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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Redfellow View Post
    Good grief! Was the weekend edition of the Independent that desperate for copy?

    (P.S. Sharp money is on Sussex.)
    Yeah, pure clickbait, giving the impression that the decision had been made when it is just random speculation.

    The Queen was never one to court controversy for the sake of it. Why would she go the Connaught route and cause speculation and controversy in some quarters, when she could do the simple, obvious thing and give them the Sussex title?

    The press will do anything to milk the story of this pair and their shenanigans
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    Yeah, pure clickbait, giving the impression that the decision had been made when it is just random speculation.

    The Queen was never one to court controversy for the sake of it. Why would she go the Connaught route and cause speculation and controversy in some quarters, when she could do the simple, obvious thing and give them the Sussex title?

    The press will do anything to milk the story of this pair and their shenanigans
    It is far worse in the US.

    You would think Sparkle would be the Revenge of the Colonies, but they are quite disgusted Ginger is marrying a Yank. Totally down market.

    You cannot please Americans.
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    He’s done well for himself, Harry. For the spawn of a secret shag affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Interesting idea!

    If there is ever to be a United Ireland then a Monarchy descended from Elizabeth Windsor might be one way of doing it

    IIRC its not unheard of - I think the monarchies of Greece and Bulgaria came from various branches of the German Royal Housholds

    - and again IIRC King Henry II - he of Laudabiter fame - wanted to make his son John the King of Ireland in his own right.

    - as for Prince Harry

    - well at least he has Ginger hair.....
    DNA test or no coronation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyc View Post
    DNA test or no coronation.
    It doesnt matter what Sparkle and Harry do. He is now so far down the line of succession, they wont even give him a state marriage.

    They will drift off into second cousindom and that will be that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Rumours are circulating (including in the pullout pages of the Irish Independent yesterday) that the Queen will revive the defunct title of Duke/Duchess of Connaught for Prince Harry/Meghan Markle, first held by Prince Arthur, son of Queen Victoria.

    Article 40, section 2 of the Constitution states in full: 1 Titles of nobility shall not be conferred by the State. 2 No title of nobility or of honour may be accepted by any citizen except with the prior approval of the Government..

    Should the Irish government object to this on constitutional and sovereignty grounds?
    ************************************g disgrace.

    Yes we should.

    She's too clever and respectful to do such a thing.

    It's probably a wet dream of the Indo staff.
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    but Daddy I thought I was the Duchess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    It doesnt matter what Sparkle and Harry do. He is now so far down the line of succession, they wont even give him a state marriage.

    They will drift off into second cousindom and that will be that.
    They will still be constrained by a certain amount of Royal protocol---no politics, no speeches to the UN about FGM or name-checking errant politicians.

    I wonder does Meghan know that? . She was telling the press that "Harry and I want to change the world"

    Has she not been told that the House of Windsor is dedicated not to changing the world, but to keeping it exactly the same?

    After the Diana fiasco, no Windsor wife, however far down the pecking order, will ever again be given free rein to upstage or embarrass the monarchy

    Megan's days of making fire-cracking speeches to the UN are numbered, and getting applauded for her right-on views on women, war and evil dictatorships will soon be a thing of the past

    I wonder how long she will be able to endure tedious treks in the rain to Cardiff, Hull and Birmingham, or wherever the more important Royals can't be bothered going?

    Because that will be her "career" from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    They will still be constrained by a certain amount of Royal protocol---no politics, no speeches to the UN about FGM or name-checking errant politicians.

    I wonder does Meghan know that? . She was telling the press that "Harry and I want to change the world"

    Has she not been told that the House of Windsor is dedicated not to changing the world, but to keeping it exactly the same?

    After the Diana fiasco, no Windsor wife, however far down the pecking order, will ever again be given free rein to upstage or embarrass the monarchy

    Megan's days of making fire-cracking speeches to the UN are numbered, and getting applauded for her right-on views on women, war and evil dictatorships will soon be a thing of the past

    I wonder how long she will be able to endure tedious treks in the rain to Cardiff, Hull and Birmingham, or wherever the more important Royals can't be bothered going?

    Because that will be her "career" from now on.
    She is an actress, and this is probably the best gig she was ever going to get.

    If she does decide she wants out, I dont think anyone will care too much.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, now she is in it for the long-haul. And she shows no signs of being under any illusions. Go, Kate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    They will still be constrained by a certain amount of Royal protocol---no politics, no speeches to the UN about FGM or name-checking errant politicians.

    I wonder does Meghan know that? . She was telling the press that "Harry and I want to change the world"

    Has she not been told that the House of Windsor is dedicated not to changing the world, but to keeping it exactly the same?

    After the Diana fiasco, no Windsor wife, however far down the pecking order, will ever again be given free rein to upstage or embarrass the monarchy

    Megan's days of making fire-cracking speeches to the UN are numbered, and getting applauded for her right-on views on women, war and evil dictatorships will soon be a thing of the past

    I wonder how long she will be able to endure tedious treks in the rain to Cardiff, Hull and Birmingham, or wherever the more important Royals can't be bothered going?

    Because that will be her "career" from now on.
    And to think she actually had a real career before Harry. What a retrograde for her to take given her feminist principles. She doesn't even get to keep her own name. Stupid, stupid woman.
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