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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:34 am Wouldn't she have to divorce whatsisface and stop calling herself duchess?
To run for president?

As far as I know, there is no legal reason why she would have to do either, but I'm not an expert on the subject.
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Nothing in constitution would seem to prohibit it. Assuming that she has resided in the United States for at least 14 years, which she probably has.
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Maybe the foreign emoluments clause would discourage it?

“ No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
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There is also an amendment pending (has been pending since 1810) which would specifically ban it.
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But of course the first Black Woman president must be Michelle, so Meghan will have to wait her turn.
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So she would have to give up the title of Duchess and renounce any emoluments from the British Crown. I don't think she would have to divorce Harry though.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:23 pm So she would have to give up the title of Duchess and renounce any emoluments from the British Crown. I don't think she would have to divorce Harry though.
So marrying a British Royal is not an automatic renunciation like joining a foreign army. :BigGrin3:
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I predict they will soon be long divorced. :)

I give them two more years before the unofficial separation, and no more than three for the more official version of that. It might have lasted much longer if they stayed in the UK, but now that she's back on her turf ...
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:34 am Wouldn't she have to divorce whatsisface and stop calling herself duchess?

Whereas the Oprah thing is entirely plausible.

Whoopi Goldberg needs to get in on this too.

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Fair enough, but I broadened it to include Whoopi. :lmao:
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So Harry would become President-consort or First Gentleman? :P
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Finally, some dishy shit about the happy couple not from the Daily Fail. :)

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to talk with Boys & Girls Club (ABC)
MADISON (WKOW) -- Boys & Girls Club of Dane County President Michael Johnson said that he spoke with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday.

According to a Tweet Johnson posted, "Meghan has agreed to talk with girls in Wisconsin".

Johnson also said Meghan Markle's team that reached out to him, wanting to talk to Althea Bernstein, the 18-year-old who was attacked and set on fire with lighter fluid last Wednesday.

Johnson told 27 News the details of the meeting are still being discussed, but the event will likely be happening virtually. He hopes it will be a town hall style event that will reach young people in Wisconsin and across the U.S., who are dealing with an difficult time right now.

"This has just been really emotional and with all the protests and I just think now is a good opportunity for folks to hear from folks like them, but also have our young people to engage and to hear their message, so I'm just so thankful I extended the invitation and they accepted immediately."

He says Markle and Prince Harry talked about the importance of making sure the voices of young people are heard.

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It's the only way the alleged hate crime (she was not seriously hurt and no one else saw it) can get enough publicity.

Or do I have it backward? Sharing publicity with the alleged hate crime is the only way the Duchess can get enough publicity.
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It doesnt matter "who" the Megster chooses to "reach out" to. Someone will be critical of it or assign "motives" to it.

That's what constant unwarranted negative publicity does.
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I'm a big fan of publicity hound shaming.

No matter if it's Duchess of Sussex, Caitlin Jenner Kardashian, George Zimmerman, etc etc.
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She does have very white teeth though. Just look at that photo. How does anyone get teeth that fucking white and unnatural-looking? They look like a row of Star Wars stormtrooper codpieces. I mean, you think Harry's shirt is white, but when you see it in contrast to those teeth, you realize that it's just a dull gray.
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ceptimus wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:23 am She does have very white teeth though. Just look at that photo. How does anyone get teeth that fucking white and unnatural-looking? They look like a row of Star Wars stormtrooper codpieces. I mean, you think Harry's shirt is white, but when you see it in contrast to those teeth, you realize that it's just a dull gray.
That's Hollywood teeth for you. I don't really know the details of how they do it, but perhaps they are not natural teeth? :notsure:
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:57 am It's the only way the alleged hate crime (she was not seriously hurt and no one else saw it) can get enough publicity.

Or do I have it backward? Sharing publicity with the alleged hate crime is the only way the Duchess can get enough publicity.
Hmmm.

Althea Bernstein, A Biracial College Student, Says She Was Set On Fire By 4 White Men (Elle)
Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old biracial woman from Madison, Wisconsin, was driving to her brother's house last Wednesday, when four white men allegedly doused her with fluid and tossed a flaming lighter inside her open car window, setting her neck and face on fire.

The college student suffered severe burns and will eventually need plastic surgery, according to Madison365. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Madison Police Department incident report. Here's everything you need to know.
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What happened to Althea Bernstein on June 24?

Bernstein was stopped at a red light when she heard someone yell “a racial epithet” at her, according to the police report. Her attackers, identified in the report as "four men, all white," allegedly sprayed liquid onto her face and threw a flaming lighter at her, causing the liquid to ignite.

She “patted out the flames,” according to the report, and went home. Bernstein later drove herself to the emergency room. Hospital staff believe the liquid was lighter fluid.

Bernstein told Good Morning America she hasn't slept or eaten much since the incident: "Once it happened, I don't even remember anything, but your brain still has that fight or flight response that takes care of you. So I made it home, I called my mom, I drove myself to the ER."

She suffered second- and third-degree burns and will need additional medical care. "It’s definitely a learning opportunity and I’m very very hopeful that these men sort of see all the responses and that they know they hurt me and that this is something that’s going to affect me for a while," Bernstein said on GMA. "I really hope that they choose to improve themselves."
OK, that last bit seals it. This never happened. The injuries are self-inflicted. She's playing the martyr.
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ceptimus wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:23 am She does have very white teeth though. Just look at that photo. How does anyone get teeth that fucking white and unnatural-looking? They look like a row of Star Wars stormtrooper codpieces. I mean, you think Harry's shirt is white, but when you see it in contrast to those teeth, you realize that it's just a dull gray.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 pm I'm a big fan of publicity hound shaming.

She wasnt a publicity hound in the UK. Other people decided she was, plastered her face all over the newspapers for months, mostly with "source" stories about how she wants to colonise Mars, then said "see?see? Always wants publicity and is not white St Diana of Mercedes."

That's my point.
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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:05 am I sometimes wonder what would have happened if HRH the Princess of All That is Wholesome and Proper English decided, "Nyaah . . . I'll walk" and had a longer relationship to, Heavens to Betsy . . . marriage! with "That Wog" how she would be remember'd and treated.

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Her background is show-biz. Of course she's a publicity hound, even if she toned it down for Harry while he was courting her.
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What could be better for a publicity hound, than to marry a prince? And after she's milked the marriage for the maximum publicity, she can get even more publicity by affairs, divorce, and then marrying some different rich and famous person - maybe a sport star, or politician next time.