The Duchess of Sussex visited the Southern California Welcome Project

Meghan Markle wore a black cashmere crewneck sweater shell by J.Crew. Hedley and Bennett essential apron

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Southern California Welcome Project for an evening of cooking and storytelling. In collaboration with The Archewell Foundation’s partner, Mina’s List, a group of 15 women gathered to cook traditional Afghan food including Ashak and Mantuu. Since 2014, Mina’s List has been working with women activists and political leaders in Afghanistan to support greater gender equality.

Meghan Markle wore a black cashmere crewneck sweater shell by J.Crew. Hedley and Bennett essential apron

The Duchess of Sussex and The Archewell Foundation launched The Welcome Project in 2023 to support women-led groups, and to create a safe haven for women who have recently resettled in the U.S. from Afghanistan.

Meghan Markle wore a black cashmere crewneck sweater shell by J.Crew. Hedley and Bennett essential apron

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  1. Anonymous14/2/24 11:01

    no fashion here

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 12:05

      But advertising…

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    2. @Anon 11:01
      Sorry to read your disappointment about fashion during The Welcome Project get-together in California with the Duchess of Sussex.
      If you’ve got the internet, you don’t have to go too far to find some Afghan fashion along with its history.
      Interesting to note that the style of traditional Afghan clothing has changed due to several decades of war and the influence of neighbouring countries in the region. Currently, the most common clothing worn by women in Afghanistan is shirts with jeans, a Pakistani and Indian style dress and trousers called a punjabi, along with a matching head scarf.

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 13:43

      Stop. Be nice.

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    4. Anonymous14/2/24 14:17

      No,but advertising! Bea

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    5. Anonymous14/2/24 14:20

      You’re right, dear anonymous, no fashion to see in these photos - just an apron and a smile… so that’s something at least! - AnneLise

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    6. No royalty either.

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    7. Anonymous15/2/24 04:50

      Looking down on people who a looking for helpdesk because of their fashion style.
      Krystle

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    8. Anonymous15/2/24 14:46

      Totally agree with the comments of no fashion and nothing royal to see here.
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  2. Anonymous14/2/24 12:41

    To support whatever good charity project is a positive thing. And I would say to Meghan go on with that. But as this is a site for royals I do not understand why a duchess is given
    the floor. How many duchesses and other nobility people are there in the world? And to end positively Meghan has a very good taste and most of her clothing is wonderful.

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 17:39

      Why is Zara given the floor? She's not even a duchess.

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 17:51

      And here we see duchess meghan advertising, that‘s the point here

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 18:44

      I am sad that you do not feel Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh should not be given the floor. See as I said in my earlier post "buckle up because its going to be a bumpy ride" and I was right!!! FITZHUGH
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    4. Anonymous14/2/24 18:51

      With your reasoning the Duchess of Edinburgh should also be banned as a non royal.

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    5. She is as much a member of the Royal Family as Kate. She is not a "working royal", but neither are Beatrice and Eugenie. More power to her and to her husband for their continuing charity work, using their name recognition in this positive way.

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 15:34

      I have to agree with you here. She's a non working royal and one that, to put it lightly, is estranged from the family. Others you have mentioned are royal by blood or are working royals. But I guess when you get to profit off your royal status everything is on the table.
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  3. Anonymous14/2/24 12:45

    Buckle up its going to be a bumpy ride!!! FITZHUGH

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  4. Anonymous14/2/24 13:31

    Meghan is perfect

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  5. Anonymous14/2/24 13:56

    You go girl! Just keep supporting good causes. Haters gonna be haters, and we can't do anything about the fact that someone just has to embarrass and screw themselves over and over everytime you take a breath. So this page is gonna be a lot of hate, and stupidity as always. Doumb-founded that so-called grown fellow human beings just have to have someone to hate. What does that say about us? Meghan is a lovely woman, supporting a fantastic cause. Can't we talk about that and let the hate rest for once. Please.

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 17:39

      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Agree. -Anna

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 17:52

      How very unkind of you, 13.56.
      susa

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 20:02

      But you don't find the people spreading hate and nastiness about Meghan unkind. Strange...

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    4. Anonymous14/2/24 22:30

      Do you know the English language. You lack of education and reactionary statements are clear. It is not hate. Rachel and Harry bring out the displeasure they reap because of the hurt they cause everywhere they go.

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    5. Susa, what are you talking about?

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 06:26

      Thank you very much to the english teacher ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    7. Anonymous18/2/24 14:36

      Att ; 14/2 22:30
      There are a lot of non British people on this blog who write in English.
      Before saying that we are not educated, could you tell me how many languages you can read and write and speak ?
      Harry and Meghan did/do not hurt me. I like this young couple. I can see that the handicapped people of the IG like them (and probably a lot of other people from other organizations who like them too).

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  6. Anonymous14/2/24 14:33

    Very glad to see the Duchess of Sussex among this group of women working together. Her subtle and simple dark outfit suits the cooking task at hand. Any organization that partners with Mina’s List to help the women of Afghanistan is worthy of praise for this particular effort. Women in Afghanistan are in need of any and all support. Thank you, Helen, for your explanatory text and the photos.

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    1. Virginia Dogwood14/2/24 23:45

      Congratulations to the Duchess of Sussex on working on a very worthy project. Let's these good projects shine forth. And I've said I like black whether on Princess Charlene or Monaco or on Meghan. Queen Letizia's black pant suit was a little too somber for me, but I admire these ladies' styles very much, as a whole. They are keeping with the times and refreshing. Not staid, safe boring.

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  7. Anonymous14/2/24 14:50

    The woman is not a working royal, please leave this blog for working women. Jaye

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 17:36

      So this means you will not read about Zara, Louise, Bea, Eugenie, Madeleine, Mรคrtha, Elena, Christina, Sarah or is it only Harry and Meghan. Well we want to read about them, so can you please just scroll by.

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 18:29

      Jaye: Feb. 3 Countess Eloise opened her clothing store My Lima Lima. Jan. 28 Zara Tindall attended the Cheltenham Festival Trial Day. Both are not working royals, how come you didn't object to them being published? Not a single soul objected to them shown here or said they shouldn't be here because they are not royal enough. Why hide behind such a lame remark? Why don't you come out and say that you hate Meghan? You haters show up like a bad penny at each and every article about the DoS, making bizarre claims, deciding who's royal or not. Guess what, she's married-in royalty and you are not. If you don't like it here, just move on. If you don't like the DoS, ignore her, hating her is a waste of time. Rina

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 19:52

      Dear Rina, that was an impressive comment! Thank you for your knowledge of all of the people who are non-working and non-royal who are who are happily included by Helen on a regular basis.

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 00:38

      Stop it Anon 14:50.
      She is working, for a worthy cause, with a genuine smile getting involved. Not dress up for cutting ribbon.
      Call it ‘advertising’ if you wish, but at least raising awareness of the charity work around us.
      Jane

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 10:16

      Jane, you mean like any other hollywood celebrity? ?

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  8. Anonymous14/2/24 14:54

    Okay, didn't Harry go to war against Afghans? Now she's cooking with Afghan women. They don't mind?

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 17:31

      Harry went to Afghanistan as a soldier in the British Army. Not like Harry as a person. From all the countries in the world who are at war, there are people who are leaving as fugitives to another country to save their own life and that of their children. If they are not helped in the USA, Australia, Western Europe, Canada, . . . they will never have a normal life.
      I agree also with Anonymous 14:33 and 13:56

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 19:58

      Annonymous 14:54, your ignorance is truly stunning and damaging. No, Harry did not go to war against the Afghan people. The UK went to support Afghan people by fighting the Taliban, whose inhuman suppression of women’s rights was worth opposing. Anyone who confuses all of the Afghan people with the Taliban needs to educate themselves. These women cooking with Meghan look very happy to work with her. Meghan is a longtime supporter of women’s rights.

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    3. Anon 19:58, well said.

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 05:27

      I agree with 15/2 19:58

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 10:15

      Anon 19:58, im sure Meghan is a long time supporter of womans rights yet, she did not have a problem mocking our late queen on Netflix…

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 12:54

      It is you guys who need to educate yourselves about the war in Afghanistan, in Iraq and elsewhere. You think the people there are thankful to the US, UK etc for their constant military intervention/ warmongering? Yeah, right.
      I am well aware that not all Afghan people like or are part of the Taliban, however it is always civilians who suffer most in times of war. And guess what, ever since WWII it has not been the Western civilians who have suffered, but people in these countries that they go fight wars in. Very naive if you think it's to help the local population. That's all just war propaganda spread by the US and UK to their own population. But guess what, in other European countries who don't partcipate in that, a lot of us know it's not accurate.
      Do women now have a better situation in Afghanistan than before the war? No, they don't. So in terms of women's rights it was for nothing, but of course that was never what the US & UK had in mind in the first place.

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  9. Anonymous14/2/24 16:00

    I didn't know that the USA has a royal court called Sussex. Lol

    We should give them privacy. which they so desire.

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 17:37

      Britsh tabloids narrativ. So congratulations you bought it hook, line and sinker since they never asked for it.

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 19:04

      The USA does not relish their publicity tour for privacy, just like the rest of the world. Have to wonder who paid for her to be on this blog. I am totally surprized at Helen with this photo. Let's see the Duchess of Glouchester (not sure of the spelling) She and her husband and done tons for the British Royal family, no scandal, no whining about not being front and center, just hard working royals who go about their duties. Let's showcase more of the other European Countries 2ndary working royals, long before a NON working royal such as Rachel who has done nothing but become an outspoken critic, fantasize, and say hurtful things about her family, as well as Henry's family, yes that is Harry's real name, Henry. JB (free speech comes to mind in this post) MY opinion.

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 20:07

      Anonymous 16:00, as another poster intelligently noted above, you seem to be confused between tabloid hate nonsense and what Harry and Meghan actually said. Trash tabloids like The Daily Mail feed on hate clicks and continue to beat this gong. They also pay money for any scurrilous gossip. They have been successfully sued because of this. Harry and Meghan did not ask for privacy. They wanted the attacks and false stories about them to stop but they stated that they wanted to continue to work on causes, and they have done so publicly.

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    4. Anon 19:04, who is Rachel?

      Also, as has been pointed out upthread, several other non-working royals have appeared on this blog with nary a trace of protest. So please consider why you have this double standard. And remember that the tabloids lie.

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  10. Je remarque que certaines personnes ressentent le besoin de critiquer ; il n'y a donc pas assez de soucis qui peuvent nรฉcessiter de balayer devant sa propre porte avant d'aller voir ailleurs ?!

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    1. How right you are dear Tulipe (Achard62)
      “Let everyone sweep in front of their own door, and the whole world will be clean.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet).

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  11. Anonymous14/2/24 17:35

    Thank you, Anonymous 13:56. The hate targeted against Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has reached bizarre and unhinged levels. Good grief, criminals get more leeway. She is very far from that. This is good work for a good and deserving cause. I guess it’s also time to point out that she IS a royal, even though neither she nor Prince Harry use the HRH. They still retain the HRH until official steps are made by King Charles and the Privy Council to remove it. Charles has not done so.

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 20:06

      Thank you. Agree with every word you say.

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    2. Anonymous14/2/24 20:10

      No hate here on this site, just opinions. Maybe not yours and that is perfectly fine!

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    3. Anonymous14/2/24 22:28

      Anonymous14/2/24 17:35 You seem to be confused. They recused themselves from royal duty, they did NOT want to be part of the royal family's work. They stated it, they went on nationwide TV with Oprah to state their grievance's with the royal family, have continued to lob word bombs at Harry's family, with The Spare, and 'their take' rather than dealing with facts that happened. They made the choice to step away from royal duty. The Queen instructed them to NOT use their royal titles for profit, and what have they done is trade on the HRH title, Harry had by birth, and Rachel had been been given by marriage. She is not royal, far from it, she is a 2nd rate actress that most of the USA had not heard of till she set her sights on marrying a Prince. Both of them were told, they could not trade on the name/title whatever you call it, and yet they do. This isn't hate, (such a strong word). This is simple facts, they have twisted/turned to their own use, to make some feel sorry for them, and make most of the public see through their actions/attitudes towards the Royal family, and to Rachel's own family. Step out of the shadows and state your name, even if it is fake. It is the least you could have done, per the blog rules at the top of this page. Catrina

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 02:09

      Have to disagree with you Anon 20:20 but there is PLENTY of hate on here hiding behind so called 'opinion'. Some people don't know the difference.

      @Anon 22:28 Your comments are totally one-sided, scripted by what the attention hungry press wants you to believe. Where there's smoke, there's fire. I'm quite sure there is a lot that you don't know about (behind the scenes) that has caused H&M to act as they have - whether right or wrong. I couldn't be happier to see them carrying on with their lives and supporting worthy causes away from all the hoop-la in England and am glad that the owner of this blog continues to include them here. They are Royals - either by birth or by title, or both.
      - Anon 9:13 (and that's my name btw).

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 07:14

      Catarina isn't funny that once did Harry's parents exactly the same. They told their stories. Di got the same hate, but Charles who told this got away with it. Poor Charles:"I was being cowed by the forceful personality of my father." He tells that his father bullied him as a child, treated him with “mocking banter,” thought him “a bit of a wimp” and preferred his spunky sister. And this is really the kicker his father forced him, a 32 year old man into a loveless marriage when he forced him to marry Diana. Some spine. He say his mother was cold and too busy being queen to help. So don't come and say this is bad Harry innocent family. They did EXACTLY THE SAME! We learn from our parents. You may not like them. Belive the royal rota which Harry blacklisted after all their lies without having the wit to understand the blacklisted rags agenda against them with some help from the palace. The palace has done to Harry what they did to Diana. This knows everyone with a little bit of memory left. Both Diana and Sarah told us how the court functioned, the lies, backstabbing in the media so certain royals should look good. Exsactly what Harry told us too. So nothing has changed in over 30 years. No we see William and Charles battle for best spotlight in the headlines for most sympathy. As long as the court has different communication unit this battle will continue on. Other royal houses has one unit, and we never see this bullshit only in UK. We don't see leaks from "friends" or "royals sources", but then again they don't have media like the british tabloids who have all the power either. And you might not call it hate or nastiness either, but give us a break you would never, ever say the same had Kate, William or any of the other brits got the same treatment. Just look how nicely you talk about Harry and Meghan. If you and the rest who doesn't want to read about them just skip stories about them, and let the people who want to read about them comment without hate and nastiness the world would be a better place. PS it's funny how people think they can spew out hate and nastiness without understanding this will backfire back at us. Tell the world who we are, and what we stand for as fellow human beings, and how we want to be treated. And yes I have the intelligence to understand that I'm snarky in my comment, but for god sake why do we have to have this conversation every f* time a photo of Meghan and Harry are shared. So do better, and stop the hate. Sarah.

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 10:12

      Sarah, are you ok?

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    7. Anonymous15/2/24 12:52

      Yes, hate just wire me up ;) Sarah

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    8. Anonymous15/2/24 17:28

      Sarah, although I can’t see hate in Catarinas comments..but facts.

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    9. Anonymous15/2/24 20:29

      ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sarah

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  12. Anonymous14/2/24 20:41

    I thought she wanted privacy? Why advertise your charity work then.

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    1. Anonymous14/2/24 22:58

      You actually need to shut all this nonsense down!

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    2. No, she wants to not have hateful, untrue or double-standard-based stories printed about her. Please remember that tabloids exist to sell stories, and regularly lie or lean hard one way on stories. You will see critical stories about Meghan for doing the same things they praise Kate for. Please consider why you are swallowing this without criticism.

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 07:15

      20:41 bs. They never said that, but congratulation beliving the royal rota and the british tabloids narrative.

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 09:39

      Anon. 14/2/24 20:41
      Privacy does not mean to hide themselves and never coming out again. The privacy they could not get it in the UK they can have in the USA. In the USA they can act like normal people who like to organize events to help the good causes.
      If only a third of what they tell is true I would have done exactly the same if I was them. Didn't Princess Diana wished to move to the States either ? Unfortunately she never had the chance.
      I fully agree with Sarah 07:14

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 10:11

      Actually, no one cares what they said. The couple can’t behave properly..mocking reverence on Netflix etc.

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 16:16

      @ Anon. 15/2/24 10:11
      That is what you think. You forget that a lot of people on this blog are not British. I don't care that her pictures are on this blog, I don't care that there is news about Harry in my regular news paper. They do not harm me. If they wish to organize charity events good for them and good for those who can benefit of it.

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  13. Anonymous14/2/24 22:08

    Not much to comment on fashionwise regarding Meghan here. It’s good her hair is pulled back for food prep. She is smiling and looks engaged, although I can’t help having the feeling that in pictures like these, she is trying to look casual but is actually very studied and self-aware in her pose. Perhaps I am wrong.

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 07:16

      well, you probably are.

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 10:06

      I would say you are right

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 16:17

      You’re definitely right. She doesn’t do spontaneous but always has an eye to the camera. Probably her time as an actress and not necessarily a negative thing.

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  14. Anonymous14/2/24 22:11

    Warm thanks to all the commenters, who have tried to reason with the haters and cyberbullies. It's actually quite scary how easily people buy into the stories of the tabloids. I'm glad that Helen includes photos of her, too, and if you don't like seeing her photos, don't look at them. It's as easy as that.
    -B.

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 02:08

      I see personal opinions, not haters, you -B are not accepting that people always have different opinions on this blog. I agree with one poster, Helen should NOT post photos from this couple, they are NOT working royals, made the choice to have a private life, yet are constantly shoved in our faces.

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      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 09:30

      @Anon 2:08 Your comment about them not being working royals blows my mind. Maybe you don't read well? This has been addressed in detail above. Why mention it as though it is a new subject? Are you so desperate to make a negative comment that you will repeat false information that has already been stated and corrected? Also, if you cannot see that this is based on a hatred of them, you need to step back and take a fresh look. The tabloids control these stories that dimwitted people addicted to the drama feed on. The stories are not consistent in their so-called facts, but the subject of the stories is the same. Those needing their next fix of gossip decide it must be true if the tabloids all have a story about the same person. Before Kate's surgery, the stories about Andrew were heating up again due to document dumps. Overnight, they stopped. Suddenly Harry was back in the hot seat. It didn't feel right, but the press can easily be manipulated if the palace asks. Did that happen? Who knows? Do I think they will use a member of the family that is on the outs as a distraction from other stories? Yes. The public is too easily manipulated and eager to believe the dirt that is printed - even when the stories contradict each other!

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 13:20

      Anon 09.30, why are you even following what stories are heating up and about whom? Fighting what for what is true and what is not, on a fashionblog..a lot of commitment and energy, are you on the inside?

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 18:35

      Well, Anonymous 15/2/24 02:08, I find it odd that someone feels the need to excuse themselves by saying that hate is "only a personal opinion". Add the name of any ridiculed/mocked/disparaged group of people after "I hate" and then say that "it's only an opinion". "I hate Jews", "I hate black people", "I hate women" (there are men that really hate women) and so forth. I think you get my meaning. Does it sound ok to you? A "personal opinion" that at worst can result to hate crimes or make the target feel suicidal isn't worth expressing aloud. You make think so, if it makes you feel better (I'm pretty sure that deep inside it does not make you feel a happier person), but don't pour your poison to the outside world by expressing it aloud. Finally: I feel sorry for you, I really do.
      -B.

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 21:05

      @Anon 13:20 I follow nothing. The stories show up in my "news" feeds. Based on headlines alone, no two organizations has the same set of facts about Harry, but they all have something to say. I refuse to read any of it so I can't say more than that. It is very curious that just as the news was starting to discuss what had been released by the authorities in the Epstein case, and there was reportedly more about Andrew (and others) in the documents, it all stopped and Harry became the focus again. Harry hasn't broken any laws, but Andrew has. My point is that there are people so addicted to this gossip that they are willing to overlook Andrew's known behavior that law enforcement has verified. I guess it is more fun for some people to be a part of a haters group rather than think for themselves. I suppose it is a desire to feel accepted. It is really a sign of weakness to blindly follow where the tabloids lead.

      As for the fashion end of things, if this was my blog, I would delete everything that was a personal attack and keep the focus on fashion when posting about Meghan. The comments go too far, in my opinion. Since this isn't my blog, I can only hope that the hate will die down one day. I like when she is posted about because I like her style. It is too bad we have to wade through the comments that hate everything she wears because they hate her to find the genuine comments.

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  15. Anonymous14/2/24 23:23

    Lovely cause the duchess is purring time into. I agree, the constant criticism of Meghan is intense to say the least. I can imagine what Wallis Simpson would have had to endure if she were around during the age of the internet and social media. This behavior from a royal is not uncommon, it has happened and will happen again in royal history.
    -A Summer

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 02:09

      Rachel brings the criticism upon herself, just as Harry does. Sad, they could have done a lot of good, but they made their choice.

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 07:37

      O dear, here we go again. The same remarks over and over again.
      Trust once lost is not easy regained.
      The suggestion that Archie didnot get a title because of the colour of his skin, the suggestion they had married two days earlier in the garden, the mocking reverence she made on the Netflix documentary , the suggestion of being suicidal ( meaning: I donot know what to do anymore) were enough for me.

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 10:09

      Agree, trust once lost is not easy regained!

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    4. @Anon 02:09
      Am I correct in believing that “Rachel”is a pejorative nickname for the Duchess of Sussex?
      Ever thought of giving yourself a nickname on Newmyroyals?

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 13:04

      We live in an age where Wallis Simpson is suddenly considered a heroine. She was a nazi, friends with high ranking nazi officials, she and her husband met with Hitler etc. Hitler had plan for Edward to be his puppet King in the UK. I'd rather not think about what would have happened to Europe and the world if she and Edward had been Queen & King.

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    6. Anonymous15/2/24 16:20

      @deadeggs Rachel is the Duchess of Sussex’s first name. She is Rachel Meghan Markle. No idea if she was always known as Meghan or changed it at some point during her childhood

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    7. Anonymous15/2/24 18:46

      As Anon 07:37 said, trust once lost is not easily regained. I think that mostly sums up the situation Meghan and Harry face. People have difficulty giving them the benefit of the doubt anymore.

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    8. Anonymous15/2/24 18:48

      Anonymous 15/2/24 02:09, why not use her calling name? The order of someone's names does not always tell which name is their official calling name. In this case we know which one is: it's Meghan. Why not use it?
      Paula

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    9. Thanks for the information. Didn't know that.
      Funny that was the situation with my mum.
      She never used her first name, everybody know her by her second name.

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    10. Anonymous15/2/24 21:21

      She has always used Meghan. It is the same as Harry never using his given name, Henry. Unfortunately, we have one very salty commenter who thinks we missed her use of Rachel the first time, so she continues to repeat it. When it isn't the zinger you hope it will be the first time, it is best to let it go. Like I always told my children, if you are the only one laughing, it probably wasn't funny. Move on now, sweetie.

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    11. Anonymous15/2/24 21:57

      Anon 21:21. Thank you, you made my day. Your comment is priceless and made me laugh out loud. I agree wholeheartedly, it's perfect.

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    12. Anonymous15/2/24 22:30

      It's not disparagement to use someone's first name. People who don't know this is her first name might be confused, but it's not disparagement. Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands is usually refered to as Amalia. If someone called her Catharina, people who don't know will be confused, but it's not offensive.

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  16. Anonymous15/2/24 01:06

    The nastiest comments, the passive aggressive and mean, ridiculous and unkind come out on this blog when photos of Meghan are shown. On the whole at all other times this is a kind place with people enjoying each other’s comments and sometimes a little fashion debate. I regret that it becomes full of mean and pointed personal comments with Meghan posts. Stay nice, stay non personal, and above all remember: be kind. - AnneLise

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 18:04

      Dear AnneLise. Every! Single! Time! It's frightening. It never fails to amaze me how thinly spread common decency obviously is. Thank you for being kind and respectful. Best wishes, Rina.

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 19:21

      Thanks Rina. I’ve been following this blog for a long long time, and have seen that the nasty and personally attacking commenting really only started when Meghan was set to marry Harry, which brought in a new group of people apparently suddenly interested in royalty. Since that time there are the occasional nasty and culturally inappropriate comments on any other post - with the commenters often defending their meanness by saying it’s an open blog so they have the right to share their opinion (!) - but the passive aggressivity and meanness comes out in full force with posts showing Meghan. It’s such a pity and so unnecessary. - AnneLise

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  17. Anonymous15/2/24 05:00

    Lovely cause. The duchess looks different - she has lost a lot of weight, especially in her face. But she seems happy, so that’s good.

    T

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  18. Anonymous15/2/24 05:41

    She looks very chic in that top and with the apron. The center parting hair really suits her. Marie

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  19. Anonymous15/2/24 06:06

    The jealousy and hate are dripping of several messages, I read here. And why suddenly the need to call Meghan, Rachel ?. In fact the people who cannot let it go and cannot stop to spit out their hate are the best publicity you can give her. Because the non haters are intelligent people who are sending their messages too and are proving that hate never can/will solve all the problems. It is not of my concern that her pictures are published on this blog. What harm can somebody do by cooking with other women who had to leave their country to protect themselves? She is not there as a representative of the BRF but as Meghan from Archewell foundation.

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 10:08

      Exactly, so why is Meghan, a representative of Archewell on this site?

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 15:42

      Ask the moderator. I don't mind.

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 17:54

      Anon 10:08. Because the Blogowner/Admin decided so. Because the majoritiy of visitors on this blog wants to see her too. Because you don't have a say in what's being published or not. Rina

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 18:49

      Rina, the same way Harkles do not have a saying in what’s being published about them ๐Ÿ˜Š goes both way right.

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 22:09

      Anon 18:49. Excuse me, who are the Harkles and what have those people got to do with anything? Something wrong with your reading comprehension? Rina

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    6. Anonymous16/2/24 07:47

      Lol - Anon 18:49

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  20. Anonymous15/2/24 06:42

    Lovely to see Meghan, the King’s daughter in law, featured here. I think her desire to help others is admirable. This reminds me of her Grenfell cookbook initiative. The simple black top looks lovely. Like other commenters I find the viciousness towards her is very worrying and I wish people who feel so strongly against her would simply not comment. I dislike the PoW and simply don’t follow or comment at all, which is more healthy for me and it really doesn’t matter to her that I dislike her. LRB

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 14:36

      The difference between PoW and Meghan,Meghan has caused a heap of heartache!It goes to character. No matter how many thousand of dollars/pounds you spend on clothes,character or lack of it shows!Thats not hate.I don’t hate anyone.

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 14:55

      What a time to make your dislike comment of the princess of wales! You could have left it at “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything”.

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    3. Anonymous15/2/24 15:47

      Lovely to see the King's daughter-in-law, who has no relationship with her father-in-law and has not spend any time with him in years, except maybe hello at Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Lovely to see such royal relations, who don't have any positive relationship with the royals, but are happy to point out these relations, because they help with fame and money making.

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    4. Anonymous15/2/24 19:20

      Three completely anonymous responses to my initial comment. Wow .. give yourself a name… how do any of you know the. King does not have a relationship with Meghan? How do you know they don’t have weekly chats? Just for the record I wish the PoW no ill will, and I wish her a quick recovery. My point was if you don’t like someone just move on. So many people on here sadly believe the tabloids who have been proved IN COURT to be behaving reprehensibly. Harry and Meghan hold their heads high and work. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, is in hiding while the King is ill. He can be a good husband and father and still work.

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    5. Anonymous15/2/24 20:31

      Oh how much we know...as royal sources has said Charles talked to Meghan on his birthday, during christmas and when he went into hospital. Thought we read the british tabloids.

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  21. Anonymous15/2/24 15:21

    Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louis, Zara, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess Olympia of Greece, Princess Tatiana of Greece, Princess Nina of Greece, etc, etc, all get lots of British media coverage as despite being non-working royals. The Greeks (despite a defunct throne) are treated well because of their relationship to Prince Phillip. Did Charles disparage his own family once upon a time? Yes. He painted dreadful pictures of his mother, a reigning monarch & his Dad the consort. His portrayal was profoundly searing. So the British are excellent at history and pro-racism only when it suits the purpose. However, it’s so good to see The Duke & Duchess of Sussex forging ahead in spite of all the vile machinations. Sincerely, Christi.

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 18:52

      Yawn, anything fashion Christi?

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    2. Anonymous15/2/24 19:58

      Well said, Christi. 'Tis true.
      - Anon 9:13

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  22. Anonymous15/2/24 18:56

    Just a thought: maybe some of the anonymous haters here in the comments are actually one person? As someone already stated here: be kind. You could always use your time and energy more constructively and beneficially than writing bitter and acrimonious hate posts.
    -B.

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  23. Anonymous15/2/24 20:33

    It's heartbreaking to see so much hate from adult mothers and grandmothers. Is this what you have learned your kids?

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    1. Anonymous15/2/24 21:38

      Anon 20:33. Thank you for your comment, so true. Sadly, those who spread hate don't realize what they are doing and call it "opinion". And yes, they probably bring their children up in the same way.

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  24. It would be nice, to keep peace and harmony on this blog, thank you.

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