Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to be more involved in the United States politic than previously estimated.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a virtual meeting with the Governor of California Gavin Newsom just ahead of the presidential election that saw Joe Biden beating former U.S. President Donald Trump, The Sun reported. The pair spent an hour chatting with Newsom.
The couple’s video link-up surfaced shortly after they came under fire for addressing the presidential election debate. At the time of the virtual meeting, Newsom was persuaded to replace California Senator Kamala Harris – who Biden picked as his running mate, and who later went on to become the new Vice President – with another Black woman.
The Sun acquired a memo on Sunday that reveals Meghan and Harry had a meeting with Newsom, who was previously touted as a White House frontrunner, on Oct. 19, 2020. This conference took place just two weeks before the election.
Newsom’s office turned down a request to reveal what was discussed in their chat. It was described as an introductory meeting. “We do not comment on the content of meetings between the Governor and private parties or his staff,” a spokesman said.
It also came after the former Suits actress called the battle between Trump and Biden “the most important election of our lifetime.” She added, “when we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.”
“Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard,” Meg said. During the same interview, Harry raised quite a few royal eyebrows by saying, “As we approach this November, it’s vital we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity.”
The meeting came amid reports suggesting that Governor Newsom was being forced to find a black woman to replace Harris. The Governor went on to chose Mexican immigrants’ son Alex Padilla as the state’s first Hispanic senator.
It was long been speculated that Meghan wants a career in politics, with some reports even suggesting she has set her sights on being President of the United States. Members of the Royal Family are expected to remain politically neutral, but Harry and Meghan have stepped down as senior royals and are leaving no stone unturned in a bid to find a progressive role in America.