Harry and Meghan face backlash for U.S. election comments

Lawrence Kim
September 29, 2020

President Trump also was critical of Meghan and said he is not a fan of the former actress.

A reporter asked the President straight forward what he thought about the Duchess of Sussex, as he was misinformed she publicly endorsed his opponent in the election, Joe Biden.

While the royals did not tell American voters which way to vote, some observers thought the signals were clear, especially given that before she was a royal, Meghan once called Trump "misogynistic" and "divisive". "Time will tell if that will need to happen and if it could potentially impact what they do and when, but they are all eager to get back to spend time with Harry's family and for Archie to see his great-grandmother [Queen Elizabeth II] and great-grandfather [Prince Philip] in particular", the source added. "What we consume, what we are exposed to, and what we engage with online, has a real effect on all of us", Harry also said in the Time100 video, which was filmed in the lush green backyard of his and Meghan's $14.7 million estate in Montecito, CA.

Over the summer, Markle cold called members of the US electorate with Gloria Steinem and encouraged them to vote.

The US president's comments came after Markle and Prince Harry called on Americans to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election on November 3 during a joint TV appearance on Tuesday. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.

Have you heard the one about the British Prince becoming an American citizen?

"It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada".

What they did was deliver a message about voting that most people assumed was a plea to vote for Joe Biden. The Sussexes moved to the US this year to take a "step back" as senior members of the royal family and have been charting a new path through their nonprofit foundation, Archewell.

Trump spoke after commentators in Britain criticized the duke and duchess for lack of neutrality after their remarks about voting appeared to lean towards the Democrats.

Members of the royal family are supposed to be politically neutral. It seems we can all agree that a comment of "no comment" is still making a comment of its own, no? In a comment to The Times (People reports), Palace representatives said, "The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity".

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