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Meghan Markle and Harry: The historical taboo of the royal family that they broke


Meghan Markle voted in the U.S. presidential election. She and her husband Harry discussed the subject in a video interview. A great first in the British royal family.

Meghan Markle has, once again, broken the codes. On the occasion of the American presidential elections between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the Duchess of Sussex did not fail in her duty as a citizen. For even though she married a member of the British royal family, she remains an American citizen.

A relative of Archie’s mother confirmed to Page Six that she had voted remotely. “Meghan was an American long before she became a member of the royal family. She wouldn’t miss this election, no matter where she lived,” he said. So, even if the Duchess was still resident in the United Kingdom, she would have opted for the same practice.

This is the first time a member of the family in England has voted. Officially. Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor who married former King Edward VIII was also an American, but there is no evidence that she voted in a presidential election. And for good reason, members of the British royal family must remain neutral and never raise the subject.

Harry broke that rule. “I’m not going to be able to vote in this election, this year, in the United States. You may not know it, but I’ve never been able to vote in the United Kingdom. As November approaches, it is vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity online,” Harry said in an interview with Time last September.

Meghan Markle very committed

Kate Middleton’s sister-in-law also spoke on the subject. Like many American personalities, she had reminded us how important it is to vote. “Every four years we are told the same thing: ‘This is the most important election of our lives.

This year is even more so. 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, without taking a stand.

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