Meghan Markle 'voted early by mail in election', Internet asks 'does she want a medal or something?'
An insider said while Prince Harry cannot take part in the presidential election and vote as he is not a US citizen, Meghan could not wait to cast her vote and had sent in her vote via mail-in ballot
Meghan Markle, like many, had "voted early by mail in the 2020 presidential election" and will "eagerly await" the results at home with her husband Prince Harry, an insider shared. The reports of Meghan voting comes only weeks after she and Harry had received a lot of backlash for weighing in on the 2020 presidential election. The couple had broken age-old traditions that demand members of the royal family to stay clear of politics and remain politically neutral.
An insider shared that while Prince Harry cannot take part in the presidential election and vote as he is not a US citizen, Meghan could not wait to cast her vote and had sent in her vote via mail-in ballot, the New York Post reveals. The source shared that Meghan would not have let anything stop her from voting during this election, and insisted she would have still cast her vote even if she and Harry were still living in the UK. The mother of one has made her political ambitions very clear over the last few months as well as her dislike for President Donald Trump. The source shared, "Meghan was an American long before she was a royal. She wouldn’t miss voting in this election no matter where she was living."
A source, who is close to the couple, said that both Harry and Meghan have taken a "keen interest" in this election and the events which had lead up to it. A "friend" of theirs spoke to PEOPLE and said, "They have taken a keen interest in this election and I’m sure they are eagerly awaiting the outcome." While Meghan is no longer officially a royal, after having lost her status when she and her husband decided to step down as senior members of the royal family, she is the first person with such close attachment to the monarchy to take part in a US election in modern history.
Meghan has received backlash on social media for the same. One such user shared, "I mean she voted in California. Her vote REALLY doesn’t matter." Another added, "She wants to be able to sit at the cool kid's table." Yet another pointed out, "Didn’t we have a little dust up a couple of centuries ago that let the royals know that we DGAF about their opinion?"
I mean she voted in California. Her vote REALLY doesn’t matter.— John Kneeland (@SirKneeland) November 3, 2020
She wants to be able to sit at the cool kid's table.— Karen Chelak (@KarenChelak) November 4, 2020
Didn’t we have a little dust up a couple of centuries ago that let the royals know that we DGAF about their opinion?— C.S. Morrison 🇺🇸🇩🇪 (@carvinfiend) November 3, 2020
"Does she want a medal or something?" commented another user. Yet another pointed out, "Nobody cares for this nobody!" Meghan has been very open about the election and the importance of voting. She also spoke about how she had grown "frustrated" at her inability to get more involved in US politics while she worked as a senior royal.
Does she want a medal or something?— Nate (on the) Stone (@nes_nathan) November 4, 2020
Nobody cares for this nobody!— 🇦🇹TheBestIsYetToCome🌻 (@sc_20201) November 4, 2020
We had earlier reported that while speaking in a Time 100 video message, Meghan shared, "Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard." Even though Harry and Meghan did not endorse a candidate, their comments earned them a lot of backlash.