Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in a TV show has urged Americans to vote. She said, "Every four years, we're told, 'This is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is."
In his reaction to the video, President Donald Trump said that he was not a fan of Meghan Markle. He also wished Prince Harry good luck as “he needs it”. Trump had shown his dislike towards the Duchess previously too, and called her nasty.
“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard,” Meghan Markle said in the Time 100 video. Harry, meanwhile, called on Americans to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
On August 22, Meena Harris, niece of vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, shared a video of the Duchess talk about the importance of voting, where she talked about voting to, “honour those who came before us and to protect those who come after all of us.” She went on to talk about how many women, especially those of colour aren’t able to cast their votes. She also talked about how people can make a difference by voting.
The couple did not call out President Trump or his challenger Joe Biden, but their comments were interpreted by many as being critical of Trump.
Television actor Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle in May 2018. The couple, in January 2020 announced that they are stepping down from duties as frontline royals. The couple initially moved to Canada and then moved to Los Angeles in July. A book about their journey from being full-time royals to giving it up titled ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family' were released on August 11.