Meghan Markle is ready to collaborate with Michelle Obama’s voter registration group to celebrate 100 years since women were given the right to vote in American elections, although even junior royals are expected to avoid accusations of political interference.
You would also recall that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals earlier this year, but they still remain in the line of succession. The couple clearly stated that their major reason for stepping down was so they could have more freedom to do their own things.
The group, “When We All Vote”, that described itself as nonpartisan aims to decrease the race and age gap in voter participation, as it looks to get 300,000 eligible women voters in a “Coach Party” over a virtual call.
Meghan Markle will participate in the call together with Mr Obama’s former White House senior adviser Valerie Jarett, actress Yvette Nicole Brown and Glamour magazine’s editor Samantha Barry.
The Michelle Obama organization is organising a “Week of Action” which highlights the role that women of colour have played in securing the rights for women to vote.
A hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment passed by Congress granted all American women the right to vote in elections.
When We All Vote wrote: “Our speakers all share our passion for every woman being able to make her voice heard in our elections, and we know they will get our volunteers fired up to join our mission of increasing participation in every election.”
This is not the first time Meghan Markle is commenting on political matters. In 2016, when Donald Trump was running for president, the Duchess described him as “divisive” and misogynistic”. Although the Duchess stopped participating in political affairs after her marriage with Prince Harry.
Meghan has also hinted earlier this month that she’s planning on voting in the November presidential election. Another matter which could be seen as having a political undertone is her statement during George Floyd death in June.
The Duchess described what was happening in the US as “absolutely devastating”. She spoke about how she felt compelled to address the impact of Mr Floyd’s death during the virtual speech.
Meghan said she was “really nervous” about speaking on the issue. But later realised that “the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing”.
She said: “George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered.”