Meghan Markle has been known for her exemplary portrayal as Rachel Zane in the American drama series called Suits. The former actress even received more attention after she was romantically linked to Prince Harry.
On May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in front of 600 guests and millions of television viewers around the globe at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. They were then given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.
However, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been facing numerous criticisms lately for allegedly still using their titles even after their infamous “Megxit.” The mother of Archie and Lilibet was even warned to “think carefully” about using her Duchess of Sussex title in the United States. Keep on reading to know more details.
Royal Expert Warns Meghan Markle Against Using Her Royal Title
Jonathan Sacerdoti claimed that Meghan Markle is becoming more like an activist than an actual politician after her alleged lobbying recently. The wife of Prince Harry reportedly contacted Republican Senators Susan Collins and Shelley Moore, asking them to support a climate policy and paid parental leave.
Express UK reported it was Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand who gave Meghan Markle the contact details of her co-council members. Gillibrand, according to the publication, also said she would be part of a group to work on paid leave.
"I think that there's a sense that Meghan has increasing ambitions but maybe more as an activist than as an actual politician. I think that would be a very bold step to go and do that especially if she constantly reminds everyone that she's the Duchess of Sussex. She has every right to use her title but I think involving herself more in politics especially in America, she may want to think carefully about the use of the title and any association between the Royal Family and a political cause like that.”
The royal expert added:
"It is a political cause that many of us might support but regardless, to appear in more political contexts in America, I think would be increasingly challenging for somebody who is still keen to tie themselves to the Royal Family. Of course, that doesn't mean she won't do it."
Sacerdoti is not the only one who commented on Meghan Markle’s alleged lobbying recently. Royal commentator Hilary Fordwich has also lambasted the wife of Prince Harry because of her reported shenanigan despite being unelected.
"On the American side of things, we didn't elect Meghan Markle. She's not elected. The Democrat has said there are going to be more phone calls than just those two. She said I gave out more numbers of senators, there may be more phone calls. She added that Meghan Markle is going to be in a group of people working on how long this paid family leave should be. We didn't elect her. Who wants her to be in that position? That's an issue for Americans to decide."
Meghan Markle has yet to comment on Jonathan Sacerdoti and Hilary Fordwich’s statements. While their claims could be true, devoted followers of Prince Harry’s better half should take these reports lightly until everything is proven true and correct.
Meghan Markle’s Attempt To Reshape Tabloid Industry Expected To Fail
Meanwhile, some royal followers are predicting that the attempts of the younger royals, including Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, to change the rules of engagement with the media are going to fail.
While the Duchess of Sussex won a legal victory against a British tabloid over the release of a letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle Sr., in August 2018, there are still a handful of people who think that the British royal family and the media’s relationship is set for another chaotic period.
University College London Professor Robert Hazell told the ABC:
"Both [press and palace] are powerful … but ultimately the palace cannot go on denying access forever. They need the media … they really do. Throughout her long reign, the Queen has mostly maintained "popularity a politician would die for.”
University of Sydney lecturer Cindy McCreery claimed that Queen Elizabeth has been wanting to be seen to be believed since the start of her reign, which explains why she maintains a good relationship with the press. She stated:
"Then, there was a lot of attention and thought put into her coronation and how that would broadcast. The sophistication of the royal family with the press has only increased through her reign."
However, the British monarch has allegedly lost control over the media in recent years as members of the press have shown their willingness to criticize and attach the grandchildren, including Meghan Markle’s husband Prince Harry, and children of Queen Elizabeth. Though the wife of the late Prince Philip is the most powerful figure in the United Kingdom, she reportedly does not have the power to stop the press from saying or writing what they want.
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