Meghan Markle has been very outspoken in the lead up to the historic US presidential election as she and husband Harry regularly encouraged Americans to vote.
Now a spokesperson for the Duchess has said her political activism won’t stop after the results are known, as she believes it’s ‘important’ for people to ‘take part in the democratic process’.
As a member of the royal family, Harry has never voted in the UK as royals are historically required to remain politically neutral. Though Meghan this week made history when she went against that norm to cast her vote in the 2020 US presidential election.
“Part of being an active member of society is to take part in the democratic process,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Insider.
“So encouraging people to get involved in politics is something that is important.”
Prince Harry and Meghan moved to California, where Meghan grew up, in March. She quickly got involved in encouraging people to vote, though she was careful not to directly endorse any particular candidate.
In September, at the Time 100 event, Harry broke his silence on American politics, saying: “This election I’m not going to be able to vote here in the US.
“Many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the UK my entire life.
“As we approach this November it’s vital we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
Harry and Meghan’s comments were badly received in the UK, with various polls showing a majority of respondents thought they should be stripped of their royal titles.
The Duchess first confirmed her plan to vote in the election back in August when she said it was and “opportunity” and a “fundamental right”.
“I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless,” she told Marie Claire.
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