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Old 10-14-2020, 09:23 AM
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Sure they could. Not like Harry and Meghan owned it. They could have got a new home. They had others while in the UK. But they invested time and money into it and despite they whining from others, I do think they enjoyed their time in Windsor.

This idea they will never return also was silly to me.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:36 AM
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Sure they could. Not like Harry and Meghan owned it. They could have got a new home. They had others while in the UK. But they invested time and money into it and despite they whining from others, I do think they enjoyed their time in Windsor.

This idea they will never return also was silly to me.
I can't see who else would be able to take Frogmore, it had been done up for Harry and Meghan, and was meant to be a sutiable house for 2 young senior royals who were starting a family and a long term career as working royals... And its not a house that coudl be rented to someone outside the family...
H and Meg cant have enjoyed it much when they moved to LA... And where were they going to get a new home? Frogmore was in Windsor, in a "royal" area where it was cheaper and easier to give them security, where else would they live? They'll return for holidays and if America goes wrong, they'll return.. but I dont think Megan will want to....
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:48 AM
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They might not have wanted to be in the constant drama of whatever was going on in the family but that doesn’t mean they didn’t enjoy the time in a home they created as their own. The two arent mutually exclusive. And people banking on failure to bring three back? I also doubt that would happen if things went bust.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:04 AM
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Neither do I, though many are absolutely slavering for them to fail. I think Harry at least will return at regular (and occupy FC) once this pandemic has ended and his wife and child(ren) will come back sometimes. However I think the family like California and will settle there.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:30 AM
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They might not have wanted to be in the constant drama of whatever was going on in the family but that doesn’t mean they didn’t enjoy the time in a home they created as their own. The two arent mutually exclusive. And people banking on failure to bring three back? I also doubt that would happen if things went bust.
Whhere woudl they go, if they found that America didn't work out?
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:37 AM
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Whhere woudl they go, if they found that America didn't work out?
America? Not sure why they would leave. What’s your definition of not work out?
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:58 AM
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America? Not sure why they would leave. What’s your definition of not work out?
If they weren't able to make a living in the US. If they didn't get that deal wiht Netflix....I doubt they'll leave but if the money side went wrong, they might have to....
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:23 AM
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To be honest, I don't see the Sussexes ever being standing in the welfare lines and at soup kitchens anytime in their lifetime. They may have setbacks at times or other worries but they're never going to be broke. They will live where they want to live because they choose to.

When its open again and safe to do so, I do think the family will spend a good amount of time in the UK to visit home and family and to also support incentives and patronages they already have in the UK. I don't believe for a minute that Meghan finds the UK intolerable. They love Windsor and chose it for their home. So, in effect, I see them having the best of *both* worlds.
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If they weren't able to make a living in the US. If they didn't get that deal wiht Netflix....I doubt they'll leave but if the money side went wrong, they might have to....
Again I ask why would they have to? I doubt they will ever be broke. And if they have to downsize they will but not sure why any of that means they would leave America. I’m just failing to understand that.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:42 AM
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Again I ask why would they have to? I doubt they will ever be broke. And if they have to downsize they will but not sure why any of that means they would leave America. I’m just failing to understand that.
I think its obvious a nd Im not going to go on arguing......
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:45 AM
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To be honest, I don't see the Sussexes ever being standing in the welfare lines and at soup kitchens anytime in their lifetime. They may have setbacks at times or other worries but they're never going to be broke. They will live where they want to live because they choose to.

When its open again and safe to do so, I do think the family will spend a good amount of time in the UK to visit home and family and to also support incentives and patronages they already have in the UK. I don't believe for a minute that Meghan finds the UK intolerable. They love Windsor and chose it for their home. So, in effect, I see them having the best of *both* worlds.
I definitely agree that even with the ups and downs that inevitably happen to everyone throughout life, they definitely won't want for anything. As a couple they seem to be pretty savvy at making connections and working for themselves, so I think they're going to be generally successful.

However, I DO think that they won't be spending any sort of substantive time in the UK again. I for one do think that Meghan did not enjoy living there, and by her own words she considers California to be her (and now, her husband's and son's) home. If they had wanted to stay in the UK permanently or even semi-permanently, they would have. It's very telling to me that they chose to stay in the US when COVID hit rather than return to the UK at a time when many foreign nationals, even those based primarily in the US, returned to their home countries. Sure, I think that they will certainly still visit the UK since they do still have loved ones there. I think we'll see them spend a few weeks over the summer or time during the holidays once things with COVID are a bit easier, but I don't think we'll see them spending half the year like some people are suggesting. I doubt we'll even see them spend more than a month there at a time. I think Harry will be the one more likely to travel back and forth or spend a more extended amount of time there, but I think for all intents and purposes the US is their permanent home. I think this will particularly become apparent once Archie is in school, because I very much doubt that they will move back to send him to a UK school or will send him to boarding school when he's 13. I think he'll be raised in California and will mostly consider himself to be an American, probably with strong appreciation for his British roots but still mostly an American.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:49 AM
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To be honest, I don't see the Sussexes ever being standing in the welfare lines and at soup kitchens anytime in their lifetime. They may have setbacks at times or other worries but they're never going to be broke. They will live where they want to live because they choose to.

When its open again and safe to do so, I do think the family will spend a good amount of time in the UK to visit home and family and to also support incentives and patronages they already have in the UK. I don't believe for a minute that Meghan finds the UK intolerable. They love Windsor and chose it for their home. So, in effect, I see them having the best of *both* worlds.
Longer term, I cannot see the rationale for them to keep their UK patronages. For example, if you are the National Theatre, you signed up to have a working member of the BRF, resident in the UK, as your patron. What you now have is a former royal, resident abroad, and openly hostile to the BRF. IMO, it is just a question of time.
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Whhere woudl they go, if they found that America didn't work out?

Supposedly the Queen was sending them somewhere in Africa (didn't specify the country) when they upped and moved to the US. [...]
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:51 AM
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Supposedly the Queen was sending them somewhere in Africa (didn't specify the country) when they upped and moved to the US. [...]
why woudl the queen be "sending them somewhere in AFrica?" I presume that when they were designated as working for the Commonwealth the idea was fro them to be based in the UK and travel to different countries...

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Longer term, I cannot see the rationale for them to keep their UK patronages. For example, if you are the National Theatre, you signed up to have a working member of the BRF, resident in the UK, as your patron. What you now have is a former royal, resident abroad, and openly hostile to the BRF. IMO, it is just a question of time.
Agree. I think they will drop the UK patronages in a couple of years....
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:53 AM
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I think its obvious a nd Im not going to go on arguing......
It’s clearly not but agreed no need to go in circles.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:59 AM
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why woudl the queen be "sending them somewhere in AFrica?" I presume that when they were designated as working for the Commonwealth the idea was fro them to be based in the UK and travel to different countries...

Here's one of the articles


https://observer.com/2020/10/prince-...d-royal-roles/
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:20 PM
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I think the 3 of them will come to the UK. Forgive my cynicism, but contact with HM and other members of the family only enhances their brand. IMHO, HM and her advisors might be very much aware of this and prevent photos of the Sussex family with Her Majesty.
That would be the smart thing to do. Not only with the Queen but with ANY members of the BRF. IMO, they will definitely come back for short visits and engagements, not because they want to, but they will need to remind everyone they are Royals to keep the interest in their brand alive.

I am sure they won’t be earning big money on their Netflix deal on cartoons and documentaries. This money will be earned on showing their unfiltered access to the top of the BRF. The BRF and the “men in grey suits” would be smart to restrict audio/visual evidence of that.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:24 PM
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Ah I see the lacey book? Sounds to me, if ti was true, it was the queen trying to sort them out when they started to complain bout being unhappy, she thought if they had a year or 2 in Africa, it might soothe them.. and they cuold take up full time royal work later....
I suppose its possible that if they were complianing for some time, and saying they wanted out of royal life (or at least to go part time) the queen felt they could move to Africa for a time, and have some freedom, as Willi and Kate had had... but hoped in a couple of years they'd be ready to settle into royal life.. but Meg didn't want Africa.. what she wanted was to go to the US nad be free to earn money.....
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You seem to see Meghan as having money as her top priority. I don't. In fact, I sincerely believe that money was the *least* of their troubles. People that actually have a lot of money don't focus on it as a priority usually.
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:15 PM
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Sure they could. Not like Harry and Meghan owned it. They could have got a new home. They had others while in the UK. But they invested time and money into it and despite they whining from others, I do think they enjoyed their time in Windsor.

This idea they will never return also was silly to me.
I never thought that Harry would NEVER return - he “divorced” himself from the BRF as a working Royal, not as a son/brother/cousin/uncle, etc.. If he could have, he would have visited Charles after he was sick - I’ve no doubt about that, based on what I’ve read.
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