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Old Oct 5th 2020, 2:13 pm
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I believe the bequests came from his mother and paternal great-grandmother (the Queen Mother). His maternal grandmother was Frances Shand Kydd and I don't think she was in a position to leave him a great deal of money when she died.
thanks for that...yes I meant his great grandmother The Queen Mother.
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How nice it was to see Meghan & Harry doing a public advertisement to encourage everyone to go out and vote. What a very important cause.

It was disappointing that an odd Republican Congressman mentioned and threatened(like he has power in the UK) that Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their royal titles for having an opinion. Meghan is an American citizen and has a right to contribute to society. She and Harry have stepped down from many of their royal obligations and that in turn does allow them more freedom of choice. And although Harry is not American, he does have a right to his opinion and he is free to express it. And he is after-all married to an American, and that connection will eventually legally allowed him to become a citizen. I think people just need to stop being so judgmental. They are two young people trying to make a positive difference!
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They are two young people trying to make a positive difference!
Maybe that is their intention, but they just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Lecturing people from their multi million mansion whilst moaning about how tough it is for them? Not winning them any fans really is it. They insisted the reason for quitting being working royals was wanting privacy and to get away from the paparazzi…….so they moved to California and now seem to be doing everything they can to stay in the public eye.
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Ah but the Californian press are so much nicer than the gutter press in the UK.
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Old Oct 11th 2020, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Maybe that is their intention, but they just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Lecturing people from their multi million mansion whilst moaning about how tough it is for them? Not winning them any fans really is it. They insisted the reason for quitting being working royals was wanting privacy and to get away from the paparazzi…….so they moved to California and now seem to be doing everything they can to stay in the public eye.
On the surface of what they are doing it can be described as wanting to have it both ways but once viewed closer, I can understand the complexities of their predicament and how it's taken time to iron out multiple factors. In the UK there was so much targeting of Meghan. It had essentially became an industry built(whether by design or not) to make her life miserable. And we know the old saying..."happy wife happy life". What affects Meghan will trickle down to Archie and Harry. They are both public people and exposure to the media is essential.

But let's look at the difference since moving State side. They no longer rely on funding for their housing expenses. They have sought and secured their own income for self reliance, and they have paid back the money for the remodel of Frogmore cottage. It feels like they are putting in a good faith effort to lead their life in an honorable fashion. Since moving to the States they have been able to nullify most of the aggressive attacks from the British press simply by removing themselves from the UK. They are better able to influence their own narrative and they can defend their privacy from media outlets when breaches occur. They recently won a settlement in court after Archie was recorded playing in his backyard. Would they have won that lawsuit in the UK where Royal privacy seem to be built on a grey line? I don't know. What I do know is everyone is personally responsible for leading their life and waiting for someone to do the right thing for you, or to you, might be a very long wait.
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In the UK there was so much targeting of Meghan. It had essentially became an industry built(whether by design or not) to make her life miserable.
There speaks a man that I assume wasn't in the UK at the time! She was adored by the majority of the public, and news outlets were very positive about her. She was treated much better than Kate or Camilla were by the press when they were first touted as future royals.

It went downhill after that, the way she behaved changed opinions. Sadly she's dragged Harry down with her too and public opinion has turned against him as well.



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How nice it was to see Meghan & Harry doing a public advertisement to encourage everyone to go out and vote. What a very important cause.

It was disappointing that an odd Republican Congressman mentioned and threatened(like he has power in the UK) that Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their royal titles for having an opinion. Meghan is an American citizen and has a right to contribute to society. She and Harry have stepped down from many of their royal obligations and that in turn does allow them more freedom of choice. And although Harry is not American, he does have a right to his opinion and he is free to express it. And he is after-all married to an American, and that connection will eventually legally allowed him to become a citizen. I think people just need to stop being so judgmental. They are two young people trying to make a positive difference!
Forgetting the hypocritical nonsense of these two, simply Harry has an obligation and should have the decency to follow the Royal family rules especially if he retains any title at all. As far as Meghan she made a choice to marry into a family with full knowledge of the expectations and guidelines for members of the royal family,

Plus to make worse neither of them seem remotely qualified to comment on very much of anything., especially their rank hypocrisy. Meghan appears to have him firmly under her thumb.
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She was treated much better than Kate or Camilla were by the press when they were first touted as future royals.

It went downhill after that, the way she behaved changed opinions. Sadly she's dragged Harry down with her too and public opinion has turned against him as well.
Do you know what I find interesting? When ever asked to describe the horrible actions that Meghan committed to warrant having so many Brits to turn against her, very few actions are ever mentioned. And the actions that are used as examples of Meghan's horrible ways once examined are found to have been committed by other royal family members. Whether the observer is located in the UK or elsewhere when watching this situation, it is not lost on the observer what is taking place. I think most people worldwide are pleased that Harry and Meghan are seeking out what's best for Archie and family while being honorable.
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Originally Posted by UkWinds5353 View Post
Do you know what I find interesting? When ever asked to describe the horrible actions that Meghan committed to warrant having so many Brits to turn against her, very few actions are ever mentioned. And the actions that are used as examples of Meghan's horrible ways once examined are found to have been committed by other royal family members. Whether the observer is located in the UK or elsewhere when watching this situation, it is not lost on the observer what is taking place. I think most people worldwide are pleased that Harry and Meghan are seeking out what's best for Archie and family while being honorable.

Most people worldwide aren't paying the blindest bit of attention to any of it.

Just saying.
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Do you know what I find interesting? When ever asked to describe the horrible actions that Meghan committed to warrant having so many Brits to turn against her, very few actions are ever mentioned. And the actions that are used as examples of Meghan's horrible ways once examined are found to have been committed by other royal family members. Whether the observer is located in the UK or elsewhere when watching this situation, it is not lost on the observer what is taking place. I think most people worldwide are pleased that Harry and Meghan are seeking out what's best for Archie and family while being honorable.
If I recall correctly, it's alleged that it all started when Meghan refused a request by Piers Morgan to be interviewed........
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If I recall correctly, it's alleged that it all started when Meghan refused a request by Piers Morgan to be interviewed........
Wait a minute. Are you saying that public opinion turned against Meghan because she turned down that pompous twat? She's just gone up a notch on my scale of likeability (which isn't saying much but the girl could probably do with all the help she can get!).
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Originally Posted by UkWinds5353 View Post
Do you know what I find interesting? When ever asked to describe the horrible actions that Meghan committed to warrant having so many Brits to turn against her, very few actions are ever mentioned. And the actions that are used as examples of Meghan's horrible ways once examined are found to have been committed by other royal family members. Whether the observer is located in the UK or elsewhere when watching this situation, it is not lost on the observer what is taking place. I think most people worldwide are pleased that Harry and Meghan are seeking out what's best for Archie and family while being honorable.
I think the objection to the rank hypocrisy of these two, and her evident objection to following the traditions of the Royal family ( as if for some bizarre reason she has the judgement or experience to know better) plus resentment at her complaining while enjoying such privileges all contributed to dislike for her. Sorry I hardly believe Archie is the main reason they state they wish privacy and a 'normal' life, but then do exactly the opposite by doing everything possible to be in the public eye. I don't think most people if they give a thought to these too has ill will for them, just dislike at her hypocrisy and shallowness- and a bit of sadness for Harry who was previously so popular.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Most people worldwide aren't paying the blindest bit of attention to any of it.

Just saying.
Ain't that the truth. Of all the things happening in the world that attract our attention and compassion right now, this couple don't even rate a mention.
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Ain't that the truth. Of all the things happening in the world that attract our attention and compassion right now, this couple don't even rate a mention.
And this is part of the reason why public opinion has changed, they're coming across as so self-absorbed and self-important in a time of crisis. Just yesterday Meghan was saying the online trolling she received was 'almost unsurvivable'? The mind boggles, it really does.
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