This post is written by Toban (TOB)
There is just something odd about all of this. It’s almost as if they wanted to make her a villain.
No one does something like this around the anniversary of a loved one’s death. This honestly feels like a setup.
“: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed),”
This is the only problem I have, the bold part of the line the ad. Specifically the added (parenthetical) statement, which is usually done to provide additional but unnecessary information for clarity to the sentence.
So it could also be written “from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert when she was 16, and the unconventional long-distance romance that immediately followed.”
Is this what she is actually saying or not? Because as a 43 year old woman she is teases us with the thought of Prince and a 16 year old.
Advertising that has been my only or main problem. My questioning why it was done and allowed were subsequent, and as result.
When you know her age was 16 when they first met and 17 when she moved in, does this advertisement state, suggest, imply, or hint that they were involved in a “long-distance romance” when she was 16?
It then allows anyone to call into question his intent ad-hoc, regard any decision he makes about her. His marriage to her 6 years later would make people wonder about his initial intent anyway, but it is not the same as eluding to it, as to say “maybe we did or maybe we didn’t” 6 years earlier.
How is her “long-distance romance that followed” statement justified or explained within the book?
Was she actually referring to later time after November 1992?
In either case the uncertainty of it is knowingly being used as a tease to create a controversy to increase sells of her book.
And thus, appearing to both slur his name and in order to capitalizing on the eve of the 1st anniversary of his death.
Appearance is everything and this doesn’t look good.
I personally was playing with the thought of posting/playing the entire recording of “When the Saints go Marching In.” Hopefully his the estate would allow it. No matter what I should just email it or another snippet to those who have been “kissing my azz.”
My other comments as TOB were speculative as to the possibility of why there is no push back against some of the content in her book from the estate.
Furthermore, my prior and forthcoming speculations are not hate filled or hateful. Most were questioning if Mayte had been in some way defrauded due the odd image of the Marriage Certificate, the Annulment, and due to the lack of divorce documentation.
Now wondering if that’s what we are supposed to think.
There’d need to be a justifiable reason for an annulment so late into the marriage.
And if it were allowed to be annulled, then technically Mayte and Symbol fka Pince were never married.
Reminded me again, how is this a Love Story?
It is a legitimate question to then ask if she can prove if she was ever legally married to the Symbol fka Prince Roger Nelson. Which I would think would be on his legal documents at the time back then.
Even the March 4, 1996 issue of Jet reports that she intended to keep her maiden name followed by the “Symbol,” but there are no Symbols or “fka” on that 02/16/1996 Marriage Certificate.
Plus, I find it odd that the County Recorder is open on Saturday, the Date Stamp on the Marriage Certificate, Filed Recorded: Feb 16 1996, is a Saturday.
If she always knew she was never married is one thing, no harm no foul.
Is she providing plausible evidence that she honestly believes and relied upon that they were married, and could not have known that they never were?
If the marriage certificate turns out to be fake, finding no divorce documents, and her stating that she was coerced in signing something that she didn’t read. Honestly, where is this Love Story heading, or rather where is she leading?
It’s supposed to be a Love Story, right? So it should he a happy ending?
Spoiler Alert!!! IT DOESN’T WORK OUT
So what’s the actually story all about?
She speaks of this in the book. If you read it you would know the answer.