To hell with decorum, forgotten the reserve: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are done with the royal protocol. Well, that's what they seem to think. Since their departure with fanfare from Buckingham Palace last March, the Sussexes have been building their new life under the Californian sun. And no question for them not to take advantage of it. If they no longer wish to honor their royal duties, Meghan and Harry intend to use their notoriety to serve the causes that are dear to them. Among them: the outcome of the next American election. A few weeks ago, Archie’s parents took advantage of a TV appearance to call for a vote, hinting at the candidacy of Donald Trump, who is running for a second term. It’s too much for the UK’s golden circles, who didn’t really appreciate this new sparkle from Meghan and Harry. The same goes for the United States, where many have castigated this initiative.
A state affair
" Where is the problem ? Some observers might ask. To answer, we have to go back in time, and go back a few months. At the start of 2020, Harry and Meghan therefore decide to flee the royal clan, to the chagrin of Elizabeth II. Blasé for not having been able to retain her adored grandson, the monarch did not however withdraw her royal title. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are therefore still and always the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the eyes of the British. And as such, the couple cannot venture into the political arena, as protocol requires for each member of the clan.
That’s why people are heating up. After former British MP Norman Baker, this time it is the turn of US Congressman Jason Smith to step up. In a letter to British Ambassador to the United States, Karen Pierce, the Republican lawmaker implores Queen Elizabeth II to deprive Meghan and Harry of their royal titles. According to reports from the Daily Mail, which obtained a copy of the document, Jason Smith accuses the Sussexes of "interference" in the US election. “The British royal family has long observed a policy of strict neutrality in political matters. I am therefore concerned about the recent comments by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex regarding the presidential election in the United States, especially given the international conversations surrounding foreign interference in our elections, and the Duke's status as 'guest from the United States,' asserts Jason Smith in his letter. A letter that is sure to make a lot of noise. If however it arrives safely ...