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QueenOfTheAndals Mon 14-Jan-19 13:23:28

Completely missed the ball with the previous thread so hope this thread is easy enough to find!

Previous thread

MrFMercury Mon 14-Jan-19 13:30:22

I was getting all stressed when I realised there was no link at the end of the last thread. Phew!
I'm not convinced red and purple work together for the DoS today but love them individually and she's just glowing.
I thought The Favourite was an interesting film, unexpected in several places in a couple of different ways. It certainly made a refreshing change to see three female leads and none of them focused on a man.

CreakyBlinder Mon 14-Jan-19 13:30:31

Found ya (also I NC'd during the last thread so I'm not really a newbie) smile

VamillaSugar Mon 14-Jan-19 13:33:38

Hello! I like the red and the purple. The colour blocking is bang on trend. I agree that the bag isn’t right though. Meghan needs a satin clutch bag but the Gladstone bag might be keeping her hospital notes in. If her pregnancy is going to continue until May then I hope she has an elective c-section shock

Ktay Mon 14-Jan-19 13:35:17


I’ve been trying to do the sums (based on DD1’s mid-May due date and when I would have had the first scan) and I think they were a bit preemptive announcing the pregnancy in Australia if she’s really not due until end of April. I guess she will have had access to more early scans than the rest of us though!

Hello! have pointed out the colour combo was a favourite of Diana’s...

DontCallMeCharlotte Mon 14-Jan-19 13:39:24

CreakyBlinder was your former name also based on a TV programme?

Ktay Mon 14-Jan-19 13:39:58

Also on Hello!’s insta feed: this pic, which should resolve any outstanding doubts as to whether Harry’s really a Windsor...

OlennasWimple Mon 14-Jan-19 13:42:58


Vamilla - do you really think that the DoS is carrying her hospital notes around with her? confused Surely at any twinge she will be whisked to the Portland, where they have all her info to hand. And if she is admitted somewhere else in an emergency (like Samantha Cameron in Cornwall), they will phone the Portland and get everything that they need immediately?

Or a lackey is charged with carrying stuff around the notes - but think of the tabloid fodder if they were inadvertently left somewhere publicly accessible

QueenOfTheAndals Mon 14-Jan-19 13:50:10

So from the last thread we have:
- Meghan is 6 months gone
- Meghan only has 7 weeks to go
- Meghan is due end April/early May

They can't all be true!

Spudlet Mon 14-Jan-19 13:53:59

I think early April, myself. She hasn't got that 'developing own gravitational field' look yet... obviously that is totally non-scientific and a lighthearted guess, before I get shouted at!

BaronessBlonde Mon 14-Jan-19 13:56:14

Oh found you! Phew!

MM looks marvellous- what a stunningly lovely woman she is. Beautiful colours and I agree that the bag is not quite right.

I really admire her poise given the horrible media coverage. She's a trooper.

queenofarles Mon 14-Jan-19 14:15:19

that's one huge bump for six month,

I think MM is well into her 3rd trimester vamila is right ,
I started getting my pregnancy mask , patches on my cheeks at around 30 weeks. In some photos you can see MM has them high on her cheeks.

RatherBeRiding Mon 14-Jan-19 14:20:33

"The Favourite is all based on fact."

Actually there is not a shred of evidence that Queen Anne was sexually involved with anyone except her husband.

There is no doubt whatsoever that she had a very close relationship with the Duchess of Marlborough, or that Abigail Masham supplanted Sarah as the Queen's favourite. But to leap from a very close and long standing friendship to not one but two lesbian relationships is merely artistic licence on the part of the film-makers.

CreakyBlinder Mon 14-Jan-19 14:25:31

No @DontCallMeCharlotte I was CrookedMe smile

CurlyWurlyTwirly Mon 14-Jan-19 14:30:47

Hi Gals, I’m back. Could not resist commenting on Megs in red and purple. Finally she is getting her colour on.
As said, bag is an odd choice. Perhaps they had a very early start, and she grabbed what she thought was a red bag, then noticed it was tan.

Speaking of tan and colour, ( sorry very bad segue); don’t H&M look like they’ve been away and got some sun? I suspect they had an New Year / early Jan babymoon in the Caribbean or something.Harry definitely looks like he’s got a tan.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Mon 14-Jan-19 14:37:22

In a larger version of that photo from ktay, you can see Meghan has a tan line from sunglasses next to her eye. I think actually it could be a ski tan. ( Meghan probably just spectating on a nice sunny terrace up a mountain)

BlingLoving Mon 14-Jan-19 14:37:42

I like the bag actually. But not with this outfit. She's got the bright purple and red already, not convinced a random brown is really right. Hell, bright yellow would almost work better! grin.

When I checked Madaboutmeghan, the way my computer showed the images I saw just her face and the coat collar before the dress. the red is just stunning on her. She needs to wear that exact shade a lot more often. It really is gorgeous.

BlingLoving Mon 14-Jan-19 14:39:02

I've always been convinced the "in the spring" for baby due date was early early spring. I think March or early April.

Ktay Mon 14-Jan-19 14:47:30

I see what you mean Curly. Do you think she’s been borrowing Princess Anne’s Adidas sunnies?

DobbyTheHouseElk Mon 14-Jan-19 14:53:31

The bag doesn’t go. She looks like she’s grabbed a few random things at the last minute.

beanaseireann Mon 14-Jan-19 14:55:14

So glad you came back.
Re a holiday - I also thought Meghan had a lot more freckles than normal and a very healthy glow.

My post was the last one of the last thread. Could someone check back and answer my question re tights please?

beanaseireann Mon 14-Jan-19 14:56:19

PS thank you QueenoftheAndals for the new thread.

CurlyWurlyTwirly Mon 14-Jan-19 15:08:05

I forgot; thanks for the new thread @Queen and keeping the royal style and Gossip going through thick & thin.

So if Megs announced at 12 weeks ish in mid October, so she’s 6 months now. How huge Is she going to be at term.? shock

(Also what will she be clutching when the head engages?) I always felt like the baby was going to fall out by that point.

QueenOfTheAndals Mon 14-Jan-19 15:08:10

It doesn't look like she's wearing tights and I can't really blame her - they can be uncomfortable at the best of times, let alone when you've got a huge bump!

hopeishere Mon 14-Jan-19 15:32:01

Oh god the horror of pregnancy tights!!

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