British Royal Family Remains Silent After Prince Harry Urges Americans to Vote
Though it seemed impossible only a few months ago, when the Sussexes had a huge debt to pay British taxpayers and no prospects for any real income, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are thriving outside of the British royal family.
When Meghan and Harry stepped down from their roles as senior working royals, the coronavirus (COVID-19) came thundering around the globe. However, as restrictions have lifted in California, the pair is getting back to work. They’ve been spotted doing charity work, and they’ve attended virtual events and talks.
One of their recent talks for Time’s 100 Influential people has sparked debate among royal followers.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry urged Americans to vote
Because she is no longer a senior working royal, Meghan has openly said she will be voting in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. She also expressed her excitement about seeing Sen. Kamala Harris as the vice presidential nominee.
Up until recently, the Duke of Sussex has remained silent about politics as he’s done for his entire life. However, that just changed. During Timemagazine’s Time 100 special, Prince Harry said:
“This election, I’m not going to be able to vote here in the U.S. But many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life. As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity.”
In general, members of the royal family don’t take political sides. But many royal followers felt Harry’s comments were denouncing Donald Trump.
There’s allegedly tension between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the rest of the royal family
At present, the Sussexes are not using their his/her royal highness titles, they are not working royals, and they’ve repaid their debt to taxpayers for funds used to renovate their home, Frogmore Cottage. However, there allegedly still is some tension between them and the other royals.
The royals were reportedly miffed because of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal. A royal insider told Entertainment Tonight that the royals are “concerned Meghan and Harry’s deal will distract from the work of other senior royals including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles.”
The British royal family won’t address Prince Harry’s comments on voting
During her Time 100 speech, Meghan echoed Harry’s comments on the importance of voting., “When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard,” she said. “Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard.”
Daily Mail reporter Rebecca English shared Buckingham Palace’s response to Harry’s comments on Twitter. She wrote:
“They are not commenting on this, adding. The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”
While some people feel his comments crossed the line into partisan politics, others think his words were a nonpartisan call to vote. Regardless, it seems the royal family is allowing Harry to make his own choices.