Meghan used her royal title to lobby US congressmen

Meghan has been criticized for using the name Duchess of Sussex when calling US senators to lobby on a $3.5 trillion spending bill.

Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito said on November 4 that she was driving on the road when she suddenly received a call from a number she believed to be from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. However, when she picked up the phone, Meghan was on the other end of the line. She wants to talk about paid parental leave in America, as the program faces an uncertain future in Congress. President Biden removed it from the spending bill last week, but then brought it back in the face of fierce opposition.

“She asked ‘Senator Capito is it? I’m Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’. I don’t know how she got my number,” Senator Capito said.

Republican Senator Susan Collins said she also received a call from Meghan and was surprised by it. “She called my private number and introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex, which is ironic,” Collins said.

Meghan in an interview aired by American broadcaster CBS on the evening of March 7.  Photo: CBS.

Meghan in an interview aired by American broadcaster CBS on the evening of March 7. Photo: CBS.

After this information was released, Meghan quickly received criticism for using her royal title to interfere in US politics.

“Who do you think you are?” one angry Twitter user commented.

GB News presenter Colin Brazier also discussed Meghan’s actions: “If you’re calling someone, impress them with your argument, instead of using the royal title you and your husband use. destroyed”.

British commentator Jackie P. thinks that Harry and Meghan are breaking all royal rules when using the title for political purposes and commercial interests.

However, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand confirmed she gave Meghan the numbers of several other senators and also informed them in advance that Meghan could call. “I’ve spoken to each of the female senators and let them know she’ll be in touch. She’s only called two people. She’s going to call a few more people and I’ve informed them in advance.” , Gillibrand said.

Meghan has also previously been criticized for using the British royal title to interfere in US politics when calling herself “Duchess of Sussex” in a letter to parliament to discuss the issue of paid leave for American parents.

Harry and Meghan were allowed to keep, but not use, royal titles after leaving. Members of the royal family also have a rule not to interfere in politics.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Page Six)


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