UK Royal Meghan Markle created history by becoming the first-ever Royal to cast her vote in US elections.
The Duchess of Sussex is reported to have voted during the U.S. presidential election. Even though Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family earlier this year, they are still a part of the Royal Family, making Meghan’s vote an anomaly.
It wasn’t clear if she went to cast her ballot on the election day or participated in early voting, Newsweek reported.
The Royals in England cannot cast vote even though there is no written law against it, Harry revealed when he was busy promoting Meghan’s political views and right to vote.
According to Buckingham Palace website, the Queen doesn’t cast her vote, neither stand in any election, to maintain political neutrality. Her stand could influence voters, for or against anyone, and for this reason, no one in the Royal Family has voted in the last 68 years.
Meghan is still a legal citizen of the United States of America and has a right to vote. Her husband, on the other hand, cannot vote in America neither in his home country, England.
The Duke of Sussex, Harry, has encouraged people to vote and exercise their constitutional right along with his wife this election season on multiple occasion. “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” he said in a former statement according to the Insider.