Meghan Markle seemed to make a subtle dig at the Royal Family after revealing being linked and not ranked meant everything to her.
In a talk with the Gloria Steinem for Makers Women, Meghan Markle revealed the importance of having a connection.
Rumors had it the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, had a hard time with their position in the monarchy. Allegedly, they always came after Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton when it came to “events, publicity, and money.”
Talking about the importance of connection
Steinem was talking about the historical leadership in America when Meghan seemed to make a subtle shade at the monarchy.
“On the land where we are, before Europeans showed up,” Steinem began, via Mirror Online. “There were Native American cultures in which women were equal, in which grandmothers chose the Chief.”
The 86-year-old social, political activist continued the balance system, and the Constitution was “based on that.”
“It was about a circular idea of consensus,” she added. “Circles of consensus going up rather than hierarchy, which is the source of the linked not ranked.”
The two women then used the bracelet Steinem gave to Meghan as their reference for having the motto, “linked not ranked.”
“I love this,” the former actress said about the accessory. “‘We are linked not ranked’ is the shortest way I’ve ever found to say what our goal is.”
From here, she admitted it meant everything to her on “every level.”
“I thank you for understanding that rank is less important than being linked,” Meghan continued. “That’s a big thing.”
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Meghan took a shot at Donald Trump
Aside from the Royal Family, Meghan also took a shot at President Donald Trump for his “scary and intimidating voter suppression” move.
Meghan revealed this tactic might cause people to think voting was not worth it, The Sun noted. They might step out of line and relinquish their right to vote.
“That’s bad enough, but then there’s a ripple effect,” she continued. “Because whoever is in the back of the line says, ‘Whatever they did to them…I don’t want that to happen to me.”
Meghan added she believed it was a scary thing to happen. So, she was thinking of a way to avoid that and make people feel empowered.
This news came after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had officially renamed their Sussex Royal brand to the MWX Foundation. The two stopped including the word “royal” into their branding after they stepped down as senior royals in March.
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