Meghan Markle, 40, took it upon herself to lobby Republican politicians to include paid parental leave and a climate policy by the US Government. The Duchess of Sussex called enators Shelley Moore Capito and Susan Collins on a withheld number and told them who she was when they answered. Royal commentator Hilary Fordwich hit out at the Duchess of Sussex for getting involved in politics while using her title.
Speaking to Dan Abrams on Newsnation, Ms Fordwich said: “Prince Harry obviously can’t control his wife because he knows very well you can’t be a renegade royal over here in the US because you’re breaking centuries of the royals staying out of politics.
“Not just American politics, all politics.”
It has since been reported Meghan is expected to make more of these calls.
Access Hollywood reported: “These won’t be the only calls Meghan Markle makes.
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“Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York was the one that gave Meghan the numbers to the US Senators.
“She wants to be part of working group to work on paid leave long term and she’s going to be.
“Whether this comes to fruition now or later, she’ll be part of a group of women that hopefulyl will work on paid leave together.”
Royal biographer Angela Levin has mocked Meghan Markle for “jumping on the bandwagon” after the Duchess lobbied the Democrat speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the Majority Leader in the US Senate Chuck Schumer to push through a policy on parental leave.
“She sort of jumped on the bandwagon as she often does so she can claim it was her letter ‘that done it’.
“Also the signature at the end. This is a professional letter to senior politicians and the signature is then by her and also by Archie, Lili and Harry.
“But surely Archie and Lili aren’t yet involved in having parental leave.”
Ms Levin added: “I think it’s yet another shock for Megan which has got loads of publicity, which is obviously one aim of it.
“She has abused the royal thing of being a British royal or, you know, working as a British royal because she’s actually trying to tell another government what to do.