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Old 08-15-2018, 10:47 PM
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The Duchess of Sussex: Family and Background

The man appears to be a full blown narcissist. Period. They canít be fixed, and no relationship with them can be anything but toxic.

If you want to help shut the Markles up donít click on any news stories about them.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:12 PM
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If you want to help shut the Markles up donít click on any news stories about them.
I don't, i can read it all here for no click bites whatsover! But I am totally in the camp that they should all be quiet from now on, especially the father who's only got himself to blame; he could have been a guest, in the wedding photos, he'd been invited. It's all sour grapes and it's all of his own making.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:40 PM
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The man appears to be a full blown narcissist. Period. They canít be fixed, and no relationship with them can be anything but toxic.

If you want to help shut the Markles up donít click on any news stories about them.
Thatís been my approach lately. Itís remarkably liberating.
I read an article about twitter shutting some guyís account down. Sam seems to resort to tweeting inflammatory things when her press exposure wanes - I wonder what it would take for her account to be shut down
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:36 AM
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I would call my father up, tell him to get his behind over to the UK and have a good talk with him. Doing things over the phone limits impact. Iíd be sweet and kind and even make him a cup of tea. If he maintains stubbornness and get out of hand, Iíll tell him where to pick it up and where to lay it down. Dad would be shown the door and Iíll carry on like he never existed.

Somebody have to make a move to help end this. Thereís plenty of blame to go around for this debacle.
This is an utterly ridiculous plan, given the situation. Itís appeasing an emotional abuser, itís playing into his game, itís adding fuel to the fire, itís ignoring that theyíre long past the point of a face-to-face convo being advantageous...

Even aside from all that, just think about the bottom-line logistics of Meghanís life now and what her fatherís favorite points of complaint are. For them to get together, at the very least heíd have to deal with her security officers that would need to take control of making sure the meeting place is safe for her; if he went to the UK heíd find himself surrounded by the wealth heís so jealous of. In either case, before either opened their mouth to say hello heíd be handed ammunition to go off the rails complaining about her not writing him a blank check, or her being high on her own sense of self importance...he canít be trusted to have a calm conversation in that context right now.

Really, thatís the bottom line: to engage in the kind of meeting you describe requires a certain degree of trust. He has shown the world heís not worthy of that trust. It doesnít matter that heís her father. It simply does not matter once you cross a certain line with your behavior.

Thereís truly nothing Meghan can do to engage that doesnít make things worse. The idea that she can stop him is a pipe dream. Heís too far gone for that.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:42 AM
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Thatís been my approach lately. Itís remarkably liberating.
I read an article about twitter shutting some guyís account down. Sam seems to resort to tweeting inflammatory things when her press exposure wanes - I wonder what it would take for her account to be shut down
I think Twitter can't shut Samantha's account down because it's a private account.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:47 AM
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I don't understand why people are believing the tabloid stories. I find it disquieting the level to which Mr Markle is being trashed here as a result of tabloid stories. The tabloids must be doing a jig. JMO.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:52 AM
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I would call my father up, tell him to get his behind over to the UK and have a good talk with him. Doing things over the phone limits impact. I’d be sweet and kind and even make him a cup of tea. If he maintains stubbornness and get out of hand, I’ll tell him where to pick it up and where to lay it down. Dad would be shown the door and I’ll carry on like he never existed.

Somebody have to make a move to help end this. There’s plenty of blame to go around for this debacle.
And if Mr Markle decides, that he doesn't want to get his behind to UK. He records this phone call and sells it to the highest bidder. Or if he gets his behind to UK, but comes with his own list of demands? And if you don't comply, he sells this meeting to the tabloids, and adds a few more made up, more dramatic, details. You, with meeting him, gave him credibility, and you will be called the bully.

Mr Markle has decided he's the victim. Nothing anyone says is going to change that. An alleged call from palace aide to help graft an apology was an insult to him. Doesn't matter if this call happened or not, it just shows how Mr Markle makes himself a victim of every situation.

TM is an adult man with a very unhealthy sized ego, he's extremely self centred, jealous, manipulative, and entitled. Trying to make demands on him against his own wishes simply won't work. Telling him how things will happen won't work. Only way to maybe quiet him down for a minute would be to give into his demands, and those demand would be too ridiculous to fulfil.

ETA: The tabloid stories Mr Markle has been trashed for are his actual interviews.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:31 AM
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I think Twitter can't shut Samantha's account down because it's a private account.


Yes Samantha only tweets to her followers and then they do the work of the Queen Bee for her.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:34 AM
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I don't understand why people are believing the tabloid stories. I find it disquieting the level to which Mr Markle is being trashed here as a result of tabloid stories. The tabloids must be doing a jig. JMO.
Tom Markle Sr is cooperating with the tabloids, being interviewed and in several cases being interviewed on camera. There is nothing ambiguous about that. That is why he is being “trashed.” He has said some things that are not very nice.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:55 PM
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Meghan's salary from Suits and other roles revealed, according to the Express.

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ry-news-latest
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:43 PM
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37K is not alot of money in terms of TV shows.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:01 PM
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I think you're right there, AlowVera. This is just my impression but from following Meghan since the news she was dating Harry broke, I didn't see anything in her lifestyle that pointed to living the life of "the rich and famous".

She seemed to live moderately in Toronto and it never was the case that she was reported to spend excesses of money on the "good life". This leads me to believe that she's invested her money wisely and has lucrative investments that are conductive for "rainy days". This is all part and parcel of having a good work ethic.

It also points to a person that is comfortable in their own skin where the glitz and the glamor aren't goals. She has stated quite a few times that her acting career was one that gave her the opportunity to do her humanitarian work.

So to be honestly truthful here, I think the draw for her towards Harry was not the tiaras and the palaces and the wealth of the BRF but the wonderful platform being married to Harry would provide as far as making a difference in our world. Of course, the *main* reason was she fell in love with Harry and Harry fell in love with her but I do think she saw different "perks" than what a lot of people have insinuated.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:01 PM
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Not at all...very little by TV standards.


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I think you're right there, AlowVera. This is just my impression but from following Meghan since the news she was dating Harry broke, I didn't see anything in her lifestyle that pointed to living the life of "the rich and famous".

She seemed to live moderately in Toronto and it never was the case that she was reported to spend excesses of money on the "good life". This leads me to believe that she's invested her money wisely and has lucrative investments that are conductive for "rainy days". This is all part and parcel of having a good work ethic.

It also points to a person that is comfortable in their own skin where the glitz and the glamor aren't goals. She has stated quite a few times that her acting career was one that gave her the opportunity to do her humanitarian work.

So to be honestly truthful here, I think the draw for her towards Harry was not the tiaras and the palaces and the wealth of the BRF but the wonderful platform being married to Harry would provide as far as making a difference in our world. Of course, the *main* reason was she fell in love with Harry and Harry fell in love with her but I do think she saw different "perks" than what a lot of people have insinuated.

To me the BRF doesn't seem to live that opulently when you consider their wealth and how other wealthy people live.

I do think what attracted her to Harry was their very common interests and goals. Having the physical attraction too is just icing on the cake.


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Old 08-17-2018, 08:34 PM
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Not at all...very little by TV standards. LaRae
That's £37,000 per episode (or close to $50,000 US dollars per episode) for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits. This means she earned £333,000 per year (or approaching $450,000 US Dollars). That's close to one half million a year. I'm impressed! Given Meghan's status as an 'unknown' that is fabulous money! [However, by my tally she was making far more than that for Suits, well over half a million per annum, and add to that her side gigs promoting fashion lines, etc, she could easily have been clearing $1 million a year imo, making the $5 million net worth conservative. JMO]

I think people are gauging money by celebrity status which really ratchets up the numbers, especially in a wildly popular show. Suits was a very respectable show (7 seasons is a successful show) and I would assume what Meghan was paid steadily increased as the show wore on and her character became integral to the show. We don't know when she was making the sum indicated (or if it's even the true amount). Personally, I would be more than pleased to be making that sum of money, at her stage in her career, as it then was. Just saying.
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I, too, have to laugh when I see people stating that the BRF live opulently and have all these amazing "perks". I just have to recall the story when Charles was little, he came back to the house and had lost a dog lead. HM sent him back out there to find it as "dog leads costs money". HM does seem to live frugally and as simple as possible on her own time. Tupperware holding cereals and BBQs out of doors at Balmoral etc.

Harry was raised partly by Charles and although Charles has been cited for excesses, I believe its due to going for quality that lasts. The man has shoes over 40 years old. He's also a very astute businessman and makes wise investments not only for himself but for his duchy and his charities such as the Prince's Trust.

This "frugality" of living, to me was reflected in Harry and Meghan's courtship. They preferred staying in and cooking their own meals and walking the grounds of Windsor Castle. Simple things. Normal things. Not exactly the life of "the rich and famous" where bigger and sparkle is better. They could afford the best there is but that's not their goals at all.
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To me the BRF doesn't seem to live that opulently when you consider their wealth and how other wealthy people live.
Was just listening to an interview where someone who apparently would know made mention of how very modest the royals live. 'Even shabby' was a phrase used to describe the impression given in some sections of private royal residences.

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I do think what attracted her to Harry was their very common interests and goals. Having the physical attraction too is just icing on the cake. LaRae
He loves her and that makes all the difference for her I would think (plus as you say she fell for him, too). I doubt she would have budged had he not proven himself to her. Not worth the sacrifices she has made otherwise. JMO.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:49 PM
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That's £37,000 per episode (or close to $50,000 US dollars per episode) for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits. This means she earned £333,000 per year (or approaching $450,000 US Dollars). That's close to one half million a year. I'm impressed! Given Meghan's status as an 'unknown' that is fabulous money! [However, by my tally she was making far more than that for Suits, well over half a million per annum, and add to that her side gigs promoting fashion lines, etc, she could easily have been clearing $1 million a year imo, making the $5 million net worth conservative. JMO]

I think people are gauging money by celebrity status which really ratchets up the numbers, especially in a wildly popular show. Suits was a very respectable show (7 seasons is a successful show) and I would assume what Meghan was paid steadily increased as the show wore on and her character became integral to the show. We don't know when she was making the sum indicated (or if it's even the true amount). Personally, I would be more than pleased to be making that sum of money, at her stage in her career, as it then was. Just saying.

Again I said by TV standards it is very little money. You have some TV actors making 1 million per episode. I wasn't comparing her income to the average person.


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That of course is before taxes. The US and Canada have tax agreements but not sure how it works.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:51 PM
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I'm putting on my skeptical hat. She was on a cable TV show that was never big and she was in her mid 30s. Not 'old' by normal standards, but by Hollywood. She never really had a big breakout role. I'd never heard of "Suits" or her until she dated Harry. She knew her acting years were slowing down ("Suits" had been on 7 seasons and the storylines are repetitive). She really didn't sacrifice her career. She wasn't the multi-millionaire the press tried to make her out to be.

Don't flame me, but the charity and humanitarian stuff seemed to be PR. It struck me as she was almost trying to campaign to be in the royal family. Of course, KP isn't good with PR either.
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I mean that is your opinion but she was volunteering and doing that work long before Harry was in her life.
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