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Prince Harry 'thrilled' to marry girlfriend Meghan Markle next year

Discussion in 'Celebrity Scuttlebutt' started by Barbara Belle Of The Ball, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Mel O'Drama

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    She clearly has some homework to do before the wedding:



    I hadn't heard of her, and I'm afraid she lost me at "Vegemite".​
     
  2. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    I thought she came across in that as being funny, engaging and adorable. She's too good for the Royal Family.
     
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    Well, she's got her I'm-just-a-normal-girl charisma down pat. But, for some reason, I absolutely don't like her. I'll figure out why later. But girlfriend knows what she's doing.

    William and Kate are too good for the Royal Family.
     
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  4. Barbara Belle Of The Ball

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    Will disagree with you there

    yes yes and yes, Work shy, never done an honest days work in her life and Dull Dull Dull, bland, simpering insipid - yes you can say Im not a fan :confused:

    I like the Queen, I think she is a real trooper and she was born for the role and I think she does a great job at 91- id be long retired and sitting by the fire in my tartan slippers reading the Peoples friend magazine! But it is her calling, her duty and she has served our country well
    I like Charlie boy, Anne - just gets on with it - no fuss - dont need to cuddle a baby and dont need to be in the press and I love Harry, down to earth, very personable and personality in abundence

    Wills and Kate are plain dull and god help us when they take over after Charles passes away, Bland and Blander

    having said that - QE2 costs me less than a £1 a year and I will take her over any President - of any country in the World - half of them are despots, dictators and corrupt! Africa, S America, oh and then there is Trump!
     
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  5. Mel O'Drama

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    From the little I've seen, the non-verbal communication (and some of the verbal) has been interesting in their first post-announcement appearances.



    The ten seconds from 1:40 onwards seems very telling. Of what I'm not sure yet.
     
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    If you dislike Kate and William, but find every one else just fine -- that Harry and Markle are just fine, the rest of the Royals are just fine, then you .... you ... there's something wrong.

    She's a standard, predatory American female operator who caught her some royalty. That's my vote.
     
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    Taking the politics out of the discussion, I agree with your assessment of Kate and Wills compared with Meghan and Harry. Wills is about as exciting as a cold rice pudding and Kate achieved exactly nothing before she married. By contrast, Harry is funny, charismatic and interesting. I would say the same is true for Meghan. (Back to the politics) If we were a democracy, we could vote for the one that prefer to be our head of state instead of being lumbered with the one we are given.

    Personally, I'd take democracy over hereditary power.
     
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    What a strange comment, I mean, what do you expect them to do? Cause a scandal? Willem & Maxima aren't the most exciting people, but I have no problem having them as our King and Queen. All they have to do is appear like royalty.
     
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    Wills seems solid enough to me. He won me over completely with his "one doesn't do selfies" comment, which I thought showed class.

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    William and Kate are virtually the only ones in that outfit who have any genuine class at all. Miss Ellie would certainly recognize that (and I don't mean Dreary Reed).

    Exactly. If the goal is causing the tabloids to go crazy like Charles, Diana and Camilla did, then I guess Harry and Markle will fit the bill. But is that the kind of bearing we're talking about??

    The reason William and Kate have class is that they're genuinely nice. The others? Heh. I don't think so...
     
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    "I like me some William and Kate... and I hope they come back for dinner again"
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    "I like that Harry and Miss Markle -- they're my kind of people, and they fit in just great...."
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    Something about her rubs me the wrong way.
     
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    Today The New Statesman magazine published contrasting views on Kate and Meghan:

    "The Duchess of Cambridge is safely dull; her major qualification for the job is that she is uncommonly good at smiling. She seems passive, defined first by her husband, now by her children. As Hilary Mantel said in a lecture for the London Review of Books: “Kate seems to have been selected for her role of princess because she was irreproachable: as painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character.”

    "Markle... brings something novel to the royals: she has known relative struggle. She didn’t grow up in gangland Los Angeles – as some newspapers claimed in articles with racist undertones – but as an aspiring actress she was so poor that she couldn’t afford to fix her car doors... Markle is a feminist. A UN women’s advocate, she called Donald Trump a “misogynist” while he was running for president and wrote about “period poverty” – inadequate access to menstrual products – earlier this year."
     
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    Unfair and untrue.

    Yuck, thy name is Meghan.
     
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    I think it's an accurate description of her.

    I'm bewildered how anyone would think she is anything but dull. What exactly about her makes her interesting?
     
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    I assume you think it's an "accurate" description of Kate. It's why you posted it.
     
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    She needs to go out and find a personality as she certainly doesnt have one. I agree with @Angela Channing and she did nothing prior to wedding. Think we will agree to disagree @Snarky's Ghost x

    ps momma is looking festive x
     
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    I think she's absolutely beautiful, but am wary of this marriage. She knows virtually nothing about the British Royal Family and it all feels even more fairytale than royal marriages of the past. It does say something though that the family are willing to 'allow' an African American to marry into the Firm, much less a divorcee and a Catholic - so maybe things are changing. They do seem to love each other, but I am concerned she doesn't know what she's letting herself in for. Will she have to give up her acting career? Probably. They haven't been together very long so I do hope it all works out. She has worked - acting is bloody hard and I'm sure she had her own obstacles to overcome.

    I'm afraid I'd take Will and Kate over infidelity, home wrecking, boring Charles anyday.
     
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    Kate has a personality, but she maintains an appropriate, reserved demeanor.

    Meghan be a Yankee ho who dun preyed on Willie's bro.
     
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    I wonder if the Queen will make her change her name back to Rachel - which is her birthname? The Queen can do that. For example we'd never have a Queen Kylie or a Queen Latifah (sorry bad example).
     

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