Speaking with Marie Claire, the 39-year-old, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has revealed that she plans to exercise her right to vote in the US Presidential election coming up in November this year, and will become the first-ever member of a royal family to do so. Markel expressed about her motivation in voting for the next leader of the country.
Meghan Markel stated, “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 heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.”
She added, “One of my favorite quotes, and one that my husband and I have referred to often, is from Kate Sheppard, a leader in the suffragist movement in New Zealand, who said, ‘Do not think your single vote doesn’t matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.’ That is why I vote.”
The vote from Meghan will mark the first time a member of the royal family to publicly vote in an election. Usually, the British royal family chooses not to participate in voting to remain politically neutral.