Republicans to Royal Family: Strip Meghan Markle of Title for Meddling in Politics
'Meghan Markle is incredibly out of touch with the American people'
Republicans have demanded that Meghan Markle should "stick to acting" and even urged the British Royal Family to strip her of her title if she continues to interfere with American politics.
The news came after Markle wrote a letter to Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer advocating for paid family leave.
The Duchess of Sussex detailed times in her childhood when she was forced to participate in middle-class activities, like getting a job and eating at a salad bar, to push for a national paid family leave program which was tucked into Democrats' budget reconciliation plan for social spending.
"Ms. Markle's latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretense of being the Duchess of Sussex," Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., said.
"While her attempts at appealing to working-class families by recalling her days of eating at Sizzler were laughable, her comments make crystal clear that the passage of this massive tax-and-spend bill is aimed more at helping global elites get huge tax breaks than helping the working families she claims to have dined with."
The letter suggested that Markle was using the 'tactics of an aspiring politician' to lobby two senior Washington figures on the proposed parental and sick leave legislation.
"Meghan Markle is incredibly out of touch with the American people and should stick to acting instead of trying to play politics," Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., said.
"The last thing we need right now is wealthy celebrities pushing their liberal agendas on the American people."
Last year, Smith requested the Crown strip Harry and Meghan of their titles due to meddling in the US election.
Prince Harry urged people to 'reject hate speech' while Meghan called November 3 the "most important election of our lifetime."
Royals experts also raised concerns about whether Americans will be impressed by her account of how she "had to struggle" on $4.99 salads from Sizzler, despite her father putting her through private school from kindergarten and now living in a $14million LA mansion while sitting on a $100million fortune.
The letter was sent as "engaged citizen and a parent and as a mom," the Duchess claimed.
But despite her claims, it is now being viewed as political intervention in US life after speculation she is gearing up for becoming a Democrat politician or even to run for US president.
The 1,030-word letter to Pelosi and Schumer was written on the Sussexes new post-royal letterhead, which uses titles but not their official ciphers.
One highly political line notes the US's economic systems are "past their expiration date" and "too many Americans are forced to shortchange themselves when it comes to what matters to them."
Angela Levin, the journalist, and biographer of Prince Harry, said the letter from "the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed on behalf of my family, Archie, and Lili, and Harry," amounts to using her title to interfere in US politics.
"Meghan's two-page letter to lobby Congress about giving money on parental leave, is obviously another step towards trying to turn herself into a politician.
"But the notepaper she is using is astonishingly 'From the Office of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' and shows how she isn't even aware that she is talking to politicians in a republic that won its independence from the crown in 1776.
"The truth is that the bill about parental leave is on its way to being confirmed, and could be hijacked by Meghan's belief it was largely due to her."
"In addition, if she was writing a professional letter, what on earth is she getting all cozy and intimate by stating the letter is also 'on behalf of Archie and Lili' - notice she is not calling her Lillibet, the Queen's nickname - and Harry.
"Poor old Harry has come last."