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What do our friends from the other side of the pond think about Megan Markle, and what kind of ring

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by babs23r, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. babs23r
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    by babs23r » Nov 26, 2017
    Hi all,
    Was just wondering what everyone thinks of Megan Markle possibly joining the royal family. Also, what kind of engagement ring do you think she’ll receive?
     
  2. kenny
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    by kenny » Nov 26, 2017
    I don't care or have any interest in who marries whom, be it royalty or invisible, unimportant nobodies like me.

    Maybe she'll get a sapphire ring, maybe a diamond, maybe something else.
    We'll see.
     
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    by babs23r » Nov 26, 2017
    Kenny, you’re not a nobody!!!!!
     
  4. Polished
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    by Polished » Nov 26, 2017
    Slight reservations about whether she would adapt to the traditions and restrictions that would come with life as a royal. A life of great privilege as well as great restrictions. I would hope she loves Harry the person, not the prince a lot to know what she would be signing up for.

    I'd say she'd want a diamond, possibly a modern style. Oh no I can hear the criticism already. Not traditional enough, a real non-conformer here. I would hope they would ignore the opinions of others.
     
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  5. babs23r
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    by babs23r » Nov 26, 2017
    I think Harry will have something made for her from his late mother’s gems.
    She will be awestruck with that....The diamonds will come later!
     
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  6. kenny
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    by kenny » Nov 26, 2017
    Thank you, but you know what I mean.
     
  7. Austina
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    by Austina » Nov 27, 2017
    I think as long as they love each other, good luck to them. Harry isn’t under the same constraints as William in his choice of wife.

    I hope they choose a ring together, not a fan a Diana’s ring, although I understand why William wanted Kate to have it.
     
  8. Snowdrop13
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    by Snowdrop13 » Nov 27, 2017
    I think it’s great, she might shake the royals up a bit! She is also very aware of the pressures of being in the spotlight which will help her cope, I expect. Harry is of less and less importance as Kate and William have more children so perhaps there’s more chance of a “quieter” life.

    There is fevered speculation here about an announcement, and the ring. I posted this article in the Royal Jewels section:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...t-diamond-goes-display-Buckingham-palace.html

    It’s about the Cullinan stones- one thing I read suggested she might get Cullinan IX, a huge pear, although I doubt they’d give a stone like that away!
     
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    by AGBF » Nov 27, 2017
    It's a done deal!...https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/27/world/europe/prince-harry-meghan-markle-engaged.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=2&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/27/world/europe/prince-harry-meghan-markle-engaged.html&eventName=Watching-article-click&_r=0


    "The relationship of Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, an actress, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny, which prompted an unusual statement from the prince last year, denouncing the 'racial undertones' of news coverage of Ms. Markle, whose mother is black and whose father is white.
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    The prince’s reputation has changed markedly in recent years.

    He has gotten into trouble in the past, once wearing a Nazi costume at a party, but he has since become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken about the difficulties he faced after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. He has also taken an H.I.V. test, broadcast live on the royals’ Facebook page in 2016, to promote the importance of testing for the virus."

    By the way, I have thought Harry's growth is wonderful. Back when he dressed up as a Nazi for a party and was chasing little blonde modelas all over the world, I thought he would never become a worthwhile human being. He certainly proved me wrong!
     
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  10. babs23r
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    by babs23r » Nov 27, 2017
    Wow, that is a fascinating article. That pear is outrageous. I agree with you on that one. They won’t let that stone get away so fast!
     
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    by Snowdrop13 » Nov 27, 2017
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    Gorgeous ring, looks like a perfect size, diamond from Botswana.
     
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  12. babs23r
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    by babs23r » Nov 27, 2017
    Yes! Gorgeous. Cushion?!!
     
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    Definitely doesn’t look completely round!
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Nov 27, 2017
    I wonder if she is wearing Essie's ballet slipper nail polish, it is the only color the queen wears.
     
  15. RosieR
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    by RosieR » Nov 27, 2017
    The ring is beautiful. I hope us Brits get another bank hoilday, like when Kate and Wills got married :lol:
     
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    by Austina » Nov 27, 2017
    I’d rather have had the Cullinan IX :lol:

    We saw the Queen’s diamonds when they were on display at Buck House a couple of years ago. The pear drop earrings are completely mismatched!
     
  17. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Nov 27, 2017
    I'd like to see a close up photo of that ring. Oval or cushion for the center stone? I'd really like the details.
     
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    by t-c » Nov 27, 2017
    Pretty ring :kiss2: Any more details?

    I recently read somewhere (probably the Daily Mirror or other trashy publication) that the Royals are not allowed to wear bright polish on their fingernails. They also have to sit a certain way (knees together, if need be crossed at the ankles). Seems Megan Markle went through basic royal training.
     
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    by lyra » Nov 27, 2017
    They apparently can wear whatever polish they want when not on official business. She'll have to wear nylons now though I guess. How constricting. Kind of fascinating in a way, how these very entitled individuals must present such a modest appearance. I hope Kate gets to wear some nicer jewels soon.
     
  20. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Nov 27, 2017
    I think it's lovely news! And her ring & the story behind it are both equally beautiful. Plus, it shows how much this country is getting with the times, allowing him to marry a divorced African-American woman who is older than himself.

    I think it's all brilliant & the connection between the 2 of them during their news interview this evening was a delight to see. They are clearly very much in love & I think it'll do this country a lot of good.
     
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    by arkieb1 » Nov 27, 2017
    No doubt it will spark a flurry of interest in 3 stone ring copies the sides are said to be out of a piece of jewellery owned by Diana that has significance for Harry;

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    by canuk-gal » Nov 27, 2017
    HI:

    I live by some ponds so I'll weigh in and say I am happy to avoid all the trash/tabloid stuff and wish them a joy!

    cheers--Sharon
     
  23. babs23r
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    The ring is beautiful. 2.5 carats. Yes, you are right! Three stone rings will be the next big thing!
     
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    by AprilBaby » Nov 27, 2017
    I love her ring but I thought she would get a ruby. Maybe it’s because he has red hair? :lol-2:
     
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    I never did read anything on the carat weight of the center stone. Is this something you read or is this your guess? I think you could be spot on!
     
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    by LLJsmom » Nov 27, 2017
    I love it!! :love::love::love: Such a sweet three stone. I am guessing the center is 3.0 at least cause it faces up pretty big. It is beautiful. There is a reason why 3 stones are a classic design.
     
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    by Austina » Nov 28, 2017
    Fergie had a ruby ER - look how well that turned out :lol:
     
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    That comment is hysterical!!!!!! :lol:
     
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    I read that the ring was 2.5 carats, but now I’m reading different stats. Kind of like Kate’s ring. Sometimes they refer to it as a 12 carat sapphire, and sometimes an 18 carat......
     
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    by elizabethess » Nov 28, 2017
    Yay! I love it, but I'm obviously biased because that's the style I have! I want a clearer pic to see if that center is round or cushion-y, hmm... Love the proportions. :love:
     

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