Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to have held a secret “preliminary meeting” with California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the run-up to the election – just weeks after the former royals “violated” the terms of the Megast deal by delving into politics.
The Sussex, who now live in the Golden State, participated in a virtual hour-long meeting with the Democratic governor on October 19, according to a note I obtained. the sun.
It was not clear what was discussed in the meeting with Newsom’s office, as he informed the executor that he does not comment on “the content of meetings between the governor and private parties or his employees.”
At the time, the presidential election was only two weeks away, and Newsom was facing mounting calls to arrange for a woman of color to replace then-California Senator Kamala Harris if she is elected vice president.
The alleged meeting between the former royals and the prominent politician came after Megan and Harry were accused of “crossing the line” in September in a Time Video 100 in which they asked American voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and negative information online” as the most important choice in our lives.
Members of the royal family are supposed to be politically neutral.
Meghan and Harry have stepped down from their senior royals as of March 2020, but part of their agreement with Buckingham Palace was that “ everything they do will preserve Her Majesty’s values. ”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured in a phone call from their October home) reportedly had a secret “ preliminary meeting ” with California Governor Gavin Newsom in the run-up to the election – just weeks after the former royals were abused. “Terms of the megast deal” by delving into politics
The Sussex family participated in a virtual hour-long meeting with the Democratic governor on October 19, according to a memo obtained by The Sun (above).
The note watched by The Sun shows a video conference from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM “with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.”
The meeting topic was simply listed as a “preliminary meeting” with the call being made from the governor’s mansion in Sacramento, the enforcer reported.
Newsom, who was once a widely recognized run for the White House, was facing calls at the time to choose a woman of color as Harris’ potential successor.
Some Democrats in the state have long argued that if or when Harris takes office in Washington, the Senate will be left without black female members.
At least two black women deputies fought, Barbara Lee and Karen Bass, but the governor later appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, making him the first Hispanic senator.
News of the alleged secret meeting threatens to increase tensions between the Sussex family and Buckingham Palace after the couple sparked a row in September over their politically charged comments.
Meghan and Harry broke with royal tradition when they posted a video message backing up Donald Trump.
In the video, which came in the Time 100 video as the 2020 list of most influential people was published, Harry urged Americans to “ reject hate speech ” while Megan called it the “ most important election of our lives. ”
Harry said, “ As we approach November of this year, it is imperative that we reject hate speech, misinformation and negative information online.
At the time, the presidential election was only two weeks away, and Newsom (pictured) was facing mounting calls for a row of a woman of color to replace then-California Senator Kamala Harris if she were to be elected vice president.
The meeting topic was simply listed as a “ preliminary meeting ” with the call made from the governor’s mansion (pictured), The Sun reported.
Newsom later appointed then California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (left) to take over the seat that belonged to Kamala Harris (right) after she was elected vice president.
When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it undermines our capacity for empathy and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Because when someone buys negativity online, the effects are felt a lot. The time has come not only to think, but to act.
California-born Megan encouraged viewers to vote to tell them it was the “most important” election.
“We have six weeks before the elections, and today is the day of voter registration,” she said.
Every four years, we are told the same thing, “This is the most important election in our life.
‘But this is one. When we vote, our values are activated and our voices are heard.
The letter is widely seen as an attack on Trump and his support for Joe Biden, going against longstanding traditions for royals to remain politically neutral.
Megan and Harry were accused of “ going over the top ” in September in the Time 100 video (above) in which they asked American voters to “ reject hate speech and disinformation and negative information online ” in the “ most important election of our lives. ”
Buckingham Palace sought to distance itself from Harry’s statements saying that “the Duke is not an active member of the royal family” and that his comments “were made in a personal capacity.”
But Royal aides said their comments “violated” the terms of the “Megast” deal they struck with the Queen when they resigned from the royal life and moved across the pond.
‘The [royal] All family members think in their hands, and think: Where is this going and does this stick to the deal to uphold the Queen’s values? “The feeling was that it violated the agreement,” a source said. Sunday times.
Royal sources said that the couple “crossed the line” and embarrassed the Queen, by potentially creating problems for the king if Trump was elected to a second term.
If Trump is re-elected and makes another visit here, what is the Queen supposed to say when her grandson and his wife launch an effective campaign against him? A source said.
Trump also responded to the couple about the comments, saying that he is “not a fan of her” and that he “wishes.”[ed] Much luck for Harry because he will need him.
A spokesman for the Sussex family denied political charges had been filed for their comments.
Trump also responded to the couple about the comments, saying that he is “not a fan of her” and that he “wishes.”[ed] Much luck for Harry because he will need him. ”
They said at the time: “The Duke’s message is not an indication of any specific political party or candidate, but rather an invitation to be tactful in how we treat each other.”
Sources said in November that Megan voted early in the presidential election by mail ballot.
Although it is no longer an official monarchy, it is the first person closely associated with the monarchy to participate in a US election in recent history.
Since Harry is not a US citizen, he cannot participate in the election.
It’s also rumored that Megan is considering a political career of her own – she’s even aiming for the top job in the White House.
A source close to the couple told Vanity Fair last year that she “is seriously considering running for the presidency” if “they give up their titles and that this was one of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship.”
However, other insiders denied the allegations, saying that she “has no ambition” to enter politics as a career.
A spokesman for Harry and Meghan declined to comment to The Sun about the alleged meeting.