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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.

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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.