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Old 08-06-2018, 02:57 PM
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This is so true. Sr. has crossed so many lines. I question the empathy of people in the media who are trying to bribe Meghan to meet with this man.

My opinion would be to diplomatically meet with him just so the that side of the family and their enablers can't hold that over her head forever. Of course any meeting should be in the presence of a mediator, taped so that untrustworthy person cannot twist what happend. This man is not deserving of respect when he gives none in return. Just bang and get it over with so he can't hold the sympathy card.
Meghan has already done enough! Why should she have to take more abuse to make others feel better? Even if she chooses to meet with him, someone will claim that’s not good enough. If she doesn’t meet with him, someone will say it’s not good enough.

After the fact, we know Meghan spoke with her father regularly, her father was offered everything that her Mum accepted, but he chose to refuse. His choice. Her father said in one of the interviews that Meghan flew him from Mexico to the US to be fitted for clothes, yet he turned around and staged a different scenario with his other daughter to make himself look like a fool. All he had to do was sit quietly & all would’ve been taken care of for him.

Regardless of what Meghan chooses, there are still people that will hold her actions over her head, that is why she must do what is good for her & that should be respected by everyone.
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:58 PM
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What's interesting in this whole mess is that, of everything that's been said, by everyone that's the talked, including Samantha. NOT ONE account of Meghan behaving badly towards family. Even when Samantha described their last conversation in 2014, it was clear that Meghan was going to handle things as diplomatically as she can without compromising herself. Samantha was upset because Meghan wouldn't cough up any cash, but even then, it was cordial on Meghan's side.

Given the entitlement and bratty behavior we've seen, Meghan has been exemplary in her behavior in dealing with these people, before and after Harry.

All Meghan needs to remember is that shitty things happen in life. What doesn't break you makes you stronger and keep holding your head high. If other grown adults wants to flash their behind in public, that's their business.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:02 PM
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What's interesting in this whole mess is that, of everything that's been said, by everyone that's the talked, including Samantha. NOT ONE account of Meghan behaving badly towards family. Even when Samantha described their last conversation in 2014, it was clear that Meghan was going to handle things as diplomatically as she can without compromising herself. Samantha was upset because Meghan wouldn't cough up any cash, but even then, it was cordial on Meghan's side.

Given the entitlement and bratty behavior we've seen, Meghan has been exemplary in her behavior in dealing with these people, before and after Harry.
Exactly. I was just thinking the same - and it's even more evident when Samantha goes into a "poor little me" phase when they are publicly attacked by the media or commenters online. Meghan has been wise and impeccable during this whole debacle, and, well, just pure mess. If I were in her shoes now that she's married to Harry and living in England, I would have cut off ties with Samantha and Thomas (who seems to be no better) a long while ago.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:11 PM
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Meghan never said anything bad about her close family or estranged relatives on her social media accounts. Yet she has relatives who have used every form of media to disparage her. They are bullies, the relatives & media who have given them a platform to abuse!

It’s horrible that in this current environment when there are so many anti-bullying campaigns, so many are taking an active part in encouraging the bullying of a victim who chose to peacefully walk away.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:16 PM
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I thought it might be of slight interest to learn how the non-British/American press cover this.

I think a little side-remark by the journalist in this Danish tabloid article is typical.
The article provides a brief and faithful summary of the latest. I.e, Samantha Markle expressing her discontent with Meghan not contacting her father at all, despite recent rumors that they are to meet.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/meghan-mark...oget-saa-koldt

This is telling I think:
Den tidligere 'Suits'-skuespiller har en familie, hun sandsynligvis gerne vil nøjes med at se i et fotoalbum. I hvert fald har både hendes halvsøster og halvbror svinet hende til i alverdens medier efter forlovelsen. Og hertugindens aparte familie give hender fortsat problemer.

The former Suits-actress has a family she'd probably prefer only to see in a photo-album. Both her half-sister and half-brother have (this is difficult to translate directly. It's slang for putting someone down in a mean way) put her down in all sorts of media since the engagement. And the singular family of the Duchess continue to cause problems for her.

To the extent that this is covered in the, in this example, Danish press, the Markle family is openly talked about by journalists with scorn.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:29 PM
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It’s horrible that in this current environment when there are so many anti-bullying campaigns, so many are taking an active part in encouraging the bullying of a victim who chose to peacefully walk away.
There will always be the caliber of people that will congregate watching a man standing on a ledge and participate in the event by yelling "Jump!"

This is the caliber of people that feed on tabloids and shows like Jerry Springer and Big Brother and the sad part is that those kinds of media rake in millions and millions of green dollars.

I am going to admit that in the past I have sat through episodes of the Jerry Springer show. To me, it was so insulting to human intelligence that I found it comical. I had a friend that went on the show even with his wife and they thought it was fabulous (it was a makeover show). To each their own. What floats one person's boat sinks another person's. Differences make the world much more interesting.
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Old 08-06-2018, 03:57 PM
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I thought it might be of slight interest to learn how the non-British/American press cover this.

I think a little side-remark by the journalist in this Danish tabloid article is typical.
The article provides a brief and faithful summary of the latest. I.e, Samantha Markle expressing her discontent with Meghan not contacting her father at all, despite recent rumors that they are to meet.
https://www.bt.dk/royale/meghan-mark...oget-saa-koldt

This is telling I think:
Den tidligere 'Suits'-skuespiller har en familie, hun sandsynligvis gerne vil nøjes med at se i et fotoalbum. I hvert fald har både hendes halvsøster og halvbror svinet hende til i alverdens medier efter forlovelsen. Og hertugindens aparte familie give hender fortsat problemer.

The former Suits-actress has a family she'd probably prefer only to see in a photo-album. Both her half-sister and half-brother have (this is difficult to translate directly. It's slang for putting someone down in a mean way) put her down in all sorts of media since the engagement. And the singular family of the Duchess continue to cause problems for her.

To the extent that this is covered in the, in this example, Danish press, the Markle family is openly talked about by journalists with scorn.
Thanks for the information. I actually haven't thought about getting the truly foreign media's opinion on this (likely because I don't speak the languages). It's interesting since I think Samantha has actually done interviews with Expressen.
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Old 08-06-2018, 04:36 PM
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It’s human nature, gossip sells and generates clicks. Emily Andrews said on one of her podcasts, the reason they do so much ‘behind the scenes’ and gossipy bits is because that’s what people are interested in. It’s why fashion gets so much coverage.

Speaking of behind the scenes. The mail online have pictures of Meghan’s childhood homes.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los Angeles | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:13 PM
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Modest homes?!?

Apart from the flat above the garage, there is plenty of room in those homes.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:25 PM
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Modest homes?!?

Apart from the flat above the garage, there is plenty of room in those homes.
American standards differ from European standards...

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Thanks for the information. I actually haven't thought about getting the truly foreign media's opinion on this (likely because I don't speak the languages). It's interesting since I think Samantha has actually done interviews with Expressen.
Unfortunately, the Dutch media isn't that critical when recently reporting about the 'crisis meeting' to decide how to go about Meghan's family. They mainly focus on how inconvenient it is for the BRF.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:35 PM
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I'm in agreement with Somebody. those apartment flats are very similar to what my ex and I had in the 70s before we were able to acquire our own home which isn't that much different from the residence that Tom and Doria lived in when first married.

Very much what we would deem "modest" here in the US and affordable by all kinds of families from all walks of life back then in the 70s.

I can't remember which program it was exactly that I watched but Doria's former landlord of the open front garage/apartment spoke very kindly in regards to Doria and Meghan.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:40 PM
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Nope, the Markle family drama really isn't on the headlines everyday. If you even google Meghan Markle, you'll see mixed news articles about her and Prince Harry, and then some about Samantha and her father. In other words, it's all normal coverage. I think what the Sussexes are doing right now is perfect, letting the Markles do their worst. It might seem like it's on the news all the time but it's not--her engagements, her outfits, the couple's appearance dominate the news so much more than the family drama.
Agree 100%. Do any search and it's pretty hard to find all the stuff that is being talked about on this thread. In fact, for me, this thread is the source for all this, not the news media.

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The only ones paying this continuous attention is really the digital tabloids.
Are those on this thread. It's really a hot-house environment on the thread. Pretty intense. Creating it's own weather system imo.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:53 PM
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Agree 100%. Do any search and it's pretty hard to find all the stuff that is being talked about on this thread. In fact, for me, this thread is the source for all this, not the news media.



Are those on this thread. It's really a hot-house environment on the thread. Pretty intense. Creating it's own weather system imo.
I agree, I don't see very much about Meghan's family--a headline here or there about Samantha's lastest rant or Thomas's latest interview with a heftly sprinkling of Meghan's clothes and a few nasty she broke some protocol stories.

I think in the greater world, most people don't care. Some may feel a passing thought of sympathy because Meghan has a mostly crummy paternal family--but people are getting tired of the non-story.

I think some people here at TRF are more invested in this than anyone but maybe Samantha.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:59 PM
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I just don’t want Markle Sr. to die before he and Meghan have some sort of understanding. It could happen, and I would hate for her to have to carry that through life.

And he also has to keep a relationship with Samantha because, pathetic as she is, he really has no one else.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:01 PM
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I agree, I don't see very much about Meghan's family--a headline here or there about Samantha's lastest rant or Thomas's latest interview with a heftly sprinkling of Meghan's clothes and a few nasty she broke some protocol stories.

I think in the greater world, most people don't care. Some may feel a passing thought of sympathy because Meghan has a mostly crummy paternal family--but people are getting tired of the non-story.

I think some people here at TRF are more invested in this than anyone but maybe Samantha.
Don't forget the British tabloids!

As Rudolph said...this is excellent click and bait and will assist in advertising dollars.

So the continuing Markle saga isn't hurting their business. I also see a large number of random articles in my yahoo page about it. I can't tell if its because its new or its because I google search the Markles.

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I just don’t want Markle Sr. to die before he and Meghan have some sort of understanding. It could happen, and I would hate for her to have to carry that through life.

And he also has to keep a relationship with Samantha because, pathetic as she is, he really has no one else.
Part of me thinks the same as well but part of me thinks that sometimes you just don't get closure.

And yes, it does appear that he isn't close to any of his family other than Samantha. He doesn't talk to Thomas Jr., and his brother and his family don't seem to know what's going on with him either. I remember one of his neices saying she didn't think he was invited to wedding when in fact he was. We all know how that turned out but still. He also doesn't seem to have a relationship with any of his grandchildren but still holding out for the royal ones.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:04 PM
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American standards differ from European standards...

That's true. However, we have to take into context of this being in the 80s and 90s for the most part. I don't think the home sizes were that out of control at that time. People actually lived without closets that are the size of bedrooms and kids actually shared rooms.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:28 PM
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I just don’t want Markle Sr. to die before he and Meghan have some sort of understanding. It could happen, and I would hate for her to have to carry that through life.

And he also has to keep a relationship with Samantha because, pathetic as she is, he really has no one else.
The fear, however, is that meeting with him will just lead to a cycle of "meet, rapprochement, betrayal, silence, calls for her to meet with him again", endlessly. She could meet with him and in six months be back in a position of being estranged from him. And then people would say "but what if he dies?"

Someone above said that Meghan needs to "make amends" with Sr. Making amends is something you do towards someone you've wronged. Not someone who's been publically attempting to abuse you into a relationship while making it impossible for you to meet them halfway.

We all recognize that "be nice to me and I'll stop hitting you" is not a healthy dynamic. Somehow "be nice to me and I'll stop saying terrible things about you" doesn't get recognized as equally unhealthy.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:38 PM
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The tabloids see that dragging the Markles is good for the bottom line. Look at the DM story about Meghan's childhood homes. Calling it a rags to riches story the Markles are labeled the rags. Doria is unfortunately lumped into this mess bit sh3 won't care. The Markles are another matter. Dad's pride is not going take being dismissed as the problematic poor relation of the Windsors that needs to be managed and Sam can't stand she is labeled the evil stepsister. That's why they lash out not only at Meghan but anyone that comes for them. The world is labeling them as losers but they put that tag on themselves. Dad has earned Emmys for his work but apparently that not enough for him. The Markles have low self esteem demons they don't know how to handle or want to learn how to handle. Thinking forcing Meghan and the BRF to embrace the Markles the world will respect them and the truth is it won't. They will be regarded as classless blackmailers still.
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Speaking of behind the scenes. The mail online have pictures of Meghan’s childhood homes.

Photos show the inside Meghan Markle's childhood homes in Los Angeles | Daily Mail Online
What is the point of this article?
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:15 PM
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Good question for I wondered the same ..........

The thing here is that the Markle;s have *NOTHING* new to talk about, there is absolutely nothing new coming from Meghan, Harry or KP for them to talk about, so they drag up anything and everything to keep the focus on them and their vile lives....soon and very soon the media will dump them for all their threats, interviews, tweeting , and what nots, is not working so with no media in their back pockets off they go and thing will die down to a normal boring life here......

Then we can enjoy all the events that Harry and Meghan do with pleasure.....
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