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Old 11-09-2016, 08:43 PM
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How is she benefiting from this public exposure other than probably the increase in her number of followers...has she received any new acting gigs or modeling contracts since it was confirmed that she is dating Harry? is she receiving compensation for promoting goods and services on twitter and instagram [i.e. similar to the Kardashians]. She already had a blog and clothing line prior to dating Harry, so what has she gained exactly from this exposure other than more people knowing who she is?

Suits is a popular show on the USA network, it is certainly not along the likes of CSI, Scandal or Law and Order but for a lot of people who watch the USA network [and I was one of them for Silk Stalkings, Royal Pains, Fairly Legal, etc.]....I have known about her since the show started. Although to be honest I have never looked at her instagram and/or twitter account until the rumors of the Harry pairing pop up. Meghan, like many her age and in her industry documents her life on social media. Thats' what they do...I don't think that should be held against against. And for those who are criticize her for saying that she was the luckiest girl in the world..she also said that in April/May and was referencing a trip she took with some girlfriends to Italy.
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:53 PM
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What's amazing to me is that no matter what choices a woman makes, someone will hate her for them.

Meghan Markle is getting a ton of criticism for making her own career and success- for working hard as both an actress and a humanitarian, for having a public personality and opinions.

Catherine has gotten a ton of criticism for being a Stepford Wife- too quiet, a mannequin with no opinions, boring and not charismatic.

There is no way for a woman to date a member of the British Royal Family without a portion of the population absolutely hating her for it and I for one will not be buying into that nonsense.




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Old 11-09-2016, 09:09 PM
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What's amazing to me is that no matter what choices a woman makes, someone will hate her for them.

Meghan Markle is getting a ton of criticism for making her own career and success- for working hard as both an actress and a humanitarian, for having a public personality and opinions.

Catherine has gotten a ton of criticism for being a Stepford Wife- too quiet, a mannequin with no opinions, boring and not charismatic.

There is no way for a woman to date a member of the British Royal Family without a portion of the population absolutely hating her for it and I for one will not be buying into that nonsense.




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Right, I just don't think people should be tearing Miss Markle down over her career. She's successful in her own right and already have a media profile. She didn't just make it up since dating Harry.

I hope people will show her some respect and not hound her in person and on her personal social media.

Leave the girl alone and don't make things hard for this relationship.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:30 PM
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Meghan will absolutely benefit from dating Harry. Meghan is what I call a hustler, she is a supporting actress on a basic cable show and yet she has a clothing line and is a UN appointee, actresses who are much better known cannot claim those accomplishments. If Meghan and Harry get married, Meghan will benefit by becoming a member of the British Royal Family and all that entails - tiaras, castles, swanky title, etc. Yeah, it's not all rosy, but becoming a member of the British royal family comes with perks and a platform that will allow her to continue her humanitarian work and advocacy. As far as what will happen if she and Harry do not go the distance, take a look at post-Harry Cressida Bonas, Cressida has scored fashion campaigns, magazine covers, and sits on the front row at major fashion shows, I have no doubt that those same things will come Meghan's way, I suspect that when you toss in Meghan savvy and moxie, with or without Harry, we will be seeing much more of her.

Again I think Meghan is a hustler, and regardless of the outcome, I think she is going to parlay her relationship with Prince Harry into bigger and better things, I think that's just how she's wired, but just to be clear, I am giving her the benefit of the doubt that when it comes to her attraction to and feelings about Harry. One, Harry is far from being a charmless ogre, and also, if you look at previous men she's been in relationships with, Harry seems to be her type, so I have no reason to believe that Meghan's interest in Harry is solely opportunistic, but, regardless of the outcome of the relationship and independent of the genuineness of her feelings for Harry, opportunities will come from it and she will take advantage of them.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:33 PM
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I'm going to disagree. She plays a supporting part on a cable tv show which is getting under 2 million viewers in a country of 330 million. Once the Harry news broke, she front page on website, newspapers, magazines. Most people here probably never heard of her before being linked to Harry. She has gotten tons of name recognition that she wouldn't have got without the Harry connection.

Suits isn't on right now it apparently comes back on in early 2017

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I agree. That's exactly how's she benefitting. Tons of free press and high profile. I'd never heard of her before this all went on.


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Old 11-09-2016, 10:58 PM
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Yes but if the tons of press doesn't lead to anything not really a benefit. We're not talking Cressida. Cress was fresh out of school and other than Harry was only known for her family and being mistaken for a different model. Meghan already has an established career. She already had 2 major humanitarian positions. She is on her second release of her clothing line. At least in cAnada she is easily recognizable from her commercials. Unless she suddenly lands a major movie roll or something, she is not benefiting here.

And the press isn't going to help. Reitmans is not a designer anything. It is a retail store, not low end but affordable. women shop there as it's affordable and it fits everyone from petite so to plus size. The kind of people who drop money on clothes because of a celebrity are not likely to shop there. It's along the lines of like Martha Stewart or Miley Cyrus having a line at target or Kmart yes a celebrity meme, but no one racing out to buy.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:15 PM
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While she is with Harry, she may have to turn stuff down. Say she gets offered a network show from Shonda Rimes of Grey's Anatomy & Scandal fame. Can she commit herself to several years on a network tv show (knowing that HRH The Duchess of Sussex cant be the lead actress) or does she turn it down because she wants to move to the U.K. and explore her relationship further.

If they break up, she goes back to a LA a household name, which she wasn't one before. More known, more opportunities will come, better roles, product endorsements, magazine covers. She is now Meghan Markle, former flame of Prince Harry now starting in NCIS:Miami Tuesday nights on CBS.

Regarding the clothing line: a moderate price line of clothing is going to sell better than a high end one. Martha Stewart sells a lot of towels and bedding at Macy's, Jaclyn Smith from Charlie's Angel fame has been selling stuff at Kmart for 30 years with over 100 million people buying it. That's more money than selling 100 $1000 dresses.


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Old 11-09-2016, 11:28 PM
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Dating Harry might bring in some roles and some profit for her blog in the short term, along with a lot of dirt being thrown, racism by DM readers and some incredibly nasty and semi-racist articles by British tabloids. These tabloids of course always turn around and protest their innocence in the most sickeningly self righteous manner, after others protest about their behaviour.

If Meghan is dating Harry it's probably fair to say that she is attracted to him and that they get on well. Further than that we can't really say. If she is wanting to be 'a Princess' above everything then Harry, who has plenty of experience in this sort of thing, will no doubt find her out before long.

Her profession probably inevitably raises questions in the minds of others about raising her profile and 'what's in it for her?' Certainly more than if she was a nurse or office worker. I do happen to think Meghan is genuinely fond of Harry and doesn't have her eye on the main chance. If this romance is serious then I guess we will know if she is, sooner or later.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:29 AM
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Prince Harry’s new gal pal takes time off amid ‘harassment’ | Page Six

After Prince Harry defended his new girlfriend Meghan Markle from what he called a “wave of abuse and harassment,” Page Six has learned that the actress has asked for time off from filming her TV show.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:57 AM
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Leave Prince Harry’s girlfriend alone, Toronto neighbours tell media - The Globe and Mail

disagreement on the harrassment KP claimed she suffered at her home in Toronto.
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:31 AM
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^ Yes, I've read this elsewhere. This neighbour quoted in the article though, wasn't presumably around Meghan's home 24/7. There could have been a scuffle in spite of the photographer's denial. Members of the press tend to defend each other.

Meghan lives alone and if she heard voices or noises outside her home at night and they seriously alarmed her, she had every right to call the police IMO. I would in that situation. In the vast majority of cases by the time the police arrive whoever it is that's causing the problem will have dispersed and the police will just soothe and advise the householder.

What concerns me more is the behaviour of the tabloids within Britain, with their cartoons and sly allusions to 'minxes' and 'exotic blood' and 'porn sites'. Meghan is not a porn star. She's a TV actress who happens to be bi-racial. There is a difference!
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:31 AM
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I have no doubt the tabloid paparazzi have tried to get access to her property. I highly doubt she'd call the police just for the heck of it. She has been very low key and drama free all the Suit years I've followed her career (loosely). The tabloids didn't like it one bit, when they got called out for the thinly veiled racism, the misogynistic articles and the harassment she's received. Good on her for hiring private security.
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:55 AM
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Right, I just don't think people should be tearing Miss Markle down over her career. She's successful in her own right and already have a media profile. She didn't just make it up since dating Harry.

I hope people will show her some respect and not hound her in person and on her personal social media.

Leave the girl alone and don't make things hard for this relationship.
I totally agree.

Some logic needs to be brought in to all of this.

You're an actress, you've launched a line in clothing, you're doing well in your career and reasonably successful. You then meet a guy who is a prince and you start dating - but you certainly don't give everything up on the basis of who you're dating.

Meghan has contractual commitments and in the first months of a new relationship she will surely have discussed it all with Harry and he will have discussed all his stuff with her and once that's done they'll have made a decision whether or not to forge ahead and work out where they want things to go.

For his part, Harry will surely be cautious as to who he dates and who is suitable and whether or not Meghan is the type of girl to take him for a ride or not. He will know if she's the right one or not. Let's give him some credit!

Let's also give Meghan some credit too - she's worked hard to get her career and business off the ground, it's her life and she must be proud of what she has achieved. Marrying a prince and becoming a member of a royal family is hardly the ultimate goal and success in life that people assume it is.
I think once you meet a royal and the initial novelty of knowing a royal wears off and you get used to who they are, at the end of the day, you're still left with a normal person, with normal good and bad points and in some respects a normal relationship.
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Old 11-10-2016, 03:39 AM
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If this doesn't work out Harry will forever blame the media if he's right or not. I don't see a happy ending for Harry


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I'm italian and I honestly didn't know Meghan Markle before this. I know Italy it's a small country but having a worldwide exposure is different. Now Meghan Markle is known in Italy only for dating Prince Harry, before this she was absolutely unknown.
I don't know why, but I can't see her and Harry together, obviously it's my opinion. I would have loved if Harry had dated a common girl like William did with Kate, not a "famous" person like Meghan. T
he racism against her was absolutely horrible, anyway.
I hope Harry will be happy with this girl, even if I don't think she's the one.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:33 AM
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If this doesn't work out Harry will forever blame the media if he's right or not. I don't see a happy ending for Harry


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It's been said before that Harry reads all the stories written about him. So that alone isn't good for his mental health. I agree if she leaves him because she doesn't want to deal with animals on display in the zoo aspects of life in BRF, the media will be prime suspect to blame. He's has that impulsive side like Diana did.


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Old 11-10-2016, 07:01 AM
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Increased exposure benefits any celebrity and that's what Meghan is, a celebrity

Another thing, Harry dislikes the tabloid press as much as any royal, he uses the Press Complaints Commission just like other royals but for the most part editors turned a blind eye to it.

Now that Harry is becoming more proactive with his personal life, drawing more of a line in sand about what's acceptable and what's not, it's making the tabloids take more of a hard line with him.

Editors know Harry is going to be every bit as protective of his future wife and children as other royals are.
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:08 AM
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What's amazing to me is that no matter what choices a woman makes, someone will hate her for them.

Meghan Markle is getting a ton of criticism for making her own career and success- for working hard as both an actress and a humanitarian, for having a public personality and opinions.

Catherine has gotten a ton of criticism for being a Stepford Wife- too quiet, a mannequin with no opinions, boring and not charismatic.

There is no way for a woman to date a member of the British Royal Family without a portion of the population absolutely hating her for it and I for one will not be buying into that nonsense.




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I agree.

I think racism, prejudice and jealousy are leaving some people blind and aggressive. Even hustler are calling her, as if he knew her. What I see is a beautiful, intelligent, articulate, independent and interested girl in humanitarian work. And I still can not see how she would improve her exposure by getting involved with Harry. In addition to negative comments, her ex girlfriends have not improved their lives, Cressida remains an unknown actress
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:13 AM
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There is no way for a woman to date a member of the British Royal Family without a portion of the population absolutely hating her for it and I for one will not be buying into that nonsense.



I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head. There is no 'right' way to be because criticism will always come. Publicity is an inherent part of being an actor and it helps--a lot-- perhaps even more than talent. However, she was acting before she even met Harry.

I can see both sides of the argument. The BRF has always tended to like those associated with them to remain mum about their connections. This is an entirely new ground for them because she can't just all of a sudden go cold on her already existing fans who were used to her being so open. The banana post was questionable I do admit. But I'll dismiss it as just a silly joke.

I do believe that anyone whose career is based on publicity benefits from royal connections, but that's not the fault of the person who benefits. Lucky breaks come for us all during our lives (different magnitudes, of course). However, I don't think Harry has ever particularly cared whether someone he liked benefited from his name. Cressida and now Chelsy wither jewelry line did and he still was on good terms with them to the best of my knowledge. His friend Guy Pelly as well. I think he differentiates between someone benefiting as a consequence and someone simply dating him/being around him just to get publicity.

I can't say what's 'best' for the royal family because I can't see the future. However, I m very interested to find out what changes come to the institution.
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See this is the way the DM and other tabloids will keep Meghan in the news. Papers can sit back and say we're not harassing her, she's a celebrity, we're just reporting on her public life.

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