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Meghan Markle: her political speech had a huge impact


Particularly committed to making family a priority in everyday life, Meghan Markle is fighting for the implementation of paid parental leave in the United States. The mission seems accomplished for the Duchess of Sussex!

The American dream has officially begun for Meghan Markle. Since their move in 2020, Prince Harry and his wife have been attending various events on the American continent. And the Duchess of Sussex is determined to make her voice heard. Two weeks ago, the 40-year-old actress got politically involved by sending a letter to the US Congress. The mother of Archie and Lilibet Diana then asked for a paid leave accessible to all parents. This Wednesday, November 3, the royal expert Omid Scobie announced good news on his Twitter account. The comedian’s request would have borne fruit since her proposal has been integrated into Joe Biden’s economic program, Build Back Better.

Involved in humanitarian causes but also in everything that concerns the well-being and comfort of life, Meghan Markle has put all the chances on her side for this request. In her letter to the U.S. Congress, the Duchess of Sussex said that paid leave should be a “national right” according to the Daily Express. For the mother of Archie and Lilibet Diana, this measure must put all households on the same footing, it would be a “strong paid leave program for every American that is guaranteed, accessible and encouraged without stigma or penalty,” she explained. Prince Harry’s wife also added, “This is about putting families above politics.”

An honor definitely saved

First victory for Meghan Markle in the United States. Yet it was not won. On several occasions, political speeches made alongside Prince Harry had not gone down well. When the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan last August, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex drew the wrath of the British by making a speech of support considered “condescending”. But since then, the American actress has made up for it. For the paid parental leave, the mother of the family has put the double effort by playing her contacts with several American senators to support her letter.

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