Thursday, 6 July 2017

Meghan Returns to Toronto & Meghan's Special Watch!

Following ten days at Kensington Palace with Prince Harry, Meghan returned to Toronto where she was photographed casually attired with a bodyguard earlier today.

Daily Express Twitter Feed

More from the Daily Express article:

'The actress, who has been dating Prince Harry for a year, had a bodyguard in tow. Her SUV was spotted at Toronto International in a high security zone reserved for the highest VIP's.The chic actress covered her hand with her face, pushing her sunglasses onto her nose as she was pictured stepping out of the SUV.
 Meghan also appeared to drop her phone onto her bodyguard’s foot when stepping out of the car, as she clutched a bottle of smart water. The actress had just arrived back from a visit to London to see her boyfriend, fifth in line to the British throne Prince Harry, who it is rumoured she will become engaged to soon.'

Meghan was casual in a stripe top and light blue boyfriend jeans for the outing. With thanks to Meghan's Fashion, it appears the top is the $78 Banana Republic Sailor Stripe Boat-Neck Pullover.


Meghan wore her gorgeous Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats in black and gold velvet. The $495 slip-on-style are described as "These embroidered cat-face flats are a modern take on your traditional gentleman's slipper".

Charlotte Olympia

More on the collection the Kitty flats are from from Charlotte Olympia's website:

'The philosophy behind the 'Encore' collection is to create a collection of Charlotte Olympia classic shoes which are available all year round. These include signature silhouettes such as the Dolly with its distinctive 'island' platform, the Kitty flat and satin fan detailed Paloma.'

Meghan debuted the distinctive flats on Instagram in February with the message "Sending good vibes - always in all ways. #NobadEnergy #BeTheChange".


Meghan carried her Goyard Tote.


And Meghan wore her trusty Cartier Tank Francaise Small Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.

Meghan spoke to Hello! Canada in 2015 about purchasing the two-tone version of the piece and her plan to one day give it to her daughter "I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch. When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version. I had it engraved on the back, “To M.M. From M.M.” and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them." In an interview with Vogue, Meghan added she "had longed for the watch" since she was 15. I expect she added the stainless steel version to her collection at a later date, perhaps to celebrate the show making it to season 5 or 6? Coincidentally, the watch was worn with some frequency on Suits by Gina Torres.

I know it was hoped we would see a sighting of Meghan and Harry in London during the visit - it seems the couple are keeping a very low profile and enjoying cosy nights in at Kensington Palace. It is not known whether Meghan joined Harry and the Cambridges at Althorp for the service honouring the late Diana, Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 56th birthday. 

71 comments:

  1. Good catch thanks for sharing! I think if she was in London that long, and it being a private event, that she accompanied Harry. No protocol to follow for that private family time.
    Has she had that Cartier watch for a while? Asking since it is thought William gifted Kate her Cartier watch.
    AH

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello,

      I did a little research and updated the post. It turns out Meghan bought the two-tone version of the watch when Suits was renewed for Season 3. She said she had longed for it since she was 15 and plans to give it to her daughter one day. I expect she bought the stainless steel version at a later date :)

      Delete
    2. Those are such classics. And, by status watch parameters, they are very reasonable. The stainless steel one sells for $3,250 and the two-tone one for $5,550 as listed on the Saks website that Charlotte linked. They are most certainly heirloom quality pieces. Maybe, Harry gifted her with the stainless steel one? She didn't have that on when she left Toronto, right? :) Kind of like the appearance of that purple tote.

      I think it is very telling that Meghan was with Harry for ten days and that there was not one sighting of the two together. My gut level feeling is that Meghan did accompany Harry to the rededication. And I would imagine that she and Harry got together with William and Kate to some extent. They did all attend Pippa's reception so they have made acquaintance. Since the reports of a larger apartment being renovated for Harry at Kensington Palace had been carried by more than one outlet, could be the two were also busy with decorating. The fact that she landed in Toronto escorted by a bodyguard and in the very high security VIP section of the airport is significant also.

      Since the media is apparently going to be watching and listening regarding Meghan attending Camilla's birthday party we might just be able to know if that happens. Didn't Kate attend Charle's or Camilla's birthday party at Highgrove?

      Delete
    3. Interesting story! I love how she's really a modern women in that she isn't afraid to gift to herself. We can celebrate our own successes :-) Thanks!
      AH

      Delete
    4. Yes surfer girl, although I don't know that personally, Tominey and Dampier referenced it in their article.

      They wrote:

      "A friend of Charles said, "He threw amazing parties at Highgrove for her 50th and 60th birthdays and I'm sure this one will be fantastic as well." At the party 10 years ago William rekindled his romance with the-then Kate Middleton, whom he had split from in April that year. They got back together before marrying in 2011."

      I'm sure well informed royal watchers know that Camilla Tominey is a very solid royal reporter (barring the whole Eugenie engagement thing!) and seems to have become the go to person for every member of the Wales family in the last year or two. Phil Dampier has been writing about the royals forever! At least 25 years off the top of my head.

      Delete
    5. Thanks, Claudia. I remember reading that she had attended and had slipped in through the back to avoid being photographed. No photos of that.

      Just my opinion but I think if Harry does attend he would most certainly love some fortification, especially his very charming and disarming girlfriend, Meghan.
      Otherwise what a kind of bore the party might be for a young handsome man like Harry. Your stepmothers 67th birthday party? Come on.... :)
      He'll definitely have Meghan with him in my opinion. She was with him in Jamaica. She was with him at Pippa's reception. Hopefully, she will definitely be with him at Highgrove. Plus, it was one of his childhood stomping grounds. He might want to share that with Meghan for that reason too. Hopefully. :)

      Delete
  2. Well, there goes my hope for joint Wimbledon appearance!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Did anyone see this article about how the Queen would not attend Harry's wedding to Meghan?
      http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/820641/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-wedding-queen?
      The Queen attended Princess Anne's second marriage to Tim Laurence, although that was in Scotland. I doubt that Harry's wedding would be in Westminster Abbey if Meghan is his bride. A more suitable, less public venue would probably be chosen, perhaps St. George's Chapel at Windsor and the Queen would be there. Since Harry is over the age of 25, he does not need the Queen's permission to marry, although I'm sure that he would like her blessing.

      Delete
  3. They are staying well off radar aren't they Charlotte!

    Did you see the exclusive by Camilla Tominey and Phil Dampier last weekend? They reported that Charles is hosting an exclusive black tie 70th birthday party for Camilla on July 15th, 2 days before her actual birthday. 300 people are expected including his siblings, but not the Queen or DoE. They wrote:

    "William and Kate will be there, and all eyes will be on Prince Harry to see if he brings his American girlfriend Meghan Markle, as speculation mounts that an engagement could be imminent."

    So Meghan may be taking a return flight shortly :) If an engagement is likely, it's the perfect "coming out" in a way isn't it, a private event so no complaints that she's on an official engagement, but a private event that will be incredibly public and high profile. Meghan and Harry together there would make it crystal clear that she has met and been accepted by Harry's family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Claudia, I'm going to read the article now. It would be very interesting if Meghan joined Harry and as you said it would the perfect "coming out" and a public way of showing the seriousness of the relationship.

      Delete
    2. Thanks for the tidbit! I'll keep my eyes peeled that day *makes note on calendar* lol
      AH

      Delete
    3. Love your calendar comment AH, that made me smile :) I'll be watching the calendar too! If it happens, that photo of Harry and Meghan arriving together will turn the usually slow royal summer into an absolute frenzy, engagement watch will hit fever pitch.

      Delete
  4. Okay. Wait a minute. On the photo insert, does Meghan have a ring on her engagement/wedding ring finger?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I so hope they have their happy ending!

    ReplyDelete
  6. She doesn't look happy at all. Not like fresh in love but still. I don't have a good feeling about this. I hope i'm wrong

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If they had broken up I don't think the bodyguard would be there.

      I agree she doesn't look happy but since there's only 1 or 2 shots I'm guessing someone got a couple quick pics before being told to go away. Maybe she didn't sleep on plane andnwas grouchy!

      Delete
    2. She didn't look happy or glowing like in the blush of love. She dropped her phone and looked tense. Was that because she was debuting an engagement ring? Is that a ring on her engagement finger?

      Delete
    3. *If* they broke up I think Harry would be a gentleman enough to treat her with respect as she travels home.

      Did you see the concert pics of Harry? He still likes to go out just not when she's around I guess? He was also snapping selfies with a blonde...perhaps she was the date of one of his friends?
      AH

      Delete
    4. She was sitting next to Harry looking all very much enamored of Harry and like she was with him. From the photos it doesn't appear that she was someone else's date.

      Delete
    5. Surfer girl - I saw the DM photo spread. She is only right next to him during those selfies. Every other photo there is at least one person between her and Harry. Royal reporters are saying she's the girlfriend of one of his friends. Based on photos I saw my guess is the Straubanzee guy who divorced the girl whose parents live in the Harry Potter castle. She is next to that guy in way more pics than Harry.

      I am hoping, if meghan had an issue with the photos, that Harry could quickly say "that's Thomas's girl". And if Meghan had an issue with the photos, and we have no way of knowing if she did, this is a taste for her of how tidbits of media coverage can cause doubt. I suspect Kate deep down really believes William loves her above all else and that is how she moves beyond when he creates doubt.

      Meghan is an American with an educated, independent, divorced mother. Meghan doesn't come from a family of money where they keep secrets hidden and women look the other way. I really hope Harry has grown up enough and has lived enough to know not to screw it up. I also always felt that Harry probably told William how stupid he was after Verbier - I felt he said "Kate is the best girl why would you be stupid and risk that?!"
      AH

      Delete
    6. I agree, AH.

      And hopefully, since they are advocating communication through Heads Together, Harry did talk some sense to William. We know Harry seems to love and highly esteem his "sister" and values family.

      Delete
    7. Agreed, surfer girl! Harry and William are both children of divorce. So many details were public that I'm sure the boys know so much more that happened behind closed doors. I would really hope they wouldn't repeat patterns and instead try to do the opposite. They know the pain and hopefully they can save others that pain.
      AH

      Delete
  7. Wow they are really low key when in London . Nobody photographed them knowin Meghan was in London with harry !
    Looking forward to some kinda outing of the couple !

    ReplyDelete
  8. They didn't get photos of Kate at Highgrove that time but I think somehow they did get confirmation that she did attend. Hopefully, we will at least get a confirmation one way or the other regarding Meghan. And even more hopefully, photos.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Seriously, it looks like white gold or platinum ring on Meghan's finger with possibly a large diamond that is on the side as the ring has rotated on her finger as rings do. Am I the only one that sees this? lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. (Claudia, "the engagement watch frenzy" is obviously already here. :) )

    ReplyDelete
  11. surfer girl - i think what you are seeing as a diamond is the water bottle.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh say it ain't so. A water bottle????? lol
      Thanks though, Cherie. :)

      Delete
    2. Similar to Kate, I don't think we'd see an engagement ring till the announcement.
      AH

      Delete

  12. While shopping for an evening gown in Toronto, Meghan apparently decided to try on wedding gowns. One had a lace midriff top (really cute in the photos, so was the other gown also). She reportedly said the midriff one would be inappropriate for Westminster Abbey. I don't know that Meghan would publicly try on wedding gowns without actually being engaged. Or make the comment about Westminster Abbey. That seems a little sketchy. Or, perhaps she is engaged and knows she will marry Harry in Westminster Abbey.


    Kelly McLaughlin, Daily Mail, "Meghan Sparks Engagement Rumors....", 7/8/17

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Her character on Suits is getting married. I think this whole story is rubbish.

      Delete
    2. Haha! I laughed at that...I wish that article was true, but I find it highly unlikely Meghan would be trying on wedding gowns already...but who knows? ;) I loved the second dress with the cropped top and beautiful skirt with the side pockets, also. She would so be able to pull that off (but maybe not at Westminster Abbey!). Now I'm dreaming about wedding dresses for her...

      Delete
    3. I think this story is false. If she was at a salon trying on dresses it would be for her character. If they marry I think hers will be custom - even if not custom definitely not from a bridal salon in Toronto.
      AH

      Delete
    4. Maybe Charlotte will let us do a "Let's pick Meghan's wedding dress" page. ?

      Delete
    5. Hold off on the wedding dress stuff. Silly Harry....

      Delete
    6. resume wedding dress stuff........

      Delete
    7. Surfer girl :-)

      Delete
  13. There is a really cute excerpt from Meghan's diary concerning Harry. Except it is made up, and very humorously so, by anonymous Daily Mail Reporters, Daily Mail, "Will He, Or Won't He, It's Been a Year Since Meghan Met Harry....", 7/1/17.
    You will enjoy the article.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would like to read the current or next entry in Meghan's diary.

      Delete
  14. I NEED those cute kitty flats :) Oh please let there be an engagement announcement soon...I'm getting antsy! It must be imminent if they are keeping such a low profile of late. Meghan looks gorgeous in that top and her boyfriend jeans. Thanks for the update, Charlotte! And also thanks to Claudia, for informing us of the article on Camilla's 70th birthday bash. I hope H&M do make it 'official'.

    ReplyDelete
  15. At Walton Fine Art in London, there was a piece of art in black and white showing a little boy and girl walking away holding hands. The other piece (second panel) of the diptych painting in blue says "Everybody needs somebody to love.".
    Harry purchased the piece at the beginning of October 2016. He asked if he might keep one panel and give the other panel to an "important person". Harry and Meghan had been dating for months and their relationship became public during the latter part of October 2016. (It is a simple but cute piece. Similar to Meghan's artistic bent.) Did Harry buy the painting for Meghan?

    That is the question asked by the author, Claudia Joseph, Daily Mail, "Did Harry Buy A Love Painting To Seal the Deal with Meghan?", 7/8/17

    ReplyDelete
  16. Harry was photographed at a concert at Hyde Park (isnt that next door to Kensington Palace or even part of the grounds of Kensington Palace?). He was photographed taking a selfie of himself with an attractive young blonde-haired woman, part of the group he was with, apparently. Oh dear. Thankfully they were just part of the group as she didn't stay by Harry's side. Innocent enough but still it isn't the best headline.

    Kerry McDermott, Daily Mail, 7/9/17

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hyde Park is right next to KP/Kensington Gardens. I always thought he had a weakness for blondes...but no, I think it's completely innocent. She was cute, though! Harry looked like he was having a relaxing time with friends :)

      Delete
    2. He was doing a lot of whispering to guys in that group. I hope the selfie was just a separate thing. I was surprised he did any of that. He has seemed to value Meghan so much. This was a silly thing to do. He had to know the media was photographing his every nuance. Old habits, a little alcohol, rock n roll, "party" atmosphere, be careful Harry. I truly don't think Meghan will tolerate any sketchy stuff like Kate did during she and William's dating time (and into the marriage, ostensibly, with the Spain weekend and the ski party.) Probably not Meghan's cup of tea.
      (James Whatling is probably not very happy with Harry at the moment.) :)

      Delete
    3. surfer girl - i agree the optics look bad, which Harry should be very aware of. However, royal reporters are saying it is a friend's girlfriend - my guess is the straubanzee (or whatever his last name is, the curly haired guy) guy's girlfriend based on the other photos I've seen.

      I do completely agree that Meghan won't tolerate as much as Kate has and still does. In a recent interview Harry stated he will always like still having parts of that "naughty" boy in him. I think that is okay as long as when and how he does that based on what Meghan will tolerate.

      I will say, from an optics perspective, Meghan not smiling in those two arrival photos from the other day, then seeing Harry partying publicly, that's the stuff that starts rumours. Harry has kept a low profile for a while now. But, alas, it is summer and we all need to enjoy the nice weather while we can :-)

      AH

      Delete
    4. Thanks for the encouragement AH. :)
      Thankfully it was only a very-media-created-tempest in a teapot. Next time I will thoughtfully respond rather than react, especially regarding photos and headlines. :)

      Delete
    5. Surfer girl - don't worry! We are all passionate and care so much. We come to this blog as a place to discuss and sort out our emotions and interpretations. :-)
      AH

      Delete
  17. The headline with that photo in the Daily Mail was "Return of the Party Prince....". Forgot to list that in the reference.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Tammy from California9 July 2017 at 17:26

    I have a question that may have been answered in previous posts: Is the bodyguard given to her by Prince Harry or is it someone she hired? Or do we know? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Harry probably has more money/greater net worth - I'm sure he's a gentleman. My guess is he hired the security - it's not her fault he attracts that level of interest. I think it would be his way to protect and care for her when he isn't there.
      AH

      Delete
    2. Charlotte, will you continue the blog about Meghan should she and Harry break up?

      Delete
  19. Ooops, from the photos in The Express this morning the blonde-haired woman did stay by Harry's side and looking very enamored of Harry (shades of Cressida's
    adoring looks at Harry). All innocent enough right? But who knows? The photos are not going to give Meghan the warm fuzzies. Maybe there was a reason she looked so glum in photos of her return to Toronto.
    Not trying to stir things up. Just trying to figure out why the Wales boys do such silly, insensitive things. I am beyond disappointed in Harry. I definitely didn't expect him to be with some apparently mesmerized young blonde-haired woman, drinking and partying in the park. Long distance relationships are hard enough without that. Harry, why did you make a concerted effort to woo Meghan away from the chef only to chase blondes in the park? Harry, Harry, Harry. Think with your brain and not your.



    Rebecca Flood, the Express, "What Will Meghan Markle Think?", 7/10/17.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So Harry can't go out and have fun with friends because he's in a LDR? He also cant drink beer and go to a concert without people saying he's partying and drinking seriously... This is the first time in a while we've seen him having fun.The girl and Harry weren't even touching,and considering shes been dating his friend for a close to a year now and the same friend had his arm around the blonde.sure Meghan should be worried
      You lot seem insecure about their relationship than the actual couple themselves.jfc

      Delete
    2. So Harry can't go out because hes in a LDR? He also can't drink beer or have fun without being accused of drinking and partying...really? The blonde is the gf of his mate,the same mate that had his arms around the blonde in some pics,the blonde who he didnt even interact with in most of the pics,he wasnt even next to her in most of it.Also how do you know he was taking a selfie, might have been a video of the concert.you lot sound very insecure about a relationship that doesn't even involve you

      Delete
    3. Respectfully SG no one knows what you're going on about. He was in a suite with several friends, should we assume he had feelings for the man he had his arm around in one pic? The girl is van straubenzee's gf, maybe she and Harry get along well. Why be disappointed in him? He's a single man enjoying a night with friends. You're really fishing here. No wonder Harry hates the press invading his privacy - shouldbhis male friends never bring their girlfriends around. Give it a rest.

      Delete
    4. Now, tsk, tsk, Jas, let's not get personal or nasty. Blog rule number two, and blog rule number one. lol. We have been commenting on William, Kate, and Harry's behavior for years. That's what we do on this blog.
      And, the media outlets (more than one) said he was taking a selfie. Kinda angled wrong to get the stage. And, I have yet to find an article that says the blonde girl was there with a date. If you look at the photo where that guy has his arm around her it looks like someone in the group was taking a photo of the four of them.

      Delete
    5. Mary, thanks. (I have apologized in a text below.)
      So funny how you knew right away that Thomas was there and that she is his girlfriend. You were way ahead of the curve on that, even the "professional" reporters had a total fail on that. Thanks again. :)

      Delete
    6. p.s. I wasn't "fishing", Mary. The headlines of major media outlets were.

      Delete
  20. Who hired the two bodyguards for Meghan that morning on her way to work? That photo was a while ago but does raise a lot of questions about how much security she has at any given time and who is doing that hiring.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Harry apparently has chartered a private flight for Meghan from Toronto to London and perhaps more than once. Or maybe Meghan paid for that, although I doubt that. Harry probably has a fair amount of disposable income. His living expenses and work expenses are already taken care of and I doubt he spends his extra money shopping in Harrod's or blowing his budget shopping on High Street. lol
    He's a pretty low maintenance kinda guy.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Charlotte did you see the Katie Nicholl's pieces this weekend - she's working on a biography of Harry apparently and had some interesting information I hadn't heard before.

    I don't know how good her info always is, but this seemed like solid insider information, as if someone wants to start filling in the blanks in their story, not to mention paint a more serious picture of their relationship. Very familiar to the background stories that come out pre-engagement...

    She reports that:

    *Harry was a fan of Suits and confided to a friend several years ago that he thought Meghan Markle was his ideal woman. So he was the star struck one when they met, not Meghan ;)

    *They met in London in June and he was reportedly even more captivated by her conversation on the clean water initiative in Rwanda

    *She agreed to see him again several times with friends, before going on a solo date, but by the end of July they were an item

    *She was invited to Balmoral in September to celebrate his birthday, it wasn't till a month later that the relationship became public

    *Nicholl's claims her sources say an engagement will be announced before Harry's birthday so Meghan will be at his side officially for the Invictus games

    Another piece is more her opinion on why she thinks Meghan is perfect for Harry and the Royals, saying "her work ethic cannot be in doubt... as a campaigner for children in poverty and women’s rights, she is also well used to handling politicians and diplomats. But perhaps most significantly, she is unfazed by fame, or indeed, royalty. She knows, as Harry has learned, that the spotlight can be empowering."

    So, again, just relaying what she's reporting. I sense it's fairly accurate, but just my take on it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read that also, Claudia and I am cautiously optimistic (even with today's headlines and photos I suppose). I don't always take Katie Nicholl's writing at face value that's for sure. But this time let's hope her sources are real and that they are sharing fact and not fiction. She can't expect to sell many books if her pre-publication info falls through. So let's hope she realizes that. :)

      Delete
    2. I read that also, Claudia and I am cautiously optimistic (even with today's headlines and photos I suppose). I don't always take Katie Nicholl's writing at face value that's for sure. But this time let's hope her sources are real and that they are sharing fact and not fiction. She can't expect to sell many books if her pre-publication info falls through. So let's hope she realizes that. :)

      Delete
    3. Katie Nichols tweeted that article, called: Smitten! The Prince, his showgirl and a modern royal romance

      The opinion one was:
      It's what Harry wants and it's what he needs: Katie Nicholl is convinced the Prince and Meghan are a perfect match

      Delete
  23. Okay. I didn't see Thomas Van Straumbenzee in the crowd with Harry at Kensington Palace, but the blonde woman is said to have dated or is dating Thomas.

    The blonde woman is Alexandria Jackson. She is a native Californian, has a degree from UCLA in Political Science and is working on her masters degree in film.
    She is passionate about film, photography, philanthrophy and environmental sustainability.
    She has traveled the world as a photographer, has produced 3 short films and has authored a book of self esteem and relationships. She is a philanthropist who works with CARE. She is on the board of Corazon por Vida, and oversees the philanthropic endeavors of her famous father's famous company, Aopee sound engineering. She works closely with UCLA's IOES, Institute of Environmental Sustainability and has co-hosted at least two of their award events.
    Her father was a very famous Emmy award winning audio and later digital audio engineer, who worked for Elvis, Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand, among others. He and his team developed innovative sound management systems for large concerts and he received awards for that. He also developed other innovative breakthroughs in audio engineering and was honored for those. He was illustrious in the industry. Alexandria is said to be dating or has dated Thomas Van Straumbenzee. Information on that is sparse and dated.

    Information from Wikipedia and profiles on the
    IOES at UCLA

    ReplyDelete
  24. Side Note. Diana was nanny to Thomas Van Straumbenzee's cousin and she dated Thomas' uncle Willy after the divorce from Charles. Small world.


    Samantha Payne, IBT, "Who is Prince William's Wild Gang of Friends", 3/18/17

    ReplyDelete
  25. Side Note. Charlie Van Straumbenzee, Thomas' younger brother, was Harry's "wing man" back in the date. Small world.

    ReplyDelete
  26. duh. Just dawned on me that the guy in the red sunglasses is Thomas Van Straumbenzee. He looks a lot leaner and more polished. The earliest mention I can find of a mention of Thomas and Alexandria as a couple is early 2016. Hope it works out for them. Alexandria sounds like a very mature, goal oriented and altruistic person.

    Okay. And, I am sorry for my rants.
    Holdover moods from William's courtship years +.
    I am uber, uber relieved and apologize Harry.

    And, I am so very surprised that the sensationalists that ran those "Harry with a blonde" and "Harry with a blonde what will Meghan think" headlines did not do their homework first. If they have been around royal reporting for any length of time at all (and it is my guess that they have) then they had to know that the guy with his arm around Alexandria was Thomas AND that she and Thomas have already been reported to be dating as far back as 2016. Very tacky
    and very misleading journalism, if you can even call it journalism. Rebecca Flood, Kerry McDermott, etc al.
    I will definitely not be so quick to reference your articles in the future. And I will take everything you say as false until I find out otherwise.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eve from Germany11 July 2017 at 18:38

      Don´t worry, Surfer Girl - we´ve all been there!! :-)))))
      The Van Straubenzees are all very close to William and Harry, if I remember correctly, they were together at Eton, some say, they know each other since prep school. Thomas got married in what was called "the wedding of the year" to Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, but apparently the marriage ended after only three years, due to his "unreasonable behaviour" (whatever that means....).
      As far as the headlines are concerned: well, it´s relatively quiet on the "Harry-Meghan front" at the moment, so they need to make SOMETHING out of nothing, if you know what I mean... Not a surprise to me at all, I must say (unfortunately)....
      I guess most of us having a chat at a concert (very noisy) would have looked very much like "that blonde" with Harry... I was at the cinema today with my daughter and we had a small chat, too, during the film. I immediately had to think of those photos as we "put our heads together", so to speak. Had someone taken any photos, I´m pretty sure it would have looked very much like those photos we are talking about.... :-)))
      Glad you could "relax" - we all want this romance to be "the one", don´t we? I sometimes fear the "Charles-Diana"-effect here, when, back in the day, everyone wanted him to marry this "perfect girl"... How did one royal photographer say?: She definitely was the right one for us - but we never thought about "was she the right one for HIM"?
      As much as I long for a lovely royal wedding (and SOON, please, right?), we don´t want a lovestruck Harry marry a girl that ends up to be "not so right" in the end, right?
      Still, I keep fingers crossed for them!

      Delete
  27. Thanks SO much Eve.xx
    I feel better now. :)
    I agree with all you said, and, yes, we all do seem to want her to be "the one". We'll see. :)

    ReplyDelete