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Was Meghan Markle right to air royal family secrets to Oprah?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started 3/8/21 by Showtalk; 12195 views.
Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/24/21

The media was not as all pervasive as now, because there was no social media. But the media that existed was very powerful, and Diana knew how to play them. I remember the furore over Diana's interview with Martin Bashir - the Megan/Harry interview was nothing compared to the impact it made; the close up head and shoulders, the "vulnerable" look, the comment about their being three in the marriage. She was an expert in washing dirty linen in public.

She engineered photo ops to portray her as vulnerable, like the Taj Mahal photo. And took the kids to theme parks and doing photo shoots at charities to promote herself as the loving mother - the conclusion was supposed to be that Charles was a bad father. The fact that the kids had been packed off to boarding school at the age of eight and she only saw them in the school holidays was conveniently kept very quiet

She was well aware of the media - she just thought she could use them when it suited and have a private life when it suited. That's not how it works.

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/24/21

In other words, he'll be the poster boy for the company and get the kudos, while others do the work. He has no qualifications other than a few mediocre A Levels and ten years in the army. If his granny wasn't queen of England he's have been lucky to get a job as a security guard... :-)

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From: Showtalk 

3/24/21

I admired her for trying to make the best of a bad situation. Her married life and after was very unhappy.

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From: Showtalk 

3/24/21

Didn’t he attend college?

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/24/21

Trying to make the best of a bad situation? She was vindictively trying to portray herself in a good light and her ex in a bad light. She could have, for her sons' sake if nothing else, gone quietly into the background and lived a low key life. She clearly never thought of the effect on her boys of having their mothers love life and marital problems plastered all over the media BY HER. 

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/24/21

He got into Sandhurst, the officer training college, by the skin of his teeth (I suspect were he not who he is, they wouldn't have been so accommodating - most officers are expected to have a degree before entering). The Windsor family are not known for their academic prowess, which is fair enough, we can't all be academic. 

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From: Showtalk 

3/25/21

That is one way to look at it.  Her husband was in love with another woman when he married her and never cared about her at all, but hid it from her until after their children were born.  She was nothing more than a way to secure heirs.  Isn’t that worse?

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From: Showtalk 

3/25/21

Children can be taught to be good students. With all their influence and access maybe they should have focused on improving their minds.

Is mise. (Altermahn)

From: Is mise. (Altermahn) 

3/25/21

I was a teacher for thirty eight years; you can help weak students to achieve if they are willing, but you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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From: Showtalk 

3/25/21

Then you should know. 

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