While the US elections to be held on November 3 are eagerly awaited in the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke together in a recent video recorded for Time, during the special evening to present the 100 most famous personalities. most influential of the year. A first TV appearance for the couple since the Megxit, and the opportunity for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to get involved by stressing the importance of going to vote, inviting citizens to make their voices heard at the polls. A political engagement which is traditionally prohibited by the protocol of the British royal family. None of them, by the way, vote in the UK.
“Every four years, we are told the same thing, that it is the most important election of our life,” began Meghan Markle, who has not stopped calling for votes for several weeks. Support of Joe Biden and her co-lister Kamala Harris, the Duchess does not hide anything of her political opinions, 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 came home to vote”
Next November, Meghan Markle will therefore be the first member of the royal family to vote, given that the Windsors have been required for decades to remain politically neutral. 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, disinformation and negativity online”. And if in Buckingham Place one “strangles” vis-a-vis the political engagement 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 came home to vote,” said Gloria Steinem.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Time