Published On: Fri, Aug 14th, 2020

Meghan Markle admits ‘it’s good to be home’ after quitting UK and vows not to keep silent | Royal | News


Meghan Markle, 38, said “it’s good to be home” during her latest appearance at a virtual gender and politics summit. The Duchess was among a long list of high-profile speakers, including Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates, to take part in The 19th summit which ended on Friday.

Meghan closed the summit by conducting an interview with The 19th’s co-founder and CEO Emily Ramshaw.

While Meghan was the one asking most of the questions she did let slip that it was “good to be home” and pushed by Emily admitted that she planned to be more vocal in future.

As a senior members of the Royal Family Meghan Markle and Harry were expected to remain politically neutral.

However, since stepping down from their roles and relocating to America the couple are now free to align themselves with political causes.

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Speaking about her return to the US, Meghan told Emily: “It was so sad to see where our country was in that moment.

“If there’s any silver lining in that, I would say that in the weeks after the murder of George Floyd, in the peaceful protests that you were seeing, in the voices that were coming out, in the way that people were actually owning their role … it shifted from sadness to a feeling of absolute inspiration, because I can see that the tide is turning.”

Meghan said she looked forward to being able to use her voice again in a way she hadn’t been able to as a senior royal.

She said: “From my standpoint, it’s not new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious bias, but I think to see the changes that are being made right now is really — it’s something I look forward to being a part of.

She added: “And being part of using my voice in a way that I haven’t been able to of late. So, yeah, it’s good to be home.”

Meghan was among 100 high-profile women to share why she planned to vote this November.

She told Marie Claire: “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.”

“One of my favourite 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 does not matter much.

“The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.’ That is why I vote.”

As sixth in line to the throne and a non-US citizen Prince Harry will not be able to vote alongside Meghan in the upcoming election.

One royal commentator has claimed Meghan’s recent speeches could hint she is eyeing up a future in politics.

Reacting to Meghan’s powerful speech to young women at the Girl Up summit in June, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “There is no doubt whatever that this is the sort of speech that would fit perfectly if aimed at a political audience.

“There has always been speculation that this area attracted her, this has fuelled these rumours and as I listened to the speech I thought that it might well be a rehearsal for others on a far bigger stage.

“She has the talents and the experience in the public eye to be a Democratic Party candidate at some point in the future.

“She might intervene in the forthcoming Presidential Election.”



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