Meghan Markle begins her powerful letter with a plea from the Government for assistance to the American people in terms of paid leave. She wrote: “I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent.
“More interestingly although this is supposedly a letter, it reads as if it was a speech.
“This was written to be spoken aloud and has the hallmarks of a speechwriter about it.
“The turn of phrase and the phraseology.
“The repetition in particular of lines like ‘the American dream’ and the ‘dream of stability.’
“She continues ‘like any parents’, ‘like many parents’, ‘like fewer parents’.
“The law of three in the spoken word, created so that the third statement gets the applause.
“‘If we are to continue to be exceptional, then we can’t be the exception’.
“‘This isn’t about right or left, it’s about right or wrong’.
“‘In taking care of your child, you take care of your community, and you take care of your country’.
“This is a high-status person, playing high status so that her letter gets attention over and above a letter from an ordinary mom.
“She is writing to ‘The Speaker of the US House of Representatives’ as someone whom she regards as being on the same privilege level as her.
“How much more powerful might the letter be if she hadn’t signed it Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, but ‘Meghan, in her role as an ordinary Mom.’
“While it may seem she is doing a service to American women, American women know that she does not have to deal with any of the day-to-day problems that they suffer from.
“It is hard to carry off a request for something to benefit the low paid working class of America when it is very clear you are nothing of the sort, however well-meaning her actions are,” Jon explained.