Meghan Markle and Prince Harry seemed to have a deeper connection with democracy a year after they officially stepped down as senior members of the royal family.
Meghan Markle created another connection with US. This time, she felt something with the country’s new Vice President.
On Wednesday, the world witnessed another historical transition in the US government.
After former US President Donald Trump’s term ended, President Joe Biden finally stepped up together with Vice President Kamala Harris.
VP Harris herself made history as she became the first female, Black American-South Asian American to hold the position in the office.
Why Meghan Markle, Prince Harry felt very emotional
In an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife, a source revealed that the inauguration “is very personal” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Harry’s been friends with Joe and [wife] Jill [Biden] for years and Meghan has a huge amount of respect and admiration for them and for Kamala Harris,” the source said.
The insider further explained that the event was a monumental moment in history that touched people’s lives — especially Meghan’s.
For someone like Meghan, watching the first female VP rule over the country was touching for her.
Since she has always been so passionate about women’s rights, witnessing such a milestone with her mother, Doria, was huge.
The source further detailed that it was a time she has been waiting for.
It's an honor to be your Vice President. pic.twitter.com/iM3BxJzz6E
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
Meghan always supports Harris
As early as August 2020, the Duchess of Sussex indirectly publicized her support toward the then-nominee.
During her interview with Gloria Steinem, Meghan voiced her excitement over Harris’ milestone.
“You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity. As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see,” she went on.
Although neither the duchess nor Steinem directly mentioned Harris, both of them obviously offered their thumbs up for the candidate.
Per Steinem, the heart of the Democratic party has always been Black women. So the thought of seeing Harris in the office already excited them.
Elsewhere in the interview, the former senior royal spoke up about voter suppression in the country.
According to Meghan, she once talked with Stacey Abrams about the issue to get a better understanding of what to do when it occurs.
“I wonder how we circumvent that and how we get people to feel empowered,” she went on.
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