Now she’s no longer officially a royal, Meghan Markle is free to express political views, something you need to refrain from whilst a part of the British Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex recently took part in a virtual When All Women Vote #CouchParty, an event to celebrate the 100-year anniversary since women were legally allowed to vote in the USA.
The former royal encouraged people to vote and also admitted she hoped to see “change” happen come November when the US presidential election take place, however, she did not express any specific views.
“If we aren’t part of the solution, we are part of the problem,” she said.
Despite not expressing specific allegiance to a party, the 38-year-old received some backlash over the appearance with the likes of The Sun’s executive editor Dan Wootton and Piers Morgan stating it was inappropriate for Meghan to remain as a royal whilst discussing foreign elections.
The Queen must strip the Sussexes of their titles. They can’t remain as royals & spout off about foreign elections in such a brazenly partisan way. https://t.co/6uZ3FTbjHW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2020
However, actress Jameela Jamil came to the defence of Meghan stating that the royal family should be embarrassed over the Prince Andrew scandal rather than “an American supporting women voting in her own country, and loosely referencing the importance of general democracy which is being threatened here currently”.
Further defending the former star, Jamil replied to a fan’s question about the vitriol and hate the Duchess of Sussex receives.
“Because she’s not white,” she responded. “And because she’s smart, strong, opinionated, rebellious, beautiful, happy and has everything they never will. She’s a terrifying threat to patriarchy because she doesn’t fit the stereotype for women.”
The Duchess of Sussex is now residing in Los Angeles with husband Prince Harry and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor after stepping down from royal life earlier this year.