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« on: April 18, 2018, 03:27:02 pm »

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Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will attend services commemorating Anzac Day in London on Wednesday 25th April.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 10:30:23 pm »

Harry has taken over the Dawn Service responsibilities from the Duke of Kent (who did it regularly until a year or so ago but now being over 80 it makes sense to have a younger royal get up at that hour of the morning to attend the Dawn Service). This is a very important commemoration this year as the 25th April 1918 was the day that the Aussies stopped the German advance at Villers-Bretonneux (yes I know others stopped them elsewhere but at VB it was the 25th April and it was the Aussies. We are also credited with the stop at Amiens while elsewhere along the line it was Americans, Canadians, Brits, Indians, South Africans, French etc etc etc. )

For those not from Australia or New Zealand wondering why it is a 'Dawn Service' - The ANZAC troops began their invasion of Turkey at ANZAC Cove at dawn on 25th April, 1915. The British, French and Indian troops also started landing at dawn elsewhere on the Gallipoli Peninsula and on the Asian mainland.

This is a national holiday here in Australia and New Zealand of course. Next week, in Australia, a number of the marches will be being lead by women as a recognition of the role of women in the military over the past 118 years.

Charles will be in France on the day - at the services at Villers-Bretonneux where the Australian Prime Minister will be opening the new museum/memorial the Australians are opening there to remember the 100th anniversary of the Australians stopping of the Germans at that town in 1918 during the Spring Offensive. There will also be a Dawn Service there - televised back to Australia. We get the Dawn Services from our own capital cities shown live while every community holds its own marches (many will remember William and Kate making a surprise appearance at the Dawn Service in Canberra in 2014 - they were only expected to attend the march which they did but they also attended the earlier service as well and then Harry joined Charles at the 100th commemorations in 2015 as William was on 'daddy watch' waiting for Charlotte to arrive). We also get a live coverage of the Dawn Service from Gallipoli - not just the Australia service but also the New Zealand service - and then the Dawn Service from France which is always at VB but with the new memorial opening (to be named after our greatest general - Sir John Monash) it will be a special day. Any Aussie who hasn't been to the battlefields of Western France where our boys fought all those years ago (and others who may be interested) if you get the chance go to these towns and places ... All these battlefields across France and Belgium are very emotional, well to me anyway.

After the 1915 commemorations this will be the second biggest as this is another major 100th anniversary event from those days.

I do hope that someone has explained to Meghan exactly what ANZAC Day means - what happened and even though Gallipoli was a defeat why it is important to us - the first time that Aussies had actually fought as Australians and not under their various state banners having only become a country in 1901.

Sorry if this comes across as a bit of a lecture or something but I do get passionate at times about this event having had a number of relatives who fought at Gallipoli and then the Western Front and then heard some of their stories. My great-grandfather never left Gallipoli but his sons-in-law, whom he never probably met, did leave there and then went to France. Then they came home, married his daughters, raised their sons and then went off again in 1939, with those sons to again 'save Europe from tyranny'. One of those sons is still alive (aged 98) and he will be marching next week with his entire family there, wife, children, grand-children, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and his baby great-grandchild (aged 3 months) along with nephews, nieces, and more extended such as myself. He is our family's link and so we go and support him.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 12:51:51 am »

Yes, Meememe, it is indeed important here in Australia/New Zealand and has become no less so over the years, even though the World War One diggers are no longer with us. Even the World War 2 diggers are now sadly fewer and fewer  and those from the Korean and Vietnam conflicts are getting old. When I first came to Australia trucks were still transporting two very old Boer War vets on the march.

My family and I will be going to the Dawn Service this year. I am sure that Meghan has asked and been told about the story of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli and all it means in this part of the world. It's a very inspiring story, actually.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 11:25:53 pm »

I’m looking forward to hear what will be said when she disrespects this solemn occasion. She has no clue and is only interested in herself; merchandising expensive junk and trying to hang onto Harry.  eating cookies
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 01:15:52 am »

^Boy, I’m not.  I’m sick of the sight of her.  Unless that’s the Master Plan.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 04:07:05 am »

There is a reason for that. She is not the most eye pleasing thing to look at.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 06:23:46 am »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the wreath laying https://t.co/kCVc0CDUGB
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 06:28:36 am »

A sombre Meghan and Harry attend the Anzac Day dawn service, an extremely important day for Australians and New Zealanders. Harry later laid wreaths at the Australian and New Zealand War memorials. A very moving ceremony.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5654377/Meghan-looks-sombre-Anzac-Day-service-remembrance-fianc-Harry.html
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 10:39:36 am »

Meghan Markle 'shares breath' in traditional nose-rubbing greeting with Maori woman as she attends her first official service of remembrance with Prince Harry to mark Anzac Day

    Meghan Markle took part in her first official service of remembrance as she was joined her fiancé Prince Harry
    Couple arrived at Wellington Arch in London for a Service of Commemoration for an Anzac Day Dawn Service
    Meghan looked suitably sombre during proceedings in a grey coat, black hat and heels, with her hair loose
    They sang hymns before Prince Harry laid down wreaths at both the New Zealand and Australian memorials


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5654377/Meghan-looks-sombre-Anzac-Day-service-remembrance-fianc-Harry.html


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/08/4B8803B100000578-5654377-image-a-120_1524642558929.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/09/4B881E9E00000578-5654377-image-a-137_1524644098030.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/06/4B87937600000578-5654377-image-a-57_1524635744742.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/06/4B876BDB00000578-5654377-Prince_Harry_is_pictured_after_laying_a_wreath-m-56_1524635732190.jpg

I like the length of the coat. Good choice today.
She has freakily skinny ankles blink
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 12:24:36 pm »

I like the coat, but the button placement’s strange; like nipples. So far, judging from her supporters here she hasn’t messed up the event. I think she was trying to hang onto Harry but he kept his hands in his pockets.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 12:37:39 pm »

A kiss for the proud dad! William embraces Meghan - who sports new outfit for her second Anzac Day event in eight hours - as they join Harry in paying tribute to war heroes in Westminster Abbey service

    Meghan Markle took part in her first official service of remembrance as she was joined her fiancé Prince Harry
    Couple arrived at Wellington Arch in London for a Service of Commemoration for an Anzac Day Dawn Service
    Meghan looked suitably sombre during proceedings in a grey coat, black hat and heels, with her hair loose
    They sang hymns before Prince Harry laid down wreaths at both the New Zealand and Australian memorials


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5655555/Meghan-Markle-Prince-William-kiss-join-Prince-Harry-Westminster-Abbey.html


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A6BE300000578-5654377-image-a-4_1524654677998.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A713300000578-5655555-image-m-73_1524655107066.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A65B900000578-5655555-image-m-78_1524655193810.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A5E5D00000578-5655555-image-a-80_1524655213075.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A5FCA00000578-5655555-image-m-92_1524655671861.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/25/12/4B8A659F00000578-5655555-image-a-94_1524655756796.jpg

Good length on the skirt, but the crop style jacket and high waisted (skirt) style are terrible.

Also, how many black suede heels does she need? Same as Waity, same shoe 20x...
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 12:55:33 pm »

A kiss for the proud dad! William embraces Meghan - who sports new outfit for her second Anzac Day event in eight hours - as they join Harry in paying tribute to war heroes in Westminster Abbey service
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5655555/Meghan-Markle-Prince-William-kiss-join-Prince-Harry-Westminster-Abbey.html
Wills giving her a kiss on the cheek  tehe  mafia style.  Look at how she’s looking at him.  tehe
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 01:55:54 pm »

^ OMG!  She is seriously one very very unattractive woman who looks exactly what she is and has been, and no doubt more still to come.  Jeepers, wouldn´t want to bump into her in a dark street, she would scare the life out of me.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 02:03:03 pm »

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 02:43:08 pm »

She dressed appropriately both times today, but what irks me is how she dressed appropriately for this memorial/remembrance but not at the Stephen Lawrence memorial  blink

Hm, I worry for the BRF, that if they think Megs is going to appeal to black people they may not want to use her because I don't think she cares to support them for the way she dressed at the Stephen Lawrence memorial.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2018, 02:52:41 pm »

^ Also, as other commenters have pointed out, she wears all black frequently, incl when meeting children, but then to this memorial service she turns up in light grey. A much darker grey would have been better for example, but in any case she is at times like Waity: in black for kids and then when black would be a good choice, she comes in bright or light colours...
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2018, 04:06:46 pm »

I think she did good today with her ensembles. She also seemed to display appropriate facial expressions/body language-no smirking or hair twirling.
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2018, 04:26:15 pm »


She has freakily skinny ankles blink

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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2018, 04:34:54 pm »

According to Meghan's Mirror, the Emilia Wickstead and Philip Treacy beret are bespoke pieces. How much did that cost?! And is it from her own pocket, or Harry's?  tehe

http://meghansmirror.com/product/emilia-wickstead-bespoke-black-dress/

http://meghansmirror.com/product/philip-treacy-black-dragonfly-beret/
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2018, 04:53:08 pm »

The outfit seemed retro 1940s style
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