Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 36, are no longer working members of the Royal Family and have adopted a more politicised stance since quitting the fold. One royal expert has claimed the couple’s latest appearance in a clip for the 2020 TIME100 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, sees them reject the royal rule of remaining politically neutral.
Speaking in the clip, Meghan and Harry urge Americans to vote in the upcoming US election.
Meghan said: “Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime, but this one is.
“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter because you do and you deserve to be heard.”
She added: “You’re playing a critical role for our future and that of our children, seeing our world through the lens of community is so important because we need to redraw the lines of how we engage with each other both online and off.”
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The expert added: “The issues that they campaign for, diversity, gender equality, the environment and mental health will get a huge boost by benefiting from their global reach.
“Meghan’s views on Donald Trump who she called ‘misogynistic’ and ‘divisive’ were made in 2016 on television and will not have changed.
“Harry has also attacked misinformation, hate speech and online negativity.
“Their activities are currently circumscribed, with the pandemic still raging.”
Mr Fitwilliams suggested Meghan could eventually pursue a career in politics, he said: “They obviously face a lucrative future with their Netflix deal.
“In the long term, a future in politics may well beckon for Meghan, who has been an activist since she successfully objected to a sexist commercial at the age of 11.
“She is also articulate and has many important contacts.
“In future years, as she is an American citizen, she has many options including a political career which could lead anywhere.”