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Am I missing something here? Meghan Markle

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Whitehorseinthehill · 13/11/2019 16:15

Sorry for the Meghan Markle thread and DM link, but I have found this really amusing today.

Story out today saying Harry and Meghan apparently aren't spending Xmas with the Queen this year. Lots of comments below blaming Meghan, saying she's isolating Harry from his family, saying the Queen must be really upset. Everyone at work was chatting about it today saying similar.

Am I missing something? I mean we don't even know if it's true. But even if it is, aren't they entitled to spend Xmas as they please? She has her own mother she may want to see.

Ok I get that it's the Queen and it's the usual tradition but is it really a big deal?

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Whitehorseinthehill · 13/11/2019 16:39

^*When I saw the headline I actually pictured MM posting on here

"DH and I are being pressured by family to spend Christmas with his grandmother. Apparently that's what they always do. We've had a baby this year and things have been hectic. AIBU to just want Christmas with our own little family". *^

You can just imagine the thread can't you?

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Purpleartichoke · 13/11/2019 16:39

Wouldn’t you want to spend Christmas morning in your own home snuggling with your tiny baby? I know I would and that is exactly what we did.

SunshineCake · 13/11/2019 16:40

I totally get why they would want to spend Christmas with Doria as they don't see her as often as they could see the Queen but I can't help feeling that the Queen is older now and who knows how many Christmases she will have?

PortiaCastis · 13/11/2019 16:41

It is all rubbish, the newspapers and various other media are being pathetic as usual and second guessing things
I'd really like to know who A Source is because if they exist they've got a very nasty !ow gripe against the Duchess and it is vile.
We the public are rather more astute than the gutter press and do not believe everything we read nor do we destroy someone we've not even mets mental health with pages of nasty bitching bollocks
It is becoming rather tedious pointless and childish.
Will they be happy when they've destroyed the woman?

Whitehorseinthehill · 13/11/2019 16:42

I'm always a bit confused about how everyone marrying into the royal family absolutely has to spend Xmas en masse at Sandringham, and their own families can just get to fuck. Especially when children come along. Ghastly to have to spend the holiday with that motley crew.

These were my thoughts exactly.

I also didn't know that Will and Kate had swerved the Queens Christmas before, so in that case it's even more ridiculous.

It's just the way everyone's commenting saying Meghan's isolating Harry from his family and so on. As though they actually know them and the ins and outs of their lives.

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Oakmaiden · 13/11/2019 16:44

I guess it is their choice.

If it were me I would be wondering how many more Christmases there might be with Grandma, and would be trying to make the best of every potential one, but I am a bit (Ok a lot) older so I guess I think about that sort of thing more nowadays...

tillytrotter1 · 13/11/2019 16:46

It's just Meghans mum and no one else (not like Kate's extensive family) so maybe they could invite her to Balmoral too?

The ultimate act of unkindness when the rest of the party is at Sandringham!

PortiaCastis · 13/11/2019 16:46

Do we know the daily fail proclamation is true though as the informer is a source, they're going to look extremely stupid if it turns out to be a false

KayakingOnDown · 13/11/2019 16:47

Their ill-timed shot against the bows of the press has, predictably, backfired.

They can't be the most intelligent not to have foreseen this. You don't attack and sue the press and expect to be given an easy ride in return.

PortiaCastis · 13/11/2019 16:49

Why should the press get away with hacking phones and publishing private letters they are not above the law

The80sweregreat · 13/11/2019 16:49

The Queen isn't going anywhere.
There was a pic of her horse riding the other day. I bet she's fitter than me and certainly more so than most 93 year olds are. She will live beyond 100 is my guess. Her mum did.
She will see them at other times I'm sure.
I bet she's not that bothered anyway!
It's just the press doing all this.

SunsetBoulevard3 · 13/11/2019 16:49

I think its very unwise of them really. They should be doing all they can to right their poor image . Stand next to William and Kate, chat and laugh. Look happy. Don't moan about your situation in public to anyone. Play the game. They just keep shooting themselves in the foot. It's probably all made up crap anyway. Last year the DM was claiming Doria was spending Xmas at Sandringham.
I would guess the six weeks off is shopping expedition to find a house out there with a view to a move.

LaurieMarlow · 13/11/2019 16:51

You don't attack and sue the press and expect to be given an easy ride in return.

The press were pulling her to bits before this. It's no different.

At least they've now been warned about illegal behaviour.

LaurieMarlow · 13/11/2019 16:51

They just keep shooting themselves in the foot

Or, y'know, doing what Kate and Wills do and getting crucified for it.

IrmaFayLear · 13/11/2019 16:52

snort at tillytrotter1 !!

Someone upthread complained about M being called "Meghan Markle". As a matter of fact for years people called Diana "Lady Diana" and Sarah Ferguson will always be "Fergie". I don't think people are being disrespectful; it just takes a lot of time to turn a tanker around. I still automatically call one of dd's teachers Miss Jones even though she's been Mrs Somethingorother for five years. I'm slow to learn!

I wouldn't want to spend Christmas with the Royals. Aaaggh! But I would think if I married into them I'd take it on the chin, especially as the expectation to stay with the Queen is unlikely to be long term .

LaurieMarlow · 13/11/2019 16:52

I'd say the Queen has a good 10 years in her yet.

moita · 13/11/2019 16:54

I like her. I think if she was English and white she wouldn't get so much hate

PortiaCastis · 13/11/2019 16:54

I think "A Source" has a PhD in creative writing!

TheFairyCaravan · 13/11/2019 16:56

It's all so ridiculous. I'm not surprised that they just want to spend Christmas away from the nasty, shitty press. If they did go to Sandringham the Daily Fail would have torn Meghan apart by lunchtime.

The grandparents aren't getting younger? So what? That doesn't mean
everyone has to make sure their lives revolve around that. Christ, DS2 is working over Christmas, I'll ring his boss and insist he's given time off incase it's his grandparents' last Christmas Hmm

Puzzledandpissedoff · 13/11/2019 16:57

I'm always a bit confused about how everyone marrying into the royal family absolutely has to spend Xmas en masse at Sandringham, and their own families can just get to fk

Another classic example of "only we matter" - though it's true W&K also missed a couple when she was pregnant (presumably dashing from the table to hurl's considered infra dig?)

Anyway I don't expect the tradition to be worth a damn once Charles is in charge; a few days of pandering to him as host would be enough to dampen anyone's festive spirit

The80sweregreat · 13/11/2019 16:58

Anyone interested in the press who Sophie and Edward are spending Christmas with?
Thought not ..

ChicCroissant · 13/11/2019 17:00

I think this is down to Harry's ill-advised remark from a couple of years ago when Meghan did spend Christmas with the Royals and he said it was like the family she'd never had.

I can absolutely see why she'd want to spend time with Doria (her mother) over Christmas but again, if they are going to imply that no-one asks if they are OK whilst staying away from the family gatherings in summer and at Christmas then they are leaving themselves wide open yet again to accusations about double standards.

William and Catherine have spent Christmas with her family and they (Kate's family) have been invited to the shoots sometimes. The parents of Princess Anne's first husband complained about never seeing him so there has been an improvement!

DeRigueurMortis · 13/11/2019 17:00

From what I've read, spending Christmas at Sandringham sounds like a nightmare.

It's apparently very regimented, with strict dress codes and traditions.

I can't imagine anything worse quite frankly, especially so with a new baby.

There's loads of threads at this time of year about families being coerced into spending the festive season in a way that doesn't work for them, in a bid to keep everyone else in the wider happy.

The usual response is to tell people to make their own plans and be done with it.

I don't see that if H&M choose to do that, it's any different to anybody else, Royal or not and they are as entitled to spend their first Christmas as a new family as they see fit.

MustardScreams · 13/11/2019 17:02

Imagine how utterly dull spending your Christmas with the frigging Queen would be! I don’t blame them at all.

00100001 · 13/11/2019 17:02

who fucking cares what a stranger is or isn't doing at christmas????

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