Meghan Markle Shock: Prince Harry’s Wife Had A Public Meltdown? Duchess Upset People Are Questioning Her Political Aspirations

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Meghan Markle has been at the center of rumors that she will later run for office. Shortly after she tied the knot with Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex became more involved with the causes that are close to her heart. At the time, some royal experts called her influential partly because of her royal title.

For a time, speculations regarding Markle’s political aspirations died down. But it once again made headlines recently after she reached out to some politicians to lobby support for paid parental leave.

Those that Markle phoned were surprised to get a call from her. But they were even more surprised as to how Markle got their contact number. Some of them revealed how Markle emphasized that she’s the Duchess of Sussex when she called them.

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The Duchess of Sussex’s supporters praised her for fighting for something that will benefit millions of Americans. But her critics accused her of using her royal title for her own political gain. After all, Prince Harry’s wife will, reportedly, run for office in the future.

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New Idea, in its Nov. 22 issue, claimed that Markle had a public meltdown after learning that people were questioning her political motives. The Duchess of Sussex couldn’t also believe that her critics are accusing her of using her royal title to influence politics.

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A source claimed that Markle is misusing her Duchess of Sussex title so she should be stripped of it altogether.

While speaking with the publication, royal commentator Phil Dampier also said that if Markle really has plans to get into politics, she needs to let go of her royal title so that there will be no conflict of interest.

“The Duchess of Sussex’s popularity has slumped, and I don’t think Meghan will ever return to England. Meghan is getting into dangerous territory ringing up US politicians and trying to influence them. If she wants to become a politician and one day run for president, she will have to drop her royal title,” Dampier said.

The royal commentator also said that Queen Elizabeth doesn’t want the royal family feud to become much worse, but more issues could arise because of Markle’s refusal to drop her royal title.

During a recent online summit, the Suits alum also, reportedly, dropped a clue that she could get into politics one day regardless of who she’s married to and what title she’s carrying.

“There is a precedent among my husband’s family, the royal family, of not having any involvement in politics. From my standpoint, this is a humanitarian issue,” Markle said.

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Meghan Markle Believes Paid Parental Leave Is A Humanitarian Issue

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Markle also said that paid parental leave is not a red or blue issue because it’s not political. Rather, it’s a humanitarian issue.

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“To come back and now be a mother of two and to see that the U.S. is one of only six countries in the entire world that doesn't offer any form of national paid leave just didn't make sense,” Markle said via Fox News.

In October, the Duchess of Sussex also wrote a note to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer telling them that she’s advocating for paid parental leave.

“The working mom or parent is facing the conflict of being present or being paid. The sacrifice of either comes at a great cost. For many, this sacrifice goes back further than the past 20 months; it’s 20 or 30 years, even longer—decades of giving time, body, and endless energy not just in the pursuit of the American dream, but simply the dream of stability,” Markle wrote via ABC News.

While it is true that paid parental leave is an important issue that Markle is currently involved in, there’s no indication that she had a public meltdown over allegations that she’s misusing her royal title.

In her letter, Prince Harry’s wife stressed that she’s not a politician or an elected official. Rather, she’s a parent and an engaged citizen.

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