The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > General Topics > Open Discussion Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16 January 2020, 10:14 AM   #31
JasoninDenver
2020 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMD View Post
I found this interesting:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article...tandards-royal

The Danny Baker thing was, um, something. If you don't know you are better off.
I saw that yesterday as well. While I can only suspect the reasons for the bias, the fact is that it was clear against her from the outset.

I wish them luck with the realization that, no matter how drastic their entitlements get whacked, they will still live better than 99.99% of us commoners.
__________________
Jason Crawford

116610 LN
DateJust
JasoninDenver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2020, 12:59 PM   #32
dauster
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by Token74 View Post
Itís all a bit of a fuss about nothing.

Everyone loved Harry. We all felt sorry for him as a lad following his mothers coffin in the public eye, and that created a bond with the British people.

Harry then turned into a bit of a lad, did stuff that royals arenít supposed to do, and was a bit of a ladies man.

Harry then did military service and saw action, firmly establishing himself as favourite royal. To add to that he did a bunch of stuff like the Invictus games. His stock could not have been higher.

Then he met Meghan. And that was good. We liked Suits. Meghan was nice and attractive. So we liked Meghan.

But...the British Press are a nasty bunch, and they love to tell a story. Harry hates the press following the blame apportioned to them for Dianaís death. And whilst the bloodline to King will largely be left alone, the brother of the the to-be king is fair game.

The press then tore into Meghan about her treatment of her father. And every headline had a negative bias. Unfortunately, over here, that sells papers.

Harry and Meghan have had a Royal strop and want to go from being major royals to minor royals (fewer duties. Fewer constraints, less cash). Something like that anyway.

There are now two sides to the British public on this, it seems to be the way we operate now over here, nobody can be in the middle, must be extreme.
Great post and fun read thx for sharing. As a German living on the west coast Iím a it detached from good ol Europe
dauster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2020, 01:52 PM   #33
Pw92676
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Token74 View Post
Itís all a bit of a fuss about nothing.

Everyone loved Harry. We all felt sorry for him as a lad following his mothers coffin in the public eye, and that created a bond with the British people.

Harry then turned into a bit of a lad, did stuff that royals arenít supposed to do, and was a bit of a ladies man.

Harry then did military service and saw action, firmly establishing himself as favourite royal. To add to that he did a bunch of stuff like the Invictus games. His stock could not have been higher.

Then he met Meghan. And that was good. We liked Suits. Meghan was nice and attractive. So we liked Meghan.

But...the British Press are a nasty bunch, and they love to tell a story. Harry hates the press following the blame apportioned to them for Dianaís death. And whilst the bloodline to King will largely be left alone, the brother of the the to-be king is fair game.

The press then tore into Meghan about her treatment of her father. And every headline had a negative bias. Unfortunately, over here, that sells papers.

Harry and Meghan have had a Royal strop and want to go from being major royals to minor royals (fewer duties. Fewer constraints, less cash). Something like that anyway.

There are now two sides to the British public on this, it seems to be the way we operate now over here, nobody can be in the middle, must be extreme.

Side one. British press are a disgrace and racist, and the royal family donít like Meghan because they too are racist.

Side two. Harry and Meghan want their cake and eat it. They want to be partially funded by the tax payer whilst selling themselves for commercial gain.

So...take your pick.

Personally, I can see both sides. I would however say that I donít like the way people are using the race card. This exact same things happened to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Hard to believe now, but Prince Andrew was once the one everyone liked. Good looking man when younger, ladies man (known as randy Andy), served in the military (falklands I think).

All a bit rushed and on my phone, sorry. But hopefully you get the gist.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
This is quite nice journalism. Thanks for sharing.
Pw92676 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2020, 02:04 PM   #34
StarvingBillionaire
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Chicago; NYC
Posts: 27
I was somehow reminded of these hilarious skits from SNL:









StarvingBillionaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2020, 11:01 PM   #35
enjoythemusic
2020 Pledge Member
 
enjoythemusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Real Name: Steven
Location: USA
Posts: 4,743
Some days i'm the dog, yet most days feel like the fire hydrant. Spoke to more UK friends and think they finally set me straight <face palm>. Wow, now i feel like a total arse, my bad everyone :(

Basically, it's a UK thing for sure (like USA with the Kardashians, yet with far more upper class). Kinda get it now, yet still seems sooo weird to me. Hope everything works out well for all involved.
__________________
----------------------
Enjoy Your Time,

-- Steven
enjoythemusic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:03 AM   #36
Randomgary
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: England
Posts: 97
Hes an polar explorer wearer! Hes a good guy lol
Randomgary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:28 AM   #37
AK797
"TRF" Member
 
AK797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Real Name: Neil
Location: UK
Watch: ing ships roll in
Posts: 55,345
The fear I and many have is that Meghan's idol is not like Harry's, ie the Queen but the SM queen Kardashian, and there would be nothing worse than the Sussex Royal title being monetised, so that has to be monitored very closely and their titles stripped away if that commercialisation starts to happen.

Looks like recent polls show Canada do not want to foot the cost of them living there when they are there, which will probably be most of the time now. I think the reaction to them leaving and disrespecting the Queen by not informing her first has blown up and most want them gone now and they know it, the question is how much money do they get - if they want true independence then the £30m they already have should cover all their costs, including protection, plus they can easily make many millions on the speech circuit etc, so should now be no cash from the Queen or from Charles, both come from taxpayers anyway, and they should pay rent on their Cottage which will hardly be in use now, they should really repay the 2.4m spent on now pointlessly renovating that cottage for them as well.
AK797 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:36 AM   #38
Knappo 1307
2020 Pledge Member
 
Knappo 1307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Real Name: Jason
Location: USA
Watch: Sea Dweller
Posts: 6,776
Me likey Meghan.....
Knappo 1307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:40 AM   #39
Jabbo84
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Real Name: John
Location: Tyler,Texas
Watch: Rolex/Piaget
Posts: 737
They move to North America. She gets a reality show. Boom, another hit like the Kardashianís. Harry can go back on the loaf like most of the Royals. LOL!!!
__________________
18038 - 18239 - 116618ln - 116519 - 116610ln - 1601
116500 - 116710 BLnr - Cartier Tank Anglaise PG XL
Cartier Calibre Diver SS - 18 k Piaget Polo - Tudor Black Bay Chrono - Mont Blanc Star Gold - Mont Blanc Sport Chrono 3274 - Bell Ross BR 02 Phantom Diver
Jabbo84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:43 AM   #40
brandrea
2020 Pledge Member
 
brandrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Real Name: Brian (TBone)
Location: canada
Watch: es make me smile
Posts: 39,533
We will gladly take them off your hands ... as long as they pay for their own security rumoured to be $100,000 per day.
__________________
Instagram ~ brandrea3
brandrea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:44 AM   #41
AK797
"TRF" Member
 
AK797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Real Name: Neil
Location: UK
Watch: ing ships roll in
Posts: 55,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabbo84 View Post
They move to North America. She gets a reality show. Boom, another hit like the Kardashianís. Harry can go back on the loaf like most of the Royals. LOL!!!
If this really is the gameplan, and many think this was all along as she had no real interest in the monarchy or its traditions, then she might as well dump Harry soon and marry a billionaire now she is a "princess" and not a soap actor, like Jackie O.
AK797 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 10:44 AM   #42
Cesium137
"TRF" Member
 
Cesium137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzPaul View Post
Here in the US, we're lucky the press is unbiased and would never play favorites.
Cesium137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 11:12 AM   #43
GradyPhilpott
2020 Pledge Member
 
GradyPhilpott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Mexico
Watch: 116710BLNR
Posts: 29,470
Whatever is happening with the royal family, I have come to the firm conclusion that it is none of my business.
__________________
JJ
GradyPhilpott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 11:21 AM   #44
THC
2020 Pledge Member
 
THC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Real Name: Tom
Location: Mandeville La
Watch: 228238
Posts: 7,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzPaul View Post
Here in the US, we're lucky the press is unbiased and would never play favorites.
Post of the year so far, well done Paul
THC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 12:49 PM   #45
superdog
2020 Pledge Member
 
superdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Real Name: Seth
Location: nj
Watch: Omega
Posts: 20,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by GradyPhilpott View Post
Whatever is happening with the royal family, I have come to the firm conclusion that it is none of my business.
Me too.

But I will add that I like this couple. And I respect them greatly for this move. Personally, I find it ballsy and impressive.
__________________
Monthly repeating NJ GTGís.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=713180


IG: gsmotorclub
IG: superdog0013
superdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 01:02 PM   #46
GradyPhilpott
2020 Pledge Member
 
GradyPhilpott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Mexico
Watch: 116710BLNR
Posts: 29,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by superdog View Post
Me too.



But I will add that I like this couple. And I respect them greatly for this move. Personally, I find it ballsy and impressive.
I agree.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
__________________
JJ
GradyPhilpott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 02:35 PM   #47
ganiccus
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Real Name: Alex
Location: Quebec, Canada
Watch: Explorer II 216570
Posts: 135
It's not like Harry had any real prospects to become King anyway, and Meghan looks like she is a go getter. Wish them all the best but I don't want to see Canada pay a single dime for their security, housing or whatever special privilege a Royal would be entitled to receive.
ganiccus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2020, 05:27 PM   #48
daveathall
"TRF" Member
 
daveathall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real Name: Dave
Location: England.
Watch: Various
Posts: 5,628
She could play herself in the Royals on Netflix.
__________________
KINDEST REGARDS

DAVE


daveathall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 January 2020, 08:35 PM   #49
Jocke
2020 Pledge Member
 
Jocke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Real Name: Joacim
Location: Sweden
Watch: A dozen of Rolex's
Posts: 21,489
Now Meghan can dress as she likes.
__________________
This message is written in perfect swenglish.

What is best a custom Rolex or a Rolex that is stuck in custom?

Buy a professional camera and youīre a professional
photographer, buy a flute and you own a flute.
Jocke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 January 2020, 12:26 PM   #50
dtwer
"TRF" Member
 
dtwer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: midwest
Watch: DJ 41
Posts: 873
I have no dog in this fight, but I agree with Piers Morgan.

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/stat...572866563?s=20

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/stat...262419458?s=20

I would be pissed too if my tax money had to support a couple uppidy brats. The Queen has quite a spine, I respect her for that.
dtwer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 02:35 AM   #51
Fleetlord
"TRF" Member
 
Fleetlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vain
Posts: 3,446
She just wants to build a pop culture empire and staying a Royal would cost her alotta money.

Look forward to a reality show, a fragrance, a makeup line and lots of social media coverage.

She couldn't stand not being able to take pictures of herself and being able to monetize that. Now she can.

Good luck Harry. Maybe she will keep him along for the ride...time will tell.
Fleetlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 06:03 AM   #52
YUL
"TRF" Member
 
YUL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Montreal
Watch: Datejust 126333
Posts: 28
WhatsApp says she kissed a Prince and turned him into a frog. Their kid's gonna grow to realize what his parents did - took away his HRH titles.
YUL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 06:32 AM   #53
Blansky
2020 Pledge Member
 
Blansky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wine Country CA.
Posts: 2,516
Still say the French got it right in circa 1790.

They made royalty a bit shorter. And definitely better.
Blansky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 06:33 AM   #54
AK797
"TRF" Member
 
AK797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Real Name: Neil
Location: UK
Watch: ing ships roll in
Posts: 55,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by YUL View Post
WhatsApp says she kissed a Prince and turned him into a frog. Their kid's gonna grow to realize what his parents did - took away his HRH titles.
Alas not taken away, they just can't use them, they still have HRH on their website and still have the Sussex Royal brand which should also be withdrawn as they are not working royals any more. Lots of people in Sussex are angry that they have kept the Duchy as they will never set foot in the place again, and Meghan might never have even once. If they go too far with commercialising themselves and devaluing the Royal family then hopefully the Dukedoms will be revoked along with HRH for good.
AK797 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 06:39 AM   #55
daveathall
"TRF" Member
 
daveathall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real Name: Dave
Location: England.
Watch: Various
Posts: 5,628
If I am honest, I think that the HRH title has not been removed in anticipation of restoring it fully after the divorce, whenever that is.
__________________
KINDEST REGARDS

DAVE


daveathall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 08:39 PM   #56
AK797
"TRF" Member
 
AK797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Real Name: Neil
Location: UK
Watch: ing ships roll in
Posts: 55,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveathall View Post
If I am honest, I think that the HRH title has not been removed in anticipation of restoring it fully after the divorce, whenever that is.
Yes, officially it is there as a fall back if they both decide they want back in but realistically if being a semi-Royal is still too constraining for Meghan's ambitions then yes it is a way back into the Firm for Harry.
AK797 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 09:11 PM   #57
enjoythemusic
2020 Pledge Member
 
enjoythemusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Real Name: Steven
Location: USA
Posts: 4,743
__________________
----------------------
Enjoy Your Time,

-- Steven
enjoythemusic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 January 2020, 09:38 PM   #58
erhein
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Real Name: Ed
Location: Arizona
Watch: Rolex, JLC
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fleetlord View Post
Look forward to a reality show, a fragrance, a makeup line and lots of social media coverage
Iím picturing the white, British version of the Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown show from the early 2000ís, ďBeing Bobby Brown.Ē Could be fun.
erhein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 12:35 AM   #59
Fleetlord
"TRF" Member
 
Fleetlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Vain
Posts: 3,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by erhein View Post
Iím picturing the white, British version of the Whitney Houston-Bobby Brown show from the early 2000ís, ďBeing Bobby Brown.Ē Could be fun.
Me thinks it all comes down to this:


https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/s...friends-and-b/

She absolutely could not stand not being able to have a social media account to barrage us with selfies. Not only to stroke her ego, but also to monetize for a shocking amount of money..
Fleetlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:38 AM   #60
Randomgary
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: England
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtwer View Post
I have no dog in this fight, but I agree with Piers Morgan.

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/stat...572866563?s=20

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/stat...262419458?s=20

I would be pissed too if my tax money had to support a couple uppidy brats. The Queen has quite a spine, I respect her for that.
Hes really anything but a brat. A normal bloke brought up in extraordinary circumstances
Randomgary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2019, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.