Monday, 25 September 2017

Meghan Wears 'the Husband Shirt' for First Official Appearance with Prince Harry!

It's the appearance we've been all been waiting for! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their official public debut as they arrived hand in hand to watch the Invictus Games wheelchair tennis semi-final at Nathan Phillips Square.


A video of their arrival.


It's a defining moment in Harry and Meghan's relationship - proving how serious the relationship is. Meghan attended the opening ceremony with her close friend Markus Anderson, but this is an entirely different ball game. It's the perfect venue for them to make their debut - Invictus is incredibly important to Harry, and Toronto has been a second home to Meghan for the past six years. The informal, relaxed feel at the Games offered the perfect backdrop. Both will know the world's media are watching.


The couple were all smiles and enjoyed talking and laughing as they cheered on the participating teams.


Harry and Meghan watched New Zealand take on Australia.


One of the most interesting aspects of the appearance is seeing them interacting together. One can say they are very much at ease and thoroughly enjoying each other's company.

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They are quite clearly a couple very much in love :)

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I don't know about you, but your trusty scribe thinks Ms Markle shall be wearing a sparkler before long :)

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The Telegraph reports:

'Ms Markle slotted into her public duties immediately, making conversation with children at the court side and applauding the tennis match in front of her.'

Meghan chatting with children involved in the games.

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The Invictus Games publicly thanked Meghan for supporting competitors participating in wheelchair tennis via the official Twitter account.

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Team New Zealand were victorious in the end. In the video below, a member of the winning team describes his Invictus experiences as "the best ride" he's ever been on.


Afterwards, Meghan joined Harry in congratulating participants and meeting those involved in the games.


Royal reporter Rebecca English noted the pair also left hand in hand: "Do you know the one thing that struck me as I watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle courtside today? Just how happy and relaxed they are. Perhaps she was quietly nervous, but hid it well. The buzz around her was like water off a duck's back".

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Emily Andrews added: "I also think it says a lot they're holding hands so publicly. They know they're going to be pictured: and that's the pic they want."

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Meghan opted for casual chic when choosing an outfit for today. The white shirt and jeans combo is very much a 'go to' staple of her style. The talented Laura quickly identified the shirt as a piece by Meghan's close friend Misha Nonoo.


The crisp cotton style is called...wait for it...'the Husband Shirt' and retails for $185. It's available at Spring, Farfetch and Misha Nonoo's website.


The shirt is described:

'Every brand claims to have “the perfect white shirt.” Not us. We know our crisp cotton poplin shirt is no angel. Sure, it looks prim and proper, peeking out from our black blazer, but don’t be fooled. This top has a wild side. It’s often spotted in the early morning hours of our Instagram feeds haphazardly tucked into our wide-leg pants, held together by only one metal shank. The closures are specifically designed to easily transition from day to play. Button them all the way up for work then unfasten three or four and you’re ready to hit the town. So no, this shirt isn’t perfect, but where’s the fun in perfect anyway.'

Born in Bahrain, raised in London, and educated in Paris, Misha Nonoo’s multicultural upbringing exposed her to a diverse collection of references. Her work showcases a unique outlook for the modern multifaceted woman. Offering versatile pieces at accessible price points, her collection is progressive yet classic, with both smart and sexy details that support women from 9am to 9pm. Misha won industry recognition when she became a finalist for the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 as well as one of Crain’s New York Business’ 40 under 40. Below we see Meghan and Misha with close friend Markus Anderson on holiday in Madrid last year.


Vogue reports Meghan's ripped jeans are by Mother Denim.

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Meghan also wore her Sarah Flint 'Natalie' flats in saddle. They retail for $495.


Meghan carried the Everlane Day Market tote bag in cognac (with thanks to What Meghan Wore). Made from Italian leather, the bag retails for $165.


Meghan accessorised with her Zofia Day Dash Ear Studs.


You might recall she sported the pretty pair on the cover of Vanity Fair.


A closer look at Meghan's bracelet and rings.


Meghan's Mirror discovered the sunglasses are the Finlay & Co Percy Tortoise with Grey Lens.


It was a wonderful first appearance, and hopefully not the last we'll see this week. Despite the attention they knew would be on them, they both appeared incredibly relaxed. It was lovely to see Meghan meeting competitors, and for her very much like a 'first royal engagement'. She's evidently a people person and that shone through in the photos. Without a doubt, I believe she would make a fantastic addition to the British Royal family.

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What do you think of Meghan and Harry's first official appearance?

213 comments:

  1. Wow !!! Shocked !!! Amazing they look so in love and happy !
    Get married already you two !

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  2. surfer girl, you're one step closer to nirvana!

    PS I love a great white shirt. Not sure this one is it, but I truly love a great white shirt.

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    1. bluhare, I must say I am elated, lol. :)

      Finally after all these months and the crowd seemed so happy for them. And Harry didn't look distracted or aloof in these photos. cool.

      I love white shirts also. Glad she played it classic casual, and I love that her shoes and purse match. :)
      I know. So old school. :)

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    2. bluhare I thought I could hear surfer girl screaming from here ;)

      I agree on the white shirt and not sure this is it either. Can I risk the wrath of everyone and say I wish she was not quite so dishevelled? Just a teeny bit more tailored?

      I know, I know, I'm a fuddy duddy. It was just a little too much "rolled out of bed" look. Though with these two you never know... ;) Beat you to it bluhare!

      But her look is secondary of course, it was great to see them together, terrific cause that they're promoting this week - I imagine the athletes love this attention!

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    3. I also like matching bags and shoes, surfer girl. Always have and I doubt I'll change, although I did mix it up for the DKB design thingy. I was afraid I'd be called too matchy matchy if I didn't.

      Harry was pretty casual too, Claudia. I'm ok with her outfit, although I'd agree with you and say I'd like her shirt to be a bit more crisp looking. Like one of those Brooks Brothers no iron ones. Love them.

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    4. I agree Claudia. I'm all for the Casual look, but I wish she was maybe not quite as casual today. But still really great overall though. And I agree with the others, they seem very comfortable in each other's presence

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    5. Love them too bluhare! I could have done without the hole in the knee (yes I hear everybody groaning!) and a thin belt would have worked. Just a teeny bit of tailoring, but still very casual like Harry. But Lord yes I know I'm nitpicking. She looked fantastic and happy. Most importantly they *both* looked very happy :) Best of luck to them.

      And you know what it says a lot that in this big moment, she dressed for who she is, not for who people *think* she should be. This is a rock steady woman I do believe.

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    6. OOHHH. I certainly did not expect this today. Lovely surprise and of COURSE they are engaged. Just look at them. It's obvious. My bet - they will announce next month as soon as Invictus is over and there is an opening in their calendars.

      Clothes: Come now Claudia. You can hardly buy anything other than these boyfriend jeans. I am 39 and these are staple for casual events like this. I think she looked fantastic. I am so glad that she didn't try extra hard. She went as herself. I have that Everlane tote - it's fine. I can't say I adore it - it's fine. But it's for ballet runs and soccer runs and things like that.. Weekend running around.

      bluhare - the BB ones are way tighter and much much more formal. I have four in four neutrals and wear them to death. I especially love the little pleats at the cuff. But I would never wear them on the weekends. They are strictly go-to work shirts for me when I have no energy to put together something creative but need to look professional.

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    7. You need to try the men's styling, Rosman. Nice and big. They aren't all form fitting although I do have a couple of those too. But I think they are the best shirts ever for work as I have an iron allergy and cannot iron. My hands just won't grip one! :)

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    8. lol, that's funny, bluhare. :)

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    9. Claudia, I did give find some Harry and Meghan photos I hadn't seen yet today and gave out a little scream just for you. :) The neighbor's little Chihuahua didn't appreciate it though. lol

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    10. Claudia, you're not a fuddy duddy. Or at least not the only one! ;-)

      I like the idea overall - it's classic - but a matching belt and slightly neater jeans would have been a nicer look IMO.

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    11. I have the same allergy bluhare LOL. I might try the men's line. Slouchy you say.. that could work.

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    12. Rosman you're quite right, I know! I just wish she had subtracted *one* of the super casual things.

      I agree with royalfan it's a very classic look, but the shirt, the hole in the knee, and the frayed edges were too much together. I personally would have subtracted the hole in the knee, added a thin belt and bob's your uncle she would have been fabulous in my mind! The shoes and tote were perfection.

      I don't want to comment any more on it because it's such a minor detail I don't want to harp on it, and make it seem bigger than it is. I think I also have such high expectations of her now (poor thing!) that I expect her to be perfection all the time :) Awful isn't it!

      I *do* hope we see her several more times at the Games, she was fantastic and they were great together. It was really a joy to see.

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    13. They had men's styling in the women's shirts, Rosman. Or did last time I looked. I need a new one, actually; the bright white on mine isn't nearly as bright as it should be any more, so I'll look too. I love those shirts. Or men's might be good too. I never thought of that.

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  3. Alright, yeh, lol 🎉
    NOW a proposal at the end of the closing ceremony doesn't seem so far-fetched. 💍 umm
    humm. Just sayin'
    And they were holding hands when they entered the area. I think our little Harry has found "the one". 🎈🎈🎈

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    1. He isn't little anymore :-p. He is 1m89 in height :-). They look great together you can see it is geniune! Love this couple!

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    2. They are obviously already engaged, just finding the right time for the announcement.

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    3. Just re-read the narrative and Rebecca English seems to also think that Meghan is "the one". yay

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  4. Hurray!! This is exciting. They seem really relaxed and enjoying each other's company. It seems like she is determined to remain herself and dress as she prefers and is comfortable which makes sense.

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  5. Oh wow! There they are! So nice to see the two of them:)

    And that pretty left hand sure is bare but not the right one (wink).
    Thanks Charlotte, I look forward to more fun!!

    alexandra
    florida

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  6. "They left the venue walking hand in hand to cheers 🎉 from the crowd."

    per Erin Hill, People, 9/25/17, "Prince Harry and Meghan....".

    Proposal at end of closing ceremony? Me thinketh maybe. :)



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    1. Surfer girl, I'm with the others who think Harry is a few steps ahead of you and has already popped the question. Like William and Catherine, I think they are waiting for a moment which fits with their work schedules and the court calendar (so as not to upstage anyone else) to announce it.

      Based on her comments to Vanity Fair, I don't think they are in any great hurry to burst the private little bubble they have created and enjoyed together. I suspect a highly dramatic public proposal at Invictus simply isn't their style.

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    2. I am happy for them. They appear to be a great fit for one another. They looked terrific together.

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    3. Say it ain't so Philly, :).
      A girl can dream can't she? :)
      If not an actual proposal then an announcement there and a showing of the ring. lol
      Time will tell. It is a big win win either way. :)

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    4. They DO look very happy and this American "Aunt" hopes it never wears off. :-)

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    5. Surfer girl, I hope you've been celebrating...! You have a reason, don't you, with these pictures and videos! 💑
      Tedi, you had said it for me. At the same time, Claudia and royalfan, I'm thinking of joining the fuddy-duddy club!

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    6. I have been celebrating, Zora. :) And, trying to share the exciting news with my family. You can imagine how that's going. lol

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    7. Zora, Welcome! Three fuddy duddy's is even more fun! ;-)

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    8. Zora. They had a program emanating from Prague on Househunters last night and showed a fair amount of the city. It is so picturesque and beautiful. And, the young realtor there had blonde hair that was all pink on the bottom half. My neighbor's young niece has white and brown and purple hair, at least for this week. :) It is a small world.

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  7. First time poster, long time lurker. Thanks SO MUCH for your blog. I am so excited about MM and Harry and think we're on our way to another royal wedding (can't wait!). Anyway, I really appreciate your positive tone and support of the couple. Some of the other sites where I'd been posting have been overcome with really vitriolic, angry, disturbing posts. I'm glad to have a place to come where I don't feel under attack for liking Meghan and loving the two of them together.

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    1. We have worked out the kinks over the years,
      inthekitchen. Welcome. :)

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    2. Thank you, surfer girl. I feel like I'm in great company here :)

      I've been buzzing all day with excitement! I can't wait to see her engagement ring. Do you all think it - as tabloid rumors indicate - that it was made from some of Diana's jewels? I hope it's a large diamond - maybe cushion or asscher cut with some side baguettes. I don't want her to get a colored stone so no comparisons are made with her and Kate or Fergie.

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    3. That's yet another question of the year, inthekitchen. lol
      The speculation surely builds excitement. He definitely has many options. I personally feel Meghan's ring will contain some component in daily remembrance of Diana. I will be very surprised (and somewhat disappointed) if it doesn't.

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    4. I hope it doesn't surfer girl. However, I do hope we see her wearing Diana's watch. I think that's the piece she'll get.

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    5. Just curious, bluhare. why do you hope it doesn't have Diana stones in the design?
      Meghan may not wear that watch every day but she will most likely wear her ring everyday.

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    6. I like the idea of Meghan being her own person is the best way I can put it surfer girl.

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  8. p.s. I LOVE these new photos of the two of them together, holding hands, smiling at each other. Yay!

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  9. I actually think they are already secretely engaged. William and Kate also kept their engagement quiet for a short while. Im so happy for them!!

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    1. Me too, Lize from SA! I think they got informally engaged (talked about, yes, let's commit to being together) way back when she took down her Tig blog, and then got privately engaged (formal proposal, ring) in Africa or maybe even before, when her mother was visiting London (to meet Harry's family?).

      I can't wait to see her ring and the engagement interview!! The world is so stressful right now, I need some happiness, tiaras, and wedding fun!

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  10. She is such a breath of fresh air! I love it! The ripped jeans? OMG-it's so amazing.

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    1. Is this a first for a royal SO to sport ripped jeans - in public!! Go Meghan!! 👍👍👍

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  11. An official "Thank You" from The Invictus Games to
    Meghan for attending (supporting) their endeavors.
    sweeeeet. :)

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    1. I loved that, it vote out my feeling that Harry wanted his special person at his special event. The media coverage will be epic!

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  12. Rhonda - Wisconsin25 September 2017 at 20:23

    Crap!!! We were right there at that time. We were hot and tired and didn't hang out. We did buy our Invictus gear and will be sporting that tomorrow. I am SO bummed that I missed seeing them!! Others in my group didn't want to stay. They just don't get it. LOL. Charlotte do you have access to Harry's schedule?? Could you publish any other charitable events he will be at??? Our next chance to see him will be tomorrow and I WILL have my camera ready!!! Wish me luck!!

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    1. So sorry for your disappointment and wishing you loadsa Royal luck tomorrow! 👍😄

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    2. OMG - how exciting, Rhonda! I'm squeeing for you - good luck! I hope you get to see them tomorrow. Either way, have fun at the games and cheer loudly for all of us :)

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    3. Rhonda, you don't know how much I feel for you. As you know, lol, I DO get it. If that had happened to me I'd need a stiff drink, and I don't often drink. lol HOPEFULLY you will not only see him tomorrow but get to shake his hand. (faint) :)
      That is my prayer for you (sans fainting).

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    4. Rhonda - Wisconsin26 September 2017 at 00:08

      surfer girl - I did say a few colorful things when I saw it posted. We did see the heavier police presence and I should have known by the amount of photographers too. I am just kicking myself!!! We have met a couple of athletes - one from Australia and one from the U.K. who will be competing in Archery. Everyone has been super friendly. We are really enjoying ourselves.

      On Wednesday a bunch of the athletes are heading to Niagra falls as are we. Tomorrow is the finals if power lifting and we'll be there. It's just amazing to experience it all first hand. Now if Ican justget my picture I will be in heaven!! Thanks for the good wishes all. Will keep you posted!

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    5. Rhonda, it's really nice to read that the atmosphere is so good, and just like it looks to me looking in online. I hope you get your photo, and if you can't, take a picture of your husband's back and tell everyone he got right in front of you as you clicked it!

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    6. Rhonda, I just saw on twitter that Harry's going to do a short walkabout tonight if you're still there.

      See, surfer girl? Twitter does have its uses! Invictus Games tweeted it.

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    7. Hey, what's that you say, bluhare. I can't hear you.... lol

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  13. I'm SOO excited!! She's so beautiful and I love to see her and Harry so happy!
    I read that Meghan's wearing an Everlane tote bag, I would love to buy it but sadly it seems they do not ship to Europe. Hope to find a Reali-Meghan as soon as possible. Lover her style.

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  14. They're a very cute couple, and I'd be willing to bet she already has that sparkler tucked away in a safe place until the official announcement ;)

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  15. Charlotte! You were cited by Hannah Furness in The Telegraph yesterday. Did you see?! This development makes me happy. I hope all the best for this couple. I'm sure they are engaged but not ready to announce it yet. I hope they do announce it soon, like at the closing ceremony.

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    1. I had no idea Marci, thank you so much for letting me know :)

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    2. I couldn't find that Marci. Any more info on that pot favor.

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    3. Who knew our trusty scribe is famous wherever she goes? Marci is right. Once of your tweets is front and center!

      Ah Charlotte. We knew her when! :)

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    4. found it. Hannah Furness certainly had a lot of articles out and about today.

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    5. I haven't had time to come back here until just now . . . I'm glad you found it! Charlotte, you do the BEST blogs!

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  16. Charlotte thank u so much for the blog . Ur doing an amazing job !!!
    And yes hoping for a sparkler too !

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  17. Aww they look so comfortable together and Meghan seems like such a good hearted person ! one cannot fake it . Her goodness shines through !

    How tall is Meghan? She looks petite next to Harry but that height difference is cute too !

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    1. If read she is 1m71 so absolutly normal height for a woman, but Harry is 1m89 so that is why she looks petite

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    2. Thanks Kate is always in heels and I think she's a lil taller than Meghan right ?
      Diana passed on height to both her sons .😊

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  18. When I first saw those pictures my first thought was. Awww. They are really cute together.
    Wouldnt it be fun to have a royal baby and royal wedding next year

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    1. LOL. At first I thought you were talking only about Harry/Meghan!

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    2. Bluhare, who knows? :)

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  19. What strikes me the most is the same thing that struck me the other night. They come across as incredibly relaxed, just "we're comfortable in our own skin" vibe. It's really impressive frankly. Walking in they seemed a bit nervous, the very quick hand swinging, but who can blame them, what a big step.

    I think they were fantastic together with the athletes and their families, Harry even had to pull Meghan away a bit! And this is bringing enormous attention to the games no doubt about it. People checking out what it is, people supporting/donating, people wanting to be connected to "Harry's charity" - it's just terrific. The foundation and athletes must be absolutely thrilled with this level of media. I have read so many times over the years the feeling of winning the lotto that charities get when a prominent royal decides to take them on, you can't imagine what a windfall it is.

    It's very exciting to see the early days of this couple, I feel they will use the enormous platform they have and live up to their potential.

    Also surfer girl an announcement has to be imminent, the pressure after this on both of them will be intense with the global press watching their every step and waiting for the official word.

    I would love to see a family announcement, Harry & Meghan with Charles & Camilla and Meghan's mother Doria. Wouldn't that be nice :)

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    1. + a million!

      A family announcement would be nice, but I also think just H&M having that moment on their own - like the two of them starting their new family (maybe with the dogs!) - would be nice as well. I'd like to see H&M make the announcement, answer questions, do an interview. And then a joint release from C&C and Meghan's parents be released.

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    2. I agree, Claudia. They look comfortable and she looks confident in herself. I hope I'm not expecting too much so I'll tone it down I think.

      Meh. She's OK. Sort of sloppy, but she'll do.

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    3. bluhare you're the best :)

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  20. Fantastic!! Was sure we'd have to wait for the closing ceremony to see them again and this just the best!! Love that she chose Husband shirt - too funny! And she wears shirt & jeans sooo well. Divine handbag!!

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    1. Husband shirt. A continuation (Vanity Fair Meghan/Diana poses in photos) of "Kate things" or make that "Meghan things" in these instances. We'll see. Wearing a husband shirt. Pretty clever. :)

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    2. Claudia. You know I am all about a closing ceremony proposal, but I remember an article where William said take time to build your friendship with each other first and do part of that as a couple in the public eye to see how you both handle that. SO, realistically (boo hoo) it might be a while yet until a proposal happens. I do so hope I'm wrong about that. lol
      And a family proposal like that would be stellar.

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  21. Happy to see them but aside from the nice white shirt, I think she's a mess. She obviously knew she'd be photographed so why the ratty jeans and disheveled hair? Ok. The purse and shoes are nice too.

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    1. LOL, Erika. For some reason that cracked me up. And I think you (and Claudia!) have a good point.

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    2. It's the fraying at the ankle that gets me. The jeans are intentionally distressed and strategically ripped and otherwise on point the ankle fray with strings hanging down makes it feel sloppy and unpolished. Which is sad because otherwise it's a very polished, intentionally casual but pulled together look.

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    3. (Seems Harry's girlfriends have a habit of showing up with bedheads, lol) Sorry. Couldn't resist. Remember Chelsey at the Royal wedding?

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    4. Erika, I have to agree...I couldn't get past the frayed ends at her ankles, but love the shoes & tote! I'm glad she's comfortable being herself, though, & they truly look happy & relaxed with each other. Very cute couple :)

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    5. I love it! I am American and in my mid-thirties so perhaps this style suits my context. She's well put together - nails done, bracelet, earrings, rings, lovely materials and shapes and fit. It's all so effortlessly chic while casual. Perfect for Harry in my opinion (and to add that Kate is perfect for Will). Fun to have another lady in the Royal Family who brings her own bent on fashion! - Shelly

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    6. Oh my god. Chelsy looks hungover as hell that day.

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    7. It may look to some like Meghan's outfit is thrown together but hmmm.
      Shoes, quality shoes, I like those shoes, $500
      purse, quality purse, I like that purse, $200 or so
      Designer shirt, $200
      Designer jeans, ?
      Sunglasses, I like those sunglasses, $175 or so
      Diamond earrings, $500, if I remember correctly.
      She wore designer boho chic. The go to casual "suit" of the moment.
      My just "thrown together" look is not like that, but we won't go there. lol

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    8. *bracelet, $255 or so depending on how many little discs are on it and whether it is sterling silver or 14k gold. All those variations are available at Saks.

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    9. (uh hum. not be racy but, "husband shirt", "love gun" jeans. please tell me that I wasn't the only one who noticed that, lol.)

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  22. Charlotte that Rebecca English tweet is just fantastic and spot on isn't it?

    These two could really be something and do great things together.

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  23. So cute. I think they are already engaged. Was it in Africa maybe at the museum that night?? Does it seem like he doesn't want to hold her hand in the way in? Like he's pulling his hand away but she held on. Perhaps a difference between brits and Americans in regards to PDA. Thanks for a great blog.

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    1. Kelly. I noticed that but chose (for some hopeful and romantic reason, lol) to ignore it. :)

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    2. As I re-watched the video, I think it was more a function of keeping pace with and focusing on security than any romantic reluctance. They were ushering them in at quite a clip.

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  24. love these pics! Made me excited for when we will get to see Kate and Meghan together in the future! I liked her outfit very much, it stayed true to her style. I wonder if she will have to follow the “royal” dress code when they get engaged (I’ve never seen Kate in torn jeans). Not complaining, just wondering.

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    1. I agree, Courtney. I am so looking forward to seeing Wiiliam, Kate, Harry and Meghan together. Watch out world. Yay.

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    2. I can't wait to see the "Royal 4". And since most likely Harry and Meghan will be living in Kensington Palace, it would be interesting if she called it the "Kensington Wives" or even "The Duchess Club." That way she can combine both blogs. I think it'll be easier on Charlotte

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  25. Jessica in Los Angeles25 September 2017 at 22:19

    I saw these photos on the news and immediately came to this blog. My jaw dropped to see the hand holding and romantic looks and smiles. What a statement. Good for them!! They look confident and in love. He has seemed a bit lost and lonely at so many times in his life, like he was trying to find his place and someone to be his life partner. It always makes me sad for people like that who struggle to find their way. Now he's older and wiser and seems to be determined to make a difference in the world with the position he's in, and I'm so happy that he has found someone who seems like she will enjoy doing the same. It's interesting to me to see such blatant PDA when I'm used to Will and Kate who never really touch (I have always thought it's weird to never see them hold hands or anything). Is there a protocol or just personal preference?

    That video was so strange to watch. I can't imagine having everyone stop and stare at me just trying to pass through like that. She really seems like a natural fit for the work she would do as a royal. She's confident, seems ok with the public life, and looks like she will thrive in charity work.

    And I definitely think they're already engaged. As she said "everyone loves a good love story".

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    1. And that 'they will have to at some point come forth with stories to tell' as she said. WHAT does THAT mean??? lol It could mean anything.

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    2. (She was teasing the public with that comment. But I forgive her. lol) If her telling her stories in the future is like her telling her stories on "The Tig", it will be enjoyable.

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    3. Jessica from Los Angeles26 September 2017 at 22:11

      I figured the stories will be like how they met and started dating. Sort of like how Will told how he tried to make dinners for Kate back when they lived with friends at university.
      I kind of took it to be a nice way of saying "I'm not going to go into anymore detail right now, let's move on to a different topic."

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    4. Jessica from Los Angeles26 September 2017 at 22:12

      Also, I'm the same person as "Jessica in Los Angeles". My phone doesn't keep the name saved, so I have to type in and couldn't remember what name I had used. Lol!

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  26. This makes me so happy! I didn't like her at first, but that was months ago and I've really come around, now. I think they look stunning together and seem like such a good match. They compliment one another. I really think they have a ton of energy building up around them and could very well prove to be the dynamic couple the BRF needs. It warms my heart to see them so comfortable together, not least of all in the face of all that pressure. How exciting. I really hope this works out...would love to see what they can do/build together.

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  27. Perfection! She will step into her new role no problem.

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  28. Delightful! Really fun to see the relationship blossoming publicly (as I'm so sure it has been for a while now privately).

    I am so excited to see Meghan's style in the future, as I'm pretttttty sure she is the one and will eventually become part of the royal family. I think she will be tasteful but also trendy which will be very fun to watch.

    I agree with the other commenters that they just seem super relaxed and regular. Wouldn't expect anything less from them. Hopefully, she is already starting to develop a strong relationship with W&K, she seems like she would be a great friend even though she is very different from Kate.

    Thanks Charlotte, this post made my day!

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  29. Ohh, it’s very exciting. They look so relaxed together. She seems more relaxed than Harry. You can just imagine her carrying out royal engagements so easily. I love her style but I think for such a public appearance, her shirt could be smarter and her jeans could do without the rips but she seems to be able to carry it off in a disheveled but sophisticated way.

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  30. Mr D, United Kingdom25 September 2017 at 23:27

    Hi Charlotte et al - thanks for this blog too
    What a lovely surprise to see them together like this and I loved that it's been done so informally. Meghan is simply stunning ( crush on her since her Suits days) and the naturalness shines out. Think they are just the perfect pairing and yes I think they're engaged but the announcement will later in the year when there's a convenient break in royal schedules and there's nothing to overshadow or clash with. Harry's has grown into a natural and charismatic figurehead for his charity and its lovely to see he's got someone to share it with as he's dreamt of.
    I did cast my mind back to the Diana concert where he sat next to Chelsea as was very open then - I think yesterday that would have been inappropriate with the First Lady and preseident trudoe and all - and it was a neat move having her sat right next to an entry/exit point too. Today seems the right time to be seen together.
    We shall just have to see if they continue to show up now again.
    The fashion was just right IMO - and if she's like Kate sending messages out with her clothes, the "husband shirt" is a cheeky clue I think

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      Mr. D, I loved your super-sleuthing: Husband Shirt. Very cute and I liked that comment!

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    2. Mr. D., I totally agree with you. Perfect timing, just the right setting for the first appearance as a couple.... And "cheeky" was what I thought, too, when I read about the "husband" shirt! ;-))))

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  31. Tammy from California25 September 2017 at 23:42

    They look great together. Meghan is very American to me, affectionate. I think we are usually an affectionate culture (sometimes too much!!) and I like that she brings that to the Royal Family.

    I notice Meghan likes this style of sunglasses a lot. She has several different pairs, by different designers and in different colors.

    I am curious: why is it okay for Harry to hold hands with someone when he is not engaged, but it wasn't okay for William and Kate? You don't see them hold hands, even now, very often. Can anyone explain why this is? I am curious.

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    1. I *adore* those sunglasses. I even clicked the link (first time ever!) and they're at Jigsaw UK. I went to the US site and they don't have them! I'm disappointed. I love those glasses and I want them!

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    2. I believe that it's William's and Kate's preference to not hold hands much in public, they didn't during their courtship and that seems to have carried over into their marriage. Harry strikes me as a much more touchy-feely type of person so it makes sense that he and Meghan are seen holding hands . I recall that Edward and Sophie held hands coming back to BP after W&K's wedding, so I don't think they can't as much as they choose not to.

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    3. Because most of the time they are doing a job together representing there country, so they keep it professional. But if seen photo's of them in private or when they think there not being watched holding hands and at the marathon William even kissed Kate's hair.

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    4. Tammy from California26 September 2017 at 21:53

      Thank you Anonymous and Tinneke! I agree Anonymous: Harry DOES seem nuch more touchy-feely. Good point!

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    5. W&K are different people AND in a very different position. I think we've see plenty of chemistry and tactile gestures on official duties and very sweet spontaneous moments when they are not on an official engagement.

      Not that there's anything wrong with tasteful PDA, but people are different and in THIS case, W&K are in a very, very different position.

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  32. I am so excited about this I can't even begin to explain.

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  33. Oh my. I just watched the video above. and the security. wow. They were literally surround by security, 17 in all counting the local police (in black). That alone is enough to make a girlfriend a little nervous on her debut with Harry. Better to have them than not have them though.

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  34. "cheeky clue". I like that, Mr. D. :)

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  35. I am thrilled at this post & absolutely love to see them so I need love. It's such a special time in a relationship when are first together. Everything is new and shiny, happy, and new. I'm really glad to see the pda too. Definitely an introduction on their terms!

    Such an exciting time I echo everyone's comments above. I see a trip to London for a wedding soon. It's a done deal, they're engaged and will marry soon

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  36. I'm so happy for the two of them. Just hoping they don't make us wait to much longer for the announcement.

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  37. Isn't it wonderful to see two people who are genuinely fond of each other? So refreshing!!
    -Texan Reader

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    1. Yes, Texan Reader. And it is SO refreshing that they are not doing the kardashian poses like a lot of hollywood couples have done for promo. They are keeping it normal, nice (and sane). Thankfully. lol

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    2. I quite agree!! I, for one, do not get the Kardashian appeal. But perhaps it is because I am around their mom's age? Then again, isn't she the one orchestrating the "family business"?

      As for H&M, I wish them a long and healthy relationship. She seems like she might be the right person to share that crazy life called Royal with him. For his sake, I hope so!

      -Texan Reader


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    3. Tammy from California26 September 2017 at 21:54

      I just have to add also to your comments above that Meghan has said that she doesn't read media written about her, she keeps the people around her as a "root" and a reality check- ANOTHER refreshing thing about her! NOT LIKE HOLLYWOOD AT ALL!

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    4. Texas Reader, don't get me started, lol. you may have noticed I spelled kardashian with a small k.
      there is a reason for that. :)

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    5. Tammy, I'm not convinced that ANYONE in Hollywood is unconcerned with their image.........

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    6. uh hum. I agree, rf. Meghan has a stylist. A sophisticated stylist. She cares about her image. Her jeans and shirt were not just a casual choice, in my opinion. It was considered and planned. She may even have chosen that big media day to specifically give an extra boost to Misha's brand.

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    7. (Not that Misha's brand needs a boost, but it couldn't hurt.)

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    8. SG, oh, absolutely the outfit was well thought out. And there's nothing wrong with that! This was one heck of a debut, after all.

      I said this before; this is a classic look, but here Meghan's jeans added the trendy factor that took it down a few notches. Someone here (I believe) said that tattered jeans are better left to teenagers and I tend to agree.

      Signed, Fuddy Duddy.

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    9. rf, did you see where Martha Stewart is marketing similar shirt and leggings on QVC?
      but Martha, being Martha :), said she just couldn't bring herself to have rips in her leggings, lol, so she designed patches to cover the rips.

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    10. It will be interesting, rf, to see how often, if ever, she wears that outfit when she and Harry marry.
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  38. Hmm its seems the we were happy i love the simplicity of that outfit. Hmm i think they are not rushing to getting hitched based on the vanity fair hmm im sure their inlove Hmm let give a break.ing point let them enjoy first hmm. It would be good for them. To keep that low profile and focus game and not just Prince harry holding meghan will talk Let focus that game i think overshadowing The invictus. Games. Its my though

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  39. Cute moment in the videos - At 1 point Harry had to nudge Meghan that let's make a move when she was chatting to the participants .
    That was so adorable ! Meghan is clearly a people's person and she is so loving with children .
    I can imagine George and Charlotte loving their Aunty Meg !

    Can't wait for the future ! I am all for love and these 2 look like a perfect fit !

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  40. First let me say, that Harry and Meghan look very relaxed and comfortable together. If their relationship leads to marriage, I am happy for them both and wish them a bright future.

    I was disappointed with Meghan's outfit on their first official appearance together. Ripped, skinny jeans...really Meghan??? I totally get that this was a casual occasion. Perhaps skinny jeans would have been okay, but not ripped ones. Do you think Kate would ever appear in ripped jeans? If Meghan is to join the royal family, she will need to rethink some of her trendy wardrobe. Given the current extreme heatwave in Toronto, a pair of linen or cotton pants would have been most appropriate. The shirt, shoes and bag were just fine.

    For the most part I appreciate Meghan's style, but she missed on this important debut.

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  41. WTH!! (Excuse me my French!) I close my laptop at 20:00 CET - frustrated as there is "nothing going on out there" (haha) - and half an hour later all hell breaks loose!! How can you do that to me !! (just kidding...) Aaarghhhhh...
    Anyway, what a LOVELY suprise this morning!! THIS IS IT!!! We can start cooling the champagne because that announcement is going to happen - and soon, I might add! GREAT news - and I´m so happy for them that they quite obviously ARE so happy together!! That´s a ray of sunshine in this crazy world of ours (including Germany at the moment, I can tell you...) - so THANK YOU, Meghan and Harry - AND Charlotte, for giving this to us! YAYYYY!!!
    Surfer girl, get ready, it´s happening (soon enough, haha!).... And thanks for the encouraging words regarding "the minted Lord" - you put a VERY broad smile on my face this morning! :-))))

    Fashion-wise: I love her look. I know it might very well be too casual for some, and I get that, but I love it, just because it suits her so well. It´s just cool - and I have a penchant for men´s shirts for casual looks (I´m a regular buyer of REAL men´s shirts, just because I don´t like all the fitted blouses for women for when I´m at home. It´s just not comfortable...). I´m usually not a fan of ripped jeans, but it looks very cool on her. So, a definite "thumbs up" from me...
    If you could see me right now, "dancing" on my sofa, clapping my hands in sheer delight .... :-))))

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    1. Eve, I echo your enthusiasm. 🎉
      You are most welcome for the smile. :)
      About the jeans, shirt. Believe it or not, I have seen photos of women in fancier places than that wearing the "new" casual clout outfit. Truly. Strange as it may seem that outfit is acceptable in dressy venues, not cocktail party level, but close. I had to do a couple of double takes. Martha Stewart (Julia, you might take some solace in that?) is even wearing the look only she couldn't quite handle the holes in the jeans she said so she designed patchwork ones instead and she wears the men's shirts. She even designed both jeans and shirt to sell on QVC. Stranger than fiction, lol.

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  42. I'm so keen for an engagement! Just wondering though...with all the buzz that it will happen this year...do you think this is ok with the Queen and Charles? I mean with them only dating just under 18 months? Obviously this is an ok time for most couples in their 30s, and I do understand Meghan's age has to be taken into consideration if they want to have kids, but I'm just thinking this all seems to have happened pretty quickly. Thoughts?

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    1. The older you get, the quicker "it" happens, a friend recently remarked as we were talking about our late 20's aged daughters

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    2. Jessica from Los Angeles26 September 2017 at 22:08

      Sometimes I think you just know when it's right, especially if you've had other relationships fail. When I started dating my husband, I quickly realized he was different. I was more myself around him than I had ever been, and we had similar core beliefs and dreams for the future. I had been happy in other relationships, but this time it was perfect, and I knew it from the start. We both realized about 2 months into dating that we would marry (though we waited another few years to actually do so, but we were in our early 20s not mid-30s).
      It sounds overly romantic and unrealistic, but I truly believe sometimes the match is just right and you know it. Next year we will celebrate 10 years of marriage. We've had rough patches, but I have always known I picked the right person.

      So I wonder if harry and Meghan are like that. They've had some life experience, learned a lot abut who they are and what they want. They've had relationships fail for one reason or another. And maybe they found each other and everything just clicked. I don't think he'd go public with her if an engagement wasn't in the cards soon. This one is different.

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    3. Jessica that was so sweet to hear. :)
      I knew on the first date with my husband. And I think Harry knows there is just something about Meghan....

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    4. That's so wonderful Jessica :)

      Definitely I think it's the real deal between them and it's very possible that they realised it early on. My question was more coming from the "considering Harry's situation in life", and how careful (it is assumed) the Queen wishes to be after all the divorces in her family previously.

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    5. Rosie, I agree with what others say, they´re in their mid-thirties and it´s not that they´ve never had any serious relationships before. So I guess they know much better by now what they want and need in a partner and have enough "wisdom/experience" to rather quickly "sense" that when dating.
      Jessica, what a lovely story - really warmed my heart! I totally agree with you about the "core beliefs" and "dreams for the future". In my experience (and marriage counsellors say the same), one shouldn´t make any concessions as far as the "core beliefs/values" are concerned - they are the foundation of the relationship, something you can rely on when things get tough.

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    6. Jessica in Los Angeles27 September 2017 at 21:39

      Rosie, I wondered if the queen has started to stay out of it and just issue formal approvals unless there were major red flags. After the unhappy marriages of her sister and kids, maybe she learned to encourage people to follow their hearts.

      I personally think she might have a soft spot for harry, and given M&H's ages, perhaps is ok with things proceeding faster so they can start a family.

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  43. I am excited beyond words to see them together. I am virtually 100% sure there is an engagement in the not to far off future. I don't think they would have made so public and purposeful a debut if they were not getting engaged (or maybe already secretly engaged) Harry has never behaved this way before in his other two "serious" relationships with Chelsea and Cressida. He seems much for focused, purposeful and serious with Meghan. I think she will fit into the Royal Family very well. What I hope is that the media don't start pitting her and Kate against each other.

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    1. Rachel, I think you're spot-on. I noticed there is an intensity/closeness between them that I didn't see with Chelsy or Cressida...it could be partly because he's more matured, but I also think it's partly to do with Meghan being "the one".

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    2. I think he had it with Chelsy, but it just wasn't the right time. I didn't see it with Cressida, but I certainly do with Meghan.

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    3. If the media does, I'm sure the two of them will howl with laughter over it.

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    4. I think it’s because Chelsy and Cressida were young society girls with no purpose in life. Meghan is an intelligent independent woman with a career and ideas and opinions about the world. I think Harry could have easily gone down the road of marrying some blonde society girl who “models “ . I am so glad he didn’t and waited to meet someone like Meghan.

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    5. bluhare, you're right...there was definitely a connection with Chelsy, but this time with Meghan, it feels different. As Rachel said, he seems more serious...I think what he had with Chelsy was a bit like "puppy love"...I couldn't really see them marrying, as their relationship seemed too volatile. And like you said, bluhare, the timing wasn't right...I think Harry is now ready to 'take the plunge', so to speak.

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    6. If he is not ready now, I don't think he ever will be, Kiwi Gal. :)
      He has definitely "been there done that" in a lot of areas. I think his apparent yearning for children of his own is a good impetus and now, the icing on the cake, Meghan. :)

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    7. Yes, Nead. Thank heaven no "society types". Whoa. Meghan is all you said and more. A gem.
      Quite a unique lady. Amazing that their paths crossed like they did. My hope is that she can fit into the firm and still be the best Meghan ever.

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    8. Haha, you've got a point, surfer girl. It's now or never! :)

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    9. Haha I rather agree with you, surfer girl. It's more or less now or never ;)

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  44. One more thing. I totally agree with Rebecca English...Meghan is the one!!

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  45. Still relishing this post...it doesn't seem real! LOL It's strange seeing them finally together (publicly) as we've been waiting (what seems like forever) for this moment :) I love how comfortable they are with each other, it honestly feels like they've been dating for years! I think these photos really show Meghan's kindness & genuine interest in other people (a quality that she shares with Harry)...shaking the little boy's hand, chatting with the competitors' families etc. I really feel they are the perfect match...go Harry! :)

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    1. Kiwi Gal I love that too, how authentic they are, and how well they seem to click.

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    2. It seemed a little surreal to me too Kiwi Gal to see those photo/videos today. Almost like I have to pinch myself to make sure it really (finally) happened. I hope they get some photos of the day from some of the photographers. I think they would like that.

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    3. Come to think of it 💡, :)
      Since they have a corp of regular royal photographers one would think that the photographers would give copies of the best photos to Harry/Meghan, William/Kate. Like the photographer at Vanity Fair. He gave Meghan a full set of those very nice photos.

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  46. & congrats to NZ on the win against Australia...go Kiwis! :)

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  47. Chris Ship had a great interview with one of the Invictus athletes, asking if Meghan was a distraction ;)

    The guy was terrific, he said "I think you need glasses if you believe that's true! She doesn't detract in any way. Prince Harry's interruption is a privilege any time, the things he's done for soldiers he can interrupt me any time he wants. Preferably with his girlfriend!"

    So loved that, wanted to share.

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    1. His comments made me smile :) The atmosphere at that event was great! Everyone looked like they were having fun & enjoying themselves. Such an amazing, positive thing to see during these turbulent times.

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    2. Oh Claudia,that´s so sweet and so true what this guy said! That´s the right way to see it, IMO. Plus, so far, she´s gone really "low-key" fashion-wise, she was hardly "visible" at the opening ceremony with those darker colours and yesterday very casual and low-key, too.
      And, Claudia, thank you for your @WayAhead twitter account - it´s gone to the top bar of my laptop screen and I check it religiously... very interesting things I would otherwise never have found and read, very informative, so keep up your good work!! :-))))

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    3. The veteran's comments were very touching, respectful and right on, in my opinion. I hope Harry and Meghan get an opportunity to his comments.

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    4. Eve you are too kind thank you so much! Actually we should thank some of the others here who have helped me through it, Charlotte, bluhare, Anett, Julie, they've been wonderful getting me familiar with it all. I hope you'll join us some day Eve - and anyone else who likes some royal chat without getting your knickers in a twist ;) Avoiding twisted knickers is one of our chief goals!

      Now, I also saw on Twitter that an Irish woman got to interview Harry for the second time last night, she interviewed him last year as well. She told RTE radio that "Both times he was just really, really lovely, there's no airs and graces about him at all, he's like any other guy you'd meet, he's really, really nice. We interviewed him last year, but there was something extra about him this time out. He was much more relaxed. You could tell having her (meghan) on his arm just really gave that extra sparkle."

      And yes, she says she did want to ask Harry about Meghan but was told pre interview that was strictly off limits!

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    5. We do have a lovely time talking about things on Twitter. I am enjoying it immensely. Claudia didn't need much, if any, help and she even has Richard Palmer following her now!!

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    6. Richard Palmer? OMG!! That´s amazing - well done all of you!! Guess I have to give this twitter account thing another thought... ;-))

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  48. Their chemistry was sizzling . You could see how Harry is really into Meghan !
    Even while sitting on chair he was sliding closer to her and putting his arm behind her chair . That shows close intimacy !

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  49. I've been following the royals for a long time, and this site since it started (love this blog, and the others as well!!), but this is my first time commenting. I got absolutely giddy when I saw the original post that they had appeared together! I am an American, and I was one of those who wasn't really sure about the relationship when I first heard of it (really just because I thought "modern American actress and British prince, how well is that going to work?"). But, since they've been dating, I've YouTubed several interviews with Meghan, and she comes across as an awesome person. I tend to be more shy and backwards, and just in watching interviews of her, she seems to have the type of personality that I wish I had.....sweet, confident, outgoing, well-spoken and very charming. As she already has experience being in front of crowds and on television and meeting people, I think she would do well with that part of royal life. Harry seems to be the more outgoing and fun loving of the brothers (not knocking Wills, of course, because he does face much more responsibility) and I think Meghan is a good fit for that. Not to mention, they look completely happy and relaxed with each other.

    As for the outfit, I'm ok with the rip in the knee and the casual look of the outfit, but the fraying at the bottom of the jeans is what bothers me....but that may just be because I can't stand that on my own jeans. Overall, I think she did well. We see so many celebrities in the news going to sporting events in sky high heels, sheer tops, tiny bottoms and such...Meghan was effortlessly chic, casual, and not so over-the-top that it drew even more attention away from the competitors.

    I am also keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for an engagement!!!

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    1. Kate, please don't put yourself down as "shy and backward." The world needs all kinds of people...the outgoing ones and the introspective ones. Not everyone can sparkle and be mega confident in an interview. Yes, Meghan is delightful, but you are also. You show kindness and insightfulness in your comments. Be yourself and be proud of it!

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    2. Bonnie, thank you for your kind words! I am working on the "be yourself" thing...I just recently got out of a bad relationship where I was almost always made to feel "less than" and it sometimes still reflects in things I say. It was a big step for me to even comment and your sweet reply made me glad I did! And you are correct that the world needs all kinds of people, which brings me to another point that I forgot to add in my original post...I've already seen an article titled "Is Meghan Markle the Next Kate Middleton?" which really makes me hope that people realize how different these two women are and that they will be glad that they aren't exactly the same type of person. If Meghan becomes Harry's wife, it will be so fun to see the differences in their sartorial choices for public appearances! And being that they are close in age, Meghan may end up giving Kate pointers on how to step out of the box a little!

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    3. Katie, I'm sure that if Kate and Meghan become sisters in law, they will figure it out. They are both intelligent women and there should never be any sense of competition. If they develop a close friendship, no doubt their husbands will be delighted.

      As for you, a bad relationship can really do a number on a woman. Thank goodness you got out of it, even if that decision was tough to do. Be your authentic self and move forward step by step. Commenting on this blog was a good move...do another step tomorrow and another one the next day. I wish you all the best and please, please walk away from anyone who makes you feel "less than." People who truly care about you and who will contribute to your life, will always support you. The others don't deserve your attention.

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    4. Katie, welcome. :)

      Your text was said nicely. And even if it hadn't been, sharing is what it is all about. I think Bonnie
      is right. Sharing here in this blog can be helpful for you I think. :)

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  50. WELL!, finally we were all rewarded! Loved your post, all
    the pics and am definitely one of those, although quite old ;), that doesn't mind the casual look.. happy for them and for us all and looking forward to seeing more..

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  51. Just a question but as Rachel is Meghan’s real first name, would she be known as Rachel when she marries Harry and I wonder what name do her friends and Harry call her?

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    1. Nead, I was asking myself the same question when all the reports about Meghan being "Princess Rachel" after getting married appeared. I first thought "Are they stupid? Rachel is her name in "Suits" - are they getting everything confused now?", but then I realized what was behind it.
      She would never be "Princess Rachel" OR "Princess Meghan" as she is no princess by blood, so she would be most likely "Duchess Rachel" or "Duchess Meghan" if Harry is made a Duke by HM.
      I don´t know whether there are any "Royal rules", and I wonder whether Meghan chose "Meghan" over "Rachel" because it "sounds good" (Meghan Markle) or maybe she likes it more.... we´ll see! Exciting questions to be answered once they announce their engagement!!

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    2. If Meghan prefers to be called Meghan, then there is no reason that any kind of royal title should change that. Harry's real name is Henry and he has never been called that. He is always Prince Harry.

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    3. I think she'll definitely still be Meghan, after all Harry is legally Henry, so she has good company :) Her full name will be said at her vows, but I'm sure it will be Meghan everywhere else. I suspect that will be a question at the engagement interview!

      And Kate is legally Catherine but I don't want to start that one up ;)

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    4. I was wondering the same thing Nead. Although I guess it depends on if she legally changed it or if it just her stage name. If she legally changed it than it will be Meghan. But if she didn't change it than I assume she will legally be Rachel in her royal title but people will call her Meghan since that's her known like Harry's is his. That's my guess anyway 😀

      It's hard to tell because everyone is comparing Henry versus Harry when that is just a nickname version of his real name. Where as Megan is her middle name not her first name. It's a totally different name as opposed to a nickname or shortened version like Kate is for Catherine.

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    5. Isn't Meghan's name, in real life, Rachel Meghan Markle? I think she was called by her first name, Rachel up through high school, maybe even college.

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    6. Yes. Her real name is Rachel Meghan Markle.
      (per wikipedia).

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  52. bluhare. I have some good news for you. :)
    Findlay and Company, who made Meghan's "Percy" sunglasses has them available on their website.
    And, this is the best part, they ship free worldwide. (Did everyone just make a note to self? lol)

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    1. Thank you surfer girl!! I'm going to check that out.

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  53. I would love to see Kate wear flats like that once in a while!

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  54. "Harry Sneaks Meghan into His Five Star Hideaway",
    The Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto where he is residing during the games, according to that headline by Rebecca English today in the Daily Mail.

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  55. But 1 thing is obvious that Meghan will take to public duties like fish to water .
    Humanitarian issues are her passion and she is well versed , passionate and comfortable with media .
    That ticks all boxes , so I think she would be more comfortable than even Kate who took time to see what she was interested in .

    Harry and Meghan could be a force to reckon with in future but keeping in tandem with the RF!

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  56. royalfan, here's what I found out.

    1. Meghan's mom was washing primarily a lot of
    blankets and bedding. (I found an article with
    detailed photos.) So my guess is she has her
    own washer and dryer in her home. yay
    2. The laundromat is Super Suds laundromat in
    Inglewood.
    3. She was loading that laundry into her Lexus.
    4. She lives in the house Meghan grew up in. The
    house is currently valued at $700,000. It is a two
    bedroom, 2 bath house. Cute house.
    5. That home is in a residential pocket in Crenshaw.
    6. Compton (straight out of Compton), Inglewood,
    and Crenshaw are very close together. All three
    are considered areas of caution. But Crenshaw
    does have enclaves of middle income residential
    areas that are safer.
    I will list the references I found as soon as I better organize them.

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  57. Here are those references, rf.

    Radar Online, "Far from Royal, Meghan Markle's Mom Spotted at Grimy L.A. Laundromat".
    Lipstick Alley, "Meghan Markle's Mom Seen at L.A.
    Laundromat".
    CelebDirtyLaundry, "Meghan Markle's Mother Spotted at Grimy Laundromat".

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    1. THank you for your comments here, SG. :-) I knew zero about her mother's life, but when I saw the laundry photos, I admit that Meghan's success and public advocacy did make my mind "go there" regarding her own mother's circumstances.

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    2. Well, if it´s true that her mom packed the laundry in her LEXUS, I guarantee you she´s either a car fan (like me) or she HAS got money (certainly to buy her own washing machine)... Lexus is the premium brand of Toyota, so there you go... ;-)))) Not cheap, that´s for sure...

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    3. ditto, rf. that's why I am glad I pursued that (even inadvertently). I think that that is a good thing to know, not just for relief, but also to help better understand Meghan. Her mom has been in that home since before Meghan left for college. That is Meghan's childhood home. That is a lot of stability from Doris right there. And, her mom did achieve her master's from USC. No small feat.
      (Nice that USC is probably very close to where she lives.) And that she is not "above" going to the laundromat, although "fame" may preclude future ventures there. :)

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  58. On a brighter note ☀️, anyone interested in seeing Meghan's choice of decor (AND her puppies 🐾) inside her Toronto home, here are some links for that.

    Popsugar, "19 Times Prince Harry's Girlfriend, Meghan Markle, Proved She's a Lifestyle Guru",
    Maggie Winterfeldt, 5/1/17.

    thestir.cafemom.com, "16 Photos That Take Us into
    Meghan Markle's Stylish Home", Liz Alterman, 5/11/17. NOTE. You have to see Meghan's shoes in her shoe closet. 👠

    OH, and, I forgot to list this above with info on Doria's home,

    OK Magazine, "Prince Harry's Meghan Markle's Childhood Home is Picturesque, Has Prince Harry Visited?" 9/7/2017 (Cute house. Very southern Cal)

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    1. Grace from Melbourne28 September 2017 at 10:04

      Thanks for the links surfer girl! Meghan's house is so beautiful! She has amazing taste.

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  59. "Friends Who Met At Church Set Up Their Own Sunglasses Brand Loved by A-listers And Made €20,000 After Meghan Wore Their Shades on Her First Official Outing With Harry", Siofra Brennan, Daily Mail, 9/27/17. We were not the only ones who loved the sunglasses. :) The two young men who are Findlay and Company, said they had no fashion background but saw a gap in the market for a better pair of sunglasses. They were championed early on by Anna Wintour, Vogue, and now their shades are sold in 25 countries. We just saw an example of the "Meghan effect".

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  60. I think the bracelet she is wearing could be the Sia Taylor Dots Sterling Silver Bracelet

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    1. 23:38. I think you are right. They have the one like Meghan wore at Saks for $255. The ones with more dots cost more and the ones in 14k gold, of course, cost more. So delicate and feminine. I love it.

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  61. Love the positivity on this blog!love seeing Harry happy too. NLopez

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    1. Agree. And the comment section is wonderful here.

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