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Meghan and Harry engagement on Monday??

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NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 22:49:50

So she's packed in her acting job, they are visibly besotted, it's the queen and Prince philip's 70th anniversary on Monday......perfect day for an announcement and a summer wedding after Kate has given birth?

NapQueen Sat 18-Nov-17 22:51:17

Itd be a pretty shitty thing to do to the Queen. Bit "thunder stealing".

I reckon January announcement, bit of national joy for a crap month, with an August wedding.

LizzieSiddal Sat 18-Nov-17 22:54:10

No way would they announce anything on Monday. That would be a dreadful thing to do!

I reakon a January announcement too with a low key hmm wedding in April/May.

megletthesecond Sat 18-Nov-17 22:58:25

Same as nap.

Late January announcement (will she visit Balmoral at Xmas?) and late summer wedding. we'd better get a bonus day off.

I don't think it would be very appropriate to announce on the Queens and the D Of E's anniversary.

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:01:43

I reakon a January announcement too with a low key hmm wedding in April/May.

Yes. Hopefully very low key indeed.

LizzieSiddal Sat 18-Nov-17 23:03:54

We won’t get a day off meg. Not now he’s about 5th in line to the throne (and soon to be 6th. Actually when is Kate due? That may affect when they have the wedding.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sat 18-Nov-17 23:05:42

Would they have the wedding so soon after engagement? Don’t these things take ages to plan? How long were kate and wills engaged for?

SparklingSnowfall Sat 18-Nov-17 23:05:44

Definitely not Monday, that would be awful timing, soon though, perhaps in time for Christmas with a wedding next summer giving Kate time to get herself together after the baby I’d say.

SparklingSnowfall Sat 18-Nov-17 23:06:20

It’s quite quick Battered, they were something like November for an April wedding.

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:07:12

They're probably already planning.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 18-Nov-17 23:08:41

Surely they'll just have a St George's Chapel or Sandringham church wedding?

CotswoldStrife Sat 18-Nov-17 23:08:42

Royals don't generally have long engagements so yes, if they do announce an engagement a wedding is likely to follow quite quickly.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sat 18-Nov-17 23:08:49

Oh that was quite quick. Good point battle.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sat 18-Nov-17 23:09:31

Was Harry engaged before to the Chelsea woman or am I imaging that?

Sedona123 Sat 18-Nov-17 23:12:27

I think that they'll announce their engagement before Xmas as Meghan won't be allowed to attend Balmoral with Harry unless they're officially engaged. Either that, or they'll spend Xmas together somewhere else and then announce their engagement in January.

NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 23:13:38

It won't be January. The queen needs to announce it formally at a privy council meeting and in January she's at Sandringham. The pc can go there but much more convenient if it's in London. If it's not this week then December or a February is my next guess grin
There isn't a lot going on for the 70th anniversary, a private party that's all. Prince Charles is back tomorrow after a lengthy tour. I think it's perfect timing.

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:15:09

You're imagining it battered. The RF don't really do broken engagements.

NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 23:16:00

It was November 16th for Wills and Kate and there was a lot of talk that the palace wanted a summer wedding but the couple insisted on April.

EachandEveryone Sat 18-Nov-17 23:17:16

Oh how do you all know so much about royal scedules? wink

SparklingSnowfall Sat 18-Nov-17 23:19:27

I quite like the younger royals so tend to keep up with what they’re up to! DH thinks I’m a nerd for doing so!

NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 23:22:09

I think the last broken royal engagement might have been the duke if Clarence and princess may of teck. He got out of it by dying and she married his brother instead becoming queen Mary eventually.

LipstickHandbagCoffee Sat 18-Nov-17 23:24:14

Frankly I don’t care.but the red tops and all the oh ma’aam sychophants will love it

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:25:10

I think the last broken royal engagement might have been the duke if Clarence and princess may of teck. He got out of it by dying

Harsh characterisation, that smile

JaneEyre70 Sat 18-Nov-17 23:32:32

Kate is due in April, I'm sure I read somewhere? I'm still not convinced about the whole thing but if it does go happen, I'd bet on Windsor Castle chapel for a service after the Register Office like Charles and Camilla did. She's divorced so it won't be a Westminster Abbey job.

SadClown Sat 18-Nov-17 23:34:38

If they're happy who cares, but I do wonder if she really knows what she's letting herself in for? From complete freedom and fame in America - to the UK, having to conform and constantly 'do the right thing' without being able to let her hair down or voice her true opinion, ever. Not my idea of fun that's for sure.
I actually like the royal family but I'd hate to be a part of it!

ssd Sat 18-Nov-17 23:34:39

The RF don't really do broken engagements

Nah, just marriages.

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:38:15

Nah, just marriages

Exactly. I was thinking of Charles and Diana.

SuperBeagle Sat 18-Nov-17 23:40:39

Kate is due in April, I'm sure I read somewhere?

I've heard February.

NorthernLurker Sat 18-Nov-17 23:42:42

It's not just a modern thing, a couple of Queen Victoria's grandchildren got divorced. Her grandson Ernest the Duke of Hesse married his cousin Victoria Melita, daughter of the first Duke of Edinburgh. It was a total disaster.
One of her other grandchildren was married to a very badly behaved prince and Queen Victoria telegraphed that the grandchild was to be told to 'come home to me'.

And let's not even mention the marriage disaster that was the union of the Prince Regent and Princess Caroline...........

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:42:57

The Cambridges have a policy of implying later due dates than are the case, I think. To avoid pressure.

juliantortoise Sat 18-Nov-17 23:43:06

Hopefully never. The Royal Family really don't need someone that. Unfortunately, William lowered the barriers when he married Kate M. hope his brother doesn't go downmarket as well. The Queen must be very worried.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sat 18-Nov-17 23:45:35

The Royal Family really don't need someone that.

That what?

Your post is hilarious. 😂

Battleax Sat 18-Nov-17 23:56:05

It's certainly got Prince and the Showgirl appeal. I'm not looking forward to Megan-mania either, TBH. I don't want to watch Suits or listen to all the relatives being interviewed under a three line whip.

Goshthatwentwell Sun 19-Nov-17 00:01:10

obviously " like" that... not that tricky surely...

I think ( even though Julian is on the wide up that it is a little disappointing. Harry is in the privileged position of meeting intresting woman from across the world. But no, it's the sodding model turned actress he goes for.

LipstickHandbagCoffee Sun 19-Nov-17 00:01:35

Lol,the royal family historically and currently dysfunctional.history of marrying cousins
Royal family aren’t role models of clean living given their track record of scandal and impropriety

OliviaStabler Sun 19-Nov-17 00:02:21

Never going to happen.

BatteredBreadedOrSouthernFried Sun 19-Nov-17 00:04:52

obviously " like" that... not that tricky surely.

Not tricky at all, just incomplete. And not obvious. When did you start speaking for other posters?

Battleax Sun 19-Nov-17 00:06:58

But no, it's the sodding model turned actress he goes for.

You must have noticed that that's what rich but not especially bright men do? (When they're freed from virgin/aristo/royalty/reputation restrictions.) smile

kooshbin Sun 19-Nov-17 00:11:10

It's the institution that mostly holds the power in "how things are done", and the Queen does tend to go along with the rules. No doubt there have been lots of conversations behind closed doors about Meghan's suitability as a royal bride.

Kate does seem to be doing a good job at being a Stepford Royal, so maybe the palace courtiers hope Meghan will do likewise.

Not that I'd envy anyone marrying into the Royal Family.

BeerBaby Sun 19-Nov-17 00:22:27

I think late December, January announcement. I think they probably are engaged or at least very stable. Not sure I'm keen either but it's got nothing to do with anyone other than them.

Butterymuffin Sun 19-Nov-17 00:40:10

Tricky timing. Royals all have short engagements, under six months, so if they announce anything before Christmas they'll be scrambling to get it in before Kate has the baby.

SleepingStandingUp Sat 25-Nov-17 23:28:26

For those that sent "keen", why not?

I can't imagine theyre aiming for before Kate has the baby - must surely be after as
April was given as the date

SleepingStandingUp Mon 27-Nov-17 10:23:53

Oooh Spring wedding.

NorthernLurker Mon 27-Nov-17 10:41:27

Ok ok I was a week out....,.

Battleax Mon 27-Nov-17 13:54:23

Here we go then. Crossing fingers they go for small, Windsor ceremony.

TurquoiseDress Mon 27-Nov-17 14:26:14

Here at work we're all wondering if it means we'll get a day off!

Am sure it'll be a wonderful big wedding smile

Battleax Mon 27-Nov-17 14:27:48

As long as it isn't in London. The traffic can't take it. Everything grinds to a halt (which is the real reason they had to declare a national holiday for W&K's shindig).

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 27-Nov-17 21:06:31

I hope they don't go for the full shebang. He's 5th and will be 6th in line by the time they get married. It will be an embarrassment if they do the big national-event-wedding.

Snap8TheCat Mon 27-Nov-17 21:14:50

As long as it isn't in London. The traffic can't take it.

If London can’t then where can? St. George’s chapel isn’t licensed for weddings and the guild hall, whilst lovely isn’t very big.

Battleax Mon 27-Nov-17 21:15:42

St. George’s chapel isn’t licensed for weddings

I thought Edward and Sophie married there?

Or there's Scotland.

Snap8TheCat Mon 27-Nov-17 21:20:49

I thought things had changed. Charles didn’t marry there though- I thought that was the reason, because it meant they had to open it to the public for weddings.

Battleax Mon 27-Nov-17 21:25:50

Oh I think it's that St George's chapel is perfectly suitable and enabled for Christian wedding ceremonies, but Charles wanted to have his civil service in Windsor Castle itself. But that would have meant making the Castle available as a wedding venue for any old pleb, so they abandoned that plan grin

The blessing was in the chapel though, wasn't it? If C&C had been able to have a church wedding, they'd have done the whole thing there.

Snap8TheCat Mon 27-Nov-17 21:28:07

I see, yes that sounds right.

I do hope it is in Windsor —maybe a local—

CotswoldStrife Mon 27-Nov-17 21:49:59

I have read that Windsor Castle is closed for a private event on 20th April ... not sure if it is for the wedding as that won't give Kate much time!

Butterymuffin Mon 27-Nov-17 22:14:14

If the due date is actually earlier, it would, though. To me 'spring' means March, April or May. They could go for early May and have Kate and the new baby there with ease.

I also predict that the government are currently saying 'no bank holiday' so that when Brexit turns into even more of a total balls up, they can throw us all a bone, say they're 'bowing to the will of the people' hmm and get some favourable coverage from the Express and Mail.

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