Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's Father Reveals Reason 'She Got Upset With Me' Amid Feud Photo by Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle has been using the Duchess of Sussex title while interfering in American politics, and palace aides aren't impressed by it.

Meghan apparently used the royal title to introduce herself during calls to two Republican Senators, and spoke about paternal leave, which is a controversial topic in America. According to The Times, one palace aide described her interference in the US politics as “outrageous.” Another said that as a member of the British Royal Family, if a person uses the title, it means "you steer clear of those kinds of things" otherwise you are using it "out of context and people will question your motive."

The British Royal Family has "no say" when it comes to the US politics, the source added. The insider said that though campaigning is important, there is a difference between "aligning yourself with policies" and campaigning on issues like mental health and the environment, according to The Sun.

The source shared that Meghan should not be playing politics, and that the Duchess of Sussex doesn’t have the right to have a more powerful voice on the subject than any other mother in the US.

Last week, Latin Times reported that the former "Suits" star called Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito from West Virginia and Susan Collins from Maine after Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York reportedly gave their numbers to her. Meghan had called them “in her personal capacity as an engaged citizen," said a source.

But both the Senators said that they were shocked to suddenly hear from her, and noted that she used her royal title to talk to them. Collins said that she was happy to have a word with her, but she is more interested in what "people from Maine are telling me about paid leave".

Prince Harry's wife is now hoping to be part of "a working group to work on paid leave long term," according to Gillibrand.

Earlier, Republicans had expressed anger and told Meghan to “stick to acting” after she advocated for paid family leave in a “politically motivated” letter to Congress. But she insisted that the letter was sent as a "mum" and a citizen of the US and not a politician.

Meghan Markle
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images

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