The Duchess of Sussex has called on the Americans to ask them to vote, Gloria Steinem has revealed.
Meghan Markle, 39, has become increasingly politically active in recent months while living in her $ 14 million mansion with Prince Harry, 36, and their son Archie, one, after returning from royal service in March this year.
Last month, the Duchess joined Democrat Gloria Steinem’s campaign for a “backyard chat” in which they discussed a range of issues, including voice suppression, women’s rights and the importance of representation.
And now the 86-year-old has revealed that Meghan even calls American voters to encourage them to go to the polls and tells Access Hollywood: ̵
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has called on Americans to ask them to vote, Gloria Steinem, 86, has revealed
‘Say’ hello I’m Meg ‘and’ hey I’m Gloria ‘and’ are you going to vote? ‘It was her initiative. ”
She further said that Meghan had the princess’ stereotype hanging over her head.
The Duchess affectionately called ‘Meg’ and added that she is ‘smart’ and ‘political’.
The importance of voting and women’s rights are topics that Meghan has learned a lot about and herself has said a lot about the importance of the upcoming election when she moves to become more politically active in the wake of her resignation as a senior royal.
In recent months, the Duchess has moved to become more politically active and participated in several interviews and summits – after becoming frustrated with her inability to engage in politics while working as a senior royal
In recent weeks, the Duchess has participated in several interviews and summits – after becoming “frustrated” at her inability to engage in politics while working as a senior royal.
Last month, she joined Gloria for a “backyard chat” where she made it extremely clear who she plans to vote for will come in November and express her excitement when she sees a colored woman on the Democratic ticket – Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris – and explained that the nomination was especially meaningful to her because she is biracial.
“I’m so happy to see that kind of representation,” she said. ‘You know, for me, to be biracial, to grow up, whether it was a doll or a person in the office, you have to see someone who looks like you in some form.
‘As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you strive for something greater than what you see in your own world? I think maybe we’re starting to break through in a different way now. ‘
Gloria, who sat down with the royals for a “backyard chat” last month, said the Duchess had encouraged her to call colder before the November election.
In the meantime, she has also received electoral appeals, highlighting a bold call for women across the United States to run in the 2020 presidential election and to comment on the need for “change” at an online voter summit, while telling participants: ‘About we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem. ‘
Meghan made her attitude to the 2020 presidential race clear when she spoke to viewers at the When All Women Vote Couch Party – an online event organized by the non-profit organization When We All Vote, founded by ‘her friend’ Michelle Obama.
Meghan appeared as the opening speaker at the summit and expressed her “excitement” when she attended, before saying to those involved in the organization: “We need [your work] now more than ever. ‘
‘I’m very glad you asked me to be a part of this,’ Mother’s began, adding: ‘I think this is such an exceptional time. [and I am] happy to be here for my friend Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, and to start the When All Women Vote Couch Party. ‘
Statement: Last month, Meghan called on women across the United States to vote in the 2020 election and told a digital voter rally: ‘If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem’
Although the Duchess of Sussex has not nominated the candidate she plans to vote for in the election, she made it clear that she believes a change is needed in the current administration and warns participants in the summit that “there is so much work to be done before they voted.
The former Suits star’s decision to comment on her political plans marks yet another major break from Meghan’s royal tradition; Traditionally, members of the monarchy are expected to remain politically neutral and therefore not speak out in public.
But Meghan, who confirms to the world that she will vote in the presidential election, will come as no surprise to those closest to her – especially after it was revealed by a royal source in January that the Duchess of Sussex was aiming to become more ‘political’. engaged after she and Prince Harry ended their roles as senior royalty at the beginning of the year.
Criticism: Before marrying Harry, Meghan was outspoken about her disapproval of President Donald Trump and branded him “misogynistic” and “divisive” in a 2016 interview after winning the election
At the time, an insider told the Daily Mail that Meghan had become “frustrated” by the fact that she could not be actively involved in politics while she was a leading member of the monarchy, and that she wanted to “take advantage” of the freedom to share her views. with the world.
“The Duchess is said to be frustrated that she was forced to stay out of politics after getting engaged to Harry,” the source said.
“She has strong political views and will now take advantage of the greater freedom she has to express them publicly.”
Meghan did not reveal who she plans to vote for in the upcoming election – but before she married Prince Harry, she was incredibly outspoken about her aversion to President Donald Trump and noticed him. ‘misogynistic’ and ‘divisive’ during a conversation appearance in 2016, shortly after he won the election.
When Trump paid an official state visit to Britain in June 2019, Meghan did not attend the other royals to meet him – a move that some royal sources claimed was her way of showing her disapproval of the president, even though her absence was officially blamed on the fact that she was still on maternity leave.
However, it was revealed in November 2019 that Meghan had invited Hillary Clinton to visit her and baby Archie at Frogmore Cottage – the family home in the UK – where the two women are said to have had a “very warm, sweet” meeting.