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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

Should Meghan really wear earrings gifted to her by the Saudi Crown Prince MBS? Should she have accepted them at all?

Update:

@Sir Prince Kenny II: Khashoggi had been killed three weeks earlier and the whole world knew who was behind it.

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    International diplomacy and gift-giving is a minefield. 

    As a general rule, gifts are given or exchanges at the time of visits or invitations. So the deal was done when MBS was invited to the wedding. It would be extremely aggressive to withdraw an invitation or to refuse a gift once an invitation has issued - and would be done in only the most exceptional of circumstances. Returning a gift once given would be an even more aggressive gesture.Add to this the ambiguous nature of a royal wedding gift - is it given on a personal basis or an official basis? The answer to that is based on perceptions, and those perceptions may not be the same on the part of the recipient, the donor, and their respective publics. In this case, I would suggest it is really an official gift based on the respective roles of MBS and Princess Meghan, not based on personal friendship.On that basis, I doubt that this gift should have been refused or returned, but it would be extremely crass for it ever to be seen in public again. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    These two have a political agenda. Consider who Markle is and who her 'friends' and political 'allies' are , Socialists/Marxists i.e. Oprah & Hollywood's Leftists. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Markle  is  like  a child  in a  lolly shop shes never had   money like this  before  or earrings worth that much

  • 1 month ago

    Who cares what meghan may or may not do.  She is the reason that the royal family has a break in it.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You are aware that the Crown Prince and the King have given other members of the British Royal family gifts.

    The earrings in question are a wedding gift,  given before the reporter, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered. It was not known then who ordered the killings.There was no reason to turn down the gift then. By the time the murder happened, it was too late to return gifts, but it would be a good idea for the British royals not to accept gifts from Crown Prince bin Salman from now on.

    Now that Meghan knows about bin Salman, she should not wear the earrings. The earrings are not even her property; they are considered Crown Property because they are a gift from a head of state. Perhaps the Queen could choose the have the diamonds used to fashion other pieces of jewelry.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They were a gift to her from the Crown Prince, long before there was any evidence that he was in any way involved in the Kashoggi murder. There are many pieces of jewellery in Queen Elizabeth II's private collection, that do not see the light of day now, specifically due to their dubious past or origins.

    Edit...It wasn't known that he had been murdered until months later, and then it still wasn't known who was behind it. Having a good guess at who was behind it, wouldn't stand up in a court of law.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why not Members of the Royal Family get gifts from lots of head of states.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    She would have been seen as snubbing them if she hadn't accepted them, but she could quite properly elect not to wear them.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Why wouldn't she?

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Money cures everything today the England footballers are not feeling  guilty either or the government 130,000 dead they got paid anyway 

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