In a video recorded for Time magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People of 2020 ranking, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry delivered a strong message for the U.S. elections this November. Far from the reserve of the British Royal Family.
While the U.S. elections on November 3 are eagerly awaited in the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke out together in a recent video recorded for Time magazine during the special evening to present the 100 Most Influential People of the Year.
A first TV appearance for the couple since the Megxit, and an opportunity for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to get involved by stressing the importance of going to the polls, inviting citizens to make their voices heard at the ballot box. A political engagement that is traditionally forbidden by the protocol of the British Royal Family. None of them, moreover, vote in the United Kingdom.
“Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lives,” began Meghan Markle, who has been calling for votes for several weeks now. Supported by Joe Biden and his co-lawyer Kamala Harris, the Duchess makes no secret of her political views, and assured that when we vote, “our values are put into action and our voices are heard”. “Your voice reminds you that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard,” she said.
Meghan went home to vote
This November, Meghan Markle will be the first member of the Royal Family to vote, as Windsor residents have been required to remain politically neutral for decades. Alongside his wife, Prince Harry recalled that he had never voted in the United Kingdom, and that if he could not vote for the American presidential elections because of his British nationality, he explained how vital it is “that we reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity online.
And if at Buckingham Place one “chokes” on the political commitment of the Duchess of Sussex, for some, the American presidential elections would have been decisive in the choice of the couple to leave the United Kingdom. “Meghan Markle went home to vote,” Gloria Steinem said.