Meghan Markle ‘voted early by mail in the 2020 presidential election’ and will ‘eagerly await’ the results at home in the $ 14.5 million Santa Barbara mansion she shares with Prince Harry , the sources revealed.
The reports come just weeks after Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, have sparked a backlash as they weighed in on the election – breaking centuries-old tradition of calling for Yellow members. the family is politically neutral.
However, while Harry was unable to participate in the election because he was not a US citizen, Meghan could not wait to vote her, which she did via mail ballot, a source told the New York Post.
Participation: Meghan Markle ‘early vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election’, a source claimed, weeks after she and Prince Harry were fired for publicly encroaching on politics
Disappointment: Harry and Meghan sparked a backlash when they talked about the election in Time 100 video (pictured), although the royals were supposed to keep politically neutral
The same source also claimed that Meghan – who has made her political ambitions increasingly clear over the past few months attending multiple virtual summits and Zoom conferences – will not let anything stop. prevented her from voting in this election, emphasizing that she would have voted her even if she and Harry were still living in England.
An unnamed source said: ‘Meghan was American long before she was royal. ‘She won’t vote in this election no matter where she lives.’
Harry may not actually vote in the election, but a source close to the couple, who moved to California with his son Archie earlier this year, said that both he and Meghan were concerned about events. This event leads to it.
“They are very interested in this election and I am sure they are eagerly awaiting the outcome,” a ‘friend’ told People.
Although Meghan is not officially royal, she lost senior membership of The Firm when she and Harry decided to give up their duties at the beginning of the year, being the first to become intimately attached to the regime. monarchy like that. take part in a US election in modern history.
The Duchess of Sussex first confirmed her plans to vote in the August back election in an interview with Marie Claire.
Meghan, who was born in Los Angeles and likely voted in California, spoke about the importance of voting and shared an insightful quote from New Zealand’s most famous anti-suffering leader Kate Sheppard, revealed that both she and Prince Harry ‘husband mentioned [her words] Frequently ‘for inspiration and guidance.
Meghan said: ‘I know what it feels like to have a voice and what it feels like to have a voice. ‘I also know that there are many men and women who put their lives on the line for us to be heard.
‘And that opportunity, that fundamental right, lies in our ability to exercise the right to vote and make all of our voices heard.’
Speak Out: The Duchess of Sussex has become very interested in politics since the couple resigned from the senior royal position at the beginning of the year, taking part in many virtual summits
Since then, Meghan has talked about the election and the importance of voting in the long run, supposedly having become ‘frustrated’ as she was unable to get involved in politics while she was working. as a high-ranking royal.
Her political views were also repeated by her husband in a move that sparked anger among some who criticized the British Royal Family for interfering with US politics.
In September, the couple recorded a video message for the Times 100 calling for the Americans to vote, hinting that they both support Joe Biden Democrat.
The Duke urged everyone to ‘reject hate speech’ while the Duchess calls this ‘the most important election of our lives’ in turbulent comments on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Every four years we are told, “This is the most important election of our life.” But this one is, ‘Meghan said. ‘When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices heard.’
Although Harry noted in the video that he ‘cannot vote in the UK’ his entire life, he urged those who could participate in the US election to ‘reject … Online ‘false and negative news’ leads to political events.
Sources close to the couple deny that they have openly thrown their weight behind any of the candidates, however royals around the world have voiced concerns about their decision when it comes to speaking. politically – especially because the Queen and her family are expected to remain politically neutral all the time.
Buckingham Palace also shunned Harry and Meghan’s comments in a backlash saying that the Duke ‘is not a working member of the royal family’ and described his comments as’ okay. As individuals’.
However, the pair’s pointed political comments sparked outrage and royal experts told DailyMail.com that the pair should renounce the title and sever links with the monarchy. if they wanted to comment on US politics, while insiders told the Times that the palace aides would be worried about their interference.
Reporting: Another source told People that Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, are planning to see home election results in their $ 14.5 million Santa Barbara mansion.
DailyMail.com editor-in-chief Piers Morgan said: ‘Prince Harry stuck his sober nose into the US election and told the Americans to vote against President Trump effectively is absolutely no behavior. acceptable to a member of the Royal Family. ‘
Days before the Time 100 video was released, Democratic Party activist and campaigner Gloria Steinem revealed that Meghan had ‘phoned US voters’, explaining that she and the Duchess of Sussex were contact people to encourage them to participate in the electoral process.
‘She came home to vote. The first thing we do, and why she comes to see me, is we sit at the table where I’m at right now and we are called cold voters, ‘Gloria, 86, told Access Hollywood.
Criticism: Before marrying Harry, Meghan made clear her dislike towards President Trump, arguing he was ‘the wrong one’ and ‘divided’ after he won the election
”[We] “Hi, I’m Meg” and, “Hi, I’m Gloria” and, “Are you going to vote?” That was her initiative. ”
Meghan’s increasingly public stance on politics should come as no surprise to those closest to her – especially after a royal source revealed in January that she was headed for work. became ‘more politically involved’ after she and Prince Harry gave up their senior royal roles at the beginning of the year.
At the time, an insider told the Daily Mail that Meghan had become ‘frustrated’ by the fact that she was unable to actively participate in politics when she was a senior member of the monarchy. and she wants to ‘take advantage of’ the freedom to share her opinion with the world.
Before marrying Prince Harry, the Duchess was extremely frank about her dislike of President Donald Trump, branding him ‘misogynistic’ and ‘divisive’ in a talk show in 2016, right after he won the election.
When Trump made an official state visit to the UK in June 2019, Meghan didn’t join other royals to meet him – a move some royal sources claim was how she She expressed disagreement with the President, although officially, her absence was blamed. In fact, she’s still on maternity leave.
However, in November 2019, Meghan invited Hillary Clinton to visit her and little Archie at Frogmore Cottage – the family home in England – where the two women were said to have had a ‘very warm,’ meeting. sweet’.