ROYALS | Meghan Markle Just Made Royal History By Voting In The U.S. Election

Since stepping down from her senior royal duties alongside Prince Harry earlier this year, Meghan Markle has been very vocal about encouraging people to vote in the U.S. presidential election. True to her words, the Duchess of Sussex has made history by being the first modern royal to cast their vote in a government election.

In the history-making event, Markle is the first-ever royal to take part in a U.S. presidential election, Newsweek and People report. However, it is not known whether Markle voted locally on November 3 in the 2020 presidential election, or opted to vote early via an in-mail ballot.

While it is unusual for members of the royal family to participate in governmental elections, typically remaining politically neutral, Markle has seemingly broken that tradition, perhaps due to the fact that she and her husband, Prince Harry stepped down from their royal roles as senior members of the British Royal Family in March and relocated to Santa Barbara, California.

The former actor – turned – philanthropist had previously hinted at her plans to vote in this year’s U.S. election which she called ‘the most important election of our lifetime’. ‘I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless. I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be hears’, Markle told Marie Claire in August. ‘And the opportunity, that fundamental rights, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard’, she added.

Similarly, in their first TV appearance since stepping down form their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were featured as part of the broadcast special unveiling the ‘Time 100, 2020’, which is Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, where Markle stressed the importance of this year’s election. ‘We’re just six week out from Election Day, and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years, we are told the same thing, that ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime’. But this one is,’ Markle said. ‘When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are hears. Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard’.

FASHION | Saudi Arabia Taps Ex-Parson Dean Burak Cakmak To Lead Kingdom’s Fashion Commission

Saudi Arabia has announced the announced the appointment of Burak Cakmak, the former dean for the College of Fashion at Parsons School of Design at The News School, to lead the Kingdom’s Fashion Commission, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Culture. Cakmak will officially led the Fashion Commission as CEO, with the task … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Arabia Taps Ex-Parson Dean Burak Cakmak To Lead Kingdom’s Fashion Commission

ROYALS | UK’s Princess Eugenie Names Baby Son August, Buckingham Palace Says

Britain’s Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. The couple’s first child was born earlier in February, and his name includes an apparent not to the queen’s 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who is in hospital on a precautionary … Continue reading ROYALS | UK’s Princess Eugenie Names Baby Son August, Buckingham Palace Says

ROYALS | Prince Harry, Megan Won’t Return To Royal Family Roles: Buckingham Palace

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan made their final split with the British royal family, telling Queen Elizabeth that they will not be returning as working members of monarchy, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. Harry and Meghan, who announced they are expecting their second child on Sunday, shocked senior royals last year by announcing plans … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry, Megan Won’t Return To Royal Family Roles: Buckingham Palace

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