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Wednesday Sep 23 2020
Web Desk

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry break yet another royal tradition, Queen likely to react

Web Desk

Under Britain’s unwritten constitution, the royal family are expected to remain politically neutral and do not vote in elections. 

Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle broke the tradition  by calling on Americans to register to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, entering into political territory where British royals traditionally do not venture.

They made the statement in a video for 2020 Time 100, the U.S. magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people, the couple said people who were able to cast their vote, should do so.

Harry and Meghan now live in California, having stepped down from their senior royal roles in March.

The couple who recently faced backlash over the multi-million deal with Netflix are expected to draw ire of the Queen who has rarely strayed into current affairs issues during her 68-year reign.

Social media users in US and UK are already criticizing the couple for talking about US politics.

A large number of fans were also observed speculating about the reaction from the British monarch.

Meghan, who married Queen Elizabeth’s grandson in 2018, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during his 2016 election campaign as being misogynistic and divisive.

Last year, Trump, on being told of Meghan’s criticism, said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

“This election, I’m not going to be able to vote in the U.S., but many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the UK my entire life,” Harry said in the video. “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

While Harry did not endorse Trump’s opponent, Democrat challenger Joe Biden, his comments led to criticism he was interfering in politics.

“Prince Harry poking his woke nose into the U.S. election & effectively telling Americans to vote against President Trump is completely unacceptable behaviour for a member of the Royal Family,” Piers Morgan, a former CNN television host and now a British breakfast show presenter, wrote on Twitter.