Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Meghan's Visit To See Mayhew's "Incredible Progress"

During Meghan's return to the UK earlier this month, we know she and Harry spent time at the Hubb Community Kitchen before travelling to Canada House. The Duchess also paid a visit to her patronage the National Theatre and this morning via Sussex Royal, two photos were shared of a visit to Mayhew, another of her patronages.


Sussex Royal shared: "Earlier this month, The Duchess of Sussex popped in to see the amazing people at Mayhew to hear about the incredible progress made throughout the festive period. The Duchess of Sussex, having been proud patron of Mayhew since January 2019 and long understanding the connection between animal and community welfare, applauds the people at Mayhew for the vital work that they do every day."


Mayhew is a grassroots charity working tirelessly to improve the lives of animals both in London and internationally. Mayhew looks for innovative ways to reduce the number of animals in need through pro-active community and educational initiatives and preventative veterinary care. This includes working with homeless charities across London to ensure people and their dogs can be kept together; running a pet refuge programme to provide shelter and care for the pets of people in crisis for short periods of time; and educating young people about animal welfare and the importance of responsible pet ownership. Internationally, Mayhew works with governments, local communities and charitable groups in Afghanistan, Georgia, Russia and India to help improve animal welfare.


Sadly, we all know the festive period can be a particularly difficult one for charities like Mayhew. They are dedicated to finding the best home for each animal in their care such as Shadow, an energetic and intelligent five-month-old boy.


I've been thinking for some time we could see the Duchess pen a children's book about adopting a pet with proceeds going to the Mayhew. I also wouldn't be surprised to see a visit to their Afghanistan arm at some point this year. Although she's now working in a different capacity, she remains patron and will continue to support them through visits and larger projects. 


You can support Mayhew's amazing work by donating or purchasing items from their online shop. Their 2020 calendars are just £3 at the moment. 


Meghan wore a navy wool coat by Massimo Dutti for the visit (with many thanks to Meghan's Fashion). The A-line piece features a lapel collar and two side pockets. It retails for $399.


Meghan blue stripe shirt is the very famous Misha Nonoo Husband Shirt (another stellar ID by Meghan's Fashion). The $185 piece is described as: "The Husband Shirt is an oversized blue and white striped cotton button-up shirt with silver tuxedo-style studs. It features elongated cuffs, a classic stitched tuxedo pleat, and the signature MN logo embroidered on the back of the neck." It's available in an array of colours on Misha Nonoo's website.


And accessorised with her $145 Dean Davidson Rainbow Moonstuds earrings. They are available at Nordstrom.


I'll update with additional fashion details once they become available. 

111 comments:

  1. Oh i love the duchess focussing her woek even more

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  2. I'm sure Shadow has found a forever home...what an adorable pup! If I lived in the UK I'd adopt him in a flash. So glad to see Meghan chose to visit Mayhew on her last visit to the area in a while. Her work is certainly not ending.

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    1. Shadow stole my heart too! Loved seeing Meghan @ Mayhew and loved the coat. -op

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  3. I love her, and the causes she throws herself into with the power of her celebrity to make a difference in this world. She has a voice and I'm hoping she will use it to improve the lives of others around the world. Canada is blessed to have her as a permanent resident of the country. I just hope the press proves to less intrusive now that she's merely a celebrity and no longer a member of the BRF. God bless Harry and Meghan.

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    1. They are still members of the royal family, just no longer working Royals.

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  4. Love it too Bluefire22 January 2020 at 13:09

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  5. This is a great charity to support. I am just a little puzzled by the timing of the release, two weeks after the event.

    PS I own those earrings and like them very much.

    Margaret, Canada

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  6. I was hoping she would circle back to this charity! Lovely coat, and it looks like both duchesses are keeping their clothes cost lower!

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  7. Thank you for covering this Charlotte. Will you be able to cover Meghan’s work going forward now the Sussexes are officially mon-working royals?

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your interest. I do plan to continue.

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  8. I wanted to live to see what Meghan would do for this charity since I love animals too. I hope despite the distance, she will come out with a great idea to help them.

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    1. I hope so too. Maybe she will work with a Canadian organization.

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  9. Lovely to see her at work, and caring, as always. After visiting the link I can see why the Misha Nonoo shirt is a smart investment. Thanks admin for this post :)

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  10. I think Meghan was checking in on all her patronages and causes of interest before she departed for North America.
    Perhaps her way of saying although not present I'm still available, I haven't left you.

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    1. USA Granny, I think she was indeed reassuring her patronages. I am waiting for her to do a "pet" project that will result in something I can purchase; as Charlotte mentioned, a book would be perfect!

      I really hate the word "celebrity," although it just means "famous person"---she is still as much a member of the BRF as she ever was and as much as the York sisters are; just "nonworking," although she will never not work hard!

      And I hate that tiara watchers will miss out on a second tiara sighting for her, although there may be some spectacular event in which all members of the RF wear a tiara. I am waiting for Meghan to wear those spectacular diamond bracelet/earrings from her wedding (earrings worn at the reception).

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    2. I think you're right. I hope she gets to keep her charities.

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  11. I'm sure we will get a lot of pictures like these in the future. Meghan is so industrious. The only pictures we will not have are tiara events, I assume.

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    1. Agree. There will be the coronation as a tiara event in the hopefully distant future though, and the Duke of Sussex might buy her one – you can get them at auction if you have the patience to wait for a good offer. Something like the Danish Floral Aigrette would be perfect for her, it is flexible and can be adapted to more mundane occasions, but such pieces do not come up for sale very often.

      On a less shallow note, recue animals are the best. So grateful, and even cheerful, after all that has happened in their life.

      Maggie - short for magpie

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  12. It’s great to see Meghan out and about. What a nice story. Can’t wait to hear more!

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  13. I think the picture of her in a cream colored coat, holding the little dog, must be from a different visit. Otherwise she is wearing a coat under a coat?

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    1. That picture in cream colored coat was from 2019. Her first public visit to her new patronage.

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    2. I think she was wearing the blue coat during her latest visit while she was wearing the camel coat during her first visit one year ago, I remember she was heavily pregnant at the time :)

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  14. Great to see Meghan working in this more undercover capacity. I hope they will be able to settle down in Canada.

    Also, Charlotte, that children's book idea is fantastic!! I hope it is something she considers!

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    1. Agree about Charlotte's fantastic idea...Hope Meghan gets wind of it!

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    2. Ikr, the children's book is a marvelous idea. Love it to be realized :)

      -Rainy-

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    3. The point of the royals having patronages is for them to be publicly seen at the charities, not to be “undercover!”

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  15. Lovely of her to keep going. She’s a fighter, found sure.

    Not sure if it will make the comments, but I found this article worth reading:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/21/what-explains-prince-andrew-rehabilitation-and-harry-vilification-misogyny

    Lavinia

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    1. thanks for posting that Lavinia. It makes me sick that Andrew is not going through the hell Meghan has went through and he's committed a real crime.

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    2. Lavinia thank you for sharing that article. The last line is especially good.

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    3. Interesting read. But I think the article missed the main point. Andrew has no intentions of earning money. Andrew didn’t step back from his royal work - he was forced to lay low for the “foreseeable future”. H&M wishes have real legal effects to how royalty works in the political landscape of the UK. Andrew might not be wrong by law (jury is still out on this) but definitely morally. His actions and reactions are but don’t
      rattle at the doors of the role, privileges and duties of the monarchy.
      While I agree that it seems unfair on first look the two cases are completely different. The real problem is not that H&M lost privileges. I think their deal is still good. But the Causa Andrew should have been handled much better aka stripping him of everything.
      The media headlines though are stupid. They shouldn’t use Andrew of all people to make any critical headlines about the Sussexes. That’s ridiculous and unworthy.
      C.

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    4. +1 Lavinia. I just read it.

      If the royal rota has an agreement with the Palace, what does that say about this monopolistic arrangement? It’s not transparent nor impartial nor independent.

      These are the core members of the royal rota:

      The Daily Express
      The Daily Mail
      The Daily Mirror
      The Evening Standard
      The Telegraph
      The Times
      The Sun

      Not surprising to see the most negative coverage toward Meghan and Harry is from this lot and the rota is also rehabbing Andrew. This group is also noted for their misogyny and right wing bent.

      You have to wonder how much these papers are covering up by suppressing other more important bits.

      - Martine

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    5. Andrew has been plagued by questionable dealings for a very long time. It got so bad that even the tabloids couldn’t avoid reporting on them over the years. He’s under review by parliament watchdog finance committee. But he continual shenanigans are tolerated because he is the favored son.

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    6. Right, Martine. If this group is the lot rehabbing Andrew, my first question is this: How many of them are shaking in their skivvies because they might well go down with him were he to fall?
      SMH

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    7. Quite apart from the obvious racism, the tabloids prefer to get their teeth into someone young and good-looking as it makes for better sales. As a young man, the Duke of York dated a model/actress who had once appeared topless in a film or something, all quite harmless. That filled the papers for weeks on end, whereas until very recently, the press did not seem to be interested in him being friends with a child abuser who made no attempt to disguise his lifestyle. There are many reasons for that, but one of them would be that he is no longer the dashing second-in-line and, therefore, not interesting enough to be tabloid fodder.

      Maggie – short for magpie

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    8. Susan in Florida24 January 2020 at 16:44

      Sorry to go off H& M as a topic , Charlotte . Harry & Meghan are a convenient way to deflect from Andrew. Going to church with his Mum isn’t convincing anyone that he is sorry for his actions. Andrew could start by giving his money to charities in Palm Beach County , Florida that support children who suffer from trafficking and sexual abuse. The girls in this scandal were recruited from high schools here. ( For UK : KS4 & 5 ages 14-18)

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    9. If he were anybody's son on this blog, what would you do? Absent a trial to prove he is guilty, what would you have the Queen do, lock him in the Tower and 'off with his head'??? As a mother, she should stand by her son, as a monarch, she should take away his titles and remove him from public service permanently, and that may very well happen.

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  16. Wonderful casual look. I want that coat.

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  17. Becca in Colorado23 January 2020 at 00:04

    I love animal charities and am glad Meghan got in a visit. I’m really curious to see how she and Harry keep up with their patronages now that they’re no longer working royals. Which makes me think...Charlotte, since they aren’t, there probably won’t be any calendar updates for them, will there? I’m guessing we’ll only hear about engagements as they happen and not before?

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    1. That's a very interesting question Becca. There's so much up in the air and unknown at this point. It's going to be some months until we have a proper sense of how it's all going to work. I wouldn't imagine there'll be announcements ahead of charity visits, not unless they are attending functions where the media will be present.

      I was saying to friends the other day, I do hope they find a way of sharing more about their charity work and visits. Often times, a quote from someone they met or a photograph capturing a moment really makes it memorable. I know they spoke about working with younger journalists and inviting specialist media to cover their work.

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    2. I wish they would make a deal of some kind with YOU, Charlotte!

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  18. nice to see this Charlotte thanks. also thanks for not posting the photos of her walking her dogs which were apparently taken without her knowledge

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  19. Lavinia
    Thanks for the guardian link. Article is sad but true.
    Charlotte- Love the idea that Meghan can write a children’s book about animals with proceeds for
    Mayhew.
    It is quite clever that M & H are controlling release of these pix on their own platform. This is totally in keeping with their stated desires.

    Renee

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  20. I'm wondering why H&M are suddenly not worthy if they are not "working" royals. The York sisters cannot possibly pay for their lifestyle with their jobs; we all know that Andrew subsidizes their clothes, rent, vacations. Andrew takes money to buy his ski abode, etc. Zara represents companies, as does, obviously, Peter. And it's not like H&M can find some little apartment somewhere. The security issue is a real concern; in addition to intrusion, there is kidnapping and other threats to worry about. Harry has been trying to be just a regular guy for some time. William seemed happy that way, too, but has apparently realized that he can make the world better as the heir. If he abdicated, then Harry would, and it would leave Andrew! Which would probably cause an end to the monarchy. Yes, Charles will help them with $1 million but they would have cost more if they were "working." I also would be uninterested if they just made commercials and joined the speakers' circuit but I know that's not their future.

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    1. Anon@6:10 - there's the line of succession. If William abdicated, the Crown would go to George, Charlotte, Louis before reaching Harry. I don't know that the English law would allow for someone like William to abdicate and then his heirs would be cut off as well. But hypothetically, if William abdicated, and William's offspring were minors, a Regent would be appointed. You'd have to get past all that before reaching Harry. Then Archie...before you ever arrived at Andrew.

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    2. LauraT, you're so right -- forgot about the children! I know it hasn't/won't happen, but wonder if a parent could force a child to abdicate or if the regent would take control until the child was of age to determine. But I don't think william would do that to his children.

      I was just musing about the monarchy -- it's not like the king/queen has been someone new every 10 or 15 years. QE has been ruling my entire life and then some extra. In addition to the period in time, I think her connection with WWII is what gives her such a strong connection to the UK. And of course people have been used to Charles for more than 70 years, through all his "trials." I wonder if people will care as much about having a "ruler" vs having all the history when William's turn comes. Will his job be as necessary? Possibly having someone who is bipartisan would be very welcome, though!

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    3. I’ve seen a trend recently, especially among H&M followers, to comment that there will not be monarchy when William’s turn arrives. There are many other RFs in Europe that do not have a figure as remarkable in terms of history and longevity as TQ and still work fine. People will keep the monarchy if they seem useful to them as a distraction, a neutral figure to which everybody can relate and as long as they don’t seem to spend the taxpayers money exaggeratedly.

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    4. Anonymous, European monarchies try very hard to be relatable and please their people, mainly by much lower budgets, and they have it easier in having only one people to please instead of an entire Commonwealth. If they have been in a similar situation, I think they would have bent over backwards to keep their most popular younger member.

      Maggie – short for magpie

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  21. Love the coat and the shirt, but it seems wilfully destructive to push up the sleeves of this coat - they'll go all wrinkly and baggy!
    Sarah UK

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  22. Thanks so much Charlotte. Great job Duchess Meghan đź‘Ťđź‘Ťđź‘Ťđź‘Śđź‘Śđź‘Śđź’“đź’“đź’“

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  23. What do you call this?

    Prince Charles flies private jet to event to talk about global warming. Not a word of criticism.
    He meets Greta. Not deemed political.
    He doesn't shake hands with a US politician he doesn't like. That's ok.
    The Sussexes are criticised for putting an Instagram picture up of charity work because it is on the same day Kate releases a survey.
    Not to mention, Kate herself did this on the day PC was in Davos.

    Are we really surprised they quit. I am not.

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    1. Well if you had checked Twitter yesterday you would have read a lot of criticism about Charles being too political again. Check DW’s article and cover today. His plans to fly by private jet were revealed and discussed everywhere at least a couple of months ago.

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    2. Anon, I know -- Meghan once again "tried to sabotage both Kate and Charles," who were not trying to do it to each other, of course. Even some people on this site have bought into the criticism of Meghan. And we all just loved Harry when he was a bad boy, drinking, stripping in Vegas, etc., but when he grows up and respects his wife, he's no longer fun. I think their media coverage is a lot like the political climate -- there is so much false information. When I read something or see some message being shared, I either ignore it or look up the source, which usually proves the information to be false.

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    3. Anon 12:37: I read an interesting article by Alan Rusbridger explaining why the Sussexes are being targeted by some members of the MSM:

      https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/19/there-is-a-reason-why-royals-demonised-but-wont-read-all-about-it-prince-harry-meghan-markle?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&__twitter_impression=true

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    4. @ Ă‚non 21h 06
      Thanks for article link. So, plausible connections between Murdoc, piers and horrible press for Sussexes. Not surprising.
      So, So sad.

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  24. Susan in Florida24 January 2020 at 16:46

    I love this shirt style. I would not be surprised if Meghan writes children’s books.

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  25. Honestly I think their instagram posts about these kinds of private visits (or for like today's education day post) seem to do a disservice to the charities and causes they're trying to highlight and promote. Like this one seems more abt showcasing the Sussexes in relation to xyz cause rather than the actual cause/charity itself, bc it's just 2 pictures like this and a blurb that sounds like all their other charity blurbs saying something about being an important cause and of course promoting "togetherness" lol.
    But what specifically does x charity do to help? What is their goal? How can they be supported in that? Or like...why is a certain cause important?
    Charlotte has done a wonderful job of telling us all these things every time, but otherwise with most of these Instagram posts-which they intend to replace the media-we'd have to do more work ourselves to actually find out why the cause matters or why the charity does or how to help them or how the Sussexes are even helping. And if that's the case, then the post seems to more help the Sussexes image than the charity/cause.
    Even when Meghan invited a specific reporter to her private luminary bakery visit-something else they indicated they want to do more in future-even then we got an article that was an opinion piece about Meghan not a news article reporting about the visit and charity.
    Also honestly after a while just some pictures and an Instagram caption is going to get old. .
    I bring all this up bc this is early big part of their plan going forward for how we the public will get much of our information about their interactions with charity from now on.

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    1. Anon 3:50, you are absolutely right that a few images will not suffice. Her visit to Mayhew was, I HOPE, just a stopgap before she does something to help them like she has done Smart Works and the Hubb women. I read about the incredible progress but wanted to know what was done that was incredible. I think Meghan must have huge flowcharts somewhere detailing everything to do and we will be seeing full efforts later -- lots of PR about charities and more photos.

      I see little time that they will be in the UK other than UK-based charities, weddings, and the such. If she should have another child, I'm sure he/she won't be born in the UK. They may have expected to retain Harry's military posts, which would have called for a few more days in the UK.

      The media is till crazy -- "Will they be invited to Beatrice's wedding?" Why in the world wouldn't they? Will every guest be a working royal? Will any cousins other than K&W be a working royal?

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    2. I donate to Mayhew and receive their emails. They sent one out very recently, but after Meghan's visit,which indicated they will shortly be announcing an important new initiative, so perhaps that was discussed but not yet available for public announcement at the time. Let's wait and see.

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    3. That’s pretty much the way the British royals have been doing it. The press rarely do deep dive into the independent charities with these visits. Social Media provides links for readers. That’s pretty much how things are done. This allows the charity to control and write its own narrative and news independently.

      This is different from the royals’ foundation where they have their own team running the media site and PR.

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    4. At anon 3:50
      Honestly, what have you done to make this world a better place?
      How have you helped children whose parents have died? How have you helped wounded veterans? How have you helped women struggling to feed their families after surviving a horrible fire?
      I have great admiration for Harry and Meghan because they have done all the above. They didn’t have to, but they did. I admire Charlotte because she faithfully tells their story.
      Having seen how Harry and Meghan have helped others until now, I trust them to continue to find creative and very meaningful ways to be of service to others.
      Maybe, we, Charlotte’s readers, can also find ways to help improve our world.
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    5. Anon 22:57 I think, but am not sure, that the earlier poster was thinking that part of the appeal and readability is an in-depth story, like Charlotte said, with personal insights. I still reminder that adorable little girl who was biracial and wanted to be an actress, and PH led her to Meghan. That said so much -- Harry tells the world that yes he sees Meghan is biracial and that is part of what he loves. He's letting the world know that it's wonderful for a little girl to be biracial and to want to be an actress. H&M have the power to change one person's life and to change the lives of many.

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    6. Meghan released more charity photos on their IG since this, most may already know, but it wasn't on here.

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  26. You know who else wrote children's books?
    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York aka Prince Andrew's wife, now ex.
    I think the inevitable comparisons in the press would be unfavorable for such an endeavor.

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    1. That’s only true if people exist in only mean places.

      Children’s books are fun, educational and sell. The British press will tear Meghan’s good effort no matter what, so she should keep on working.
      -Martine

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    2. You make a very interesting point,FM, but I don't think that would matter except perhaps in the UK. If lots of money for Mayhew and other animal charities elsewhere were made in other countries, I don't think Mayhew (or the others) would care.

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    3. BeanieG -- thanks for the news from Mayhew!

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  27. Thank, Charlotte. It’s good to see the Duchess of Sussex still focusing her energy and time on the causes she care about.

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  28. Royal đź‘‘ Watcher28 January 2020 at 03:01

    I so wish that Harry and Meghan will step out this week at a charity event to put the media speculations to rest. There is so much rubbish out there, one claim worse than the other. We need to see them out in force!!

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    1. There is a lot of rubbish out there, but sunlight is poking through.

      GQ UK has several good articles about racism and one article described how Amna Saleem took on an established white male BBC correspondent, Peter Hunt, over his denial of racist coverage of Meghan. There was a funny twitter from Evening Standard’s Ayesha Hazarika who tweeted with punch, “Shout out to all my sisters of colour who have been summoned on national broadcast to be told there’s no racism and it’s all in our heads and then have to deal with the fallout here.”

      I know the Guardian did an analysis that showed Meghan and Harry had far more negative articles. The fact that these royal correspondents and media figure can’t look at their work and listen when readers (or fellow panelists) of color tell them it’s racist said a lot more about journalists like Peter Hunt and academics like Robert Lacey. These white men are deep in their denial. Their expertise on what is racism is ironic at best, and willful ignorance (some may say racist) at worst.

      I think it’s fascinating how the monarchy isn’t really dealing with this at all. No amount of photo-ops will change the perception that all is well. What happened to the Windrush generation, the rise of xenophobia and hate crime these past few years tell us all is not well and sweeping things under the rug with stiff upper lip only undercut that pretend image.

      https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/amna-saleem-meghan-markle-prince-harry

      https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/meghan-and-harry-racism

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    2. While it probably did not help that the Duchess of Sussex is American, (civilly) divorced and a feminist, the real problem is her „exotic DNA” (Daily Mail). There was mean coverage from the start, “Straight Outta Compton” (Daily Mail), “only good enough to be a mistress” (Spectator - praising the Duke of York’s dutiful behaviour in the same article) coming from a journalist who had previously complained about “Somali mothers” in London having too many children (Times). Much as these journalists are trying to rewrite history now, there was extremely negative coverage from the start, letting up briefly around the time of the wedding because you cannot sell a wedding if your readers hate the couple; then regaining steam, and going completely crazy when news of the pregnancy broke. A biracial child would clearly have been unacceptable, so the Sussexes pretty much had to get out if they want to have another and not be afraid all the time. A child is not a chimpanzee, you think people would have learned by this time.

      Her Markle family would have been another ongoing problem, not or not only because it is so unlikeable (the Duke of York and Gary Goldsmith come to mind) but because it is so talkative. They must need the money very badly but that is no excuse.

      Maggie – short for magpie


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    3. Royal đź‘‘ Watcher31 January 2020 at 15:25

      Margie?

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  29. I actually hope that they remain very silent for a couple of monthd for their own sake. Time to recollect their mind, work quietly and.why not get their own.source of income and.move in their new house before we stat hearing from them. And in this particular moment when the RF might be praying for a distraction from andrew not cooperating with the police. It speaks volume to see how the mesia rota seems unable or not willing simply to cover this new development. Should HM resurface now they will give the mewia a new excuse to tir them up. Asnmuch i want them to cpme out for valuable causes I hope they just remain silent for a while.

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    1. I agree, anon14:24. Some r&r will only help them emotionally as well.

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  30. One of the most striking thing has been the responses by British press to charges of racism (and sexism) with dismissive derision and denials. I had to laugh at the white press attempts to make it about reverse discrimination and that it’s not racism to dislike someone because of their behavior or characteristic while never acknowledging the double standards they applied (segregation and apartheid did the same) and their attempt to judge someone whom they don’t know personally or never had a one to one conversation with.

    I wish people watch a documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”. (It’s on Amazon Prime for N. Americans). There’s a point in the video @ 1:11 where James Baldwin appears on the Dick Cavett show and went toe-to-toe with a Yale Professor, Paul Weiss, who asked “why must we always concentrate on color?” Baldwin’s response is so powerful and so clear why that is. And what different worlds we live in -even today, some 50 years later.

    For those who can’t see the documentary, here’s a YouTube link to the Cavett show encounter.

    https://youtu.be/_fZQQ7o16yQ

    For me, there are parallels to be drawn in race relations on both sides of the pond. The British gained its greatest power and wealth today from the servitude, misery and brutal repression of people. The US has done the same with slaves and Indians. Canada with its indigeneous population. People in the Commonwealth know this. It’s why as much as the monarchy would like to revive the Commonwealth as a more benign empire 2.0, it’ll never be that lion again. The whole Commonwealth revival was always mired with residues of empire past, hence overall optic awkwardness. Australia’s and New Zealand’s trade ties are with Asia. Canada will straddle both east and west, but particularly with its closest neighbors in the Americas. Canada is a land of immigrants where the Queen may be on its money, but it’s not a nation clinging to England’s past glory. Beyond the royal myths and magic, there are real reckonings and steep challenges ahead.

    James Baldwin stated:
    “ I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

    -Martine

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    1. Beautiful, Martine, just beautiful.

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    2. Thank you, Martine. I am always grateful for your insight and your very clear writing.

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    3. @ Martine
      Thank you for providing this amazing historical perspective. I will watch the Cavet show you référence.
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  31. Thank you for continuing with this blog, Charlotte. I really appreciate your fair curation of Sussex news. I was thinking of a comment from Byrony Gordon on her last article relating to Meghan where she said that Meghan lives in the solution. I think that provides remarkable insight into her character. I hope that Meghan will be able to work with the UN again in some capacity. Continental European royals do. I must say that the British monarchy, by failing to embrace and protect the "change" represented by the marriage of Harry and Meghan and opting for "continuity and sameness" seems to be going backwards instead of progressing to greater relevance in a new century. Harry is truly his mother's son. It was after leaving her marriage that she did some of her most lasting charity work. I hope that he and Meghan will rise high from the ashes of what appears to be deplorable family dynamics. I also have to say at this point that seeing our smiling queen with Prince Andrew the day after Meghan and Harry's "exit" left a bad taste in my mouth. It just points out to me her failure to protect what should be part of the future of monarchy. I have always admired the queen and her steadfastness and sacrifice. One should never fault the love of a mother for her child, but I felt really hit in the face with what I see as tone deafness when I saw that picture. And I see some rehabilitation of Andrew already taking place in the press, while it continues to bssh the Sussexes.

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    1. Thanks for your excellent work Charlotte! IMO your blog is the best on Meghan, just the right balance documenting her fashion and her life. I agree 100% with Anonymous at 16:26. I agree the British monarchy is going backwards. When I read your comment I remembered Diana's tell all interview when the interviewer asked her if she thought the royal family was jealous of her, she replied: "I think they were afraid of a strong woman".

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    2. How exactly are they going backwards and what would be going forward? I’m 100% sure everyone agrees Andrew is a disgrace and that TQ must have lost her mind to protect him.

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  32. I found this article endearing:
    https://www.insider.com/rare-photos-meghan-markle-kate-middleton-press-dont-use-2020-1?amp

    It’s not a long read and gives another perspective to British media manipulation.
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    1. Anne-Sophie de Paris3 February 2020 at 20:38

      Bonsoir Charlotte, bonsoir la communauté !
      Ça fait un moment que je ne suis pas intervenue.
      Comme beaucoup d'entre vous,j 'ai eu beaucoup mal et je me suis dit quel gâchis..!

      Il me fallait prendre ce temps de recul.

      Le pire est qu'il n'y a pas une seconde oĂą des articles farfelus ne sortent sur les Sussex et notamment Meghan.

      Ils voulaient la peau de Meghan elle est out mais cela ne leur suffit pas doit-elle mourir pour les satisfaire Andrew est bel et bien là et soutenue par sa chère maman.

      Comme quoi il vaut mieux naître du bon côté.
      Quant Ă  la personne ici qui leur dit se faire oublier, dites moi combien de fois vous les avez vus et donner des interviews.
      Non les Sussex font vendre et les tabloïds en veulent à Meghan qui aurait "enlevé " leur prince Harry.
      Comme si Harry n'avait pas sa problématique à gérer liée au décès brutal de sa mère. Le deuil n'étant toujours pas fait.

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    2. Bonjour Anne-sophie je ne sais pas si c'est à mon post (anon 14:24) auquel vous faites référence. Je maintien mes propos et je les clarifie : je dis que j'espère qu'il vont reculer pour mieux sauter en substance. Prendre du temps pour se reconstruire et revenir plus forts, indépendants finacièrement comme ils le souhaitent et avec encore plus de projets et d'actions qui ont de formifables impacts comme ce qu'ils ont su faire jusqu'à présent. J'apprécie beaucoup leur recul à l'heure actuelle qui prouve bien - s'il etait besoin - que finalement ils étaient devenus la distraction, le fusible qu'on fait sauter pour toute sorte d'intérêt : couvrir la lâcheté autour de la couverture médiatique des agissements de Andrew, noyer un poisson plus gros quand le gvt britanique fait ratifier au parlement le fameux accord du brexit pourtant événement majeur de l'avenir de leur pays mais les manchettes parlaient encore de Meghan et de Harry. Le fait q des tabloids comme DM essayent de creer des scoops chaque jour sur meghan et qui restent désespérément pour eux en bas de leur page est révélateur de leur obsession vis-à-vis de Meghan et sans doute de leur manque à gagner. Voir l'attitude de la reine de 2 poids 2 mesures entre H&M et Andrew est révélateur de la dynamique au sein de cette famille. J'espère que quand H&M referont surface ils auront retrouvé la paix intérieure et l'énergie dont ils auront besoin pour conduire leurs projets de front avec la gestion de la presse-torchon. Celle là va continuer à les salir.
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    3. Anne-Sophie de Paris4 February 2020 at 21:44

      Christelle 1
      J'adhère complètement à votre commentaire. Ce qui me fait bondir souvent, c'est d'entendre dire que Meghan doit se faire plus discrète. Comme si c'est elle qui demande aux médias de parler d'elle ou de montrer ses photos.
      .toutes les secondes, vous avez un écrit mensonger sur eux .Ex : Harry est un malade mental, "Harry est l'otage de Meghan et de Doria sa mère ".
      Meghan est une "manipulatrice qui a bien préparé son plan avant de rencontrer Harry ".et j'en passe !

      Bref c'est épuisant par moment et je leur souhaite comme vous le dites de prendre le recul nécessaire pour s'occuper de baby Archie et de leur fondation philanthropique à venir.

      Je ne comprends toujours pas le pourquoi d' autant de haine. Quand
      Ils étaient là ; ils étaient haïs, ils n'y sont plus ,ils sont détestés davantage .
      Pendant ce temps Andrew poursuit tranquillement sa vie.

      Toujours le double standard entre les deux duchesses.
      J'arrĂŞte lĂ .
      Bien Ă  vous
      Continuons Ă  les soutenir car ils en n 'ont grandement besoin.
      Nous n'en serons pas lĂ  si la firme les avait soutenu.
      PS
      Je ris jaune quand j'entends William déclarer qu'il faut plus de diversité dans le monde du cinéma .

      Qu'à-t-il fait et dit quand son neveu de 2j à été comparé à un chimpanzé...?
      Je me mets Ă  la place de Harry.

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    4. Anne-Sophie -- I love your thinking! I am so irritated with what we read and hear. There was an interview, for another puepose, recently with Zara's husband and another person who I think had been at Harry's wedding. The interviewer of course asked if he could ask about H&M, and Mike said not to talk about them. Why couldn't he say, "We're very close to them and love them a lot. We hope they find happiness but we can't talk about particulars, of course. All we can say is what we say about any family members." Not act like they had stolen royal jewels and fled to another country.

      And people saying that they did that after that expensive wedding! The York sisters have expensive weddings and are allowed to live their lives.

      I miss them a lot but have to assume that when they return, they will bring something wonderful. Of course they don't owe anyone that sort of commitment but luckily for us that is where their hearts lie.

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    5. Anne-Sophie de Paris7 February 2020 at 21:57

      Bonsoir Allison,

      Comme toujours, j'apprécie votre commentaire. Et oui le double standard existe toujours et malgré leur absence du "circuit" Meghan hante toujours

      J'étais très fière de lire que ses parrainages sont des masterclasses car ,elle est et reste la duchesse des solutions comme elle avait été surnommée en Afrique Australe.

      Au risque de me répéter je dis quel gâchis .

      Hier ,Camilla a visité une prison pour femme pour les initier à la lecture.
      Une des détenues la apostrophée en demandant les nouvelles de la duchesse de Sussex.
      la dame a rajouté, " Nous avons besoin des personnes inspirantes comme elle ,Je lui ai écrit mais je n'ai pas eu de réponse ".

      J'ai trouvé la situation bien cocasse.


      Sophie que j'apprécie par ailleurs reprends la jeune génération du Commonwealth. Même si les Royal's sont interchangeables, pensez vous quelle aura le même impact que Meghan et Harry?

      Pourquoi n'ont ils pas été soutenus..?

      Les conservateurs trouvent qu'ils font de l'ombre aux futurs Monarques en second

      Depuis leur départ Kate et William sont plus que jamais tactiles et se regardent dans les yeux. Tant mieux ils sont encore jeunes Ils paraissent moins froids et moins coincés.
      Du temps des Sussex c'Ă©tait, "Ils ne respectent pas le protocole ".


      Les soeurs York prendront du "galon" en Ă©tant plus actives.

      C'est le souhait de toujours ,de leur père. Ces princesses ont été raillé à tord pendant des années. .
      Auront- elles le mĂŞme impact que les Sussex?

      Comme à l'image du Royaume-Uni, la firme se recroqueville sur elle- même en aidant pas le seul " élément de diversité et du modernisme en son sein.

      Lors de leur mariage beaucoup de jeunes du Commonwealth voyait l'évolution de la monarchie de façon positive.

      Ne pas prendre la défense de Meghan alors que celle de William et de Andrew ont été prises me semble une faute impardonnable.!

      Certes , le Sussex ne sont pas des saints loin de là car Meghan était une militante dès son jeune âge.

      Je continue à dire quel gâchis.

      Elle est toujours insultée sur
      les réseaux sociaux et je me demande si le couple aura la paix un jour.

      Charlotte, pourriez vous me dire
      Si Meghan continuera Ă  soutenir cookbook puisque c'est un projet action personnel et Luminary Bakery ?

      J'avoue que j'espère qu' ils se ressourcent bien physiquement et psychiquement.
      Archie avait 9 mois hier.

      Je lui souhaite de bonnes choses et surtout de bien profiter de ses chers parents .il a bien de la chance, loin de ce lynchage médiatique du Royaume-Uni avec comme tête de" gondole " Piers Morgan qui commence vraiment à m'inquiéter.

      Si j'étais sa femme, je me poserais des questions car il est obsédé par Meghan et doit en être vraiment amoureux..c'est inquiétant.
      Bonne fin de semaine Ă  tous

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    6. Anne sophie j'ai toujours pensé que pierd morgan se comporte comme un amoureux éconduit. Les plus grosses blessures ne sont pas toutes des blessures d'amour mais des blessures d'orgueil. Elles sont dangereuses et sinueuses car elles se vivent de l'intérieur, avilissent et vous font perdre pied avec la réalité. Seule la vengeance devient un moteur, ce qui donne un sens à la vie de ceux qui sont sous cette emprise. C'est bien triste.
      Effectivement désormais la complicité des cambridge est devenue exemplaire. Ils vont avoir la paix au moins jusqu'à ce que H&M refassent surface ou que qqn d'autre arrive à divertir les journaux et leur raporter du cash .Les tabloid ont interet à les ménager, le departs ses sussex n'était pas dans leur pire scénario ils sont contraint de soutenir les héritiers par opposition systématique à Meghan surtout.Dans la même veine arole Middleton est le rocher, la 2nd mère de william mais pour H&M, Harry est sous influence, sous la coupe de Doria et de sa fille. Tant d'absurdités qu'on se demande comment autant de matière grise peut être perdue dans des absurdités comme celles là. Je suis curieuse de savoir comment on crée une association anti-bullying ) mais quand les membres de sa propre famille en sont victimes on ne peut pas le reconnaître et encore moins les défendre publiquement. Donc l'association concrètement fait quoi ? Ou elle s'adresse seulemnt aux enfants et ados ?

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    7. Anne-Sophie de Paris11 February 2020 at 21:08

      Allison,
      J'ai appris que les Sussex ont participé à une réunion à Miami avec la Banque mondiale JP Morgan avec à la clé un chèque mirobolant. Cela fait le tour des médias où les tabloïds traitent Harry de pleurnichard qui se sert du décès de sa mère pour se faire de l'argent.

      Pendant ce temps,le Prince Andrew accompagné de son ex femme, de Béatrice et de son fiancé sont allés fêter le nouvel an chinois à l'ambassade de Chine.
      C'est pathétique. Deux poids deux mesures.

      Aujourd'hui nous apprenons le divorce de Peter Phillips le fils de la princesse Anne avec sa femme Autumn d'origine canadienne. Encore une fois ,c'est Meghan qui lui aurait donné la force de quitter son mari et la monarchie même s'il ne sont pas au premier plan .

      Comme quoi tous les malheurs de la monarchie ont pour dénomination commune Meghan.
      Jusqu'oĂą pousseront ils leur haine ?

      Pourquoi Meghan fascine tant.
      J'avoue que j'appréhende leur retour et ne sait l'état dans lequel elle sera en mars.

      On voit désormais la complicité réelle ou supposée entre les deux futurs couples monarques.

      Je me dis que Harry l'éternel remplaçant en son temps n'a plus de place.
      Ils ont raison de prendre leur vie en main.

      Je leur souhaite une belle réussite et surtout de continuer à oeuvrer pour les
      Personnes dans le besoin.
      Ils sont tous les deux doués pour cela.

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    8. Anne Sophie, pour moi, j'ai perdu toutes mes illusions. Cela fait des mois qu'ils vivent la vie qu'ils souhaitent, qu'ils sont maîtres de leur choix et je ne les pas vu œuvrer pour les personnes dans le besoin.
      Je finis par me dire que ce qu'ils ont annoncé comme une des raison de leur départ, la possibilité de gagner de l'argent l'argent est la raison principale. Et bien que ce soit légitime de vouloir s'enrichir je n'y vois rien d'admirable.
      Je ne les plains pas, ils vivent comme ils l'entendent, je ne pense pas qu'ils soient des victimes. Je leur dis bon vent mais ne les trouve plus intéressants du tout. La fascination dont vous parlez venait de leur lien avec la famille royale. Vous verrez, dans 5 ans plus personne ne se souviendra d'eux.

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    9. Anne-Sophie de Paris14 February 2020 at 17:43

      H du 14h48 c'est avec un réel intérêt que je vous ai lu.

      J'ai l'impression que vous parlez de vous -mĂŞme .

      Ils ont décidé de quitter la famille royale pour être indépendants financièrement et créer leur association philanthropique.
      N'est ce pas ce qu'on leur a toujours reproché ?
      Vivre avec l'argent du contribuable alors que tous les autres royal's vivent de la même façon..?
      Le double standard fonctionne Ă  fond.
      Ils sont partis réellement depuis le 18 janvier même pas un mois et vous trouvez qu'ils ne font rien .Sans compter que la Reine leur a demandé une transition douce.

      Excusez-moi mais ne faites
      Vous pas partie de ceux qui trouvent que les Sussex n" en font jamais assez?

      Je prie personnellement qu'on entende plus parler d'eux d'ici un an.d'après- moi ce n'est pas le but recherché.

      Je pense qu'au dessus de tout Harry a la fibre sociale de sa mère et Meghan est une humanitaire avant de rencontrer Harry.
      Je ne suis une fan inconditionnelle mais quelqu'un qui refuse l'injustice.

      Les associations que H et M ont parrainé sont les seuls à pouvoir témoigner de ceux qu'ils valent.

      Je vais vous faire une confidence. Je n'ai été intéressée par la royauté. Seul H m'a amené à m'intéresser à la firme lors de l'enterrement de sa mère. Je le revois tête baissée à 12 ans sous les flash du monde entier.

      Ensuite, j'étais peinée par son côté bad boy.

      J'ai été très heureuse de son mariage et je l'ai vu transformer et devenir responsable.

      Je ne les plains pas mais je me dis bravo de ne pas céder à l'intimidation et à la haine sous prétexte qu'on fait partie d'une monarchie si célèbre qu'elle soit .
      En sa qualité de second H veut prendre sa vie en main mais malheureusement son Andrew n'a pas cette dignité..hélas!

      De grâce oublier les Sussex Ils ne peuvent que se porter bien.

      Le reste de la monarchie ne m'intéresse guère..

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    10. H Vous dites que la fascination venait de leur lien avec la famille royale. Ils font toujours partie de la famille royale. Harry est né prince. La reine dans l'un de ses communiqué a rappelé à tous que Meghan ( toujours mariée à Harry aux dernières nouvelles) et Archie fils du prince Harry ( donc par sa naissance même) font partie de la famille royale. la famille de kate middleton a des liens avec la famille royale grosse difference. Ils restent des HRH, ils ont juste décidé de ne plus utiliser cet attribut pour travailler. Voilà un mois plus ou moins que leur position qu'ils ne sont plus membres actifs et pourtant pas un seul jour ne passe sans que les tabloids ne fassent un article sur eux, particulièrement sur Meghan et bien sûr le ton ne change pas. Et vous parlez de fascination par rapport à leur position passée? Ces mêmes tabloids devraient pourtant se laver les mains car ils ne sont plus obligés de couvrir leurs faits et gestes à présent qu'ils ne representent plus la reine. Il y a largement de quoi occuper l'espace libre laissé par les sussex pour consolider la place des heritiers et promouvoir les autres et tous aussi compétents que sont Anne ou sophie. Les courtiers, les 3 maisons royales
      et les certains représentants royaux ont crée une hystérie collective autour de ce jeune couple et visiblement aujourd'hui tout ce monde ne sait pas retourer cette énergie negative pour à nouveau construire du positif. Le public a été habitué à la mise à mort systématique et les platitudes qu'on leur sert aujourd'hui ne rassasient plus ce public carnivore. Combien de manchettes pour couvrir des visites? Plus d'experts d'étiquette royale ou de comportement. J'applaudis leur courage de dire stop et de se faire de l'argent comme vous dite. C normalement ce qu'on attend de chacun qu'il se prenne en main et vive à la sueur de son front et pas des contribuables. Pas vous ? Il aura fallu de longs mois de travail acharné certes épaulés pas des équipes compétentes et dévouées pour mettre sur pied invinctus, sentebale, lancer le livre de cusine ou la collection capsule mais en moins d'un mois ils sont censés avoir créé de nouvelles oeuvres de charité ?les précédentes n'ont pas mis la clé sous la porte, elles continuent à travailler pour les démunis. Bien que très admirative de leur travail voyez vous je ne pense pas qu'ils doivent prouver quoi que ce soit à qui que ce soit. Ils se doivent d'abord à eux-mêmes et à leur fils de chosir leur santé mentale et leur bonheur, de faire des choses auxquelles ils croient et d'accorder le temps et l'énergie qu'ils estiment necessaires et suffisante pour atteindre les objectifs qu'ils ce sont fixés. Quelqu'un a bien exprimé ceci dans un autre post : ils ne peuvent pas etre tout en même temps pour tout le monde.
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  33. I miss Meghan. All who miss her...say I

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  34. Miss her, Harry and Archie.
    Celeste

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  35. Madame Chi, I

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  36. Hi Charlotte. I thought I’d send you a link to an article that you may want to read (and maybe share on the comments section if you think appropriate). The intention isn’t to pry on their life’s, obviously, but maybe people who have little awareness of Canadian ways (the famous ‘Only in Canada’ adage is quite appropriate in this case, in my opinion).

    Thank you again for keeping this log up. I appreciate your efforts and professionalism.

    Liv

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  37. Oops. And the link;

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-harry-and-meghans-new-victorian-life-how-vancouver-islanders-are/

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    1. Thank you for the link Anonymous@23:29. So glad we are so civilized about all this in Canada. We do have a couple of tabloids, but we all know them for what they are and generall put no credence in what they write.

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  38. Last November I sent a Thanksgiving card and a letter of support to Meghan. I told her to continue to let her light shine as the words to the song at her wedding says. Yesterday I received a letter from her personal secretary saying that Meghan asked her to thank me for my letter. The letter has Harry and Meghan's monogram at the top. I am thrilled!

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  39. I went to Twitter to read a MAM post and made the mistake of reading other posts. What people who are criticising the Sussexes for making money don't realize is that they cannot just buy a house in Virginia for $300,000 and move in and mix with the neighbors! I guess security is the largest expense -- aside from perhaps wanting to look out a window and not have anyone looking back, there are real concerns of kidnapping and worse. No one bats an eye at Harry's cousins for their business ventures and gifts from relatives, but the idea that H&M should make money seems to offend everyone. Yes, they will use their royalty to make money because that is why they need to make money! The York sisters may be lovely people but if they were not part of the RF, they would be living in a cheap apartment based on their jobs. And Beatrice would have a different job.

    I hope they are surrounded by good people and can avoid some of the media. They wonder why they can be like Kate and William yet they insult Harry's wife and call his child a monkey. Amazing!! I haven't seen anything so ugly about the other cousins and their children.

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    1. As you said Allison this double standard between H&M and the rest of the RF is increadible. Nobody in the RF is chocked and react that Archie could be calles monkey or other ugly names. Months ago it was reported that K&W called a radio presenter who made a joke about george taking dance classes. It was seen as very positive that they step up. Harry does the same for his family who endure much more and on daily basis he is called a weak man under the influence of his wife. Have poers morgan to push for trump to make a comment on H&M decision to step down was another very low moment. As long as attacks and insults are directes at Megha it seems everyone is fine. It si very sad for everyone. O just hope that like a phoeniw they will raise from their ashes and be stronger than ever.
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    2. A lot of opinions are expressed on items that "are reported" with no verification of what is true or not on either side. When opinion replaces fact then it is no longer journalism. The truth is that we do not yet still know the whole story and probably never will, not everything is for us to analyze.

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  40. Royal đź‘‘ Watcher9 February 2020 at 02:27

    I read that Harry and Meghan went to speak about mental health in Miami. No pictures. Any truth to that? I wonder if they have to regroup now that their royal roles are kind of out of the picture. It seems they had hoped to continue doing royal work alongside their new lives, which is now not possible. It really changes everything. Sorry if I’m slow on the uptake, I really had to think this through in terms of how it would affect their plans, which I feel had been planned for a while. Thoughts?

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    1. The speech in Miami has been confirmed by Buckingham Palace according to regular (non-tabloid) press. The Sussexes might be regrouping with respect to some things like the name and logo of their foundation, where they might or might not still be able to use “royal” but may not want to do so in order not to be too dependent on the Palace in the distant future. However, speaking/acting/presenting must always have been the plan so that should not be regrouping. They can never have intended to sell pyjamas as the tabloids said, they do not have to worry about dignity so much while the Prince of Wales is selling cookies and the Queen is selling faux jewellery (some of it very pretty, but the way, and not at all undignified) but about the margin of profitability which is not very high in the clothing business.

      The Palace needs them to continue work on the charities they support, be that work called royal or not, because if they do not someone of their caliber would have to step in, ie the Cambridges. While the Sussexes do that work, they should be financially supported by the Prince of Wales in return if they want. If they are successful which I think they will be, they can continue their charity work in their own name and cut financial ties with the Palace, but they should not be forced to do so unless the Cambridges are suddenly willing and able to do the work of four people.

      Maggie - short for magpie

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  41. The best part in all of this is the couple's relationship seems strong, and there is this image of a good and well working team about them. As the days go by, I am finding them more and more interesting even in the absence of news about them. Those who help others need to start from helping themselves first. That is what they seem to have done. The break they are taking during transition is practical. It also makes good family bonding time with their young son. I look forward to see them on March 8, Commonwealth Day in London. There may come more announcements as the Spring timeline for their transition will come to an end. My guess is the family of three, or at least Harry will be in UK through the end of June.
    The JP Morgan Miami conference is claimed to have been attended by them as well as former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. If indeed they attended, the couple attended as part of their new “independent” life. Ultimately, it seems with this couple, it may come down to be, the end justifies the means. May be in increments of five years, can they be judged for their trial, error, failure and achievements. Some point out the reputation of JP Morgan in the global financial world and blame them for such association.
    If they had a sendoff with The Queen’s understanding that they were scrutinized, the media continues to do just that. They travel by air, they are called hypocrites (last summer might have been in excess, but in retrospect may be for a rushed purpose). They are not necessarily hard die activists like Greta who had to take a ship from Sweden to New York. The couple may believe in climate change effects and bring it to the forefront, but not easy for any one in their busy status to avoid flying by plane. May be they should join research company towards less carbon flights. I am getting to like them more and more as a couple. Yes “Set the world on fire”. Good Luck!

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  42. Hi Charlotte, hope you are doing fine. Is it confirmed that H&M will attend the commonwealth on march 8 ( women day too) ?
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      There hasn't been any official word, but the moment it's confirmed I'll have a post on it. It does sound very likely Harry, Meghan and Archie will return to the UK in early March for several engagements including the Commonwealth Day service. I think we may also see the Endeavour Fund awards and patronage events.

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  43. Anne-Sophie de Paris13 February 2020 at 13:39

    Bjr Charlotte, bonjour toute la communauté !

    Je suis tombée par hasard sur Sussex squad post d'hier 12 février.
    Je vous invite tous Ă  prendre connaissance de son contenu.

    Vous verrez de vous même l'orchestration du dénigrement de Meghan de l'intérieur et de l'extérieur de la firme.

    Intéressez -vous au" double profil de JULIAN PAYNE.secretaire de la communication du Prince Charles et de Camilla à Clarence House .

    Comment peut on d'un côté être chargé de la communication du beau- père et dénigrer soit disant sur son compte Twitter dit " privé " la belle fille ?

    Il réprend le Twitter des tabloïds qui injurient Meghan et se les approprie et les retwitte en leur donnant une certaine véracité.

    Je vous laisse découvrir et serai heureuse de connaître votre point de vue si Charlotte m'autorise naturellement.
    Anne -Sophie

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    1. The story you mention has not been generally picked up on, not much detail is known so that might be why many, including myself, are reluctant to comment on it just yet. Quite generally though, the Prince of Wales was only chosen as future Head of the Commonwealth by the skin of his teeth. It seems reasonable to suppose that making Prince Harry, supported by his fiancée of part African descent, a Youth Ambassador would have been helpful in achieving that. If senior members of the Royal Family are perceived to be unsupportive, it will all come back to bite them.

      Maggie – short for magpie

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