Just call me Harry. (Everything Harry & Meghan)

skatesindreams

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Thank you for starting this thread.
May it not become a vehicle for "bashing" them.

I hope that they are allowed to find meaning and relevance; toward helping others as they wish.
 

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Think I mentiooned this but Elephants is worth a look. It's a bit cutesy poo for a nature documentary but there's gorgeous shots of an elephant herd and Meghan does well as a narrator. She has a nice speaking voice and doesn't use the slightly international accent she adopted while Duchess. It's a good way to spend a quarantined afternoon.
 

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This may have been posted, but I have not seen it. A preview of Meghan’s narration fo Disney. I don’t have Disney Plus so I haven’t actually seen the movie. It looks interesting so I may need to find a friend with Disney Plus once we are allowed to socialize again.

 

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Would Meghan have been allowed to do these narration/voice over things if they had not left their duties as senior royal members?
 

canbelto

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Would Meghan have been allowed to do these narration/voice over things if they had not left their duties as senior royal members?
I think if she donated the fees to a charity (as she did for the Elephants voiceover) yes.
 

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Would Meghan have been allowed to do these narration/voice over things if they had not left their duties as senior royal members?
I think if she donated the fees to a charity (as she did for the Elephants voiceover) yes.
I think I read that it was done last year sometime? It seems to me to be a good use of her skill set and I hope she is able to more.
 

taf2002

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Think I mentiooned this but Elephants is worth a look. It's a bit cutesy poo for a nature documentary but there's gorgeous shots of an elephant herd and Meghan does well as a narrator. She has a nice speaking voice and doesn't use the slightly international accent she adopted while Duchess. It's a good way to spend a quarantined afternoon.
What is an international accent? I've never heard that term. I was a military kid so I picked up the accents & nuances from everywhere we lived. Strangely no one else in my family did but to this day people tell me I don't have a strictly Texas accent. Is that what you meant? In my case I never lost it but Meghan is a trained speaker so I guess she could have worked on losing it.
 

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What is an international accent? I've never heard that term. I was a military kid so I picked up the accents & nuances from everywhere we lived. Strangely no one else in my family did but to this day people tell me I don't have a strictly Texas accent. Is that what you meant? In my case I never lost it but Meghan is a trained speaker so I guess she could have worked on losing it.
An international accent is an accent that sounds intentionally non-regional. Many actresses have to work hard to obtain that sort of accent. It is more for speeches and large occasions. Audrey Hepburn could be said to have an international accent. Nowadays Madonna and Lady Gaga employ it as well.

Here's what I'm talking about:

But as Elephants adopts a somewhat chatty, informal tone it makes sense that Meghan's accent sounds more American, if you will, and less international.
 

taf2002

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An international accent is an accent that sounds intentionally non-regional. Many actresses have to work hard to obtain that sort of accent. It is more for speeches and large occasions. Audrey Hepburn could be said to have an international accent. Nowadays Madonna and Lady Gaga employ it as well.

Here's what I'm talking about:

But as Elephants adopts a somewhat chatty, informal tone it makes sense that Meghan's accent sounds more American, if you will, and less international.
I thought Meghan sounded completely American in her speech. I live with a Canadian so I expected some influences in her speech but I didn't hear any & I didn't hear any British influences either. I'm not sure what you meant about Andrey Hepburn. Her speech pattern was instantly recognizable in every movie as I've never heard anyone sound like her. So I'm not sure what was "international" about it. Or Lady Gaga's either because IMO she has a regional accent.
 

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Lady Gaga definitely doesn't sound like a New Yorker.

But anyway my point is Meghan is a really personable narrator of Elephants and to watch it. Maybe she can do some Pixar voice-overs in the future.
 

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Meghan sounds completely American to me, and Californian at that, which to my own Californian ears is basically without any accent at all. It may be that her time in Canada and her time in the U.K. influenced her speaking at the moment. As a child up until the age of four, I lived in the south, and I'm told my first spoken words had a southern accent, but that's long gone, lol. But I find it really easy to pick up again if I'm around a southern accent.
 

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A lot of accents we grow up sort of dissipate if one moves around and meets others though hints of it are still there. A lot of New York/New Jersey peeps I know think they don’t have an accent and compared to those from say Staten Island, they don’t, but I definitely hear it when they say things like “water” and “coffee”. I‘m sure we sort of adopt speech patterns and accents from the people in our lives.
 

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A lot of accents we grow up sort of dissipate if one moves around and meets others though hints of it are still there. A lot of New York/New Jersey peeps I know think they don’t have an accent and compared to those from say Staten Island, they don’t, but I definitely hear it when they say things like “water” and “coffee”. I‘m sure we sort of adopt speech patterns and accents from the people in our lives.
i agree. It also depends on what we are accustomed to listening too. I think I sound “Canadian” (whatever the heck that is!) But apparently some people hear a bit of my childhood accent. I think you are right that it is often words. Some phrases too are more telling.

ETA: with respect to Meghan, she is also reading someone else’s words which I think can make your voice sound a bit different than when you are chatting with someone.
 

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Meghan has had voice training as an actor. Plus, travel and exposure to other accents surely impacts a person's speaking voice in different ways. Meghan used to have a very broad California Valley Girl twang, which has softened a bit and is much less pronounced.

Since I hope this might continue to be a positive thread about M&H, I will post here two nice tributes to Meghan by London hair stylist, George Northwood (who styled Meghan's hair for her wedding reception). And by London facialist, Sarah Chapman, who worked closely with Meghan when the Sussexes were senior royals.

Northwood:
“'I became so close to them both, they’re such a powerhouse and they really want to make a difference, that just shines through.' [When Northwood first met Meghan], as he puts it, 'I was quite nervous, she was so lovely and down to earth.' She said ‘I’m just a Cali girl.’ And I love that California hair, ... so I felt at ease right away... After doing Meghan's evening wedding reception hair, Northwood was invited to attend the reception. 'I didn't really expect that to happen, but that was a real moment.'"

Chapman:
'Through my work I am fortunate to meet some incredible, interesting and inspirational people and over the past 2 ½ years I feel honoured to have spent much time with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. With Meghan, what began as a client relationship quickly turned into a dear friendship and she welcomed me into their lives. I feel very grateful to be a small part of their journey observing the passion for everything they do and compassion for the causes and people they meet, but also to witness the moments other people don’t see. Who they are at home, as parents, as partners and friends, the kind and very down to earth people they are when no one is watching. Every day we learn something new and I have been taught so much by them, and I always leave our time together feeling fulfilled and inspired to help people in any small ways I can.

And to Meghan, Harry and little Archie: sending lots of love and positivity during this transition. I know there will be so many ways you will continue to touch people’s lives and enable positive change and we can’t wait to see what you do next. See you soon and thank you for everything you do.'


Here's a lovely photo of Meghan in South Africa that captures her shining spirit:
 
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I have liked a number of Givenchy designs over the past three years. It will be interesting to watch what Claire Waight Keller does next.
I've always liked Givenchy style but I liked Meghan's Stella McCartney wedding reception dress better:

 

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I've always liked Givenchy style but I liked Meghan's Stella McCartney wedding reception dress better:

Me too! I thought it looked a lot more like Meghan’s style. That said, apparently the wedding dress was exactly what Meghan wanted (which is so good because often brides end up being pressured into something that is not necessarily what they want. It has been reported that Diana didn’t really like her dress- who knows if that is true.) I think with the wedding dress she was trying to be very respectful of the venue and her new family. Both she and Kate probably would have ended up with different dresses had they not been marrying royals.
 

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Disgusting news out today. Actually it happened on the 8th but I'm just now hearing about it. Apparently when someone typed archewellfoundation.com into their browser they were redirected to Kanye West's & Jamie Foxx's video "Gold Digger". It's been fixed now but the trolls just won't let them be. I hope whatever backdoor there was to permit this has been closed.
 

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^^ It just shows the publication's ignorance. Harry doesn't normally use the Mountbatten-Windsor surname when he signs his name. As you say, he used 'Wales' in school and in the military, just as George, Charlotte and Louis use 'Cambridge.'

Once Harry became Duke of Sussex, that is chiefly how he signs his name. William used 'Mountbatten-Windsor' when he filed that French lawsuit against photographers who famously invaded his and Kate's privacy when they were visiting France. So possibly Harry used 'Mountbatten-Windsor' when he joined the class action lawsuit against The Sun, etc. The royals just have a lot of names, but they don't use all of them. Harry apparently wished to make things simpler for his own son. :lol:

A lot of British royal ways of doing things can be confusing, but they could look it up. There's so much lazy, trivial royal reporting. This article seems more about clickbait. M&H aren't changing surnames. They are still using Duke and Duchess of Sussex, without the HRH designations. 'Sussex' is a title bestowed on M&H by the Queen. Mountbatten-Windsor is still Harry's family surname, which is why it's Archie's surname, in the absence of Harry & Meghan wanting their son to to have a title growing up.

A grown-up Archie will likely inherit the Duke of Sussex title when his father passes, as is normally the case. Meanwhile, his parents don't want him to be burdened with royal titles, even though they do plan to ensure he learns about both his American heritage and his British heritage.
 
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canbelto

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A grown-up Archie will likely inherit the Duke of Sussex title when his father passes, as is normally the case. Meanwhile, his parents don't want him to be burdened with royal titles, even though they do plan to ensure he learns about both his American heritage and his British heritage.
Are you working undercover as Archie's nanny? How do you know how H&M plan to raise Archie? Also, since you know everything, does Archie have red hair?
 

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Harry and Meghan have been delivering food:

I don't recall having seen the green dress that Meghan wears before. I like the color.

It just occured to me that Harry is not a US citizen, so now I'm really curious about the process that they have to go through. (Possibly only because I went through an immigration process myself and know what a pain in the butt they are).
 

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I assume the US has some kind of immigration status for the spouses of American citizens. I'm guessing Harry would qualify to live in the US under that status. I doubt Trump is going to throw him out for being an illegal immigrant :lol:
 

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I assume the US has some kind of immigration status for the spouses of American citizens. I'm guessing Harry would qualify to live in the US under that status. I doubt Trump is going to throw him out for being an illegal immigrant :lol:
There are spouse visas. They require that the US spouse file a petition and I guess, that's what I'm mainly curious about as other visa categories have different regulations about filing petitions from inside and outside the US and under what circumstances you can then enter or not enter the US. It's really fun, like a never-ending labyrinth ;)

I don't know if USCIS cancelled in-person interviews but I don't think I'd want to go through a process right now that requires an in-person interview and medical exam (that requires you to be at a doctor's office for at least a couple of hours).
 

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