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Old 06-29-2020, 11:17 PM
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They're releasing too many books about this couple for as little of time as they have been together and the short time they were working members of the royal family. I can't believe that many people want to read four books about them. I love the royals and I don't want to read four books about them.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:22 PM
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Unfortunately gossip, even baseless gossip sells, especially among some readers who get their news from social media sites. I don't need to read any of that trashy book again having done it once. That was two hours of my life I won't get back again! I prefer biographies I read for pleasure to have some credibility.

Speaking of books...I did get my Marc Morris book, 'King John' today. I've only read about 4 pages but already I like it. I too don't bother reading the yellow press as most of it is fake news and tons of insinuations, innuendoes, and just plain lies. King John...now he was a rascal..!!
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:11 AM
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Thanks Rayal. I remember your recommendation of Morris's work in another thread. King John was certainly a fascinating if controversial figure. And I agree with you about most books of the type written by Lady C and others.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:34 AM
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Maybe the LCC book is doing so well in California because the Sussex' have bought up multiple copies to hand out to their friends-or keep them away from it!
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:38 AM
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Maybe the LCC book is doing so well in California because the Sussex' have bought up multiple copies to hand out to their friends-or keep them away from it!

That crossed my mind too Gerry!
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:04 AM
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Why would the Sussexes want to buy up a trashy pile of gossip, innuendo and lies to give to their friends?
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:51 AM
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"Queen Elizabeth once had to travel to KP to stop Harry, Meghan, Kate and William from bickering over things like the size and quality of their apartments".


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What apartments? The Sussexes never had an apartment at KP, only Nott Cott. And the idea that the elderly Queen would be concerning herself with silly quarrels about non existent somethings is frankly comical.
Not that I want to place any relaince on any of these recent books and their somewhat unverified sources, it is entirely possible that the debate around where H&M had their main marital home got heated and took some mediation, possibly from the Queen. Many apartments at KP were talked about as potential homes for H&M including Apt 1 and Apt 4. I suspect neither were as nice as Apt 1a occupied by W&C, the future King and Queen. Who knows if H&M had some resentment in this regard?
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:22 AM
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Why would the Sussexes want to buy up a trashy pile of gossip, innuendo and lies to give to their friends?
Doorstops? Maybe they work reaaly well for lighting a barbecue?

i haven't read the book, but from the title 'the real story' pretty much suspected what is described in this thread, a lot of gossip, and as we all know...gossip sells

(glad i'm not a celeb or public figure...totally understand Harry wanting to get away from that..)
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:30 AM
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"Queen Elizabeth once had to travel to KP to stop Harry, Meghan, Kate and William from bickering over things like the size and quality of their apartments".


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I don't buy this. One is summoned to the Queen - the Queen does not come to you because you are spatting.
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There is no way the queen went to them, if she was sorting it out they would be sent for. Or one of the private secretaries would be sent to sort it out.
The Queen does not go to them They come to her.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:56 PM
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There is no way the queen went to them, if she was sorting it out they would be sent for. Or one of the private secretaries would be sent to sort it out.
The Queen does not go to them They come to her.
Even if we forget that she’s the Queen and just think of her as their grandmother- why would she do this? They have a living father and William and Harry’s squabbles are his problem not hers
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:40 PM
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They're releasing too many books about this couple for as little of time as they have been together and the short time they were working members of the royal family. I can't believe that many people want to read four books about them. I love the royals and I don't want to read four books about them.
I agree with that they've only been married not to long and now, 4 books were written about them, even though they' haven't been given the time or years to be working in there charity for, 4 books to be justified. Which is why I do believe that those who do read the 4 books either are great fans of M&H and really truly love them enough that buying this book would to me, enable them to know more about M&H and defend them if needs be.

Or, like another poster said here, is that, talking about M&H are hot topics in which a lot of money can still be made and so, 4 books or perhaps 10 would still garner enough people to purchase these books.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:30 AM
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For duchessrachel -

The Queen tried to "lower the temperature" after her husband's attempts at discussions with Prince Harry about his new relationship didn't go well.

From this book -

"Harry did not even let her finish what she was saying. He cut her off mid-sentence with the imprecation that he was "going to marry her and if you don't like it, you'll just have to suck it up"

The Queen had never heard the expression before ..."I didnt need any explanation as to what it meant. As soon as I heard it, I knew"."

The matter didn't end there though, as he then told both grandparents that they would be accused of racism.

The thing is duchessrachael, the Royals knew what a plus for them Meghan's bi-racial status was.

Showing the Crown in a good light, being inclusive, the majority of people in the Commonwealth not being white etc.

But the Royals and courtiers understood this wasn't something most people would grasp.

They knew most people would just believe that slur without any deep thinking or insight.



I am not always sure where I've read something as I'm open to reading any and everything about "Megxit".

There is a lot I would enjoy discussing, such as that Australian television thing of a couple of weeks ago about the courtier inviting themselves to stay overnight and the "arm-twisting" involved in a certain video put out on the internet, but best to let sleeping dogs lie/not stir any pots etc.

I know this particular book has upset some people, so I don't want to share anymore about it actually - though personally, I think the "Finding Freedom" book has been far more damaging to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:56 AM
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I think I was the first to comment in this thread on the whole book which I had just read, having borrowed from friends. What I wrote at the time about Harry supposedly saying that to his grandmother is below. And the thing about Prince Philip's supposed remark first appeared in a tabloid weeks before.

My verdict on this biography . What you might expect from Lady Colin judging by her past writings. A scattering of unnamed sources, 'a Prince', 'a cousin of the royals', 'a courtier' etc, along with what appears to be an all encompassing trawl of tabloid articles, social media outlets including Tumblr, and the opinion of the author, almost invariably unflattering to both Meghan and Harry.

A sample. She states that Harry in asking formal permission to marry, told his grandmother the Queen that he intended to marry Meghan 'And if you don't like it you'll just have to suck it up'. Yes, that sounds exactly like how Harry would speak to the grandmother he reveres and respects!

Lady C further asserts that 'a Prince' was present at this meeting and told her that Harry informed his grandparents that 'they would be accused of racism if they did not agree to the marriage!'

Apparently that threat worked !! as a few pages later Lady C states that 'the Queen and Prince Charles were particularly delighted with her virtues, not the least of which was her colour'. Source, same unnamed Prince. (It is one of Lady C's claims, long asserted on social media sites, that the BRF 'wished to appear diverse' and that is mainly why the Sussex marriage was allowed.)
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Everything that could have been said about this book has been said multiple times.

This thread will now remain closed.

Please contact me by personal message if there is new information or other things about this book that needs to be posted in this thread so the thread can be re-opened for that purpose.
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