Meghan denies allegation of meddling in US politics

Meghan insists she doesn’t use her British royal title to get involved in US politics as she calls for paid parental leave.

“Honestly, I don’t see this as a political issue. My husband’s family, the British royal family, has a precedent of not getting involved in politics. But from my point of view, this is just a humanitarian issue.” , Meghan answered at an event in New York on 9/11.

The statement was made by Meghan after she was criticized at the end of October for “using her role as the British royal family to interfere in American politics” for sending a letter to US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss the issue of paid leave for American parents. In the letter, she opens with the words “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex”, a British royal title.

In yesterday’s interview, Meghan said her husband always said “great privilege comes great responsibility”, and before becoming a member of the British royal family, she always fought for what she was for. is correct.

She points out that the US is one of only six countries in the world that do not have a paid leave policy for parents with young children. “I told myself I had to pick up a pen and write a letter and make a few calls. I think it’s well worth doing,” Meghan said.

Meghan also shared that US lawmakers are often “surprised” when they receive calls from her, but they are generally receptive to input.

Meghan at an event in New York on 9/11.  Photo: NYT DEALBOOK SUMMIT.

Meghan at an event in New York on 9/11. Photo: NYT DEALBOOK SUMMIT.

“Yes, I introduced myself and those were unannounced calls. I got a number and called them. This is one of those nonpartisan issues, we all agree that everyone people in need,” Meghan said of the call with MPs.

Harry and Meghan are allowed to keep, but not use, royal titles after leaving. Members of the British royal family also have a rule of non-interference in politics.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Daily Mail)

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