Why Prince Harry Won’t Support Meghan Markle’s Election Campaign: Report


While Prince Harry turned out to be a supportive husband, there is one area where he is not expected to publicly support his wife Meghan Markle. According to The Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex will not join the Duchess in campaigning on voting in the US election “for fear that the royal family will become too involved in politics”. When it comes to political issues, queen elizabeth “must remain strictly neutral.” The Royal Family website States“By convention, the Queen does not vote or stand for election, but Her Majesty has important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the government of the United Kingdom.”

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Prince Harry would not publicly support Meghan Markle’s campaign to vote in US elections

Although senior members of Her Majesty’s family do not exercise their right to vote, Newsweek, Meghan, an American citizen, is no longer an active member of the royal family. The American-born Duchess, who stepped down as a senior member of the royal family earlier this year, has spoken out on voting in the upcoming election. Explaining why she planned to vote on Election Day, Meghan told Marie Claire she knows “what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless.” She continued, “I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, lies in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.

The Duchess also shared a quote from suffragist Kate Sheppard. “One of my favorite quotes, and one that my husband and I have often referred to, comes from Kate Sheppard, a leader of the suffragist movement in New Zealand, who said, ‘Don’t think your single vote is doesn’t matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops,” Meghan said. “That’s why I vote.” Harry, on the other hand, is barred from voting in November .

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer working members of the Royal Family

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