Graham Smith told Express.co.uk that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should not wade into political debates while they retain royal titles. The CEO of Republic highlighted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s apparent criticism of former US President Donald Trump during the build-up to the 2020 election.
Republic is an organisation that campaigns for the monarchy to be abolished.
Mr Smith said: “Being a royal comes with a very clear condition that you stay out of politics.
“That includes politics overseas because that impacts on British relations with other countries.
“I am sure a lot of people in this country will agree with the anti-Trump sentiments but there are plenty of people that do not agree.
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“There are plenty of people that think regardless of how we feel about an individual President our relationship with the US is quite important.
“Therefore, it should not be that members of the Royal Family are commenting on it as it is clearly very political.”
He continued: “The bottom line is that if you want to be a royal you stay out of politics.
“If you want to get into politics you stop being a royal, it is that simple.
He continued: “Meghan is, of course, an American citizen, to call for everyone to vote was not entering the arena of party politics.
“We know her views on Donald Trump which she gave in an interview before her engagement.”
Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Clearly there are boundaries which they ought not to cross and this matter will be looked into when the agreement made with the Queen at Sandringham is reassessed.”
The Duke of Sussex issued a statement before the US election, which some took to be a rejection of Donald Trump.
He said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”