Harry and Megan: How long will it last?

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syrup

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The thing is though...our Royal Family do still operate as a 19th / 20th century entity though. Their naivety is remarkable. How long has this thread been running now and how many predictions people have made on here have come to fruition?
The RF are not 'streetwise' with the 21st century and..their advisors - the men in grey suits are still in a 1950's mindset. I think their whole risk assessment model needs a severe overhaul.
Meghan is playing by 21st century rules and the RF are a century behind with their defence gambits.
I honestly think there's a risk the RF could end up being the underdog in all this, if they not already are.

Their attempts at being modern often turn out to be the equivilent of a drunken uncle dancing at a wedding with his thumbs in the air giving it: "Look at me-I've still got it in me!".


In fairness your wondering why a family who have a man to put toothpaste on their brushes aren't streetwise.
Most of the advisors as you say have been to private school and straight to the civil service and then to them.
 

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Has managed to import a Ginger Royal, who might be applying for citizenship in the future.

I'm not sure he meets the Statue of Liberty's 'poor' requirement but he's certainly one of our muddled messes.
 

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The thing is that, while what she's up to may be offensive to us Brits because of our view of the monarchy and what it means in this country, to the yanks it's all part and parcel of the normal celebrity churn and, for Megain, it's the equivalent of her big break into movies, which is how she's treating it.



It's sad to see one of our most loved institutions placed on a par with Star Wars, but she's an American so it's there to be used like any other role and of little significance once it's served its purpose, which is why it was so easy to walk out on. She has no emotional reason to respect it or to treat it as anything other than a career opportunity.

I suspect that her plan is actually working remarkably well and that her life is largely untroubled by what the British press and British public think of her, which is not a lot.
Once she found she was in a foreign situation where she wasn't getting rave reviews she took it back to her home ground where she understands the rules better than in the UK. So she doesn't really care what the Brits think about her as she has no intention of ever going back. Yet having the UK Press on her back is to her advantage as she can play the poor, wronged, little yankee girl.

Star Wars is actually an apt comparison, it started as a new innovative spectacle and simply became boring as each film instead of bringing in something new tried to have bigger and better battles and special effects.
Meggie needs the battles for her image and to keep her face in the news now her assault on Hollywood didn't even get off the beaches. But they need to get bigger and better otherwise it won't grab people's attentions.
The danger for her is that just like the Star Wars film they become ultimately boring and sterile. So obviously she will have to change tactics and a juicy divorce battle with kids in the middle would seem to fit the bill.

The danger for the RF is that they get dragged into a escalating mud-slinging match that smears their reputation and standing. This they have to avoid at all costs. Show her up to be a bully by all means to undermine her claims and then studiously stand back and aloof.
As that NYT article showed America can easily get bored with constant whining. She will always have fans just as Di did who want to believe in the fairy tale and because it didn't happen they don't blame the princess they blame the big bad ogre of the RF. Facts don't come into it. But hopefully most Septics will soon get tired of this and go into turn off mode.
 

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syrup

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I must admit, at least he is not a Kardashian. If he could just be separated from the poking post for a bit he might enjoy his exile in the States. He would be more than welcome to run a few charities. I would trade you Kim, and her mother Bruce for him.

Reference Kardashian thing is neither is she
He is "Son of Diana" and will probably get more respect for being a military veteran than being a member of the Royal Family.
She is a minor actress much is made of her earning $50,000 per episode in suits
That may be great money for an actor in Eastenders but it's no where near major league money in America.
The cast of Friends were on a Million Dollars each per episode 20 years ago

The Kardashian's can't walk down a street without being mobbed
These two are walking round with nobody near them.
Major stars are besieged by paparazzi - these two are inviting photographers to come and photograph "private events"

Lets put it this way she's no Gisele Bündchen and he's no Tom Brady
 
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Reference Kardashian thing is neither is she
He is "Son of Diana" and will probably get more respect for being a military veteran than being a member of the Royal Family.
She is a minor actress much is made of her earning $50,000 per episode in suits
That may be great money for an actor in Eastenders but it's no where near major league money in America.
The cast of Friends were on a Million Dollars each per episode 20 years ago

The Kardashian's can't walk down a street without being mobbed
These two are walking round with nobody near them.
Major stars are besieged by paparazzi - these tow are inviting photographers to come and photograph "private events"

Lets put it this way she's no Gisele Bündchen and he's no Tom Brady
But he is also no Bruce Jenner either...so at least he has a chance.
 
Reference Kardashian thing is neither is she
He is "Son of Diana" and will probably get more respect for being a military veteran than being a member of the Royal Family.
She is a minor actress much is made of her earning $50,000 per episode in suits
That may be great money for an actor in Eastenders but it's no where near major league money in America.
The cast of Friends were on a Million Dollars each per episode 20 years ago

The Kardashian's can't walk down a street without being mobbed
These two are walking round with nobody near them.
Major stars are besieged by paparazzi - these tow are inviting photographers to come and photograph "private events"

Lets put it this way she's no Gisele Bündchen and he's no Tom Brady
There was a comment made in the press a few weeks back that no-one of any importance or influence is asking them anything about anything. They have to 'crash' a Zoom call for an obscure poetry group to make themselves sound worthy.

They're totally irrelevant with zero meaningful output - at least West, and it pains me to say this, had a semblance of a successful music/arts career.
 
That she does, but it doesn't mean she is not part of the problem. I would think the spouses are the driving factor in the feud between the siblings.
I think you'll find,this goes back to the 2018 episode,Kate took Meghan aside and gave some solid advice, Megs complained to Hazza,who in turn said something to Wills,who in turn f****d him of at the High Port. Since then they've not 'socialised'.

IIRC, the complaint was made laterally and, ended up on Wills 'desk',which is why Kate had a word,rather than a senior courtier.
 
The fact that her very good and close friend Oprah interviewed her, meant she wasn't really interviewed in the proper sense of the word. Should have had Jeremy Paxman doing the job, even Nodding Bob Peston. As it stands it's an anti-Brit buddy yak. And while I doubt it will affect Oprah Winfrey's integrity too much, it will fill her coffers a bit more. :cool:
 
Mail on Sunday required by court to print details of her recent 'victory' in her court case on the front page,

Think that I will give it a miss this week.
O my the little Princess is throwing the kitchen sink at us, rather concerned were going to majorly piss on her parade/homecoming Prom!
 
So the Oprah circus airs 7th March, is it a coincidence then that the 7th is also Commonwealth Day, just asking, could it possible have been planned? Heaven forfend that they would be so devious.
Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m ..(US)

Antiques Roadshow time
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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But he is also no Bruce Jenner either...so at least he has a chance.

Now there's an idea to plant in Meghan's mind for when things get a bit slow and she doesn't know quite how to fit Harry into her future storylines.
"Hey Honey, you don't really want your balls back do you?"
 

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