Meghan Markle has been free with expressing her left-leaning politics. This has not exactly made her popular with Prince Harry‘s set. Now a member of the British Royal Family, the former actress must follow royal protocol and remain politically neutral. Nonetheless, the new Duchess of Sussex has proven to be a rebel like the late Princess Diana. The Duchess of Sussex is freely sharing her leftist politics with her husband’s pals.
Meghan Markle Expresses Her Leftist Opinions With Prince Harry’s Upper Class Set
Duchess Meghan may be loved by a lot of royal watchers. But it appears she has not exactly impressed Prince Harry’s rich and entitled friends. According to the Daily Beast, her unsuppressed, left-leaning political opinions have caused a chasm in the milieu of the rich and privileged British elite.
According to Princess Diana’s former confident Lady Colin Campbell, Prince Harry’s close, personal friends may not be as enamored with Meghan Markle as he is. This royal insider shared that Meghan is now regularly hanging with Harry’s billionaire friends at their new country home and at events. These conservative leaning pals do not welcome Meghan’s leftist views. Campbell specifically pointed out that Meghan does not approve of the shooting parties Prince Harry his friends partake in. They dislike her stance on their hunting.
“Her politics are an issue. She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends. He has introduced her to them all at parties and weddings and private dinners, but she is very anti- a lot of the things that their world functions upon, such as shooting.”
Most recently Prince William’s oldest child Prince George went on his first royal hunting excursion at Balmoral, at the tender age of five. He was accompanied by his mother Kate Middleton. Meanwhile, Prince Harry stayed back presumably to appease his animal loving wife.
Meghan Markle Still Expresses Her Political Opinions
When Meghan Markle was an actress in Hollywood, expressing political opinions was normal. In 2016, she appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. There, Duchess Meghan freely expressed her opinions. She stated that “You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
It was long assumed that Meghan Markle would no longer express her political opinions once she married. Yet, two months after they married, on an official trip to Ireland, Meghan broke royal official protocol. Irish Senator Catherine Noone posted on social media that the two of them discussed the abortion referendum vote. She shared that Meghan expressed that she was “pleased” to see that the referendum passed.
— Sen Catherine Noone (@senatornoone) July 10, 2018
Royals Must Be Politically Neutral, But Only The Queen Met Donald Trump
Sometimes the Royal Family breaks royal family protocol and are not politically neutral. The most obvious example was in July when the Queen met with American president Donald Trump solo. After his late arrival, Queen Elizabeth hosted a cozy afternoon tea with the President and the First Lady. No senior members of the Royal Family were present. This includes the Queen’s heir to the throne Prince Charles and second in line, Prince William.
Prince Charles, a staunch environmentalist, reportedly did not want to meet the man who has publicly mocked global warming. Kate Middleton was absent as she was on maternity leave and Prince William was at another engagement. Newlyweds Harry and Meghan were nowhere to be seen.
Oh dear, she just looked at her watch. The Queen does NOT like tardiness. pic.twitter.com/b0GXBV9oWt
— Patricia Treble (@PatriciaTreble) July 13, 2018
Meghan Markle’s Passion For Politics May Never Waver
Prince Harry was brought up to not have political opinions because he is royal. Yet, Prince Harry has a close relationship with former President Barack Obama. The two have met together at many events, most notably the Invictus Games, a charitable event that Harry created. The two are always brought together by charitable events not politics.
When Thomas Markle, Meghan’s dad, blabbed to the press in August, he revealed that he had spoken to Prince Harry prior to their wedding. When he shared his negative views on Donald Trump, Prince Harry reportedly told him to give Trump “a chance.”
Harry followed royal protocol, although the patriarch of the Markle family was not pleased by the prince’s statement.
Meghan Markle has let slip a few of her political stances and moral beliefs in front of Prince Harry’s friends, who just want to talk about their love of shooting without getting an earful about animal cruelty https://t.co/Px8594fr5d
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) September 20, 2018
On the other hand, English born and bred Kate Middleton has been very careful to follow all royal protocol. Raised in an upper class household, she has joined Prince William on his shooting escapades for years which should please the friends of both Windsor brothers. As previously mentioned, she has already taken Prince George out on his first royal hunt.
In February, the Duchess of Cambridge disappointed many royal watchers by wearing a dark green Jenny Packham dress to the BAFTA Awards. Most actresses wore black to support the #MeToo movement. But Duchess Catherine’s subtle nod to the movement was to only wear a black sash.
On social media, many shared that had Meghan attended she would have worn all black in support of the political movement. Others insisted she would have followed royal protocol. Meghan is clearly a rebel like Harry’s mom Princess Diana. Meghan has strong opinions and and she will do what she seems right.
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