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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #196 on: November 28, 2017, 04:50:41 PM »
Yesterday, Mon., Nov. 28th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement from the sunken garden of KP. They will wed in May 2018 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

This is the BEST news!!! I am over the moon with happiness for them both! What a gorgeous couple they make. Their happiness just radiates...they are going to be such an awesome couple!

I must admit I am somewhat proud that Meghan is an American and she hails from my home state of California. I am looking so forward to Prince Harry's wedding. For the whole of his life, he has had a special place in my heart. May happiness forever rain down upon them.

Three cheers for the royal couple... hip hip hooray...hip hip hooray...hip hip hooray!

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« Reply #197 on: November 29, 2017, 09:55:56 AM »
I agree Royal Watcher, it really is fantastic news.
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #198 on: November 30, 2017, 02:21:14 PM »
I know that there are some idiots out there who are quick to remind us all what happened the last time a British Royal took up with an American divorcee.   However, that was an entirely different situation.  Harry is not in line for the throne, after all (his brother William, and then William's son, George, are).  So there is really no comparison to Edward VII and Wallis Simpson and anyone trying to make such a comparison, IMO, sounds like a moron.

Also, this is not 1936 anymore.  Prince Charles, next in line to the throne is himself a divorcee and so is his current wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess Of Cornwall.   So even if Harry was next in line after Charles, I don't see any issues about it.  Of course, since Harry is not next in line, this point is moot.

I wish all my best to Harry and Meghan.
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« Reply #199 on: December 01, 2017, 08:17:50 AM »
I largely agree. Harry and Meghan have little in common with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Given that the Cambridges will be having their third child between now and the wedding, the chances of Harry succeeding are pretty low. I think there would have been more controversy had William chosen to marry a divorcee, but it doesn't seem to be a major issue for Harry.

I shall be busy on Sunday. I've been asked to talk about the match on Radio Devon's breakfast programme!

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« Reply #200 on: December 06, 2017, 02:54:25 PM »
I largely agree. Harry and Meghan have little in common with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

I suspect they are much more rounded and mature persons than the Windsors, but really, the similarities are oddly many:
- The bride is older than the groom, who had a somewhat interrupted relationship with his mother.
- The groom is considered extremely handsome and attractive, more so than the bride.
- The bride's maternal family hails from the American South, with its troubled and hateful past and old grudges.
- The bride has chosen a career based on outward appearance (society hostess / socialite and actress).
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 03:05:09 PM by Превед »
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #201 on: December 06, 2017, 03:20:00 PM »
Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson is Jewish, apparantly the great great grandson of Russian Jews who were the persecuted subjects of the Romanovs. He is also from Long Island and works as a movie producer, just like Weinstein. How long untill the royal wedding is defiled by the hashtag #metoo?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 03:31:21 PM by Превед »
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #202 on: December 06, 2017, 05:17:12 PM »
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Given that the Cambridges will be having their third child between now and the wedding, the chances of Harry succeeding are pretty low. I think there would have been more controversy had William chosen to marry a divorcee, but it doesn't seem to be a major issue for Harry.

I'm happy that Harry found someone that he really loves.
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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #203 on: December 06, 2017, 08:16:10 PM »
At least she is merely an actress and not a former horizontale (specializing in yoga....with the saccharine patriarchy......) like Princess Sofia dite Miss Slitz of Sweden.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 08:26:56 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
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Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #204 on: December 20, 2017, 06:12:43 PM »
Prince Harry and Meghan will marry at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 19 May 2018.

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #205 on: January 02, 2018, 11:50:14 PM »
I'm so happy for Harry! Meghan is a lovely person, I've been following her because of her show (Suits) for 7 years. And even got to exchange one or two tweets with her before she met Harry. I never imagined two of my favorite things (Suits and Royalty would meet this way!)

They look so in love! I wish them all the happiness in the world. Can't wait till May 19!
 

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #206 on: February 08, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »
Which Royal Dukedom will HM bestow upon Harry for his marriage? Let's speculate.

My gut tells me it will be Sussex, but my heart wants Ross for he and Meghan.

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« Reply #207 on: February 09, 2018, 02:57:16 AM »
Sussex gets all the mentions in the press, but the Queen may surprise us.

Whatever dukedom Harry gets, he will also get an earldom and a barony from the other two kingdoms. For example, the Duke of Kent (England) is also Earl of St Andrews (Scotland) and Baron Downpatrick (N. Ireland).

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Re: Prince Henry/Prince Harry of Wales
« Reply #208 on: February 10, 2018, 06:11:36 AM »
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Whatever dukedom Harry gets, he will also get an earldom and a barony from the other two kingdoms. For example, the Duke of Kent (England) is also Earl of St Andrews (Scotland) and Baron Downpatrick (N. Ireland).

Yeah, Harry will get a few things.
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« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2018, 03:57:32 PM »
Meghan Markle's maternal African-American ancestry has so far received most of the genealogical attention, but there are some interesting things on her paternal side too:

- Her 3x great grandmother, Irish-born Mary Bird née McCaugue, might have worked as a maid at Windsor Castle in 1856. See this article.

- The Markle name is Pennsylvania Dutch, i.e. actually Deutsch rather than Dutch. Most likely it hails from the small Alsatian village of Lampertsloch, today in France, (according to this article) whence a certain Hans Martin Merckel (1699 - 1777) emigrated to Pennsylvania. At that time Lampertsloch, part of the Lordship of Lichtenberg, was already under French suzerainty, but in 1736  the lordship passed from the last Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg through his late heiress Charlotte to her widowed husband Landgrave Ludwig VIII of Hesse-Darmstadt. Her maternal aunt was BTW British George II's Queen Caroline of Ansbach. After the extinction of the House of Hanau a minor war almost broke out between Hesse-Darmstadt and Hesse-Cassel because of the partition of the Hanau inheritance (Hanau-Münzenberg, including Rumpenheim, going to Hesse-Cassel and Hanau-Lichtenberg going to Hesse-Darmstadt.)

When the French Revolution ended the feudal Hessian lordship in this part of Alsace, Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg's grandson was soon to be Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and her granddaughter Wilhelmine had already lived and died as Grand Duchess Natalya Alexeyevna (first wife of Emperor Paul).

The name Markle is thus an Anglification of the rather widespread German surname Merkel, a diminutive of male first names like Markwart or Markhard. The future member of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is probably no relation to Chancellor Angela Merkel née Kasner's first husband Ulrich Merkel, who hails from the S-C-G-ish ancestral woods in Thuringia, specifically from Cossengrün just outside the city of Greiz. Those Merkels seem to have lived there ever since it was part of the Principality of Reuss, Senior Line.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 04:22:29 PM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)