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

Started Mar-8 by Showtalk; 11058 views.
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Mar-12

Didn’t anyone tell her what she was marrying into?  No one from England?  We can’t possibly understand from here, but surely Harry knew.  He had already had a bad breakup when a previous girlfriend told him she could not tolerate being part of the royal family.  He had to know hiding it from Meghan would end badly. We tend to think she orchestrated all this, but what if he did?  If so, why did he look and sound so unsettled in the interview?  

I fully believe her mental health issues.  She probably was stressed to the extreme, couldn’t trust anyone and was not sleeping, which she mentioned in the interview. Harry may have spoken about his mother’s mental health bu he was very young when Diana died, so anything he remembers now is more anecdotal.

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Mar-12

This is the possible motivation for the interview. Money and a huge Netflix deal.  When they said they watched some of The Crown, that wasn’t an idle question from Oprah. It may have been the crux of the whole interview.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Mar-12

They do seem highly preoccupied with making a lot of money, that much is clear.

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Mar-12

They have all those high expenses. 24/7 security which they mentioned a lot in the interview.  A $10 million mansion. No visible means of support anymore, except the vague Netflix project and speaking fees.   I bet you wouldn’t mind a cushy Netflix deal for your films.

I didn’t mention why I asked you about the interview, in case anyone was curious but too polite to ask. It was because you have more knowledge of the Royals than I do, which I mentioned in the PM.

  • Edited March 12, 2021 4:11 pm  by  Showtalk
The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Mar-12

I would say generally most Canadians have little interest in British Crown affairs, beyond the salaciousness of it, being a Commonwealth Nation doesn't carry the weight it once did.

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Mar-12

I see. They have no say over anything in your country?

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Mar-12

Technically and in terms of tradition they do, the Queen guarantees our civil rights as Canadians are subjects not citizens, again that's technically, basically the Governor General (Queen's rep for the Federal Government) and Lieutenant Governor's (Queen's rep to the Provinces) rubber stamp any and all legislation, it's not really their job to interfere and if they do any of it can be countermanded by the Prime Minister due to laws set out in the British North America Act. They exist solely to fulfill a tradition, nothing more.  

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Mar-12

Do people respect that tradition? It seems that there is a lot of respect for them in England.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Mar-12

Depends on how you define respect, most Canadians have never really given it much thought, the Queen has been on our money for a long, long time that people accept it as actuality, people like the pomp and circumstance of the vice regal duties of the Governor General at Rideau Hall, that sort of thing, and of course whenever there's a royal visit everyone is all aflutter but that's more the celebrity of it than a bowing respect.

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Mar-12

I see. What exactly is the Governor General and what do they do?  Are they ever women?

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