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JuliannaVictoria 05-13-2019 06:53 PM

General News about the Sussex Family, Part One: May 2019 - March 2020
 
So, this Sunday is the Sussex's 1 year wedding anniversary. Do you think that we should look forward to a post from them? Perhaps a never before seen photo from their wedding reception.

Still can't believe that it's been one year. Sometimes, it feels like it's been longer and there are times when it seems like just yesterday that a few friends and myself got up way to early to watch their wedding.

jacqui24 05-13-2019 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JuliannaVictoria (Post 2221652)
So, this Sunday is the Sussex's 1 year wedding anniversary. Do you think that we should look forward to a post from them? Perhaps a never before seen photo from their wedding reception.

Still can't believe that it's been one year. Sometimes, it feels like it's been longer and there are times when it seems like just yesterday that a few friends and myself got up way to early to watch their wedding.

I would hope so. Weíve been so spoiled lately with Archieís birth.

JuliannaVictoria 05-13-2019 07:39 PM

Really do hope that we get something on Sunday.

King of the Jungle 05-13-2019 11:20 PM

I think this Sunday all news will be about the royal bride, Gabriella Windsor.

Countessmeout 05-14-2019 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 2221695)
I think this Sunday all news will be about the royal bride, Gabriella Windsor.

Honestly I doubt it. Gabriella may make the news, but she isn't going to be a 'weekend wedding' news event. She isn't a well known member of the family. The guests will get it some attention and the venue.

Since Harry and Meghan's anniversary is the next day I doubt it will be over shadowed by Gabriella's wedding.

JessRulz 05-16-2019 04:50 AM

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jacqui24 05-20-2019 03:19 PM

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/hom...chie-harrison/

First exclusive look at new Chrysanthemum ĎArchie Harrison,í from Chrysanthemums Direct


Bright yellow. Very fitting for a little boy born right at sunrise.

Pranter 05-20-2019 03:36 PM

Love the flower..very pretty!


LaRae

Curryong 05-25-2019 04:19 AM

I don't know whether this is the right thread, but --Before the baby and the move to Frogmore Cottage...

'So boring now Meghan and Harry have left' says French NottCott neighbour. 'They'd have all night soirťes with friends and family coming and going, sometimes fireworks. It's so quiet now!'

https://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...9977e926493c62

MaiaMia_53 05-25-2019 03:53 PM

:previous: :lol: Fireworks? Seriously?

I can imagine Harry & Meghan entertaining a lot and having friends and family constantly visiting, but carrying on with fireworks is a bit much, unless it was for holiday celebrations.

Anyway, I read that Jessica Mulroney visited Frogmore Cottage the other day with her children to see Archie, Meghan & Harry. And then, Jessica went toy shopping in Windsor with her brood:
https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...ls-to-england/
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/enterta...markle-archie/

Plus the latest Instagram post on @sussexroyal. Harry looks so cool on horseback:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx2VY8FphWA/

Harry spends first night away from Archie & Meghan, in Rome. The article also mentions that Duchess Meghan is eager for Archie to learn about all sides of his cultural heritage, including Californian American and British royal:
https://e-radio.us/when-in-rome-prin...e-at-polo-cup/

Fijiro 05-25-2019 05:01 PM

Master Archie has a polo mallet - how so cute - with his name on it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx5QVwGn3M8/

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2225118)

... The article also mentions that Duchess Meghan is eager for Archie to learn about all sides of his cultural heritage, including Californian American and British royal:
https://e-radio.us/when-in-rome-prin...e-at-polo-cup/

This is pure speculation by the writers of the said article. Those writers do not know anything at all about how Archie is being raised ...

Countessmeout 05-25-2019 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2225118)
I read that Jessica Mulroney visited Frogmore Cottage the other day with her children to see Archie, Meghan & Harry. And then, Jessica went toy shopping in Windsor with her brood:
https://www.townandcountrymag.com/so...ls-to-england/
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/enterta...markle-archie/

And this article about the new chrysanthemum in honor of Archie was posted by jacqui in the general thread:
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/hom...chie-harrison/

Harry spends first night away from Archie & Meghan, in Rome. The article also mentions that Duchess Meghan is eager for Archie to learn about all sides of his cultural heritage, including Californian American and British royal:
https://e-radio.us/when-in-rome-prin...e-at-polo-cup/



Just Ivy. The photo 'mother/daughter trip'. There was also a photo a while back of her and Ivy at the airport headed for London.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...by-Archie.html

I am sure now Grandma is home, and the parents have had a chance to bond with baby, more friends will come to visit.

Harry's 2nd trip away from Archie and he isn't even a month. Likely harder on daddy then baby. Thankfully short trips.

Little bit young to worry about Archie learning about either background, but I am sure he will get best of both worlds when he grows up.


Quote:

This is pure speculation by the writers of the said article. Those writers do not know anything at all about how Archie is being raised ...
In fairness to the writers, all they said was it was important for Meghan the baby learns her family history too. That's not hard to believe. Its not like this kid is going to have a white washed only royal background.

There wasn't any speculation on just how they would do that.

Somebody 05-25-2019 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2225118)
Harry spends first night away from Archie & Meghan, in Rome. The article also mentions that Duchess Meghan is eager for Archie to learn about all sides of his cultural heritage, including Californian American and British royal:
https://e-radio.us/when-in-rome-prin...e-at-polo-cup/

And that's why she is eager to take him to the USA once she is comfortable taking him on a plane?! Sounds completely unrealistic for a baby to start learning about his royal ancestors and his mother's background...

Osipi 05-25-2019 06:03 PM

With having the parents that Archie has, there is going to be no escaping learning first hand about the world around him. Not only his British and American heritage but with the work his parents will be involved with, Archie probably will become very familiar with the Commonwealth also. Another place that'll stand out will be Africa as its near and dear to his parent's hearts and home to many of Harry's conservation work and his Sentebale in Lesotho.

I can see Harry and Meghan taking Archie with them on tours much like William and Kate have done up until the children started school. Archie will learn bit by bit just being who he is.

That bit about jumping on a plane and heading for the USA is hogwash. Right now, Archie's entire world revolves around eating, sleeping and pooping and his mommy and daddy that keep smiling at him and tickling him and making him laugh. All things in good time. Reminds me of George when he was still quite a small lad and his daddy was away on a trip to China. When his mommy told him daddy went to China, George ran over to the china cabinet and was looking for him in there.

Archie has quite a few years yet before world view lessons and personal histories come into play. He needs to learn about where he is and who he is before he learns about where he came from. ;)

MaiaMia_53 05-25-2019 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fijiro (Post 2225144)
This is pure speculation by the writers of the said article. Those writers do not know anything at all about how Archie is being raised ...

Sure, speculative guessing, which is certainly a bit overdone seeing that Archie is only a few weeks old. Iit's rather easy, gossipy speculation. Of course, Archie will one day visit California with his Mom. :lol:

And I believe from all the evidence we have seen thus far (e.g., how aspects of Meghan's American heritage were included during the royal wedding), it's an easy bet that Meghan and Harry both want little Archie to eventually learn about his entire heritage. :flowers: Yes, first things first. That's always the order of business.

Indeed, Archie is one of the most famous babies in the world. Prayers and blessings for the Sussexes and Doria to keep him protected, strong, happy, enjoying life at Frogmore (Windsor Great Park) and sustaining young Archie for all the challenges and adventures his life will hold in the future. From her Tig, Instagram and interviews, I know Meghan is a staunch advocate of living in the present moment with gratitude and positivity.

Rudolph 05-26-2019 06:00 AM

This was touched upon when the Sussexes left KP and Chris Ship sort of doubles down on it that he believes Harry and Meghan did want their own household but were denied it.

There's a short video with the article.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...5Lbup9X5ZUqle4

Madame Verseau 05-26-2019 07:05 AM

Ship can't back up anything he's claiming. Until he can he comes off as a gossip reporter.

Archie apparently is getting a lot of visitors
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...e-smasher.html

I don't know where DM is getting the sources for this because I don't think the Sussexes would leak to the tabloids.

O-H Anglophile 05-26-2019 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madame Verseau (Post 2225233)
Ship can't back up anything he's claiming. Until he can he comes off as a gossip reporter.

Archie apparently is getting a lot of visitors
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...e-smasher.html

I don't know where DM is getting the sources for this because I don't think the Sussexes would leak to the tabloids.

I think some of it is deductive reasoning not sources. Friends are seen in England, ergo they also are visiting Archie.

Interesting—supposedly Harry cooled his friendship with Inskip because Tom thought Harry was moving too fast with Meghan? Where have we heard that before with someone else in the role?

And apparently it was Markus Anderson who planned her baby shower in NYC.

Marlo 05-26-2019 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2225245)
I think some of it is deductive reasoning not sources. Friends are seen in England, ergo they also are visiting Archie.

Interesting—supposedly Harry cooled his friendship with Inskip because Tom thought Harry was moving too fast with Meghan? Where have we heard that before with someone else in the role?

And apparently it was Markus Anderson who planned her baby shower in NYC.

Serena and one of Meghan's friends from Northwestern University planned the baby shower. She talked about it last month.

O-H Anglophile 05-26-2019 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlo (Post 2225249)
Serena and one of Meghan's friends from Northwestern University planned the baby shower. She talked about it last month.

I was commenting on the statement in the article. I was not reporting it as fact. Did you read the article?

Marlo 05-26-2019 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2225250)
I was commenting on the statement in the article. I was not reporting it as fact. Did you read the article?

No, I have't read the article. Sorry, just woke up.

muriel 05-26-2019 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madame Verseau (Post 2225233)
Archie apparently is getting a lot of visitors
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...e-smasher.html

I don't know where DM is getting the sources for this because I don't think the Sussexes would leak to the tabloids.

Probably more a case of Jessica Mulroney leaking. Being seen to be visiting a royal residence is worth more to her in PR terms than it is to Meghan.

jacqui24 05-26-2019 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2225294)
Probably more a case of Jessica Mulroney leaking. Being seen to be visiting a royal residence is worth more to her in PR terms than it is to Meghan.

Jessica is hardly mentioned. :ermm: More likely DM speculating based on the fact that Serena was in UK. Like many of the inaccurate details in that article. Unless we want to assume anyone who has ever been reported to visit a royal baby is leaking.

We do, however, know Nacho and his wife visited Archie last week as it has been confirmed.

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2225245)

Interestingósupposedly Harry cooled his friendship with Inskip because Tom thought Harry was moving too fast with Meghan? Where have we heard that before with someone else in the role?

Which is funny because the press was contradicting their own reports on that one. :lol: They reported that Tom was feeezed out and not invited to the evening reception and hasnít been hanging out with Harry. They forgot they reported that Tom was at the reception and even made a speech at the time of the wedding. On top of that, Tom moved to DC. Kind of hard to hang out all the time when you are on two continents. :lol:

Countessmeout 05-26-2019 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2225294)
Probably more a case of Jessica Mulroney leaking. Being seen to be visiting a royal residence is worth more to her in PR terms than it is to Meghan.

Jessica's career is doing great, without needing to leak personal information to the press. She is not going to risk her relationship with Meghan, not only her own but the bond her kids have with Meghan, over some added PR.

But of course Meghan's friends are all just out for fame. Not one of them actually cares about her or her son :bang:

The article is full of false information (baby shower) and pure speculation. Any time any one associated with Meghan is seen in London in public, they are 'visiting Archie'. No need to be Sherlock Holmes, or have a leaked source, to provide this kind of article.

Jacknch 05-26-2019 01:52 PM

Please note that posts concerning the forthcoming US State Visit have been deleted - we have another thread to discuss that topic, which will be opened nearer the time.

muriel 05-26-2019 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2225305)
Jessica's career is doing great, without needing to leak personal information to the press. She is not going to risk her relationship with Meghan, not only her own but the bond her kids have with Meghan, over some added PR.

But of course Meghan's friends are all just out for fame. Not one of them actually cares about her or her son :bang:

Was Jessica not pictured in a shop in Windsor recently? Its not like she is normally followed around the globe by the paps, is it? Perhaps she was just visiting Legoland!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ndon-stay.html

Countessmeout 05-26-2019 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2225328)
Was Jessica not pictured in a shop in Windsor recently? Its not like she is normally followed around the globe by the paps, is it? Perhaps she was just visiting Legoland!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ndon-stay.html

She wasn't followed by the paps. The photo didn't come from the paps. Another example of lazy reporters. The photo was taken from Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxx4mDGlQ_4/

She posted photos of her mother/daughter trip with Ivy.

jacqui24 05-26-2019 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2225328)
Was Jessica not pictured in a shop in Windsor recently? Its not like she is normally followed around the globe by the paps, is it? Perhaps she was just visiting Legoland!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ndon-stay.html

She posted pictures of her and her daughter on IG. And then DM printed it so they can have another headline with Meghan’s name. Somehow that means Jessica’s leaking to a tabloid that has printed untrue accusations about her in the past? This is what happens when people rely on DM for facts.

Marlo 05-27-2019 11:06 AM

I am sure some of you saw Harry's friend Nacho's Instagram post. It's not surprising that Nacho didn’t get criticized for defending Harry nor were there any Harry’s playing with fire by having his friends defend him articles.

MARG 05-27-2019 11:36 AM

^^^^^ Wow! One of life's little mysteries . . . not!

Alisa 05-27-2019 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madame Verseau (Post 2225233)
Ship can't back up anything he's claiming. Until he can he comes off as a gossip reporter.

Archie apparently is getting a lot of visitors
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...e-smasher.html

I don't know where DM is getting the sources for this because I don't think the Sussexes would leak to the tabloids.

This is just pure speculation on DM's part.

Serena posted a picture of herself in the ultra regal Grand Salon at the Hotel de La VaupaliŤre in Paris and the DM took the story to imply that she was in the UK visiting Meghan and Archie and took a photo posing in a royal state room.

Sloppy journalism.

ACO 05-27-2019 07:40 PM

The Daily Mail making stuff up and people falling for it? I am shocked. :rofl:

MARG 05-27-2019 07:53 PM

:previous: Wow, the DM writers seem to have little intelligence or are bone idle and "mailing it in". They are routinely getting names, places and events wrong or, try to fake us out with any old photo.

Now the photo of Serena is amazing! The place in which was shot is OTT ostentatious and if it was a dress I would call it frou-frou but, there is no doubt that they thought they could fool readers into thinking she was somewhere in Windsor Castle. Heaven forbid they thought us all as dumb as a rock and think it was Frogmore C. The notion that that could be the preferred decor of Harry and Meghan.

ACO 05-27-2019 08:58 PM

They took Jessica’s IG pictures and created this entire story. I saw her tweet mocking the daily mail earlier. They said she was in a hotel suite in London when she is back home in Toronto. They stay wrong.

Not surprised that took images of Serena in FRANCE to claim she was in Windsor. That’s very them. Forever wrong.

Countessmeout 05-27-2019 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlo (Post 2225521)
I am sure some of you saw Harry's friend Nacho's Instagram post. It's not surprising that Nacho didnít get criticized for defending Harry nor were there any Harryís playing with fire by having his friends defend him articles.

Of course not. Nacho is 'heart warming'. :bang:

https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...gueras-tribute

Nor did he get any slack when he posted about their wedding, or them kissing at the polo match last year and so on. He wasn't trying to get spotlight, or defending Harry or anything else.

Jessica taking it in stride

https://twitter.com/jessicamulroney/...73594122829824

JessRulz 05-28-2019 08:39 AM

Posts about the new Lifetime movie on Harry and Meghan have been moved to the Royal Library sub-forum:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...vie-44218.html

Dman 05-28-2019 05:43 PM

The Expected Sleepless Nights-
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ss-nights.html

JessRulz 05-30-2019 08:20 AM

Several posts have been deleted as they were either off-topic or were simply meant to bait others into a response.

Let us move on from the discussion of Jessica Mulroney and her visit to London, to avoid further speculation on her motives (because visiting a friend's new baby isn't good enough) and taking us off-topic once more.

Lumutqueen 06-01-2019 03:59 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrating Pride Month on instagram in June:
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByJ6k3Ll..._web_copy_link

Countessmeout 06-01-2019 12:16 PM

I am thrilled to see they are supporting pride month as their June cause. It is so important that people in places of influence show their support.

Love is love.

Alisa 06-01-2019 02:04 PM

Cute video of the couple. https://www.instagram.com/p/ByFmcuxn...=1164wdfkw49x0

soapstar 06-01-2019 03:03 PM

Posts discussing Trump's comment about the Duchess of Sussex, have been moved to the State Visit thread. That thread is currently closed, but will be opening shortly.

Also, let's keep this thread focused on Harry and Meghan and not on the Cambridges, or other royal families.

Curbside 06-01-2019 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alisa (Post 2226823)

I love how he keeps reaching out for her hand in the video.

DeeT 06-02-2019 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curbside (Post 2226913)
I love how he keeps reaching out for her hand in the video.

That is a sweet compilation video.

I love how the Sussexes are using their Instagram account. It and the official Royal Family website are my favourite places to get information about the Sussexes and the causes they support.

HereditaryPrincess 06-02-2019 05:01 PM

General News about the Sussex Family, Part One: May 2019 -
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2226650)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrating Pride Month on instagram in June:

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByJ6k3Ll..._web_copy_link



It's wonderful to see the Sussexes openly supporting Pride!

tommy100 06-02-2019 06:16 PM

Their support, if of course, great and I am starting to like this monthly focus they do (shame last months was marred by their support of a friends business)

However i don't understand how other RFs are lacking in support, off the top of my head I can think of:

Queen Maxima of the Netherland's strong support for the LGBT community for many years
Crown Princess Victoria's support likewise, she appeared at some LGBT awards in Sweden and was warmly received
King Harald of Norway made that remarkable speech where he said Norway was "a land of boys who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love girls" (I am paraphrasing from memory).

Of course the Sussex's support adds to all the good works already done.

HereditaryPrincess 06-02-2019 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 2227321)
Their support, if of course, great and I am starting to like this monthly focus they do (shame last months was marred by their support of a friends business)

However i don't understand how other RFs are lacking in support, off the top of my head I can think of:

Queen Maxima of the Netherland's strong support for the LGBT community for many years
Crown Princess Victoria's support likewise, she appeared at some LGBT awards in Sweden and was warmly received
King Harald of Norway made that remarkable speech where he said Norway was "a land of boys who love girls, boys who love boys and girls who love girls" (I am paraphrasing from memory).

Of course the Sussex's support adds to all the good works already done.



I had meant to say the BRF rather than other RFs, so Iíll change the post now..

SLV 06-02-2019 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 2227322)
I had meant to say the BRF rather than other RFs, so Iíll change the post now..

If I'm not mistaken, prince William featured on the cover of a gay-magazine just last year.

O-H Anglophile 06-02-2019 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLV (Post 2227323)
If I'm not mistaken, prince William featured on the cover of a gay-magazine just last year.

It was actually in 2016.

In 2017, the Queen specifically mentioned sexual orientation discrimination as an issue in her speech for the opening of Parliament.

William has also specifically addressed LGBTQ bullying a number of times in engagements about bullying.

Curryong 06-02-2019 06:51 PM

Harry and Meghan spoke to the LGBT community during CHOGM week in April last year.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8323486.html

Harry was a known gay icon when he was single and younger. I remember quite a few articles about it. Also he stuck up for a gay soldier who was being bullied when in the Army and this man later wrote about it in a book.

SLV 06-02-2019 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2227326)
It was actually in 2016. In 2017, the Queen specifically mentioned sexual orientation discrimination as an issue in her speech for the opening of Parliament.

That long ago already? Time flies.

HereditaryPrincess 06-03-2019 04:11 PM

Thank you all - it seems I missed those occasions, though I do remember Harry being a known gay icon a few years back (as was Felipe of Spain IIRC). It's relieving to hear there's a lot more support than I thought from the royals!

JR76 06-03-2019 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2227327)
Harry was a known gay icon when he was single and younger.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 2227730)
though I do remember Harry being a known gay icon a few years back (as was Felipe of Spain IIRC)

That princes like Harry, Carl Philip and Felipe were hot and popular among gay men doesn't make them icons. There's a difference between being a gay icon and popular within the LGBTQIA community or an ally thereof. People like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Dalida, Princess Diana are/were icons and allies to the community while Harry, who together with his wife and brother has shown himself very sympathetic with said community, could be seen as an ally.
If you wonder why I needed to clarify this it's because we gays take our icons very seriously [emoji23]

gagates 06-05-2019 01:36 PM

it's great to see them supporting organizations related to lgbt+ issuses

Madame Verseau 06-09-2019 08:54 PM

Meghan is set to do a photoshoot and an piece for British Vogue.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...-magazine/amp/

She won't be on the cover but this will get buzz.

JuliannaVictoria 06-09-2019 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madame Verseau (Post 2230056)
Meghan is set to do a photoshoot and an piece for British Vogue.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...-magazine/amp/

She won't be on the cover but this will get buzz.

Has this been confirmed by anyone else besides The Sun? My antennas always go up unless it's from a trusted source, The Sun to me is not a trusted source. I'm also not saying that the scoop isn't true, but I would like to hear if from a more reliable source.

Osipi 06-09-2019 09:17 PM

Its feasible that Meghan will do a photo shoot for British Vogue. She won't be the first to do one. IIRC, Kate did hers back in 2016.

Still, I take anything from a tabloid with a huge block of salt. ;)

JuliannaVictoria 06-09-2019 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2230058)
Its feasible that Meghan will do a photo shoot for British Vogue. She won't be the first to do one. IIRC, Kate did hers back in 2016.

Still, I take anything from a tabloid with a huge block of salt. ;)

Precisely. It would be nice if true, but I need a more reliable source before I believe it.

Rudolph 06-09-2019 09:45 PM

British Vogue hasn't been the same since Alexandra Shulman left as editor. She was at the helm for 25 years.

When Edward Enninful took over he promised to get rid of the 'posh girls' and promote 'diversity'.

The magazine has lost a lot of its core readership.

Countessmeout 06-09-2019 10:14 PM

:previous: Yes because the Duchess of Sussex is not posh enough. Now Kate on the other hand :bang:

Yeah its a real shame that a magazine decides to embrace more then the classic Caucasian model. He was just following in the footsteps of American and Italian vogue which had already adopted a more diverse population.

Perhaps he realized for a magazine to survive, only appealing to the 'posh white girls' was not going to keep readership enough to stay alive.


It would be great to see Meghan appear. But I will await for actual confirmation.

Sadly if true there will be a lot of critics saying 'its too Hollywood' 'She is a duchess not a model'. Ignoring the fact others like Kate have done it.

jacqui24 06-09-2019 10:29 PM

Alexandra Shulman is prime example of the legacy problems the fashion world has had. Didn’t she have some drama recently because she tried to age shame someone? Edward Enninful is different. And that’s not a bad thing. He and Anna Wintour seem to share great opinions of Meghan and find her to be inspirational.

On the issue of UK Vogue, I believe they just named Meghan as one of the Vogue 25 Most Influential List for 2019. That’s second year in a row she’s made that list.

As for the source, The Sun recently ran two Meghan stories that got debunked in a week by other parties (Priyanka Chopra and Max George) they dragged into it. So there’s that. :lol:

Madame Verseau 06-11-2019 02:28 PM

No confirmation from sussexroyal but the photoshoot story is spreading

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cos...ptember-issue/

jacqui24 06-11-2019 04:18 PM

From the sound of it, IF rumors are true, it’s a guest editor position for an issue highlighting empowerment and change makers rather than just a photo shoot. Although that seems to be where people are focused on.

I should point out that US Weekly isn’t always a good source. Their last big scoop said she was 15 weeks along at the start of the tour.

Pranter 06-11-2019 05:59 PM

Tour of Africa later this year!

https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/sta...46429130153984

MaiaMia_53 06-11-2019 06:04 PM

The story is described differently in the below online article:
https://www.thecut.com/2019/06/megha...gue-issue.html

The above article cites sourced rumors that the Duchess of Sussex is making plans to edit the September 2019 issue of British Vogue. This report also confirms that Prince Charles once edited an issue of Country Life in 2013, and as stated earlier that Kate (Duchess of Cambridge) appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 2016.

"According to the sources, Meghan will be writing an op-ed and corralling a 'selection of female change-makers on board to write their own personal essays.' She’ll also be photographed at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, hopefully with Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (her son)."

This is quite similar to the type of work Meghan produced on her former lifestyle blog, The Tig. I hope this rumored project comes to fruition. It sounds exciting. If it's happening, it would be taking place over the coming weeks in order to be completed for September 2019 publication. Magazines work several months ahead in order to meet press deadlines.

I think it's a great opportunity for Meghan to find interesting ways to continue sharing her knowledge and having her important voice further resonate in the world, in productive and helpful ways. As a formerly busy person juggling all kinds of activities as a career-woman and a humanitarian, it's likely crucial to Meghan's continued happiness to be able to serve as a proactive leader in ways that enhance but do not conflict with her royal role.

Meghan should be able to do this type of project without any efforts made by ancient royal courtiers to stifle her ability to speak out on issues important to women. Since dating Harry and marrying into the British royal family, Meghan's voice has already been muted and held hostage for far too long, IMO. She made a great many sacrifices in order to become part of the royal family. In the process, Meghan has brought so much to Prince Harry, and to the royal firm.

It's high time for Meghan to be supported more in her efforts to give back. There hasn't been enough done by the royals to silence the unfair criticism of Meghan in the media. I have been appalled by the ongoing extent of negativity against Meghan stirred up by trolls, by the tabloid media, and by Piers Morgan.

ACO 06-11-2019 06:47 PM

I'll believe it when I see it but I wouldn't be surprised if she does contribute to the issue in some way.

loonytick 06-11-2019 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph (Post 2230060)
British Vogue hasn't been the same since Alexandra Shulman left as editor. She was at the helm for 25 years.

When Edward Enninful took over he promised to get rid of the 'posh girls' and promote 'diversity'.

The magazine has lost a lot of its core readership.

And yet their circulation numbers have risen about 1% at a time when British fashion publications are averaging a 6% decline. Funny how that happens when a business realizes thereís more potential audience than the narrow core youíve traditionally settled for.

A guest editorship, while possibly just a rumor, sounds like a good fit for Meghan. As others mentioned upthread, others in the BRF have done similar things with other magazines. I would also mention that, beyond print publications, Harry was guest editor of BBC Radio 4ís Today show about a year and a half ago and Kate guest-edited the Huffington Post for a day in 2016. Itís a technique for getting their service/charity messages out there that is very much within the BRF wheelhouse at this point.

JessRulz 06-14-2019 08:59 PM

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jacqui24 06-16-2019 08:45 AM

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Anyways, new photo of Archie holding Harry’s finger from the Sussexes. So we guessed right on the hand! :lol: We do get a look at the little tyke’s eyes this time though. Seems like he has mom’s eyes. But my goodness, he’s tiny compared to Harry’s hand. I wonder when that photo was taken. Harry was just saying at an event this week that he’s gotten so big

eya 06-16-2019 09:21 AM

"Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex © SussexRoyal"

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByxRc1hlo6Y/

Curryong 06-16-2019 09:38 AM

Cute, but I want to see Archie's whole face! The nose looks like Meghan's. He's got a very tight grip on Daddy's finger though.

Fijiro 06-16-2019 09:47 AM

Cute picture. I would've loved it to be in colour.

Please

ACO 06-16-2019 09:51 AM

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Cute picture of Archie released for Father's Day. What a special day for Harry. I hope he is having the best one ever.

jacqui24 06-16-2019 09:52 AM

Btw, super adorable that his sleeve was rolled up. It seems that he’s grown out his newborn clothes, but is still too little for the next size up. :wub:

Dman 06-16-2019 09:54 AM

Happy Father’s Day to The Duke and all other dads on this day!

crm2317 06-16-2019 10:59 AM

Such a cute picture of Archie holding daddyís finger!
I hope that the Sussexís donít start following the trend by only showing part of their childís face in a picture. Either show the child or donít, no point in teasing people.

Hallo girl 06-16-2019 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 2231579)
Such a cute picture of Archie holding daddyís finger!
I hope that the Sussexís donít start following the trend by only showing part of their childís face in a picture. Either show the child or donít, no point in teasing people.

I agree, I have no time for that nonsense, all they are doing is encouraging the paparazzi to try and obtain the first photograph of his full face.
There doesn't need to be numerous photographs. We should see him properly in the official christening photographs.

CTchic 06-16-2019 11:18 AM

We got a picture of him. I am glad of that.

Osipi 06-16-2019 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Hallo girl (Post 2231583)
I agree, I have no time for that nonsense, all they are doing is encouraging the paparazzi to try and obtain the first photograph of his full face.
There doesn't need to be numerous photographs. We should see him properly in the official christening photographs.

I actually really liked the photo that was posted. First thought that came to mind seeing Archie grabbing hold of Daddy's finger was the caption "Hey! This doesn't taste like a chicken leg!!"

But seriously, what I think made the photo so special is that it shows a clear interaction between father and son. The photo was released to celebrate Harry's very first Father's Day and I wouldn't ascribe any other motive behind it than what it actually was. :smile:

TLLK 06-16-2019 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2231544)
Cute, but I want to see Archie's whole face! The nose looks like Meghan's. He's got a very tight grip on Daddy's finger though.


I agree. Those Markle genes are strong!:smile:

Rena M. 06-16-2019 11:57 AM

I love the picture. Sweet Archie looks adorable!

DuchessMia 06-16-2019 12:05 PM

Aww...cute picture of Archie & Harry.

ashelen 06-16-2019 12:07 PM

Really cute picture and cute baby, it looks he got Harry's hair and Meghan eyes! Beautiful photo!

jacqui24 06-16-2019 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ashelen (Post 2231603)
Really cute picture and cute baby, it looks he got Harry's hair and Meghan eyes! Beautiful photo!

I was trying to think why I think the baby looks so much like Harry when the shape of the eyes, and color by what we can see, is all Meghan. I think itís the forehead and the brow bone.

jacqui24 06-16-2019 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 2231590)

But seriously, what I think made the photo so special is that it shows a clear interaction between father and son. The photo was released to celebrate Harry's very first Father's Day and I wouldn't ascribe any other motive behind it than what it actually was. :smile:

I agree. Thereís time for the photo to be just about the baby, but for Fatherís Day, itís nice to have a photo of the interaction. It was so cute how aware the little munchkin is.

ACO 06-16-2019 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jacqui24 (Post 2231617)
I was trying to think why I think the baby looks so much like Harry when the shape of the eyes, and color by what we can see, is all Meghan. I think itís the forehead and the brow bone.

He looks to have Meghanís nose shape. The both have similar features so itís not surprising he seems to favor one over the other to different eyes, haha. Will be fun to see who he really takes after once he is a little bigger.

The christening will be a first chance to really get a decent look.

Betsypaige 06-16-2019 01:57 PM

Such a sweet photo.........thank you to Meghan and Harry for sharing.

Dman 06-16-2019 02:04 PM

Harryís first Fatherís Day marked very specially for him and Archie. Thatís very nice and very touching. Archie holding his pops finger :flowers:

O-H Anglophile 06-16-2019 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 2231594)
I agree. Those Markle genes are strong!:smile:

If Archie looks like Meghan, that is not Markle genes. Meghan has a strong resemblance to her mother.

sndral 06-16-2019 04:32 PM

I found the Sussex photo chosen to be very touching, that little hand gripping Harry’s finger caused me to pause and reflect on the many years of support and guidance Archie will receive from his father - a bittersweet thought for me since I lost my own father many years ago when I was 5 years old.

HereditaryPrincess 06-16-2019 05:24 PM

The new photo of Archie is beautiful - I love the sepia tones the Sussex social media admins have chosen (or the Sussexes themselves), they have quite an artistic vibe going on with their more personal photos on their Instagram at the moment. Archie seems to resemble the Windsors more to me, though I can see some features of Meghan in him too.

Fijiro 06-16-2019 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2231687)
If Archie looks like Meghan, that is not Markle genes. Meghan has a strong resemblance to her mother.

Meghan is a Markle with her father's nose.

Right now, Archie is too young to tell who he looks like right now.

TLLK 06-16-2019 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by O-H Anglophile (Post 2231687)
If Archie looks like Meghan, that is not Markle genes. Meghan has a strong resemblance to her mother.


IMO he has the same nose that Thomas Sr. and Meghan both share. That would be a Markle nose rather than a Ragland nose.:smile:
Here is the post in which I agreed with Curryong that Archie has a Markle nose.



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Originally Posted by Curryong https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...6/viewpost.gif
Cute, but I want to see Archie's whole face! The nose looks like Meghan's. He's got a very tight grip on Daddy's finger though.

I agree. Those Markle genes are strong!:smile:

rominet09 06-16-2019 07:29 PM

He has really expressive eyes… very cute !

Jacknch 06-17-2019 08:03 AM

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MaiaMia_53 06-18-2019 01:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 2231728)
IMO he has the same nose that Thomas Sr. and Meghan both share. That would be a Markle nose rather than a Ragland nose.:smile:
Here is the post in which I agreed with Curryong that Archie has a Markle nose.

I don't think we can separate out genes. Meghan carries genes from both of her parents. And if you look closely at both of Meghan's parents, they both have broad noses:
https://everipedia-storage.s3.amazon...ghan-markl.png
https://everipedia-storage.s3.amazon...-thomas-ma.png
https://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_...put-quality=90

The main difference is that Thomas has the Markle tip at the end of his nose, which Meghan inherited. Meghan has her mother's small bone structure, chin shape, color of eyes and general shape of face. In fact, with her pregnancy, Meghan's face has filled out and is much rounder, just like her mother's face. As well, Meghan's brows are similar to her mother's, although Meghan has deep-set eyes like her father. Meghan's full lips and curly hair, she gets from her mother's side of the family. Younger pictures of Meghan clearly show that her nose was broader in her face as a child and as a teenager:
https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress...-markle-13.jpg
https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.n...=0&w=318&h=160
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/asse...xlarge-169.jpg
https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/asse...uper-tease.jpg
https://www.hawtcelebs.com/wp-conten...-08-2019-9.jpg
https://nyppagesix.files.wordpress.c...8&h=410&crop=1

Meghan may have had her nose slightly pinched around the nostrils when she was trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood. Lots of people have a bit of cosmetic work done when they are in the entertainment industry, so that's not unusual.

I agree that Archie appears to have Prince Harry's Mountbatten-Windsor bone structure, and the Windsor fingers. The shape of Archie's forehead is quite similar to Harry's as a toddler:
https://c.files.bbci.co.uk/4573/prod...771_archie.jpg Archie
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016...8786225661.jpg Harry

From the earlier newborn picture we've seen in color, and from this new picture, it's clear that Archie has his mother's nose (which is a mixture of Markle and Ragland, with the Markle tip), plus Archie has his mother's full lips, the shape and set of her eyes, and probably her olive-toned coloring. But I think Archie likely has his father's red hair. We can't really see the exact color of his eyes in a black & white picture. Time will tell the secrets, but I'm not sure why all of the coy posing on Instagram and partial views of Archie are necessary.
https://themombeat.com/wp-content/upl...n-close-up.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxXS3l4pz2j/

I like the artsy pictures and I appreciate seeing whatever they want to show. However, I hope they will soon simply present pictures of Archie full-on in color, and also show us pictures of beagle Guy and the new Lab dog! I don't see why not. Meghan was always posting pictures of Guy and Bogart on her Instagram. I miss seeing pictures of Guy. :sad:

It's often been suggested that Meghan and Harry have a similar look to their noses. I think that's mainly because their noses are set in their faces quite similarly. They also both have deep-set eyes, albeit the shape and color are different. There is something slightly similar around the sides of their nostrils and their smiles are similar, but Meghan has fuller lips. Plus the slightly broader shape of Meghan's nose is different from the sharper, jutting shape of Harry's nose. And that's keeping in mind Meghan's nose looked even broader around the nostril area when she was younger.

I am also reminded that Meghan and Harry have an ancient family connection, by blood, that extends all the way back to King Edward III:
https://www.americanancestors.org/up...rkle-chart.pdf

Rudolph 06-18-2019 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by MaiaMia_53 (Post 2232223)
Time will tell the secrets, but I'm not sure why all of the coy posing on Instagram and partial views of Archie are necessary.

I like the artsy pictures and I appreciate seeing whatever they want to show. However, I hope they will soon simply present pictures of Archie full-on in color, and also show us pictures of beagle Guy and the new Lab dog! I don't see why not. Meghan was always posting pictures of Guy and Bogart on her Instagram. I miss seeing pictures of Guy. :sad:


The DM seems to agree with you. They chalk it up to the celebrity culture they’re in and note a lot of actors do it with their kids.


Let’s play celebrity baby hide and seek! Harry and Meghan's son Archie looked adorable, from what you could see of him in the latest example of starry parents desperate to shield their children... and share their family idyll with the world

Curryong 06-18-2019 06:39 AM

The Fail never fails to use Meghan for target practice and attack the Sussexes. They never lose the opportunity of featuring them in articles every day however.

So the royals never take 'arty' photographs, then? Funny how decades ago I remember a certain photo of Princess Margaret sitting in a bubble bath and wearing her tiara! Taken by Lord Snowden and accompanied at the time it came out by the sounds of gasps of horror and fainting old ladies clasping their pearls.

What is considered 'arty' and 'celebrity' is indeed subjective. But Meghan will get the blame for it as far as the tabloids and others are concerned!

DeeT 06-18-2019 06:50 AM

I’m glad the Sussexes chose a beautiful picture to share of their adorable baby. A heartfelt picture of a baby gripping his father’s finger on Father’s Day, a beautiful moment that people from all over can relate to.


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