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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:26 PM

Prince Harry goes public with his bi-racial GF..First public event..


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Reply Prince Harry goes public with his bi-racial GF..First public event.. (Original post)
HipChick Sep 25 OP
LittleBlue Sep 25 #1
HipChick Sep 25 #4
LittleBlue Sep 25 #8
bettyellen Sep 25 #7
LittleBlue Sep 25 #9
bettyellen Sep 25 #10
LittleBlue Sep 25 #18
Volaris Sep 25 #20
LovingA2andMI Sep 25 #2
MyOwnPeace Sep 25 #5
LanternWaste Sep 25 #6
Ms. Toad Sep 25 #14
Sanity Claws Sep 25 #3
hamsterjill Sep 25 #11
samnsara Sep 25 #12
Orangepeel Sep 25 #22
samnsara Sep 25 #13
Ilsa Sep 25 #16
CatWoman Sep 25 #17
highplainsdem Sep 25 #19
smirkymonkey Sep 25 #27
Ilsa Sep 25 #15
Turn CO Blue Sep 25 #21
HipChick Sep 25 #23
JI7 Sep 25 #26
JI7 Sep 25 #28
NurseJackie Sep 25 #24
Boomerproud Sep 25 #25
Yupster Sep 25 #29
HipChick Sep 25 #31
Wounded Bear Sep 25 #30
Jim Lane Sep 25 #32
Wounded Bear Sep 26 #33
Jim Lane Sep 26 #34
Wounded Bear Sep 26 #36
muriel_volestrangler Sep 26 #37
treestar Sep 26 #35

Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:27 PM

1. They've been public for months

The tabloids act like this is some new thing. It's just the first time they've appeared at an official event. But there have been photos of them walking around London for months, even ones where she's staying at one of his royal residences.

It will be interesting to see how the public and media reacts to another American divorcee in the royal family. It was pretty dramatic the first time.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:30 PM

4. ...First official event...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:34 PM

8. Yeah I know

It's the first step in introducing her to the British public so that they don't skewer her when the wedding is announced. But they will, they always do.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:33 PM

7. Since his Dad had a side gal during his entire marriage they really can't judge anymore

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:37 PM

9. That's what any logical person would think

The royal family is not logical. And the British public can be worse concerning anything royal. Everyone who tries to marry into this family gets questioned and criticized as "not good enough." Even Kate "she's too boring" Middleton.

Hence the gradual revealing of them to the public. To build good PR and soften the criticism. Her being American, biracial and divorced will be made into a big deal, but at least she's not marrying the crown prince so it won't be as bad.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:44 PM

10. Kate's in her third baby, they gotta love that. And that puts Harry at no chance in hell for the

Crown. I've seen him and Will doing a lot of interviews about some big mental health initiative, of say their mom would be proud. Their dad should just take himself out of the line of succession though.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:28 PM

18. I'm certain they do. Harry and Meghan are lucky that William and Kate have 3 kids

As Harry said, nobody in the family really wants the throne. It still amazes me that the public cares so deeply about Harry's choice. He has near zero chance of ever becoming king, yet some in the public act like an American duchess is the end of the world.

And yeah, Charles should go away. His mother is popular, he's not. Few want him to be king.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:03 PM

20. Lol why do think the Queen hasn't let herself die yet???

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:29 PM

2. First, Meghan Markle is beautiful....

Second, that is all that matters. Good luck Harry and Meghan!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:30 PM

5. You got THAT right!!!!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:32 PM

6. I think character and ethics often have something to do with it as well.

"Second, that is all that matters..."

I think character and ethics often have something to do with it as well.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:58 PM

14. Not to mention that they seem to love each other.

(I had the same reaction that you did.)

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:29 PM

3. There seems to be a real connection between them

When you see some celebrities together, they look as they are posing, that nothing real is going on.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:46 PM

11. They look happy together.

I wish them all the best.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:54 PM

12. i dont keep up with the royals..shes american? cool!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:07 PM

22. She's an American actor.

She's on a show on the USA cable network called Suits.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1620783/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:56 PM

13. who'da thunk it that Harry would grow up to be the handsome one??

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Response to samnsara (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:01 PM

16. I know. He really has killer good looks.

Love the red hair and freckles.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:18 PM

17. he's the exact image of his grandfather

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:12 PM

27. Wow, he really does! I have never seen a photo of a young Prince Phillip.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:00 PM

15. My only thoughts...

I hope at least one of their kids is a redhead like daddy. I love the red hair and freckles. But with genetic dominance being what it is, it doesn't seem likely.

Just the same, their kids will be beautiful. I think Harry is the handsomer of the two brothers.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:06 PM

21. I had similar thought - definitely some beautiful babies they could make.

Well, she has freckles herself, and I saw in one photo that Meghan's uncle (on her dad's side) certainly appears to be a redhead with a LOT of freckles so I think she may have a 25% chance of throwing up a recessive. I really don't remember my Biology 101 that well LOL.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:40 PM

23. Not true...I have many gingers in my lineage

all bi-racial and gorgeous....

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:09 PM

26. Agree harry is very handsome. Wish Diana has been able to see them

As men.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:14 PM

28. The kids could end up looking like 2 different races

Of they have more than one.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:42 PM

24. Very sweet couple! They'll make beautiful babies.


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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:49 PM

25. I have seen her on the Craig Ferguson show (haven't seen "Suits") and she was charming.

He father was the lighting director on "Married...With Children" and she said she grew up on the set. I think she has what it takes to navigate the murky waters of both royal family and the pathetic British tabloids. I wish them all the luck in the world.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:15 PM

29. Why anyone in 2017 cares one bit about Royals is beyond me, but

it's the UK's deal so they can have as many Dukes, Duchesses, Ladies, princes and queens all they want without me caring.

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Response to Yupster (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:44 PM

31. Prince Harry sent $100M to help with Harvery relief efforts..

why he should have cared enough to help out and care about an US issue is beyond me..

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:30 PM

30. Well, I assume she can never be queen anyway, right?



Look like a great couple. I wish them well.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:57 PM

32. It's unlikely but not impossible.

Currently, in the line of succession, Harry is fifth, behind his father, his older brother, and his older brother's two children. He would have to outlive all those people plus any of his older brother's additional children (well, actually, only the legitimate children, nudge nudge wink wink), and even any legitimate descendants any of those people have.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 08:33 AM

33. I was referring more to her citizenship status...

IIRC, only members of the English peerage can ascend to the throne. A commoner who marries into the family is ineligible. So, even if Harry becomes King, his current wife could not technically be queen.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 09:57 AM

34. Does that mean that Kate Middleton can never be Queen, either?

She doesn't bear the horrid taint of being an American. Her marriage made her the Duchess of Cambridge, but she is a commoner by birth.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 10:01 AM

36. I think that is true...

Much like the current Queen, whose husband is Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+elizabeth&oq=queen&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j69i61l2j0l3.5869j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

But we'd have to hear from one of our British compatriots to make a definitive statement.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #36)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 10:38 AM

37. No, I don't think there's anything about 'commoner' status

It's certainly not about 'the English peerage', since there was a distinct tendency to marry foreign royalty (that includes Prince Philip, who got that title from his membership of the 'Greek' royal family (Danish by descent, imposed on the Greeks) at birth). I'm not sure there's a precise definition of "the peerage" you could apply for women (who are mostly not allowed to inherit the family titles) anyway. The one rule there was about spouses was they couldn't be Catholic - though that was got rid of in 2013, at the same time as the "sons inherit in preference to daughters" rule. As pointed out here, there is no theoretical reason a monarch's spouse can't be the same sex as them now, too. The reigning monarch does have to approve the marriages of the next 6 in line to the throne.

I expect that if they do get married, Meghan will get British citizenship beforehand, fast-tracked; I don't know if she'd be asked to given up her American citizenship. Peter Philips, the Queen's eldest grandchild (Anne's son) married a Canadian who retained her Canadian citizenship. As far as I know, she didn't add British citizenship, but since Liz is Queen of Canada too, that didn't really matter. She did convert from Catholicism, since their marriage was before the law was changed.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 10:01 AM

35. Not sure of that

maybe her being divorced disqualifies her, but not her being a commoner. This would be a Queen consort, not a Queen regnant.

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