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Old 12-04-2018, 05:47 PM
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The article is unclear: will the duchess make a speech or 'give a reading '(from the bible?).

It also states that Harry hadn't seen many 'friends' since his engagement, which seems strange. If they were not to invited to the wedding it is safe to assume they were not friends any longer but perhaps acquaintances.
Per the program she did a reading.
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The article is unclear: will the duchess make a speech or 'give a reading '(from the bible?).

It also states that Harry hadn't seen many 'friends' since his engagement, which seems strange. If they were not to invited to the wedding it is safe to assume they were not friends any longer but perhaps acquaintances.
From the program, it seems she did a reading.

It's part of the narrative that the big meanie Meghan is twisting people's arms. The truth of the matter is, we don't know who they hang out with or how often. What we do know is that they are close enough for Harry to be the best man at Charlie's wedding. And it is said that Charlie made the best man's speech at the evening Frogmore reception with William. And really, if Meghan has kept Harry from his friends, do we really think they would ask Meghan to do a reading?

And I see the Baby Sussex growth spur keeps going. That's going to be one big baby at this rate.

ETA: In that ONE picture where we can see Meghan clearly, she looks really pretty!
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:59 PM
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Look who’s popped! Yeah, it was very nice that Meghan gave a reading. The royals see their friends whenever they have the time to do so. It’s all done privately.
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We sure it’s just one in there? Lol. Just kidding. Kinda. My guess is a March baby.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:03 PM
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Prince William was at the diplomatic corps reception but a letter he wrote was included in the program.
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:52 PM
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What pictures of Harry and Meghan? I only saw one with the tops of their heads, so could someone direct me to the other pictures? Thanks
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Pictures are posted. Scroll up.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:31 PM
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The article is unclear: will the duchess make a speech or 'give a reading '(from the bible?).

It also states that Harry hadn't seen many 'friends' since his engagement, which seems strange. If they were not to invited to the wedding it is safe to assume they were not friends any longer but perhaps acquaintances.
I think that phrase is just one of those weird, awkward and inaccurate things they write. Because I would imagine most of his friends came to his & Meghan's wedding and he and Meghan were at Charlie's wedding in August, with I'm sure much of the same group of friends.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:43 PM
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I think that phrase is just one of those weird, awkward and inaccurate things they write. Because I would imagine most of his friends came to his & Meghan's wedding and he and Meghan were at Charlie's wedding in August, with I'm sure much of the same group of friends.
Looking back over my years and me getting involved and falling in love, I also recall that hanging out with friends kind of took a back seat to the budding relationship. Courtship does that to people. Along with Harry's courtship of Meghan, he also was in the process of stepping up his royal role and it seemed that every spare minute was given to his relationship at the time.

There's always going to be times in people's lives that they have to step back and shut out people because the focus needs to be on something specific at the time. So it goes with me right now. Other than close family for support, I've pretty much blocked out everyone else.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:21 PM
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I think that phrase is just one of those weird, awkward and inaccurate things they write. Because I would imagine most of his friends came to his & Meghan's wedding and he and Meghan were at Charlie's wedding in August, with I'm sure much of the same group of friends.

Most of Harry's core group of friends where at the wedding. Also two of Harry friends currently live in America.



Additionally Harry and Meghan are newlywed and also starting a new family in addition to supporting their charitable projects and endeavors, they also completed a tour of the Pacific. Perhaps the media should excuse Harry from going out clubbing with friends.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:54 PM
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Great to see them at the Carol concert. And wonderful Meghan was asked to do a reading

We have no idea how much time they spend with friends. Just because they aren't caught out at clubs. We have been told they have been in the Cotswolds many weekends and they both have friends in that set/area. Thus couple has made an art of having a life without being seen.
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The family asked Meghan to do the reading. Charlie escorted Doria at the wedding. Clearly there is a relationship there.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:14 AM
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I do wonder why Meghan gave a reading as I don't think she attended last year but if Harry is the patron, they probably asked him if she was comfortable doing the reading and he said yes.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:19 AM
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The family asked Meghan to do the reading. Charlie escorted Doria at the wedding. Clearly there is a relationship there.
Charlie is one of Harry's closest friends, sometimes described as best. Not odd he would be chosen as one of the ushers at the wedding. Harry was his best man when he married this summer. His brother Thomas of course is close to the Cambridges, he is Charlottes godfather.
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One thing about Meghan being asked to do a reading is that it tells the world that Harry's wife has been not only accepted by Harry's close friends but also appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:25 AM
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You are right. We inadvertently allow the dross of the media to colour our perceptions and are so busy shaking our heads at the 'fab four are breaking up and why' nastiness that we forget they actually have a life and friends and we rarely see that since the days of clubbing are history.
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One thing about Meghan being asked to do a reading is that it tells the world that Harry's wife has been not only accepted by Harry's close friends but also appreciated.
Yes I agree. Being asked by the family to read at a service in memory of their beloved son & brother speaks volumes about how Meghan is accepted by them.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:26 AM
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Per the program she did a reading.
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... As it was a memorial carol service, I imagine the reading was a gospel or epistle reading like are commonly read at religious services.
It's being reported that Meghan read a poem at the HVS carol service. It's been identified as Marianne Williamson's Our Greatest Fear, which is not strictly a poem, but simply words of wisdom. I'm familiar with these words. I heard the passage recited for the first time in the movie, Akeelah and the Bee (2006).

https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalt...-service-2018/
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:15 AM
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You are right. We inadvertently allow the dross of the media to colour our perceptions and are so busy shaking our heads at the 'fab four are breaking up and why' nastiness that we forget they actually have a life and friends and we rarely see that since the days of clubbing are history.

Anyone remember how Will's friends took care of Catherine when they broke off for a short time before finally get engaged? Or how Earl Percy always took publicily Pippa out when there were bad headlines about her? That's the way it works in these friendship circles, so now that Meghan needs there support, the whole Van Straubenzees and Catherine's family helped. One should not forget that the elder Van Straubenzee's are close friends of Charles. This is their way to say: look, everything is as it should be. The fact that Kensington Palace felt the need to publish a statement about Meghan and Catherine's relationship is in a way a compliment to Catherine: no matter what she did in public, she is considered so good at her representing job that people would call it a "show". And the weather is not good enough to arrange a public outing with the kids where Catherine and Meghan could be seen as "private" sisters-in-law. So a statement it became. Interesting that the Palace thought the claim that Meghan mistreated Catherine's staff was the most important of them all...
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This is sweet! Comments from a guest at the carol service
Mad About Meghan: Meghan Reads Powerful Poem for Henry van Straubenzee Fund Carol Service & Meghan's Meeting with Michelle Obama
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