Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, appears to have embarrassed the royal family with an open letter confession to the United States Congress, where she spoke of struggling to make ends meet as a young woman as she advocated for paid paternal leave. A royal expert said this kind of display from the former Suits star was what Queen Elizabeth “feared” after Meghan and Harry’s public exit from the House of Windsor. Meghan Markle’s confession reportedly has placed yet another roadblock between herself and the royal family.
Meghan Markle’s confession to Congress:In a letter, Meghan called on lawmakers to push through a comprehensive plan for paid parental leave.She spoke of the struggles her parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, faced while raising her. Ragland worked as a yoga instructor, while Thomas Markle was a television lighting director.
The website Paid Leave for All shared the contents of the letter. Meghan wrote of her teenage years where she worked several jobs to earn extra money. Meghan wrote, “I grew up on the $4.99 salad bar at Sizzler. It may have cost less back then (to be honest, I can’t remember). However, what I do remember was the feeling: I knew how hard my parents worked to afford this because even at five bucks, eating out was something special, and I felt lucky.”
She also cited how she had to work throughout her teenage years at a frozen yogurt shop, babysat, and worked odd jobs to make extra pocket money.“I worked all my life and saved when and where I could—but even that was a luxury—because usually, it was about making ends meet and having enough to pay my rent and put gas in my car.”
A royal author claimed this public display was what Queen Elizabeth “feared”:Express spoke to royal author Robert Jobson who claimed that this public display was what Queen Elizabeth “feared” from Meghan.
Meghan is no longer a senior working member of the British royal family. Therefore her remarks are not bound by those made by her husband, Prince Harry, who is still in the line of succession and a British citizen. “She’ll now start talking about her political views and ambitions. And she might stir them up, which then becomes embarrassing,” said Jobson.
Mr. Jobson added: “She’s sailing close to the wind, but will they say anything [the royals], no they won’t. The fact is, they knew this was what she was going to be doing. She was always a political girl. Since the age of seven, she was writing letters to Hilary Clinton.”
Members of the British royal family are expected remain politically neutral
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Meghan said she was writing “as a mom” to advocate for paid leave.However, members of the British royal family are expected to remain politically neutral. “I know how politically charged things can — and have — become,” Meghan wrote. “But this isn’t about Right or Left. It’s about right or wrong.”
“This is about putting families above politics,” Meghan said. “And for a refreshing change, it’s something we all seem to agree on. At a point when everything feels so divisive, let this be a shared goal that unites us.” “I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent,” the Duchess of Sussex wrote.
The royal family has not made an official statement regarding Meghan’s remarks to Congress.