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Old 06-21-2018, 02:22 PM
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You’d think Markles were the only people with a relative marry into a royal family the shameful/exploitive way they’ve paraded themselves in the media.

While the Markles are certainly not the only ones to have done this, it is typically distressing for the newlywed and his/her spouse so it does invite comment. IMO.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:26 PM
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While I don't think Meghan's father has shown the best judgement over the past few months, it is very easy for us not experiencing his life to judge what he should or should not have done.
And even though he was told not to talk to the press I'm not convinced he understands exactly why. I don't think he has a clue how different his daughter's life has become.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:32 PM
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While the Markles are certainly not the only ones to have done this, it is typically distressing for the newlywed and his/her spouse so it does invite comment. IMO.
I’m sorry but of all the ‘commoner’ men/women who’ve married into royalty here and on the continent, I have heard of none who had a bunch of relatives behave like the Markles. To have a dad, uncle, half-sister, half-brother, half-nephews constantly trash or sell you out to the media for money is disgusting. And shameful. There are those on social media who love to infantilize Snr & make up all sorts of excuses for him, I won’t be part of that.

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Old 06-21-2018, 02:58 PM
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We can analyze Tom Sr.'s intentions and motives until the cows come home (I've always wondered if them cows go clubbing or something) but the gist of it is that by doing that interview with Piers Morgan, Tom knew that his daughter had requested him not to speak to the press at all and he blatantly disregarded her wishes and went against her advice on how to handle things.

A child that doesn't listen to Mommy when she says not to touch that hot stove and does so anyways ends up being burned and remembers not to touch the stove again. Tom Sr. got burned and embarrassed by staged photographs and talking to TMZ. He didn't learn. He continued to willingly make that same mistake again (on the sly no less without giving Meghan a head's up).

Hopefully this will be the last we hear of the Markle side of the family as Harry and Meghan go forward into their new lives as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We'll probably get a blurb should they start a family but one thing is for sure, the Markle family will not have any kind of "inside" information whatsoever and will only know as much as we do which is what Meghan and Harry will want their public to know.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:30 PM
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Maybe Mr. Markle just didn't want to have anyone else read his thoughts. He was having heart problems so a few words at a wedding was probably not first on his mind at that point. Plus I am sure that there would have been some who would have thought Mr. Markle was just trying to gain a bit of "spotlight" if he did insist that Prince Charles read something he wrote. I think he did the proper thing in the situation. I am sure that Mr. Markle and his daughter did exactly what they wanted to do on that day and it was done.
I'm not sure how to reconcile not wanting anyone else to read your thoughts if you are going to give thise as a speech. He even was willing uo share then on tv, moreover, he was not incapacitated so could have sent it himself very easily. I would hope he had the speech ready ahead of time.

And I am not sure what either one wanted for that day. Meghan seems to have wanted some minor role for her father, her father didn't seem to care that much other than about being part of history. Sharing a few words with Meghan on her wedding day did not contribute to that objective so no priority?!
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:55 PM
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I'm not sure how true this is, but I wouldn't be surprised

BANNED: Meghan Markle’s dad barred from royal events after blindsiding TV interview | Canoe

Life may be too extreme but I can see BP freezing him out until Sr can prove he can keep his mouth shut. The BRF is not mad at Meghan, but you bet they can't trust Sr as far as they can throw him After what he did they will never trust him and if he does show up they will be civil but they will have their guard up . I wouldn't tell personal details to him either; it may find this way to the tabloids by way of Sam.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:10 PM
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I don't think anyone really has any idea of whether Thomas Markle, Sr. will be banned from events, ostracized or anything else as repercussions from his recent interview with GMB. It would be information contained within the palaces and the advisors to Meghan and Harry and the BRF and they're not about to talk to the press about it at all.

Today, there was an interview with Dickie Arbiter who has worked within the folds of the royal family. I haven't listened (read CCs) of this interview but only read the article discussing it. Dickie Arbiter isn't one to put words in the BRF's mouths or state anything but his own opinion so I believe this article and interview is a pretty legit one.

https://ca.style.yahoo.com/thomas-ma...095906909.html
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:00 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if he was banned from meeting the BRF and Meghan will keep her convos with him as impersonal as she can because he clearly can't be trusted. I just hope the BRF don't blame Meghan for bringing this with her; its unfortunate that she will have to go above and beyond to be perfect in the public eye or the media will lump her in with her relations.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:45 PM
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Meh, this is child's play compared to what baggage Harry brings into the relationship, and I'm certain Harry and the RF are aware of this. Meghan's relatives are acting this way only because she is with Harry. She's had to change her life around for this relationship to work. While it's unfortunate, and heartbreaking for Meghan, that Mr Markle backstabbed her, this hasn't affected the RF at all. Only Meghan (and Harry to an extent). It's her personal heartbreak, not a scandal in any way or form. And compared to the baggage other royals have brought with the to the RF, this is nothing.
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:41 AM
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I’m sorry but of all the ‘commoner’ men/women who’ve married into royalty here and on the continent, I have heard of none who had a bunch of relatives behave like the Markles. To have a dad, uncle, half-sister, half-brother, half-nephews constantly trash or sell you out to the media for money is disgusting. And shameful. There are those on social media who love to infantilize Snr & make up all sorts of excuses for him, I won’t be part of that.

If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it’s a duck.
very true. There are certainly women who've married into RF's in Europe in latter years who would have been a very controversial choice earlier.. who are in fact still somewhat controversial. Women such as Letizia Ortiz, a divorcee, Maxima (controversial relatives), Mette Marrit, (son by anohter man) Mabel - I believe she had a friendship iwht a drug lord...
- but I can't think of any that had a whole famiy of relatives who constantly criticised the woman, their relative, talked to the press about her and generally acted appallingly. Meghan's family are a huge embarrassment. Its not just one or 2 relatives.. everyone has those.. its pretty much all of htem...
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:33 AM
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very true. There are certainly women who've married into RF's in Europe in latter years who would have been a very controversial choice earlier.. such as Letizia Ortiz, a divorcee, Maxima (controversial relatives), Mette Marrit, (son by anohter man) Mabel - but I can't think of any that had a whole famiy of relatives who constantly criticised the woman, their relative, talked to the press about her and generally acted appallingly. Meghan's family are a huge embarrassment. Its not just one or 2 relatives.. everyone has those.. its pretty much all of htem...
The Markles are relentless aren’t they ...These people who have shown no loyalty but rampant exploitation & betrayal of Meghan, actually expect special treatment. And believe that somehow they deserve to be placed on a pedestal simply because someone they know married into royalty I mean these are people who in actual fact put themselves out there touting for media attention. And it’s been constant. What makes them think they ought to be treated any different to the hundreds/thousands of ‘in-laws’ to members of the BRF??

Their sense of entitlement is just staggering!

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland on the other hand has been exemplary. A dignified woman with class who respects her daughter’s wishes and privacy. I think it’s brilliant how she continues to demonstrate what it means to be a loving parent who supports her daughter unwaveringly without the need to exploit Meghan’s husband by selling his private conversations on TV for financial gain. The royal family can rely on her to be discreet that’s for sure, unlike that other parent. It’s clear to me Doria’s always been Meghan’s anchor growing up.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:35 AM
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Obivously her mother has been OK but the rest of the family have been a great embarrassment...
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:25 AM
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There is nothing that can or will be done about the Markles. I know Meghan said she loves her father but I don't believe any of her family have behaved the way she could have thought in her worst nightmares.

It is now clear that her father cannot be trusted with anything other than the weather, she will find it hard to even converse with him about the smallest thing for fear he will tell the media. Worse, I don't even believe that he said much if anything about Trump let alone Brexit,

For all intents and purposes, she only has her mother left to talk to in her family and that is both sad and lonely.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:01 AM
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Well here's a little karma for Tom Sr. This is an article about Edward and Sophie and Sr is mentioned
Is Prince Edward and wife Sophie worried about Meghan Markle

The media, one way or another, will remind the public of Sr's pap stunt and cringe worthy GMB interview. He will never live it down. Sr has a Wikipedia page and these incidents are recorded for history. Doria has a Wikipedia page and it's mostly good. Sam and Tom Jr are lumped in to a Wikipedia page called the Family of Meghan Markle and their nasty behavior has been documented for all time.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:15 AM
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In-laws to royal family members who are discreet, keep a low profile and go about their daily lives. In-laws that who truly care about a royal relative are respectful of privacy and wouldn’t in a million years dream of exploiting their relative or disclose private information said in confidence. Those are the type of in-laws who are rewarded with invitations to royal events & gatherings. And deservedly so.

Dan Wootten takes the biscuit with this article.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...ain-interview/
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:20 AM
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Completely agree with you there Madame Verseau. He engaged in scams and financially profited from it. He keeps exploiting his links to Meghan. Publicly spewing her new husband’s private conversations and getting paid for it is pretty disgusting too.
I just don’t get it. He has a pension to live off, he owns a home in California. And he resides in a gated community of expats in Mexico living the life he wants.

https://www.her.ie/celeb/meghan-mark...terview-409578

I’d be pretty upset too if that happened to me. I guess for some people greed, fame, attention-seeking and ego boost are more of an incentive and supersedes any consideration for their child’s emotional wellbeing and privacy.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Markle sellouts were the only people with a relative married into a royal family the shameful/exploitive way they’ve paraded themselves in the media.

The Sun has a current article "defending" Tom Sr. the author also works for ITV. So the Sun and GMB are all colluding together to get access.

The only way to deal with Tom Sr. is via third party from now on.

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In-laws to royal family members who are discreet, keep a low profile and go about their daily lives. In-laws that who truly care about a royal relative are respectful of privacy and wouldn’t in a million years dream of exploiting their relative or disclose private information said in confidence. Those are the type of in-laws who are rewarded with invitations to royal events & gatherings. And deservedly so.

Dan Wootten takes the biscuit with this article.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...ain-interview/

He works for ITV. Of course they want their asset to get more inside information.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:38 AM
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very true. There are certainly women who've married into RF's in Europe in latter years who would have been a very controversial choice earlier.. who are in fact still somewhat controversial. Women such as Letizia Ortiz, a divorcee, Maxima (controversial relatives), Mette Marrit, (son by anohter man) Mabel - I believe she had a friendship iwht a drug lord...
- but I can't think of any that had a whole famiy of relatives who constantly criticised the woman, their relative, talked to the press about her and generally acted appallingly. Meghan's family are a huge embarrassment. Its not just one or 2 relatives.. everyone has those.. its pretty much all of htem...
A big difference is how these cases were treated. In Letizia's and Mette Marit's case family members (an aunt and father come to mind) have spoken to the media in unflattering ways (my niece is a republican for instance).

I'm not sure who Máxima's second controversial relative would be but her father was coachable did never speak out and understood that it was better not to attend his daughter's wedding because of his past. And Mabel was 'punished' for conceiling her friendships with influential men of dubious character as she didn't become a princess of the Netherlands and her groom and by extension her children had to give up succession rights. Nonetheless, not a single negative word has been uttered by either her or her family members in public.

So, Mrghan's family is somewhat comparable to Letizia's and Mette Marit although they had more things going against them personally which their families could highlight and abuse for media attention.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:59 AM
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In-laws to royal family members who are discreet, keep a low profile and go about their daily lives. In-laws that who truly care about a royal relative are respectful of privacy and wouldn’t in a million years dream of exploiting their relative or disclose private information said in confidence. Those are the type of in-laws who are rewarded with invitations to royal events & gatherings. And deservedly so.

Dan Wootten takes the biscuit with this article.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...ain-interview/
What an inane and self-serving article. The good news is that H&M and KP are highly unlikely to pay any more attention to this nonsense than they did to the actual interview.
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UK media needs to read the room. People are exhausted over the Markle family coverage.
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:20 AM
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As long as there is Meghan mania, I think that the Markles will get some attention....
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