Prince Harry to marry girlfriend Meghan Markle next year

EagleSmack

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I don't have an issue with it if it ever comes to pass, but at this point in time, your statement is patently false and shows your ignorance of the Canadian constitutional monarchy.

Oh now I know why you're mad.

Gerry, if Meghan ever visits your town, make sure you give her a good bow would you?
 

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Oh now I know why you're mad.

Gerry, if Meghan ever visits your town, make sure you give her a good bow would you?



Still showing your ignorance.


I'm curious as to why you feel the need to prove that americans are stupid?
 

EagleSmack

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Still showing your ignorance.


I'm curious as to why you feel the need to prove that americans are stupid?

Bow just like you were taught.


I'm surprised that it was you that swallowed the hook. I was fishing for others. I guess I overestimated you.
 

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ROYALLY SORRY: Candy company apologizes for tweeting pic of Markle as chocolate-covered marshmallow
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May 23, 2018
Updated:
May 23, 2018 12:49 PM EDT
German confectionary company Dickmann’s Schokokuesse has apologized after tweeting a picture of Meghan Markle depicted as a chocolate-covered marshmellow in a wedding dress. (Twitter/WENN.com)
BERLIN — A German confectionery company has apologized for tweeting a picture of a chocolate-covered marshmallow dressed up as bride Meghan Markle at her wedding to Prince Harry.
A spokesman for Dickmann’s Schokokuesse, a popular sweet in Germany especially among children, apologized for the picture depicting Markle, who has an African-American mother, as a chocolate-covered marshmallow with a crown, a white dress and wedding bouquet.
The company deleted the tweet but top-selling Bild newspaper reprinted it Wednesday, adding fuel to the controversy.
The chocolate marshmallow was linked in the past to racism, being widely known as the “Negerkuss” or “negro kiss” in Germany until about 20 years ago.
Company spokesman Bernd Roessler said Tuesday, the picture was “stupid and embarrassing,” German news agency dpa reported.

ROYALLY SORRY: Candy company apologizes for tweeting pic of Markle as chocolate-covered marshmallow | Toronto Sun
 

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ROYALLY SORRY: Candy company apologizes for tweeting pic of Markle as chocolate-covered marshmallow
Associated Press
More from Associated Press
Published:
May 23, 2018
Updated:
May 23, 2018 12:49 PM EDT
German confectionary company Dickmann’s Schokokuesse has apologized after tweeting a picture of Meghan Markle depicted as a chocolate-covered marshmellow in a wedding dress. (Twitter/WENN.com)
BERLIN — A German confectionery company has apologized for tweeting a picture of a chocolate-covered marshmallow dressed up as bride Meghan Markle at her wedding to Prince Harry.
A spokesman for Dickmann’s Schokokuesse, a popular sweet in Germany especially among children, apologized for the picture depicting Markle, who has an African-American mother, as a chocolate-covered marshmallow with a crown, a white dress and wedding bouquet.
The company deleted the tweet but top-selling Bild newspaper reprinted it Wednesday, adding fuel to the controversy.
The chocolate marshmallow was linked in the past to racism, being widely known as the “Negerkuss” or “negro kiss” in Germany until about 20 years ago.
Company spokesman Bernd Roessler said Tuesday, the picture was “stupid and embarrassing,” German news agency dpa reported.

ROYALLY SORRY: Candy company apologizes for tweeting pic of Markle as chocolate-covered marshmallow | Toronto Sun
They taste good and come in white, milk, and dark chocolate. I’ll be bringing some home with me.
 

Danbones

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..and now they are famouser.
:)
There is one hell of a pile of "suggestions" and "symbolisms" in that ad campaign.

Kinda like that anti allergy ad where the woman grabs a kitty cat and takes a great big happy sniff...
 

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Duchess of Sussex chooses songbird and sunshine to represent Californian roots in new coat of arms - but her family won't get one

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Rays of sunshine and a songbird: The Duchess of Sussex's coat of arms Credit: Kensington Palace

Hannah Furness, Royal Correspondent
25 May 2018
The Telegraph

The Duchess of Sussex has been granted her own coat of arms by the Queen, as she chooses the blue skies of California and a songbird emblem of communication to represent her in married life.

The Duchess, who helped to design the image, holds the coat of arms in her own right with no input from her father, who as an American does not have his own coat of arms.

Instead, she has chosen her own symbols, with a white songbird as her “supporter” to stand opposite the lion representing her husband and his family.

Just as her presence brought American emblems to the vellum of the Instrument of Consent before her marriage, the coat of arms is infused with transatlantic symbols.

The Duke is represented with his own coat of arms on the left-hand side, granted on his 18th birthday, which includes both his Royal family lineage and the small, red escallops of his mother's family.

The decision to grant the Duchess a coat of arms in her own right follows a model set by the Duchess of Gloucester when she married into the Royal Family in 1972 after being born in Denmark.

More usually, the coat of arms belonging to a Royal bride impale the emblem of her own family with that of her husband to form a new image.


Prince Harry's coat of arms Credit: Kensington Palace

In 2011, the Middleton family was granted its own coat of arms before Catherine Middleton married Prince William, incorporating the three acorns of the Middleton children with a golden chevron representing her mother’s maiden name of Goldsmith.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said the Duchess of Sussex’s coat of arms was “both personal and representative”, and had involved the newlywed working closely with experts at the College of Arms over its design.

The choice of symbols suggests both the Duchess’s pride in her American roots and her hope to continue to speak freely within the parameters of her new royal life. ​

“The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of the Duchess's home state,” the spokesman said.

“The three quills represent communication and the power of words. “Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.”

While most royal brides have two “supporters of the shield” represented on their coats of arms, one from their husband and one relating to themselves, the Duchess has a “songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication”.

A coronet has also been assigned, composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.

The design of the Duchess’ arms was agreed and approved by the Queen and Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England, who is based at the College of Arms in London.

Mr Woodcock said: "The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms.

“Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London. "

The Markle family has previously complained bitterly of a “snub” after Thomas Markle, the Duchess’s father who was unable to attend her wedding, was not given his own coat of arms. Samantha Grant, the Duchess’s estranged half sister, declared it “really stripping him of an honor”, delivering a “huge insult”.

In fact, Mr Markle’s American citizenship meant that he could only be granted an honorary coat of arms, had he applied for one and been able to prove descent from a subject of the British Crown.

Even then, a source suggested, it could not have been used by the Duchess by virtue of being honorary.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...ily-duchess-sussex-chooses-songbird-sunshine/
 

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The Duchess, who helped to design the image, holds the coat of arms in her own right with no input from her father, who as an American does not have his own coat of arms.

Bull. Maybe as a Californian, he doesn't have one, but most Americans have coats of arms. . .





and many have coats of no-arms as well. . .


 

Blackleaf

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Our coat of arms got three bass balls onnit.

My cost of arms is a tabby cat and a black mongrel dog holding up a shield with a bottle of Spitfire in the left segment and a tray of donner and chips in the right segment. Below the shield, the ground is coloured white with red spots on it, to represent the unusual former design of Bolton Wanderers' shirt.