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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; 11067 views.
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From: Showtalk 

Apr-14

Maybe that is why she won’t attend.  She knows the media will be all over her because she has become the big story.

Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Apr-21

She is now 39 years old and pregnant again after a miscarriage. Her doctor advised her not to fly; it wasn't her "declining" to attend. She may be a royal but she is still a woman close to 40 having a child after losing one, which is devastating for anyone. Cut her some slack.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Apr-21

Showtalk said...

Why would she expect to be the center of attention at her grandfather in law’s memorial?  It’s not about her.  Her behavior is sad.

Well, there's a lot which has been hidden to the general public about the Royal's absurd standards, customs and other quirks.

A Japanese TV station carried a 2 hour special which included Meghan and Diana.

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth didn't breastfeed Charles? And she requested that Diana didn't breast feed her children either but Diana refused.

Diana was absurdly flabbergasted that she had to curtsy in front of the Queen.

She learned that Prince Charles was seeing somebody else prior to their marriage but went through with the marriage anyway. And after she learned that, she became stressed and started eating bulimicly to the point that she lost so much weight that her wedding dress had to be taken in 3 or 4 times before the wedding!

Diana also wanted to spend more time with her kids, but the royals insisted that she spend less time with the kids and more time in her role as Princess.

And then, when she finally fit into the role model that they wanted her in, they discovered that she was more popular world wide than Prince Charles and thus asked that she back off of her public appearances.

She was shown in either Vietnam, Cambodia or some other Asian country wearing a full face mask and bomb protection gear walking through an area that had warning posts all over it. Of course, I'm sure that they had cleared the area of all land mines prior to her arrival, but the press ate up her walking through that warning mine field area!

And then it went on about several other quirks which Diana didn't like and finally moved into Meghan's current situation!

Sadly though, it was all in Japanese and I don't know if an English rendition of it is available or not.

Royalty is a big PITA!!!

FWIW

  • Edited April 21, 2021 11:25 am  by  WALTER784
Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Apr-21

First let me say I am not a Meghan Markle fan. That said, she gave up a lot--living in America, her career, her freedom, her ability to post on social media, even the right to not wear stockings and what colour nail polish she can wear. Her every move is photographed and critiqued and she has virtually no privacy. She can't even get into a car and drive. What she wears is dictated and what she is allowed to say is restricted. That seems like a lot to give up, even for love.
Risa (Risa25)

From: Risa (Risa25) 

Apr-21

They specifically said that it was NOT the queen or Prince Philip that said the comment about skin colour, only that it was one of the senior royals. That could be any of the queen's children, their being the senior royals. By not saying who it was, they are avoiding further controversy. Bad enough that someone said it without calling out who it was.

When someone is given the title to a Duchy, such as that of Sussex, they traditionally derive an income from that. That may be part of what was cut off, also the money to pay for security detail. Because Archie was not given a title, he was not entitled to security which could put his life in danger. Even with security, someone made it into the queen's bedroom years ago. At least that was harmless. Would you take a chance on your child's life?

I don't care about their titles or their income, but the bottom line is they are human, they are an interracial couple raising a child together, and they live under a virtual microscope. Can't we just leave them to get on with it.

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From: Showtalk 

Apr-21

Please post a links we can use a translation site to get an English version.  Or you can translate it for us.  Just kidding...

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From: Showtalk 

Apr-21

She knew in advance what she was giving up. Harry lost a previous girlfriend because she couldn’t live like that.

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From: Showtalk 

Apr-21

Then why tell the world that someone in the royal family made a comment that may or may not have been racist, knowing it would be interpreted as racist?  That is a low shot at the entire family.  

They now have plenty of money to pay for security.  They would have known about losing the income before declining a title. I have no criticism for them declining the title but they should not whine about the income.  Those are all business decisions that should have been addressed before they left, not after.

We didn’t put them under a microscope in any way that they didn’t do to themselves.  I ran a professional acting from since 2002.  We always warn parents if they want privacy to make decisions that protect their privacy.  It’s never guaranteed when one is a public figure and must actively be sought. One of our members’ children had a single guest spot on Law and Order when she was 8. After the episode aired, she had a stalker who found their family home.  They had to sell their house and move to a gated community to escape.  That was one minor TV role!  So I’m well aware of the cost of being a public figure. Megan and Harry knew that before they chose to bare all to Oprah. So I don’t buy that “we” are doing anything to them.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Apr-22

Showtalk said...

Please post a links we can use a translation site to get an English version.  Or you can translate it for us.  Just kidding...

I'm not going to translate it, but the TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting Station) Ch. 8 youtube Japanese videoclip is included below:

It's only a 1 minute intro videoclip... I have yet to find the full over 1 hour program online though.

It does mention that Henry met Meghan on a blind date though!

Edited to add: I found the full videoclip in Japanese here start watching from the 35 minute mark... prior to that are secrets of Japanese subways.:

FWIW

  • Edited April 22, 2021 8:01 am  by  WALTER784
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From: Showtalk 

Apr-22

Oh, it’s a video.  A written transcript can be translated.

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