Prince Harry is aware that his comments about the U.S. election could damage the royal family.
As the U.S. election nears, Prince Harry shocked royal fans when he delivered a political statement on national TV. This caused online talks, with most netizens slammed him for breaking a royal protocol.
As much as possible, the royal family cannot say a word about the government and other politics-related talks.
But the Duke of Sussex broke the neutrality during ABC TIME100 special.
“As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” he said. “What we consume, what we are exposed to, and what we engage with online, has a real effect on all of us.”
Although he delivered it carelessly, a body language expert revealed that Prince Harry looked uncomfortable when he delivered those worlds.
With that said, one can tell that he was well-aware of what he was doing and its impact on the royal family.
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Megxit gave Prince Harry chance to open up?
It is worth noting that these things happened soon after they left their senior royal positions.
In the past few months, the couple has been more vocal about the subjects which they think are essential to be discussed.
Meghan Markle broke neutrality, too
It was not the first time Meghan spoke about U.S. politics, though. Last month, she joined an online discussion where she warned everyone that not going out to vote will make one person complicit and complacent.
Through the event made by the United States of Women and When We All Vote organizations, the duchess was able to speak up what she wants to tell the world.
However, again, she damaged the royal family in the most absurd way. Moreover, she openly talked about one political party and has been slamming Donald Trump.
In an interview with U.S. TV, she called Trump misogynistic and divisive.
Royals being vocal about election
Per TIME magazine, Meghan is about to become the first British royal to publicly vote. Despite that, neither Prince Harry and Meghan became the first royals to speak, though.
Queen Elizabeth II herself also once encouraged Welsh people to give their votes after an election in 2003 got a very low turnout.
“I share your concerns that we must encourage all our people to exercise their right to vote. This is a real challenge now before us all,” she said at that time.
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