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Meghan Markle
« on: December 21, 2017, 11:05:18 PM »
Brits, what is your opinion, if you have one, if you care, about Meghan Markle?  As I said before, I like Harry, so I hope he's happy.  They seem like they genuinely like each other. 

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 08:32:28 AM »
Haven't read much about her, but what I have heard seems to indicate she is a confident, intelligent and assertive person. If that passion is tempered by compassion she seems the just the type he needs.

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 08:54:16 AM »
Personally ambivalent.
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 09:54:21 AM »
She'll be OK.  She's grown up and streetwise, which Diana wasn't.

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 04:02:59 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  Looks like she is going to be spending Christmas with the Royals, so she'll be in the news quite a bit, I assume.  I wonder if she will retain her US citizenship when she becomes a Brit.  US citizenship would be a valuable thing to give up. 

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 04:15:23 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  Looks like she is going to be spending Christmas with the Royals, so she'll be in the news quite a bit, I assume.  I wonder if she will retain her US citizenship when she becomes a Brit.  US citizenship would be a valuable thing to give up.

The way things are going at the moment are you sure that US citizenship is going to be that much of a boon outside of the US? Or even in the US for some people.

Not sure that British citizenship is a whole bunch of goodies either after listening to our politicians...
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 05:50:58 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  Looks like she is going to be spending Christmas with the Royals, so she'll be in the news quite a bit, I assume.  I wonder if she will retain her US citizenship when she becomes a Brit.  US citizenship would be a valuable thing to give up.

The way things are going at the moment are you sure that US citizenship is going to be that much of a boon outside of the US? Or even in the US for some people.

Not sure that British citizenship is a whole bunch of goodies either after listening to our politicians...

I'm sure it's value has gone down some, but it's still nice to have a US passport and be able to vote against Donald Trump.

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2017, 06:26:40 PM »
Thanks for the comments.  Looks like she is going to be spending Christmas with the Royals, so she'll be in the news quite a bit, I assume.  I wonder if she will retain her US citizenship when she becomes a Brit.  US citizenship would be a valuable thing to give up.

The way things are going at the moment are you sure that US citizenship is going to be that much of a boon outside of the US? Or even in the US for some people.

Not sure that British citizenship is a whole bunch of goodies either after listening to our politicians...

I'm sure it's value has gone down some, but it's still nice to have a US passport and be able to vote against Donald Trump.

Yeah, with you on the Trump bit!
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2017, 11:46:17 PM »
I am pleased that her mixed race identity is neither a deciding factor nor has it been often mentioned.

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 08:17:24 AM »
I am pleased that her mixed race identity is neither a deciding factor nor has it been often mentioned.

In the first few media days here it was very much mentioned - until she personally expressed her sorrow over it.
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 03:18:25 PM »
On the scale of things I couldn't give less fucks about, what the Royal Family is doing is up there with the Kardashians.

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 03:55:14 PM »
^ Agree, it's not something that's relevant to my day-to-day life so I couldn't care less really.
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 12:48:09 AM »
^ Agree, it's not something that's relevant to my day-to-day life so I couldn't care less really.

Yeah, that’s why I addressed the OP to Brits.
 

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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 01:31:35 AM »
^ Agree, it's not something that's relevant to my day-to-day life so I couldn't care less really.

Yeah, that’s why I addressed the OP to Brits.

I know, but even if I were a Brit I wouldn't. Not to be a bore but I don't understand how people can find this kind of thing interesting.

Even the lives of local celebrities are uninteresting, like who married who, what their kid's name is, what recreational drugs they use, etc. etc.

The British royal family are almost 'ornamental' IMO. However, I have a great deal of respect for Princess Diana. She seemed like a great human being despite her life. Me being a person who values privacy I feel bad that her life was overly public. As for Charles?  :bleh: As I said elsewhere I believe if he had any brains he would abdicate in favour of his eldest son, who seems to be much more popular than he is. Symbolic power might be something more difficult to hang onto than other types of power.
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Re: Meghan Markle
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 04:31:48 PM »
I kinda hope Will and Harry can use their celebrity to effect positive change in the world.  For example, letting Charlotte be in line for the throne before her next brother, even though she's female, and Harry marrying Meghan even though she's mixed race.  They are more inclusive than any royals before.  Their attitudes can break some barriers, as they are trend setters to a degree.  It's a shame that celebrity has that power, but it's a simple fact.