes an American actress with open social media accounts, a screen history, a ex husband, a family that talked to the media. It's a press jackpot for the media. It's a big juicy steak in front a hungry pack of wolves. Would there be this much interest in 2 weeks of coverage if Harry was dating a Sophie Wessex type who was middle class, no online profile and family didn't respond to media?


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