While the U.S. presidential election will take place in a few weeks, Meghan Markle is already campaigning from California. And as far as politics are concerned, the Duchess has no tongue in her pocket, which frightens Buckingham Palace.
By moving to the United States and renouncing her title as a senior member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has regained her freedom of speech. A committed actress, the Duchess of Sussex had been required after her marriage to Prince Harry not to expose her opinions publicly. But by moving away from Buckingham Palace, she can once again express herself, especially about the politics of her native country.
This is what Meghan Markle intends to do in the next few weeks, as the American presidential elections will be held on November 3. After a filmed and engaged exchange with Gloria Steinem, an American feminist activist and campaigner, the Duchess of Sussex has already shown her desire to get more involved than ever in this presidential campaign, and try to block the way to Donald Trump by gathering voters around Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate. This somewhat frightens Buckingham Palace, while the Windsor people are not required to take a political stand, let alone express it publicly.
Meghan Markle “pushes the concept of modern monarchy”
“We all know what’s at stake this year,” said Meghan Markle in a video interview with her friend Michelle Obama a few weeks ago, causing Buckingham Palace’s advisers to “choke”, Point of View points out, so much so that this exit goes against the neutrality required within the royal family.
A way for the wife of Prince Harry to “push the concept of modern monarchy in a completely new direction”, says Max Foster, a journalist on CNN. And on this occasion, she will be the first member of the British royal family to vote, as she told Marie-Claire last August. “I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless,” she chanted. Thus resuming her right to speak.