Did you break royal protocol with this business?
Duchess Meghan is once again using her position to defend a political goal. A royal expert warns that it is violating royal protocol.
Duchess Meghan, 41, appeared proudly a few days ago with a sticker on her chest that read “I voted” (German: “I voted”). She noted that she participated in the polarizing midterm elections in the United States. As a member of the British royal family, she can therefore violate royal protocol, which stipulates political neutrality.
Duchess Meghan calls for a vote
At least that’s what royal correspondent Richard Palmer accuses her of. According to The Express, Meghan and Prince Harry, 38, have been spotted taking an active stand against Republican voter suppression, suggesting that the couple leans towards the Democratic Party. Although the two are no longer working members of the royal family following their departure, Meghan is still moving “dangerously” toward breaking the royal value of solitude.
“I think it’s a bit of a dangerous game, but it’s not as dangerous as it was when Donald Trump was president,” Palmer told Royal RoundUp. During Trump’s tenure, the UK was trying to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. There was “great dismay” at Buckingham Palace at the time because “although Meghan never spoke about how she would vote, she was involved in a campaign to get people to register to vote and against the crackdown on voters”. From the outside, it looked as if Meghan had supported a campaign leaning towards the Democrats. Don’t go for the property!
‘It’s a dangerous area’
Palmer acknowledges that with Harry and Meghan stepping down from their senior royal roles, they are no longer required to abide by protocol. “As far as I understand, they were not asked to keep that promise. They volunteered to uphold the then-Queen’s values,” he explains.
Palmer said that the 41-year-old’s taking a public political stance is not a problem at the moment, because “there is a democratic president, so it’s not likely that it will affect diplomatic relations in the same way.” However, he warns: “But it’s still dangerous territory.”
Sources used: express.co.uk, twitter.com
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