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Title: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 11, 2018, 01:18:23 am
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn


Fears for Meghan Markle after Zika virus outbreak in Fiji and Tonga - destination of first royal tour
Prince Harry and Meghan have made no secret of wanting to start a family soon - but Zika can cause complications for unborn babies


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made no secret of wanting to start a family as soon as possible - but a huge problem is on the horizon for the newlyweds.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to visit Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific islands on their first major overseas tour together in October.


However, it's specifically Harry and Meghan’s plans for the legs of the trip which take in Fiji and Tonga that are causing concern - as there has been a shock Zika virus and dengue fever outbreak on the islands.

Zika is especially of concern as it can cause complications for unborn babies - and now there are fears the tour could affect their plans to have a child.

Pregnant women are advised to avoid areas where mosquito-borne Zika is present, as the disease can cause microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with abnormally small heads.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meghan-markle-royal-tour-zika-12678685#ICID=sharebar_twitter


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand
Post by: Rosella on June 11, 2018, 01:33:23 am
Great news! I'll be going to take a look at them in Sydney or Melbourne.

Fiji and Tonga (the latter is less popular) has been a regular tourist spot for Australian families for decades. If the virus was that prevalent then Fiji's tourist industry would be stone dead.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 11, 2018, 01:54:44 am
Hey Mods got a date October 20-27 that can be added . thanks :flower:

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Emily Nash
‏Harry and Meghan have been invited to visit Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments and will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, says KP. #dukeandduchessofsussex
BIG Royal Tour alert: It's confirmed that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn! The tour will coincide with @InvictusSydney, which takes place October 20-27. #harryandmeghan


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on June 11, 2018, 04:29:28 pm
 :stop: :stop: :stop: Go Back Home!  :-X


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRHOlya on June 11, 2018, 04:48:30 pm
^ Subtle  :tehe:

^^^ You'll have to tell us what your impressions are if you see them!!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on June 11, 2018, 04:57:10 pm
^Never.  Ever. I leave that for sugars. lol

Meghan

Can you bow out
when USA is shouting
your name?

Think of how they all adore you.

Sweetest Actress,
enchant them once again

Think of your muses lol

And of the queues
round the streets

Seriously, go to USA. They need you.  tRump needs you.  :-X :-X







Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on June 11, 2018, 11:52:19 pm
:stop: :stop: :stop: Go Back Home!  :-X

Oh, is that dainty English Rose, the 2nd Coming of Diana going to park her chicken legs on the beaches of the South Pacific?

 :bored:

Help.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: buflesse on June 12, 2018, 12:16:29 am
What is the point of this tour? IMO it’s just a way for them to fit in a free holiday. Visit a few places, shake some hands, stay in lavish hotels, dine at banquets, go on ‘couple’s nights’ at retreats, a new designer wardrobe..all at the taxpayers’ expense, and for no other reason than to ensure good PR for the monarchy and make it still seem relevant. Not that Murkle is good PR.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: deGuernsey on June 12, 2018, 02:04:57 am
^^ Murky must be like the third of fourth coming of diana right after that ridiculous and thoroughly vile Bogan in Danmark and her sister KM... damn these women are pitiful! One can tell they are not about anything at all because if they were they wouldn't try to be someone else. . :cookie: it must be scary (and exhausting ) for these women to live with themselves.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 12, 2018, 05:17:41 am
If Invictus weren't happening, there would be no tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on June 12, 2018, 11:13:59 am
Seriously, go to USA. They need you.  tRump needs you.  :-X :-X

Blesss your heart  :flirt: Meggie's UK's problem now.

I read somewhere that they weren't invited by the Australian officials but KP told them that they are going and what are they going to say - fund it yourself ...


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 12, 2018, 03:22:25 pm
Harry and Meghan to follow in Charles and Diana´s footsteps on Australia/NZ tour
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5827919/Harry-Meghan-follow-Charles-Diana-s-footsteps-Australia-NZ-tour.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 12, 2018, 03:26:18 pm
 :thumbsdown: not this Charles and Diana 2.0 thing again they did with will and Kate now the Meghan and Harry . let it go let it go


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kins on June 12, 2018, 04:29:53 pm
^Agree. Don't know that I would want my marriage/relationship to be the next C&D. They were a bad match from the start-I wouldn't want that comparison placed on my relationship. JMO.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: LadyLaura on June 12, 2018, 04:59:21 pm
the media will never stop trying to recreate those superstar days of the early 80's...those were the golden days of the brf, when Diana embodied what an ideal princess is, before social media was around to destroy their majesty, and they can never be recreated...we live in a different world, and have much less worthy material to work with.  :sigh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 12, 2018, 06:33:42 pm

Seriously, go to USA. They need you.  tRump needs you.  :-X :-X







No thanks. We’ve got enough with the current administration. Maybe Trudeau will do us a solid and take her off both of our hands.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: leogirl on June 16, 2018, 06:11:13 am
That is something interesting about Harry's choice of wife. She's almost 37 and has been married before, yet no kids. Usually that means she doesn't want any kids. First marriage was at age 30, when a lot of women have their first child these days (not like she was 20 or something and didn't feel ready for that yet). Yet Harry has said before that he wants half a dozen kids. I would have thought he'd marry someone a few years younger than himself, not a few years older. Even if he doesn't end up with 6 kids, it's likely not going to be easy for Meghan to get pregnant. And I think they said that they don't plan to start a family right away. Meghan doesn't have time to lose, given her age. If she was in her late 20's waiting a few years would be fine. But late 30's... doesn't seem like a good idea.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Alexandrine on June 16, 2018, 08:45:43 am
 I deleted a comment made by Grey Mare. We prefer not to have to delete comments. So please we can crticise royals withoit going over the top. We may not like them but they are also prople.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on June 17, 2018, 04:46:07 am
But first they're off to Ireland... and America
The Sussexes are due to visit Ireland later in the summer as Meghan continues her induction into The Firm. Meghan will also get an opportunity to represent the Royal Family in the United States – a source says plans are in place for an official visit to cities on the east and west coasts. Last week Kensington Palace announced that Harry and Meghan will visit Australia in autumn 2019 for the Invictus Games in Sydney, before travelling on to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

Uh, but the IG is this year.  ???  KP can't keep track of the lies they send out about these two.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on June 17, 2018, 05:09:13 pm
^ True, but maybe this tour isn't such a bad idea lol

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/975390/Meghan-Markle-and-Prince-Harry-could-wait-to-start-a-family-until-after-this-Royal-event



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Grey Mare on June 18, 2018, 05:30:33 pm
I deleted a comment made by Grey Mare. We prefer not to have to delete comments. So please we can crticise royals withoit going over the top. We may not like them but they are also prople.

That was not over the top and it was the truth.  It is not slander when it is the truth.  Meghan is almost 37 years old and she has been with a lot of partners, therefore, it is unlikely that she will suddenly become a baby machine and Zika will be a problem.  But, I guess 'STDs' was too much of a scary for some people on this forum.  Calling Meghan a 'wh0re' and other really bad names on this forum is perfectly okay but do not say STDs. Got it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Alexandrine on June 18, 2018, 09:59:55 pm
^ Seriously? Do you know we do this for free and just want to have a nice time?  We are not perfect but we try to keep the forum the best place we can.

Anyway we can all get emotionally invested or lose our decorum from time to time but in this case, your post was unnecessarily vulgar.

We value you as a member, but to avoid this happening across the board, we are placing you on a two-week ban for your original post and countermanding a Moderator’s decision.

We do not make these decisions lightly and always regret unpleasantness but these are our Rules and we look forward to your return.

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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2018, 12:47:06 pm
Harry and Meghan's whirlwind autumn tour: Royal couple's first major overseas trip will see them visit nine cities in 15 days as they travel round Fiji, Australia, Tonga and New Zealand next month

Harry and Meghan's whirlwind tour

Tuesday October 16: Sydney, Australia

Wednesday October 17: Dubbo, Australia

Thursday October 18: Melbourne, Australia

Friday October 19: Sydney, Australia

Saturday October 20: Sydney, Australia

Sunday October 21: Sydney, Australia

Monday October 22: Fraser Island, Australia

Tuesday October 23: Suva, Fiji

Wednesday October 24: Suva, Fiji

Thursday October 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Friday October 26: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia

Saturday October 27: Sydney, Australia

Sunday October 28: Wellington, New Zealand

Monday October 29: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Tuesday October 30: Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday October 31: Rotorua, New Zealand

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6150507/Harry-Meghan-visit-Australia-Fiji-Tonga-New-Zealand.html
This is crazy and a waste of money. Her clothing budget alone will be expensive and will continue to make the royal family look like mugs.  bignono. These kinds of long tours were done when money was no object, not now when money’s tight. I’m sure the commeywi be very scathing. He’s going to miss most of the IG that’s going on going on in Sydney from Oct 20-27 then.  bignono. This better be fake news.  :bat:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2018, 01:36:52 pm
Can't be fake news since it was a KP press release ,but KP does lie a lot
https://www.royal.uk/duke-and-duchess-sussexs-autumn-tour-0


Three days for IG opening ceremony walk around to events 20 -23 then back in time for the closing ceremony 27 October . Press will suck for this game so far the best coverage was Orlando.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on September 10, 2018, 02:08:40 pm
Daily Mail still banning comments...


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2018, 02:41:06 pm
‘A real baptism of fire’ - Royal expert’s WARNING for Meghan Markle ahead of Aussie tour
MEGHAN Markle’s upcoming royal tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince Harry will be “a real baptism of fire”, according to a stunning warning delivered by the Queen’s former spokesman.
Dickie Arbiter, who worked for Buckingham Palace for 12 years, told The Mirror: “She’s good at talking to people but it will be a real baptism of fire.
“They will have a very demanding schedule.
“The Duchess will have to get used to local customs with the eyes of the world on her.
“But no doubt she will come through with flying colours and they will show they will be a force for good for the Royal Family on the global stage.”
Mr Arbiter added: “The Duchess of Sussez being from the US the concept of monarchy is a bit alien.
“It’s been a great learning curve she has taken in her stride and managed incredibly well.
“She and Harry have shown they are getting on incredibly well and always look so fantastically in love.
“With experience will come confidence and in the next few months I have no doubt we will see her come out of her shell even more.”
In particular Mr Arbiter noted the close relationship Meghan has established with the Queen, which was evident during a joint trip to Cheshire in June.
He explained: “There seemed to be a tremendous rapport between them.
“A lot of laughter and that would give a clear indication that the Queen is very relaxed in her company and she will become relaxed in the Queen’s company.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will embark on a joint tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.
This will include opening the Sydney Invictus Games, for wounded service personnel, on October 20.
Prince Harry made his first public appearance with Meghan, his then girlfriend, at last year’s Invictus Games in Canada.
The couple have already conducted a number of royal engagements together.
Meghan accompanied Prince Harry during the Trooping the Colour in June and a short visit to Dublin in July.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1009293/Royal-Family-Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-Australia-New-Zealand-Invictus-Games-tour-Sussex/amp
This was published at the end of August. Needless to say that the public isn’t happy with her representing the UK as she’s not British and thumbs her nose at dressing in a respectable manner by not following royal dress code.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on September 10, 2018, 02:41:48 pm
M went on a honeymoon with Trevor there too but on a camper van tour. Maybe she doesn't want commoners reminding her and her current husband that this is not M's first honeymoon in Australia.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2018, 02:45:21 pm
Well, this should be one freaking mess.  It's too soon.  I could see Harry going for the three day event.  But, to send her when she's still a US citizen and the clothing and staff budget will be ginormous?  No.  Wait.  Let people adjust to this first.  Oh well.  Not my circus, not my elephants to feed.  

My sympathies are with the taxpayers involved.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2018, 03:43:25 pm
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‘A real baptism of fire’ - Royal expert’s WARNING for Meghan Markle ahead of Aussie tour
MEGHAN Markle’s upcoming royal tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince Harry will be “a real baptism of fire”, according to a stunning warning delivered by the Queen’s former spokesman.
Dickie Arbiter, who worked for Buckingham Palace for 12 years, told The Mirror: “She’s good at talking to people but it will be a real baptism of fire.
“They will have a very demanding schedule.
“The Duchess will have to get used to local customs with the eyes of the world on her.
“But no doubt she will come through with flying colours and they will show they will be a force for good for the Royal Family on the global stage.”
Mr Arbiter added: “The Duchess of Sussez being from the US the concept of monarchy is a bit alien.

OH BS!

This is just a tour, nothing more, nothing less! This is a vacation with a few serious appearances and it's not like she is the type that is adverse to publicity. She isn't going to negotiate a trade deal or economic treaty and she most certainly is NOT going to end up making any major decisions. She was already in the spotlight, she had a wedding that was covered by the press, now hangs out with high profile celebs, and the DM puts her at the top of the page frequently. She'll also be heavily briefed and I am certain that there'll be guides holding her hand every step of the way.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on September 10, 2018, 03:54:11 pm
^Amen.  "Demanding schedule" my eye.  You know who has a demanding schedule?  Anyone with a full time job, kids to feed and a mortgage to pay.  Or ER nurses.  Or teachers with families to support.  Any leader of any country.  Practically anyone on planet Earth besides these two pampered poodles.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 10, 2018, 03:59:45 pm
One can say Demanding Schedule in a sarcastic way about any of the senior royals. IMO


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2018, 04:11:39 pm
yclone Mama, DallasTx, United States, 4 minutes ago
WOW, what a great "FREE" vacation for MMarkle! Complete with transportation, lodging, meals, excursions, WARDROBE, security, and entourage! The narcissistic grifter strikes again!

Crissy 81, Isle of Palms, United States, 11 minutes ago
Wonder how much it's gonna cost hard working tax payers to keep MeAgain dressed during this tour? 2-3 outfits a day for 15 days! And not to mention all the people she has to take with her. I'd say just take that money and help other people that really need it.
Rum_and_Raisin, Palm Springs, Angola, moments ago
Average £5000 per outfit (before jewellery) x 3 changes a day x 9 days = £135,000. If there are formal events she'll wear custom evening wear which will ratchet up the costs much further.

Rum_and_Raisin, Palm Springs, Angola, 10 minutes ago
Those countries are still going to vote to become monarchy-free republics when the Queen dies but, have fun on your little Commonwealth/ Windsor PR trip at our expense, you two.

Ivy Anika, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
how many millions are tax payers having to pay for MeAgain's wardrobe and entourage this time? how easy to claim to work a busy hectic schedule.

Merseymiss, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
This marriage was rushed. The PR has been all wrong. Why then are these two being sent out so soon on a Royal tour to court further controversy? It will be a shame if the Invictus Games are overshadowed again. Last time there was more coverage of their staged pap walk than of the achievement of the athletes.

Silvax, Florida, United States, 1 hour ago
Scrap the tour or Dim goes alone. Nut will only be a distraction looking for cameras, modeling bad clothes etc. Get rid of.

TheMIghtyG, Greenwich Village, United States, 1 hour ago
Interesting. Supposedly Prince Philip was bitterly against having Meghan and her protocol problems representing Britain abroad, so Cousin Daisy (aka Queen Margrethe of Denmark) was called and her son Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary, who is Australian, were assigned to be the royal presence at the Inviticus Games in Sydney. Unfortunately, Frederik recently hurt his back and is confined to hospital, so it looks like the Meghan & Harry show is headed down under.

Gr8t007, Essex, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Lets hope she can walk by herself and stop looking to hold his hand all the time.

wandererRI, New England, United States, 2 hours ago
Guess she's not pregnant yet, unless the Zika concerns are overblown.

HD Cami, Toledo Ohio, United States, 2 hours ago
Tasteless blue dress all bunched up in her crotch. Someone PLEASE step in and dress this woman with some class. What an eyesore for the Crown.

Chammak-challo, Hole, North Korea, 2 hours ago
Seriously, what's the proposer of this pricey trip of theirs and their entourage? What kind of value does it bring to anyone? Do they earn funds that compensate for the expenses?

Republic 2020, Britain, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
My grandfather was in the army, both of my parents were in the Navy and my dad later worked in intelligence, I also lived on two army bases in Cyprus as a child....SO I've got a good understanding of the life of forces personnel and what they need to de-transition to civilian life and I'm telling you these games, basically a rip-off of the Paralympics, is about the exact opposite.... Harry's life and experience being a soldier was exactly that: a game. But for ordinary squaddies it's real life and a spoilt, entitled boy who believes that a prince is a real thing, who never grew up - like a kind of royal Peter Pan, to be claiming to save them from their depression after they've been chewed up and spat out by the establishment is just about the biggest insult to them

SecondVision, UK, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
The royals used to be in a class of their own. But the younger ones have drifted into the celebrity class. It's quite sad really.

Louisa, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
It's a big itinerary for a woman who can't get an hour long appearance in the UK right.

Born in the UK, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
WHO pays for this jaunt ? I think most people in the UK are fed up with these two.

Etolie, Derby, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
The thought of this fake classless woman representing MY country, makes me feel physically sick. MEGXIT  :thumbsup:

JenniferJane, Harrogate, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
I *despise* the thought that she is representing my country.
New13

The Inquiring Mind, Redcar, 2 hours ago
Guess they thought it best to move on fom the UK where MeAgain is regularly greeted with boos....

Hypsy, Summerland, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Why is she being funded like this. She's not even British

Lulzie24, Casablanca, Morocco, 3 hours ago
oh gawd did anyone see the Douche-ess's phony catwalk in that green midi dress playing in the bottom video? How tf is Harry trolled by someone so fake and pretentious? Even stevie wonder could see what a phony she is! I actually feel embarassed for her..she looked so silly while walking like she has ants in her pants.

Jessica428, Bloomington, United States, 3 hours ago
THREE days at Invictus. THREE!!!! On the cause that¿s supposedly ¿close to his heart¿ because ¿he can only be himself around the lads.¿ I¿m dying.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6150507/Harry-Meghan-visit-Australia-Fiji-Tonga-New-Zealand.html#comments-6150507

One called her a z list h*. Of course I can’t find the comment now.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2018, 06:03:10 pm
Three days at Invictus? What a waste of time and money. They don't have any better places to go and more important people to be around and see. Really, this isn't fair to everyone who spent all that time putting all this together.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on September 10, 2018, 06:50:49 pm
^ A psychic said a few months ago that on that vacation M will meet the love of her life so ... would she make it to half a mil or an actual mil in outfits... cause, you know, she was dressed 'like a million bucks' on the meetup with Pierce Morgan after which she went on a party where PH was... but it's a blind date ..


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on September 10, 2018, 06:59:56 pm
She's already met the love of her life:  Herself.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on September 10, 2018, 07:09:54 pm
Maybe some Saudi Prince on vacation drops one of his wallets at a beach?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2018, 07:28:10 pm
Middle Kingdom, The Old Vic, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Loose cannons the pair of them. Harry and Meghan want to 'modernise' the monarchy which merely means they want to implement things their way to make it easier for themselves no doubt. It may be a sad tour to witness if they disrupt traditional protocol and dress codes.

SmilingSwede, Exeter, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
All that pregnancy speculation over the wearing of the blue dress was just that, she's not pregnant then, or wouldn't be going because of the Zika virus.

Poggleswood, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
The Queen regards the unity of the Commonwealth as one of her greatest legacies, as the longest reigning UK Monarch she is entitled to do so. I doubt however, she ever imagined, she would have been 'coerced' into having to accept this farce as the future face of the Royal Family on that stage. Markle, a woman who has found 'fame' by simulating 'the deed' on cable tv/movies and fabricating her persona and manipulating her past and future on social media. The Queen cannot be alone in regarding this as another "annus horribilis"

KB, England, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
I wonder what hold the Royal Family have over our media. They fawn over them like sycophantic villagers, doffing their caps respectfully at all times. All this sickly praise heaped on Meghan flaming Markle, the woman who has treated her own father appallingly. She is unkind, her spending is more than reckless and yet we are supposed to bow and curtsy to her because Harry fancied her off the telly. What a giant ball of suck.

KB, England, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
The Queen has really made a few blunders by 1) Allowing Harry to rush into marriage to a woman he hardly knew 2) Fast-tracking Meghan Markle into the womb of the Royal Family and letting her attend formal royal functions before she was even married to Harry 3) Allowing H & M to ignore Mr Markle in such a hideously cruel way and 4) Giving Meghan Markle the title, Duchess of Sussex (she has done zero to earn a title of any kind and I doubt she even knows where Sussex is) and finally, 5) Expecting us to bow and curtsy to a scheming actress who has been around the block and then some. The Royals always ignore public opinion, preferring to take our money instead.

First Fleet, Adelaide, Australia, 2 hours ago
This article states that this pair have had a busy schedule of late....OH please 2 concerts and an hour with some sick children in a 10 day period. Wow, yep that is really busy. I will however congratulate MM for achieving the greatest CON or hustle of the year, she really fooled Harry with her little girl lost masquerade. Well played.

CL09, Bath, 2 hours ago
Why is this country being officially represented by a second-rate American TV actress?

Never Fooled, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
The idea of MM representing us internationally is sickening.
Menadis, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Frankly, it's nothing short of insulting and the more I see the hustler and her ginger dimwit, the angrier I get which is sad because I was always a staunch believer in the Monarchy.

Mary, Scarborough, 2 hours ago
It is offensive to the Commonwealth countries involved that the actress will be representing Her Majesty The Queen. All she really cares about is choosing her designer wardrobe for the tour to impress the world; she cares nothing about the people and countries she will be visiting.

Sunshine, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Not saying its her mistake.. just that out of nowhere she just came here and got everything on a silver platter while people who has been here all their lives are struggling to make ends meet.. and i have appealed against student finance and contacted my local mp cause i know im eligible..
JeffL, London, 2 hours ago
I don't really blame her...she schemed and Harry fell for it. I do blame him and the senior Royals who gave people like you a big "Up yours" by accepting her as a bona fide RF family member and expecting that the public at large would do so as well.

Etolie, Derby, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
I am embarrassed and ashamed that this woman is representing the UK. Most people know about her very questionable background, and will be laughing behind her back. MEGXIT

sand, stoke, 3 hours ago
Only three days to be spent at IG the cause which is supposed to be so close to his heart and the main reason supposedly for the trip to Australia .What fools these two spendthrifts think we are.

Cyclone Mama, DallasTx, United States, 3 hours ago
WOW, what a great "FREE" vacation for MMarkle! Complete with transportation, lodging, meals, excursions, WARDROBE, security, and entourage! The narcissistic grifter strikes again!

Snowhiker, Etters Pa, United States, 4 hours ago
Sixth in line and a z-list actress get a all expense paid holiday while the serfs work.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6150507/Harry-Meghan-visit-Australia-Fiji-Tonga-New-Zealand.html#comments-6150507

This will be a complete and utter failure. I’m now convinced that she’s getting special treatment from the government because she should be knee deep in US tax and visa issues which cleay she’s not if she’s going on this waste of tome and money tour. Nice going giving this foreign grifter such treatment but people from the commonwealth have been deported or told to prove that they’re legally allowed to stay in the UK. This won’t go down well with those that had to deal with the UK government such as the Windrush scandal.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: buflesse on September 10, 2018, 07:56:58 pm
This is a reaaaaally bad idea. A tour lasting over 2 weeks is massively wasteful in this current economic climate, and Meghan has done nothing to deserve it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 10, 2018, 08:00:37 pm
She married into the family. The Queen apparently wants new members of the family (senior) to do tours. This is nothing new.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2018, 10:07:20 pm
Sandy; the economy is in the gutter, Meg is disliked, and this is a vanity tour, nothing more, nothing less. This accomplishes nothing and Meg is not in high demand. Australia is one of HM's domains, it's not like Meg and Harry are being invited to China or Japan or the Middle East.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 10, 2018, 10:44:42 pm
I don't think everybody dislikes her. That said, Some people are so enamored of "royals" they go running to any appearances no matter who is there. Some are nostalgic for the "good old days" and think they can be recaptured. But it's not the same, the family has gone down hill. IMO.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 10, 2018, 11:08:13 pm
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/177946580943/australia-reacts
Why do I get the feeling that games are being played. Look at the odd headline.  ???


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 10, 2018, 11:24:19 pm
Some are nostalgic for the "good old days" and think they can be recaptured. But it's not the same, the family has gone down hill. IMO.

Exactly, it's nostalgia, not actualities; I am certain that if the public lost the illusion that the 'good old days' were going to come back, that the monarchy would be abolished. It would end because the BRF isn't needed anymore and is just a headache, an expensive distraction. This tour isn't needed since after all, there is no magic of a royal coming to the country and with all their whining, the royals have established that they themselves don't do this because they WANT to be there.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 11, 2018, 04:03:40 am
'I'm so confused': Royal fans are left baffled as it's announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the city of Dubbo on their tour of Australia – with a population of just 55,000
From Sydney to Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington, when the list of places the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit on the Royal Tour was announced on Monday, there were plenty of major cities included.
But one name on the itinerary left some royal fans confused.
On Wednesday 17 October and their second day in Australia, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Dubbo - a city in New South Wales with a population of just 55,000.
Some took to Twitter to voice this bafflement, writing: 'I'm so confused'.
Australian radio presenter, Smallzy, posted on his Twitter page: 'Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to Dubbo... what does one do in Dubbo?'.
Another local added: 'We might not have NRL games here but we've bloody got Harry and Meghan coming to Dubbo. October 17, look out. Start prettying up the animals at the zoo, stat!'.
A further wrote: 'Oh dear lord... Prince Harry and Meghan are visiting Dubbo when they come to Australia!!! No I'm sure I didn't read that incorrectly!'.
Another commenter posted: 'Harry and Meghan are going to Dubbo. I'm so confused.'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal Tour will last just over two weeks, and centres around the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the Paralympics-style sports event for wounded, sick and injured personnel.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will land in Sydney, Australia, on October 16 and spend a week in the country.
During this time, they will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island.
Dubbo is one of the most popular holiday destinations in New South Wales, and is sure to give the royals a regional flavour of Australia.
Dubbo features the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to various species of endangered animals.  
Other town attractions include the historic Dundullimal Homestead and the historic Old Dubbo Gaol in the middle of the commercial centre of Macquarie Street.
While Bathurst and the Hunter Valley were earmarked as potential destinations back in May, Dubbo has since been confirmed to be where the couple will stay for a night.
The Queen previously visited Dubbo in 1954 and 1992, when town goers flooded Macquarie street to get a look at the royals.
Speaking on the Today Show, the Dubbo Mayor, said the city was 'abuzz'.
'When the information came out last night, everything almost exploded in the city. I can tell you, the council has known about it for the last week or so, and trying to get around the place, keeping our mouths shut, the big hush hush, has been painful,' he revealed on Tuesday.
On Tuesday October 23 Prince Harry and Meghan will head to Fiji for two days and then on to Tonga before returning to Australia.
On Sunday October 28 they will cross the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, visiting Wellington, the Abel Tasman National Park, Auckland and Rotorua before heading home on Wednesday October 31.
The palace said in a short statement: 'Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments.
'The Duke and Duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
'The programme across these four Commonwealth countries will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts, including the dedication of several new Queen's Commonwealth Canopy projects, and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.'
The Invictus Games was first held in London in 2014.
After Sydney, the next event is set to be held in the Netherlands in May 2020.
David Beckham is expected to join Harry and Meghan in Australia after becoming an ambassador for the event.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6153161/Royal-fans-baffled-announced-Duke-Duchess-Sussex-visit-Dubbo-Australian-tour.html
Comments:
roxydog1710, Sydney, 24 minutes ago
MM will look a sight in Dubbo - all false and pretentious, flicking her hair and tottering around in her stilettos.
Anne 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 21 minutes ago
yes, it won`t go down well...
Puddin Head, Big Arm, United States, 1 hour ago
Good to see people bowing to an American! What THE @#$#????
megamarkd, Wicked, Australia, 1 hour ago
It's normal for the British royalty to visit Dubbo. Any 'royal watcher' should know this. The zoo, as mentioned in the article is, one reason to visit.
Wisenup, NQ, Australia, 2 hours ago
FYI for non-Australians. Dubbo is an inland rural area north west of Sydney. The whole State of New South Wales s as well as parts of Victoria and Queensland are suffering from prolonged drought which affects rural communities. Her Majesty the Queen is a donor to the drought fund and Prince Harry and Meghan's visit to Dubbo could also be part of the Royal Family support to the farmers with whom they could connect from this location.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2018, 04:14:12 am
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The Invictus Games was first held in London in 2014.
After Sydney, the next event is set to be held in the Netherlands in May 2020.
David Beckham is expected to join Harry and Meghan in Australia after becoming an ambassador for the event.

This is a huge mistake, having Beckham on board, really it is. He hasn't done anything for the wounded troops, this is just celebrity piggybacking.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on September 11, 2018, 07:14:24 am
Question is - who biggybags on who. Beckah has been pinning for knighthood for years. I could be wrong but to me this is the only reason he hasn't divorced Victoria yet: the illusion of a perfect big happy family. But Beckham's is on the decline for years now and he needs high profile appearances to get people to remember him. Harry has the born and bread royal thing but looking at DM comments - lots of people see past the pedigree and see the hot mess that he is as a person. Meg - this is her dream vacation: pretend fauxmanitarian with lots of pictures with impoverished people or people in need of help while looking glamorous (in her mind only), swimming in merchandise dough, and (in her mind) having everyone envy her for her awesome success in life (by stalking and finally pinning a monied man to the wall with a marriage).


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on September 11, 2018, 08:02:01 am
A report from our national broadcaster, the ABC about Meghan and Harry visiting Dubbo and Fraser Island.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-11/royal-fever-strikes-tour-destinations-dubbo-fraser-island/10231060

IMO the couple are visiting Dubbo because is is in an agricultural area that is suffering badly from a prolonged drought. When the couple meet the farmers who are doing it tough these represent all farmers in drought stricken areas throughout the nation.
Another reason for the Sussexes going to Dubbo is probably the Western Plains zoo, which is famous within Australia and contains many endangered species.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on September 11, 2018, 03:37:21 pm
 how nice of them. If they were really nice they would give some of the money used for Megan's wardrobe to help those poor farmers and endangered species.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2018, 03:43:52 pm
A report from our national broadcaster, the ABC about Meghan and Harry visiting Dubbo and Fraser Island.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-11/royal-fever-strikes-tour-destinations-dubbo-fraser-island/10231060

IMO the couple are visiting Dubbo because is is in an agricultural area that is suffering badly from a prolonged drought. When the couple meet the farmers who are doing it tough these represent all farmers in drought stricken areas throughout the nation.
Another reason for the Sussexes going to Dubbo is probably the Western Plains zoo, which is famous within Australia and contains many endangered species.

Harry could have found out about this and could bring farming specialists with him and collect information that he could present to someone who would be able to help, but this isn't going to do much other than put struggling farming in the spotlight. I am certain that the struggling working class isn't going to be able to quit work and do something. With all his resources and free time, Harry should have no problems getting something accomplished on their behalf.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on September 11, 2018, 03:55:41 pm
^Unless he's busy doing noting..


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on September 11, 2018, 04:17:39 pm
No he's busy going to Gala events and having a staff plan his charity work and of course going to parties with Megan. And maybe walking his puppy once in a while.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: CarryingOn on September 11, 2018, 06:46:00 pm
Australia's drought problems and the farmers effected by it are receiving plenty of attention from those in their country who actually have the means to help them. There's nothing a visit from Harry and Murky is going to do for the situation at all nor the farmers. Experts who deal in weather and climate still don't have a great understanding of drought and even without human induced climate change, drought naturally occurs and is inescapable, especially in countries where the majority of the climate is arid/desert.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2018, 06:55:20 pm
Then there is no point to Harry or Meg being there.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 11, 2018, 11:44:59 pm
Rebecca English
‏A few points to note from yesterday's announcement about the Duke & Duchess of Sussex's forthcoming tour to Australia, NZ, Fiji and Tonga: the couple will both be travelling to the Pacific islands, which carry a moderate zika risk warning (take from that what you will)....
We've also had a sneak peek at the itinerary and it's packed! They've tried to minimise 'staid' official functions in favour of meeting as many, particularly young people, as possible. Looks good.
and contrary to reports about 'grand mansions' in Sydney and the like, they will be staying in official residences as much as possible (including Australia).


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 11, 2018, 11:47:15 pm
If they don't like official functions, they shouldn't go; the entire point is to be there to renew official ties, not turn this into a 'fun time' for 'the young.' I wonder just how older officials feel, being viewed as staid and boring and cut out of fun things.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: CarryingOn on September 12, 2018, 02:32:47 am
^ Right. I mean, I won't pretend that there's anything wrong inherently with meeting the people, let alone young people but Australia is not their country and there's zip they can or will do for these young people. What's the point? An expensive tour can include meeting the people but it shouldn't be the driving force behind it. If you're not going to be undertaking anything serious then go to Australia on your own time and dime and keep it moving. This is just another pointless holitour.

I don't know who told the Australian government that paying for this mess was a better idea than putting it towards those drought ravaged farmers.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on September 12, 2018, 02:40:54 am
No one told them - the government made the decision (and it was made under the previous PM who lead the push for us to become a republic in 1999) as they know that the royals are good copy from the media and do bring intangible benefits such as a 'feel good' factor to the people.

Not everything is measured in dollars and cents but sometimes feeling good for a day, believing someone cares - whether it is a minor British royal or the government who arranged to send said minor royal to boost morale - is a valuable outcome in itself. Mental health is even more important than material wealth for a lot of people and if some of the people in Australia are prepared to turn out to see them - and they will, in their 1000s - then that is a benefit in itself.

We know that after William and Kate visited Queenstown in NZ the hits on the different websites relating to tourist activities increased massively. Did any of those people decide to visit Queenstown over somewhere else - who knows but just putting it out there is a good idea. There are campaigns underway to encourage Aussies to 'holiday at home' in places like Dubbo (it has a wonderful 'open plains' zoo and an old gaol for instance) to help the economies of these drought affected towns. If Harry visiting helps even a couple of Aussie families to decide to visit that it to the good as well.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2018, 03:03:39 am
Harry and Meg are putting up the usual 'act' of being so young and so hip and so 'with it,' that they're showing a considerable lack of respect for elder statesmen who have dedicated their life to the betterment of Australia and the statesmen deserve more respect from H&M; I'm fed up with the cultural trend of seeing older people as disposable once someone reaches a certain age. Harry and Meg are not in their teens and even if they were, it is disrespectful to send the message that they only hang around the older people because they have to; the older people are elder statesmen and just out of decency, they are also human beings who are taking time out of their work to entertain Harry and Meg. People are not burdens just because they get older and it is disgusting that Harry and Meg have this celebrity mindset that after a certain age, no one is no longer interesting.

Meg herself has no business being so asinine since she pretty much aged out of Hollywood by the time she met Harry. Harry and Meg are both near middle age and this ageist PR BS should be put a stop to. I'm disgusted that both clearly think that they shouldn't have to take anyone's feelings into consideration when they spread the word that they are only going to tolerate being around experienced men and women who have dedicated their lives to Australia's well being. Once Harry and Meg hit forty, the 'hot young royal' image will shatter and I am certain that Harry and Meg will have problems setting up a new act that will carry them with the press. Harry himself is pretty much balding (it's clear that he's no longer as handsome as he used to be) and Meg herself is attractive, but that doesn't last forever.

I am certain that Harry and Meg will start to look pathetic if they keep hanging around those in their twenties and even early thirties and I am certain that snubbing accomplished officials will just lead to resentment. Harry and Meg get to go off and party while the officials go to bed and get up early to go to their offices in the morning. Meanwhile, Meg and Harry wake up after a fun night and get to sleep until noon (or later). Fun for them, work for the officials.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: CarryingOn on September 12, 2018, 03:38:02 am
No one told them - the government made the decision (and it was made under the previous PM who lead the push for us to become a republic in 1999) as they know that the royals are good copy from the media and do bring intangible benefits such as a 'feel good' factor to the people.

Not everything is measured in dollars and cents but sometimes feeling good for a day, believing someone cares - whether it is a minor British royal or the government who arranged to send said minor royal to boost morale - is a valuable outcome in itself. Mental health is even more important than material wealth for a lot of people and if some of the people in Australia are prepared to turn out to see them - and they will, in their 1000s - then that is a benefit in itself.

We know that after William and Kate visited Queenstown in NZ the hits on the different websites relating to tourist activities increased massively. Did any of those people decide to visit Queenstown over somewhere else - who knows but just putting it out there is a good idea. There are campaigns underway to encourage Aussies to 'holiday at home' in places like Dubbo (it has a wonderful 'open plains' zoo and an old gaol for instance) to help the economies of these drought affected towns. If Harry visiting helps even a couple of Aussie families to decide to visit that it to the good as well.



It's a figure of speech and I don't need your feel good speech that amounts to absolutely nada. There are too many real problems in the world that are only solved by tangible money that will never be erased by a meeting with two unimportant nimrods. Correlation doesn't equate to causation and if it tourism itself didn't increase after the first set of nimrods visit and can be directly proven to be caused by it, then who cares.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 12, 2018, 08:58:41 am
^Agree.  And the crowds allegedly drawn in for dork bill medd and council cath were heavily manipulated.  I have family and friends in Oz.  There was some event in Oz somewhere, can´t remember now, and the media were telling us there were over 15,000 people there. The real truth was that there were barely 5,000 and they were virtually giving away free tickets to try and get people to attend.  The media show us what they are told to by the rf.  A couple of my cousins were there and they said it was a pathetic turn out and few were interested in the dorks anyway. Big damp squib that one.  They used sprog I as pr on arrival, as soon as the cameras were turned off he was dumped with the nanny in another car and they drove off to wherever.  Be interesting to see what I get to hear from t his trip, but IMO it will be an even smaller turn out than for the dorks.  And if they are insulting the older generation that makes it even worse.  Why they want to mix with the "young ones" I don´t know, but it is hilarious.  She is 36 and he is what 33.  Heading towards their forties and still want to be young and hip  -  I guess that tells us a lot in itself.  Will be waiting for some feedback from those on the ground at the other end, will be far more interesting and honest than what the media pump out.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 12, 2018, 11:59:18 am
People are rightly ticked off at Harry because he’s showing that he could care less about the vets he claims to champion as he’s missing the bulk of the IG to go on this waste of time tour with his vapid plus1. According to Felix blog, he heard on the radio that Harry and Meghan want to illuminate the tour, modernize it; be celebrities. The Australian media’s going to go after them for sure. The only good thing is that the IG is getting worldwide mention so maybe it’ll be successful after all.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: CarryingOn on September 12, 2018, 01:17:40 pm
^^ What's more is that these young people that they want to meet are solely for their own PR and will get nothing in return. I could see if there was some actual previously established partnerships being nurtured but there never are any.

^ Hopefully they games will at least sell well, even better if they sell out but IDK. When the games are actually occurring, it's skeptical that anything other than the opening and closing will get big headlines with Harry not attending basically any of the games but also doing events elsewhere. Then the previous games he turned into a promotion of his useless then-girlfriend, his now useless wife. The 2014 and 2016 games were good.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2018, 02:22:15 pm
I do believe that this is a waste; Harry should spend all his time at Invictus, building genuine ties and being there to see this, not just bouncing around unsteadily.

^Agree.  And the crowds allegedly drawn in for dork bill medd and council cath were heavily manipulated.  I have family and friends in Oz.  There was some event in Oz somewhere, can´t remember now, and the media were telling us there were over 15,000 people there. The real truth was that there were barely 5,000 and they were virtually giving away free tickets to try and get people to attend.  The media show us what they are told to by the rf.  A couple of my cousins were there and they said it was a pathetic turn out and few were interested in the dorks anyway. Big damp squib that one.  They used sprog I as pr on arrival, as soon as the cameras were turned off he was dumped with the nanny in another car and they drove off to wherever.

Just as we suspected; WK aren't living out refreshing moments, just hitting checkpoints for PR and dredging up Diana.

Quote
interesting to see what I get to hear from t his trip, but IMO it will be an even smaller turn out than for the dorks.  And if they are insulting the older generation that makes it even worse.  Why they want to mix with the "young ones" I don´t know, but it is hilarious.  She is 36 and he is what 33.  Heading towards their forties and still want to be young and hip  -  I guess that tells us a lot in itself.  Will be waiting for some feedback from those on the ground at the other end, will be far more interesting and honest than what the media pump out.

Harry and Meg are in their own way hilarious; nearly forty and trying to mingle with the younger kids who should be able to have their time in the sun. Harry and Meg are the 'old fogies' they are so desperate to snub in favor of having fun time with kids who are just starting out in life and Harry should stop trying to recapture his golden young years and move on. Meg is older, which makes it even worse.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on September 12, 2018, 04:34:30 pm
Don’t they understand that they’re bordering on middle age?  Well, MM is as she’s past 35.  She’s 37 so 2 years into middle age.

They go for the young audience as that’s the only audience they’d ever be able to convince that they’re the fairytale dream couple.  :ick:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2018, 05:07:27 pm
Harry is like this since his entire identity is revolving around the image of himself as a hot young royal. His image of himself is that of the hot young war hero who will make the House of Windsor big news and relevant again. He doesn't even know his back from his front, but this dolt and his scheming wife think they are going to be the saviors of the House of Windsor and of course, of the UK and planet. He isn't young anymore and he should stop stealing the spotlight from everyone around him. The main focus should be on the veterans and the many other people who are doing the grunt work, not Harry, who is behaving like an aging starlet who has problems understanding that he had his turn and now it's time for someone else to have their turn for positive attention.

He keeps inserting himself where he will get press, but will be nothing more than a distraction from the people that the event is supposed to be honoring. He even went so far to play in the first Games, pretending to be disabled, which to me is appalling. He keeps wanting to be part of the action, even when as a royal he is supposed to promote others, not himself. William is the same way really. Neither prince understands that it's not supposed to be all about them, all the time. This upcoming tour is a vanity tour, not an actual worthwhile tour that builds bonds and renews ties. This is all about Harry and Meg being young and hip, a slap in the face to the older men and women who actually put in so many long hours that keep the country going.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 16, 2018, 04:26:47 am
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Will the royals need visas to travel to Australia?
MEGHAN MARKLE, 37, and Prince Harry, 33 are set to visit Australia and New Zealand next month on a 16-day visit. But will their royal status exclude the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from needing a visa?
Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry are setting off on their first royal tour next month on a 16-day visit to Australia and New Zealand.
They have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms by the countries' respective governments.
The Duke and Duchess will also travel to the Pacific Islands of Fiji and Tonga during their whirlwind tour, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
When Britons head to Australia, they need a visa to enter the country. But will this rule apply to Harry and Meghan?
Despite their privileged status in the UK, all members of the royal family still have to travel with a passport and be subjected to the usual security checks, which includes visas, if they travel to countries that require them.
Meghan, Prince Harry and the rest of their regal relations - must go through immigration control when travelling through the airport.   8)
However, in certain situations, the royal family are allowed to cut corners when it comes to applying for visas.
In Australia, they can be granted a Special Purpose Visa.
According to the Australian government’s Department of Home Affairs, “This visa allows people with a prescribed status or who are declared by the Minister to hold a Special Purpose Visa to lawfully enter and remain in Australia”.
You cannot apply for this visa. It is granted when you enter Australia if you are “a member of the Royal Family (that is, the Queen’s immediate family) or their personal staff or media representative or a person accompanying them as a member of their official party.”

Other people granted this includes airline crew members, guests of the Australian Government and a member of the armed forces of a Commonwealth country.
These questions include name, age, address, place of birth and nationality.
Meghan and Harry’s tour will focus on the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through Prince Harry's 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.
Kensington Palace said: "The programme across these four Commonwealth countries will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts – including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects – and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018."
The 16-day visit will take place between Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 31.
Full details about their tour are still yet to be announced.  :cookie:  
https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1015703/australia-meghan-markle-prince-harry-news-royal-travel-visa
What's described here are for British citizens. Umm, this chick's American. The US government would have to get involved. Would that be ICE and the Trump administration?   :laundry:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2018, 05:10:56 am
^No.  A visa for a US citizen to travel to Australia does not require the attention of our immigration or exec branch. All US citizens do need a visa to enter Australia, tho.  That’s done through the State Dept and I believe you can do that online.  Should do it way ahead of time, tho, because it can sometimes take a while.  Sometimes not but hardly worth the risk.

However, when a US citizen applies for the visa, all prior travel must be entered to be sure current visa status is in good standing.  At this point, Sparkles should have her visa status with the UK and USA in perfect order or red flags go up.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 16, 2018, 06:14:58 am
Ok, it's just hard t believe that this horid woman will be in Oz messing up the IG again and looking like a paid escort with her high heels and expensive ill fitting clothing representing the UK and the royal family whilst Harry looks uncofotable but tries to put on believable pda. For me, I still ca't get past the queen using her legal name to approve of this diaster of a union and all of the other announcements and documents and she herself signs usng her stage name. Sometthing doesn't add up there and that should be a red flag. Regarding those articles about her traveling to the US and Canada, there's not any proof that she did, just reports thatshe did. Everthing about this woman's just unbelievable and slimy, yet she's getting a pass for it from the queen on down. It would be prefred that Harry skip the IG and just concentrate on this waste of time tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2018, 06:21:33 am
MEg must feel quite proud of herself.

The first Invictus Game she was there as the girlfriend of the catering chef; the second time as the controversial girlfriend of Harry and not dressed to the nines; now she's going to go as a consort and she must be secretly skipping around and doing mental cartwheels. She's moved up quite quickly and now she's going as a royal. It is symbolic of her determined progression up the social ladder.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: buflesse on September 16, 2018, 10:02:50 am
Let's hope she doesn't look as trashy as she did last time. Ripped jeans... https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/N85EAAGxTC9avLWIPPHlYKvu4KM/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2017/09/25/869/n/1922398/131c9c57561c1de1_GettyImages-853725036/i/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-Invictus-Games-2017.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 16, 2018, 02:01:44 pm
At least she leaves the house and does something other than her neighbor who has holed up and releases plans she has.  I think however she is received, it's better than being a lazy layabout


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: buflesse on September 16, 2018, 09:43:58 pm
Kate did tours as well, including one shortly after the wedding. I'm not defending her but I fail to see how Megs is more hardworking than Kate. Hardly comparable as Kate had a child a few months ago.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 16, 2018, 10:31:18 pm
Waity’s a joke but she seemed more than just Wills plus1. Harry just looks like he’s walking with his paid escort as she looks cheap with her high heels and often tight clothing. She’s thankfully reduced to a sideshow as Harry’s doing all the talking and is the important one at the engagements dispite her pushing ahead of him and trying to control the conversations. She must be frustrated that she’s essentially silenced and not the bigmouth activist that she was setup to be during the engagement period. Just like all Harry’s other overseas trips, this one should be done without her. It’s bad enough that he’ll miss the main portion of the IG not to mention the days that he should be available for interviews and such to promote the games like he’s done at all prior games. This is quite shameful as this tour seems like a holiday as they’re won’t be meeting with officials, just young people which makes no sense.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2018, 10:38:55 pm
She's his consort and she's supposed to be at his side, not hidden away; as for Kate, I'm talking about now and as of now Kate is old hat.

As for walking like his paid escort, I do think Harry isn't as 'nice' to her as she thought she would be treated. I might be wrong, but Harry strikes me as someone who prefers to have an iron fist of control over his spouse. I don't think he's been easy to live with and men are one thing with girlfriends, but quite another with wives.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on September 16, 2018, 11:08:33 pm
Remember she was marketed as more than his consort during the engagement and basically shut down after the wedding. A consort should be by his side but also be her part of a support but with her she’s just his plus1 with no role. Even Waity seemed more than Wills plus1/consort during engagements after the wedding. They seemed like a team although Wills was the lead. Waity being old news is true. Meghan being the main girl is nuts as she’s what’s wrong with society today; vapid and self centered.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 16, 2018, 11:31:51 pm
Meg is a new face on the scene and so of course she'll get more press and more adulation; she does dress nicely and I do think this tour is a vanity tour, but it feeds the media beast and I am certain that the press will cover her more if she works more. As for WK, they did seem like they would be a team more and more, but go figure, Kate has shirked her responsibilities to her new nation.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 16, 2018, 11:48:20 pm
Kate did tours as well, including one shortly after the wedding. I'm not defending her but I fail to see how Megs is more hardworking than Kate. Hardly comparable as Kate had a child a few months ago.

Before Kate had children she behaved the same way. I don't buy into her having a child as an excuse. She could do something once a week for a few hours she's hardly expected to have a real job like average working women. It's not that Meghan is necessarily more hardworking but she has not as yet disappeared. I remember a story that I consider PR BS, that the Queen would give Kate a two year grace period where she did not have to work much. Fortunately this line is not being used on Meghan. I think Kate just got to do as she pleased and the Queen ostriched again. Kate took months to "decide" on a patronage and did relatively little before she had children. How Meghan will progress is subject to speculation but the family does not need IMO another lazy layabout.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on September 17, 2018, 12:02:45 am
You guys!  Not the Kate thread, for starters.  We have one for Kate/Meg.  Thanks. YM


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 17, 2018, 01:23:53 am
Sorry! My bad!

This tour is just going to be hyped, but the comment section is going to be vicious; neither are doing anything other than promoting themselves.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on September 17, 2018, 01:34:01 am
^The comments section during this tour might be the thing I'm most looking forward to. The Aussies never hold back.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 17, 2018, 01:39:35 am
This seems to be a tradition of late sending senior royal newlyweds on tours


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 17, 2018, 04:25:29 am
They think they can revive the old Charles and Diana/Fergie and Andrew dynamic. I am certain that they do not realize that the 80's and 90's were a kind of magical time and I do believe that neither princes have the 'it' factor their mother had and I am certain that neither princes are able to accept that they are not interesting because of their own selves as inherent personalities, but because of the rapidly decreasing residual magic of their mother and their father's accomplishments. I do believe that at this point in time, the real pressure is to actually make people interested and it's not really succeeding. For all his faults, Charles had an established charitable record via founding the Prince's Trust while Diana was a fresh young ingenue who didn't have anything that had to be hidden or covered up. I believe that added to the mystique.

Regrettably Harry had a chance with Invictus, but Invictus was not something that was too established by the time he married. If Harry had done this in his early twenties, I do believe that he would in fact end up with better PR as his looks fade and I am certain that he would have been on a better track. As for Meg, she has not had a sterling record of professional accomplishments and I do not believe she has led a tidy life and people are disgusted with her lack of self respect.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on September 17, 2018, 10:47:51 am
Harry did not lead a tidy life himself. I don't get when I read in DM comments how he is presented as "virginal." Far from it. Though in the seventies eighties his dad was considered "manly"  by his inner circle because he had an untidy life (which was not well known by the public.). The women Harry attracted were not sheltered virgins and it was doubtful he would have married one.

Meghan was no Meryl Streep and not an a lister. What she has going for her is that she supported herself with the TV work pre marriage and did not sit back waiting around to get proposed to. I hope she does have an actual work ethic as a royal.

I do think though there is nostalgia and for some Harry being "Diana's son" gives him an audience. But he and his brother wasted their twenties and could have done so much more.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 05:05:55 am
This article was published on Aug 16, 2018. I sets the tne for when the tour's cancelled and only Harry goes to IG. Why send this mess of a circus as representatives of the UK and the royal family, it's an embarrassing situation that's being played out in the UK as displayd by the pr crap in Sussex yesterday.
Why Meghan Markle May Pull Out of Australian Royal Tour
Not only does the Duchess have her new royal responsibilities to contend with, the pressure from her estranged family members speaking with the press continues to mount - and according to royal insiders, it’s all becoming too much for the former Suits actress to handle.
Plans have reportedly been put in place to ease Meghan back from public appearances for a while to try and reduce the hysteria and help her to deal with the stress – and try and put a stop to the family drama once and for all.
One upcoming event that is in serious doubt is the royal tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince Harry for the Invictus Games.
“Meghan may not even attend the games at all or visit Australia," a Kensington Palace source tells New Idea. "There is serious talk about that and contingency plans have now been put in place.”
“And the duke and duchess’ arrival date keeps moving closer and closer to the day of the opening ceremony, which is sending panic signals to the Invictus organisers here.”
33-year-old Harry is reportedly growing increasingly concerned over the hysteria surrounding his new wife, and the pair has reportedly been spending most of their time at a country home in the Cotswolds.  :tehe:
“Harry didn’t used to care that much about what was written, he just said it was a load of shite, but he’s very protective of Meghan and defensive these days,” a source told Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl.
“He worries there is too much hysteria around Meghan and he wants to row back a bit.”
There has been no official word from the Palace on any changes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal tour.
https://www.instylemag.com.au/meghan-markle-australian-tour-might-cancel


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2018, 05:15:28 am
If they cancel the tour, then that means all that planning will have been a waste of time for those who made the arrangements and worked with security. So despite all that Harry will throw all that work and planning away with both hands. Bluntly put, royals should be the ones working on these tour arrangements and see how easily they upend all the plans they make. I really am surprised the courtiers haven't revolted and walked off en masse.

Quote
33-year-old Harry is reportedly growing increasingly concerned over the hysteria surrounding his new wife, and the pair has reportedly been spending most of their time at a country home in the Cotswolds.  tehe
“Harry didn’t used to care that much about what was written, he just said it was a load of shite, but he’s very protective of Meghan and defensive these days,” a source told Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl.
“He worries there is too much hysteria around Meghan and he wants to row back a bit.”

There isn't any hysteria at all; no one actually cares and the majority of the press has gone towards the economic issues and the recent political dramas.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 04, 2018, 05:22:23 am
I'm not surprised there's been no announcement of cancellation. The tour has been arranged for months. Royals don't drop out of tours short of death, usually!  And this article is not only from August but Lifestyle, a magazine that wouldn't know the truth if it dropped on the journalists there from a great height! Plus, it's original source was the Australian magazine New Idea, which specialises in announcing the pregnancies several times a year of Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman. When it's not picturing the immediate Coronation of Queen Mary of Denmark, that is!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 05:48:16 am
Royal tours have been cancelled before. IMO, a tour involving these two will be a waste of time disaster with the Austrailians wanting a republic. No one will benefit excet Meghan with her merchandising con and seeing her mug in the press everyday. Harry will look like a complete loser for being with this manic, dominant woman who acts like the blood born royal leading the way.  :bored:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/913016/Kate-Middleton-Prince-William-royal-tour-why-cancel-Sweden-tour-Norway-snow
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/2651553/Prince-Andrew-cancels-royal-visit-to-Thailand.html

I believe that cancelation plans should be part of the planning of the tours.

This is a passage about Wills trip to Israel, but it applies to Harry also. The UK and the royal family's in trouble if they're relying on the younger royals to do anything to bolster relationships with the world. Harry pre Meghan was doing well, but that's out the door now.
First Royal Visit to Israel Is Sign of Britain’s Diminished Status in the World
For a start, the United Kingdom – on what seems an irreversible course to leave the European Union following its Brexit vote – is trying to carve out a new niche for itself in international diplomacy.
With diminished clout on the world stage, it must utilize whatever assets it has. And the one unique thing Britain has is a young generation of royals who are instantly recognizable across the globe.
If the price the British government has to pay for gaining some goodwill in the Trump White House is giving Netanyahu the PR coup of being the first Israeli prime minister to host a 35-year-old unemployed helicopter pilot living off generous state benefits, then so be it.  :cookie:  ouch.  :tehe:
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/first-royal-visit-to-israel-shows-britain-s-diminished-status-in-world-1.5866326


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 04, 2018, 06:15:11 am
We will see whether Aussies want a republic when and if the next one is called. The last one was held in the 1990s and was soundly defeated, in all States and Territories and overall. There's been no call for a referndum from the Aus public.

And if the royals were so outstandingly unpopular in Australia the TV channels here wouldn't have been so delighted by millions watching the Sussexes May wedding. It was excellent ratings results that swung Channel 7 here into showing Eugenie's wedding.

Harry is popular here. His larrikin style appeals to many Australians. And it was the Australian and State Governments who invited him and his wife. Even the Victorian premier invited the Sussexes to come to Melbourne, something that hasn't happened for a while with other royals.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 04, 2018, 07:20:47 am
^ I don't  want to go overly political but I think that Brexit happened because of the patriotism of many and the belief in the once mighty empire where the sun never sets. These times are long gone, imo. Merkel, from what I read, is not giving an inch to Theresa May . ^^It's a very nice article. Parading the royals around ex-colonies in hope to be important in the world is a very nice place to start. The real question is - when the rubber meets the road, will Australia and Canada be loyal to the queen or go with wherever their interests are.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 04, 2018, 07:48:59 am
But Britain is an important trading and financial centre. Decades before Brexit Britain operated an Empire Preference market for goods going to Britain from the old Empire. Brexit doesn't really impact on places like Australia because trade with EU countries isn't vital to this country's prosperity.

China is a huge trading partner here in Australia. Yet we don't have a Chinese head of state! If anything a Britain outside Brexit will be good news for our primary produce markets. They were pretty well flattened when Britain went into the EU in the 1960s, actually. Our fruit, beef, butter markets suffered considerably as a result of Britain's decision to join the EU then.

 However, the Queen remained our Head of State just as she is today, and Royal visits continued. I'm not a Canadian but I would suggest the same thing happened to Canada as a result of Britain's EU entry. Markets suffered. Again, the EUs loss into British markets may well be Canada's gain.

  I would guess that Canada's major trading partner is the US, but President Trump isn't Head of State in Canada. The Queen is, and was. And Royal visits continue to Canada, as well as other parts of the Commonwealth. (Canada hasn't been a colony for well over a hundred years. Neither has Australia.) 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 04, 2018, 08:07:12 am
We're getting on the same page here. Australia, like most of the countries in East Asia are with China. Russia and China are together, economically and if need be military. With EU cuffing UK and it's demands which by the way is the same for all European countries which are not part of EU, UK needs to show some power, some influence on the world stage so that they don't look like fools for feeling better than the EU at a time where all countries are looking for alliances and common markets or markets with preferential terms for domestic products with other countries. UK cutting itself from EU is, imo, desperate to be important.

That's why UK was with US for the ridiculous air strikes last year. That's why the royals are more visible with international tours, trying to court alliances. Apart from PR spin cycles - I don't see it happening. Maybe some millennials can be brainwashed into the mighty British empire and will go visit the magical land of Harry Potter (much better sale for visiting UK than the royals) but other than that I don't see it. Sorry. 200 years ago the power was in the ships and having the pirates loyal to the king or queen but now it's a whole new ball game. Not even nuclear power or submarines are cutting it now. Now it's satelites (US, Russia) and infrastructure (China) ... still to some extent oil (US, Latin America, arab countries) which is a pretty messy business. But, but UK doesn't have the bandwidth to be influential.

Going back to topic. H & M visiting Australia is important for UK. They are not going there to play wannabe celeb and look at me - I'm wearing $10K of ugly clothes. They are there to be liked so much that the countries stand by QE. That said - I expect it to be an epic fail. My personal opinion.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 04, 2018, 08:16:18 am
Well, Britons, ordinary Britons, voted by quite a percentage to leave the EU, for various reasons. (If I had been living in Britain I think I would have voted to 'remain' for ease of travel and work.However, that is not the way it works. In a democracy what citizens want they get.)  I'm not so sure that Russian and China are so together on a lot of things any more. And I think you discount too much the ties of blood, history and sentiment between Britain, the realms (Aus, NZ, Canada etc) and the Queen. Anyway, this is way off topic, so I'll shut up!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 05:31:52 pm
The shyte show continues down under.  :thumbsdown: bignono :bored:
https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1047859116625018880
https://www.royal.uk/duke-and-duchess-sussexs-visit-australia-fiji-tonga-and-new-zealand

It's really gone bad when a chic from Soho House can be called a Duchess and is going to represent the UK and the royal family overseas. People have been comenting about Harry looking high or dopped up n meds during the trip to Sussex, so I expect more of the same during this ill fated trip. She's deffinetly getting help from the royal family an the UK/US governmment if she does indeed go on this trip instead of having tax and visa issues, so it'll be another lie told to the UK people as they carry on bolstering up a h*.  :bored:   Over 76 engagements during this tour? Really?  :dontknow: :o  Will Meghan have 76 new outfits?  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 06:29:52 pm
Sorry for the double post, but it continues on from my previous one.

Details of Harry and Meghan's royal tour REVEALED: Couple will meet koalas, take part in a 'welly-wanging' contest and recreate the Queen and Prince Philip's 1953 welcome to Fiji
The itinerary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming royal tour has been revealed.
The couple will depart London on 15 October and will spend 16 days carrying out a packed schedule of engagements in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
A major focus of the tour is the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the Paralympics-style sports event Prince Harry spearheads for wounded, sick and injured service personnel.
The couple will also visit projects championing youth leadership and environmental and conservation efforts.
Among the highlights will be a visit to the world-renowned Taronga Zoo, in Sydney, where they will meet two koalas and their joeys. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the zoo with Prince George during their royal tour in 2014.
Elsewhere the couple will visit Australian farmers struck by drought, meet the King of Tonga and will join a group of children in a 'welly-wanging' contest in Auckland.
On their arrival in Fiji they will be treated to a traditional welcome that will mirror the one received by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their own royal tour in 1953.  ??? Why?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6240465/Details-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markles-royal-tour-Australia-New-Zealand-REVEALED.html
Comments:
Sarah, New York City, United States, about a minute ago
This will be a spectacle of epic proportions, chalk-full of gaffs, tacky fawning and manic giggling. One day we will read about it, the behind the scenes truth and scandals of what is truly going on. Though we can all guess...In the mean time we'll be treated to it in real time. The conned man-child Prince and his social-climbing, bourgeoise, scheming wife. The truth is stranger than fiction.

Alonzo Quijana, Miami Beach, United States, 2 minutes ago
Aside from the games, what exactly is the PURPOSE of the trip? Are they promoting British goods? Like British fashion or tourism?

rainyday10, UK, United Kingdom, moments ago
Hazza would be better off helping former soldiers who are sleeping rough on the street and forgotten about then jetting off around the world at the taxpayers expense.

Sparkly Gal, Old London Town, United Kingdom, 7 minutes ago
Whilst everyday folk work till they are almost 70 just to get by. Ginger and the stripper continue to mug us off.

Rach777, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 10 minutes ago
MM should not be representing the Royals or the UK... what an insult..

matilda2018, Sussex, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
I wonder how many thousands her clothes will cost

serena shaw, Swindon, United Kingdom, 5 minutes ago
Hundreds of thousands.... and not even British fashion.

JosieJones, Middle England, United Kingdom, 17 minutes ago
This woman does NOT and never will represent me.Her and her husband¿s antics in Sussex yesterday were disgraceful.They are fit for nothing and both look as if they need rehab.  :thumbsup: :cookie:

paul, dublin, Ireland, 24 minutes ago
Markles, the middle aged z list actress won a veritable lottery, an endless holiday where people treat her and her husband with respect and even veneration, for what exactly?  :thumbsup:

Jacob Be Good, London, United Kingdom, 33 minutes ago
Interesting that you make this a top story... and not that it has been OFFICIALLY confirmed that they spent £32 MILLION OF OUR TAXES on their wedding. Think about what £32 million could have done for our hospitals, schools and police. Instead, it was wasted on an American showgirl who has NEVER paid taxes in this country and her second (third?) shot at marriage.  :thumbsup: :cookie: :cookie:

serena shaw, Swindon, United Kingdom, 10 minutes ago
Third, I believe. I support the monarchy, but not these two superficial people.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 04, 2018, 07:24:45 pm
I suppose all this info means they will be going. There goes my theory of a last minute cancellation.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 04, 2018, 08:06:04 pm
I doubt they would have canceled unless a pregnancy announcement came along and there would be the risk of Zika virus.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 08:08:27 pm
According to Mio Scobie, Meghan's mouthpiece, this is the staff that'll be going with them.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/d5705470dff6b5635133ddd19fa06687/tumblr_pg34ddV7tm1ud2swf_540.jpg

^^this trip seems to be a waste of time and the Austrailians and the other countries that they'll be visiting will be required to pay for part of it. I see no point in it except Harry attending the IG.
People are wondering if she'll bail out of it as it'll be too much work and she hsn't had time to line up her merchandising gigs.  The IRS and immigration department should now step in and get this trash back to America where she belongs. I can't imagine the countries involved being happy to pay for these two to visit them and to have to bow and scrap to a slapper like Meghan.  bignono
^they're not doing anything of signifigance that it can't be cancelled though.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Cali San D on October 04, 2018, 08:10:14 pm
BTW the dates are incorrect on this forum, the tour is from Oct 16th to 31st!

I say that by the end of the tour, her wardrobe will cost 2 million!  :o

I will take one for the team and post what they are doing each day which is more concise than the article, unless someone beats me to it.  ;)

I noticed that while reading that Megs is giving a speech on Oct 24th and 27th, ugh.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 10:01:53 pm
https://66.media.tumblr.com/4c14889382608e713e48c08d95cea0f7/tumblr_pg3byp0xOZ1ud2swf_540.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 04, 2018, 10:31:57 pm
Sorry, timed out.

I guess the guy who’s married to Waity’s stylist.
The Australian press will not be silenced or controlled or social media, so it makes no sense to try and control the narrative. This tour will be a disaster as well as the IG like it was for Toronto.

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178738689338/aus-tour-diary

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178738404303/are-you-ready-for-this

Waity didn’t and doesn’t shine. I *despise* the building up of Waity on the back of the Soho escort.  :bored:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178738863998/this-tour-is-never-going-to-end-i-feel-like-this


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 05, 2018, 12:11:56 am
^^^ I am tuning in for the sartorial choices more than anything else.

^ ITA. The Australians won't take kindly to any kind of spin, and so it will be interesting to watch what is said about this trip by eyewitnesses.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 12:42:31 am
You know, I think if Harry had married an Australian, there would be HUGE hype and excitement, but instead it's just one big farce. I do not think there is much of a chance that there'll be any rapturous welcome and I do not think anyone really wants them there. Invictus aside, there really is no point.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 05, 2018, 10:08:44 am
Oh, man, 15 days of merching (ending up in 200K and upwards per appearance magically appearing in whatever offshore company she has established for this activity), speeches where others will have to listen to her talking whether they want it or not and a possible tiara  8) not a chance M will miss that. Even if hell freezes over she'll still go.

There were rumors that the last time H was in Australia M went to stalk him for a chance to meet him. Now she'll go as a wife with a tiara. It will be her victory lap. And, as a bonus there's a prediction that during this tour she'll meet the very rich guy ($B rich, not like H who after giving her a title is now just not giving her the spotlight and the importance she thinks she deserves, without royal protocols or restrictions) who is the lov$ of her life.

(I'm personally hoping for a weave getting blown away or a veneer falling off... Nothing fancy. We're pretty much desensitized about the flashing Windsor brides so she'll probably flash again, and no big deal. Kate is the top of the top in that already.)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 05, 2018, 02:33:40 pm
^ I had not heard that prediction, Ariel. I have to say, meeting a man with more money on one's victory lap tour and throwing over one's new husband for said lov£ would be ice cold. So I could see it.

I think we'll see weave/hair issues. Whoever puts on her wigs needs more training.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Cali San D on October 05, 2018, 07:14:19 pm
So here is the schedule:

10/16/18
-Arrive Sydney, Aust/Admiralty House w/ Governor-General
-Taronga Zoo
-Sydney Opera House
-Reception @ Admiralty House

10/17/18
-Arrive Dubbo, NW Sydney, Aust/Royal Flying Doctor Service
-Victoria Park
-local school, unnamed

10/18/18
-Arrive Melbourne, Aust/Government House Reception
-social enterprise café, unnamed
-primary school, unnamed
-South Melbourne Beach/Volunteers of Beach Patrol

10/19/18
-Sydney, Aust/Bondi Beach
-youth advocate program, unnamed
-Sydney Harbor Bridge to raise Invictus Flag
-Admiralty House

10/20/18
-Sydney, Aust/Invictus Games Driving Challenge on Cockatoo Island
-Sydney Opera House Reception hosted by New South Wales Premier
-Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

10/21/18
-Invictus Games Cycling & Sailing Competitions
-Lunch Reception w/ Prime Minister

10/22/18
-Arrive Fraser Island, Queensland, Aust
-pristine rainforest w/ Premier of Queensland
-Fraser Island lake, unnamed
-Beach, unnamed
-Kingfisher Bay

10/23/18
-Arrive Suva, Fiji/Borron House w/ President of Fiji
-Albert Part Welcome Ceremony
-State Dinner w/ President of Fiji

10/24/18
-Fiji War Memorial
-University of the South Pacific*
-Prince Harry to Colo-i-Suva Forest Park
-Megs to British High Commissioner Residence/Suva Market

10/25/18
-Nadi, West Fiji/Welcome Ceremony at Nadi Airport/Depart Fiji for Tonga
-Arrive Tonga/Greeted by Princess Angelika
-Reception at Consular House w/ HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u

10/26/18
-St George Building w/ Prime Minister
-Exhibition w/ Princess Angelika
-Tupou College/Toloa Forest Reserve
-Royal Palace Farewell/Depart Tonga for Sydney
-Arrive Sydney, Aust/Australian Geographic Society Awards

10/27/18
-Invictus Games Wheelchair Basketball Finals
-Invictus Games Closing Ceremony*

10/28/18
-Arrive Wellington, New Zealand/Welcome Ceremony at Government House
-Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
-Walkabout @ Memorial Park
-Government House Reception

10/29/18
-Wellington café, unnamed
-Abel Tasman National Park/Trail walk/Barbeque Lunch
-Courtenay Creative

10/30/18
-Arrive Auckland, New Zealand/North Shore
-Pillars Charity w/ Prime Minister
-Viaduct Harbor
-Reception @ Auckland War Memorial Museum w/ Prime Minister

10/31/18
-Arrive Rotorua, New Zealand/Luncheon
-Rainbow Springs/Name two kiwi chicks
-Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua/Depart Rotorua/Arrive Auckland

11/1/18
-Depart Auckland for London, UK

*Meg speeches  :wopedo: Why in the heck is she speaking at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony?! She has nothing to do with Invictus, she is just Harry's plus one.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 05, 2018, 07:32:01 pm
I really can’t see this trip coming off. I just expect to see Harry at the games by himself.
Prince Harry will scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Scott Morrison during his royal visit Down Under – but Meghan won’t be joining them for the climb

A 'panting' Scott Morrison will join Prince Harry for a climb up the iconic bridge

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tour Australia between October 16-28

The climb will officially usher in the Olympic-style Invictus Games

Athletes will join the pair and plant the Games' flag when they reach the summit

The pair said they want to meet as many Australians as possible during the tour

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6242829/Prince-Harry-Scott-Morrison-set-scale-Sydney-Harbour-Bridge-without-Meghan-Markle.html

Comments:
JackkieB, BURTON, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Never has a Royal visit attracted such scorn. The Queen is insulting the people of the Commonwealth by sending these scruffy, grabby users. Harry used to be popular but he seems to be off his head now.

duckie05, romsey, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Keep the kids away. As witnessed in Sussex on their visit,when he banged two little boys heads together. Footage available online. It left one saying ouch and rubbing his head,whilst our oh so,"gracious" harry walked away. Him and wifey as high as kites.

Willow bean, South, United States, 2 hours ago
Thats not surprising. Alot. Of people picked up on them being high yesterday. Bet they were sniffiling alot also.

 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 05, 2018, 08:32:13 pm
^ I am not good at spotting if someone is high but if they were and were among kids .. restraining orders should be issued.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 09:08:57 pm
There won't be restraining orders mainly since Harry and Meg are not subject to regular law as royals. I think Harry and Meg are clearly playing out some story line that is going on in their heads and it should be clear that neither are connected with reality at all anymore. I think we can safely say that we've crossed into a complete twilight zone that is completely unprecedented.

I really can’t see this trip coming off. I just expect to see Harry at the games by himself.
Prince Harry will scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Scott Morrison during his royal visit Down Under – but Meghan won’t be joining them for the climb

A 'panting' Scott Morrison will join Prince Harry for a climb up the iconic bridge
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tour Australia between October 16-28
The climb will officially usher in the Olympic-style Invictus Games
Athletes will join the pair and plant the Games' flag when they reach the summit
The pair said they want to meet as many Australians as possible during the tour
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6242829/Prince-Harry-Scott-Morrison-set-scale-Sydney-Harbour-Bridge-without-Meghan-Markle.html

Comments:
JackkieB, BURTON, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Never has a Royal visit attracted such scorn. The Queen is insulting the people of the Commonwealth by sending these scruffy, grabby users. Harry used to be popular but he seems to be off his head now.

duckie05, romsey, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Keep the kids away. As witnessed in Sussex on their visit,when he banged two little boys heads together. Footage available online. It left one saying ouch and rubbing his head,whilst our oh so,"gracious" harry walked away. Him and wifey as high as kites.

Willow bean, South, United States, 2 hours ago
Thats not surprising. Alot. Of people picked up on them being high yesterday. Bet they were sniffiling alot also.

Unreal. I can't get over this; no one ever thought that Harry would incur so much scorn on his head with his life choices. The contempt is palpable.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 06, 2018, 01:46:08 am
They're off in some kind of alternate reality where everybody is against them, they're star-crossed lovers, and people just don't understand them, and no one is even giving her a chance...blah...blah...blah.  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 06, 2018, 02:27:20 am
Harry talks about canceling because of the 'hysteria' surrounding him and Meg, but thing is, there ins't any hysteria, just disgust and diffidence. It's not like she's new to the public eye really.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on October 06, 2018, 04:58:58 pm
People are no longer clambering for Harry.  He ruined himself with his choice of wife.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 06, 2018, 05:51:30 pm
What I find digusting is that these countries are paying the bills to host a reduced royal and the narc slapper he picked up from Soho House to be his wife. One can only hope that there's a massive surprise that results in cancelation or better yet, this itinerary's fake but needed to get Meghan into visa trouble as she's an American citizen and would likely need to file for a visa to travel to these countries.  :cookie:  


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 06, 2018, 09:32:49 pm
People are no longer clambering for Harry.  He ruined himself with his choice of wife.

Harry ruined himself throughout his twenties; Meg was the only woman willing to have him. Like so many fools, he thought he would be able to just snap his fingers and a virgin/virginal young lady would be shipped in and he would be able to remain a jerk who went out, got drunk, and treated her like dirt while the wife would be a good consort and run his household so when he deigned to show up, he would have things running smoothly in his life.

Instead, reality occurred. No decent woman stepped in and wanted to get mixed up with Meg in a cat fight, decent families groomed their daughters to be career women, and career women don't want to throw away the life they built for themselves in order to put up with Harry's abuse, putting up with Kate pulling rank, or being abused by tabloid columnists who refuse to let the 80's and 90's go.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 07, 2018, 06:34:42 am
Pregnancy rumours smacked down.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/6ff84744046c87fd2658f8f20459815a/tumblr_inline_pg7pksIJ6e1vh0s4w_1280.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/e9da0b7840053b57fd83bd67810441c6/tumblr_inline_pg7pkt3dmS1vh0s4w_1280.jpg

She has no stylist on this trip.
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a23608340/meghan-markle-prince-harry-royal-tour-entourage/


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: buflesse on October 07, 2018, 12:48:01 pm
I wonder if there's no stylist because Jessica Mulroney has picked out all her outfits with her beforehand  :nervous:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on October 07, 2018, 02:29:09 pm
No stylist? She's gonna look a hot mess.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRHOlya on October 07, 2018, 02:51:22 pm
^ She does even with her stylist, who is no other than Jess Slug Lips Mulroney.
So it doesn't matter wether a stylist is going or not. If the outfits have been laid out beforehand (which they always are for tours anyway), then there's not really a need for a stylist to go. I think 3 communications people (PR people!) are going with them, and I don't understand why more than 1 is going. 2 I could understand, but 3??

^^^ But it's also not very smart for men to go into a Zika virus affected country if they plan on impregnating a woman soon after....


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 07, 2018, 04:33:25 pm
One can only hope she remembers to fix her hair and tidy her shoes and straighten her cuffs on this tour. Perhaps they should hire a nanny early, and Nanny can remind her.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on October 07, 2018, 08:06:11 pm
Is she bringing a hair dresser? If not...whoah nelly!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 07, 2018, 09:19:06 pm
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Reveal Details Of Their First Major Overseas Royal Trip
For their first major overseas trip representing the royal crown, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are  doing it in full scale: 76 engagements in 16 days , 10 royal aides from their staff to attend to their needs and to ensure that everything goes according to plan and dozens of suitcases to carry their ‘bare’ necessities.
While the official trip, from October 16 to 31 and with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, isn’t their first as a married couple, it’s the longest, farthest and most extensive in terms of their activities and the charity missions they’re expected to perform.
They will fly on commercial flights between Australia and the U.K., with their airfares paid by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
“Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective Governments, and Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. “This will be The Duke and Duchess’s first joint visit to these four countries.”
According to the detailed itinerary released by Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Sussex attend two of the engagements alone, including one of the charities she supported when she was a single actress, the United Nations Women’s “Markets of Change” project.
Harry  has been on countless overseas trips representing his grandmother and has visited Australia on various occasions, however this will be the first for the new countess,  who has never traveled to the region. In Australia, they’ll be based in the Admiralty House at Sydney Harbour, the official residence of the Governor-General.
On their arrival October 16, the couple will be formally welcomed by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and meet representatives from the 18 countries that will send representatives to Sidney’s Invictus Games.
Kensington Palace said that Harry and Meghan have asked to meet as many Australians, Fijians, Tongans, and New Zealanders as possible.
The trip, according to the official statement, has been organized to respond to the young couple’s interest “to reflect the age of the Duke and Duchess and it’s designed for them as a young married couple. A different type of visit from a single man’s tour.”
It will include several opportunities to wander about and encounter members of the public who are expected to turn out in thousands to see them and will focus, among other activities, on youth leadership projects that address social, economic and environmental challenges across the Commonwealth.
“The Duke is particularly keen to highlight these youth-led initiatives in his new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and to shine a light on the work and aspirations of young people across the Commonwealth.”
Another major focus of the tour is the 2018 Invictus Games, which will be launched in Sydney, and has particular meaning since Harry and Meghan made their first official appearance as a couple at the Invictus Games in Toronto last year, two months before they announced their engagement.
“The Duke and Duchess are excited to see Sydney fully embrace the Invictus spirit, and to support the competitors as they compete across a range of sports at some of the city’s most iconic venues.”
The visit also concentrates on environmental and conservation efforts,”from engaging the local community in forest protection schemes in Colo-i-Suva, to the promotion of sustainable tourism on Fraser Island. The Duke and Duchess will dedicate a number of projects to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy in each country, learning more about local conservation initiatives, whilst visiting some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes.”
The plan includes visits to community groups to inspect the impact of drought in many regions and to special sites such as the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Fraser Island in Queensland.
They will follow the footsteps of Kate Middleton and Prince William, who visited Australia in 2014, along with then-infant Prince George.
They also visited the zoo where the little prince met a bilby (a desert-dwelling marsupial) named after him. Meghan and Harry will open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning and meet two koalas and their joeys that are part of the Zoo’s breeding program.
While in Fiji, the couple will split up to attend various events: Prince Harry will head to Colo-i-Suva Forest Park to unveil a plaque, plant an endangered native tree and meet with locals including schoolchildren and conservationists while Meghan will have tea at the British High Commissioner’s Residence and hear about the project Markets for Change, dedicated to promote female empowerment in Pacific marketplaces.
Their 10 staff members will include their private secretary, deputy private secretary, three communications staffers, a program coordinator, an “orderly,” to deal with the luggage, a digital officer and a hairdresser for Duchess Meghan.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2018/10/07/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-reveal-details-of-their-first-major-overseas-royal-trip/#6bc3b061ad7f
This is insane as they’ll have to rely on airport delays, traffic, no sleep or time for anything else. Surely this is a joke.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: LadySnowWhite on October 07, 2018, 09:33:20 pm
I hope it isn't a joke. It certainly seems more substantial than anything WK ever did, and that's what I have been wanting.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 07, 2018, 11:10:29 pm
It's a packed and quite punishing schedule but it was one that they apparently asked for.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on October 07, 2018, 11:24:41 pm
I don’t know the story source but if it’s Forbes then their standard has fallen.  It’s a form article where they just slap in different dates/names and not well crafted with different plurals and missing words.  They even called her “countess”. 



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 08, 2018, 08:32:11 am
The tour itinerary as announced by KP. 76 engagements in 16 days.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1026919/meghan-markle-news-prince-harry-commonwealth-tour-itinerary-australia-royal-news


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 08, 2018, 02:41:09 pm
^ Impressive. 76 engagements, $10K per engagement for outfit for the duchess of excess so we're talking 3/4th of a mil for 16 days. 76 opportunities for a wrong, inappropriate behavior, outfit, comment from any or both of them.Also, 16 days of media distraction from whatever's going on in UK. So, how's brexit coming along lately.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 08, 2018, 02:48:56 pm
I think it better than their holing up someplace doing nothing and being lazy layabouts. They need to earn their keep.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: HRHOlya on October 08, 2018, 02:53:29 pm
She might have more numbers in the CC by year's end than Waity ever had.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 08, 2018, 04:59:48 pm
^^^ I hope someone within the BRF puts their foot down on her outfits like HM tried to do with K during some tour.

Sometimes, I wonder, though, is it better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you're a fool or open it and confirm it? I think we're going to see that old axiom play out on this tour. Will it help or hurt? I don't know.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2018, 05:11:33 pm
Thing is, with Kate, HM knew that Kate wasn't going to really go anywhere serious and clearly Kate was not going to be well mannered enough to behave well at state dinners. Kate did try to use the DM to hype things so Kate would get gowns costing tens of thousands of pounds, but that fell flat. Kate did try to pull getting a lavish new wardrobe, but clearly HM said it wasn't happening and she got top shop stuff instead. As for Meg, I have no idea how on earth she pulled off a new lavish wardrobe, but clearly Meg has managed to outfox her obstacles.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 08, 2018, 10:24:37 pm
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178863386678/miss-fiji-we-need-to-know-have-you-heard
Still pushing the pregnancy angle in this Australian gossip magazine.  :bored:  Oh, and her mum will be going with her to Oz.  :tehe:
Interesting that the documentary about the queen and the commonwealth only had bits of Meghan prior to the “wedding” as she was quoted as saying “my now husband.” Why wasn’t she interviewed after the wedding and show snippets of it instead of repeating the same thing over and over regarding her veil?
 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 08, 2018, 10:48:01 pm
If Pippa couldn't go with Kate on tour, neither should Doria go with MM, imho.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 09, 2018, 03:54:07 am
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178863386678/miss-fiji-we-need-to-know-have-you-heard
Still pushing the pregnancy angle in this Australian gossip magazine.  :bored:  Oh, and her mum will be going with her to Oz.  :tehe:
Interesting that the documentary about the queen and the commonwealth only had bits of Meghan prior to the “wedding” as she was quoted as saying “my now husband.” Why wasn’t she interviewed after the wedding and show snippets of it instead of repeating the same thing over and over regarding her veil?

I think the tour should go ahead since it's already scheduled, but Doria shouldn't go and that should be that.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Rosella on October 09, 2018, 05:01:10 am
I think that's the New (No) Idea striking again! Doria will not be going on any Royal tours, or royal engagements again. I would put money on it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on October 09, 2018, 02:36:26 pm
^^^ I hope someone within the BRF puts their foot down on her outfits like HM tried to do with K during some tour.

Sometimes, I wonder, though, is it better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you're a fool or open it and confirm it? I think we're going to see that old axiom play out on this tour. Will it help or hurt? I don't know.


^ Just think about it. lol. If everyone hushes and she keeps up her million $ wardrobe collection; it’s far better to give her the rope to hang herself.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 09, 2018, 04:26:55 pm
IMO, it’s counterintuitive to give this woman this tour to make a fool of herself, Harry, the royal family, US where she hails from, the U.K. which she’ll represent as it’ll be an expensive endeavor for those countries that are hosting these two. Why waste money on this circus? The tourism angle’s plain wrong because the average traveler won’t be able to enjoy the things same things that they will such as a state dinner in Fuji. IMO, it’s at the point of no return as this tack fest has continued way beyond what it should’ve gone to. Just to think how very low Harry’s fallen is mind boggling that only an explanation from the likes of a security services saying that he was helping them with an operation would save him and the royal family to be honest.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 09, 2018, 04:57:20 pm
^  :laugh: :laugh: "'I married her at the behest of the HMRC! I believe in serving my country!' A quote from PH is our top news story this morning!"

No but seriously, the whole thing is a circus. He will never be able to live this down. No matter what he does, the choice he made standing at that altar will forever shape people's perceptions of him.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on October 09, 2018, 05:28:34 pm
I’m just weary of them thinking they actually matter and worth the vast amount of money to keep them in a lifestyle they didn’t earn.  It’s like funding a celebrity who can’t make their own way.  It’s ridiculous.  And, in no real world is this visit “work”.  It’s a lavish vacation disguised as “global outreach”.  It will, as these things always do, accomplish nothing except advance their own pr and desperate attempts to be taken seriously.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 11, 2018, 04:33:38 am
Dumb games are still being played.  :bored:

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178934482413/this-is-what-kp-released
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178935404228/look-at-their-legs-comeon-so-obviousthats


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 11, 2018, 12:12:55 pm
Sorry for the double post. This board seems like a ghost town now as this and other threads would’ve had some comments overnight, but nothing. Hopefully Eugenie’s theead will be alive as that’s a happy and real occasion and not this fake, depressing negative mess that Meghan has brought on the royal family, the U.K. and commonwealth.

KP tweeted the photoshopped picture.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178941723243/damn-it-so-they-are-ok-with-photoshopped-pic-i

Delay the tour.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178938292988/oh-dear-problems

It’s the same games that were played when Meghan set the tone and KP follows; where she’s the royal and Harry and his staff just follows along. The choir that sang at their wedding will be doing so at IG despite Australia and the surrounding areas has their own choirs that could’ve performed. The other rumour is that Harry want Meghan to do a speech at the closing ceremonies.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 11, 2018, 12:33:26 pm
Sorry mods, the picture’s in the DM now.
Harry and Meghan release a previously unseen photo of themselves posing with an Invictus Games banner as they prepare to jet off to the competition in Sydney next week
The relaxed photograph was shared on the official Invictus Sydney Twitter account with the caption: 'Fabulous to see The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Fly the Flag for #IG2018 ahead of their trip Down Under! We’re looking forward to hosting them at various events during the Games & including the Closing Ceremony.'
It was also posted on the official Kensington Palace Instagram account today.   
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6264269/Harry-Meghan-release-previously-unseen-photo.html
Comments:
SentaSenta, Berger, Finland, 3 minutes ago
I'm going to be superficial now but Harry looks really bad lately. Weird.

Shoopshoop, London, United Kingdom, 6 minutes ago
Pity the banner doesn't cover most (all) of her forced smile too. She's just too self absorbed and shallow for me to respect her. It's so sad the press and her desperate PR will make IG all about her :-(

Shallot68, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, 10 minutes ago
Is it just me but I think Meghan is trying too hard and I'm sorry I'm just not buying it.

Eówyn, London, United Kingdom, 12 minutes ago
An unseen photo? Oh how grateful us proles are to be honoured by their photos.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Cali San D on October 11, 2018, 05:14:14 pm
According to skippy, Omid posted the photo before KP  bignono.

He is not even hiding the fact that he is one of Megs' flying monkeys. "Post, Omid, post!" (like "fly, my pretties, fly") :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 11, 2018, 07:01:24 pm
Blantantly merchandising. This is beyond sickening.  :bat:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178954501423/oh-but-lets-keep-pretending-she-does-not-merch



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 11, 2018, 08:11:16 pm
There will have to be consequences in relation to all of this merching. The question is, however, what will they be, and from where they will come.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Cali San D on October 11, 2018, 08:20:04 pm
^I think when we see Meg dressing in less expensive clothing that we will know that Charles has taken away the credit cards. :tehe:

It happened to Kate  :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 11, 2018, 11:09:56 pm
Perhaps the plan is to lose Chicken Legs in the Outback somewhere??   

 :JK:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on October 12, 2018, 12:27:39 am
Whoopsie - volcano just spouted.  :James:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: AnaBolena on October 12, 2018, 04:18:41 pm
Perhaps the plan is to lose Chicken Legs in the Outback somewhere??   

 :JK:

I don’t think even the crocodiles would bother with her.  She’s an old bag of bones.  Ugh and those legs lol lol

Hmmmm redback?  ;)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 13, 2018, 04:21:15 am
Blantant merchandising and openl asking for designers to send outfits to Jessica. Clearly this scam won't be able to continue down under. The plug of this con artist duchess needs to be pulled now because the royal family's looking really weak and dumb embrashing this h* as she, her family and her cohorts continue to make money off the royal family.  :bat: 
Who will be shot to international fame by the 'Meghan effect'? We reveal the Australian designers who could be in the running to have their clothes worn by The Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Australia on Tuesday.
And fans of the young royal couple are eager to see what the 37-year-old will wear during her visit Down Under.
Over the last four weeks, Meghan Markle's stylist has received outfits from some of Australia's best designers.  :cookie:
Alex Perry told Private Sydney on Friday that he had been approached and had sent off 10 designs to Meghan's stylist.  bignono
Private Sydney reported that clothes from designers and labels such as Carla Zampatti and Zimmerman are understood to be in the running.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6271175/Australian-designers-running-clothes-Duchess-Sussex.html


The gang's all going on the tour.  :o  This remonds me of spy shows where all the guilty party assemble before they're carted off to jail.  :tehe:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/178996793253/well-guess-its-party-timenow-when-do-we-hear


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on October 13, 2018, 04:08:37 pm
They are so wanting to hype her and it's clearly tanking. Nobody cares with everything that is going on in the world. Who is paying for that gruesome no talent JM to be on this tour? Is this what these two flaky gals think the tour is about? Getting an unwashed, unpopular foreign dreg like MeAgain to represent the Commonwealth?  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 13, 2018, 04:43:01 pm
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179006843748

Her gang of con artist, including Marcus, is sid to be going on the tour. Now the DM should publish an article about this and question why Mio seems to know what's going on before KP does. The same gang that was around her and 'ambushed' Harry at the Toronto IG are now in the mix for the tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 13, 2018, 07:19:23 pm
Sorry, it's like a ghost town on this tread.

Rumour is, according to this blind, she's not going.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/e674d84c5f90200a99632da5a5e13d34/tumblr_pgjqomkShl1ud2swf_540.jpg



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on October 13, 2018, 08:09:11 pm
Perhaps the plan is to lose Chicken Legs in the Outback somewhere??   

 :JK:

I don’t think even the crocodiles would bother with her.  She’s an old bag of bones.  Ugh and those legs lol lol

Hmmmm redback?  ;)

I'd pay to see a wombat chase her when she's wearing very wobbly 4 inch heels. I really would.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 13, 2018, 08:30:27 pm
 :laugh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Ariel on October 13, 2018, 09:25:12 pm
^ I think she's invested in going. I doubt she's pregnant. More likely, she wanted to look royal, with a coat and gloves and all that and the rest of the royals comspired to show up without coats (of she was already merching winter jackets). While they were dating her PR was hyping her wishes with blinds. Don't believe it. If you want to spill something truthful you don't end it with: she may go.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 13, 2018, 09:43:35 pm
If she is three months pregs, they will announce and she will not need a coat to cover anything at that early stage.   She has no sense of how clothes look on her. Maybe good on the hanger. We'll see what she comes up with on the tour. But not likely good styles for her.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 13, 2018, 11:38:35 pm
I really do hope we see her in something, anything, that suits her. I genuinely would like to know the kind of thing that would look good on her, but I haven't seen anything that jumps out at me yet. Maybe this tour will be different, but I expect more out of place clothing, boxy and unkempt.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 13, 2018, 11:42:04 pm
It's good she wore a coat to the wedding, any skirts blowing up were not possible since she had that coat on.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: BostonLibby on October 14, 2018, 01:17:23 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6274121/Meghan-Markles-best-friend-Jessica-Mulroney-join-royal-couple-tour-Australia.html

So, JM and her husband are going on this tour.  To paraphrase a comment in this article:  On what planet is this okay? 
I don't know what JM's official title is for her work, but stylist shouldn't be among them.  Neither she nor Meghan have a clue about what a royal (especially a new one) should wear.  Very disappointing to see that MM is sticking with her in spite of the horrible outfits JM has chosen for her. 

Also, why is JM's husband going too?  Makes it sound like a holiday for MM and her friends.  She should be focused on supporting Harry and learning the ropes about royal tours.   :bat:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 03:31:29 pm
^she's never supported Harry, just belittles him as she marches on infront of him as she merchandises her tacky attire. So this waste of money and time trip will be the same. where's the immigration and tax authorities to stop this h* from taking her tacky show international? By accounts with her merching and making money off the royal family and people questioning the validity of the marriage, this chick should be deorted back to the States, and not on the verge of going overseas as a representative of the royal family and the UK.

Jessica and her husband Ben are expected to fly from Toronto to Sydney to join Harry and Meghan in an 'unofficial' capacity - meaning they will pay their own expenses.
The Duchess will have to change outfits up to three times a day while away, and may turn to Jessica for help, reports the Times.  :bored: expensive illfitting messes.
The couple will also be joined by an entourage of up to 10 staff on their first major overseas tour since tying the knot in May.
The royal couple will focus on women's rights by championing disadvantaged girls' education, and going to a celebration for the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.  :bored: by a woman that uses her body in ojectifying roles such as the Men's Health burger grilling video and her topless pictures on IG.
Meghan is expected to speak several times on the trip in contrast to the Duchess of Cambridge, who did not make her first public speech until a year after her wedding.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.  bignono
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6274121/Meghan-Markles-best-friend-Jessica-Mulroney-join-royal-couple-tour-Australia.html
Why's the press asking for comment from BP? Shouldn't they be asking KP for comment as Harry's office is located there?
Comments:
JoJoJonez, LA, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
Sl4pper
So9, Sussex, United Kingdom, 4 minutes ago
Why she has to change 3 times ?? Constantly she's spending thousands thousands £££ ..for nothing.. She's nothing like humanitarian.. Meme was prepared to get PH and knew it how to to attract him with all her fake stuff.. Wake up Harry..
So9, Sussex, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
Still I do believe what her ex best friend said and her close family and other friend's all truth . Calculated, selfish , fake humanitarian and social climbers. She can do anything if she's benefit from.it. Why PH didn't signed the Pre nup with this fake meme. Hope it's gonna make him cry
Kynren, Newcastle, United Kingdom, moments ago
This trip might signal the end to M@H She will be consorting with her friends Jessica and Ben, Harry will be an outsider, because they have no history together Harry is treated like an also-ran She really does have him by the b**lls
Polyxena, Nowhereinparticular, United States, moments ago
Even if the Duchess of Excess and her man child are paying for the clothes and bestie out of their own pockets, the optics of this are still awful - and they are a vulgar display of material wealth.
swimtosea, Funnytown, United States, moments ago
If fitting in was MM priority, she would not continue to use a social climber friend that dresses like a social climber friend. If MM really wanted to look regal, she could. She's choosing all of this. Harry the Clown Prince is just looking more and more unkept, depressed, and strange lately. There is nothing cheerful about him these days. She is isolating herself and its her own fault. Let the chips fall where they may.  :thumbsup:
LightDweller, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 15 minutes ago
Harry thought that he could get away with anything because of our affection for him - the N a z i costume, marrying this sordid actress, allowing her to spend £1 million on clothes in six months, attending events high on whatever substances. He thinks that we will overlook it all. I'm proud that we're teaching him a lesson that we are NOT the fools he takes us for... :dontknow:
-what lesson are we teaching him? He's on the verge of taking his tacky actress wife down under as a rep for the UK and the royal family. A lesson would be to have him sent off like the Duke of Windsor and his tacky wife was.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 14, 2018, 05:22:33 pm
Swimtosea is right. She's choosing this.

I hope she makes slightly better choices on the tour. The tour reflects on the monarchy, but I don't think they really care.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on October 14, 2018, 08:48:25 pm
They are now in Sydney where the media and the motorcade are awaiting them to leave the airport to go the Admiralty House which is the Sydney home of the Governor-General. Harry has stayed there before and William and Kate were there in 2014.

There are reports that a number of Aussie designers have sent clothes to KP from which she may select some clothes. They won't know until she wears them if she has chosen any but they will be hopeful - remember that she saved and Aussie brand by wearing one handbag. Oroton was in receivership which means that it was about to close its doors but she used one handbag and now the company is doing very well again.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 14, 2018, 08:52:05 pm
I would think that she will use designers from the countries she visits. That is a smart move and she is not stupid by any means.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on October 14, 2018, 08:59:30 pm
The reporters have just confirmed that there are no tiara events on this tour (they probably need the tiaras for the State Banquet for the Dutch King and Queen which Harry and Meghan are missing while on this tour).


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 09:00:10 pm
The Royals touch down in Sydney! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at dawn for Australian and Pacific tour with a ten-person entourage
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Sydney for their first major international tour since getting married.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle arrived in the harbour city just before sunrise on Monday on a British Airways flight.

The couple will have a low-key start to their Australian tour, with official duties not starting until Tuesday.

A heavy police presence greeted the couple at Sydney Airport, ready to whisk the Royals away to their hotel.

They also had a ten-person entourage in tow.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275285/Prince-Harry-Meghan-arrive-dawn-Australian-tour-ten-person-entourage.html

I guess pictures will be published soon as now there's none in the DM. No comments so far on the article either.
I don't get this tour as it's a waste of money and won't endear the public to keep the monarchy as the head of state or want to keep paying for Harry and his floozy expensive vapid wife. What's the royal family doing? People laugh at her but she's now taken her tacky self international as a rep of the royal family and the UK. The endless pitures of her messing up and Harry looking miserable won't be good for anyone. Why was this marriage allowed as well now this tour?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: YooperModerator on October 14, 2018, 09:05:20 pm
What a bore.  A very expensive bore.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on October 14, 2018, 09:07:21 pm
They event got the arrival information wrong. The media here have been saying they were on the BA flight from London which landed at 6.00 but in fact they are on the QANTAS flight which is just landing now - hopefully this time.

Channel 7 are actually showing the touchdown as I type. It is down now.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 09:23:13 pm
What I find disgusting's all the gas lighting that she's done, the blatant using the royal family to make money, her family drama,her looking like a cheap hire whilst out on engagements with Harry and other things, but she's still there doing the same thing and the royal family just carries on as if this is normal, everyday behavior from a supposed member of the family.
Why's the press getting something simple as to what fight they're on wrong? This is going to be a bad tour and the IG will not be successful just like in Toronto; sorry to be so negative, but there's nothing possitive where this mess is concerned. Harry appears bipolar at times as well as a hypocrite as he wants to help people but is squiring around a vapid woman that's all about herself and building her brand; MM, Duchess of Sussex. That's why his image has taken a major hit and will continue to slide downwards as this farce continues on this tour. I really don't get what the positive points are for this tour as now it should be all about the IG only.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on October 14, 2018, 09:41:14 pm
They are now on their way to Admiralty House. There were some people calling out to welcome them to Sydney. They would have been airport staff as the area where their motorcade was is restricted. This is normal for VIPs not just the royals.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 14, 2018, 09:56:12 pm
They've gotten the flight wrong... It does not bode well for this tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 09:57:08 pm
Pictures.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179055124343/theroyalweekly-meghan-is-wearing-the-same-coat
She seems to be the only one wearing a coat and a sweater. It's the same outfit she had on in that picture of her and Harry holding the IG flag. Harry's just in a shirt, other people in jackets, Meghan in a winter coat. It's getting warmer in that part of the world as it's going into spring so why is she's dressed for the weather in the Western hemisphere.  ???

^getting the flag wrong's only the beginning to this messed up tour.  :cookie:

About the timing of the IG.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179055080513/the-invictus-games-has-been-poorly-timed-sydney

I hope the ausie press doesn't hod back and Harry gets an earful from the IG organizers for bringing this woman to the games. The vets might be too polite to boo him when he has the nerve to take to the stage during the opening ceremonies, but I hope others do.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 14, 2018, 10:02:21 pm
^ More black. I shouldn't be surprised. Has this woman never seen a color wheel?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: meememe on October 14, 2018, 10:03:52 pm
I am wondering if they actually were misinformed or whether they did what I know has happened with others in the past when QANTAS used Singapore as its hub from Australia to Britain - and left the UK on the BA flight and then waited in Singapore for the extra hour to do the second leg on QANTAS. If that was the case I can understand the confusion if they were seen leaving on BA it would a reasonable assumption that they would get the BA connection in Singapore.

Whatever happened they are now here and on their way for their only rest day while here so get ready for 16 days of wall to wall coverage from the Aussie networks on this tour.

They are currently on the Harbour Bridge and will soon be out of sight for the rest of the day.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 10:31:37 pm
The Royals touch down in Australia! Meghan Markle beams as she arrives in Sydney with Prince Harry before jumping into a car and heading to Admiralty House for a quiet start to their first tour as a married couple
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Sydney for their first major international tour since getting married.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle were seen holding hands when they arrived in the harbour city early on Monday morning.  

It had been thought the Royal couple arrived into Sydney on a British Airways flight but it was later confirmed the pair had flown in on a Qantas A380 from London via Singapore.

The stylish Duchess of Sussex was dressed casually for the occasion as she donned a black turtle-neck top, with a dark-coloured blazer featuring maroon lapel and cuff.  

As she stepped on Australian soil for the very first time, all eyes were on Meghan, who was carrying two purple folders, as she made her way to the waiting motorcade with her Royal husband.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275285/Prince-Harry-Meghan-arrive-dawn-Australian-tour-ten-person-entourage.html

As usual, holding her hand and looking sheepish as she beems and waves to her adoring fans.  :bored:  It's annoying reading all the stuff about this woman that's been proven true but yet she's actual on a tour overseas representing the British royal family.  :o  Absolutely nothing happens to her. She's gust gets on with her game and Harry and the royal family just follows. It's like nothing ever seen before. All this is telling the tax paying public that partially support the oral family is that they can be brought, sold and used for profit as Meghan's been doing since she was first linked to Harry.
I'd love for something major to happen like a sex scandal like the blogs have been saying as they say that she has nudes on the dark web that will get released, but I'm not holing my breath for anything to happen. Harry's pretty much done now, imo as his tacky wife comes out on top every time no matter what she does.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 14, 2018, 11:02:58 pm
^ And that's what's so laughable. Everyone knows her past. And yet, she's now lauded in the press as this archetype of idealized princess-hood. I'm not very articulate right now about it. I just think the falsity worthy of comment.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 14, 2018, 11:09:59 pm
Doesn't look pregnant to me in these recent photos. Could be but very early. So all the coat gossip is nonsense. She just has no real fashion style.  And she doesn't look that attractive in these initial photos.  what a scam.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 11:20:00 pm
https://66.media.tumblr.com/7edef7fded1e7fc4130c422d70565bdc/tumblr_pglxzgaASA1uh38om_540.jpg
I'm glad that this chap knows that they fake things for the camera. Looking at her you just know she wants to come off like she's been studying up on things as she's carrying those large files. It's to sad to laugh at a blood royal prince escorting his h* around and putting her up to speak on woman's issues as well as take her around young people. He's saying by his actions that it's ok to be a recently divorced, cold, heartless fake humanitarian merchandising h* who dimisses her dad, plays the race card with her mum and keeps company with the likes of shady people like Jessica and Marcus.  bignono


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 14, 2018, 11:22:53 pm
The lady in the red jacket in the DM's expression is appropriate. Also, I just noticed how full on Meghan's acting mode is in some of these photographs. Compare her big, open-mouthed smile to Harry's more subdued expression in one of the photos and I think we have a good summation of their roles in their relationship.

She's the center. The star.

And he's the grandson of the Sovereign.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 14, 2018, 11:32:34 pm
But this has been going on the minute she became linked to Harry with her tacky leaks on social media. Right after the statement got published, she was seen with Marcus swanning around the Four Seasons. It went full throttle with her during the Toronto IG where Harry brought her to he tennis match and seen overboard after the engagement. She's the star of the show but the question is why she's allowed to be? Why did Camilla say that she's the star when the engagement was announced? Why's she allowed to just do what she wants with the royal family just going along? It's beyond bizarre.
Skippy, the tumblr blogger's on about supporting Harry because he's being blackmailed by her and her backers. Felix and Jersey seem now to be on Meghan's side or just not being truthful about her in a way that people might consider bullying as they say that didn't work. So I don't know wht a powerful organization like the British royal family would end up in a position where one of their loved member would end up marrying his blackmailer. Nothing makes sense at all, especially Harry's claim about wanting to help the younger generation when he's married to her. I don't buy the blackmailing angle because when does it end? The blackmailer won by getting this chick in the royal family, no?

Royally chic! Meghan Markle cuts a glamorous figure in a stylish black coat and turtle-neck - as she and Prince Harry touch down in Sydney
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6275489/Meghan-Markle-cuts-glamorous-figure-Prince-Harry-touch-Sydney.html
All about this tacky woman and Harry's the afterthought;  2 weeks of this bs.  :bored: :bored: :bored:
Of course the dumb coments are calling people who rightly point out why they don't like her are jelous and hatters.  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 15, 2018, 12:53:35 am
The DM keeps harping on the "pregnancy."


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 15, 2018, 01:09:58 am
Why? Nothing's funny about this situation.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179059703458/fun-for-us
I;ve found only one positive aspect as to why she's allowed this tour and it's the Austrailian press isn't under the tight restrictions of the UK press and will actually report the truth about this woman. The massive build up and leading with her name in every article so far has to give the press something in return and that's to bring her back down and expose what this whole thing's about; why she's fast tracked into the royal family and now given this tour that's really  a massive waste of time and money.
It's hard to listen to Harry go on about things that's clearly contradictory as to the choice of wife. She's done humaintarian work for class projects and for pr image, isn't committed to men as she's divorced after less than two years of marriage and cheated on Corey with Harry. She;s not a woman that he should be with if he wanted to keep his private life from overshadowing events. Now look at him playing 2nd fiddle to this trashy vapid attention seeking aging minor actress. Who would've thought this would be his fate as a few years ago he was the Man hlping his fellow vets with the IG opportunity.  :dontknow: Now she;s going to give a speech at the closing of IG. This is the level that he's gone down to. I might have to take a break from this becasue it's taking me only into a negative place and life's too short to be fixating on the negative.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 15, 2018, 02:05:12 am
The DM is harping on the pregnancy because they have to talk about something now that all the weddings are done and there will be a pregnancy coming at some point.  they're just harping on the pregnancy cuz that's the next thing. After that they may be harping on the divorce.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 15, 2018, 02:16:12 am
Well Harry should be happy now that he has someone to join him on tours so he won't be lonely


Ugh this is going be a long week


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: windsor2 on October 15, 2018, 03:30:01 am
^he’s actually alone as he’s with a woman that pushes ahead of him and dominates the conversation. She acts like people are there to see her and treats Harry as a mere side person to be ignored. I don’t get why the vets would want to see him if the rumours true that the organizers couldn’t get him to do anything for these games and he was demanding that Meghan speak at the closing ceremonies. He’s looking more and more like a bloke that was brought and paid for by Soho House, complete with marrying their house girl. It’s beyond the pale watching this continue to go on as this tart’s elevated to this level that can influence young women that she’s going to meet on this tour.

Unfit for a prince! Harry and Meghan are given a VERY grotty welcome to Sydney as they drive through streets littered with broken furniture and household junk dumped on footpaths

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were greeted by piles of rubbish as they arrived in Kirribilli on Monday

The royal couple were visiting Admiralty House, the Governor-General's Sydney residence

Early morning arrival meant items from North Sydney Council's household waste clean up day was still there

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275793/Streets-littered-household-junk-greet-Harry-Meghan-arrive-Sydney.html
Good. Trash meets with trash.

Meghan Markle sparks pregnancy rumours as she arrives in Australia carrying TWO purple folders in front of her stomach

Speculation is rife as to whether the Duchess is pregnant after arriving in Sydney

The folders she was carrying built on growing rumours she is expecting a baby

Others thought Meghan Markle was simply trying to stay organised for the tour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touched down in the city on Monday morning

They will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand and this year's Invictus Games

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275945/Meghan-Markle-sparks-pregnancy-rumours-arriving-Australia-purple-folders-stomach.html

Dumb game she’s playing as she won’t be able to wear coats throughout the trip. She’s going to use this strategy for as long as she can as it’ll eleviate the criticism when she messes up.
This could also backfire if the truth about if she can actually get pregnant isn’t gossip as she allegedly told Trevor that she can’t have children. She was scared of Trevor spilling the beans about something that the DM reported that she had someone visit him on her behalf to pay him off to keep quiet.
She manages to keep the press talking about her though so expect more of these tactics throughout this tour as Harry fades into the background.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Demeter on October 15, 2018, 03:31:49 am
^ There's nothing more lonely than a bumpy marriage, generally speaking.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand Oct 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 15, 2018, 04:25:20 am
It’s not like he didn’t have plenty of clues that she’s not the marrying kind, especially for someone in his position, so I don’t feel sorry now he’s looking like a complete idiot as he says one thing but is contradicted by his choice of her. Odd how mixed signals have been goven throughout by Harry but the farce continues on with him now taking this to another IG in Australia. The blogs have been good at pointing out the things that are wrong with her and this situation and have been correct on numerous occasions regarding her doing unsavory things that would’ve gotten any other woman booted out by Harry, but this woman can take roles that objectify women, can cheat on her live-in boyfriend, constantly show her breast in ill fitting clothes with or without a bra, use Muslim women’s tragedy to act as an author of a book and this woman’s going to meet and talk about women’s issues during the tour. I don’t get it and am tired of reading about how she’s going to get hers and she won’t be around much longer and the dirt about her will be exposed letting us know what this is all about. I just believe now that nothing will happen and that Harry will continue to give mixed signals and go hot and cold with her but is with the nasty creature and leaving her to do as she pleases. This is too much of a Wallace/David vibe for me. I’m not interested in watching this woman’s show now to commence down under and watch decent people have to not and scrap to someone like her and Harry looking like a complete fool. It’d be really nice if something major happened to get this woman gone back to the States, but ...... yeah, nothing’s going to happen but the usual bs.  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 15, 2018, 06:14:34 am
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Unfit for a prince! Harry and Meghan are given a VERY grotty welcome to Sydney as they drive through streets littered with broken furniture and household junk dumped on footpaths

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were greeted by piles of rubbish as they arrived in Kirribilli on Monday
The royal couple were visiting Admiralty House, the Governor-General's Sydney residence
Early morning arrival meant items from North Sydney Council's household waste clean up day was still there
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275793/Streets-littered-household-junk-greet-Harry-Meghan-arrive-Sydney.html
Good. Trash meets with trash.

This is sending a signal; usually the streets would be spic and span, not trashed and unsightly. Usually royals have the best possible scenery provided. I wonder if the Aussie government is sending a message that they are not going to go to too much trouble to provide a perfectly pristine surroundings for the BRF from here on out.

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I don’t get why the vets would want to see him if the rumours true that the organizers couldn’t get him to do anything for these games

I suspected that he was just ornamental; I do not believe he actually wanted to do the heavy lifting and I do not think he actually wanted to sit in on meetings and
actually pay attention to the details. It is a brilliant idea and has made a hugely positive change, but really, he failed to really immerse himself and that is a real letdown.

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and he was demanding that Meghan speak at the closing ceremonies.

I think he's lost his mind and I do think he is unaware that there is a huge amount of hostility towards Meg by the public. If anyone should be speaking, it would be him or should be someone who helped pull all of it together. I also think his demands are a power trip and clearly he fancies he has the right to autocratically made demands.

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He’s looking more and more like a bloke that was brought and paid for by Soho House, complete with marrying their house girl. It’s beyond the pale watching this continue to go on as this tart’s elevated to this level that can influence young women that she’s going to meet on this tour.

What I don't get, is WHY he allowed himself to be a bought and paid for via Soho House; with his position and resources, all he has to do is charity work and get engaged diplomatically and he would be untouchable. All he had to do is get a world class education and build his own contacts/connections and he would be set. Instead he and his brother let themselves be bought and paid for by the Middletons and Soho and let the tabloids decide their wives for them. It's not like either prince actually needed money or a large family (what with cousins by the dozen and other extended family via the royals around the world) so what kind of charm Meg and Kate had for them, I will never know. Neither prince needed Meg or Kate to reach out to their people and they had all they needed in abundance.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Val on October 15, 2018, 09:05:26 am
Comments everywhere that they are visiting the right country first with Megan’s mother having been in prison for several years.  The Press and public are not going to let this be forgotten.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 15, 2018, 05:18:56 pm
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Unfit for a prince! Harry and Meghan are given a VERY grotty welcome to Sydney as they drive through streets littered with broken furniture and household junk dumped on footpaths

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were greeted by piles of rubbish as they arrived in Kirribilli on Monday
The royal couple were visiting Admiralty House, the Governor-General's Sydney residence
Early morning arrival meant items from North Sydney Council's household waste clean up day was still there
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275793/Streets-littered-household-junk-greet-Harry-Meghan-arrive-Sydney.html
Good. Trash meets with trash.

This is sending a signal; usually the streets would be spic and span, not trashed and unsightly. Usually royals have the best possible scenery provided. I wonder if the Aussie government is sending a message that they are not going to go to too much trouble to provide a perfectly pristine surroundings for the BRF from here on out.

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I don’t get why the vets would want to see him if the rumours true that the organizers couldn’t get him to do anything for these games

I suspected that he was just ornamental; I do not believe he actually wanted to do the heavy lifting and I do not think he actually wanted to sit in on meetings and
actually pay attention to the details. It is a brilliant idea and has made a hugely positive change, but really, he failed to really immerse himself and that is a real letdown.

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and he was demanding that Meghan speak at the closing ceremonies.

I think he's lost his mind and I do think he is unaware that there is a huge amount of hostility towards Meg by the public. If anyone should be speaking, it would be him or should be someone who helped pull all of it together. I also think his demands are a power trip and clearly he fancies he has the right to autocratically made demands.

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He’s looking more and more like a bloke that was brought and paid for by Soho House, complete with marrying their house girl. It’s beyond the pale watching this continue to go on as this tart’s elevated to this level that can influence young women that she’s going to meet on this tour.

What I don't get, is WHY he allowed himself to be a bought and paid for via Soho House; with his position and resources, all he has to do is charity work and get engaged diplomatically and he would be untouchable. All he had to do is get a world class education and build his own contacts/connections and he would be set. Instead he and his brother let themselves be bought and paid for by the Middletons and Soho and let the tabloids decide their wives for them. It's not like either prince actually needed money or a large family (what with cousins by the dozen and other extended family via the royals around the world) so what kind of charm Meg and Kate had for them, I will never know. Neither prince needed Meg or Kate to reach out to their people and they had all they needed in abundance.

I think the royal courtiers review the DM comments and know. But not everybody dislikes Meghan certainly not in the media. People and Us magazines and the like write adoring articles about her and Kate.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Snowpea on October 15, 2018, 06:15:43 pm
Rubbish for gutter girl - appropriate.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: lesken on October 15, 2018, 09:58:26 pm
Those mags are bought and paid for by people associated with London. They don't ever write the real truth. And granted the real truth may be better than we think. Maybe worse.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Cali San D on October 15, 2018, 11:35:47 pm
And it begins

Why announce, the bump looks like bloating/gas. I believed she announced so that she could get free baby gifts, like Kate got gifts when they took George.

https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1051958761756221443?s=19

https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1051956940136300544?s=19


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 15, 2018, 11:42:52 pm

Never been happier! Delighted Meghan and Harry step out on the first official engagement of their tour to Australia - hours after revealing their baby joy
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6279257/Meghan-Harry-step-official-engagement-Australia-tour.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 16, 2018, 01:00:08 am

https://mobile.twitter.com/samanthalowcock/status/1051980730115416065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjwo30%2Fstatus%2F1051972080109940736

A lot of TV channels here following this. There has been coverage of the Sussexes and the GG. There was a pair of cute ugg boots given and a toy kangaroo. Then on to the zoo to see a live koala, which Harry scratched on its back!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 20-27
Post by: sandy on October 16, 2018, 01:15:29 am
Those mags are bought and paid for by people associated with London. They don't ever write the real truth. And granted the real truth may be better than we think. Maybe worse.

the royal columnist for People is British and never has anything bad to say about any of them.

People and US are not the gutter press like OK and In Touch. OK had an article that Kate and Meghan are both pregnant and will deliver the same day.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 16, 2018, 01:39:52 am
Rebecca English
‏Harry and Meghan have left Taronga Zoo by boat, heading for Sydney Opera House #RoyalVisitAustralia
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpluZZoXcAAjSSk.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CarryingOn on October 16, 2018, 02:02:11 am
Amazingly enough, this tour is even more boring, useless, and holi-tour than Willnot and Kannot's visit and its only just started. Absolutely mind blown.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 16, 2018, 02:08:27 am
This tour is like watching paint dry, except paint drying actually has a purpose.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 16, 2018, 02:13:56 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpl2fPLU8AATTij.jpg
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews

@byEmilyAndrews
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1052003969222860805
Video: #HarryandMegan are engrossed in the powerful performances of Bangarra Dance theatre inside Sydney Opera House. #RoyalVisitAUS


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 02:20:47 am
It's a crying shame, isn't it. The tour has no purpose, that's why it's boring. Just watching these two swan around on bassically on holiday is a smack in the face to people who are struggling to make ends meet but still have to have part of their taxes support this kind of thing. The pregnancy announcement seemed to have ticked up the press but hopefully, they'll disburse and cover actual news worthy things. It's going to get very boring for the press covering her posing for the camera and Harry giving his odd hand movements and bipolar behavior. It's odd that a pregnant woman would still be allowed to go on this trip and go to countries with the Zika virus, but Megahn's not one to pass up a free meel or holiday.
 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 16, 2018, 03:41:22 am
Well, have to had it to Grating MeAgain - she made somebody else's wedding and day plus a tour across the world all about HER.

Still, why was Harry THAT p##sed at her at the wedding. hmmm.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 16, 2018, 03:43:25 am

'Hey you can't give flowers that big to my wife!': The hilarious moment Prince Harry playfully scolds a royal fan for gifting a large bouquet to Meghan Markle at Taronga Zoo

Prince Harry has hilariously told off a crowd of Australian spectators at Taronga Zoo after a spectator handed Meghan Markle a large bouquet of flowers.

The gesture, which was caught on video, shows the very relaxed couple entering the Sydney sanctuary surrounded by police guard and their entourage.

A lavish floral gift was handed to the Duchess of Sussex, who looked stunning in a white Karen Gee midi dress on her first appearance since announcing their pregnancy. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6280145/The-HILARIOUS-moment-Prince-Harry-scolds-member-public-handing-bouquet-flowers.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CarryingOn on October 16, 2018, 03:46:01 am
^^^ Nothing but strange from the beginning.

This tour is like watching paint dry, except paint drying actually has a purpose.

Yup. At least with paint you know that when its dried your interior vision will bring you peace. These two dish!ts who serve absolutely no purpose just nothing.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: deGuernsey on October 16, 2018, 03:54:19 am
Well, have to had it to Grating MeAgain - she made somebody else's wedding and day plus a tour across the world all about HER.

Still, why was Harry THAT p##sed at her at the wedding. hmmm.
Maybe because Murky made his cousins special day all about herself? Maybe he had enough sense and self respect to tell her to wait until the wedding was over before she talked about it? At least I hope he did. Surely he isn't that cruel to his cousin? Selfish tw+t. At least CafeMom took her to task for trying to one up Eugenie on Eugenies special day. :bat: Just unnecessary and smug. :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 04:29:41 am
Articles lead with her as this is her tour. Harry playing the sideline comedian is quite sad. Hard to believe that he's fallen down this low now. I find his mix signals, happy, sad, manic behavior annoying as he does look like he needs professional help. She's oblivious to his moods as she's lapping up all the attention and gifts. Harry might as well not be there.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 16, 2018, 04:34:00 am
Well I've been watching the first day of the tour on two channels of Aussie TV and there is no way that Harry is playing second lead. The TV commentators have been praising him and regard him as a great guy. Excellent turnout by the public at Taronga Park Zoo, ten deep in places, with the Aussie public pleased to see them. They opened a research facility at the zoo (Harry made an off the cuff speech there which was well-received) and got a stuffed koala for the baby. Then it was onto the Harbour and Opera House, where Harry met Daphne the war widow again (seen on previous visits) and introduced her to Meghan. The weather's been brilliant, lots of sunshine.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 16, 2018, 06:16:47 am
Articles lead with her as this is her tour. Harry playing the sideline comedian is quite sad. Hard to believe that he's fallen down this low now. I find his mix signals, happy, sad, manic behavior annoying as he does look like he needs professional help. She's oblivious to his moods as she's lapping up all the attention and gifts. Harry might as well not be there.

I think Harry is, for the first time in his life, out of sync with the public mood. He is clearly having problems getting back his old footing and as for Meg, she is merrily scooping up press and gifts and to her, Harry is her sidepiece, her accessory. His only purpose is to serve as her way into her new life.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 16, 2018, 06:29:01 am
I don't think anyone who has seen any of the live footage from Aussie TV channels today (not just clips) could possibly say that Harry hasn't played a full part as a senior Royal. He opened a facility at the zoo, made a speech, was greeted just as enthusiastically as Meghan by the Sydney crowds. Perhaps even more so, as he is popular here. He certainly wasn't ignored, diminished or made a fool of.

According to this ITV report Harry and Meghan informed the Queen and Prince Philip of the pregnancy days before the wedding (presumably by phone) and almost certainly Charles and William and Kate as well. It was only at the wedding when they were all gathered together, that the others were able to congratulate the couple in person.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f34/harry-and-meghan-are-expecting-baby-due-spring-2019-a-45644-13.html#post2159737


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Val on October 16, 2018, 07:35:08 am
DM and other forum typical comment

‘If a surrogate is carrying the child as they did for William and Kate it doesn’t matter where they go regarding risk.’


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 16, 2018, 08:00:11 am
Afternoon reception at Admiraly House, with tea and beer. Harry made a speech.

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/royal-tour-day-1-prince-harry-and-meghan-start-official-tour/news-story/ebeaff2eeb9e52770e2fc7cdabc89546

Close watchers of Meghan on other forums, Twitter and elsewhere, have been noting subtle changes in waistline, Meghan's more rounded face, and her chest area for several weeks. About a dozen that I read called it for definite last Friday when she wore the navy dress and coat.  Some are saying she's probably about 16 weeks. It may Ve an early April birth.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 16, 2018, 10:02:05 am
Didn´t look fat in that cream frock did she, she looked preggers in the engagement photo, far more so than now.  Many forums, blogs, social media are saying she is using a surrogate, time will tell.  See how she fares with this tour.  Also people from on the ground in Australia are saying they have little interest in her, the media are ordered to make it seem good, they have no choice.  I recall the dorky bill medd and council cath in Australia, attended some event or other.  Told it was a sell out, enormous turn out.  When the truth came out it could hold 15k people, just over 5k attended and the couldn´t even give the tickets away.  I personally do not believe all that the media tries to push out to the public. Give it a few months and the truth will out, always does.  They are taking a real bashing on the internet, especially about outing it at PE´s wedding and then releasing it to press on the Infant Loss day  -  bad timing for them on both counts, it has rankled many people across the globe.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 16, 2018, 11:42:01 am
I don't see much if any interest in the media here - surprising, because there's always some small blurb somewhere. Maybe I'm not looking or maybe I don't even care?  lol

Did the dates of the tour suddenly change?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 12:24:22 pm
She looks pregnant here. She wasn’t. This was pre Harry. She seems to have an odd flabby waist area.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/179106167043

The tour’s boring. Harry doing the same thing over and over and her enjoying her day in the spotlight is too nauseating to see. Harry can’t get his spark back as he lost that and his believability and respect when he was linked to a vapid  narc actress who does whatever she wants and gets away with it. This isn’t a royal tour as the royal is acting like a celebrity accompanying his ‘megastar wife’ as she the centre and focus.  :bored:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/c1f2173cb00572139c0f5a4e231af3b8/tumblr_pgoiy3DBa71uh38om_540.jpg
Harry will go on by himself whilst Meghan hangs out with her cohorts and party. Jessica should be showing her plastic face soon.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 16, 2018, 01:31:51 pm
Meghan met the well-known Aussie singer Missy Higgins and her baby daughter at the reception tea at Admiralty House. Afterwards Missy put this online, following her conversation with Meghan at the party. Meghan is, according to this, four months pregnant or thereabouts, putting conception back to at least late June.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo_Z79vnbgL/


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Stargazer on October 16, 2018, 01:52:05 pm
^Missy Higgins is a beautiful soul.

The media is full of them here, and the ABC is running promotions for the Invictus Games, it’s really wall to wall coverage. The Governor General put her in her place when they led out with the GG and Harry in front Megs and the GGs wife next and other dignitaries behind. Harry led the walk around with Megs following with the Premier of NSW at one point and Harry calling her over a number of times. I agree with Rosella, he is not coming across as her lap dog. I was shocked that they either ignorantly or deliberately upstaged Eugenie with the baby announcement and thought they could have left it till they returned to the UK. I certainly hope we taxpayers are not funding Jessica!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 16, 2018, 02:10:39 pm
I don't see much if any interest in the media here - surprising, because there's always some small blurb somewhere. Maybe I'm not looking or maybe I don't even care?  lol

Did the dates of the tour suddenly change?

No, I’ve seen no interest and heard about a lot of disinterest.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 16, 2018, 03:20:54 pm
Well he is being guided by the Aussies not to be her lap dog at this last affair. Left to his own, he is from what I have seen. That is the nature of their relationship. It may change in time and most likely will.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 16, 2018, 03:43:48 pm
The media is full of them here, and the ABC is running promotions for the Invictus Games, it’s really wall to wall coverage. The Governor General put her in her place when they led out with the GG and Harry in front Megs and the GGs wife next and other dignitaries behind. Harry led the walk around with Megs following with the Premier of NSW at one point and Harry calling her over a number of times. I agree with Rosella, he is not coming across as her lap dog. I was shocked that they either ignorantly or deliberately upstaged Eugenie with the baby announcement and thought they could have left it till they returned to the UK. I certainly hope we taxpayers are not funding Jessica!

I think you are funding Jessica and I do believe that while Harry isn't her lapdog, he is not energetic enough to stand up to her domineering ways.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 16, 2018, 03:44:28 pm
Windsor men I think like to be dominated sometimes. It's in their genes IMO.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 16, 2018, 03:48:16 pm
That was true about Uncle Edward for sure.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CarryingOn on October 16, 2018, 04:31:24 pm
She looks pregnant here. She wasn’t. This was pre Harry. She seems to have an odd flabby waist area.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/179106167043

The tour’s boring. Harry doing the same thing over and over and her enjoying her day in the spotlight is too nauseating to see. Harry can’t get his spark back as he lost that and his believability and respect when he was linked to a vapid  narc actress who does whatever she wants and gets away with it. This isn’t a royal tour as the royal is acting like a celebrity accompanying his ‘megastar wife’ as she the centre and focus.  :bored:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/c1f2173cb00572139c0f5a4e231af3b8/tumblr_pgoiy3DBa71uh38om_540.jpg
Harry will go on by himself whilst Meghan hangs out with her cohorts and party. Jessica should be showing her plastic face soon.

She definitely has a sort of weird flabby body in the midsection. She also likes to stand certain ways to push her stomach out. When she stands upright, you can't see anything. When she's thrusting her stomach forward, what's there looks like bloat from gas, a big lunch, or just a weird midsection. There was no need to announce a pregnancy at Eugenie's wedding or before this tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 16, 2018, 04:46:04 pm
It was up to then. The wedding and festivities were over when it became public knowledge. And now Pippa is in the limelight the day after! Although not a royal. Carole must be rejoicing


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 04:53:09 pm
What a sad bunch of so called men then; taking up with trashy common commoner wives.
Four month pregnant, really? Harry’s said to be an emotional wreck as if he just found out that she’s expecting. Look at the events they’ve done since June and you’ll see she wasn’t pregnant. During the youth awards, she was in heels having a ball thrown to her that could’ve easily hit her stomach. During the visit to Sussex, when they were watching something and she was holding onto Harry’s hand, he extracted it to put his hands in front of him and sort of pulled her up when what they were watching ended. All this attention lavished on her is sickening. The only positive is that IG’s is getting heavy promotion.

Meghan's entourage arrives! Duchess' mother-of-three best friend and 'stylist' Jessica Mulroney and husband are spotted in Sydney
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6281393/PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-Picking-supplies-Meghan-Jessica-Mulroney-shops-7-11-store.html
Funny she gets to have her vapid best friend join the tour, but Harry’s said in the past that he wishes his friends could join him, but not allowed.

^^true. She a nasty narc and was jealous of an actual princess getting married. She must’ve been fuming at all of the coverage that Eugenie was getting and that she came up with this scheme. I hope she does give an interview to the Canadian press as was rumored she will. That should really get the British press to go ballistic as they should. Her “pregnancy” will shield her from the brutal Australian press is the thinking.
^she was vying for the press when she arrived at Eugenie’s wedding hence the headlines in numerous articles. Telling the royal family at Eugenie’s wedding and right before the tour makes no sense because she would’ve been advised to stay in London and let Harry go by himself.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 16, 2018, 05:33:15 pm
Not sure if this already on here. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6275793/Streets-littered-household-junk-greet-Harry-Meghan-arrive-Sydney.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 05:41:07 pm
Even a royal pregnancy and the stunning new bride are not enough to quash Australia's republican cause despite Harry and Meghan mania sweeping the country
Royal mania reached fever pitch in Australia today as thousands of mask-wearing, flag-waving fans jostled outside the Opera House to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan.
Jubilant girls held up signs saying 'I gave up perfect school attendance to see you' while excited mothers and fathers bellowed 'welcome to Sydney.'

This morning, all major Australian newspapers had the couple on their front pages with triumphant congratulations for their baby news.

'True Blue Baby Joy,' said The West Australian. 'You little beauty!' sang Tasmania's Mercury as the New South Wales premier said it was 'so exciting' to welcome the pair to her state.

At first glance, the hysteria may suggest that Australia's strong republican movement is losing traction as this younger, 'more relevant' crop of royals take centre stage.

The reality, however, is much more nuanced. Prominent republicans in Australia have welcomed Harry and Meghan and do not see the apparent outpouring of support as a threat to their movement which they insist is growing.

The chair of Australian Republic Movement, Peter FitzSimons, compares adoration for the royals in Australia to that in American where there is also no appetite for the British monarch to reign.

He said the 'charismatic young royals' were welcome in Australia - and they will still be welcome if Australia becomes a republic.

'The @AusRepublic movement going fine! The visiting royals doesn't change that remotely. Watch this space,' he tweeted.

FitzSimons, and others in his camp, insist the reason the royals are popular is not because they are members of the constitutional monarchy but because they are tiara-wearing celebrities who have extravagant weddings.

In other words, Harry and Meghan's celebrity status is what draws the crowds, rather than any loyalty to the monarchy itself.

A new poll released on Monday backed up that claim, showing 52 per cent of Australians support the country becoming a republic, with only 22 per cent supporting the monarchy.

Support for dropping the British monarch as Australia's head of state was strongest among those aged 25 to 34, while those aged over 65 were happiest to keep on with the status quo, the poll by ResearchNow found.  

Dr Giselle Bastin, a royal expert at Flinders University in South Australia, said the young royals' social activism was what gained them support among the younger generation who are not loyal to the monarchy.

Both Harry and Meghan champion the environment, education, public health and Indigenous rights - while Meghan is renowned for her ardent feminism.

'I think young people might be a bit indifferent about where royalty sits in terms of our constitution,' Dr Giselle told Hack.

'In some ways it suggests to me that the royals have gone beyond constitutional monarchy.

'They have certain interests and you'll find those interests are ones that align with many young people's interests... they engage the hearts and minds of the young.'

Australian republicans have been pushing to ditch the monarchy since before their country was federated in 1901.

They narrowly lost the last referendum in 1998 because the republican vote was split on the method proposed for selection of a president.

Many commentators say it is likely the republicans will push for another vote not too long after the Princes Charles takes the throne.

Royal fan Jordan, 14, gave school a miss in the hope of having a chat to Meghan. 'I want to give her a hug,' he told News.com.au.

Some people had travelled from outside Sydney to have a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a prince.

Fan Lauren Smith, 22, drove from Ashfield to see Meghan as she entered the Kirribilli address.

She told the Daily Telegraph she was prepared to head to other Royal engagements while the couple were in the country.

The couple's winning ways are impressing politicians too. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken of his excitement over the couple's tour of the country.

'It's a great thrill having the royals come out. They just fill people with hope. I think it will be a great visit.'    

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6281405/Poll-shows-half-voters-want-kick-monarchy.html

Comments:
KB, England, United Kingdom, 4 minutes ago
Sorry, but why would people stand behind metal barriers shouting and waving little flags to welcome an ex cable tv actress who took her kit off on screen and emulated certain acts? Why would they bow and curtsy to a woman like that, a divorcee who has dumped her whole family and friends, because they no longer fit in with her self image? And why would people support a greedy, lazy couple who spend money like water, rubbing our noses in their privilege and obscene wealth? I say it is time for them to go and get jobs and earn respect from people, not demand it. The fawning by the media over these two is truly sickening. I don't know anyone who likes them.

Grumpy Kat, Florida, United States, 5 minutes ago
By the time those two are back off to Britain, the poll will be three fourths in favor of a republic.

You know the British royal family should hang its head in shame because this slapper of a woman’s getting praised for nothing. Harry looks like a complete hypocrite and a fool with her. The press is praising her up like she is Diana who actually was worth all of the fuss a fawning press because she was actually a genuine giving person without a very tainted background like Meghan has.
The Australian’s shouldn’t be swayed by this bs pr tour and should unleash exactly what this woman is. They need to follow their instincts and dump the royal family and become a republic. Look at the common commoners that’s in the royal family and will be in the head of the royal family after the queen dies, Camilla (mistress), Waity(lazy and tarty-wear knickers, put weights in your dresses)and Meghan (takes roles that has sexual themes, bj, soft porn scenes, pr humanitarian, shines her dad, plays the race card with her mum, talks to the press via Mio, Jessica, makes money off the royal family via merchandising, belittles Harry in public, along with their docile husbands who take a back seat to these women. It’s ludicrous so I really hope the Australians don’t get caught up in this crap.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 16, 2018, 05:54:00 pm
^ :worship: those comments


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 06:09:41 pm
Glam squad in Sydney! Meghan is joined by celebrity hairdresser George Northwood in Australia for royal tour – after he styled her locks for her wedding reception
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6282517/Meghan-Markle-joined-celebrity-hairdresser-George-Northwood-Australia-royal-tour.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 16, 2018, 06:12:45 pm
What a sad bunch of so called men then; taking up with trashy common commoner wives.
Four month pregnant, really? Harry’s said to be an emotional wreck as if he just found out that she’s expecting. Look at the events they’ve done since June and you’ll see she wasn’t pregnant. During the youth awards, she was in heels having a ball thrown to her that could’ve easily hit her stomach. During the visit to Sussex, when they were watching something and she was holding onto Harry’s hand, he extracted it to put his hands in front of him and sort of pulled her up when what they were watching ended. All this attention lavished on her is sickening. The only positive is that IG’s is getting heavy promotion.

Meghan's entourage arrives! Duchess' mother-of-three best friend and 'stylist' Jessica Mulroney and husband are spotted in Sydney
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6281393/PICTURE-EXCLUSIVE-Picking-supplies-Meghan-Jessica-Mulroney-shops-7-11-store.html
Funny she gets to have her vapid best friend join the tour, but Harry’s said in the past that he wishes his friends could join him, but not allowed.

^^true. She a nasty narc and was jealous of an actual princess getting married. She must’ve been fuming at all of the coverage that Eugenie was getting and that she came up with this scheme. I hope she does give an interview to the Canadian press as was rumored she will. That should really get the British press to go ballistic as they should. Her “pregnancy” will shield her from the brutal Australian press is the thinking.
^she was vying for the press when she arrived at Eugenie’s wedding hence the headlines in numerous articles. Telling the royal family at Eugenie’s wedding and right before the tour makes no sense because she would’ve been advised to stay in London and let Harry go by himself.


If he's a wreck now wait until he gets to the delivery room. He's like billions of fathers to be. IMO.

The conception time will of course will be apparent at the time of delivery of the baby


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 16, 2018, 06:15:57 pm
^^^^ And we, the public, are meant to believe all that drivel.  I for one do not believe it for one second, let alone one minute.  If dork bill medd and council cath did not get that kind of welcome why would a tart like that and an even dorkier, unintelligent, scruffy looking dork haza.  No way.  The press have been forced to write that IMO.  The truth will come out a few months after the event, as it did with bill medd and council cath.  People being forced to make good statements, until it all dies down and many speak the truth of the visit.-


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 16, 2018, 06:39:09 pm
7 News Sydney
‏Royal Tour: Harry introduces 98-year-old Daphne Dunne to his wife Meghan. "Oh my goodness, is this Daphne?" asked Meghan. Previously, Daphne met other members of the Royal family, including Prince Charles, in Canberra more than 30 years ago.
https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1052056974899077120


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 16, 2018, 06:47:51 pm
What a naff thing to say.  Why not "Hello Daphne, so lovely to meet you" or something similar.  She never gets anything right does she.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 16, 2018, 07:29:43 pm
^ She can't. She has to be not phony and not narc and to show genuine care. All things that this bad actress can't do.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 16, 2018, 09:19:28 pm
Why bring an expensive hair dresser when it does this in the wind? Shouldn’t the stylist know how to do hair that won’t make a client looking like Madusa?  :dontknow:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/60d65f60269a011844426d56816592e3/tumblr_pgpf4dLq9X1ud2swf_540.jpg

This is a freaky tour because I see her doing things Diana used to do and this woman’s nothing like compassionate and caring Diana. She must be spending time watching videos of Diana.  :nervous:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 16, 2018, 09:24:53 pm
Only one Diana. Truly one of a kind


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 16, 2018, 09:35:16 pm
Her wigs look so wiggy. She really should visit a good wig shop and get some help. All the hairstylists in the world aren't going to help if her wig isn't the right one for her.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 17, 2018, 12:30:23 am
Off to the country! Meghan and Harry hold Akubra hats as they head to Dubbo for another packed day meeting drought-hit farmers, Aboriginal children and rural doctors
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading to the regional city of Dubbo for the second full day of their Australian tour.

Meghan was dressed in a grey blazer with a white shirt and dark pants, while Prince Harry was wearing a blue shirt and trousers as the pair boarded a Royal Australian Air Force plane at Sydney Airport on Wednesday morning.

The royal couple were also holding the Akubra hats which had been gifted to them by the Governor-General of Australia and his wife a day earlier.   

The royal couple have another packed day of engagements ahead of them, with the royal couple starting by meeting the mayor of the city in central west New South Wales, as well as local schoolchildren.

They are expected to be met by stormy weather on their arrival, with a 90 per cent chance of rain forecast for Dubbo.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6283785/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-visit-Dubbo-second-day-Australian-tour.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 17, 2018, 01:22:48 am
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See Harry and Meghan arrive in #Dubbo #RoyalVisitAustralia
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052351500314431489





Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 02:47:52 am
10,000-plus people (most in t-shirts and shorts) are waiting for Harry and Meghan at the Victoria Park in Dubbo in heat, under grey skies. The couple had a chat to local people about the drought at a local property (ranch) and stopped for a group of people who were waiting at the gate. There were congratulations, flowers and stuffed toys for them and photos taken. A local on TV (am watching now) described the meeting as 'a once in a lifetime experience'! A storm on the way, but spirits are high in Dubbo. (Coverage has been continuous all day.)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 17, 2018, 03:08:49 am
Meghan made a banana bread

https://mobile.twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052373865152811008

Harry and Meghan tour a farm
https://mobile.twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052367132674146304/video/1


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 17, 2018, 03:12:25 am
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https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/17/01/516017F800000578-6283785-image-m-123_1539734632128.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/17/01/5160198C00000578-6283785-image-m-120_1539734580553.jpg

See Harry and Meghan arrive in #Dubbo #RoyalVisitAustralia
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052351500314431489






Still clinging onto Harry. How stupid.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 03:42:25 am
Great speech from Harry at Victoria Park. The crowd cheered. Meghan, who baked banana bread at Admiralty House kitchen last night, brought it to a CWA meeting today to share. There was a lot of interaction with the crowds.

Dubbo hotels and motels were, according to Dubbo residents, booked out. Ditto with local towns' buses for hire.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 03:50:18 am
She has to sell the love story. She still doesn't get that he's working and has to maintain some professionalism.
He seems to only light up around kids with a a big genuine smile. When he's with her, his smile seems fake and half hearted. His black ring is deffinitely a stress interment similar to the Apple watch. Isn't it interesting that he's wearing that on this tour that he's stuck with her on for 16 days. He's never worn any stress measurement thing before that I can recall.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex unveil a new aircraft in the Royal Flying Doctor Service as they visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service hangar  in Dubbo, Australia. October 17, 2018    
That fixed fake grin is really creapy. No matter what the situation, she's smiling.  ???
She looks just like her plastic face friend Jessica.  :nervous:
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Only genuine happy around kids.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/1ff2a0eaa21abca865ff9f22f62fe5f9/tumblr_pgpvv00nzg1sgovsyo3_1280.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/f332593f39bfeb9aae1a2fee4b884af3/tumblr_pgpvv00nzg1sgovsyo4_1280.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/645f0cc045d6c37065856c0419af151e/tumblr_pgpvv00nzg1sgovsyo9_r1_1280.jpg  back to non smiling Harry as he's back with the narc
https://66.media.tumblr.com/04c1ea90dd8e10a5c250706e0b7b4864/tumblr_pgpu580d8E1ugni3l_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/f2eca3ca4b1b022a76d8651fe9bae26d/tumblr_inline_pgpv0kTPR91vh0s4w_540.jpg  is she holding onto his closed fist?
She looks like the other training dummy
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I've to wonder the purpose of the tour. So far, they seemed to have only gone to places that the tourist go to. Are serious issues like the drought areas going to be highlighted and the people affected get help?   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 04:02:17 am
Dubbo isn't reliant on tourism. It's a central town for the local agricultural area. Its main industry is the export of lamb. The locals are enthusiastic about these high profile visits as it puts the spotlight on the rural drought and boosts visitor numbers as well. The booking out of local accommodation would certainly have helped local shopkeepers and hotel owners.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 04:10:44 am
^That's good. I hope though that the trip there will bring change to the place. I'm all for bringing awareness to things but the bottom line is what's going to be done about it. Talk is cheap with no action.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 04:27:20 am
Interesting How can she if she's pregnant?
https://66.media.tumblr.com/2c0448574f6e8f34e1051062a79e739c/tumblr_pgq2pyErmU1uh38om_540.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 04:40:26 am
This is the full article. I think she is over four months pregnant. She talks about it to one of the property owners today.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2018/10/16/duke-duchess-sussex-arrive-dubbo-the-centre-universe-meet/


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2018, 04:44:37 am
^That's good. I hope though that the trip there will bring change to the place. I'm all for bringing awareness to things but the bottom line is what's going to be done about it. Talk is cheap with no action.

Harry isn't needed to bring awareness to anything; no one needs Harry to bring publicity mainly since the internet is in fact the main way that people find things out and also advertise situations.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 04:50:35 am
Really? Did she forget she announced she's pregnant and traveling to a Zika area isn't advisable? She has to get her merchandising money I guess.  I hope the press questions if she's really pregnant then I think the adrenaline is the press attention. Harry has looked misserable on this ortion of the trip.
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https://66.media.tumblr.com/dd85c135330139365624ac8d80fd9147/tumblr_inline_pgq1t52tT41vh0s4w_540.jpg  Harry's limpet

Is this what a pregnant woman should be doing? It seems she wasn't pregnant then and became pregnant at Eugenie's wedding then.  :tehe:
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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 04:58:09 am
Well, actually I watched Harry and Meghan for hours this morning as there's wall to wall coverage of this tour on a couple of Aussie TV channels and, although he looked serious when he talked to farmers about their plight, he was also cheerful and laughing and joking with people he met. The Channel 7 coverage showed him having a ball with sheepdogs and people he met today. He was very protective of Meghan as well, and there has been lovely coverage of them together.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 17, 2018, 05:23:12 am
There has been zero coverage here in the States.  It’s only here on the Forum that I’d even know about it.  Unless I was some no-life sappy Markle follower.

^^No.  Alcohol is to be avoided during pregnancy. If you are a responsible person, that is.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 05:25:33 am
Is there anything this woman can't do?' Meghan Markle bakes banana bread with some special ingredients and takes 'Royal Blend' tea for lunch with farmers in Dubbo Be a lady; keep her legs and her mouth shut?
An aide said: 'She loves baking and just decided to take something along with her on the spur of the moment.'
The duchess also took along the perfect accompaniment - a tin of Fortnum and Mason 'Royal Blend' tea.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6284527/Meghan-Markle-brings-homemade-banana-bread-lunch-locals-joins-Prince-Harry-Dubbo.html
Kid's know. Look at the video and how different this kid treated Harry to how he was with Meghan. One was genuine and one was forced as he kept looking at Harry after being told by his mum and Harry to hug Meghan  :tehe: I love this kid.  :BFF:

^well we know she's not that and she'll be off to the Zika areas.

'You must not silently suffer': Harry takes Meghan to rural Australia - 15 years after he worked on a remote cattle station - as he encourages drought-hit farmers to seek help like he did
Prince Harry and The Duchess of Sussex visited drought-stricken farmers as part of their 16-day royal tour
Visit to Dubbo in New South Wales' central west on Wednesday brought back memories for Prince Harry
The prince was 19 when he worked as a jackaroo on a Central Queensland outback cattle ranch
Prince Harry urged drought-stricken farmers to seek help battling their mental struggles

'You need to know a part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it. You must not silently suffer,' Prince Harry told the community.

'You are all in this together and if I may speak personally we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made. You will be continually amazed how life changes for the better once you put your hand up. It's not easy and there are no quick fixes. But it's about being the best version of yourself for you and for those around you.'
The family explained how they have adapted to the drought, before inviting Harry and Meghan for morning tea at the homestead with their family.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6284261/Prince-Harry-takes-Meghan-rural-Australia-15-years-spent-gap-year-outback-ranch.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 17, 2018, 05:30:52 am
On another forum several Americans have mentioned that there has been coverage of the tour and the coming baby on morning shows in the US. And, as I guess the tour is an Australian one, Aussie TV channels are on board with daily coverage for hours.
One of the commentators also stated that there is a contingent of 80-plus British, US and some European media people accompanying the tour.

The risk of Zika in Fiji and Tonga. No cases reported in 2016/17. Risk considered low.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/15/health/harry-meghan-pregnant-zika-risk-intl/index.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2018, 05:38:36 am
I wonder what drugs the DM writers take to think these headlines up. Brainstorming sessions must be a real hoot.

There has been zero coverage here in the States.  It’s only here on the Forum that I’d even know about it.  
Unless I was some no-life sappy Markle follower.

I think the era of the BRF being the golden focus of the world is over. Neither Harry or William have Diana's charisma or work ethic and it was a huge mistake that the palace thought that Diana would carry the next generation. William and Harry's hype was based on the potential that they might marry well and take to royal life. However, it is clear that the world has moved on and since neither William or Harry have the 'it' factor or even want to connect to anyone. Nor do they work.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 17, 2018, 05:41:40 am
^Agreed.  They have not broken through as anything worthy of mention at all.  This trip has nothing to do with us anyway.  There is no magic there from them.

^^Morning talk shows are not News.  There may be some celebrity rags covering this but no solid media outlets.  I’ve seen nothing.  The baby announcement was coverage news for about 20 seconds.  We have much more important issues right now, however.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 17, 2018, 06:24:15 am
I find it intriguing that neither William or Harry have adapted to the wider world that has changed so drastically; neither prince has any interest in making appearances and neither prince has faced the fact that they have not at all young/hot anymore. You would think that by now they would be seasoned media personalities, they would be giving regular speeches, and would have a solid roster of appearances. It's not like either prince lacks resources to actually have the ability to make a serious connection. Their strategy of privacy and lawsuits against the press has certainly resulted in the press ignoring them now and given what is going on, it's only natural.

The DM is their last cheerleader in the world of the BRF and even the DM isn't going to keep giving them top page if the royals keep up the demands for privacy and the refusal to do duties and show up looking appropriate. I knew the BRF was on the decline when the DM stopped giving Kate top billing and instead basically relegated her to the side bar as more important groundbreaking events happen. Even during her first pregnancy announcement, it was something else that came up front and gained more and more coverage. The BRF no longer effortlessly obtains coverage and neither prince are equipped to compete for press attention/coverage.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 12:16:50 pm
This is sad that young girls look at Mehgan as a role model.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/e1a309285d847acd195340d5a87c8188/tumblr_pgqbuiy1391uh38om_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/e75378092bef8411a04a807d985a5b08/tumblr_pgqbui40DW1uh38om_540.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 01:42:45 pm
Sorry mods.  :flower:
The Sussex squad! Royals' 10-strong entourage for their tour Down Under includes a formidable former aide to the Queen and a celebrity hairdresser - plus Canada's best-connected stylist
They're set to complete a marathon 76 engagements in 16 days, taking in four countries with the Duchess in the early stages of her first pregnancy, but Meghan and Harry have come prepared with a team to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The Duke and Duchess are travelling with a 10-strong entourage for their first major official overseas tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, including a top celebrity hairstylist and the formidable royal aide nicknamed 'Samantha the Panther'.

Samantha, Meghan's Private Secretary, was seen with the couple in Sydney on Monday morning, alongside Assistant Private Secretary Amy Pickerill and hairdresser George Northwood, after they arrived on a Qantas A380 flight from London via Singapore.

And although she's not part of the official royal entourage, Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney is also in Sydney to help the former actress navigate up to three outfit changes a day, in clothing that flatters her fledgling baby bump.

Here we reveal who is who in the Sussex squad helping Harry and Meghan negotiate their jam-packed schedule.

THE HAIRDRESSER
While Kate relies on the safe royal choice Amanda Cook Tucker, who has been cutting Harry and William's hair since they were children, Meghan has opted for a much more starry stylist.
London-based George Northwood, who counts the likes of Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as his clients, is a trusted choice for Meghan to take care of her locks on her first big tour.

THE 'UNOFFICIAL STYLIST' AND SOURCE OF MORAL SUPPORT

High-society Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney, who met Meghan when the actress was filming Suits in Toronto, has been helping the Duchess curate her royal wardrobe since she married Prince Harry.

She and her husband Ben, 42, the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, are joining Harry and Meghan in Sydney in an 'unofficial' capacity - meaning they will cover their own expenses.

Although she's not officially on the payroll as a member of staff, well-connected fashionista Jessica, 38, is on hand to give Meghan style advice, and in return is getting a golden opportunity for her to promote the Canadian brands she's associated with.

Writer and royal correspondent Omid Scobie reported that Jessica quietly flew into London to help the Duchess assemble a selection of outfits prior to her two-day visit to Dublin in July.

And it's believed she helped arrange potential outfits for Meghan to choose from ahead of her Australia and New Zealand tour. 

Australian designer Karen Gee, who is behind the figure-hugging 'Blessed' white dress Meghan stepped out in for her first official engagement in Sydney on Tuesday, has revealed she was asked to submit sample outfits prior to the tour.

Ms Gee, who is based in Sydney, explained it was a 'wonderful surprise' to see Meghan in one of her designs – although had been aware it could happen after submitting several pieces for consideration.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 17, 2018, 03:09:46 pm
IMO that's not how a pregnant woman should behave. Drinking while you're supposedly 3 months pregnant. Long flights. Going to areas where you don't need high probability that something bad happen - you need something bad happening to your kid and your life is ruined forever. I mean - she's an old woman. Old enough to figure out that this is not what you do when you're pregnant.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 03:52:58 pm
She just decided that she was pregnant when she arrived at Eugenie’s wedding. People magazine has her on the cover and poor Eugenie stuck on the sidelines. Usually when a baby announcement’s made, shouldn’t the father also be on the cover? I’ve seen other publications with just in the picture and the headline saying Meghan and Harry are expecting a baby.
This is the link to the article I posted above. It’s a long one so hopefully this link will work for all. She’s traveling like she’s a celebrity. Oh, that’s what she is as she sure isn’t royal.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6283459/Meet-Sussex-squad-helping-Harry-Meghan-under.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 05:56:58 pm
'Too much hype!' Not EVERY Australian is captivated by the pregnant Duchess of Sussex's visit as the country is gripped by Meghan mania
While Australia goes into media overdrive for Harry and pregnant Meghan's visit, some ordinary locals are not rushing to join in with Meghan-mania.
Almost all major Australian newspapers have the couple on their front pages for both days of their visit, along with triumphant congratulations for their baby news.

At first glance, the hysteria may suggest that Australia's strong republican movement is losing traction as this younger, 'more relevant' crop of royals take centre stage.

The reality, however, is much more nuanced. Prominent republicans in Australia have welcomed Harry and Meghan and do not see the apparent outpouring of support as a threat - and opinion is mixed among average Australians on the street. 

Speaking to Guardian Australia in Dubbo one local motel operator called the influx of visitors to the regional town the 'Markle debacle,' while others in the 30,000 strong crowd said the event was just a chance to catch up with old friends.

'It's just the mob getting together,' said one attendee who admitted to not being fussed about the Royal arrival.

'It's a break for us. It's good to have a day where you go into town and catch up with people,' said another local.

While the people of drought-stricken Dubbo took the well-deserved opportunity to relax with friends, the Australia media went into overdrive.

'Megmania,' 'A New Royal Wave,' 'Royal baby joy,' were just some of the headlines rolled out for the Royals on their second day of tour. Over social media Australians questioned if the newlyweds were receiving too much attention.

'If only there was as much news coverage about all the women slaughtered in their homes in the last month as there is about Meghan's jeans,' one woman wrote.

'I find it hard to be supportive of a royal visit to drought affected areas of Australian when the tax payer of their trip could make a tangible difference to the lives of so many people.'

'Why should Australia pay for royals to visit. Too much hype. They cost the British government millions. And they are extremely wealthy,' said another.

While many Australians were gripped by a new wave of royal mania, for most of the year the countries citizens are largely apathetic towards the royal family.

Global company Ipsos polled 27 countries to gauge royal interest during the wedding and found that only 30 per cent of Australians were interested in watching the young royals tie the knot.

Overall support for the monarchy is at an all-time low, with only 22% of Australians supporting the current system and 52% saying they would prefer a republic.  :thumbsup:

Dhanya Mani, of the Australian republican movement says that part of the dip in polls is that Australians aren't buying the progressive image of the younger royals.

'People like to wax lyrical about how Kate, William, Meghan and Harry are young, and therefore ‘progressive’. These people do not live ‘progressive’ lifestyles,' she said to SBS The Feed.

'Meghan Markle had to quit acting. She is not permitted to have her own, independent career. She had to shut down her social media accounts and her lifestyle website The Tig.'

Ms Mani argues that not only is this the antithesis of progressive but that the countries future heads of state had limited understanding of Australian culture.

'Aside from maybe a couple of terms at one of Australia’s most exclusive private schools, our future heads of state have scant exposure to our culture, our rich multicultural story, or our traditions.'

While the royals may not be charming everyone, the republican movement is also dogged by the same issue - apathy.

A failed 1999 referendum put the issue on the back burner and republican supporting Prime Ministers have since been hesitant to peruse it.

The official movement has been largely silent about the royal couple visiting down under.

While shock jocks and talk show hosts chattered about the baby bump and banana cake, crowds have lined the streets everywhere the Sussex's have visited.

For many, though not all, the couple are welcome guests.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6286037/Harry-Meghans-Australia-tour-fails-impress-some.html

Excellent Comment:
SpeakNupDotty, Brisbane, Australia, 32 minutes ago
Appearing with our young people, using fashion to suck them in while sending them the false message that the royal family happily accepts everyone and that anyone can become a member of the royal family. They've spent centuries indicating otherwise. It is gross deception at its very best. And to make matters worse, headlines scream that MM with her more than dubious past is hailed as a role model to our youth. One must wonder if they are now going to think that they need not bother with educations and real working careers because bad acting in low grade movies and stripping is going to get them into wealthy or royal relationships.The poor role modeling behaviours when it comes to the ongoing royal lack of response to the Markle family crisis and the exclusion of non-royals iwhich is being thrust upon us as unwilling participants, leaving us to suffer through the burdens of it all and expecting us to follow is one very loud but classic example. It doesn't deserve admiration or respect.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 17, 2018, 06:11:52 pm
Mods  :flower:

ROYAL RANT Piers Morgan brands Meghan Markle ‘fake’ and says she’s ‘acting’ on Australia tour in a furious on-air rant
PIERS Morgan has branded Meghan Markle "fake" and claims she is "acting" on the royal tour to Australia.
The TV host slammed the pregnant Duchess of Sussex in a furious rant on Good Morning Britain earlier today.
Discussing Meghan meeting members of the public in the city of Dubbo in New South Wales, co-host Susanna Reid said: "You still can't let it go, can you Piers? The fact she left the pub that day and never spoke to you ever again."
Piers - who has previously said he met Meghan for drinks on the night of her first date with Prince Harry - replied, "It's a red light to me," before revealing, "the axe came down".
Suggesting she is being "fake", he added: "She is an actress. She's acting great at the moment."
Shortly afterwards, Piers tweeted a picture of Meghan looking adoringly at Harry as he gave a speech, and captioned it: "Once an actress..."
Those watching at home took to Twitter divided over Piers' comments.
One wrote: "As much as I *despise* @piersmorgan he is tv gold. His comments about Megan Kardashian Markle were hilarious."
Those watching at home took to Twitter divided over Piers' comments.
One wrote: "As much as I *despise* @piersmorgan he is tv gold. His comments about Megan Kardashian Markle were hilarious."
It comes after Piers had a pie thrown in his face by Harry Hill on behalf of "all the dads who wear papooses".
The TV star looked shocked as the comedian threw the dessert at him live on Good Morning Britain earlier today, before turning around and doing the same to co-host Susanna Reid.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/7513347/piers-morgan-meghan-markle-fake/
Meghan Kardashian.  :laugh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 17, 2018, 06:55:36 pm
^He's been discarded by M.
^^ That's what's worrysome. Young adults see these successful social climbers and don't value cheap clothes that are very well tailored or of high quality fabrics only because they are not brand names. They don't get a 'study hard, you might end up somebody's princess' like it is with Queen Rania, or work hard, be the best at what you do and you may end up a queen, like Queen Letisia, or be genuine and charming and you nevrr know, a prince can be around like 3
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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 17, 2018, 08:00:48 pm
He does sound like sour grapes.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 17, 2018, 08:41:55 pm
^ yup Big extra sour grapes. He was all up Meghan arse when news breaks of H&M dating he was a big sugar now that she changed her number and ghosted him he big mad. :laugh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 18, 2018, 01:36:14 am
Hello Melbourne! Meghan dons a navy dress as she and Harry touch down for another packed day meeting youth leaders, sampling local food and strolling on a beach
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Melbourne for the third day of the couple's Australian tour
Harry and Meghan were pictured boarding a Royal Australian Air Force flight in Sydney on Thursday morning
Mother-to-be donned a navy dress and carried a beige trench coat, while Harry wore a matching blue suit
They'll experience the world's largest urban tram network, spend time meeting the public and visit a school
They will also attend a reception at Government House, meeting diverse group of young Victorian leaders
After a busy day in Melbourne, Prince Harry and Meghan will head back to Sydney and will visit Bondi Beach
The couple have two further engagements that cannot be announced in advance for security reasons, but will later enjoy a trip on an iconic Melbourne tram to South Melbourne beach.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6288219/Harry-Meghan-Melbourne-day-royal-tour-Australia.html
It seems like they've been on tour forever and it's only early days.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 18, 2018, 01:55:04 am
Great welcome for Harry and Meghan #Melbourne
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052721991449481216
More from the Melbourne walkabout #RoyalVisitAustralia
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1052723305902460928



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 18, 2018, 02:24:20 am
I've just come from Government House Drive and the walkabout in Melbourne for Harry and Meghan. The crowds were nine deep in some places, five deep where I was. Meghan was on the opposite side of the drive, I was on dear Harry's side but I saw Meghan from a distance. Tiny, smiling. They both spent a lot of time talking to the crowd, bobbing down to little ones, getting masses of flowers, cards, toys. Lots of cheers, squeals, people holding up their cell phones. A lot of teens and young people there, families. I was next to a toddler in a tiara! It was a great atmosphere, a real buzz, everybody happy.

A hug from a young girl in the crowd, who got emotional!

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/18/01/516839CC00000578-6288219-image-a-61_1539823843843.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 18, 2018, 02:57:17 am
The VERY modern secret behind Prince Harry's ring revealed: What you didn't know about the Duke of Sussex's new black jewellery
But the answer might be far simpler than once thought, with PEOPLE suggesting it's the Oura Ring - a sleep and activity tracker that connects to an app on your smartphone.  :bored: I figured this out days ago.
He was not wearing the right at his last public outing before leaving for Australia - the wedding of his cousin Princess Eugenie last Friday.
Neither did he wear it when he joined Meghan on their first joint visit to Sussex on October 3.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on the ring when contacted by MailOnline.  ???  
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6288661/What-didnt-know-black-ring-Duke-Sussex-sporting-Australian-tour.html
He's stuck with the narc for 16 straight days, so it's no wonder he needs this device.
 
Comment:
gold-1, a city somewhere, Australia, 22 minutes ago
Could somebody please ask Her Majesty if she is cool with her grandson and his wife merchandising?



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 18, 2018, 03:08:40 am
Why is Harry wearing a black ring on his finger (for whatever purpose) considered a merchandising move? Would that happen if he wore a new tie, shoes? People on the forums, Twitter  were discussing Harry wearing it yesterday. They weren't discussing the brand (whatever it is) or where they could buy it!

Anyway, I'm so blown away by this morning and seeing Aussies of all ages happy to see this couple, I really don't care about black rings! They'll be taking a tram ride soon and going on to a beach, and then it's Bondi and Sydney Harbour Bridge tomorrow. About 80 engagements in 16 days. Meghan should have well over 100 engagements on record by Xmas.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadySnowWhite on October 18, 2018, 08:22:07 am
^^^ That's awesome you got to experience the crowds and energy, Rosella, thank you for sharing that.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 18, 2018, 09:23:29 am
Happy that there's at least one person impressed with the merchers. I for one am not. A typical narc move is to try and destroy the happiness of the bride at her wedding with me-me-me, then count coming out of bed as work so that she is considered working more than the future queen, who is in maternity leave by the way. I didn't like the liars and the cheaters at school and I for sure don't like theee two merchers cheapening anything royal into a wannabe a kardashian show.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 18, 2018, 10:11:51 am
It was a fantastic day thanks, LadySnowWhite. Never seen so many happy faces for a long time.

Kate finished her maternity leave, after six months, at the beginning of October. She and William had an engagement today. She had two in the CC last week. (Meetings.)

There have been several media outlets, though not the Fail which always has its own agenda, which stated that the close relatives, the Queen, Duke, Charles, the Cambridges, were told earlier (probably much earlier in the case of the Queen and Charles, but just congratulated Harry and Meghan at the wedding when they all got together. I posted a link to one of those reports myself a couple of days ago. .

I don't think Meghan counts getting out of bed in the mornings as work, though Kate might. The total of 76 to 80 engagements on this tour was counted by broadsheet newspapers. There were six separate ones in Melbourne today.

 If Harry's wearing a black ring is merching, every single male Royal, in Britain and overseas, had better be careful when they wear a new watch, drive a new car, or have new stylish shoes!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 18, 2018, 10:14:11 am
^^Agree.  I read an article, possibly yesterday, took no notice other than I thought the black ring looked terrible - it said it was the Motiv Tracker and gave full details of it.  I also found this, which I did keep as I was interested, and it says the Oura Ring, price etc.  Note the comment "royal reps had no comment", and the fact that it is obviously an American gadget.  IMO if this is not merching then I don´t know what is.  And why would he need to use it on tour, utterly ridiculous.  Talk about push it out there in peoples faces, very blatant.

“He and Meghan [Markle] are very health conscious,” Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., of the NYU School of Medicine’s Center for Health Behavior Change told us. “We are happy to see Prince Harry is modeling that type of focus on health.”

Royal reps had no comment.


https://pagesix.com/2018/10/17/why-prince-harry-is-wearing-a-new-ring-on-his-right-hand/

Who knows, maybe the old hag was asked to get him to wear it in Oz for merching purposes, I put nothing past her, she is up to all the tricks.  Wonder what her commission will be now that it has publicity with the dork haza.  He really does not seem to have one decent brain cell in his head.  I do wonder if he is so thick and stupid that he thinks all the murky business is wonderful and thinks she is the best thing since sliced bread.  No man in his right mind would sleep with an ex"Yacht Girl and one whom he is to have paid money for "play with" at first meeting. Without all her other "been around the track twice" antics she gets up to.  How he can go on this tour, think it is royal, and  to allow himself, and murky, use this tour to merch on it so blatantly.  It is more like the lowest of the low tour for a pair of scruff bags, they look as though they need a good bath half the time as well.  I personally do not see this as a royal tour, it is a pair of low life scum sponging big time off the taxpayers, UK and Australia.  Why HM allowed this trip is beyond me.  Dork haza for IG yes, on his own, but the rest of this fake tour is just too awful for words.  Can´t wait for it to end, every day it is something else.  Wonder what she will be merching next, sure to be something each day.  


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 18, 2018, 01:40:07 pm
It’s a holiday dressed up as a royal tour.  :bored:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179169035613/i-dont-think-the-tour-is-doing-well-surprised



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 18, 2018, 02:19:23 pm
^ yup Big extra sour grapes. He was all up Meghan arse when news breaks of H&M dating he was a big sugar now that she changed her number and ghosted him he big mad. :laugh:

Yes, of course he was.  He's a journalist, making a living with inside scoops.  The problem with this now is that he knows some of Meggles' secrets.  And he will wait until the time is right, while continuing to investigate, and -- trust me -- the secrets are leaking out at a much faster rate now -- and he will blow Miss Chicken Legs sky high.   She is a fool to treat people this way. 

 :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 18, 2018, 02:25:05 pm
@Rosella  I am curious what you mean that Megs is tiny. How tiny? I am curious as I had though she was average height but most actresses are very small when you meet them.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 18, 2018, 03:19:47 pm
For what it’s worth, when there’s a huge event on in Melbourne, the traffic crawls even on freeways.  There was no such crawl today at all.  In a city so highly populated the amount of people that showed any interest was small and mostly children and younger people.

Now if we talk about Melbourne Cup time, ugh, everything crawls.

 :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 18, 2018, 03:35:34 pm
People like to go to these crowded events and wave at whoever. I myself experienced this myself when I attended a huge Highlander event in Edinburgh that even Prince Chucky was at. The various clans marched down royal mile with bands etc and there were people lined up and down cheering and waving us on. I was in clan Cunningham. I would have given out flowers but we were told not to go to the crowds and to just wave and march. My mouth was so sore from smiling at everyone that I don't envy having to do that all day every day for two weeks. But people like these events especially if they know the people who are parading around. So no surprise people turn out in Australia. But I agree sport events get the most turn out. In L.A. when the Lakers won the basketball championship Downtown shut down for the parade.  Nothing else does that. I am happy for the Aussies that are thrilled to be crushed in a large crowd waving at these two.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 18, 2018, 03:50:04 pm
^What a good point and one I missed.  I kept looking at these "large crowds" on this working vacay tour and trying to understand how they could be termed anything other than just a bunch of people.  When I hear "large crowds" or "traffic congestion" it's along the line of the Lakers championship playoff, Tournament of Roses parade or any surfing contest or food fair in the US.  They just look skimpy by comparison.  I have to remember the population concentration massive differences.

So far, all I've really seen is them walking up and down airplane steps or in and out of a door somewhere.  They should really be laughing at themselves to call this a real job.  I'll give Sparkles this:  she knows what work looks like so this, by comparison, is nothing more than a jolly jaunt with friends and new clothes paid for by someone else.  The cultural differences may help her with that training because the BRF wipe their brows over this 'strenuous' activity.  We just shrug it off as an extended trip.

In real work land, this is below average traveling.  Most people who work for a Corp or Foundation, fly weekly all year around.  So, pfft.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 18, 2018, 04:17:15 pm
I've just come from Government House Drive and the walkabout in Melbourne for Harry and Meghan. The crowds were nine deep in some places, five deep where I was. Meghan was on the opposite side of the drive, I was on dear Harry's side but I saw Meghan from a distance. Tiny, smiling. They both spent a lot of time talking to the crowd, bobbing down to little ones, getting masses of flowers, cards, toys. Lots of cheers, squeals, people holding up their cell phones. A lot of teens and young people there, families. I was next to a toddler in a tiara! It was a great atmosphere, a real buzz, everybody happy.

A hug from a young girl in the crowd, who got emotional!

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/18/01/516839CC00000578-6288219-image-a-61_1539823843843.jpg

Yes, I saw an interview of this young girl.   She was emotional over Prince Harry.   Nothing to do with Chicken Legs.   Any excitement on this tour is due to Prince Harry alone.

Megs is not popular, no charisma, no beauty, no grace, no sense of fashion, no people skills, nothing.  Even when she was a D list starlet, the groupies were not interested in her on the red carpet.

https://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/lg/public/2016/11/02/meghan-markle-princess.jpg

No one is looking at her right in front of them.   Look at those legs . . . . yowza.

Poor Harry knows she is not popular and he pulls her to people or a person to her trying to get some connection.   It doesn't work because she simply doesn't know what to do . . . other than find a camera lens.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 18, 2018, 09:33:52 pm
There's been news on the Invictus Games and the competitors for weeks now on Australian media, pretty well daily in fact. An example.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/invictus-games-helping-wounded-soldiers-back-onto-even-keel/10391322

One Australian TV station has exclusive tights to it and will be showing the various competitions every day. It's practically sold out in some venues.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 18, 2018, 10:57:59 pm


@RE_DailyMail
Royal beach vibes, like....
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1053040541863215106
Harry and Meghan in the ‘anti bad vibes circle’ #Bondi
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1053035528327757824


Meghan stuns in a designer striped dress as she and Harry arrive at Bondi Beach and stroll barefoot across the sand to take part in 'Fluro Friday' with local surfers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6292113/Harry-Meghan-return-Sydney-head-Bondi-Beach.html



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Stargazer on October 18, 2018, 11:19:56 pm
^^I saw something last night on the ABC with some returned wounded veterans doing a challenge in central Australia with a cameo of PH talking to them about their service and injuries. He really has done some great work with these people and starting Invictus.

I went to South Melbourne  beach yesterday afternoon to see Harry and Meg. There were people 6-7 deep, I was at the back and it wasn’t on the schedule to meet the public so I went on the off chance of seeing them. I really only got a glimpse, Harry stood out because he is so tall. Meg is tiny without high heel shoes, she seemed to only come up to his shoulders, and she is quite petite. There were thousands there, mums and kids straight from school, grannies with daughters and grandchildren all dolled up, young men who looked like real estate agents, dog walkers, elderly men as well. People were coming from everywhere to see them. The roads were gridlocked as police had blocked them off. The mood was really good, a lot of well wishers and goodwill. I would say they were only there for about half an hour to meet the people doing beach patrol and another group that are involved in beach clean up and removing plastic from the ocean and reducing plastic use overall. Apparently, that is a pet project of Charles, I heard on the radio driving home. He’s committed to reducing or removing plastic!

The media coverage here is still going strong!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 01:22:24 am
This tour seems to have been sponsored by the Australian tourist authority because they’re mostly going to tourist areas where they’re guaranteed to be a lot of people, IMO.

This chick really has no dignity. A little higher and his hand would be on her v.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/e7c9455d75c717112abea963eb5ee288/tumblr_pgtfj0iEq81sgovsyo2_1280.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/5717be36e0741e6192dfc4d01fce6510/tumblr_pgtfj0iEq81sgovsyo5_1280.jpg


Wha ??? :dontknow:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/95861e0f5c59ef6d1033656cb3791027/tumblr_pgthhsgBVB1ud2swf_540.jpg
Separate rooms.  :cookie: Couldn’t sleep wondering how she’s going to get out of her latest scam.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 19, 2018, 01:55:23 am
@RE_DailyMail
Charlotte talked to Meghan about pregnancy.
Charlotte is also expecting and had her two-year-old son, Finn, with her..
She said: ‘Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep.

Wax on, wax off..... #Bondi #RoyalVisitAustralia
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1053073589921107969




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dp1O2S2X0AEOW3b.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/18/22/516E667D00000578-6292113-image-a-105_1539898626527.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/18/23/516E927100000578-6292113-image-a-162_1539900692821.jpg

Meghan cradles her baby bump in a casual striped dress as she and Harry greet thousands of royal fans on famous beach and kick off their shoes to take part in 'anti-bad vibes circle' with surfers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6292113/Harry-Meghan-return-Sydney-head-Bondi-Beach.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CarryingOn on October 19, 2018, 02:21:50 am
So fake and pathetic and getting more and more so as the days go on. What's the point of all this crap again?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 02:25:29 am
Harry's face. Where did that come from? It wasn't there a minute ago.  :dontknow:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/23bb52164f6cd29f0060e152cad1a7db/tumblr_pgtfrzSq3g1w23psx_540.jpg

It's generic, like saying my friend. IMO, saying her name would be more intimate like Wills used to do regaring Waity.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/0aa4c91decc6afb06c3cc55678933bd9/tumblr_pgtkab7oLs1uh38om_540.jpg

Dummy wears a non bright dress.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/6d3f214dba4c19533fcc7b058d4f894c/tumblr_pgtlw5mZry1uh38om_540.jpg

This is very bad because he has become a bit of a joke, acting like a celebrity and this tour has solidified it because it has no real purpose but a vanity trip. One good thing is he'll be doing things for IG without his clinton all over him. I hope that she's not at the IG opening.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 19, 2018, 02:54:02 am
@victoriaarbiter
 Prince Harry’s favorite two words on this tour...”my wife”! He seems to love saying it any chance he gets. #royalvisitaustralia


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 02:59:23 am
Mum-to-be Meghan reveals how she's coping with her pregnancy that's 'like having jet lag' and keeping her up at night - and why she DOESN'T miss social media
The couple spent around ten minutes listening to the experiences of other members of the group and sharing their own, laughing and putting their arms around each other.
Jessina Oakes, 26, of Bondi, said she spoke mainly to the Duchess.
'She mentioned that she practises yoga,' she said.
'She said it helps ground her and she tries to find the time to make it part of her daily routine.'
Oakes also spoke to Meghan about the dangers of social media, particularly its effect on young people's self image.
'She said a really beautiful quote. She said "flattery and criticism run through the same filter".
'She said it was very freeing that she no longer has social media.
'And just how great One Wave is making those connections with people and being able to support one another.'
'One thing that really stood out for me was that Prince Harry said asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
'It's a sign of strength.
'Mental health is invisible. You can't see when people are struggling.
'Wearing the bright flouro helps start conversations that never usually happen around mental health
'It reduces that barrier.
'Those bright colours show we can make it visible and we don't have to go through it alone.'
'Harry said seeking help was the best thing he had ever done. He was really open and honest. He said it doesn't matter who you open up to, they don't have to be professional. Anyone can be there for you. It could be your best mate or a stranger. You just need to open up to them.'
She added: 'They talked about the strangeness of their own situation and the lives they lead but that at the end of the day they are just real people. They are just human beings.
'They said they were just like us in that people say lots of positive things to you and then they say one negative thing, and that's what gets you down.
'Meghan said how she did yoga at 4.30 this morning because of the jet lag. She says she is feeling OK, not too bad. They said they hadn't really had time to settle down and get their heads round thing, and they have another 70 odd engagements to go.'
Stuart Klees, 34, of Bondi, said: 'Harry shared his views on mental health towards everyone.'
'He's a big believer in normalising the conversation around mental health.
'He feels fortunate that he's in a position to get the right people together to spread that message.
'He's a big supporter of small community groups like One Wave.'
Prince Harry talked to the group about his own issues with mental health.
'He said he's seen a couple of counsellors before and never found one that suits him,' Klees said.
'He's a big believer in having normal conversations with normal people.
'He was pretty genuine, real honest, real open, real relaxed.
'He wasn't trying to put on a show. He was really genuine in the way he came across.'
As she left, Meghan told the group that she was 'loving' her first experience of Australia. 'It is so great to be here,' she said.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6292955/Meghan-Markle-reveals-gets-4-30am-yoga-pregnancy-like-having-jet-lag.html
She forgot that she had a holiday or honeymoon with Trevor in Austrailia?
I agree that talking to a professional doesn't work for some peole but I'm not sure talking to regualr people would either. Well I guess it depnds n what the issue is. I wonder if that's what he did to Meghan; tell her private stuff and she's using it over his head to have gotten her way. Sorry, I just don't see Harry chosing a woman a vapid and as hypercritical and a liar like Meghan without something bad at the core.
I'm sure that she has something to do with the website Meghan's Mirror.

Comments:
melissa612, Minneapolis, United States, 8 minutes ago
Laughing hysterically at her comment about not missing social media. From the girl who posted selfies and What I Wore Today, bragged about her travels, and ran a crap lifestyle blog. She now has a new social media life she's living right now. Of course she doesn't miss the old life.
sayitlikeitis, Oxford, United Kingdom, 11 minutes ago
I am heartily sick of the actressy stick-on smile and those artificial teeth everywhere you look.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 04:04:25 am
Mods,  :flower:

This is reflected in the way he often adopts the 'tow-along' hand hold where he walks ahead and physically leads Meghan, adopting a move favoured by celebrities on the red carpet.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6290387/Pregnant-Meghan-Harry-royal-tour-Body-language-expert-reveals-meanings-holding-hands.html

Her tour, focus only on her. It's a celebrity tactic to announce a pregnancy for pr. She did that to have the focus only on her. She's merchandising and all over Harry like a rash. Abosolutely nothing's has changed since the their first engagement. This crap's the runination of the royal family with no end in sight.  :bored:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179197526163/pr-games-not-a-team-player

The couple are able to enjoy short rest breaks during the day, which are not doubt welcomed by Meghan, who is due to give birth in Spring 2019, but are a standard part of any royal tour.
More significantly, however, is that onlookers have noted how the royal couple are wrapping up their engagements earlier in the day than might normally be expected on a royal tour.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6291423/Was-royal-tour-schedule-designed-pregnant-Meghan-mind.html
So the answers no as it's standard to take breaks.
I think Harry needs long breas from tihs phony. He must likely has meetings about IG after he play's 2nd fiddle on Mehgan' fashion tour. Since she's been talking about jet lacg and being tired, I hope she sleeps in during the IG opening. The vets just need Harry to be himself at the games and not have to put up with the overbearing actress.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 19, 2018, 08:27:05 am
She’s arching her back to create that so called bump.  A pregnancy bump doesn’t go up that high until around five months  ??? :-

As for crowds, what a joke!

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179202041323/16-oct-2018-people-wait-at-sydney-opera-house-in


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 19, 2018, 10:16:47 am
I can guarantee that Government House on a rather rainy and coolish day in Melbourne is not a place 'where tourist gather'. Nor is early morning on Bondi beach on an overcast and quite misty early morning. Yet crowds gathered there today to watch Harry and Meghan, including people on their way to work.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge on an October afternoon isn't, either. It is Spring here. Our tourist and holiday seasons are later. January/Feb is the height of summer. This tour has been a great success so far, and I've seen TV footage every day of this couple interacting with Aussies and Australians enjoying them doing so.

And it's hardly a celebrity tour. I have heard more people addressing them as 'Your Royal Highness' 'His (Her) Royal Highness' in the past few days than happens in Britain on any tours. They met the PM and the Leader of the Oppposition, Bill Shorten, only a few hours ago, after Harry had climbed the Bridge with the PM.

And as for the Diana Skippy photos nobody on this earth, whether foreign or British royalty gets the crowds nowadays that Diana got in her prime. It was a pre-social media world with no 24 hour TV access. I happen to have seen Diana on her trips to Australia,  and in Britain, and those numbers have never been repeated.

 The crowds on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House are now limited, for security reasons, to 5,000 people maximum, very different to the 1980s. And they got their 5,000 this week.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 12:11:43 pm
'Taking out the trash made me the woman I am today': Meghan tells schoolchildren about the importance of a 'work ethic' - as 'feminist' Harry urges men to join fight for equality
And her husband Prince Harry urged men to join the drive for female empowerment as the royal couple visited Macarthur Girls High School on the fourth day of their whistle-stop tour of Australia.
Meghan spoke passionately to teenagers about equality, with the Duchess - who has even put her 'feminist manifesto' on the Buckingham Palace website - saying she felt 'emotional' hearing their passionate views.
Harry, who is now said to identify as a feminist, told the girls he wants men to add their voices to the fight for equality.
'Men can help as well by getting involved, we have to,' he said. 'We need to get men's voices involved as soon as possible.'
His wife, who has been a long-term advocate for women's rights, told students that their projects, including making boxes of supplies for women in need, made her proud.
'You guys all remind me so much of myself when I was growing up,' she told 14-year-old girls.
'I went to an all girls school which was incredibly diverse as well. I think being around such empowered young women, it becomes something that you all just grasp onto to understand your world.
'It's made you confident, well-spoken. You have an intention set to really do something to change the world, and you have to keep it up.
'It makes me so emotional. You're doing really, really good work and I'm so happy that we're here. We give you our full support.'
'Don't stop,' the Prince reiterated. 'Get more people involved, guys as well.'
Teachers explained that the girls have been taking an 'integrated course' on top of their usual studies, to give them '21st century capabilities' including creativity and critical thinking, with 'a core focus on making a change in local communities'.
Tahlia Ohenhen, 15, told the Duke and Duchess how another group had created picture books to teach younger children about poverty and encourage them to treat those less fortunate with kindness and empathy.
As one young man told the Duchess about his part-time job, she empathised: 'My first job when I was 14, I remember taking out the trash, all sorts. It give you a good work ethic, right?'
'It's so important,' said the Duchess. 'All these people you know of in your neighbourhood, now you know them and you're united.
'You're proud of where you're from, you can champion where you're from and make people see it for what it is.'
Haeey, sitting with a second group of youngsters, joked that he was 'clinging onto my youth at the age of 34,' saying he now looked to the younger generation for inspiration.
'We're so lucky that wherever we go in the world, we're finding young people like you guys.
'This sweeping wave of kindness and optimism and empathy that's seems to be lacking in some of the previous generation. You guys get a kick out of that, right?'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6293763/Meghan-reveals-job-taking-trash-woman-today.html
Me, me, me. What’s she actually saying? She shows up to this school merchandising a dress that $2,500 and says psycho babble and empty platitudes to them, like the new age dumb celebrity she is. Harry’s doing the same thing when he’s with her and is normal when he’s not. A royal tour this is not. You just have to compare this to any past ones that Harry’s done. This is very much Meghan’s site seeing tour, fashion merchandising opportunity for 16 straight days.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 19, 2018, 12:24:18 pm
keep your mouth closed meghan. He is no feminist.
Harry is a broken, beaten emasculated man, made small by his scheming predator wife, who carries his bits around in her merching clutch.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 19, 2018, 01:15:10 pm
'Taking out the trash made me the woman I am today': Meghan tells schoolchildren about the importance of a 'work ethic' - as 'feminist' Harry urges men to join fight for equality
And her husband Prince Harry urged men to join the drive for female empowerment as the royal couple visited Macarthur Girls High School on the fourth day of their whistle-stop tour of Australia.
Meghan spoke passionately to teenagers about equality, with the Duchess - who has even put her 'feminist manifesto' on the Buckingham Palace website - saying she felt 'emotional' hearing their passionate views.
Harry, who is now said to identify as a feminist, told the girls he wants men to add their voices to the fight for equality.
'Men can help as well by getting involved, we have to,' he said. 'We need to get men's voices involved as soon as possible.'
His wife, who has been a long-term advocate for women's rights, told students that their projects, including making boxes of supplies for women in need, made her proud.
'You guys all remind me so much of myself when I was growing up,' she told 14-year-old girls.
'I went to an all girls school which was incredibly diverse as well. I think being around such empowered young women, it becomes something that you all just grasp onto to understand your world.
'It's made you confident, well-spoken. You have an intention set to really do something to change the world, and you have to keep it up.
'It makes me so emotional. You're doing really, really good work and I'm so happy that we're here. We give you our full support.'
'Don't stop,' the Prince reiterated. 'Get more people involved, guys as well.'
Teachers explained that the girls have been taking an 'integrated course' on top of their usual studies, to give them '21st century capabilities' including creativity and critical thinking, with 'a core focus on making a change in local communities'.
Tahlia Ohenhen, 15, told the Duke and Duchess how another group had created picture books to teach younger children about poverty and encourage them to treat those less fortunate with kindness and empathy.
As one young man told the Duchess about his part-time job, she empathised: 'My first job when I was 14, I remember taking out the trash, all sorts. It give you a good work ethic, right?'
'It's so important,' said the Duchess. 'All these people you know of in your neighbourhood, now you know them and you're united.
'You're proud of where you're from, you can champion where you're from and make people see it for what it is.'
Haeey, sitting with a second group of youngsters, joked that he was 'clinging onto my youth at the age of 34,' saying he now looked to the younger generation for inspiration.
'We're so lucky that wherever we go in the world, we're finding young people like you guys.
'This sweeping wave of kindness and optimism and empathy that's seems to be lacking in some of the previous generation. You guys get a kick out of that, right?'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6293763/Meghan-reveals-job-taking-trash-woman-today.html
Me, me, me. What’s she actually saying? She shows up to this school merchandising a dress that $2,500 and says psycho babble and empty platitudes to them, like the new age dumb celebrity she is. Harry’s doing the same thing when he’s with her and is normal when he’s not. A royal tour this is not. You just have to compare this to any past ones that Harry’s done. This is very much Meghan’s site seeing tour, fashion merchandising opportunity for 16 straight days.

 What a joke. I would be a laugh riot if Kate talks about work ethic, just for fun I hope Kate borrows that line. It is funny enough when Meghan says it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 19, 2018, 01:19:19 pm
In 1983 Charles and Diana toured Australasia. There was a huge interest in the media in every detail of her dresses, gowns, hats, shoes, jewellery and accessories, though in those days outlets like the Fail did not price items of her attire for readers.

In 1988, the Bicentenial, ditto for every item, when Charles and Diana toured again.

In 2014, when William and Kate came here, the same encyclopedic interest in every item Kate wore, including jewellery.
The British tabloids especially the Mail, specialise in this. I remember it clearly. And Kate's wearing apparel on engagements  is constantly priced in tabloid articles, unless it's bespoke.

That's the nature of things on a Royal tour. The only senior female royals whose clothing is not itemised and examined are older women like Camilla. The Queen never has been. Sophie's is virtually ignored.  And it seems to be a thing with British tabloids. The newspapers in Australia, NZ do not go on and on about these things.

And of course Harry's tours were different. He was an unmarried man and the Press just ignore male apparel. On this tour the venues visited have been much the same as other Royal tours.  

Harry's speech to farmers in Dubbo was very much admired. It was widely reported in the Press. There is just as much interest in Harry and what he does and says here as there ever was.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Glimmery on October 19, 2018, 02:11:18 pm
I've noticed any interest around her seems to fade away quite fast here in Ireland ,we just had the pregnancy announcement and not much else.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 19, 2018, 03:10:44 pm
Realistically, I totally believe that there are many people in Australia that are happy to see royals visit, especially the young and trendy royals. It is still a Commonwealth country and they are the head family so to speak. I can't see that happening here too much. But I would think in any of these countries they are visiting that the average people are happy to see them and come out. Many stay in. As far as their message, I am curious. Is Australia a country that discriminates against women that they need to harp on equality?  I am not sure what Meghan's definition of a feminist is, but her past wardrobe certainly invites men to have treated her like a sex object. She is not a professional by any means in her past career choice and roles except Rachel Zane finally became a lawyer I believe after flunking the bar or claiming to not do well on tests. I saw the first episode where she explained why she was only a paralegal. And even now, Megs is a wife and has tailed on to her spouse for fame and fortune and to model clothes that don't fit that great. I don't see a feminist here. But maybe I am missing something.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 19, 2018, 03:31:55 pm
Sorry for the double post but I hadn't finished my thought. A feminist is not going to help underprivilege women publish a cookbook, she is going to get them to enroll in educational programs.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 19, 2018, 06:45:18 pm
'Taking out the trash made me the woman I am today': Meghan tells schoolchildren about the importance of a 'work ethic' - as 'feminist' Harry urges men to join fight for equality
And her husband Prince Harry urged men to join the drive for female empowerment as the royal couple visited Macarthur Girls High School on the fourth day of their whistle-stop tour of Australia.
Meghan spoke passionately to teenagers about equality, with the Duchess - who has even put her 'feminist manifesto' on the Buckingham Palace website - saying she felt 'emotional' hearing their passionate views.
Harry, who is now said to identify as a feminist, told the girls he wants men to add their voices to the fight for equality.
'Men can help as well by getting involved, we have to,' he said. 'We need to get men's voices involved as soon as possible.'
His wife, who has been a long-term advocate for women's rights, told students that their projects, including making boxes of supplies for women in need, made her proud.
'You guys all remind me so much of myself when I was growing up,' she told 14-year-old girls.
'I went to an all girls school which was incredibly diverse as well. I think being around such empowered young women, it becomes something that you all just grasp onto to understand your world.
'It's made you confident, well-spoken. You have an intention set to really do something to change the world, and you have to keep it up.
'It makes me so emotional. You're doing really, really good work and I'm so happy that we're here. We give you our full support.'
'Don't stop,' the Prince reiterated. 'Get more people involved, guys as well.'
Teachers explained that the girls have been taking an 'integrated course' on top of their usual studies, to give them '21st century capabilities' including creativity and critical thinking, with 'a core focus on making a change in local communities'.
Tahlia Ohenhen, 15, told the Duke and Duchess how another group had created picture books to teach younger children about poverty and encourage them to treat those less fortunate with kindness and empathy.
As one young man told the Duchess about his part-time job, she empathised: 'My first job when I was 14, I remember taking out the trash, all sorts. It give you a good work ethic, right?'
'It's so important,' said the Duchess. 'All these people you know of in your neighbourhood, now you know them and you're united.
'You're proud of where you're from, you can champion where you're from and make people see it for what it is.'
Haeey, sitting with a second group of youngsters, joked that he was 'clinging onto my youth at the age of 34,' saying he now looked to the younger generation for inspiration.
'We're so lucky that wherever we go in the world, we're finding young people like you guys.
'This sweeping wave of kindness and optimism and empathy that's seems to be lacking in some of the previous generation. You guys get a kick out of that, right?'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6293763/Meghan-reveals-job-taking-trash-woman-today.html
Me, me, me. What’s she actually saying? She shows up to this school merchandising a dress that $2,500 and says psycho babble and empty platitudes to them, like the new age dumb celebrity she is. Harry’s doing the same thing when he’s with her and is normal when he’s not. A royal tour this is not. You just have to compare this to any past ones that Harry’s done. This is very much Meghan’s site seeing tour, fashion merchandising opportunity for 16 straight days.

 What a joke. I would be a laugh riot if Kate talks about work ethic, just for fun I hope Kate borrows that line. It is funny enough when Meghan says it.


If taking out the trash makes you a better and wonderful woman like MEggles, then I should be Queen of the freaking world! I have been taking out the trash for decades!.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 07:05:57 pm
The duchess was then given the afternoon off as Harry scrambled up Harbour Bridge with competitors from the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded or sick armed forces veterans created by the prince.

In their final engagements on Friday, the royals met with Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe Shorten, at Admiralty House, then the Prime Minister and his wife Scott and Jenny Morrison, at Kirribilli House.

Mr Shorten said it was a 'privilege' to meet the Duke and Duchess - despite being a staunch republican. 

She has to always pour at him. That’s got to be very annoying to Harry.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/19/09/5191528-6292113-image-a-14_1539936858525.jpg

Old thoughtful companionate Harry.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/19/07/5189466-6292113-image-m-38_1539930749247.jpg

Cool.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/19/07/5170C1C000000578-6293371-image-a-90_1539932289944.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/19/05/517034A400000578-6292113-image-a-38_1539923716358.jpg

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6292113/Harry-Meghan-return-Sydney-head-Bondi-Beach.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 19, 2018, 07:58:25 pm
Mods  :flower:
Meghan: I feel free at last. Duchess tells of liberation at ditching Twitter and Instagram (so here's some of her posts before she went cold turkey)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6292955/Meghan-Markle-reveals-gets-4-30am-yoga-pregnancy-like-having-jet-lag.html
All the oldies and more.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 20, 2018, 12:51:02 am
Meghan and Harry arrive at Sydney's Hyde Park to open the ANZAC Memorial after a $40million facelift before heading to Cockatoo Island for a special Invictus Games challenge


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6296749/Meghan-Harry-arrive-Sydneys-Hyde-Park-open-ANZAC-Memorial.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 20, 2018, 01:45:01 am
Glad to see Harry in his white uniform. Meghan in appropriate black and fascinator. Excellent coverage here of the reopening of the Anzac Memorial.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 02:44:58 am
Read what the plaque says.  :cookie:
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179227605088/read-the-plaque-and-there-you-have-it-hm-has



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: D.I.R. on October 20, 2018, 02:47:18 am
https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/joe-hildebrand-writes-how-a-republican-became-a-royalist/news-story/4e6e5cb4feddb465dbadfb20677b38c7
Joe Hildebrand writes: How a republican became a royalist
OPINION: Joe Hildebrand is the last man to be a royalist. But what he saw in the heartland of NSW made him believe in something else.

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THE little girl in the park was beaming like the unexpected Dubbo sun from underneath a plastic tiara.

“Why do you like Harry and Meghan?” I asked.

“Because she’s a princess!” the girl shone back.

“And would you like to be a princess when you grow up?”

“Yes!”

That should have been the final word in the modern republican’s arsenal.

“Well you can’t,” I should have told her.

“It’s a hereditary title and you’ve already been born so you’re too late.”

But of course that wouldn’t be entirely true. According to Elle magazine, there are now 13 eligible princes in the world, although one is technically not a prince and another is a prince of the Ottoman Empire, which ceased to exist approximately 100 years ago. So let’s call it eleven.

Meanwhile, according to the United Nations, there are 3.78 billion females in the world, which means that if you want to marry a prince your chances are approximately one in 343 million. So let’s not give up hope.

Still, it is a reasonably safe bet that the number of girls who want to be princesses and the number of girls who actually end up one are unlikely to correlate.

This only serves to confirm, were confirmation ever needed, that the whole idea of royalty is hopelessly absurd, indecent and unfair. The notion that a bunch of pompous inbreds are inherently superior to us – to the point that we are expected to flock to far-flung destinations just to catch a glimpse of their greatness – is by any rational measure a laughable delusion.

And yet the laughter I saw in Dubbo when Harry and Meghan visited this week was far from delusional.

 

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This is a town that has been famously hit by the worst drought in half a century and infamously infected by the more sinister pestilence of ice. But don’t call it the ice capital of Australia: “Nah, that’s Wellington,” they say with a dry flick of the head to the town 50 kilometres down the road.

The point is they’re funny bastards here. The only problem is that recently they haven’t had too much to laugh about.

And that is where Harry and Meghan come in, two people who have absolutely no right to be famous and, by all accounts, would probably rather they weren’t.

Truth be told, Dubbo doesn’t really need a royal visit. As has been widely reported it has had plenty in the past – an ex-cop I spoke to joked that he lost count after 20.

Dubbo doesn’t need royals, it needs rain.

But just because you don’t need something doesn’t mean you don’t want it. Otherwise there would be no toys or teddy bears. Or tiaras.

Related: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry royal tour: Couple arrives in Dubbo

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Some of the thousands who poured into Victoria Park had travelled hundreds of kilometres to be a part of history. Others had just wandered down the street for a bit of fun.

One bloke I spoke to was an ex-serviceman struggling with PTSD. He told me that meeting the world’s most dashing soldier meant a lot, but what really meant everything to him was the dog at his feet that had calmed his nerves and quieted his mind.

A woman I spoke to was a strapper who’d met Prince Charles on his visit in 1981 and now, four decades later, had come back to meet his son.

There was a bunch of people from the disability services group Challenge who had made their own paper crowns. I have never seen grown men so happy.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with local children as they arrive at Dubbo Airport on October 17, 2018. Picture: Cameron Spencer
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet with local children as they arrive at Dubbo Airport on October 17, 2018. Picture: Cameron SpencerSource:Getty Images

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex talks to pupils at Clontarf Foundation and Girls Academy in Dubbo on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Australia. Picture: Paul Edwards
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex talks to pupils at Clontarf Foundation and Girls Academy in Dubbo on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Australia. Picture: Paul EdwardsSource:AP

And there were Indigenous tweens proudly wearing shirts emblazoned with the Aboriginal flag, stilt-walkers wandering around for no apparent reason, a mother and daughter from Orange who had forgotten the wine.

None of them had anything much in common and yet all of them were exactly the same as every one of the thousands of random humans gathered on the sprawling grass in one critical respect. All of them were smiling.

All of them were happy.

And then, as the royal couple finally reached the town that had been waiting for them for so many hours and waiting for water for so many months, it happened. The heavy clouds rolled in and the heavens broke. It rained.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, watch aboriginal dances at Victoria Park in Dubbo. Picture: Peter Parks
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, watch aboriginal dances at Victoria Park in Dubbo. Picture: Peter ParksSource:AFP

Prince Harry (L) and Meghan chat with farmer Scott Woodley (C) during a visit to his family's drought-affected farm called Mountain View near Dubbo on October 17. Picture: Dean Lewins
Prince Harry (L) and Meghan chat with farmer Scott Woodley (C) during a visit to his family's drought-affected farm called Mountain View near Dubbo on October 17. Picture: Dean LewinsSource:AFP

I am the last man to be a royalist. I believe in equality over excellency, proficiency over privilege, meritocracy over monarchy. I believe in rationality and reason.

But what I saw in the heartland of the dry western plains of New South Wales made me believe in something else. Something like happiness. Something like togetherness.

And whether that was due to royalty or show business or some other sleight of hand hardly matters in the end. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what it really is. Sometimes just the belief itself is enough.

Indeed, the royals themselves may as well be a figment of imagination. The truth is that in my whole 24 hours in Dubbo I never once even laid eyes on Harry and Meghan. The only people I saw were the ordinary men and women of Australia.

And they are royalty enough for me.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 02:49:41 am
Later in the evening, Prince Harry will open the Invictus Games at the opening ceremony in the Opera House forecourt, where his expected to make a speech.

Just before the opening ceremony, the couple will join Premier Berejiklian for a dinner reception at Bennelong Restaurant in the Sydney Opera House with legendary Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6296749/Meghan-Harry-arrive-Sydneys-Hyde-Park-open-ANZAC-Memorial.html

I hope the trend continues of her not doing evening engagements because Harry needs to open the IG by himself.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 20, 2018, 02:59:31 am
imo the black is inappropriate. The other ladies that H&M greeted were wearing appropriate colors: NSW Premier Gladys in a aqua blazer with a navy skirt and Governor Hurley's wife Lynda in blue. Kate has never worn black to honor fallen soldiers at any ceremony. Alas, Meg continues to disappoint me imo.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 03:34:42 am
Is the queen finally stepping in to end this circus and this is the message telling him that? He's not listed as the Duke. I've never seen a plaque worded like this. I doubt it's a message that the queen wants him to step down.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/785f9f5c1526d5ed381c46e774dc5a6b/tumblr_pgvhp4PyNW1w23psx_540.jpg
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179229379593/read-the-plaque-and-there-you-have-it-hm-has

Upset or relieved? Before or after the plaque reveal?
https://66.media.tumblr.com/ccbf7c30e95314da8053068c7dfa0d17/tumblr_pgvk1nesro1w93w16_540.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 20, 2018, 03:49:11 am
Sounds like QE started to write him off of brf's front and center history and sounds like the message is starting to get to Harry.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 03:59:10 am
Meghan goes casual in a white blazer and skinny pants as she heads to Invictus Games challenge after stunning in a black designer dress at ANZAC war memorial opening with dashing Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took a boat across Sydney Harbour to Cockatoo Island to take in a special Invictus Games car challenge.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took the private vessel from Admiralty House in Kirribilli where they have been staying a guest of Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

The couple travelled to the island to watch the Invictus Games Jaguar Land Rover driving challenge, the first event of the Games hours before the evening's opening ceremony.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6296749/Meghan-Harry-arrive-Sydneys-Hyde-Park-open-ANZAC-Memorial.html

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TopTory, Somewhere, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
Had to laugh at BBC news reporting on this a few hours ago 'opening these games is what this whole tour was for, it's not, as some have suggested, some sort of honeymoon'. Once again even the sycophantic royal loving BBC dared to let on that not everyone 'loves' these two, just as they slipped in criticism of Meg for her 'slightly unusual decision' to tell the RF she was pregnant at another family members wedding. The fact they are saying these things suggests a lot of upset people are leaking from behind palace walls. The BBC really should publish a correction as that is wholly inaccurate, 'these 24 hours are what the tour was for, but the 15 days of sponging off the Aussie and Kiwi taxpayer either side of it definitely is (yet another) honeymoon.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 04:25:30 am
Timed out.
^ he doesn't look upset at the later event. It could be because he's meeting his vets. He's hard to read because he gets moody like he looked on the boat but ok as he was walking up to the venue. He has to keep up with giving Mehgan attention as she's used to. People are really upset watching this tour that's really amounted to nothing. I'm upset because here Harry is again on the verge of having the IG turn into the Meghan show. She and her cohorts are blantanly making money off the royal family through Harry and the royal family's done nothing. What's the point of having all this security when the criminal's right in there midst rubbing her smug nose at what she's getting away with? I hope for Harry and the royal family's sake that she's being allowed to set her own trap and that she'll suffer the consequences along with her mates. She's pissing on the legacy and messing with the queen and Charles, so I expect smething to happen. Harry was telling people to ask for help the day before and at the unannounced event, he sees a plaque that doesn't have his Duke title, so I'll look at this as a possiive thing until I see differently. I forgot, she gave Harry a prestigious honor the other day as a special aide to her, so it's a good message on the plaque.

Armed and in killer heels, Meghan's bodyguard: How the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a new head of protection who cuts a glamorous figure for a police officer
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a new female head of protection – armed and in heels.
The woman, who the Mail is not naming for security reasons, has been working with the couple for several months and is currently with them in Australia, overseeing the massive police operation that surrounds them.
It took a little while to find a woman for the job with Harry and Meghan, but the new senior female police officer, who has the rank of Inspector, has replaced the prince's long-standing head of security, Sergeant Bill Renshaw, who retired after more than 30 years in the force.

This week she has been very much in evidence, standing discreetly alongside the prince and his new wife. In Melbourne on Thursday she kept a watchful eye over pregnant Meghan as she undertook a huge public walkabout.  ??? Isn't Harry her priority as he's the blood royal.Oh, I forgot, she's the one to be watched.  :cookie:
Kensington Palace declined to comment last night.
But a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said they could confirm that 'there are a number of female officers working within the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command, including an inspector currently working in Australia'.
The spokesman added that they were not prepared to confirm the identities of officers in roles of this nature.
They added: 'As these officers are by their principal's side 24 hours a day, it is always preferential to have a woman on the team. There are some things that a MRF (Member of the Royal Family) just feels more comfortable doing with a woman at her side. But to have a woman in charge of the team is pretty much unheard of. It is good news for the Duke and Duchess and good news for the force.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6296235/Duke-Duchess-Sussexs-new-bodyguard-heels.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 20, 2018, 04:27:26 am
Emily explaining the plaque

https://mobile.twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1053471928843874
 "Wording of the memorial plaque Harry unveiled today says: 'opened by the grandson of the Queen' to echo the original opening plaque (in 1934 by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester) that said 'opened by the son of the king'".
It's to focus on the people lost not who opened it


 





Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 20, 2018, 04:39:56 am
https://mobile.twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1053471928843874304
The link is not working ,but the tweet is still there on her page hope this one works


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 20, 2018, 04:51:59 am
The royal couple also took time out to play with remote control cars alongside children from different countries who travelled to the event with the athletes.
Harry appeared to have a barrel of fun driving the cars across the uneven grass off to one side of the course, laughing, smiling, and sometimes gesturing his arms in frustration
Harry offered Meghan a turn with the remote but she didn't look particularly enthused about taking him up on it.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6296749/Meghan-Harry-arrive-Sydneys-Hyde-Park-open-ANZAC-Memorial.html
I doubt if she tried playing with the remote cars otherwise there'd be a picture of her with the remote.  :bored:



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 20, 2018, 04:57:12 am
CBS evening news has been following this tour, including the IG, which is good to know.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 20, 2018, 11:14:19 am
Stunning opening ceremony at the Sydney Opera House after a horrendous electrical storm over Sydney harbour. The audience consists mainly of vets and their families. Channel 2 (our national broadcaster the ABC) is carrying the IG in its entirety all week.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oYuugUNYXwk


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 20, 2018, 12:53:02 pm
Is the queen finally stepping in to end this circus and this is the message telling him that? He's not listed as the Duke. I've never seen a plaque worded like this. I doubt it's a message that the queen wants him to step down.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/785f9f5c1526d5ed381c46e774dc5a6b/tumblr_pgvhp4PyNW1w23psx_540.jpg
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179229379593/read-the-plaque-and-there-you-have-it-hm-has

Upset or relieved? Before or after the plaque reveal?
https://66.media.tumblr.com/ccbf7c30e95314da8053068c7dfa0d17/tumblr_pgvk1nesro1w93w16_540.jpg

 :- does it seriously say that?? I have never seen such wording, its like a joke!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Glimmery on October 20, 2018, 12:57:40 pm
The wording of that plaque is really strange I wonder did he know in advance.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 20, 2018, 02:08:43 pm
The original memorial, opened by 'the son of the King' happened in 1934. The son was Harry Duke of Gloucester. And, like his predecessor, this Harry would almost certainly have known, as the Trustees of the Memorial would have informed the officials organising the tour of what would appear on the enscription. It follows the original.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 20, 2018, 04:14:04 pm
@Thanks Rosella. That explains it. So second sons are mentioned as descendants and not by their own title. Interesting.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 20, 2018, 04:32:39 pm
The Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V. When the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park Sydney was being planned (in the 1920s) it was hoped that a member of the Royal family would open it as Royals had (and continue to do) with practically every important public building from Parliament House down in Canberra.

 The King appreciated the Empire's sacrifice in the War, which is why the Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor was sent on so many Empire tours in the early 1920s.

The ethos of the time emphasised sacrifice and the bond between King, Empire and the Fallen. At the same time, the name of Anzac grew to mythic proportions in Australia. So, when eventually the Hyde Park Memorial was due to be opened the Duke of Gloucester, at that time a serving Army officer, opened it. The King's name was mentioned on the inscription for the reasons given above.

And so the memorial that Harry opened today carried that theme on. However, that isn't usual. When royalty open anything here 99.9% of the time they are named on the plaque, wherever they come in the Royal family. When Harry unveils a statue in Fiji as he is due to later in this tour his name will appear on the plaque.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 20, 2018, 06:22:26 pm
 @Rosella  thanks for the history lesson. I appreciate it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 20, 2018, 08:41:35 pm
And how many royal ladies pose like this:   leg hoisted up in the air, one hand on royal husband's thigh, looking for the camera with a big possum grin on her face. . . .  I can't believe there are 11 more days of these shenanigans. . .

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44385021_10213164938418258_2520878174749851648_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=854444b82df4840bfce47f663c8c270f&oe=5C4DF2A9


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: meememe on October 20, 2018, 10:11:34 pm
As a comparison with yesterday's plaque the one at Taronga Zoo on Day 1 did say 'Duke and Duchess of Sussex' as the people who opened it. The ANZAC Memorial was a one off.

To any Sydneysider - or Aussie - or someone planning to visit our wonderful city - try to include a visit to this building in your itinerary. It is is a lovely building. It isn't a museum in the way that the War Memorial in Canberra is but it is still a wonderful memorial.

It is free to enter of course. Many people just think the war memorial is the pool of remembrance with some building at the end not realising how lovely it is inside. I am planning a visit there, since the upgrade, within the next few weeks, with my family.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 20, 2018, 10:17:32 pm
^^Older and desperate ones.  Every time.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 20, 2018, 11:45:10 pm
^ I think it is the type Harry likes very touchy feely...


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 01:47:58 am
 Mods can you delete my above post ^ thanks  :flower:


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@RE_DailyMail

Due to the late finish last night, Meghan has pulled out of attending this morning’s road cycling event. Harry will be here on his own. Meghan will join her husband later for the official reception and sailing, though.
It looks like her programme will be adjust for the next few days as well when the couple travel on to Fraser Island.
Prince Harry goes solo this morning.....
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1053807491929255936


good she needs to rest and not try to be superwoman and do it all



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 02:00:11 am
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EmilyAndrew
NEW Meghan to cut back on tour: KP have announced that after a busy first week #meghan & #harry have decided she will cut back on her engagements. She won’t go to the cycling but will come this afternoon. And she won’t come to Fraser Island, Harry will go alone.
Unclear currently whether #meghan will come to Fraser Island or not. The palace said: "After a busy programme,  The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour."
So #Meghan WILL come to Fraser Island tomorrow but will wait and see how she feels before deciding whether to do any engagements. The opening ceremony ran over last night so a lie-in was certainly in order!
Update! #meghan WILL got to Fraser Island but WONT do any engagements there... a good walk on the beach could be just the ticket. It’s been an exhausting week, and although the Duchess hasn’t had any morning sickness, she has been very tired.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 02:12:35 am
I'm glad that Harry gets a chance to do his thing alone. Hy go to Fraser Island and not do anything. Oh, yes, she has to merch and keep her eye on Harry.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2018, 02:24:35 am
Quote
EmilyAndrew
NEW Meghan to cut back on tour: KP have announced that after a busy first week #meghan & #harry have decided she will cut back on her engagements. She won’t go to the cycling but will come this afternoon. And she won’t come to Fraser Island, Harry will go alone.
Unclear currently whether #meghan will come to Fraser Island or not. The palace said: "After a busy programme,  The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour."
So #Meghan WILL come to Fraser Island tomorrow but will wait and see how she feels before deciding whether to do any engagements. The opening ceremony ran over last night so a lie-in was certainly in order!
Update! #meghan WILL got to Fraser Island but WONT do any engagements there... a good walk on the beach could be just the ticket. It’s been an exhausting week, and although the Duchess hasn’t had any morning sickness, she has been very tired.

At the risk of sounding callous, how can she decide not to work just because she's tired? First, Diana at twenty (after giving birth) did as many engagements (while suffering from a neating disorder) and didn't stop. Second, the British taxpayer isn't paying for her to decide if she's going to work, she is there to work. Third, they have no business welshing on commitments made over a month ago and disappointing those who wished to see the ducal couple.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 21, 2018, 02:25:32 am
^^Let's see how happy Harry is when she is not around.  :June:

^I wonder how many other women feel exhausted while in the early stages of pregnancy, yet they still have to go to work, go grocery/clothing shopping, take care of their home and other children (if they have them), yet she can't accompany her husband and watch the IG athletes. All she is doing is walking, sitting, making small talk, smiling while clinging onto Harry. So tiring, right?  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 02:27:46 am
 
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@RE_DailyMail
One source tells me it isn’t that the duchess is feeling poorly, but they’re trying to ‘pace’ her given how many engagements are coming up. The couple are due to undertake 76 on the 16-day tour. It is unlikely Meghan will do many engagements on Fraser Island due to the terrainPregnant Meghan WILL fly to #Fiji and #Tonga but it is possible  there may be some adjustments to her programme there as well. #royalvisit

it will be fine if she takes 2/3 days off. some people will understand


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2018, 02:30:32 am
^I wonder how many other women feel exhausted while in the early stages of pregnancy, yet they still have to go to work, go grocery/clothing shopping, take care of their home and other children (if they have them), yet she can't accompany her husband and watch the IG athletes. All she is doing is walking, sitting, making small talk, smiling while clinging onto Harry. So tiring, right?  :bored:

Fully agree and there shouldn't be ANY adjustments; either she shows up to her assigned events, or neither should show their faces in Australia ever again. Second, neither should be allowed to tweak their programme or make people sweat over whether or not they'll actually show up. Show up, look happy, and stop slacking. Harry and Meg have plenty of time for vacations and fun stuff, so neither should lack energy for work and meeting people who are eager to meet them.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 02:39:41 am
Pregnant Meghan pulls out of Invictus Games event so she can rest during whirlwind tour of Australia – leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone
Pregnant Meghan Markle has pulled out of her first engagement of the day in Sydney to rest, leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone.

After a storm delayed the opening ceremony on Saturday night, Meghan decided not to attend the race with her husband and instead rest back at Admiralty House where the couple have been staying.

She will, however, join him at an official lunch reception thrown by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at 12.15pm at The Pavilion Restaurant in The Domain park nearby.

The Duke and Duchess will also board a family and friends boat in Farm Cove to watch the Invictus Games sailing final on Sydney Harbour later in the afternoon.

It is understood that Meghan will fly to Fraser Island with her husband on Monday as planned, but will not undertake many engagements due to the uneven terrain.

When the trip was planned, staff did not know that the Duchess was pregnant so had to revaluate the programme to take account of her condition. ??? She claims to be 4 months pregnant and failed to tell the staff at KP so?

One source told Mail Online it wasn't that the duchess was feeling ill, but that they were trying to 'pace' her given how many engagements they have coming up.

However, the event was delayed by a huge storm that hit Sydney early in the evening, meaning the Duchess got back to Admiralty House later than planned and needed her rest.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Harry needs to be with his IG vets and show support. He won't be able to do that with his limpet constantly hanging onto him demanding his full attention.
The comments will be scathing not only because she could've stayed in the UK, now the organizers have to make adjustments to the schedule because she's decided that she's tired and has a lie in just like a vapid celbrity does when they can't be bothered. She'll only do events that's glamorous not anything to do with the injured IG vets.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 21, 2018, 02:41:36 am
Pregnant Meghan pulls out of Invictus Games event so she can rest during whirlwind tour of Australia – leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone
Pregnant Meghan Markle has pulled out of her first engagement of the day in Sydney to rest, leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone.

After a storm delayed the opening ceremony on Saturday night, Meghan decided not to attend the race with her husband and instead rest back at Admiralty House where the couple have been staying.

She will, however, join him at an official lunch reception thrown by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at 12.15pm at The Pavilion Restaurant in The Domain park nearby.

The Duke and Duchess will also board a family and friends boat in Farm Cove to watch the Invictus Games sailing final on Sydney Harbour later in the afternoon.

It is understood that Meghan will fly to Fraser Island with her husband on Monday as planned, but will not undertake many engagements due to the uneven terrain.

When the trip was planned, staff did not know that the Duchess was pregnant so had to revaluate the programme to take account of her condition. ??? She claims to be 4 months pregnant and failed to tell the staff at KP so?

One source told Mail Online it wasn't that the duchess was feeling ill, but that they were trying to 'pace' her given how many engagements they have coming up.

However, the event was delayed by a huge storm that hit Sydney early in the evening, meaning the Duchess got back to Admiralty House later than planned and needed her rest.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Harry needs to be with his IG vets and show support. He won't be able to do that with his limpet constantly hanging onto him demanding his full attention.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2018, 02:47:53 am
Pregnant Meghan pulls out of Invictus Games event so she can rest during whirlwind tour of Australia – leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone
Pregnant Meghan Markle has pulled out of her first engagement of the day in Sydney to rest, leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone.

After a storm delayed the opening ceremony on Saturday night, Meghan decided not to attend the race with her husband and instead rest back at Admiralty House where the couple have been staying.

She will, however, join him at an official lunch reception thrown by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at 12.15pm at The Pavilion Restaurant in The Domain park nearby.

The Duke and Duchess will also board a family and friends boat in Farm Cove to watch the Invictus Games sailing final on Sydney Harbour later in the afternoon.
It is understood that Meghan will fly to Fraser Island with her husband on Monday as planned, but will not undertake many engagements due to the uneven terrain.

When the trip was planned, staff did not know that the Duchess was pregnant so had to revaluate the programme to take account of her condition. ??? She claims to be 4 months pregnant and failed to tell the staff at KP so?

One source told Mail Online it wasn't that the duchess was feeling ill, but that they were trying to 'pace' her given how many engagements they have coming up.
However, the event was delayed by a huge storm that hit Sydney early in the evening, meaning the Duchess got back to Admiralty House later than planned and needed her rest.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Harry needs to be with his IG vets and show support. He won't be able to do that with his limpet constantly hanging onto him demanding his full attention.
The comments will be scathing not only because she could've stayed in the UK, now the organizers have to make adjustments to the schedule because she's decided that she's tired and has a lie in just like a vapid celbrity does when they can't be bothered. She'll only do events that's glamorous not anything to do with the injured IG vets.

I wonder how security feels, having to literally rearrange everything just because Harry and Meg decided on whim to just change things or not show up or choose to stay in their hotel room. All that carefully laid out security thrown out the window and basically all for nothing. Neither have any business just choosing on whim not to show up and neither have any business disrupting all these security arrangements.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 03:00:32 am
Meghan is with Harry at the offical lunch
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dp_wy-gWwAAAkAJ.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 03:06:59 am
KF, to be fare, Harry's carrying on with the schedule. It's just her being the narc celebrity.
Very odd that the article regarding her pulling out of the event has no comments.  :cookie:

Pregnant Meghan pulls out of Invictus Games event so she can rest during whirlwind tour of Australia – leaving Prince Harry to present medals to winning cyclists alone
Harry and Meghan have four events planned for Monday on Fraser Island and it is understood the Duchess will skip most of them, leaving her husband to carry on alone.

At noon they are to unveil the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy plaque in the ancient rainforest of Pile Valley, along with an Aboriginal Welcome to Country ceremony.

They will then visit the picturesque Lake McKenzie to meet with local elders and national park rangers to learn about the island's natural beauty, rich history, biodiversity and cultural significance.

About 2pm they are due to arrive at the historic McKenzie's Jetty, famous for the logging trade, before being taken by boat to Kingfisher Bay Jetty where they will meet the public as they did in Sydney and Melbourne.

Meghan appears likely to skip all but the last appearance, due to the difficult terrain of the rainforest and wilderness areas.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Odd, it's the same article above but with additional info and pictures of Harry at the event solo.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 21, 2018, 03:10:26 am
She likely feels she will get more attention staying back.

Thus, her decision was an easy one.

I personally do not feel she should be allowed to skip some engagements for others, especially when she chooses dinners over interacting with people. It sends a clear message of what is important to her/them, and I do not feel that fair.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 03:12:57 am
The tour was planned months ago. It's probably been in the process since last year. The couple flew into Sydney late in the day  and started engagements early the next day. They couldn't come early and acclimatise as Camilla sometimes does because of Eugenie's wedding shortly before.

It takes 22 hours (sometimes more) to fly between Britain and Australia. I've done it quite often and I can assure you that the jet lag after that trip can leave a person feeling like death for days afterwards. I didn't do it when pregnant but did with kids in tow and being in flight for that length of time is no pleasure zone.

Meghan hasn't dropped engagements on a whim. She's pregnant, and we've heard from others that she hasn't been able to sleep properly. She probably feels extraordinarily tired all the time as the couple have been undertaking about four engagements a day, a fair bit of travelling within Australia and have met and greeted thousands of people on engagements.

Harry isn't dropping any engagements. The itinerary is mainly his anyway, with Meghan accompanying him as a bonus, though Meghan has a couple on her own solo engagements  in Fiji. There's nobody saying that she isn't going to do those.

 Every single engagement on that itinerary is going to be undertaken. Meghan is just going to pace herself for the rest of the tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 21, 2018, 03:14:41 am
Shoot...the Queen gave the order to get this mess off the stage!!!!  I love it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 03:19:59 am
^it would seem so.
The point that seems to be missing is that she claims to be 4 months pregnant. She couldn't find the time to tell the people organizing the tour that she's pregnant all those months? If they knew, the tour would've bee adjusted or Harry would've just gone alone. I'm at a loss to why people don't see that this makes no sense. Why's she now going with Harry to events on Monday and do absolutely nothing but watch Harry? Why go on the trip knowing what it entails if she's four months pregnant? Clarly things aren't adding up to make any logical sense.
The article has over 1K shares and not taking comments still. I guess the DM wants this to get out knowing what the reaction would be.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 21, 2018, 03:31:24 am
If she were pregnant she would not be traveling to islands that have warnings to pregnant women.  As of now she's still going against medical advice. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 03:38:51 am
^ Not so. In the KP announcement before the tour it was stated that the Sussexes had taken the most expert medical advice over the Zika virus. In fact, since 2016 there have been no Zika virus cases confirmed in either Tonga or Fiji. I put the link to that up in a post a couple of days ago.

^^The officials would have known. Meghan probably felt perfectly fit in London and ready to undertake all the engagements, accompanying her husband. She's been knocked for six by a combination of jet lag and not being able to sleep, by all accounts. She has dropped one engagement at the moment, not sixteen. If she feels well enough then she may do things on Fraser Island as well.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 04:08:09 am
Pregnant Meghan Markle joins Prince Harry for Sydney Harbour lunch with Prime Minister Scott Morrison after pulling out of Invictus Games event to get some much-needed rest
As MailOnline revealed Meghan's schedule was being cut to help her pregnancy, including her skipping the race, Harry told some Invictus competitors his wife was 'resting back at home, being pregnant takes its toll'.

After the event, he arrived at The Domain park nearby and waited about 10 minutes for Meghan to arrive in a three-car convoy from Admiralty House, where the couple have been staying.

The Duchess waved to a cheering crowd of hundreds who rushed towards her car as she arrived and pressed against barriers as they tried to get her attention.

The Duke walked over and immediately gave her a kiss before taking her hand and walking into the restaurant together, using their free hands to wave at the crowd but not stopping to chat.  ???

At the reception, where they met Invictus competitors and other guests in a crowded restaurant, the Duchess appeared lively and engaged.

One source told Mail Online it wasn't that the duchess was feeling ill, but that they were trying to 'pace' her given how many engagements they have coming up.  

The Duke of Sussex encouraged his pregnant wife to slow down after she felt tired when the opening of the Invictus Games overran by nearly two hours, royal sources said.

'She is not sick, just tired,' one said.  

The source said that they had expected to return to Admiralty House, where the couple is staying, by 9pm last night. However because the opening was delayed by a thunderstorm, they did not get back until around 10.45.

'We have to try to pace her. We have to make sure she is well paced and not overdoing it. She had a very late night last night,' they said.

'She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself. We want to make sure she gets enough rest at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day.

'If it has been a very late night due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to adjust for that.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Flat belly and wearing a belt.  :cookie:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/21/03/517FA6FE00000578-6299155-image-a-170_1540089643889.jpg
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Jacket lays flat against her stomach.
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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 21, 2018, 04:13:50 am
Still no comments on the article  :cookie:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/21/03/517FA6FE00000578-6299155-image-a-170_1540089643889.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/21/03/517FB1AB00000578-6299155-image-a-175_1540089678332.jpg

Pants or jeans look real faded. No need for the purse, the pic of her getting out of the car shows a real slim purse, nothing's in it, just for show, its not needed...merch alert!

Baby crushing? And why the 7 inch slingback's?
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/21/03/517FB3FB00000578-6299155-image-a-180_1540089723256.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 04:24:42 am
Meghan and Harry will be viewing the sailing trials this afternoon and then there's a reception tonight.

Channel nine news with today's events.

https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/21/07/44/prince-harry-meghan-markle-in-sydney-day-6-royal-tour-australia-live-coverage-2018


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 21, 2018, 04:59:49 am
^ Not so. In the KP announcement before the tour it was stated that the Sussexes had taken the most expert medical advice over the Zika virus. In fact, since 2016 there have been no Zika virus cases confirmed in either Tonga or Fiji. I put the link to that up in a post a couple of days ago.

^^The officials would have known. Meghan probably felt perfectly fit in London and ready to undertake all the engagements, accompanying her husband. She's been knocked for six by a combination of jet lag and not being able to sleep, by all accounts. She has dropped one engagement at the moment, not sixteen. If she feels well enough then she may do things on Fraser Island as well.

The CDC advises against travel to that area.  Also the woman is not a bit tired.  She positively thrives on attention.  Nope...it appears the Queen is trying to tone down the unruly duchess and her embarrassing antics but the duchess is ignoring the Queen.  Wonder who will win?   ...Oh and not tired plus travel to warned against area equals no pregnancy.....as well as the belted jeans today.....   :bouncy:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 05:36:08 am
I think the DM put that article on the top of the U.K. section without allowing comments and changing the title and adding addition information so that her flat stomach can be seen as she exits the car and that she’ll go to the island that has Zika.

Very flat tummy.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/527b3096d8a51762f1adb95de8a3c9c2/tumblr_pgxl4nKGmM1xpn99lo2_250.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: meememe on October 21, 2018, 05:51:18 am
The tour was planned months ago. It's probably been in the process since last year. The couple flew into Sydney late in the day  and started engagements early the next day. They couldn't come early and acclimatise as Camilla sometimes does because of Eugenie's wedding shortly before.

It takes 22 hours (sometimes more) to fly between Britain and Australia. I've done it quite often and I can assure you that the jet lag after that trip can leave a person feeling like death for days afterwards. I didn't do it when pregnant but did with kids in tow and being in flight for that length of time is no pleasure zone.
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I have flown it many times in Business Class and never had an issue with jet lag (in either direction). I have got off the plane and gone straight to work with no ill-effects and know many people who do the same. They would have had lie flat beds and been able to sleep had they wanted to do so. They then had a day's full rest on arrival. Most royals don't do that but get stuck straight into engagements as did William and Kate in 2014 when they arrived in New Zealand and had a full welcome on arrival after the extra leg from Sydney to Australia with a baby in tow.

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Meghan hasn't dropped engagements on a whim. She's pregnant, and we've heard from others that she hasn't been able to sleep properly. She probably feels extraordinarily tired all the time as the couple have been undertaking about four engagements a day, a fair bit of travelling within Australia and have met and greeted thousands of people on engagements.

Four engagements a  day - or four hours work for the most part - is not a 'taxing schedule for most royals on overseas tours. That is routine for Anne most days in the UK and she doubles it when overseas for instance.

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Harry isn't dropping any engagements. The itinerary is mainly his anyway, with Meghan accompanying him as a bonus, though Meghan has a couple on her own solo engagements  in Fiji. There's nobody saying that she isn't going to do those.

At the moment and hopefully she will fulfil them but I wouldn't be surprised if she pulls out of more engagements as the tour unfolds and then disappears when back in the UK until the baby is born. She will want to ensure a safe healthy baby.

 
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Every single engagement on that itinerary is going to be undertaken. Meghan is just going to pace herself for the rest of the tour.

At the moment. Engagements can be cancelled if the going gets tough.

Why they didn't have a rest day is down to them. They could have insisted on them but chose not to have them. The only people to blame for no rest days are Harry and Meghan.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 06:09:51 am
^why agree to a schedule like that in the first place then?

At the reception, where they met Invictus competitors and other guests including Mr Morrison's daughters Lily and Abbey in a crowded restaurant, the Duchess appeared lively and engaged.

Harry rubbed her back frequently as the couple greeted numerous guests, some of whom the Duke already knew and was delighted to catch up with.

Studio 10 host and Kookaburra Kids ambassador Jessica Rowe was just as excited to meet the royal couple as the children with families affected by mental health issues the charity supports.

'They are wonderful. I just said "hello your Royal Highness" to Meghan,' she said.

'I said it is such an honour to meet you, you are such a role model for women and she said thank you.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

The article’s still the top news item. It’s being updated with information about the lunch and new pictures.

It’s a real shame that people see her as a role model.




Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2018, 06:55:31 am
Jet lag? Right off the bat at her marriage she was jetting around and she and Harry went to that party in Amsterdam for three days and came right back. She's just slacking off since this is likely one of the few times of her life when she has to do more than party and she has no business disrupting carefully laid plans, plus for security to readjust their arrangements. I think royals should just be required to pay for their own security since it increases costs to the British taxpayers each time new strategies have to be designed. She has no business canceling engagements and all the work the courtiers put into those appointments is wasted and it's a slap in the face to those who wanted to meet her and Harry.

You know, Diana never got time off during her tours when she wanted it and she was TWENTY when she was first moved along to Australia and she had bulimia and had issues with her unfaithful husband. Yet she managed to pull off a full schedule.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 06:57:36 am
As MailOnline revealed Meghan's schedule was being cut to help her pregnancy, including her skipping the race, Harry told some Invictus competitors his wife was 'resting back at home, being pregnant takes its toll'.

Harry waved to onlookers as the couple, rugged up in dark jackets, took a skiff out to the boat where they were joined by others
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Tooth missing?
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 07:34:40 am
Amsterdam isn't a 22 hour or more flight away from Britain. And plenty of people do get severely jet lagged on extremely long flights. Meghan's main problem apparently though is she cannot sleep. She hasn't partied all her life anyway. She had jobs, including the role in Suits, where she had 4am starts every working day.

Diana was 22 when she came to Australia on tour in 1983, not 20. She and Charles had baby William in tow and the tour had some rest days scheduled. Charles wasn't unfaithful in 1983. That was later.

The British taxpayers don't pay for security on foreign tours, except for the RPOs Royals have by their sides anyway. In this case (Australia) costs are shared by State police forces and the Federal Government of Australia, which has a special fund for these things. There would be tight security today for Harry and other VIPs, the Aus PM, the NSW Premier, anyway.

 So in this case Meghan's RPO wouldn't be on duty and there would be a few less police because of Meghan's absence for the cycling medals. So money would be saved. She was back on board for the reception and the sailing.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: meememe on October 21, 2018, 07:51:09 am
Amsterdam isn't a 22 hour or more flight away from Britain. And plenty of people do get severely jet lagged on extremely long flights. Meghan's main problem apparently though is she cannot sleep. She hasn't partied all her life anyway. She had jobs, including the role in Suits, where she had 4am starts every working day.

Diana was 22 when she came to Australia on tour in 1983, not 20. She and Charles had baby William in tow and the tour had some rest days scheduled. Charles wasn't unfaithful in 1983. That was later.

The British taxpayers don't pay for security on foreign tours, except for the RPOs Royals have by their sides anyway. In this case (Australia) costs are shared by State police forces and the Federal Government of Australia, which has a special fund for these things. There would be tight security today for Harry and other VIPs, the Aus PM, the NSW Premier, anyway.

 So in this case Meghan's RPO wouldn't be on duty and there would be a few less police because of Meghan's absence for the cycling medals. So money would be saved. She was back on board for the reception and the sailing.

Costs of security would be higher as they would need a full contingent at Admiralty House and another full contingent at the events. If she was with Harry they could cut back the security at Admiralty House.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 07:57:05 am
Meghan missed one engagement and was there for the others. Harry was there for all. We don't know how many security staff were left at Admiralty House.

And royals have pulled out of  tours before now, due to health and pregnancy issues. Such as Kate and William's postponed tour of Scandinavia in 2017 that had to be rescheduled. We don't know what the costs of cancelling that trip was.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 21, 2018, 01:58:14 pm
I get it that she’s got a good work ethic/media savvy, and the flight is brutal and all of the potential exhaustion, dehydration and health issues here. 

What I do not understand is her willingness to put her unborn child at any risk.  Her priorities are truly messed up.  Since everyone knew about this before the trip, any mother would’ve immediately placed the baby’s survival ahead of everything on earth especially considering the first+ trimester risks and her age.  Even when I was in my early 20s, and pregnant, I was: more tired, weaker, food intake was wonky and was warned to stay away from sick people.

Sooo, this was not a wise move by any measurement if you’re a responsible parent.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 21, 2018, 02:31:05 pm
Harry, Meghan at an evening reception at Government House on Sunday evening, to honour sponsors and others involved in the Invictus Games.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/21/11/5250580-6299155-image-a-18_1540118243907.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 21, 2018, 02:57:38 pm
I get it that she’s got a good work ethic/media savvy, and the flight is brutal and all of the potential exhaustion, dehydration and health issues here. 

What I do not understand is her willingness to put her unborn child at any risk.  Her priorities are truly messed up.  Since everyone knew about this before the trip, any mother would’ve immediately placed the baby’s survival ahead of everything on earth especially considering the first+ trimester risks and her age.  Even when I was in my early 20s, and pregnant, I was: more tired, weaker, food intake was wonky and was warned to stay away from sick people.

Sooo, this was not a wise move by any measurement if you’re a responsible parent.

I think she would have been criticized if she didn't go. Damned if she does damned if she doesn't.

I think of course she consulted a physician who gave her clearance to go.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 21, 2018, 03:17:00 pm
^Sorry.  Not buying it this time.  No doctor can predict squat with a pregnancy.  Also, no responsible parent would give one rat’s behind what anyone would think when it came to the security of their unborn child.  That’s beyond the pale.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 21, 2018, 03:25:58 pm
I get it that she’s got a good work ethic/media savvy, and the flight is brutal and all of the potential exhaustion, dehydration and health issues here. 

What I do not understand is her willingness to put her unborn child at any risk.  Her priorities are truly messed up.  Since everyone knew about this before the trip, any mother would’ve immediately placed the baby’s survival ahead of everything on earth especially considering the first+ trimester risks and her age.  Even when I was in my early 20s, and pregnant, I was: more tired, weaker, food intake was wonky and was warned to stay away from sick people.

Sooo, this was not a wise move by any measurement if you’re a responsible parent.

Narcs don't care about anybody save themselves - this is just a call-out for sympathy and attention on her part. Not buying it - isn't the 2nd trimester the time that things settle in, so to speak? And one thing I can say for Meghan, is that 37 is not an advanced age for pregnancy. We know how she wants to make ANY occasion about her - not buying her continuing games. It's a shame that she hijacks events where the focus is one others and THEIR real work. She's not getting how to be a royal - has no innate concern for others, no regard, no dignity or selflessness. She is truly a piece of work.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 21, 2018, 03:35:56 pm
^Yes.  Usually things settle down a great deal once you're deep into your second trimester.  The most vulnerable time for the child is 1-4+ months.  She should know, and care, about this.  I'm not even close to surprised that she isn't prioritizing beyond herself.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2018, 03:43:25 pm
Imo I do not know who planned this trip.... they knew she was going to be pregnant. So do fewer events, plan some for Harry alone and do not plan to go to zika areas.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 21, 2018, 03:53:35 pm
They probably planned it last year when they got engaged or even before that and probably weren't sure exactly what month she was going to get pregnant after her marriage. Although you know she was going to try even before her wedding date because of her age.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2018, 03:57:39 pm
But before publishing the events they must have known she was pregnant. They could have modified it a bit.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 21, 2018, 04:07:04 pm
Guess she wanted to be the "modern" mother who soldiers on despite the unfeeling, harsh and mean-spirited RF. Sympathy vote.  :thumbsdown:

She's a saint.  :bored:



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 21, 2018, 04:08:40 pm
^If true, then she has no business being a parent.

^^You're right.  They could've done any number of options.  But, this rests on the parents totally.  Harry's a complete bonehead with anything "baby" so pretty much follows the usual edicts but they're not exactly teenagers and now is the time to set priorities.

It's not like she really needed to go or the world would've fallen apart.  He could've gone to the IG and, if she took it easy, fly down but rest until the jet lag settled down and then make some appearances.  

The baby just seems like an add-on and "fun news".   Boy, do they have a lot to learn.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 04:10:05 pm
Belly's flat as aboard though so how is she 4 months pregnant? She goes on a speed boat that's to be very choppy on the water.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/6c5fea7900710fd6b5819e3a2f3e9f04/tumblr_pgxz8yLzIa1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg

One, the queen acknowledge's the pregnancy of Sophie and nothing for Meghan's announcement.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/1db2b56f78e4d09e7065c2eb72a78e8d/tumblr_pgxyj45lC71xpn99lo1_400.jpg

To me, tis is very tacky, but normal for them as she's with photographered between his legs as seen with the engagement and after wedding pictures and he has his hand inappropriately on her leg. They're  very classless couple that's for sure.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/18a7f5ba27c8292fb3339889a4c9f721/tumblr_pgxscrn8JR1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg

Rejuvenated Meghan beams lovingly at Harry as they attend an Invictus reception following an afternoon on the water in Sydney Harbour - after the duchess took the morning off to rest because pregnancy is 'taking its toll'
Tonight they kept a low-profile at an event celebrating the Invictus Games Foundation at Government House, which was not part of their official royal tour schedule.
Meghan and Harry seemed in high spirits as they took part in the event, sharing wide smiles at each other as they listened to speeches.

The Duchess wore her hair in a chic ponytail so all eyes were on the dress, which appeared to feature a fluffy black trim on the crossover straps.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299155/Pregnant-Meghan-pulls-Invictus-Games-event-Sydney.html

Comments:
Lulu, Windsor, United Kingdom, about a minute ago
Took the morning off due to pregnancy... typical! The Duchess probably had a coffee morning with Mulroney & Beckham!!!

lovetradition, York, United Kingdom, less than a minute ago
I think your right

Karson.kasey, Aurora, United States, 2 minutes ago
For crying out loud, these cling one are all about WE. Send in the adults to represent the RF affairs. Meghan has commandeered the RF image down the drain. Great job Gingerbaby.

Round_About1, New York, United States, 5 minutes ago
That dress has an interesting neckline.

Ms B, London, 5 minutes ago
Still got her paws all over him.

Pregnant Meghan to skip the picturesque rainforest sights of Fraser Island as her Australian tour appearances are scaled back so she gets much-needed rest - leaving Harry to go it alone
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel from Sydney to the Queensland wilderness island together on Monday as planned, but will leave Prince Harry to explore the sights by himself.

MailOnline on Sunday morning revealed Meghan's appearances would be scaled back by Kensington Palace planners as she skipped the 11.30am Invictus Games cycling race.

However, everything else would proceed as scheduled, with the Palace confirming 'the Duke will continue with the engagements on Fraser Island as planned'.

The lie-in seemed to do Meghan a lot of good as she appeared lively and engaged when she joined Harry for the lunch reception and chatted to Invictus competitors and other guests at the crowded restaurant.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299505/Pregnant-Meghan-skip-Fraser-Island-appearances-Prince-Harry.html
She's only doing the fun events.
It's really disturbing how she clings on to him at every opportunity or gives him those fake lovey dovey looks.  :bored:



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2018, 04:41:08 pm
I get it that she’s got a good work ethic/media savvy, and the flight is brutal and all of the potential exhaustion, dehydration and health issues here. 

What I do not understand is her willingness to put her unborn child at any risk.  Her priorities are truly messed up.  Since everyone knew about this before the trip, any mother would’ve immediately placed the baby’s survival ahead of everything on earth especially considering the first+ trimester risks and her age.  Even when I was in my early 20s, and pregnant, I was: more tired, weaker, food intake was wonky and was warned to stay away from sick people.

Sooo, this was not a wise move by any measurement if you’re a responsible parent.
I think she would have been criticized if she didn't go. Damned if she does damned if she doesn't.
I think of course she consulted a physician who gave her clearance to go.

Meg isn't some victim of circumstance; she KNEW what was expected of a member of the BRF and she KNEW that she would have to do appearances. Given that she's a soon to be mother, she should be thinking of the well being of her kid at all times. It's not like she's someone who is forced to make a decision about whether or not to push the button to trigger nuclear war. As for not being able to win, welcome to being a public figure, or just welcome to living life in general.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 21, 2018, 04:46:40 pm
^ If she cared one teeny scrap for her unborn baby she’d never venture into Zika areas no matter what any doctor says.  The CDC says otherwise, but really, why risk it?

I don’t know of any mother who would intentionally put her child at risk.

Either that, or the Cat wants to announce that she won’t be going to Zika areas due to public warnings - that’d be her.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 21, 2018, 05:04:57 pm
Maybe that will be the news item tomorrow? Her own self-sacrificing "Diana" moment?   :stop:  :bat:  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 05:17:52 pm
It all goes back to why didn't she tell the queen that she was pregnant so that she would eith stay in London as the tour would be too grueling or it could be adjusted because of her condition. IMO, she announced it in Oz to get maximum press exposure for herself. Harry actd and appeared shell shocked as if he just found out. She either has the oddest body to be pregnant at 4 months, now the papers saying 12-16 weeks, and still have a flat tummy or she's lying about being pregnant in order to have the royal family get her a visa as I elieve the one she has now will run out at the end of the month. She must feel that there's no way that she'll be asked to provide proof of pregnancy and that the royal family will be accussed of racism and meanness having  pregnanct woman who's carrying the baby of the queen's grandson thrown out of the UK over visa issues. The DM article showing her getting out of the car and showing no signs of pregnancy was clever and having no comments acceoted was clever because it's raising doubt in the public's mind that she's expecting. Also her seen now at only fun events will further tick people off as it seems like she's only on a jolly at the tax payers expense.
I hope that it is a lie and all her coconspiritors will have their reputations ruined as they participated in the con.

Comfy leggings, colour blocking... and heels galore: Meghan's BFF Jessica Mulroney's maternity wardrobe revealed as she helps to steer the royal through dressing as a mother-to-be
The stylist is believed to be helping the Duchess of Sussex curate her maternity wardrobe after flying from Toronto to Sydney - albeit in an 'unofficial capacity' - to join her on her first major overseas tour as an expectant mother.

Meghan, 37, is believed to be up to 16 weeks pregnant and with her baby bump beginning to show, there are few better placed than mother-of-three Mulroney to advise her on dressing her growing tummy.

A fan of bright colours, tight trousers and towering heels, Mulroney's pregnancy style was true to form - and offers some fascinating clues into how how Meghan might dress her own bump in the coming months.

The mumpreneur was described as Meghan's unofficial wedding planner ahead of her big day in May and has styled her for subsequent royal engagements - and it's likely the Duchess will now turn to her close friend for advice on navigating her first pregnancy, too.

The stylist and wedding planner speaks openly about her family life on social media, and regularly shares tidbits of how she juggles a busy career with raising three small children with her fans.

As a seasoned pro at balancing public life with raising children, Jessica is well placed to support and advise her best friend through this newest chapter, too.  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6280891/Jessica-Mulroneys-maternity-wardrobe-revealed.html
Comments:
CelticWoman1, Midland ON, Canada, 4 hours ago
Meghan's facial expression in the ubiquitous picture of her in the beige dress hugging Jessica, is really strange. She looks almost manic, overly excited about something.

TheUnpopular, London, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Fake attracts fake

Caro, Norwich, 7 hours ago
These photos would certainly not convince you to hire her as a stylist!

Mickey101989, Harrogate, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
Yet another one wanting to ride that Royal Gravy train

pinkdye3, solihull, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
Jessica is from one of the richest families in canada she doesent need any gravy from the royals..i must say she knows how to wear colour,she looks nice.

Deborah, Tunbridge Wells - UK, 6 hours ago
It's got absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with money, pinkdye - it's all about the one commodity no amount of wealth can buy: Royal patronage and the global publicity that comes with it. You are indeed naive...

Virginia Dare, Toronto, Canada, 5 hours ago
And why not? Doesn't the Queen put her special label on goods she patronizes? Jessica Mulroney is a business woman. I'm sure she gets permission for what she does.

Deborah, Tunbridge Wells - UK, 4 hours ago
Virginia - you've more or less answered your own question. "Special labels" (Royal Warrants, by any other name) can only be granted by the monarch and the heir to the throne, are issued very selectively, apply strictly to certain goods and services (couture clothing doesn't make the grade) and only after lengthy and careful procedures are undertaken. They are categorically NOT the prerogative of the wife of the umpteenth in line to the throne, or the professional merchandiser she employs to blag clothes in exchange for free publicity or favours for friends (the Serena Williams jacket being an unambiguous example of exactly that).

I don't see her as a stylist but more like someone wh Meghan can tip off the press through and bring her some party goodies.  :cookie: Having an "unofficial" stylist on tour is very irregular so obviously she's there for other reasons.

^she'll get ripped becuse it goes back to if she was pregnant, she wouldn't have gone on the trip in the first place.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 05:36:02 pm
Timed out.  :flower:
Prince Harry reveals he wants a baby GIRL with wife Meghan after a well-wisher congratulates him on the pregnancy at the Invictus Games
Prince Harry has revealed he hopes to have a baby girl with his wife the Duchess of Sussex.

The royal, 34, who is expecting his first child next Spring, shared his wish after a spectator congratulated him on the pregnancy at an Invictus Games event in Sydney on Sunday.

In a candid moment captured on camera, a bystander was heard shouting: 'Congratulations, I hope it's a girl', to which Harry responded: 'So do I!'

Speaking at a reception on Tuesday, the royal said: 'We genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby... be it a boy or girl.'

However his passing remark today hints that the prince might be hoping to welcome a daughter.

This morning pregnant Meghan, 37, chose to skip a scheduled appearance at an Invictus Games cycling race in Sydney, with Harry, 34, telling competitors that she was 'resting at home [as] being pregnant takes its toll'.

It was the same event that Prince Harry let slip his hope of welcoming a daughter.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6300257/Prince-Harry-confirms-hes-hoping-baby-GIRL-Meghan.html

I've my oubts that she's pregnant judging by the way it was announced and how as well as her flat tummy, but Harry's going along because Meghan's trapped now becasue she's going to have to produce proof that she's pregnant when she gets back to Lond, if hse gets back that is. She wouldn't be on this trip as her pregnancy would be considered a high risk one.
I know that they have wringers in the audience, so I foind it strange that someone would shout that to him as he's walking by with the cameras there to film it.
Unfortunately, anything's possible with this farce, even her getting knocked up, s I guess it's best to keep an open mind and watch the royal family continue to go down the drain as this sad situation goes on.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 05:37:12 pm
Roya Nikkhah
My News Review analysis of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s triumphant tour of Australia and what the birth of their first child will mean for the royal family’s game of thrones and the Prince of Wales’s vision of a leaner monarchy @thesundaytimes www.thetimes.co.uk/a…


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2018, 05:40:12 pm
^ is it open? I saw that in the cover about their kids having no roles.

If she is going to zika area I suppose they did ask their doctor but why risk it?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 05:44:14 pm
Working link  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/harry-meghan-australia-trip-win-place-royal-family-lite-dc5ttwbts

Yup she's going to Fiji and Tonga. She just will cut back on some events.

Harry has a event in the Forrest ,Meghan won't go to that one ,but that was said from the start of the tour by MIO / scobie


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 06:05:04 pm
The Harry and Meghan show is a right royal turn-off

I really don’t want to know what the royal couple did on their holiday – or even what you did on yours


Hey everybody, did you realise that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were touring Australia? It’s impossible to escape the coverage of the royal couple barefoot on beaches, wearing garlands, engaging in group hugs, joshing with locals, charming adults and hugging babies. Is this a royal tour or a Disney animation – why aren’t bluebirds circling their heads? When is the merch available? They could do a Harry and Meghan brolly for couples to cuddle under.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/21/prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-show-right-royal-turn-off


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: deGuernsey on October 21, 2018, 06:09:33 pm
I truly do not know what to make of this pregnancy. If you look at the pics in this article, the bump looks different sizes in each picture (look esp at the side view in the brownish striped dress with lei/garland). Now compare these pics with the photos taken of Murky whilst she was exiting the car and wearing a black turlteneck sweater and belted trousers and she has a flat stomach! I am not trying to start rumours. I just don't get it. Anyone?

Sorry I can't put the links to the pictures here but if anyone knows how and wants to, please do.


https://www.etonline.com/meghan-markles-growing-baby-bump-looks-adorable-in-this-dress-111946 (https://www.etonline.com/meghan-markles-growing-baby-bump-looks-adorable-in-this-dress-111946)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 21, 2018, 06:10:46 pm
I agree that it is ridiculous but it is making some people happy and richer so that is why. People are sheeple. They follow along the media hype. I get my news of them from this website other than that I refuse to buy anything with them on the cover or listen to news reports.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 06:19:04 pm
It's true that the public get manipulated by celebrity and that's what Harry and Meghan are together.
@deGuernsey, it's not starting rumours to question where her bump is. It's a logical and legitimate question.
You can see she's arching her back to make her belly push out.
https://www.etonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/640xh/public/images/2018-10/gettyimages-1052478280.jpg?itok=X7SonucD
One thing's for sure, she's created the perfect storm because if she doesn't go and if she does go to Fiji and Tonga, she's toast.  :cookie:  


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 21, 2018, 06:21:37 pm
@Windsor, Great photo in the black jeans, here is another photo in the same clothes.

https://scontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44571536_1934725329916731_7911158630555058176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-cdt1-1.xx&oh=23db3f58e03e17f51d47d6e195c756b5&oe=5C5261A4


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 21, 2018, 06:27:03 pm
Hello. Please keep thr discussion about her pregnancy on the appropriate thread. Thank you


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 06:27:53 pm
^^that's a great one.
How's she going to explain this and going to Zika infested countries if she wants peope to believe that she's pregnant?  :cookie:  The web of deceite's getting tighter around her neck.   8)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 07:49:27 pm
It’s only going to get worse as she shouldn’t been on the tour if she was pregnant 3-4 months. The tour organizers have to now to do adjustments or have to explain her absence. It’s best anyway that Harry goes on by himself, especially the events where he’s directly doing something for the queen regarding the forest on Fraser Island.
‘She’s only pregnant – not ill!’: Fury as trolls slam pregnant Meghan for needing a rest during her gruelling royal tour
Meghan Markle has divided opinion after the mother-to-be made the decision to cut back her busy royal tour schedule following an exhausting few days in Australia.

The Duchess, who is three or four months pregnant, unexpectedly missed an appearance with husband Harry to watch a road cycling race today.  

She will also not take part in tomorrow's scheduled events on Fraser Island, the palace has said.

Royal watchers were split following the announcement, with some suggesting she was looking for 'sympathy' while others defended the 37-year-old former actor.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6300635/Meghan-Markle-misses-royal-engagement-exhausting-tour-dividing-opinion-online.html

Comments:
DO RE MI, crete, Greece, 13 minutes ago
Of course she's tired !!!! 38 years old, first child, 3 months pregnant, all these people around scrutinising every move...... She is doing very well in protecting herself and the little one. Best wishes

KSL, Brighton, United Kingdom, 33 minutes ago
Then why is she traveling into zika territory?

SeenItAllAt61, Etherland, Switzerland, 23 minutes ago
At least 4 months.


It’ll always go back to why she agreed to go on this grueling tour knowing that she’s been pregnant for months. Her supporters have to start asking that question. I’m curious what their defense will be when she goes to the Zika areas or tries to back out. They’re sympathetic to her for taking off the morning, but what will they say when she takes off more time? :cookie: She’s not going to events on Fraser Island on Monday according to reports, so makes no sense her being on the trip if she’s crying gnat she’s tired and forced to miss out on events. She shouldn’t be there in the first place. She’s trapped now.  8)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 21, 2018, 08:53:28 pm
Dressed down duchess! Meghan wears trainers for the FIRST time on a royal outing as she joins Harry at an Invictus sailing race in Sydney (and the trendy £115 shoes have serious eco-friendly credentials)
She is most often seen looking perfectly polished, but the Duchess of Sussex proved she can also pull off a casual look as she joined Prince Harry for an Invictus Games event on Sunday.

Pregnant Meghan, 37, swapped her favoured sky high stilettos for a pair of trainers as the couple headed out on a boat to watch a sailing race in Sydney Harbour.

It marks the first time mother-to-be Meghan has worn trainers on an official royal appearance.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6299885/Meghan-Markle-wears-trainers-time-royal-outing-115-Veja-sneakers.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 21, 2018, 09:32:09 pm
Oh lovely. Now I've got to worry about being told I'm wearing 'her' shoes.

Also: H needs to keep his tongue in his mouth. HM wouldn't be too pleased about that.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 10:11:03 pm
Prince Charles irks Australians with 'travelling yeoman' entourage as republican activists slam cost of him 'bringing butlers and valets' on visit earlier this year
Prince Charles has annoyed Australians by bringing along a 'travelling yeoman' as part of a 13-strong entourage during a trip in March and April this year, which led to a bill of more than £160,000.
'Prince Harry may carry his own bag but the next King of Australia has more staff than a VIP plane can carry.'

But she later re-joined Harry as the couple took to the water to support those taking part in the sailing final in Sydney Harbour.
The pair braved the choppy seas and took a small rib boat out to a 40ft Hanse 400 yacht, where they lunch and smiled while watching the racing, standing up at times for a better view of the action.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6300641/Prince-Charles-irks-Australians-travelling-yeoman-entourage.html
If Charles trip cost the Australian’s that much, I can’t imagine what this trip is costing them.  :cookie:



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 21, 2018, 10:28:20 pm
Charles' spending would make Meghan's look tame IMO. Camilla's upkeep does not come cheap and neither does Charles' and he's probably paying Fawcett exorbitant salary as well as PR people. Charles may look like a fuddy duddy and not wear the latest fashions but he will be the new Sun King IMO when he gets on the throne.

Stephen Barry ages ago described Charles lifestyle and I think since then Charles got even worse.

I wonder how long the royals will last with all this spending and decadent lifestyles.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 10:56:11 pm
^not very long as they’re not showing the people value for money like Diana and pre-Meghan, Harry did.

Extreme tiredness, nausea and vomiting: Pregnancy expert explains Meghan might be finding the first three months so tough as duchess skips morning duties on Australia tour
 Duchess of Sussex SHOCKS Australians as she pulls out of royal event in Sydney
* The duchess will join Harry on a trip to Fraser Island, but could limit her activity
* Pregnancy consultant Maggie Blott said Meghan could have extreme fatigue
Consultant obstetrician Maggie Blott said: 'During the first half of pregnancy, particularly the first three to four months, many women experience extreme fatigue, which is partly because the body is working very hard.
As for jet lag, Dr Blott said pregnant women can take longer to adjust. 'I tell women who are travelling, 'Be patient, it will take a little time'.'
But should a woman embark on a gruelling work schedule while expecting?
Dr Blott said: 'Look at doctors who work until they give birth, barristers in court – they all have busy jobs so it's not crazy at all.'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6300985/Pregnancy-expert-explains-Meghan-finding-three-months-tough.html
The DM is really on the ball. They’re including the picture of her getting out of the car showing off her flat belly and being on a boat in choppy waters.
Meghan wasn’t jet lagged and jumped right into things as she lapped up the attention and gifts. Adulation and attention’s her energy and oxygen. When she doesn’t get or isn’t the focus during the IG opening, she claims to be too tired to get up the next day. I think that the queen or Harry doesn’t want her around during his IG duties or when he’s doing something directly representing the queen.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 22, 2018, 01:04:55 am
The problem with Meg not visiting Fraser Island with Harry is that there isn't an article of Harry touring the area because he is by himself. I really wanted to see what Fraser Island looked like!  :bat:

I searched the DM, but no article showing Harry at Fraser Island. Even searching on Twitter with the hashtag #RoyalVisitAustralia, nothing updated!  :angry:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2018, 01:56:14 am
^here you go.  :hi:

Off they go again! Meghan and Harry appear relaxed as they board a flight to Fraser Island where they will take part in an Aboriginal smoking ceremony and visit a picturesque lake
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been spotted boarding a flight to Queensland's Fraser Island as their whirlwind tour Down Under continues.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared relaxed as they stepped on-board the Royal Australian Air Force jet at Sydney Airport on Monday morning.
Their Royal Highnesses are travelling to Fraser Island or K'gari as it is known by the Traditional Owners the Butchulla people, as part of the dedication of the site to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
The royal couple will then meet with local elders and national park rangers to learn about the Island, which is the world's largest sand island.
A visit to the picturesque Lake McKenzie is also on the cards. 
From here, the Duke and Duchess will travel to the beach to learn about the history in the Island's logging trade, as well as its use as a training base for the Australian Z Special Unit during the Second World War.
There will also be a trip to Kingfisher Bay.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6301505/Meghan-Harry-spotted-boarding-flight-Fraser-Island-whirlwind-Australian-tour-continues.html
Tired of the conflicting articles about she won’t be going to she’ll be going but only doing the last engagement.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 22, 2018, 02:19:59 am
@newscomauHQ
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are en route to Fraser Island!
#RoyalTour
https://twitter.com/newscomauHQ/status/1054159037850279936


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 22, 2018, 02:32:10 am
^^ :thankyou:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2018, 02:50:07 am
Secluded beach houses, native bush tucker and a healing spa: Inside the luxury resort Prince Harry and Meghan
* Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland, on Monday
* The Duchess of Sussex will forgo royal duties for the day to rest, but she will be on the Island
* The royal couple are expected to be based at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort
* While Prince Harry works, Ms Markle will be able to visit an exclusive day spa, swim, or go whale watching
* Prince Harry will unveil a plaque in the Forests of K’gari and visit the ruins of a specialist military school that trained commandos in World War II
Markle will spend the night on Fraser Island

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Monday on stunning Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland, to officially dedicate the area's rainforest to the Queens Commonwealth Canopy.
During their time, the couple will be based at the luxurious Kingfisher Bay Resort, which boasts secluded beach houses, timber lodges surrounded by the bush, and eco-friendly hotel rooms.
The expecting Duchess of Sussex will forgo her royal duties for the day due to the rough terrain of the island, but there will be plenty for her to do even as a tourist.  bignono
Kensington Palace has confirmed Meghan will spend Monday relaxing at the resort, where the couple will spend the night, but she is hoped to be well enough for a meet and greet with the public in the afternoon.
The area is known for its whale watching opportunities, and, if she's looking for an even more relaxing experience, a day-spa which uses native ingredients and healing practices is a stone's throw away.
Prince Harry will have less time to soak up the spoils of the resort, as he will spend Monday unveiling a plaque for the dedication of the Forests of K’gari to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
His father, Prince Charles, added the Island to the Canopy in April this year during his visit to Bundaberg.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy raises awareness of indigenous forests, and allows countries in the Commonwealth to exchange knowledge and ideas about the best practice for forest conservation.
The Duke of Sussex will then head to Lake McKenzie, and meet with local elders to learn about the history of the island, before heading down to 75 Mile beach.
Prince Harry is expected to take particular interest in his visit to the beach, as it served as a training base for an elite Z Special Force Unit during World War II.
Later, the Duke will head to Kingfisher Bay and walk along the jetty, hopefully with Ms Markle.  :cookie:
The couple are expected to be greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of fans, as tickets to cross to Kingfisher Bay have sold out for the day.  
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6301205/Inside-resort-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-spend-night-Fraser-Island-trip.html

Wow, the island’s gorgeous.
The good thing is that Harry will be working by himself, the bad news for Markle is that she’ll be lazying around the spa and the restaurant, living it up and then go back to her room to sleep as she’ll be exhausted with her hard work enjoying herself.  :bored:  This article so far has no comments but the implication is that Mehgan will be indulging in what the island and the resort has to offer and that she’ll not be resting. So she’s basically on this trip to enjoy herself.




Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 22, 2018, 02:56:41 am
The shade in that article is absolutely scathing, especially that dig about 'plenty to do as a tourist' and 'hoped to be well enough for a meet and greet.'

Also, calling her Ms. Markle feels like a rhetorical choice on the part of the writer.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2018, 04:10:52 am
She’s loving it. A day at the spa and playing tourist.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179299720698/barefoot101-skippyisheretostay-how-does-an-one
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179298039168/why-even-go-if-hes-doing-the-engagement
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179297517103/yeaaaahhhhh

Meghan Markle wears a polka dot dress as she and Harry take separate boats to Fraser Island – with the Duchess of Sussex set to skip royal engagements and spend the day relaxing at a luxury resort
After they touched down in Queensland, the pair went their separate ways - Prince Harry took the barge to Fraser Island, while Meghan went on a whale watching boat.
The expecting Duchess of Sussex will forgo her royal duties for the day due to the rough terrain of the island, but there will be plenty for her to do even as a tourist.
Kensington Palace has confirmed Meghan will spend Monday relaxing at the resort, where the couple will spend the night, but she is hoped to be well enough for a meet and greet with the public in the afternoon.
The area is known for its whale watching opportunities, and, if she's looking for an even more relaxing experience, a day-spa which uses native ingredients and healing practices is a stone's throw away. 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6301505/Meghan-Harry-spotted-boarding-flight-Fraser-Island-whirlwind-Australian-tour-continues.html
Comments: only these two have been allowed; both top rated
Iluvpancakes, LONDON, United Kingdom, about 3 hours ago
She must be so tired bless her

Mary, Scarborough, about 3 hours ago
Why wouldn't they appear "relaxed"; they're being continuously catered to.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 22, 2018, 08:23:40 am
The Aussie media were as usual avidly following these two. Channels 9 and 7 had choppers in the air and used split screens for the two of them. Perhaps for privacy reasons (the resort is fully booked out since news that the royals were going to visit) Meghan didn't go to the Kingfisher resort straight away when she got to the island. She was apparently resting at a private home on the island.

https://imageresizer.static9.net.au/yeffxbSU4fPETHeG9Chjq9bLKgI=/1600x900/http%3A%2F%2Fprod.static9.net.au%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fa002e7883a0a41d4ac65cf59d6f60eda.ashx

Harry was out of satellite range for some time when visiting the more remote sites on the island by four wheel drive.. He experienced a wonderful spiritual uplifting time with the local aborigines, who told him Dream-Time stories of the area, that are part of their cultural tradition. Harry also met the Queensland Premier.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 22, 2018, 08:59:01 am
They've been merching holiday locations  for a long time now. Too bad papa Markle is putting a damp on the star moment for Meggy, just like she did to Eugenie on her wedding day. Instant karma is nasty.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 22, 2018, 01:45:26 pm
Eugenie was the star on her wedding day. The coverage did not include the pregnancy announcement. Eugenie and Jack were so blissful looking, that was the story. I think Tom Markle is not all that compelling, and the rants get tired after a while. A person reads one rant and reads them all IMO.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 22, 2018, 03:19:28 pm
I do hope the Internal Revenue Service is paying attention to all the business activities for Meggles, LLC on this tour.

 :flower:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 22, 2018, 03:27:11 pm
^ :tehe:

NINE more days of this noise.  Egad.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2018, 03:34:16 pm
^^I’m sure they are. I’m also certain that people have been complaining to them about her activities since the wedding; her wearing ultra expensive attire that she can’t afford as she has no known income as a ‘royal’ wife and her attire’s inconsistent with the rest of the royal family as they’re seen economizing and wearing high street brands more than once.
It’s good that this tour’s exposing what these two are together; vapid celebrities. I’m waiting for the backlash on Harry. Once that happens, Meghan will rue the day she met him because he won’t be able to shield her from the press when they unleash what she’s about. Yesterday, her belly was flat whilst she was on the skinny jeans and belt. Today, she’s behaving like she’s 6 months pregnant. I hope that she’s as arrogant and clueless as she’s here in the Zika areas. Once there, it’s game over as even her supporters won’t be able to defend her.  8)
IG tossed off ad overshadowed again by these two. It’s time Harry feels the heat for his behavior. Is Harry playing along with Meghan’s craziness to get her in trouble with the IRS, immigration and the British and commonwealth public? I can see that and him taking a massive hit in the press in order to expose how and why Meghan got to him and married him as the royal family looks so supportive and welcoming.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 22, 2018, 03:39:04 pm
^Harry's not that smart.  He's in the throes of protector and All Things Wife and Baby.  There is no way he's seeing the big picture. But, people like her always trip themselves up.  Her gross spending alone shows me that she feels invincible.  She is not.  I'd bet, right now, that she only has Harry as a full supporter.  That's dangerous territory in this family especially when this is a trip to represent the Queen, not her.  I don't think she gets that yet.

She will.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 22, 2018, 03:42:40 pm
ABC tv (our national broadcaster? has been showcasing the IG every single day, and the highlights are up on YouTube. It's not forgotten here!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cztm27FANLM


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 22, 2018, 03:55:23 pm
^Oh, I'm sure it's not and that's great.  Unfortunately, that's not allowing for all areas to receive proper exposure and then support the project.  Unless Australia wants to fund the whole thing.  It's bad fundraising and exposure for the whole show.

A smarter move may have been to just send Harry down for the IG and do a mini tour to the area with wife in tow at a later time when she's adjusted, if she ever does.  This has become too burdensome, large in scope and interest so the real point of the visit and games have been drowned out.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 22, 2018, 07:58:44 pm
It’s one thing for Harry to dumb as a rock but quite another for the royal family to be too. The royals play the long game. Remember Camilla called her a star after the engagement was announced. Why would she do that and allowing Meghan to do as she pleases. Meghan’s digging her own grave and it’s gotten deeper as this trip wears on. She’s getting bolder and careless, and it’s worth watching her make a complete fool of herself. Harry better be playing along and this scam burst wide open after she visits the Zika countries.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 22, 2018, 08:21:27 pm
I don't listen to what Camilla says. She is in no position to toss stones at anyone. In fact, her being allowed in led to the choices that William and Harry made regarding their selection of brides. I think Camilla saying anything against anyone is a huge joke. When William takes over I think she will know to keep her mouth shut. Arrogant woman that she is. If Camilla had not undermined their mother, Harry and William may have met better people to marry. Diana being around may have made a difference to their choices. I cannot stand Camilla, what a self righteous hypocrite she is.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 22, 2018, 09:03:00 pm
^ So, both W and H are grown up men, in their mid-30s. It's ridiculous for a grown up male (man is a title none of them deserves) to keep making excuses for their life choices.

I mean, a 40 something, toying with H's ear during an official representation of the queen. That's sooo too much lack of class and decorum.

^^ I'm starting to think they are dumb too. Apart from the plaque which showed that QE doesn't like the grandson's actions, MM seems to do whatever she wants, like an uncontrollable teenager who has just found out there's no spending limit on the credit card and that they can do whatever they want cause they are so grown up.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 22, 2018, 09:04:37 pm
If Charles had not married Camilla, Harry and William would not have married the women they are currently married to. Harry and William would have absorbed the centuries old rule that you NEVER marry a woman who consents to being a sidepiece and never marry someone with too many lovers in their history. Sexist, but in that world, a consort has to be as unimpeachable as possible and has to be almost outright untouchable. With Kate and Meg's pasts, they never would have made it into Westminster and St. George's as royal brides and Kate would not have lasted past uni (or 2007) and Meg would have been a fun time, but not a royal bride. Aside from their execrable personalities, no woman wants to defer to an ex-mistress who set a precedent that mistresses have the right to undermine and overthrow the wife.

It’s one thing for Harry to dumb as a rock but quite another for the royal family to be too. The royals play the long game. Remember Camilla called her a star after the engagement was announced. Why would she do that and allowing Meghan to do as she pleases. Meghan’s digging her own grave and it’s gotten deeper as this trip wears on. She’s getting bolder and careless, and it’s worth watching her make a complete fool of herself. Harry better be playing along and this scam burst wide open after she visits the Zika countries.

The royals have no business playing ANY game and they are playing with fire. They should have stopped this while they had the chance.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 22, 2018, 09:22:44 pm
^ I hear'ya but life is complicated. Sometimes the affair turns out to be the true love and the wife can be the mistake or vise versa.

What I'm saying is that something in the upbringing of those princes was very wrong and it may not be Charles' choice of a wife. However, a grownup man cannot and should not be excused for doing stupid things or making grave mistakes in life.

Wives of public figures are no longer impeccable. I think we are past the no-past rule for women who marry powerful men. However, what you do after you are let in is what matters and on that occasion - M doesn't even want to fit in. She just wants the title and a meal ticket for life baby. How he could not see her for who she really is it's beyond me, but his bed, his mistake, now we all watch the aftermath of it and it ain't royal.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 22, 2018, 11:26:01 pm
She was not raised by refined parents, nor did she go to a very refined girls' school. So she doesn't know how to act except Hollywood and whatever she can grasp with her royal trainers. This is no surprise. The BRF accepted it or the seniors did. Not sure what the other people really think. However, she may fade down the line and it won't matter when the other ones grow up.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 23, 2018, 12:18:10 am
@RE_DailyMail

Day 8 and we are now heading towards #RoyalVisitFiji
The Duke and Duchess are travelling by charter flight to Suva, where they will embark on a three-day programme.
Today:
Guard of Honour at Nausori Airport.
Call on The President
Official welcome ceremony
State Dinner


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 01:58:32 am
Island bound! Prince Harry and Meghan fly out of Australia as they head to Fiji to continue their royal tour
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have flown out of Australia, bound for Fiji, as they continue their first royal tour as a married couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived back on the Australian mainland on Tuesday morning after spending the previous day staying on Queensland's Fraser Island.

Their Royal Highnesses will be greeted by a Guard of Honour at Suva airport on arrival in Fiji, before calling on His Excellency The President of Fiji at Borron House.

Pregnant Meghan's Australian schedule was scaled back on Sunday and Monday but the duchess is expected to be by her husband's side at all their planned engagements in Fiji and Tonga.

The Duke and Duchess will then attend an official welcome ceremony in the city centre's Albert Park following their visit to Borron House.

From there, the royal couple will leave Albert Park for the Grand Pacific Hotel to attend a Reception and a State Dinner hosted by The President of Fiji, at which The Duke will speak.

On Wednesday, His Royal Highness will lay a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial and meet a number of Fijian war veterans, some of whom served with the British Armed Forces.

The couple will then visit the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva.

From here, their program will split.

The Duke will travel to Colo-i-Suva Forest Park and The Duchess to the British High Commissioner's Residence and the Duchess will then travel to Suva Market.

On Thursday, The Duke and Duchess will travel to the city of Nadi in Western Fiji, where they will attend a special event at Nadi Airport.

After an official welcome ceremony, The Duke and Duchess will unveil a new statue commemorating Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba.

From Nadi Airport, Their Royal Highnesses will take a chartered flight to Tonga.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6305349/Prince-Harry-Meghan-leave-Australia-head-Fiji-continue-royal-tour.html



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 02:17:59 am
 :flower: timed out.


Comments:
VOTE FOR REPUBLIC, Commonwealth, United States, 4 minutes ago

Meghan knows she¿s unpopular why she announced her pregnancy on day 1. Still the interest and the crowds were dismal and She must have been asked to step aside for a few engagement citing she needed rest but she craves attention and will not conform so she posed and looked into cameras and took away from invictus.

MrsTomHardy, Palm Cove, Australia, 4 minutes ago
Wasn't there some sort of Veterans Sports event on somewhere ? Must've missed it, it's nowhere on tv or any other media just some narcissistic actress who stalked a prince parading her "huge" baby bump and ludicrous wardrobe. I'm disappointed in Harry, he spent so much time with athletes in previous years, now his time is taken up by fawning over his "feminist" wife making sure she gets enough attention. Very rude.

stillnesstoday , lake, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
I know. This has been the Meghan and Harry show. It is completely unfair on the wonderful people whose limelight was stolen by an actress!

VOTE FOR REPUBLIC, Commonwealth, United States, 7 minutes ago
Today¿s CDAN blind the relationship between the two are icy and harry is apologizing for MM bad behavior and seating at the help. She is completely different when cameras are off. No surprise considering how she treats own father

Greenbean68, Francis, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
Will she wear a bikini on this leg of the vacation?

DeplorableGrandma, Morris County NJ, United States, 3 minutes ago
Only if she devours HUGE meals to fill that stomach out for the cameras!  :tehe:


https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179331852178/drubles-bestgum1-the-duke-and-duchess-bid

Harry charms the locals on solo rainforest visit with traditional ceremony to ward off evil spirits while pregnant Meghan rests at luxury resort
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/22/11/5276998-6302111-image-a-12_1540204705794.jpg
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6302111/Harry-charms-locals-solo-rainforest-visit.html
She wasn't there yet she's n the plaque.  :bat:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 23, 2018, 03:20:26 am
She was not raised by refined parents, nor did she go to a very refined girls' school. So she doesn't know how to act except Hollywood and whatever she can grasp with her royal trainers. This is no surprise. The BRF accepted it or the seniors did. Not sure what the other people really think. However, she may fade down the line and it won't matter when the other ones grow up.


As I said before common sense would tell you what to wear, what not to wear, when to keep keep your grubby claws off your spouse, etc.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 03:48:39 am
Meghan has a Diana moment in semi-sheer linen dress labelled her 'most daring ensemble' yet
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6305177/Meghan-Markle-pays-tribute-late-mother-law-wearing-sheer-fabric-favoured-Princess-Diana.html#https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/23/02/518783B100000578-6305177-The_Duchess_paired_the_cotton_number_with_lace_up_sandals_by_Sar-a-59_1540256522162.jpg
Diana was 19 at the time. This old thing's a 37 year old woman who's been around the block/city and knows what she's doing. Takcy is as tacky does.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are told it's 'inappropriate' to come to Fiji now over fears they could swing election
* Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will arrive in Fiji on Tuesday afternoon
* The visit comes less than three weeks prior to country's parliamentary election
* Critics are concerned the timing of the visit will influence the public vote
* A former government official says the prime minister will take 'full advantage'

Robin Nair, who was Fiji's foreign affairs permanent secretary until he resigned last year says he is concerned Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will take 'full advantage' of the royal couple's widespread publicity.
Fijians love the Royals … and the Government knows that there will be great euphoria and joy created by the visit,' Mr Nair said in a statement provided to ABC.

He said he is concerned the incumbent prime minister will use photo opportunities with Harry and Meghan to paint himself in a positive light.

Another outspoken former government official, Shailendra G Raju, condemned the visit in a Facebook post.

The election is only the second democratically held election since a coup in 2006, which resulted in eight years of military rule.

It is due to be held on November 14, only 20 days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first arrive.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6305437/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-told-inappropriate-come-Fiji-election-fears.html

Comments:

VOTE FOR REPUBLIC, Commonwealth, United States, 3 minutes ago
I think she will use Fiji and Zola as an excuse. Just watch

VOTE FOR REPUBLIC, Commonwealth, United States, 3 minutes ago
Oh please l. These Two are a joke. They have no influence snd this tour was so unpopular I doubt they¿ll have another tour again

domisol, Ottawa, Canada, 7 minutes ago
Everything about her is inappropriate.

LoLa, Boston Spa, 9 minutes ago
If she's actually pregnant, shouldn't she be avoiding Fiji because of the Zika virus? Even is she isn't bitten, she can contract the virus is Henry is infected. None of it makes any sense.

MajTomiK, Richmond, United States, 8 minutes ago
She's not pregnant.

Edwarda, Someday, United Kingdom, 17 minutes ago
Yes, meeting 6th in the line and his extravagant wife have an impact on kids education by taking them out of schools just to feed the narcissistic supply!

rose shaw, Derby, United Kingdom, 21 minutes ago
Obviously Fiji is not welcoming the joke of the century couple to their shores, who blames them. Why spend money on security for the the foolish couple to have a honeymoon in disguise as work. Do they think people are so gullible?

OzzySmith, San Francisco, United States, 59 minutes ago
So he will lose his job. Rightfully so. Obviously these meetings with "royalty" aren't going to help anyone serious it's only going to "bring the pain.

Celina, Obama, Japan, 1 hour ago
Don't worry they came for vacation.

klangklong, pdx, 21 minutes ago
If you think about it, the Royal Family are just professional tourists.

oldeblueboy2, happyville, United States, 2 minutes ago
The Prince, his narcissistic social climbing, fake free-loading wife and her entourage are enjoying a luxurious jolly. But the hard working, tax paying people of the UK, Australia and Fiji should not be paying for their excess. It's a very sad scar on the reign and legacy of Queen Elizabeth.  :cookie:

Royals are suppossed to be removed from politics. Naturally, I hope their visit angers the public and they'll vote the way they want to. These two are the Wallace Simpson and Edward, former UK king, always on holiday and basically living an empty vapid existence.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 04:33:41 am
A Royal tour is never a holiday, and obviously, as he had abdicated, Edward never went on Tour with Wallis. And, after they left the Bahamas anything they did wouldn't have appeared in the CC. They truly lived a vapid existence. At the end of the year Harry and Meghan's engagement totals will be published along with the other royals.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: meememe on October 23, 2018, 04:59:49 am
Virtually nothing they did after the abdication appeared in the CC including their wedding. Their deaths made it in and Edward's attendance at George VI's and Queen Mary's funerals but that is about it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 05:07:30 am
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You can watch LIVE footage through FBC TV on Facebook (of their time in Fiji). They’re currently streaming their welcoming.. they’ll be back live shortly with the welcoming. I think they’ll be live streaming everything.


Royal duchess of the UK on an official tour representing the queen.  :laugh:
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Sad, pensive Harry. Megit's not around, so he gets a few minutes of peace.
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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 05:26:30 am
 :flower:

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At least Harry got some time alone. He's on the stage by himself. She must be part of the audiance looking on.  8)
I wonder if the earings are from the queen or that's what she put out there as part of the press release or Megan's Mirror.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 05:37:06 am
Harry's taking the salute from the dais, from the Guard of Honour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 05:45:05 am
A VERY royal welcome! Prince Harry and a glamorous Meghan Markle are given a guard of honour as they touch down in Fiji
But there are questions over the palace's wisdom of allowing the pregnant Duchess to continue with the trip as there is a moderate Zika risk in the region.

The mosquito-born disease can cause series defects in unborn foetuses and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise expectant mothers not to travel there.  :cookie:

But Kensington Place insist that the couple have taken medical advice and are happy for Meghan, who is around 12-14 weeks pregnant, to continue with her trip.  ???

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6305349/Prince-Harry-Meghan-leave-Australia-head-Fiji-continue-royal-tour.html

She doesn't belong on the red carpet. The carpet's flowing up from the wind or something. :laugh:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/23/05/518DA69000000578-6305349-image-a-86_1540268543104.jpg

Political 'marriage' to have people of colour look to the royal family as inclusive because of her mix raced heritage. It's very sad that people are falling for that kind of bs.  bignono  It's just sad seeing people reat this woman with kindness when she's there playing pr games and not giving a damn about Harry's state of mind as you see she just smiles and hangs onto him no matter what.
https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/status/1054585384330584064?s=21


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 05:59:44 am
Fijians are happy to see them. Crowds lining the street to Albert Park.

https://mobile.twitter.com/scobie/status/1054594036059660288


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 12:07:59 pm
Blooming in blue! Meghan shows off her burgeoning baby bump as she dazzles in diamonds at glitzy black tie bash in Fiji with Prince Harry
The Duchess of Sussex showed off her growing baby bump as she attended a lavish black tie reception with Prince Harry on the first day of their royal visit to Fiji.
Meghan Markle cradled her stomach in the stunning 'Fijian blue' gown at the glitzy event before they attended a state dinner hosted by the president of the South Pacific nation Jioji Konrote at the Grand Pacific Hotel. 
One guest said the light blue dress was clearly 'Fijian Blue' in a nod to her hosts.
During his speech at the event, the President of Fiji Jioji Konrote paid tribute to Harry's late mother Diana.
He said he was sure she would be 'proud of the man' Harry had become and that he had found happiness and love with Meghan.   :ick:
Speaking at the dinner Harry said he and his wife were 'overwhelmed' by the welcome they received and said: 'It really is a privilege to be here.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6306631/Duchess-dazzles-diamonds-Fijian-Blue-designer-dress.html
The pregnant duchess had opted to rest instead of attending a couple of engagements in Australia, including travelling around the uneven terrain of Fraser Island in Queensland.
But she did join her husband for a public walkabout on Kingfisher Bay Jetty and was seen holding her stomach as she made her way along the pier.

I know it’s a traditional greeting, but I really *despise* this.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/23/08/5309362-6305349-image-m-58_1540278970824.jpg
Really ridiculous her large tummy when 2 days ago it was flat. Over a week left of this tour.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 01:08:38 pm
Video of the welcoming ceremony in front of about 15,000 people. They cheered when Harry drank the kava.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1788088/Video-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-watch-welcome-ceremony-Fiji.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 23, 2018, 01:11:28 pm
She looked awful in the white dress with the hat.




Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 01:19:16 pm
Loved Meghan in the blue at the evening reception, a tribute to Fijian national colour.

Another article on the welcoming ceremony.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6306891/Harry-Meghan-overwhelmed-warm-Fijian-welcome.html


https://www.france24.com/en/20181023-grass-skirts-kava-harry-meghan-arrive-fiji


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 23, 2018, 02:06:40 pm
I liked the white outfit and hat.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 23, 2018, 02:12:39 pm
Every royal your is a success because all that is done is smiling, waving to crowds, shaking hands, talking, dressing nicely, unveiling plaques, and making speeches...easy.

But factor in the antics/behavior of the royal couples on tour and that's where a tour is not successful.

I don't see how anyone can look past the behavior of the young royals and say that it's ok:

It was not ok that Kate's dress blew up in Canada and Australia because common sense would tell you to weigh your hems or wear a sheath dress when it's windy so that we don't see your unmentionables.

It was not ok for Meghan to hold her small baby bump in an official photo with the leader of a country while representing the Queen! We know you are pregnant!!

It's not ok for Harry to look and dress like a homeless person while representing his grandmother and Queen! Did you see how wrinkly this blazer is? Why sit on a plane while wearing your blazer?!
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/23/08/5309362-6305349-image-m-58_1540278970824.jpg

Things that are common sense to all of us are lacking in these couples, it's sad.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 23, 2018, 02:14:14 pm
There seems some backsliding in royal tailors. Charles himself shows up in wrinkled outfits like he just got out of bed. What is it with the royal staff?! Wrinkled clothing seems to be predominant now.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 23, 2018, 02:36:12 pm
^^whoops, I posted on the wrong thread :laugh: it was supposed to go on the Expecting thread


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 03:02:24 pm
The scene in front of Harry Meghan's hotel, the Grand Pacific,  for the wave from the balcony. It's taken from a way away, but you can see the crowds.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c4MGULrW_wQ


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: india on October 23, 2018, 03:15:01 pm
Meghan is already doing a far superior job than The Potato Head Kate. She is enthusiastic and interested. She is not flashing us left and right. She does not have her purse slammed up against her crotch as The Potato Head did so famously and notoriously for so many years. Good Job Meghan!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 23, 2018, 03:18:50 pm
@Rosella was someone on this thread saying there were no crowds in Fiji? Sorry but I do not understand the post.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 23, 2018, 03:25:57 pm
She flashed everyone with the reformation dress...


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 23, 2018, 03:31:47 pm
Yes, a poster questioned the size of the crowds gathered. The Channel 7 news tomorrow should have more on Albert Park gathering and later on.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 23, 2018, 04:21:00 pm
Meghan is already doing a far superior job than The Potato Head Kate. She is enthusiastic and interested. She is not flashing us left and right. She does not have her purse slammed up against her crotch as The Potato Head did so famously and notoriously for so many years. Good Job Meghan!

She's out there working and not lazing around like Kate does.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 23, 2018, 04:26:42 pm
It's not humanly possible less than a 100 ppl in front of the hotel to be 15000, or the street where the above video is from.

Also, scobie's comments, M's PR mouthpiece, being given as example for crowd size is not valid and most likely far, far from the truth, as clearly seen from the videos. Maybe M and Scobie have never seen what a 15 thousand people look like


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 23, 2018, 05:14:43 pm
15,000 people, in the streets, averages two miles (3.2 km) of length.  Kinda doubt it here.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 23, 2018, 05:31:27 pm
I could care less about crowd size. We don't want to sound like Trump when he talked about the crowds during his Inauguration and the pictures proved otherwise.  :-X  :laugh:

I guess the crowd size is a focus because the press likes to debate how popular they are. And we don't know how H&M feel about the crowds, it may play to their egos if the crowds aren't massive, but who knows?  :dontknow:

There will always be people who come out to see them.

I remember when Harry visited the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California which is southeast of San Diego where I live, I wanted to go just in case he saw me and it was love at first sight, I might have been your Duchess of Sussex  :laugh:  kisss  ;)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 05:37:04 pm
^  :tehe:

The crowd looks sparse here.
https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ffijibroadcastingcorporationtv%2Fvideos%2F699717737064627%2F&t=M2EwYmE5YTg0ODc5MjBkYjVjMzI4YTY0NzI2ZTcxN2NlZDNmYTIwNSxiVE10UVdxTA%3D%3D&b=t%3A1PuaSAOfjcMjxmp7aBHiNw&p=https%3A%2F%2Fskippyisheretostay.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F179339912958%2Ffbc-tv&m=1


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 23, 2018, 06:01:14 pm
Obviously not all going as well as some people thought.  Saw this earlier, not sure if Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook.  Methinks the media are hyping it up having been ordered to do so.  I recall being told 15k people turned up for the dork medds at some event on their Oz tour.  Came out several months later less than 5k people there and they could not even give the tickets away.

https://scontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44571485_10155914479640658_4131600123178254336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-cdt1-1.xx&oh=a9a0ecab0a1e6bacf6cc23118bfc3997&oe=5C44D425

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Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 23, 2018, 07:14:07 pm
^ I don't see any reason for Mexit to not happen so, apologize or not, this is on H.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 23, 2018, 07:58:09 pm
^^I can believe her acting like that because she is untouchable now, she knows that Harry will not divorce her or he will look really bad.  :cookie:

We need video/audio proof of her being a pompous arse.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on October 23, 2018, 10:49:19 pm
As much as I don't like her, I hope this is not true. Really I do. If so, they need to ex her.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 23, 2018, 11:18:12 pm
I think it is true and I do believe she will not be tossed out because of a bad attitude; I'm sure Harry and William have legendary bad tempers and as a result, they married women who are likely to be exactly the same. It says a lot that neither prince married someone who is even tempered, sweet, and well mannered. One way or another, we marry someone who is a reflection of our true selves at the point in time when we choose to marry.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 23, 2018, 11:29:58 pm
Tropical royals! Meghan wears a vibrant Figue dress and Harry slips into a blue Hawaiian shirt as they get into the island spirit during their second day in Fiji
The couple arrived at the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva, to mark the university's 50th anniversary.
Meghan, 37, was wearing a bright blue and pink tiered dress by Figue and Harry in a blue tropical print shirt.
The royals were greeted by pipe playing musicians and cheering crowds as they walked up the red carpet.
The event will be streamed to a number of the university's campuses throughout the Pacific region.
Harry will make a speech in his capacity as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and Meghan will say a few words, the first she has spoken during their 16-day Commonwealth tour, which is more than half-way through.    
The Duke of Sussex had earlier left a touching handwritten note in Fijian at a wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial in the Pacific Island nation.
He was up early to lay a poppy wreath on Wednesday, which carried the personal message 'In grateful memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. Loloma kei na masu. Harry'.
The wording in Fijian means love and prayers.    
He also meet with a number of Fijian war veterans, some of whom served with the British Armed Forces, on his second day in the country.  
Pregnant Meghan stayed behind at their luxury Suva hotel as her husband attended to his early morning official duties.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6308963/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-spend-day-Fiji-royal-tour.html
Comments:
MrsTomHardy, Palm Cove, Australia, 6 minutes ago
Not at the first Invictus event and not at a wreath laying ceremony, bet she'll be available for the cocktail party later when she'll be the centre of attention.

KatFL, Florida, 8 minutes ago
I am sure the spa there has been busy.

I like that Harry was by himself at the laying of the wreath. No need to have a camera hog there.
I really can’t stand this woman being presented to young people. The things that we know that are factual about her doesn’t bode well to have her speak in front of people as she’s going to just talk in Hollywood empty platitudes.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 23, 2018, 11:40:27 pm
I like the dress Meghan is we rain minus those fury balls it looks childish


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 12:13:56 am

Meghan has just announced two new grants will be awarded to the university for women
https://mobile.twitter.com/JamieSamhan/status/1054860793164906497


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 24, 2018, 01:03:58 am
Harry probably went by himself to the War Memorial this morning because in countries like Fiji mosquitoes are more active earlier in the day. When I holidayed in Fiji I would get up early and the pesky things would be out. They come out as it gets towards dusk as well.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 01:07:25 am
@RE_DailyMail
Meghan’s visit to the market in Suva has been cut short due to a ‘security risk’ - KP blaming massive crowds.


Garlands for Meghan
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1054866828273553408

Meghan is given a locally-made handbag and seems delighted
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1054870780989882369

A further look at the Duchess of Sussex’s gorgeous floral hairdo today
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1054870887181271040




Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 24, 2018, 01:48:03 am
Is Harry seriously wearing a Hawaiian style shirt in Fiji?!  :-

Do Hawaiians and Fijians have the same clothing patterns/designs?!  :-


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 24, 2018, 01:50:42 am
The crowds at the market were becoming larger than expected. People were scaling walls and roofs and standing on produce stalls. It was getting chaotic so security decided to pull the pin.

Don't know about the designs but you do see quite a few Hawaiin shirts in Fiji, including ones worn by locals.
Incidentally, because most of the Royal reporters were over at this side of the world the State Visit was limited in its reporting. Love Maxi!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 01:52:09 am
 
@andrew_hough
VIDEO Duchess of Sussex leaves Suva market amid chaotic scenes after hearing of female business success stories on #RoyalVisitFiji day2 #RoyalTourFiji #RoyalTour
https://twitter.com/andrew_hough/status/1054893539132198912
Chaotic scenes as Duchess left. Market visit was cut short by 10 mins after @KensingtonRoyal security decision. Tonnes of people inside. Locals disappointed but say she was impressed with successful women #RoyalVisitFiji #RoyalTourFiji

well don't blame them things was getting out of hand  



WATCH #Meghan make an impressive debut with her first speech as a royal
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1054870664967008256


Is Harry seriously wearing a Hawaiian style shirt in Fiji?!  :-

Do Hawaiians and Fijians have the same clothing patterns/designs?!  :-

Harry was in a Bula shirt!
from wiki
Bula Fiji. Bula, like the Italian prego or the Hawaiian aloha, is a word in the Fijian language that is now imbued with a variety of meanings, each of which depend on the given the situation. The word (pronounced as boolah) literally means “life” and is most commonly used as a greeting, meaning “hello!”


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 02:03:11 am

@byEmilyAndrews
Prince Harry and Meghan have arrived at the University of the South Pacific. Harry is looking quite different from earlier in his Bula shirt! Meghan in a Figue dress. They’ll watch a cultural performance on climate change and both will make a speech: Meghan’s first as royal.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the President.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHxBLQ_V0Z8


Fijian Traditional Welcome Ceremony for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI1lwYmQC8A


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 24, 2018, 02:28:36 am
Harry was in a Bula shirt!
from wiki
Bula Fiji. Bula, like the Italian prego or the Hawaiian aloha, is a word in the Fijian language that is now imbued with a variety of meanings, each of which depend on the given the situation. The word (pronounced as boolah) literally means “life” and is most commonly used as a greeting, meaning “hello!”

Thanks! DM said it was a Hawaiian shirt.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 02:29:07 am
^ yeah i see that .i did look up to see if i can find Bula shirts .It is the DM its hit or miss with them  :tehe:
https://www.jacksfiji.com/bula-wear/



MEGHAN'S SPEECH TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Bula! It is a great privilege to be with all of you today. As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university. From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma.

The journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one. I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world – myself included. It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university.

And, without question, it was worth every effort. Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital. Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development. Because when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them.

While progress has been made in many areas across the Commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults, and specifically to young women. The Association of Commonwealth Universities, which has Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of, supports universities to promote equality in their own institutions. I am pleased to announce today that two new grants will be awarded to Fiji National University and the University of the South Pacific, allowing each of them to run workshops which empower their female staff.

This means that female faculty members are able to encourage others to follow in their footsteps and enter higher-education, and that more womenbecome part of the decision-making process in academic institutions. Grants like this ensure that women are provided with the training and skills to operate effectively in their roles, and those with leadership potential are given the opportunity to be heard and recognised at the most senior level.

It is wonderful to join you here today and we look forward to learning more about your academic endeavours, and the work you plan to do as future leaders and as change-makers! My husband Harry and I, wish you all the very best of luck as you continue your studies and work. Your efforts now will help to make a positive future for each of you and your communities at large - congratulations to you all!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 02:41:01 am
HRH Duchess Meghan's Powerful Message To Her Father Thomas Markle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3jsHckMnOI

speech starts 1:45

it cuts off isn't the full speech . when ever its posted will add


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 24, 2018, 03:34:23 am
Pregnant Meghan Markle is rushed out of a market in Fiji after 'security scare' leaving thousands of royal fans who gathered to meet her disappointed
* The Duchess of Sussex has been rushed out of a market following a security scare, disappointing crowds  
* Meghan, 37, was at the marketplace in Suva, the Fijian capital, to meet women for a UN initiative
* But the planned 20-minute tour was cut short - and she spent just six minutes at the market before leaving

The decision to cut short the engagement came as a surprise and disappointment to many in the market.
They pointed out that the crowds were being kept well back from the Duchess by police and royal security and she was not being mobbed.  :bored:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309809/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-rushed-market-Fiji-security-scare.html



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 24, 2018, 03:46:14 am
^ yeah i see that .i did look up to see if i can find Bula shirts .It is the DM its hit or miss with them  :tehe:
https://www.jacksfiji.com/bula-wear/

MEGHAN'S SPEECH TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Bula! It is a great privilege to be with all of you today. As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university. From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma.

The journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful and pivotal one. I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world – myself included. It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university.

And, without question, it was worth every effort. Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital. Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development. Because when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them.

While progress has been made in many areas across the Commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults, and specifically to young women. The Association of Commonwealth Universities, which has Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of, supports universities to promote equality in their own institutions. I am pleased to announce today that two new grants will be awarded to Fiji National University and the University of the South Pacific, allowing each of them to run workshops which empower their female staff.

This means that female faculty members are able to encourage others to follow in their footsteps and enter higher-education, and that more womenbecome part of the decision-making process in academic institutions. Grants like this ensure that women are provided with the training and skills to operate effectively in their roles, and those with leadership potential are given the opportunity to be heard and recognised at the most senior level.

It is wonderful to join you here today and we look forward to learning more about your academic endeavours, and the work you plan to do as future leaders and as change-makers! My husband Harry and I, wish you all the very best of luck as you continue your studies and work. Your efforts now will help to make a positive future for each of you and your communities at large - congratulations to you all!

I think Meg is clearly unaware that for young adults and women, opportunities are now endless; she is apparently unaware that in the UK there are two women who lead the government and other nations are currently moving women into positions of power and even in the Middle East women are being appointed to positions.

As for leaders and change-makers, clearly that woman is unaware that it's a bad idea to put it into kid's heads that they are all leadership material. Not every woman is a born leader and second, not every student graduate is going to be a change maker. I'm tired of that overblown rhetoric and I am disgusted that for some reason, students can't just be students, they apparently HAVE to be future leaders. Life doesn't work that way and genuine leadership is something that comes out of the least likely places. No one becomaes a leader through university, but through trial and testing. Second, too many kids already think that getting a degree entitles them to be part of the elite decision making process. It doesn't and too many are graduating with the expectation of being recognized as glorious before they accomplish anything.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 24, 2018, 03:56:38 am
Pregnant Meghan Markle is rushed out of a market in Fiji after 'security scare' leaving thousands of royal fans who gathered to meet her disappointed
* The Duchess of Sussex has been rushed out of a market following a security scare, disappointing crowds  
* Meghan, 37, was at the marketplace in Suva, the Fijian capital, to meet women for a UN initiative
* But the planned 20-minute tour was cut short - and she spent just six minutes at the market before leaving

The decision to cut short the engagement came as a surprise and disappointment to many in the market.
They pointed out that the crowds were being kept well back from the Duchess by police and royal security and she was not being mobbed.  :bored:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309809/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-rushed-market-Fiji-security-scare.html




Probably got bored or wasn't happy with the small crowd and wanted to leave.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 24, 2018, 04:21:01 am
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179370501288/look-at-heri-think-this-is-why

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179370313288/translation-they-cant-trust-her



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 24, 2018, 05:08:35 am
This was not a small crowd. I've been watching this tour every day on Aussie TV and they have reporters on the ground. The crowd was friendly but they were standing on produce stalls, (a red flag in itself) blocking exits and getting near her car and the crowd was getting larger. The RPOs made the decision.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309809/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-rushed-market-Fiji-security-scare.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 24, 2018, 05:31:29 am
^Why this obsession with the crowd size?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 24, 2018, 05:41:07 am
I've been seeing the crowd sizes on Aussie TV, Channels 9 and 7. You can see the crowds before your eyes every day there and every day there are tweets and videos from others of people around them, and cheers etc. So the posts insinuating that there have been two men and a dog turning up and stating that the crowds are so small I find frankly mystifying.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 24, 2018, 08:20:56 am
Good for her that she made a speech. But I think she will get into problems with being too political.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 24, 2018, 08:42:40 am
Pregnant Meghan Markle is rushed out of a market in Fiji after 'security scare' leaving thousands of royal fans who gathered to meet her disappointed
* The Duchess of Sussex has been rushed out of a market following a security scare, disappointing crowds  
* Meghan, 37, was at the marketplace in Suva, the Fijian capital, to meet women for a UN initiative
* But the planned 20-minute tour was cut short - and she spent just six minutes at the market before leaving

The decision to cut short the engagement came as a surprise and disappointment to many in the market.
They pointed out that the crowds were being kept well back from the Duchess by police and royal security and she was not being mobbed.  :bored:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309809/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-rushed-market-Fiji-security-scare.html
Probably got bored or wasn't happy with the small crowd and wanted to leave.

She really can't seem to just go about her business; she seems quite unable to go anywhere or do anything without getting worked up about one thing or another.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: marion on October 24, 2018, 10:39:07 am
Just attention seeking as usual


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 24, 2018, 10:55:05 am
Her security guard has more controlled hair than she does.  Maybe she couldn't see through that mess hanging down.  What's with the Clown Balls belt? 

Oh well, maybe, just maybe she's learning why the royals keep a respectful distance and that it's not all fun and games.  I find it hard to believe that danger was an issue, tho.  The people of Fiji are just about the warmest and kindest anywhere.

Drama, drama, drama, I'm so important, blah blah.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 24, 2018, 12:28:00 pm
Pregnant Meghan's new bodyguard rushes her out of engagement at sweltering Fiji market after just SIX minutes due to 'security risk' - as worried duchess is seen whispering to aides seconds earlier
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309809/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-rushed-market-Fiji-security-scare.html

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179374210923/well-emily-dear-youve-built-up-this-monster-to

Either KP pulled her out as always planned as she wasn’t meant to meet the women or she just wanted to leave because she can’t function without Harry around; not that she does much when he’s around either.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 02:04:05 pm
What they can do for the women who didn't get to see her at the market invite them to a private lunch gave a talk with them then .

As for the security risk if they saw it was getting too much it was best to pull her

Saw people saying people was standing on roofs and  fruit stalls


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 24, 2018, 02:16:47 pm
The problem was that it wasnt well organised. They knew everyone and their mother would come. So dont do it or organise it so it can be done. I dont think Meghan had anything to do with this imo


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 02:32:14 pm
Quote
Rhiannon Mills @SkyRhiannon
Meghan was really rushed through #Suva market and spent less than ten minutes there. The palace said she did meet the women she was meant to, but there were lots of disappointed Fijian’s who said it was too fast and the security too tight

Quote
Emily Andrews @byEmilyAndrews
Very disappointing that #meghan stayed for such a short time here at the market & didn’t speak to the women at the women’s centre which was specifically set up to encourage female entrepreneurs. They were told they would meet her but didn’t.

Just poor planing on KP and security.what's done is done they will no better for next time


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 24, 2018, 03:46:10 pm
Okay, lets start with that whopper of a lie Megs told about having to fund her way through University.    :BS:     The father she now ignores paid for her schooling -- gave her the best that money could buy because he had some back then.  She is an ingrate and a liar.

Second, the lies about the "crowding" and "oooh --- her is so skeered!" . . . Emily Andrews who has been -- up to now -- a Meghan Markle apologist says flat out that there was no overcrowding, everything was calm and controlled.  She also says that the people there were very disappointed because they had been promised that Super Feminist Meggles would talk to them.   The link below will take you to video that shows how calm and not crowded the market was.   

I think someone who has chicken legs wanted to get some attention back to herself after photos of the Dutch State Dinner appeared in the media.

Yes, indeedy.  People are starting to see the real Meggles -- who she is and what she is about.    Good.     :bored:


https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1054897006638854144

Emily Andrews

Verified account
 
@byEmilyAndrews

To all those sending me & @RE_DailyMail abuse: a little reminder. We report what we see. That’s our job. Inside the market it was hot & humid but calm and controlled. Meghan’s visit was cut short and there were many disappointed Fijians.Some had been promised to meet her & didn’t


Emily Andrews

Verified account
 
@byEmilyAndrews
 
The official reason given for #Meghan leaving was “security concerns” and then this changed to “it was uncomfortably busy” and then “crowd management issues”. We didn’t see this, but that’s not to say that the PPOs didn’t feel that. I watched the whole visit.There was no crowding


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on October 24, 2018, 06:14:45 pm
The backshot from all her lies is going to be SPECTACULAR


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 06:15:13 pm
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit to the University of the South Pacific.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uue_Y1saYzE

The Duke of Sussex attends the Wreath Laying Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnL1TIIOnLA

The Duchess of Sussex visits the Suva Municipal Market.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM_2xhn9RlY



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 06:29:28 pm
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex makes a balcony appearance at GPH.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4MGULrW_wQ

The British High Commission (Fiji) hosted morning tea for the Duchess of Sussex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJiyUH5Sf9g



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 24, 2018, 07:24:15 pm
Okay, lets start with that whopper of a lie Megs told about having to fund her way through University.    :BS:     The father she now ignores paid for her schooling -- gave her the best that money could buy because he had some back then.  She is an ingrate and a liar.

I read Thomas Sr.'s wikipedia page that he won the lottery, $750,000, in 1990 and who knows how long it look him to blow through it. Meg was only 9 when he won and so I can believe he paid for her to go to that Immaculate Heart school, but how long did the money last for him to pay for her to go to college 8 years later? I don't know  :dontknow:

So I can sorta believe that Meg got scholarships and did work study while at university in order to pay for it only because we don't know if her dad still had moolah left over from the 1990 lottery.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 24, 2018, 08:33:44 pm
There are a lot of Australian people on social media sites/blogs saying that there the "crowds" are very small.  The market one was not large at all.  There are an awful lot of Australian people thoroughly disappointed in the two scruffy spongers, and allegedly murky is a b*/tch once the cameras stop rolling, and so unpleasant to the staff.  Want, want, want and want again, and nasty with it. The media show and say what they are ordered to, but the people on the ground over there are the ones to listen too.  My cousin has said exactly the same thing.  Can´t think where she said now but one lot had to bus people in, so few were interest in them.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 24, 2018, 08:49:23 pm
Okay, lets start with that whopper of a lie Megs told about having to fund her way through University.    :BS:     The father she now ignores paid for her schooling -- gave her the best that money could buy because he had some back then.  She is an ingrate and a liar.

I read Thomas Sr.'s wikipedia page that he won the lottery, $750,000, in 1990 and who knows how long it look him to blow through it. Meg was only 9 when he won and so I can believe he paid for her to go to that Immaculate Heart school, but how long did the money last for him to pay for her to go to college 8 years later? I don't know  :dontknow:

So I can sorta believe that Meg got scholarships and did work study while at university in order to pay for it only because we don't know if her dad still had moolah left over from the 1990 lottery.

Thomas Sr's other daughter, Samantha, says that Megs is lying and that Thomas paid for her college.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6312723/Samantha-Markle-accuses-Meghan-lying-speech-university-saying-father-paid-tuition.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 24, 2018, 08:53:02 pm
Quote
Rebecca English
On our travels again!
Day 10 of #royaltour - last day of #RoyalVisitFiji & first of #RoyalVisitTonga
#HarryandMeghan will unveil the Labalaba Statue in Nadi, before an official departure.
Then a flight to Tonga for official welcome & dinner with King Tupou VI & Queen Nanasipsu'u


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 24, 2018, 09:32:24 pm
^^Nice. I just saw the article on the DM   :laugh: Samantha's awesome.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 25, 2018, 01:10:04 am
 


 
@RE_DailyMail
 1h1 hour ago
Harry and Meghan flew out of Suva yesterday to spend the night on the paradise island of Vatuvara together.
This private island is said to be one of the world's most beautiful places.
The country’s tourism minister confirmed the location and said: ‘Like all Fijian islands it is like paradise.’

@RE_DailyMail
Harry and Meghan today
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqT7nt1WkAA0mfX.jpg


Meghan looks relaxed as she steps out in a $2,400 forest green Jason Wu dress to unveil a statue with Harry - after spending the night at a lavish five-star Fijian resort following her security scare


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have unveiled a statue to a hero sergeant in Fiji as they continue their marathon 16-day royal tour.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle flew from the capital Suva to Nadi, in the country's west, for the unveiling.

The new statue commemorates Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a British-Fijian soldier who died heroically in battle.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6314025/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-unveil-statue-hero-British-Fijian-sergeant-flying-Tonga.html

she looks well rested today


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 25, 2018, 02:07:01 am
They've arrived in Nadi.
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1055239414971072512

This is more like a holiday than an actual tour. It's complete with the tourist boards using them to sell their islands as a beautiful destination like that island they supposedly stayed on for one night.
So far, it's been a tour without any purpose other than sightseeing and meeting they fans. This is very much a celebrity tour and I can't help but be ticked off because Harry shouln't be doing this now as he should've been with his IG family cheering them on. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 25, 2018, 02:24:06 am
^ That's what happens on all Royal tours. The tourist boards of every country visited by members of the BRF (or any royal family) are delighted to show them at the country's beauty spots, interesting locations and out of the way locales in order to draw in tourists to the locale. It's happened with Charles/Diana, Charles/Camilla, the Cambridges and others.

However, participating in welcome ceremonies, receptions, unveiling statues, opening buildings, visiting universities, paying visits to the countries' leaders and participating in walkabouts is the nub of all Royal tours.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 25, 2018, 02:42:52 am
Meghan looks relaxed as she steps out with Harry to unveil a statue after spending the night at a lavish five-star Fijian resort following her security scare at an overcrowded market
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have unveiled a statue to a hero sergeant in Fiji after spending the night at a lavish five-star resort on one of the country's private islands.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle flew in from the capital Suva to Nadi, in the country's west, for the unveiling, as they continue their marathon 16-day royal tour.

The couple had spent the night on the paradise isle of Vatuvara together as they took a break from their jam-packed schedule.   

Security are holding back crowds which have turned out to catch a glimpse of the pair in Nadi, after a security scare cut short Meghan's visit to the overcrowded Suva Market a day earlier.

The royals were given a traditional welcome on arrival in Nadi after stepping off their chartered flight on their last morning in Fiji before flying on to Tonga.

Mother-to-be Meghan was wearing a forest green Jason Wu dress and cradled her baby bump as her husband gave a speech.   

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6314025/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-unveil-statue-hero-British-Fijian-sergeant-flying-Tonga.html

Different country, same bs. It's gotten ridiculous that she can't just sit and listen to Harry's speach without trying to get the attention of the press and public on her. She's tacky cradling her padding; see the expecting thread to see how flat she was a few days ago in her skinny tight jeans with a belt.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/02/519C65D600000578-6314025-image-a-110_1540429511389.jpg

Harry looks like he's going grey. Meghan smiling as everyone else looks serious.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/02/519C2C5C00000578-6314025-The_Duke_and_Duchess_are_spending_the_morning_in_Nadi_for_the_un-a-132_1540429515128.jpg

 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 25, 2018, 04:49:58 am
 :flower:
Pregnant Meghan stuns in a striking dress as she arrives in Tonga with Harry after the couple relaxed at a lavish five-star Fijian private island following her security scare at an overcrowded market
Meghan Markle had the label still hanging from her red Self Portrait dress as she walked along a red carpet following her arrival in Tonga
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/04/519D655B00000578-6314025-image-a-216_1540438155295.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/04/519D5A5B00000578-6314025-image-a-218_1540438222905.jpg

Looks like the DM's holding space again as the top article on both the US an UK sites are regarding her looking relaxed in the green dress. This is the same thing the DM did prior to her pr pregnancy announcement.

His and hers shirts, holding each other's umbrellas and looks of devotion: How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's unscripted adorable moments have enchanted Australians
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6313669/How-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markles-unscripted-adorable-moments-enchanted-Australians.html
Ever move it seems they make, especially Meghan's choreographed to maximize the selling of their love story and being a o=power couple on the world stage, when in actuality, the're more of a vapid celebrity couple being praised for doing nothing.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 25, 2018, 11:45:34 am
Pass me the vomit bucket  -  loving looks, yeah right.  The DM have gone mental surely.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 25, 2018, 12:00:45 pm
Here comes the bride... again! Meghan teams Diana's dazzling aquamarine ring from her big day with a wedding-ready white gown inspired by a Greek goddess to meet Tonga's king and queen with Harry
* Harry and Meghan visited Nuku'alofa for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu
* Afterwards they attended an official Reception and Dinner, followed by traditional Tongan entertainment
* Meghan's dress is said by designer Theia Couture to 'use Greek goddess Theia as a source of inspiration'
* It bore a striking resemblance to the Stella McCartney design she wore for her wedding reception in May
* The pregnant duchess also wore the same aquamarine ring from Diana's collection for the reception tonight
Meghan dazzled in a white column dress by A-list favourite Theia, her third outfit of the day, as she joined Prince Harry for a black tie reception with the King of Tonga at Nuku'alofa's Royal Palace.
The couture design bore a striking resemblance to the Stella McCartney dress that Meghan wore for her wedding reception in Windsor - which she also teamed with the aquamarine ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.
Hours after arriving on the South Pacific island on Thursday, Harry and his pregnant wife visited Consular House in central Nuku'alofa for a private audience with His Majesty King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu.
Afterwards they attended an official Reception and Dinner, followed by traditional Tongan entertainment, arriving to a band playing Imagine by John Lennon.
The dress cap sleeve beaded silk satin column gown is said by the designer to 'use the Greek goddess Theia as a source of inspiration' and was embellished with beading and embroideries.
Tonight's dinner reception came after another whirlwind day of engagements for the couple, who began Thursday with a statue unveiling in Fiji - before flying to Tonga where Meghan was left red-faced when fans spotted she had left the returns label on her £345 dress.
The Duchess still had the tag hanging from her Self Portrait dress as she walked along a red carpet to the sounds of local singers wearing grass skirts at Fua'amotu Airport in Nuku'alofa, the country's capital.
The couple's Tonga visit – which saw Meghan advised to 'take care of herself' when she met a Russian doctor - is the most remote part of the couple's 16-day tour, which also includes Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.  :cookie:
At the reception they met an array of dignitaries, including Justice Charles Cato, a New Zealand judge and his Russian wife Miriam.
Mrs Cato said: 'I asked, how does she feel? She responded, 'Very well, thank you.' I said, 'No visible signs yet!'
That prompted the duchess, who was wearing a dress by Theia, to look down at front of her dress and laugh in agreement.
Mrs Cato, 41, added: 'As a doctor I was a bit concerned to about her taking all these long trips. I'm a mother of two. I know how it feels. I asked her to take care of herself. She promised to do so.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6314841/Duchess-Sussex-dazzles-outfit-day-royal-tour.html
Interesting about the Russian doctor’s words.  8)
She’s wearing the same body suit with all her outfits.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/10/25/07/5391928-6314841-image-m-18_1540449051272.jpg


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: marion on October 25, 2018, 02:03:33 pm
I wish someone would tell her how to sit like a lady - I'm sick pf seeing her upper thighs.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 25, 2018, 02:10:43 pm
that white dress was really overhyped...quite boring, too tight, and the nipples were tacky and just too much. everything she wears is too tight int he bust and stomach area, which I suppose is how she wants it to be.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2018, 02:21:54 pm
^The white dress doesn’t fit well.  Too tight and overhyped (good word).  Someone needs to smack that smug right off her face.  It’s beyond unprofessional.

My big beef is the ridiculous and obvious arched back pose everywhere she goes on this disjointed vacay visit.  It’s sooo contrived.  Can she ever just stop posing?  Or, you know, maybe take the tag off? 

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/04/519D78DB00000578-6314025-image-a-226_1540439402952.jpg (https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/25/04/519D78DB00000578-6314025-image-a-226_1540439402952.jpg)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 25, 2018, 02:47:48 pm
It is just fine. Though it needed obvious tailoring.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 25, 2018, 02:59:36 pm
If she arches her back any harder she's going to fall back on her big head  :sob: :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 25, 2018, 03:00:48 pm
^^  Oh, Yooper, I looove Miss Thang strutting her stuff like the Queen of All She Surveys with that tag hanging off her hem!!!      :laugh:



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kins on October 25, 2018, 03:02:10 pm
^A real modern day Minnie Pearl  :laugh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 25, 2018, 09:49:29 pm
Prince Harry 'is expected to demand debrief on Meghan's security scare' after chaotic scenes saw 'flustered and afraid' pregnant duchess bundled out of crowded Fiji market

Prince Harry was ‘deeply concerned’ after a security scare while the Duchess of Sussex was in a packed market in Fiji yesterday.

Sources say the Royal, 34, wants an explanation over what happened after Kensington Palace officials blamed the large crowds.

Pregnant Meghan, 37, was seen whispering to her aides moments before she was whisked away by her bodyguards from the busy marketplace in Suva, the Fijian capital.

The planned 20-minute tour, where she was due to meet female stall holders involved with the UN Women's project 'Markets for Change' was cut short, with the Duchess spending just six minutes in the market before she was hurriedly moved along.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6314891/Prince-Harry-expected-demand-debrief-Meghans-security-scare.html




More Harry and Meghan as they meet the Tongan PM. Duchess in Martin Grant
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1055556554957774848


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 25, 2018, 09:58:35 pm
No fashion faux pas here! Meghan Markle wears a designer striped cotton dress as she and Prince Harry meet the Tongan prime minister before they fly back to Sydney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived for a meeting with Tonga's Prime Minister as they continue their marathon 16-day royal tour.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped by the St George Building the country's capital Nuku'alofa for a call on Akilisi Pohiva and members of the cabinet.

The mother-to-be was wearing a stripped cotton dress by Australian-born fashion designer Martin Grant, brushing off the minor fashion faux pas she made when she arrived in Tonga in a striking red dress.

The Duchess, 37, still had the label hanging from her Self Portrait dress as she walked along a red carpet to the sounds of local singers wearing grass skirts at Fua'amotu Airport in Nuku'alofa on Thursday.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6317933/Meghan-Markle-wears-striped-designer-dress-Prince-Harry-meet-Tongan-prime-minister.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 25, 2018, 10:14:54 pm
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44764801_2501168326567832_6034236030754750464_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=7da623feb6e20aa783f40fbc0d77237e&oe=5C4F1C51

 :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: BostonLibby on October 25, 2018, 10:20:42 pm
Definitely 'B'.  It fits better.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 25, 2018, 10:47:20 pm
Wedding rings are off.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/ce7603fda89ba358b09358fdc496326c/tumblr_inline_ph6afqeN1W1vh0s4w_1280.png
https://66.media.tumblr.com/457ff3dbc5960066520d4cf632e28332/tumblr_inline_ph6agtPILs1vh0s4w_1280.jpg

That dress is hideous.

Always with that fake smile.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/0a1f98a201cc353f001b6891eb2e2392/tumblr_inline_ph6aruAyFr1uf8oc1_540.png



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 25, 2018, 11:59:04 pm
I can’t decide on the dress.  It’s not very flattering on her and miles of not a great fabric print but it’s a real break to have her hair off her face.  Maybe somebody got through to look more groomed and discreet.  Hope so.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 26, 2018, 12:35:05 am
I hope she gets her hair trimmed.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 26, 2018, 12:36:48 am
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex formal unveil Tonga’s Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy #RoyalVisitTonga
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1055602324662562816

Meghan and Harry at the QCC rainforest reserve #RoyalVisitTonga
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqY3Us-WsAESv2r.jpg

Beauty in blue! Meghan Markle looks radiant in a designer shirt dress after she and Prince Harry don traditional Tongan outfits to greet royal fans - a day after her fashion faux pas
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6317933/Meghan-Markle-wears-striped-designer-dress-Prince-Harry-meet-Tongan-prime-minister.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 26, 2018, 12:46:26 am
She left the tag on the dress. This happens many times with people wearing new outfits. It is not the end of the world.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 26, 2018, 01:51:54 am
Rebecca English
‏Watch as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex say goodbye to the King and Queen of Tonga #RoyalVisitTonga
https://twitter.com/RE_DailyMail/status/1055617695251685376

5more days  :sigh:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 26, 2018, 02:13:20 am
All the Royal reporters seem to have fallen in love with Tonga, the singing, dancing, the happy people. I might try it for my next holiday. It all looked gorgeous.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 26, 2018, 03:31:53 am
Meghan's behavior is that of a person that knows no matter what she does, nohing will happen to her. This sick situation of her being linked to Harry has gone on and on with no consequence for her action. Harry looks lost, angry and sad at times as she sails on doing her own thing and playing games with her different size baby bump, pda, merchandising with that sick smile on her face. She's extremey crass and rude.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179432877573/thank-you-this-is-great



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 26, 2018, 04:05:10 am
She and Harry are married, expecting a baby together, and the reports here are that this tour has been successful for the couple. We do have daily TV coverage of it in Australia. I haven't seen lost, angry and sad photos and videos of Harry on this tour but plenty of him looking extremely happy, overjoyed, smiling with Meghan, laughing with her, holding hands, touching her back etc etc.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 26, 2018, 05:02:58 am
Here's the video to my post above. She tackily rubs his leg and he looks down and around. Other than the leg rub, she doesn't do anything out of the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akd4wPvQdTo

What's got Meghan in stitches? Pregnant Duchess in tears of laughter as children sing her a song about mosquitoes – before she skips a walk through a forest in Tonga over Zika fears
The Duchess of Sussex was left in stitches as she and her husband were serenaded with a song about mosquitoes as they continued their official royal engagements in Tonga.

The Tupou College Boys' choir sung a comedy riff complete with flying actions and buzzing noises to welcome the couple to the forest.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were there to dedicate two of the school's rainforest tracts to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. But the focus was more on the mosquitoes.

The aim of the song was to frighten off any mosquitoes that might be buzzing around.

Tonga is one of the countries that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel due to the Zika virus if pregnant. The original plan was for the Duke and Duchess to walk through the Tuloa forest but only Prince Harry did, possibly because of the risk.

They also shook hands with the Tongan ruler and his wife, Meghan, noticeably curtsying to the Queen.

The Duke had given a speech while marking the unveiling of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.

'My wife and I are so pleased to be here today to mark the dedication of not one but two forest areas to The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative, which started in 2015 in honour of my grandmother's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth,' Prince Harry said in a speech at the college. 

They were later given a royal send-off at Fua'amotu International Airport after Tonga's Princess Angelika warmly bid them farewell from the tarmac.

Prince Harry and Meghan were met at the airport's VIP hospitality suite lounge by the Tongan royal and a party that included Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika, Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Mahe Tupouniua and Secretary to Cabinet Olita Tupou.

The group spent 20-minutes chatting inside before the Duke and Duchess were escorted out by Princess Angelika and the farewell party.

Ahead of the couple's six-hour flight to Sydney, Meghan appeared in good spirits, smiling as she caught sight of traditional Tongan dancers performing on the airfield.

As they walked to their Qantas flight along a path lined with several large handmade tapa mats and children from local schools, the pair stopped at the steps of the the plane and thanked Princess Angelika.

'Thank you so much for your hospitality,' Meghan said.

The princess, a diplomat herself, called the visit by the Duke and Duchess the 'ultimate diplomacy'.  ???

The royal couple will later visit The Royal Palace for an official farewell with The King before departing for Sydney, where they will attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards.

The next day, the royals will watch the Invictus Games wheelchair basketball final and then the closing ceremony of the Games which were started by Prince Harry. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6318681/Pregnant-Meghan-Markle-tears-laughter-children-sing-song-mosquitoes.html

Mosquitoes aren't restricted to the forest, so it doesn't matter if she didn't go in. At least Harry had time without her hanging onto him.
Now they're back in Sydney to inflict the celebrity, mainly her attenion antics, onto the IG.   


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 26, 2018, 11:20:20 am
Daily Mail? Are you around?

Free idea for an article count every clothing article Meghan has used in the trip and call her something like Meghan Antoinette.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 26, 2018, 12:06:51 pm
On the way to Sydney. Her smug face.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/fd6c1b6e71cf421f1eeac495dcd93ca7/tumblr_inline_ph6vplg3LN1vh0s4w_540.jpg

Landing in Sydney.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/image/179444935938

^the DM has been doing that. It’s listed in the fashion thread.

NZ TV 6pm news item said: The visit will cost NZ taxpayers NZ$1 million; just under half of the respondents surveyed thought this was not a good use of our money. And they had reps speaking from Monarchy NZ + Republic NZ. The Monarchy guy said it's money well spent as the photos from the visit will attract visitors to NZ (??? um ...). The Republic guy said people are - rightly - starting to ask why they're coming and what good they actually do.

Interesting…..so pretty much to be expected …..thank you for letting us know.
Source: https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com
Meghan dazzles in stunning Oscar de la Renta gown as she and Prince Harry arrive at a glittering Sydney awards ceremony
Harry and Meghan are at Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards at the Shanghai-La hotel in Sydney
Duchess wore stunning Oscar de la Renta designer gown and couple are due to present awards at event
Earlier their Qantas charter Boeing 737 pulled up from Sydney Airport runway seconds from touchdown
Pilot explained that another plane on runway had been 'slow to roll' and the two aircraft were too close
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6319885/Meghan-dazzles-stunning-gown-Sydney-awards-ceremony.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: buflesse on October 26, 2018, 12:17:26 pm
This trip has been one giant holiday with an opportunity to pad out her designer wardrobe. A total waste of taxpayer money.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 26, 2018, 12:45:26 pm
What is going to happen to these outfits when MeAgain gets back to the UK? Does the public even question why she needs them? Who is paying for them really?

Oscar de la Renta?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 26, 2018, 03:10:26 pm
She should donate them to an auction for charity.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 26, 2018, 06:35:42 pm
If the rumor’s true, she’s merchandising. The fashion forum has more info on this and the possible scam that her and Jessica’s running on Charles and the royal family.

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179455451498/what-is-she-doing-that-dress-is-a-disaster
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179455665363/at-the-society-awards-australian
Up close, I didn’t realize that birds were part of the pattern.
She looks a bit demented in some of the photos.

'Touchy-feely' Harry and Meghan should save their tactile royal tour displays for when they're in PRIVATE tutting mothers moan - but fans insist their affectionate behaviour is 'lovely'
Harry and Meghan have been criticised for holding hands on public outings
A Mumsnet user said it 'makes her cringe' how often the couple are tactile
The post sparked a furious debate, with many saying they are doing it 'too much'
However, other Mumsnet users said they are acting like normal newlyweds
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6311945/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-criticised-Mumsnet-users-constantly-holding-hands.html
Celebrities act like this.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 26, 2018, 07:08:56 pm
she looks very high on something. demented is an understatement.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 26, 2018, 07:31:47 pm
^^It's 'cute' if you're 12.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 26, 2018, 07:51:57 pm
If the rumor’s true, she’s merchandising. The fashion forum has more info on this and the possible scam that her and Jessica’s running on Charles and the royal family.

https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179455451498/what-is-she-doing-that-dress-is-a-disaster
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179455665363/at-the-society-awards-australian
Up close, I didn’t realize that birds were part of the pattern.
She looks a bit demented in some of the photos.

'Touchy-feely' Harry and Meghan should save their tactile royal tour displays for when they're in PRIVATE tutting mothers moan - but fans insist their affectionate behaviour is 'lovely'
Harry and Meghan have been criticised for holding hands on public outings
A Mumsnet user said it 'makes her cringe' how often the couple are tactile
The post sparked a furious debate, with many saying they are doing it 'too much'
However, other Mumsnet users said they are acting like normal newlyweds
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6311945/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-criticised-Mumsnet-users-constantly-holding-hands.html
Celebrities act like this.



DM is putting out click bait again. At the same time, I've seen comments saying they are "distant" with each other on the DM. So which is acceptable?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 27, 2018, 01:59:13 am
DM is just as mixed about as Markle is.

lol


When will this vacation, er, tour, be over? Is it wrong to fantasize about some super-sized squid washing up on some beach and smacking this gal upside the head enough to wash that smug look off her face?  :dontknow:  :bat:  ???


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 27, 2018, 02:27:07 am
Nope because I agree with you!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 27, 2018, 03:30:38 am
Prince Harry sings along as Tongan singers serenade him with England rugby anthem Swing Low Sweet Chariot

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/watch-prince-harry-sings-along-tongan-singers-serenade-him-england-rugby-anthem-swing-low-sweet-chariot

Fiji basking in the feel good factor of Prince Harry and Meghan's visit

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/opinion-fiji-basking-in-feel-good-factor-prince-harry-and-meghans-visit


Tonga cleared rainforest of mosquitoes ahead of Duchess of Sussex's visit to ease Zika fears
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-family/2018/10/27/tonga-cleared-rainforest-mosquitoes-ahead-duchess-sussexs-visit/



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 27, 2018, 10:51:23 am
What a load of clap trap the media write. Trying to hype this tour up as something wonderful when for many it has been a total flop.   Not quite sure how you clear a whole rain forest of mosquitoes, would have thought that an impossibility.  Thank God the visit is virtually over, couldn´t stand much more of murky murkle and her dork husband, pair of self centred greedy fools together.  A shame this tour ever happened IMO.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: gingerboy24 on October 27, 2018, 11:23:26 am
Came across this last night.  Wonder what happened to stop haza "dancing". Seemed to be enjoying himself.  I found it quite sad, and he didn´t join in with the clapping until the end.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpbGDGaF6mq/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kxx52dhqpctl&fbclid=IwAR1-cXDdvGNDHjJpCVBCQk5MaWZCkRqdh9vScfSzx1_QmvKUXeN4AlDDGCI


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on October 27, 2018, 12:19:59 pm
so my question is why arent all zikka infected areas cleared of mosquitos
what did they use, a giant spray bottle of off skintastic? :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: deGuernsey on October 27, 2018, 12:33:51 pm
They cleared the forest of mosquitoes? How did they manage to chop down all the trees in such a short amount of time? :cookie:  :tehe:

Mosquito bites also carry encephalitis, dengue... not just Zika virus. Things are definitely not adding up here.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 27, 2018, 01:17:41 pm
I wonder what spray they used for the mosquitoes.  It says "unspecified spray".  In most instances, they use DEET which is extremely harmful to all the other wildlife that lives in a rainforest, especially birds.  Actually, I can't find a single, effective spray against mosquitoes, when applied to the forest itself, that isn't harmful to all other living things.

If so, that's not nice nor aware nor environmentally responsible of the two to support the action,  She could've just said "not this time". 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 27, 2018, 01:37:40 pm
She left the tag on the dress.

.. if you plan on / have to return the merchandise.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 27, 2018, 01:50:04 pm
Reminds me of an episode of The King of QUeens where Carrie kept the tags on the dresses so she could buy and return them right away. Only when she wore them, she hid the tags in pockets, etc.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 28, 2018, 01:12:03 am
Goodbye Australia! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give a wave before leaving for New Zealand, sharing a plane with the nation's Invictus athletes
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ended their royal tour of Australia, and flew to New Zealand on Sunday morning.

The pair arrived at Sydney Airport with Invictus Games competitors from New Zealand before jetting off for the last leg of their tour about 10am.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6324777/Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-wave-leaving-New-Zealand-royal-tour-continues.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 02:16:00 am
The Sussexes have arrived to a very windy NZ day!  The PM and other officials giving them a warm welcome.


https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2018/10/live-stream-megan-markle-prince-harry-land-at-wellington-airport.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 28, 2018, 03:39:18 am
^ She changed her outfit again. Obvy she didn't socialize with the plebs athletes if she had time for hair and makeup.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 28, 2018, 04:09:21 am
^this is her tour/holiday after all.
Kia Ora Duchess! Meghan rubs noses with dignitaries in the traditional Maori greeting as royal couple touch down in New Zealand
After the Invictus athletes they travelled with disembarked, Prince Harry and Meghan were greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Wellington Mayor Justin Lester.

Prince Harry was given a box by the Invictus delegation, and Ms Ardern apologised for the strong Wellington winds, NewsHub reported.

The Duchess of Sussex decided against a designer outfit for the day, wearing a black maternity dress from ASOS instead, but she did team it with a trench coat from New Zealand designer Karen Walker.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325119/Harry-Meghan-land-Wellington-traditional-welcome-War-Memorial.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 04:10:24 am
Large crowd at War Memorial in Wellington on a windy day to greet Harry and Meghan. They meet dignitaries and lay a wreath. Good start to the NZ leg, with gun salute.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 28, 2018, 04:38:35 am
Who is holding the camera?! They are making me dizzy!  :-


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 28, 2018, 05:39:35 am
About that Blind Item #11: "Apparently there are honorariums or gifts to charity made when a member of this family speaks at an event. However, this alliterate former actress is instead, asking for the money directly so she can give it to several charities herself. Ummm."


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 06:34:16 am
Senior members of the BRF do not receive money for public speaking at engagements. Nor do they get charitable donations given in their name by organisations. If they are going to give to charity they do it themselves or through their Foundations. People on the periphery of the family like Fergie (no longer a Royal) or perhaps her daughters on certain speaking engagements might. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 28, 2018, 07:38:42 am
^ So, what you're saying is that if the blind is true, Megan is modernizing the monarchy into a cheap reality show knockoff.  :TCP: :worship: :thankyou:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 09:25:21 am
But the blind isn't true and can't be true simply because senior royals, and that includes Harry and Meghan, do not accept money, or honoriums, or charity donations on their behalf for public speeches. They just don't.

If Blind Items wants to check that, then the person who put that item up is either lying (likely) or made it up (likelier) They  can always email or wtite to BP if they are interested in the truth (though they probBly aren't.)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 28, 2018, 12:06:07 pm
^ Royals - yes, Megan - not so sure. This blind is about Megan, not about Charles or William. Strange coincidence is - at the same time this blind is up Will wants to keep KP and boot his bro and his ho actress out of the common budget. Maybe the charities complained to KP, BP, CH, and the blind items. Possible. Highly possible. And highly believable.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 28, 2018, 12:57:33 pm
Yes...the LA Sewer Rat is in this only for Fame and Money.  I am delighted the households are to be separated.  She can be contained that way.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 01:15:00 pm
Oh, has there been an official announcement from KP that the offices (not the Households)  are to be separated? As far as I can see it's a bit of speculation from Royah of The Times, not an edict from anyone in the BRF. (I've given my reasons why I don't think it will be done yet in previous posts.)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 28, 2018, 04:02:26 pm
^not yet, but it makes sense for Wills and Waity to seperte themselves from the Meghan show as she forges ahead as the face of the modern monarchy as Harry just tags along.   bignono
Meghan's on-message! Duchess wears a £1,900 cocktail dress by a feminist designer as she gives a stirring speech to mark 125 years since women were given the vote in New Zealand
During her stirring speech, Meghan told guests at Government House: 'Women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness.
Meghan's speech on women's suffrage at Government House in Wellington
Tēnā koutou katoa. We are proud to be able to join you tonight, in celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in your country.

The achievements of the women of New Zealand who campaigned for their right to vote, and were the first in the world to achieve it are universally admired.

In looking forward to this very special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement, but also the larger impact of what this symbolises," she said.

Because yes, women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness.

Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote, but also about what that represents - the basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future and that of your community.

The involvement and voice that allows you to be a part of the very world that you are a part of.'

And women's suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women but also about what that represents.

The basic and fundamental right of all people- including members of society who have been marginalise - whether for reasons of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation - to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community.

So bravo, New Zealand, for championing this right 125 years ago for the women who well-deserved to have an active voice and an acknowledged vote and for all of the people that this effort has paved for, globally.

We all deeply thank you. In the words of your suffragette, Kate Sheppard: 'All that separates whether of race, class, creed or sex is inhuman and must be overcome.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6325599/Duchess-wears-1-900-cocktail-dress-feminist-designer.html

Comments:
MrsDubai, Dubai, 6 minutes ago
Why is she giving all the speeches? Who is she? Some chick who married PH - lay off, love.
venerablerob, telluride, United States, 6 minutes ago
How much have the British taxpayers paid and will continue to pay in hush money to keep megs ca.sting co.uch past a secret? I'm so entertained!
Lermont, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6 minutes ago
A collection of cliches and platitudes coming from a feminist who used every man in her life to get where she wanted to be. Interesting type of feminism, isn't it? She really seems not very intelligent. Clever manipulator though.  :thumbsup:
OB25, Miami, United States, 6 minutes ago
I sort of find it ironic that only 2.5 years ago not a single person would turn up for Meghan's glorious speech. She needed to marry a powerful man to become relevant. Yep ! Women are making progress
Lermont, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 5 minutes ago
Dutchy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, moments ago
Exactly, if she was a feminist and in love with Harry, she would have asked him to come and live in Canada, kept her job at Suits and kept her own name and rejected the title....
Dutchy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7 minutes ago
It is still celebrity over sincerity by the looks of it.
Dutchy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9 minutes ago
It will be interesting to see how much rope KP is willing to give her. I¿m thinking with these kind of speeches she is approaching the boundaries.
OB25, Miami, United States, 8 minutes ago
I think it's all by design
Bear2, Every City, Bermuda, 10 minutes ago
Come to hear she a real b I tch to people without pull. She dislikes meeting the regular people, she finds you guys boring and that includes her paid trolls. They are just useful idiots.
Salacious Crumb, Kwenn Space Station, 11 minutes ago
A feminist speech without mentioned W¿instein, Brëtt Rather, yots (deliberate typo), SoH¿aux and how you really met your dim ginger prince. Hmmm... :thumbsup:

Its going to be interesting when the syte hits the fan and her dirt starts comng out.  :cookie:   I'm curious if she even voted in past elections in the US. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 28, 2018, 07:52:06 pm
November 5 ITV will air  documentary about the tour

Can't post it but on KP IGstory Meghan and Harry posted something .i saw it being talked about


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 28, 2018, 08:03:36 pm
All royals can do is posture and rant on but can do nothing. Why act like they are running for office?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 28, 2018, 08:35:54 pm
^so true. In fairness though, Harry was doing something other than talking when he was involved in the IG, pre-Meghan. Celebrities like Meghan just talk nonsense and get praised for it without doing anything. Now Harry's seen in that same light.


I've just noticed that the DM now has MEGHAN AND HARRY'S ROYAL TOUR as the banana for the tour. She's the main features of the majority of articles about the tour.

This woman has no clue and is quite rude. She's wearing a rain coat to meet with dignitaries.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/16f6a82ef018f44742a28f87f8ba2919/tumblr_phawqriGGJ1ud2swf_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/520207f413b43131474d7bb18cbffb79/tumblr_phawqrRGti1ud2swf_540.png


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: SouthernBelle on October 28, 2018, 08:41:50 pm
That plaid coat is hideous. As for spraying the rainforest to kill mosquitoes, wonder how many beneficial insects, butterflies, birds, etc. were killed so Sparkles could see the rainforest? 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadySnowWhite on October 28, 2018, 09:29:50 pm
^^^^^ In response to windsor2’s post:


Are people seriously implying a woman is overstepping her boundaries for making a speech at an event in honour of ending women’s suffrage?

Also, feminism isnt as simple as maintaining your own last name, etc wow.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 28, 2018, 09:45:23 pm
Meghan's speech about suffrage has been highly praised. The NZ PM was seen mouthing 'Perfect!' to her as she finished it. And it was a speech in honour of NZ being the first country in the world, in 1908, to give women the vote. Meghan didn't overstep any boundaries. She was admiring of the achievement. And Harry has looked very proud at various times on this tour when Meghan has excelled.

Harry received an honour from NZs Returned Soldiers.

https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-top-military-honor-badge-meghan-markle-proud-wife/


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 28, 2018, 10:41:02 pm
Meghan Markle wraps up warm in a coat and turtle neck as she and Prince Harry visit a café in New Zealand that's putting on a pregnancy-friendly menu for the mum-to-be

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6326791/Meghan-Markle-wraps-warm-coat-Prince-Harry-visit-caf-New-Zealand.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 28, 2018, 10:45:43 pm
Omg will this ever end?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 28, 2018, 11:37:55 pm
Meghan's speech about suffrage has been highly praised. The NZ PM was seen mouthing 'Perfect!' to her as she finished it. And it was a speech in honour of NZ being the first country in the world, in 1908, to give women the vote. Meghan didn't overstep any boundaries. She was admiring of the achievement. And Harry has looked very proud at various times on this tour when Meghan has excelled.

Harry received an honour from NZs Returned Soldiers.

https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-top-military-honor-badge-meghan-markle-proud-wife/

Yet she still probably cannot locate London on a map. Thank the speechwriters.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 28, 2018, 11:47:50 pm
^ :thumbsup:  :tehe:

This is so fake. They admire her but can't spell her name.  :laugh:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/28/22/51BDE8DC00000578-6326791-Fans_of_the_royal_couple_patiently_waited_for_the_pair_to_arrive-a-52_1540766261165.jpg

It looks like Harry culdn't get a word in.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/d235093580c0f40ca9792d9252df4241/tumblr_inline_phbytbmmAc1vmaz7d_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/224f28a106b65cab15ed128fa20156fe/tumblr_inline_phbytdBQ8h1vmaz7d_540.jpg

Meghan pins an award on Harry. This is odd because usually a military person would've done it.
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-prince-harry-presented-badge-in-gold-nzs-highest-military-honour?fbclid=IwAR1jChxbq6Fu6lq-ffW4cpzSRF4rU-mo__8_q5VFbTSQ7R9dimgenou2Cag

This is very much the Meghan tour. The press is feeding her massive ego and it seems Harry and co are letting her have her way too, so I can't imagine how she'll be when she doesn't get tho treatment when she returns back to London.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 28, 2018, 11:54:43 pm
Can some answer me this: why is that when H&M are going to lay a wreath, it's handed to them backwards and then they have to turn it around to place it on the holder?

^You can see what I mean on the video of Meg pinning Harry's award.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 29, 2018, 12:29:02 am
^ :thumbsup:  :tehe:

This is so fake. They admire her but can't spell her name.  :laugh:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/28/22/51BDE8DC00000578-6326791-Fans_of_the_royal_couple_patiently_waited_for_the_pair_to_arrive-a-52_1540766261165.jpg

It looks like Harry culdn't get a word in.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/d235093580c0f40ca9792d9252df4241/tumblr_inline_phbytbmmAc1vmaz7d_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/224f28a106b65cab15ed128fa20156fe/tumblr_inline_phbytdBQ8h1vmaz7d_540.jpg

Meghan pins an award on Harry. This is odd because usually a military person would've done it.
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-prince-harry-presented-badge-in-gold-nzs-highest-military-honour?fbclid=IwAR1jChxbq6Fu6lq-ffW4cpzSRF4rU-mo__8_q5VFbTSQ7R9dimgenou2Cag

This is very much the Meghan tour. The press is feeding her massive ego and it seems Harry and co are letting her have her way too, so I can't imagine how she'll be when she doesn't get tho treatment when she returns back to London.

Mummy pining on the badge cause of course Harry being in the military wouldn't know how.  :bored:
I don't know about anybody else, but being a member of the Commonwealth, I resent the likes of her being one of it's representatives. My ancestors didn't fight wars so this foreign wannabe can merch away and feed her ego.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 29, 2018, 12:45:58 am
Omg will this ever end?

This is the tour that never ends, yes it will go on and on my friend


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 29, 2018, 01:35:33 am
^ Thanks for that lovely ear worm.

At least Lamb Chop had fashion sense.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2018, 03:05:59 am
Article that’s critical of Meghan’s abrupt exit from the market.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179539364998/love-this




Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 01:04:16 pm
A relative of mine worked as a security officer for years. And some he guarded were among the "famous."They don't take any nonsense and their "charges" can't pull rank on them. So if Meghan did not listen she would be derided for putting all those people in "danger" because she's a "prima donna."


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Alexandrine on October 29, 2018, 01:39:23 pm
^ I agree. If the bodyguard said there was risk it was because of something.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2018, 02:24:24 pm
I think the bodyguard did that because Meghan said she didn't feel safe even though to her professional eye, there was no threat to Meghan.

 
Meghan warns about the dangers of young people chasing 'likes' on social media - and says it's hard to tell what's real due to 'filtered' Instagram posts
Meghan has warned about the impact of 'filtered' Instagram posts on young people - saying 'your self-worth becomes really skewed when it's all based on likes'.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, discussed the negative effects of social media while speaking to staff and volunteers from Live for Tomorrow, an online youth programme, at the Maranui Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand, today.
She explained that it's hard to tell how much photographs are edited, commenting 'you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter.'
It comes after Meghan revealed earlier on in the royal tour that she found it 'freeing' to not be on social media anymore.
Speaking in Wellington today, the Duchess said: 'Young people find it so difficult. You see photos on social media and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter.
'Your judgment of your sense of self-worth becomes really skewed when it's all based on likes.'
visit today, learning about initiatives and programmes supporting mental health in New Zealand.
The Duke also spoke about the effects social media, suggesting that parents needed educating as much as children.
'Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK — and globally,' he said.
'Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that's not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things.'
The couple's  comments today come after Meghan revealed that she found it 'freeing' to not be on social media anymore.
During her and Harry's visit to Bondi Beach last week, the Duchess was said to be incredibly open about her experiences online.
Recalling a discussion she had with Megha, Jessina Oakes, 26,said: 'She said a really beautiful quote. She said "flattery and criticism run through the same filter".
'She said it was very freeing that she no longer has social media.'
The former actress was previously an avid user of social media, documenting many aspects of her love life, travelling and charity work, and even had her own lifestyle and wellbeing blog called the Tig.
However activity on the accounts of Meghan, who had 1.9 million followers on Instagram, slowly died down in 2017 amid rumours that she was dating Prince Harry.
In fact, shortly after news of their romance broke, she shared a picture of two bananas hugging with the caption 'Sleep tight xx' - interpreted by many as a symbol of the couple's long distance relationship.
The duchess finally closed the blog and her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts in January ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry to bring her in line with the rest of the royals, whose accounts are run by the social media teams of their household. 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6328393/Meghan-Markle-warns-negative-effects-filtered-social-media-posts-young-people.html
At the bottom of the article, there's a full listing of what social media she had and when she closed them. Also contained in the article are pictures of her vapid lifestyle filled with filtered pictures. She used social media to sell her self and her romance with Harry. She's using the media now as her social media; merchandisng and pushing this tacky love story. She's a total hypercrite to the highest order.
Comments:
cogito ergo sum, london, United Kingdom, about a minute ago
I wonder if she has any advice to give girls about getting on board yachts
Cheesearian, Betelgeuse, North Korea, 3 minutes ago
She sure had fooled lots of people too, when she used to post stuff.
Miss PacMan, Outer Space, United Kingdom, 8 minutes ago
And that comes from a woman, who had her own website... if she didnt had likes there... I agree... so 2 faced! She makes it all worse, by saying simple things that can be checked ..
CrazyBonkers, Emerald City, Argentina, 10 minutes ago
You don't know what's real or not. I mean they might have had a nose job or tell the odd porky or two. Really. Hilarious.
jackie johns 1, london, 11 minutes ago
She is 2 faced, not long ago she was chasing as many likes as she could and she still want everyone to like her with her fake smile at the camera.  :thumbsup:
Hope, Chester, United Kingdom, moments ago
Hmm like The Tig website? Magic Boob's blog? Nor in any way using social media and the spooning bananas? I'm surprised this level of insincerity can't be seen from outer space....
BringDownTheEUSSR, Stoke, United Kingdom, 9 minutes ago
Does she realise showing off a life of luxury and excess that these kid will never even come close to, most wont even be able to afford their own homes, makes things worse.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 02:52:53 pm
The bodyguard never reveals any information to "outsiders." My relative never did this and he and the team would call the shots not respond to what the client "thinks" is happening.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2018, 03:36:58 pm
^IMO, it was clear that she wasn't in any danger, so I'm still going with the bodyguard just got her out of there.  Meghan wispered something to the bodyguard prior to her being taken out of the market. Maybe Meghan said she felt ill and wanted to leave, so naturally, she had to get her quickly back to the car. It wasn't the bodyguard telling the client anything, it was her reacting to what Meghan said to her. I thnk if Meghan wanted to leave, even thug there was no threat to her, the bodyguard had little choice but to comply. If Meghan was in danger but wanted to stay, the bodyguard would overrule her and get her out of there.

This is whre Harry and Meghan are now as a couple; part of the vapid celebrity world.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6325707/Jon-Bon-Jovi-isnt-fan-Kim-Kardashian-Real-Housewives.html

The couple's  comments today come after Meghan revealed that she found it 'freeing' to not be on social media anymore.
During her and Harry's visit to Bondi Beach last week, the Duchess was said to be incredibly open about her experiences online.
Recalling a discussion she had with Megha, Jessina Oakes, 26,said: 'She said a really beautiful quote. She said "flattery and criticism run through the same filter".  ???   :tehe: :laugh:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6328393/Meghan-Markle-warns-negative-effects-filtered-social-media-posts-young-people.html
Notice that she doesn't give out any actual advice that the younsters can actually use. She's too busy being removed from the situation as if she never did things on social media to actract likes. She's just giving them empty platitudes that sound cliche. She was an adult whan she went on social media and got into the trap, so what she talking to the kids about. I love comments aren't faverable to her because they see she's a low life hypocrite.

Let them eat cake! Meghan Markle delights children waiting outside New Zealand by getting her leftovers brought out to share
The Duchess of Sussex's generous nature was clear to see on Monday, when she rushed back into Maranui cafe to fetch the leftover cakes she and Prince Harry didn't eat for waiting schoolchildren.
As soon as she saw several adorable children outside, Meghan quickly ran back towards the Wellington eatery and asked to take all of the slices and cakes that were left on the cafe plates.  ???
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6327141/Royal-tour-adorable-moment-Meghan-Markle-gifted-leftover-cakes-kids-Maranui-cafe.html
That's not hygienic.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 03:47:54 pm
The bodyguard won't tell any "outsiders" what exactly happened. It's all speculation. I see nothing "clear" about anything in this case for that very reason. None of us were watching and standing in that area  and the bodyguard won't tell. I think if she had not heeded warnings and stood there she'd be bashed then too. The bodyguard acted accordingly to whatever happened. They are trained and are professionals.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 29, 2018, 03:55:14 pm
Meg is a seriously flawed individual to now tell children that its not about getting likes on social media, when that is what she was doing prior to Harry  :sly:

She is really trying to rewrite her life, how sad  :sigh:

She is a fake of the highest order and it breaks my heart to see a well-respected institution reduced to hypocristy and just ugh  :sob:

...but its entertaining  :tehe:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 29, 2018, 04:04:36 pm
Quote
flattery and criticism run through the same filter

Wow, has she ever got that wrong.  :-X


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 04:07:50 pm
Just wondering if the "like" trend will even be here when those children are teens. Things change all the time.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2018, 04:36:13 pm
The royal holiday album! Meghan and Harry share behind-the-scenes snaps from the royal tour - including a scenic shot in New Zealand and the Duke practising his speech
* Stunning picture of Abel Tasman National Park was taken by Prince Harry
* Photograph, taken on board a helicopter, was shared on Instagram Stories
* Black-and-white picture taken of Harry in Sydney was taken by Meghan 
A stunning shot taken by Harry as he and Meghan travelled by helicopter to Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand, was posted onto Kensington Palace's official Instagram page today.
Meanwhile, a striking shot of Harry, 34, practising his speech for the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Sydney - taken by wife Meghan, 37 - was also shared onto the couple's official Twitter account on Saturday.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6328459/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-share-scenes-snaps-royal-tour.html
They're both on social media. Meghan being the ultra hypocrite saying that she's not on social media when she's uploading pictures and wants some feedback from the public.  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on October 29, 2018, 07:06:09 pm
^Didn't Kate take pictures while she and Will were on their tour in the South Pacific? So its a competition now between the couples? Sick  :ick:

The pictures aren't great at all, we've seen them before. Let's see the two of them having lunch with the Governors and Prime Ministers, or even inside the Government Houses where they were staying.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 07:07:26 pm
Why was this particular tour chosen for both couples soon after the wedding? Just curious.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 29, 2018, 07:27:52 pm
^ It's a tour, right. Everyone forgot that Harry was supposed to go to the IG games. It was all turned into a 22 day merching and vacation for the ever changing belly size of M.

^^ Huge difference. With M - she brought a photographer, she owns the copyright, she sells the "official" pics (look at how the wrinkles are airbrushed) and she gets to show some "behind the scenes". I mean, how much more do we need to get the reality show vibe.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 29, 2018, 08:41:01 pm
'The worst curtsy I've ever seen!' Royal watchers blast Meghan's bow to the Queen of Tonga as 'too short' as the couple's tour comes to a close
* The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met Tonga's king and queen last week
* Royal watchers have criticised Meghan's curtsying technique as 'too short'
* Other Twitter users said that they felt sorry for her as she seemed 'unsure'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6330043/Royal-watchers-blast-Meghans-curtsy-Queen-Tonga.html
Didn't she study diplomacy in uni, then she should know without being told to show resect to dignitaries. I guess that was another lie. I know that people aren't pleased by this and I don't think that an excuse could be made about her not knowing how to curtsey or when.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: buflesse on October 29, 2018, 09:43:23 pm
^ A pretty embarrassing curtsy. Almost like she couldn't bear to acknowledge someone of a higher status.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 10:57:45 pm
'The worst curtsy I've ever seen!' Royal watchers blast Meghan's bow to the Queen of Tonga as 'too short' as the couple's tour comes to a close
* The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met Tonga's king and queen last week
* Royal watchers have criticised Meghan's curtsying technique as 'too short'
* Other Twitter users said that they felt sorry for her as she seemed 'unsure'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6330043/Royal-watchers-blast-Meghans-curtsy-Queen-Tonga.html
Didn't she study diplomacy in uni, then she should know without being told to show resect to dignitaries. I guess that was another lie. I know that people aren't pleased by this and I don't think that an excuse could be made about her not knowing how to curtsey or when.

Studying diplomacy may not have included a lesson on curtseys.

Where is a lady in waiting to guide her?

I think some nitpicking is going on by the "royal watchers". I saw worse faux pas by royals (I can make a long list of those.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 29, 2018, 11:15:51 pm
^^Agreed.  There’s no excuse for not educating yourself on protocol when you’re supposedly this worldly and sophisticated.  In addition, as a big ol’ champion of women, she should’ve checked up on an important one to meet as, again, a Rep for the Queen, who is, ironically, another woman. 

She probably got confused that she wasn’t being catered to for 3 seconds.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 29, 2018, 11:25:49 pm
I really get tired of her little girl ingenue act; she knows better and she is too old to act like she's some kind of fool.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 29, 2018, 11:46:56 pm
What happened to the royal wives having ladies in waiting? And getting instructions and reading up before tours. This seemed to be a serious matter a few decades ago. What happened?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: buflesse on October 29, 2018, 11:52:38 pm
The younger ones still have all the staff to advise them; they just don't value protocol and tradition in the way that older royals like HM do.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 29, 2018, 11:58:12 pm
Auckland

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqtmOfmUUAAXEXm.jpg

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/hbz-meghan-harry-auckland-embed-1540855316.jpg



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 30, 2018, 12:22:23 am
Duchess of Wellingtons! Meghan Markle walks through a field in VERY stylish boots as she and Prince Harry arrive in Auckland for a 'welly-wanging' contest and tour of native bushland

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6331331/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-arrive-Auckland-tour-native-bushland.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on October 30, 2018, 12:43:07 am
^^Agreed.  There’s no excuse for not educating yourself on protocol when you’re supposedly this worldly and sophisticated.  In addition, as a big ol’ champion of women, she should’ve checked up on an important one to meet as, again, a Rep for the Queen, who is, ironically, another woman. 

She probably got confused that she wasn’t being catered to for 3 seconds.

 :tehe:  :laugh:

She knows how to bend, etc, I am sure it was written in her Suits contract that it was a must. Or was that arching her back?  :June:  :spy:

Sorry.  bignono



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 30, 2018, 01:02:23 am

WATCH: But it was Meghan who won the welly-wanging/gumboot-throwing competition! She was very surprised and delighted!
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1057063851546554371



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2018, 02:01:49 am
What happened to the royal wives having ladies in waiting? And getting instructions and reading up before tours. This seemed to be a serious matter a few decades ago. What happened?

No place on the plane for them. There's the photographer, the makeup artist, Jessica Mulroney, the wig expert..  lol

Just kidding, QE sent a trainer for her for 6 months, that trainer was with M on the first few engagements. It's no one else's fault that M doesn't want to curtsey. Maybe Harry's for marrying such a shameless and disrespectful woman. 



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 02:14:02 am
This has been a very successful Royal tour, in terms of crowds, public exposure and favourable media coverage. The Fail had to trawl Twitter of course and drag Meghan for something, even though she did  bob and the Tongan royal family weren't upset by it judging by their rapport with Harry and Meghan.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 30, 2018, 02:15:22 am
Harry's not looking too well, imo. He's lost weight and walks a bit hunched over. When this tour began, he didn't look too bad. He must really be stressed out that he needs that fitness/sleep/heart rate tracker ring. Meghan wilth her games of see the bump, se no bump has gt to be stressful as well as taking gifts for the baby.  
https://66.media.tumblr.com/6c5bfe860baf40d221f997552c84d04f/tumblr_phe0xwUI6D1uh38om_540.jpg   Not tummy today.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/30/00/51C72F1200000578-6331331-Meghan_also_had_the_support_of_those_who_joined_with_the_royal_c-a-32_1540857771851.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/30/00/51C759E300000578-6331331-image-a-49_1540858832656.jpg  Maybe they'l go to charaty or to baby Louis.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/30/00/51C75C7D00000578-6331331-image-a-47_1540858736252.jpg   Harry wasting away
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/10/30/00/51C76F4E00000578-6331331-image-a-62_1540859697132.jpg  she looks clueless with the shovel. Digging her own grave so to weak.
Comments:
SinCityGirl, Las Vegas, 2 minutes ago
Is the pillow baby in the laundry? I don't see a bump today.
Helena G, London, United Kingdom, 3 minutes ago
Hey, KP! Your IG page has become a celebrity social media account.
Brideshead, London, United Kingdom, 4 minutes ago
She forgot her rubber baby bump today.
ByTheWay, Shropshire, United Kingdom, 9 minutes ago
This is the most unhappy images of Harry so far. In a way just like his father and mother's relationship in the early days, I can't help but wonder whether or not he felt trapped after the 'starry starry night(s)' in Botswana. From what we have read, this woman spent many years planning her catch and she is very smart. Her behaviour certainly isn't normal and I feel sure that this is going to end badly for Harry and the Royal Family.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6331331/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-arrive-Auckland-tour-native-bushland.html#comments


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 02:42:42 am
Well, Harry has spoken about their 'little bump' himself. And a full on Royal tour is stressful. I think people see what they want to see in photos and media coverage.

There have been plenty of photos and footage of Harry looking happy, relaxed, joyful even, on this tour, and I've watched hours of coverage. They are probably both thinking the end of this is in sight and then we can go home. The Royal correpondents on tour with them were complaining of exhaustion on day four!

Harry has been pictured smiling at his wife, kissing her, touching her on the back, looking lovingly at her and chatting with her on many, many occasions. I don't see that as an indication that Harry regrets his marriage, is resentful of Meghan, doesn't want this baby, or any of the things people who don't like Meghan (including Fail ranters)  impute to him at all.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: CathyJane on October 30, 2018, 02:58:43 am
I really get tired of her little girl ingenue act; she knows better and she is too old to act like she's some kind of fool.

You aren't the only one. I just want to smack her with a brick when she acts like that.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 04:29:57 am
New Zealand Post has announced it will issue a new set of stamps showing Harry and Meghan at various locales to commemorate the Royal tour. GB has already issued such stamps.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12151393


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2018, 06:02:59 am
Harry has been pictured smiling at his wife, kissing her, touching her on the back, looking lovingly at her and chatting with her on many, many occasions. I don't see that as an indication that Harry regrets his marriage, is resentful of Meghan, doesn't want this baby, or any of the things people who don't like Meghan (including Fail ranters)  impute to him at all.

As you said, people see what they want to see and close their eyes to not seeing what's in front of them. Kissing, hugging, not curtseying properly to QE and to the queen of Tonga - all kinds of inappropriate at work.

The obscene amount of money spent on outfits for this undeserving co coo - all kinds of inappropriate.
The announcement that she's pregnant at 4am London time, when the KP staff is sleeping - all kinds of inappropriate.
Posting pictures on social media for likes while telling kids to not place their self worth on like - all kinds of inappropriate.
Changing the little bump from non existent to 7 months pregnant size in the matter of 1 hour on the plane, during the day - all kinds of psycho.

Rosella, watch out for the fail and tumblr ranters - these are voters and if given the chance ... bye bye public funding. Especially if Megan continues to use KP as her own twitter and instagram.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 08:21:25 am
I do not believe that more than about a quarter of Fail ranters are UK residents. If they come from outside-- whether Commonwealth citizens or from Europe or the US or elsewhere-- they do not vote in UK elections. Issues about funding the BRF or different members of it do not come up in UK elections. That is a Treasury concern. Ditto for Tumblr, where, as far as one can tell from language and spelling many posters and bloggers are Americans or at least non-British.. And none of them are numbered in the millions.

The DM has already overestimated one gown (see post below in the Meghan clothing spread) and multi-counted several other outfits and accessories. So who knows how much anything costs.

It was KP who would have arranged that pregnancy announcement to be released in Australia. I think the staff at KP are knowledgable enough to know that Australia is over the other side of the world and eleven hours ahead in time.

We don't know who released that Tweet. Also over-use of social media is a concern of Harry's. He's concerned about youth using social media 24/7, to the detriment of face-to face talking with contemporaries. I hardly think that is a comparison.

They have kissed when off duty, and as for hugging, I live in the hemisphere where this tour took place and nobody here in the media or crowds was offended by a hug or a kiss between a husband and wife. As for hand holding, other royals do it. But of course to those who don't like Meghan, any excuse to beat her up is better than none, right? The Tongan Royal family weren't up nights fulminating against a bob either, and Meghan has always curtseyed appropriately to the Queen. At her wedding it was shown that she did so. This has been a successful tour down under. I can't help it if others over the other side of the world can't stand that and rush to rant on the Fail, Tumblr and other places!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2018, 11:05:19 am
I could not find where this dress can be purchased so until I can see a link with the price, I can't say DM was wrong.

Underestimating what people's opinion is is a grave mistake. Especially if you rub people who don't live in their state or country and you rub them the wrong way. One may read US, France or South Africa on DM but if the person has a UK passport and there's elections to R-exit due to the reckless spending that doesn't get put in check for Megan, you'd bet there will be trips to the homeland on election day.

It's not for nothing that there's constant blue wave vs red wave for the Nov elections. If people get fed up, the anonymous posters will book a flight home and cast their vote.

Can we have a link to this off-duty kiss? I'd be interested to know how this was made public or sent to public if it's off duty. Also, to me it is totally normal for husband and wife, and even for bf and gf to hold hands and be cordial to each other. However, these two are not on a vacation. They are on publicly subsidized work trip. Unless it's their job to play Hallmark sugary hand holding and kisses, then it should not happen... IF they are professionals. Big If.

As for the curtsies, I just loved Eugenie's curtsy. Very respectful. Megan - she's disrespectful to anyone at any time and I don't like this type of 'feminists'. Nobody owes her anything and unless she humbles herself I hope brf humbles her because what I'm seeing is atrocious (And, mind you, I do not like Eug. Still - I loved her wedding, the pictures, the dress, the respect to her elders. Everything about her wedding. And, yes, with Eug's wedding there was love in the air. With H&M there isn't any and they can't fake. )


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 12:40:12 pm
New Zealand Prime Minister praises Meghan. There is a piece about the Polo Cup dress there too.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6332311/New-Zealand-prime-minister-praises-Meghan-working-pregnant.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 01:00:53 pm
Harry has been pictured smiling at his wife, kissing her, touching her on the back, looking lovingly at her and chatting with her on many, many occasions. I don't see that as an indication that Harry regrets his marriage, is resentful of Meghan, doesn't want this baby, or any of the things people who don't like Meghan (including Fail ranters)  impute to him at all.

As you said, people see what they want to see and close their eyes to not seeing what's in front of them. Kissing, hugging, not curtseying properly to QE and to the queen of Tonga - all kinds of inappropriate at work.

The obscene amount of money spent on outfits for this undeserving co coo - all kinds of inappropriate.
The announcement that she's pregnant at 4am London time, when the KP staff is sleeping - all kinds of inappropriate.
Posting pictures on social media for likes while telling kids to not place their self worth on like - all kinds of inappropriate.
Changing the little bump from non existent to 7 months pregnant size in the matter of 1 hour on the plane, during the day - all kinds of psycho.

Rosella, watch out for the fail and tumblr ranters - these are voters and if given the chance ... bye bye public funding. Especially if Megan continues to use KP as her own twitter and instagram.

I don't think the DM ranters and tumblr ranters have much influence. So if they "stop" Meghan are they going to stop the spending by ALL the royals? It's not as if the others all shop at Wal-Mart.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 30, 2018, 02:24:05 pm
Throughout the entire tour I always keep in mind that 1. Harry knows how to act for the public as a royal.  He will always be photographed looking in a good light, even with mm.  He will do anything to keep her happy regardless of how he might feel.
2. Megan is an actress.  She knows how to win people over fast - as fast as she can discard them.  She too, like Harry, will put on a front, but doesn’t really need to as she’s got what she loves most - Attention.

There’s a sign on peoples faces when then are under extreme stress or distress that cannot be faked.  Not even mm could fake it.

Neither can Harry.  It’s present far too often on Harry.

It’s used by certain professionals to pick up when someone is under stress, distress or duress.



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 02:31:43 pm
They all have "public facades". I don't think the "real" royals are ever seen when they make public appearances. This applies to H and M too.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 30, 2018, 02:36:24 pm
It's always felt to me like Harry's on some mission to correct whatever he thinks happened to his mother.  So, my money's on him wanting this visit to show her off and also prove that he can protect her and support her better than his dad did.

The problem is, you can't recreate the phenomenon of his mom.  And he's probably already been comparing the onslaught of adoration and clamoring for attention vs the rather tepid enthusiasm and, for some, downright resentment of this rushed bride of his and an entirely different economic environment.  She, well, no one, can duplicate an era long past but Meghan hasn't exactly been overwhelmed with unabashed, over the top, love that only Harry sees.  That's bound to be stressful and confusing for a man who really didn't think this through.  

If she was an instant hit, he wouldn't be pushing her so hard on people.  He does look much thinner and more worn down on this trip.  Some of that is that it's a lot to do but most of it is him trying to sell his wife, protect her from some invisible threat that is only in his mind or created by Sparkles such as at the market thing and bow to her every wish.  


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 02:59:00 pm
I don't know why the bride is resented. She is not going to ever be Queen Consort or anything like that and is no real threat. She is his choice and if he had an unhappy marriage to someone the media or others expected him to have that would not end well IMO. It is better IMO to see her out there than lazing about on some country estate hardly being seen.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 30, 2018, 03:05:29 pm
 ^ The Bride is behaving inappropriately.   No one can control her, it seems.  At least, not until she returns to GB.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 03:16:51 pm
Something I do not understand: In the past, there were limits put on royals as far as expenditures and what they could do. This seems to have changed. I am not getting (although the actual price may not be what was actually paid for the outfit) that there is no limit on wardrobe brought only to a tour. I am not getting this. So can anybody at anytime bring as many outfits as possible on a tour? Of course if there were "control" issues she indeed could be controlled.So where are the checks and balances? The security issue was not her fault IMO and she can't make up security issues without major repercussions. Security people are strict.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 30, 2018, 03:29:49 pm
^ It is difficult -- impossible, even -- to rein in a Narcissist.  Surely, no one believes that the see-through beach dress, slit up to her hoo ha, was approved by anyone on the Queen's team. 

The Queen allowed her to go with Harry, despite it originally being planned as a solo trip for Harry -- so the Narcissist can not now claim that she was not given a chance.

She blew it.  Now the Establishment has to very gently reel her in.  One must tread lightly with Narcissists.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 03:30:12 pm
The on-duty clothing, which is paid for by Charles, is subject to whatever arrangement there is between the Sussexes and the Prince of Wales, with the Duchy money as the source. Most female royals on long tours take the four outfits a day which is required, plus some spares in case of disaster like zips splitting etc. They also take some rest-day clothes but there haven't been any on this trip.

Harry comforts a child who lost his mother and talks about his wife and coming baby.

https://www.eonline.com/news/981776/prince-harry-comforts-a-young-boy-whose-mother-died-too


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 03:42:14 pm
^ It is difficult -- impossible, even -- to rein in a Narcissist.  Surely, no one believes that the see-through beach dress, slit up to her hoo ha, was approved by anyone on the Queen's team. 

The Queen allowed her to go with Harry, despite it originally being planned as a solo trip for Harry -- so the Narcissist can not now claim that she was not given a chance.

She blew it.  Now the Establishment has to very gently reel her in.  One must tread lightly with Narcissists.

Traditionally the Queen allows her senior grandsons to bring along their spouse and wants it that way. Barring a spouse from a tour with one of her grandsons unless there are health reasons would be strange indeed. IMO.

It is possible to do anything if one is monarch and has the backing of Parliament to do so. Monarchs often make up their own rules to suit the situation.

The beach dress showed her thighs Royal ladies have displayed thighs before getting in and out of limos. It's out there on Google.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2018, 03:58:46 pm
I doubt very very much that this tour was planned as a solo trip for Harry. It was of too long a duration for that. Most newly married senior royals embark on a Commonwealth tour in the first year or so of marriage. The Cambridges went to Canada. So did Fergie and Andrew. Charles and Diana's tour to Australia was delayed for a while because they had an extremely long honeymoon on Britannia and in Scotland, and then Diana became pregnant. This tour would have been planned since about November last year, after Harry's engagement was announced.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 30, 2018, 04:34:54 pm
Even those that like that’s twk together must have some moments where they scratch their heads and as WTF is Harry doing with a narc. She’s a complete disaster as she’s acting like a low rent reality show house wife with her constant pda and cradling her ever changing size bump. Harry comforting that little boy is too cliche for me as he just happened to be in the audience. Ther’ve been a few moments like this throughout the tour that leave me cynical as being pr moves with plants setup throughout the audience. Another one was the girls praising Meghan being a feminist and her name was spelt wrong on the sign that they held up.
She’s a woman who doesn’t listen to anyone as she’s a narc, so Harry being all in love with someone like that as we’re supposed to believe makes him look the bigger fool and should withdraw from public life to spare us from seeing his conniving wife play her sick games in public to get attention.
Sickening how she plays games and lies.
https://66.media.tumblr.com/33de9ff457a5d380c5b6be3ab77ff71c/tumblr_pheim9Axt21uh38om_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/daae69114d5edbd5bea0309cbf14a396/tumblr_pheiu89VRT1xpn99lo3_250.jpg
Last week no tummy in tight jeans.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: buflesse on October 30, 2018, 05:07:47 pm
New Zealand Prime Minister praises Meghan. There is a piece about the Polo Cup dress there too.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6332311/New-Zealand-prime-minister-praises-Meghan-working-pregnant.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

Jacinda Ardern just looks ridiculous and out of touch here. Working while a you're few months' pregnant is not anything to celebrate. Most women don't have a choice anyway, because of finances. Why shouldn't she 'work' when pregnant given how the taxpayer is bankrolling her ludicrous lifestyle? She's not a private citizen.

I don't know why the bride is resented. She is not going to ever be Queen Consort or anything like that and is no real threat. She is his choice and if he had an unhappy marriage to someone the media or others expected him to have that would not end well IMO. It is better IMO to see her out there than lazing about on some country estate hardly being seen.

As a UK taxpayer, I resent her because of the amount of money she is costing, and going to cost, me and other taxpayers.

As an admirer and supporter of HM, I resent her because she is making a mockery out of the RF and embarrassing HM and our country.

As a woman, I resent her because she is an embarrassing fauxmanitarian who purports to be some kind of feminist saviour.

I don't think her marriage to Harry will end up being happy. She is too much of a stirrer, there is too much drama surrounding her, I do not believe her intentions with Harry are good, she has too many skeletons in her closet.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 30, 2018, 05:13:37 pm
So why then is the Queen allowing it if too much is spent?  She's in charge.

I don't think a whole of US citizens consider someone who married into the royal family as being a feminist. There are more prominent feminists over here anyway.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: buflesse on October 30, 2018, 06:36:59 pm
I didn't say Meghan is considered a feminist; I said she purports to be one.

The Queen is not always right and I don't believe she should have allowed this marriage to take place, but she is old, she has already seen her son and her eldest grandson bring in unsuitable women, and to not allow Meghan to join the RF would have led to a massive family split and accusations of racism. Now Meghan is in the RF, she doesn't need the Queen's permission to wear expensive clothes - she just badgers Harry and Charles.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 30, 2018, 08:22:20 pm
I get the bad feeling that HM isn't even listened to anymore; I think that Charles has done nothing but bully her since the day he married Diana and I think Harry and William are clearly not at all listening ot her. Neither barely show up to attend on her when she requires their presence.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 30, 2018, 09:53:59 pm
^ She's an old lady. The burden of responsibility should lie on Charles's shoulders now. So the real question is: what will Charles do about the spending machine of a dil.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2018, 12:29:35 am
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Rotorua, New Zealand for the final day of their mammoth first royal tour as a married couple.

Prince Harry and Meghan will spend the last day of their 16-day regional tour in the central North Island town taking in the local culture and nature.

The sound of a conch shell signalled the start of the welcome ceremony at Te Papaiouru Marae - a Māori meeting house - for the royal couple before a powerful haka on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

In sparkling weather - the best they've encountered in New Zealand so far - the pair were gifted korowai, traditional Māori woven cloaks, by the people of Te Arawa, honouring Meghan's impending motherhood and the significance of female ancestors.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6335477/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-arrive-Rotorua-final-day-marathon-royal-tour.html



Emily Andrews
‏#harryandmeghan meet Royal flagstaff bearer Shaloh Mitchell, 44, & his daughters (with great hongis). The flag had been in his family since 1901 when the duke of Cornwall gifted it in recognition of their loyalty.
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1057419421726195713


WOW!!! This is New Zealand! The MOST amazing powhiri/formal welcome by the Maori people of Te Papaiouru. Meghan has been gifted a Maori cloak (Korowai) which acts as a protector for her new baby.”She represents strong values for women-she displays love & is a great leader”
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1057405325375094784

VIDEO: #princeharry given the formal Maori challenge on the lakeside at Rotorua. Quick glance back to Meghan to make sure she’s Ok.
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1057402242662326273





Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 31, 2018, 12:42:01 am
^ She's an old lady. The burden of responsibility should lie on Charles's shoulders now. So the real question is: what will Charles do about the spending machine of a dil.

Charles is no spring chicken himself. He needs to start giving Will much more work now. The Queen is still in charge and Charles is no Shadow King (a title he appears to have made up). She can say no and refuse more privileges and perks to the family.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 31, 2018, 01:01:43 am
Meghan was given a greenstone necklace. Wow!  Greenstone is an important stone and symbol in Maori culture. Looks beautiful too.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2018, 01:18:36 am
Emily Andrews

I’ve been told #meghan has asked to meet the Maori ladies who are making lunch & wants to cook with them. The menu includes seafood & Maori bread.The couple will also meet the last surviving member of the Maori Battalion, 96 year old Bom Gillies at the Maori village Te Papaiouru.


Emily Andrews
‏Meghan’s Maori cloak is removed (and Harry’s too) as they visit the kitchens and are given a private lunch.
https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/status/1057434556272386049


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on October 31, 2018, 03:03:40 am
Harry and Meghan were given a marvellous, full blooded Maori reception over the last days.The gift of the greenstone and cloaks was a token of respect.

Melissa Davies
Melissa Davies
@MelissaDaviesNZ
Wow impressive mihi from Prince Harry - saying the korowai cloak will be “a taonga cherished in our family”

The use of native language by the Sussexes in their speeches in New Zeland was commended by the PM Jacinda Ardern

"Speaking Māori at the beginning of speeches and at the end, actually that shows a level of respect for New Zealand that hasn’t gone unnoticed here and is really appreciated”


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on October 31, 2018, 03:45:41 am
Jacinda Ardern gifted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a Shapeshifter CD and we’re losing it
Listen to this: NZ Radio Show
https://www.georgefm.co.nz/home/culture/news/jacinda-ardern-gifted-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-a-shapeshif.html

Not a headline we’re sure you ever thought you’d read.
Upon the iconic royal visit to New Zealand by newly weds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the news has been filled with their every move around the country.
The only news we really give a *poo* about though is the fact that our incredibly cool Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, gave Prince Harry a Shapeshifter CD as a part of their welcoming gift. YES CINDY!!!!
The album he was graced with was, The System is a Vampire, which Ardern stated she chose because of the track “Dutchies” which features on it. And the fact that it’s a *copulating* good album.
Dutchies? Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Get it? Yeah, classic gag from Cindy!
What makes this even more hilarious is that we’re pretty sure Dutchies is slang for a joint… LOL (correct us if we’re wrong).
But hey, we’re just glad to see Shapeshifter getting the royal recognition they deserve.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/3d2f67747cc234a0932df2250338e17a/tumblr_phf6grJDGM1xpn99lo1_1280.jpg
 :tehe:  
Always has her gob opened.  :tehe:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/bd982c4616ae365b15d03ceeacbadaa7/tumblr_inline_phfwp1RlkY1vbs09v_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/60aae5b80a779adb380336c7f750f521/tumblr_inline_phfwp1ZByL1vbs09v_540.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/60aae5b80a779adb380336c7f750f521/tumblr_inline_phfwp1ZByL1vbs09v_540.jpg

“Meghan Markle will start off her action-packed final day in New Zealand wearing a specially woven korowai representing her mana and position as a powerful woman.”  ???
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/108241879/royals-in-new-zealand-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-in-rotorua
https://66.media.tumblr.com/faf55157f9d29f8b1177817381c89c84/tumblr_inline_phfvv63M2k1vh0s4w_1280.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/315822c4fbabb173b7d7bb29bfb84017/tumblr_inline_phfvv7VV4e1vh0s4w_1280.jpg
What power does she have exactly? What ever little she has is derived from Harry, and not by her own account.

Source: https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on October 31, 2018, 05:16:52 am
She seems to be like a toddler who only wants and wants and gets everything she wants. BRF will soon have a very spoiled brat on their hands and if they think that things are out of control, let her stay with the family a bit longer and then they'll see what it's like.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2018, 10:19:26 am
Come here!': Astonished Meghan finally embraces student she encouraged not to drop out of university despite gruelling hospital treatment with messages and support videos on Instagram


A young woman who confided about her health battle with Meghan Markle has met the astonished Duchess of Sussex in person after she spotted her among the crowds in New Zealand.

Hannah Sergel was among the huge crowd that turned out to greet Meghan and Prince Harry at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland, on the country's North Island Tuesday.

The 20-year-old and Meghan used to message one another on Instagram before the Duchess deleted her account following her engagement to Prince Harry.

Before she got together with her now husband, Meghan sent the young woman a short video clip and messages of inspiration encouraging her to be herself and work hard at university.

Hannah, who talks about her battle with mental health on Instagram, was left in tears of joy when the Duchess, in a £1,728 custom cream dress by Brandon Maxwell, recognised her among the thousands of adoring royal fans.

It came at the end of the final day of their visit, during which the couple were also gifted Maori coats in a traditional ceremony and visited a Kiwi hatchery before taking part in a redwood walk.

Meghan was also seen playing with a little girl in an adorable floral print dress while meeting the crowds in Rotorua.

It nearly brings to a close a jam-packed 16-day visit, which has seen the royal couple welcomed in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. They will fly back to London from Auckland tomorrow.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6335433/Meghan-Markles-reaction-spots-Instagrammer-used-follow-New-Zealand.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2018, 10:59:56 am
Royals in the redwoods! Pregnant Meghan dresses down in a £399 padded jacket and £235 jeans as she strolls hand-in-hand with Harry through the forest

The Duchess of Sussex dressed down in a Prince Harry's padded jacket and a favourite pair of jeans as the couple explored a New Zealand forest in their final royal tour engagement.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6336945/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-royal-tour-Couple-explore-Redwood-forest-New-Zealand.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 31, 2018, 01:16:05 pm
^Is it finally over, Fly???


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on October 31, 2018, 02:01:52 pm
^ Goodness I hope so.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 31, 2018, 02:08:53 pm
^I, too.  I need to get my Happy Dance music ready.   :bouncy:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 31, 2018, 02:27:36 pm
^^^  Well, there IS the drive to the airport.  A new outfit for that trip, I reckon.  Lots of waving to uninterested persons, animals, flora. . .

Hooray.  Back to the cynical British, who will bring her down to earth.     :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 31, 2018, 02:33:01 pm
^True true true.  :tehe:  Gotta milk it up to the final curtain.  But, soon, it will be O.V.E.R.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Demeter on October 31, 2018, 05:47:56 pm
It's almost over.

I thought this day would NEVER come.

 :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 31, 2018, 05:55:37 pm
 
^Is it finally over, Fly???

Yes its over

happy dance


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on October 31, 2018, 06:12:01 pm
 :thankyou:  for all your hard work through this thing, Fly!

It's over!  Fly said so.   :bouncy:  :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :loveshower:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 31, 2018, 06:40:28 pm
This has been a PR disaster; clearly neither Harry or Meg will be in demand after this and clearly the public hasn't taken to them.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Miss Hathaway on October 31, 2018, 07:03:31 pm
Has their plane lifted off yet??     :loveshower:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on October 31, 2018, 07:08:22 pm
This has been a PR disaster; clearly neither Harry or Meg will be in demand after this and clearly the public hasn't taken to them.


I think it too soon to tell. they need to get their acts together and learn from experience. I would not say all the public some probably find these appearances yawn fests.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 31, 2018, 08:00:14 pm
Harry and Meg are not new to the public eye and neither have any excuse to be unprepared. Meg is an actress and Harry grew up in the spotlight.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 01, 2018, 12:22:56 am
Chris Ship of ITV was one of those accompanying this tour. He gives a very fair summation of it.

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-10-31/harry-and-meghans-first-tour-the-new-couple-on-the-world-stage/


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on November 01, 2018, 12:27:21 am
The best outfit to me was the striped dress.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on November 01, 2018, 04:35:55 am
Strange. It's obvy sunny, H is with a shirt only but M is with almost a winter jacket.
2 last outfits - one getting into the plane and the other one getting out of the plane.

^ To me the most appropriate for royal tour was the H Boss dress.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: AnaBolena on November 01, 2018, 02:32:48 pm
 :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

They are gone!   :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 01, 2018, 06:24:07 pm
A message from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis.
Australia, Fiji, Tonga and NZ - we leave feeling inspired and reminded of how every single one of us can make a difference.” ‘The rain that refreshes the parched ground, is made up of single drops’ - Kate Sheppard
https://www.instagram.com/p/BppLj1Tn1Tz/?taken-by=kensingtonroyal



Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 01, 2018, 06:37:44 pm
Meghan and Harry: Lots of flowers, cheering and baby gifts

There was lots of cheering. There were lots of gifts for the expected baby, the announcement of which kicked off the tour.
There were welcomes from men in grass skirts and from men with their tongues sticking out.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46050674


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on November 01, 2018, 06:59:49 pm
I'm surprised there wasn't any departure celebration/pictures when they left New Zealand.  :- Megs can't be too happy about that.

^^Why is she the only one in the photo, arching her freakin' back like she is 9 months pregnant?!  :Kate:

^And that's why she wanted to tell that she was pregnant because she wanted free gifts from the crowds.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on November 01, 2018, 07:23:49 pm
why does she look 7 months pregnant in that photo?


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on November 01, 2018, 07:28:39 pm
^Acting classes finally kicking in. 

If I stood there in a puffy jacket and arched my back cupping the material, I’d look 7 months pregnant, too.  And why not the two of them?  What does her standing by a tree sticking her front out have to do with the visit?   Not one dam# thing. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: LadyLaura on November 01, 2018, 07:38:18 pm
she sure is taking center stage...and dumb Harry going along with it.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on November 04, 2018, 02:58:01 pm
DUCHESS OF SUCCESS How always-composed Meghan Markle turned tour Down Under into a triumph for the Commonwealth
The Duchess of Sussex passed her first big royal test with flying colours, not only for the positive headlines and renewed royal fervour but for lifting Harry's mood too — Granny will be delighted
SHE came, she saw, she conquered.
Former actress Meghan Markle took Down Under by storm.
No surprise she is now being dubbed The Duchess of Success. Not for her the rictus grin and stilted performance of other royal tours — this was pure Hollywood magic.  bignono
On the tour’s own merits, she did a great job and didn’t put a foot wrong — even more impressive considering she only made her public debut with Harry just over a year ago. Since then Meghan has changed the face of The Firm for ever, and has made Prince Harry incredibly happy.  ???
The Duchess is now very much a Republican’s nightmare; her natural charm and modern approach have set back their cause for a generation.  :tehe: Her presence will be the cause to hasen it
But it was never a given.
The smile can’t falter, the grip can’t shake and they have to be on form at all times — for 16 days straight.
And it was here that Meghan’s Hollywood training kicked in. The former Suits actress didn’t miss a beat.
Harry often looked grumpy — it was extremely tiring with early starts and up to five engagements each day — and at one particularly long welcome ceremony in Fiji he looked like he wanted to thump someone.
Thankfully, when the red mist descended Meghan, always composed, always smiling, was ready to hold his hand to cheer him up. And it was clear that her extraordinary beauty was the tonic that could lift him out of his darkest mood.  :laugh:
Seeing them together, standing in the rain in Dubbo in Oz — with Meghan shielding Harry from the rain with a giant brolly while her husband made a speech — was a powerful image. Meghan, of course, knows the power of a picture. Right from the start of the tour, she used her wardrobe and jewellery to send substantial messages.
And there was substance, as well as style. She gave three impressive speeches. Kensington Palace had billed her debut as a fully-fledged royal as “a few words”.
It was clear she had written these speeches herself and worded them in her language, not the formal words of a British royal court.
Again, here was that Hollywood sparkle in full effect.
And the message that she delivered — equality for everyone and be the best you can be — struck home.
From Maori kids in New Zealand to Aboriginal girls at a school in Australia, the fact a mixed-race American had been accepted by the royals showed them anything was possible.  ??? Time and again I heard that Meghan is a role model for young women.  bignono But does this new superstar in the royal firmament pose a threat for those already established? It is perhaps too early to say.
If Meghan is in danger of eclipsing even Kate, 36 — and certainly in the battle of the evening frocks last week Sussex beat Cambridge — perhaps that explains why the Cambridges and Sussexes are thinking of separating their courts. Currently all the “Fab Four’s” work is handled by one office at Kensington Palace, but William and Harry are thinking of setting up one for each brother and their families next year.  :bored:
Right now the only cloud for Meghan is her troublesome family.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7640109/how-always-composed-meghan-markle-tour-triumph-commonwealth/
This is so f'd up; the royal family accepted a biracial American actress, so that gives the girls the feeling that anything's possible.  :o  This was her tour with her feminist agenda. Harry was just someone who's part of her accessory and needed for photo ops. He's mad because the tour was about her as she pulled that pr stunt of announcing pregnancy at the start so that all eyes would be on her. Like all actresses, she's happy when she's the centre of attention. This was a celebrity tour with a bit of royal thrown in.

Harry and Meghan's tour has launched them to forefront of the royal family's new era
This is a new era for "The Firm" - as the Royal Family is known to insiders - and the Sussexes are at the forefront of that revolution. Young, popular, environmentally conscious, they are not afraid to speak their minds.
Harry has adopted a range of social causes to spearhead, while Meghan, 37, is now a globally known figure whose every move, outfit or speech garners huge attention.
Her first speeches on the international stage have provided a glimpse into what we can expect in the future. A feminist and equal rights advocate already, she spoke about the right to education and women's suffrage, and showed her support for our Armed Forces at the Invictus Games.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harry-meghans-tour-launched-forefront-13521588
The new era's Meghan centre stage as she uses the royal family for fame and fortune. She's the poster child of the MeMeMe error. She's not one to work as part of a team as evident since since her performance duing that cringe worthy engagement interview.

I expect the tv documentry on the tour to air on ITV on Monday, 5 November, to be all about this chick saving the day as Harry looked grumpy and tired; that she's an asset to the commonwealth unlike her husband.  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on November 04, 2018, 03:03:07 pm
The Sun and the Mirror. Of course they are going to write garbage.  :bored:


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on November 06, 2018, 03:02:03 am
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179809753283/so-this-isnt-matching-up-with-how-the

It was very much Meghan's tour and the Austrailians paid for her to swan around and do nothing with Harry looking and acting like her co-star. What exactly was accomplished to have called this a royal tour? 'This is the trashy woman that was introduced to children and decent people as a role model for girls. Not much has changed since those pictures were taken. No matter how she tries to act demeur, this is what she is about as was evident dring the holiday tour.
https://skippyisheretostay.tumblr.com/post/179810360773/duchess-of-trash         


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 06, 2018, 03:11:50 am
It wasn't 'called a Royal tour'. It was one. Harry and Meghan were asked on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to visit certain parts of the Commonwealth. They were invited by the Australian, NZ, Fijian and Tongan governments to visit them. If they didn't want them there then they wouldn't have gone.

 As an Aussie I could see on Tv and through anecdotal evidence that crowds were enthusiastic for Harry and for Meghan in each country visited. There were opening and greeting ceremonies. Meghan did not 'swan around'. Harry made speeches on behalf of his grandmother, took part in Queen's Canopy and other ecology projects and the two of them did meet and greets and opened buildings. In many ways it was a typical Royal tour. Whatever Skippy and other trashy Tumblr sites have to say is neither here nor there. Just not relevant.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on November 06, 2018, 04:13:47 am
Putting aside the tumblr sites, Meghan made the tour about her and her ever changing baby bump. It wasn't a royal tour when a commoner like Meghan only wants attention for herself. Harry played second fiddle and did a few speeches and quite frankly looked quite dumb as an experienced royal on a tour. The constant pda and goofing around wasn't professional desite the press trying to put a possitive spin on it. I'm sure that when they were foolishly invited by the governments, they didn't expect the tomfoolery that was on dsplay by theses two. What did the countries get out of the tour? I doubt that tourist business will get a boost.
I'd love to say that they did well and that they're an asset to the royal family and the commonwealth, but I can't because they're a detriment to them. Harry's now become a weak man who lets his vapid wife do whatever she wants and that includes making every engagment about herself.  bignono 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 06, 2018, 04:37:07 am
As I've said I watched hours of this on live TV during the tour. Aussie television covered it thoroughly. I do not think that anyone who saw that footage would say that Harry played a minor role or that Meghan was centre stage all the time. People who don't like her put that theory forward online throughout the tour and it's just not fact-based. Harry did more engagements, met more people. He was just as engaged as his wife in the meet and greets.

 There's no evidence at all that political leaders in this part of the Commonwealth were disappointed by the tour in any way. They all came to meet them. In fact, even in the last days the NZ Prime Minister was lavish in her praise. As I said before, it was in many ways exactly like the tours other members of the BRF undertake, the Queen/Duke, C+C, the Cambridges. It was a mixture of meet and greets, opening buildings, unveiling plaques, visiting interesting locales, making speeches, which Harry did (and his speech at Dubbo was widely reported here) as well as Meghan. The large Press pack were exhausted by the fourth day, but very much praised this tour.

 I don't think that people who believe that Meghan made huge boo-boos or irritated locals or caused shocks to the Queen by her 'behaviour on tour' are going to get much pleasure and satisfaction in the future, actually. The Sussexes came home, debriefed, and are now taking part in  the Remembrance engagements that have been pencilled in for months. Those who believed the couple were going to be sent to Siberia or something are going to be disappointed. If there had been displeasure about this tour from HM it would have been leaked discreetly from BP by now.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on November 06, 2018, 06:49:54 am
First, one's opinion is not a fact. It's an opinion. One sees this vacay as a poorly stitched together Megalomaniac's show, another sees it as $130$mashing success. That's opinion, not a fact.

I also don't think that tumblr sites and blind gossips should be discounted. We've had rumors about Weinstein for years on such sites and look how that turned out. 

IMO, Harry looks more and more like cheap props in Megan's show. Makes me even wonder if he's really a royal or the Hewitt rumors may actually be true.

I don't know if BP or CH should have leaked something or not but the strange articles how well is M integrated and how the family loves her, especially C & C, seems like a setup for what's about to come. 


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 06, 2018, 07:12:38 am
I wrote that I do not believe that people who saw all that footage that Aussie TV put out during the tour, day after day, would say that Meghan played a central stage role and Harry did not. I watched it and to say that Meghan was the star and Harry a side show would be to discount the evidence of my own eyes or that of others who I know watched every day. I read online anti-Meghan remarks about the tour from those who were commenting from elsewhere and it was plain from many of those remarks that the posters had seen a summing-up of the tour at the end of the day, or hadn't even bothered with that. Plus, the Royal correspondents were there every day and their reports were overwhelmingly favourable.

I think the James Hewitt lie has been seriously debunked, even more so as Harry has got older and developed more Windsor looks. As for Tumblr, the old saw about a even broken clock being correct twice a day is applicable to them. I wish I'd collected all the ridiculous nonsense I read on their sites in the run-up to the wedding, such as an alleged insider at the Palace (who disappeared just before the wedding)  comparing the wedding invitations of Harry/Meghan with William/Kate in minute detail and coming to some unbelievable conclusions, like they were fake because of the Lord Chamberlan's Office for RSVPs being printed on a different side. ! I felt like directing them to BP, only they had already stated they worked there! Pure BS!


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: YooperModerator on November 06, 2018, 12:39:34 pm
A Reminder.  Again.  Everyone please remember that, barring slander or violence, all points of view are welcome.  Attacking or belittling other member's viewpoints, in cleverly worded ways, is not.

Overall:  This is a Gossip site and should be treated as such. We are here to have fun, be congenial, learn a thing or two and, hopefully, make friends.

Thank you,  YM


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: windsor2 on November 06, 2018, 01:40:13 pm
'I just love them even more!' Royal fans go wild over documentary offering a closer look at Harry and Meghan's first royal tour - and declare them the 'world's power couple of 2018'
* The First Tour last night, documenting Harry and Meghan's first major royal tour
* Fans took to Twitter to brand them 'power couple of 2018' after the programme
* Others admitted they were more in love than ever after Chris Ship's ITV show
* Even Australian TV presenter admitted she was 'in love' with royal couple  
Last night's The First Tour, which chronicled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 16 day visit to Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, impressed fans so much they hailed the pair as 'the world's 2018 power couple'.  ???
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6357727/Royal-fans-wild-documentary-Harry-Meghans-royal-tour.html


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: sandy on November 06, 2018, 01:49:06 pm
I thought they were Amal and George (the power couple)


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 06, 2018, 02:01:48 pm
Power couple is giving to any and anyone who have stans #powercouple # couplegoals


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: lesken on November 06, 2018, 03:30:06 pm
^^^ For being a power couple, that article sure had some powerfully negative comments about them.  :tehe:  Whoever would be with Harry would be on these tours and people fawning over them. Others don't care. What is powerful is the 130k that narc spent of taxpayers money for her clothes. I will never get over that. But if they support a cause it will get that cause attention and in that sense they make a difference.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on November 06, 2018, 06:13:15 pm
^ Same here. She spent all that in 16 days. IMO the designers she wore got the exposure. The charities were just part of the props and I doubt they will get that much attention. The whole focus on the tour was: where's the bump.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 06, 2018, 08:56:09 pm
Chris Ship on the documentary of the tour on ITV. He reported on his Twitter that it was the most watched show on TV last night in its time slot.

https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisshipitv/status/1059792740408541184?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

I'm very glad that the people of Britain got an opportunity to see how the tour went on this side of the world and how they interacted with the crowds who turned out to see them.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Snowpea on November 08, 2018, 11:56:03 pm
^ Same here. She spent all that in 16 days. IMO the designers she wore got the exposure. The charities were just part of the props and I doubt they will get that much attention. The whole focus on the tour was: where's the bump.

Exactly. And the cost of her duds.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Rosella on November 13, 2018, 02:31:34 am
A Newspoll in the Australian newspaper (NewsPoll is extremely accurate in predicting election results etc) has shown that republican sentiment in Australia has slumped, especially among the young, with many commentators pointing to the success of the Royal tour of the Sussexes.

https://mobile.twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1061710298615140352


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Ariel on November 13, 2018, 03:39:22 pm
^ The news people say: they behave like rock stars not like royals. Wannabe rockstars I might add.


Title: Re: Royal Tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand October 16-31
Post by: Cali San D on November 13, 2018, 04:31:23 pm
How 'bout "royal rockstars"?  :laugh: Not!  :bored: