Meghan Markle, an American citizen, is experiencing backlash on both sides of the Atlantic for campaigning for paid family leave in the United States in an open letter to top congressional leaders on Wednesday.
Even some who agree with Meghan’s views on paid family leave said it was off-putting, pompous, or historically tone-deaf for the Californian to exploit her newly acquired link to British monarchy to weigh in on a social and political problem in the United States. As some have pointed out, Americans fought in a revolution in 1776 in order to be free of British royal meddling.
Some of the criticisms of Meghan’s 1,030-word letter, which was signed “Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex” and printed on “From the Office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex” — are as follows:
The Dublin Democrat shared a link to the letter that the former TV actress addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer. But one person replied to Swalwell: “We all agree with the sentiment, but it’s offensive that an American politician endorses a letter from a ‘Duke and Duchess’ addressed to American politicians. I’m sure @RepSwalwell remembers the Revolutionary War, where we fought against a monarchy (and just avoided another).”
Others praised Meghan for using her global platform to pen a “beautiful” and “eloquent” letter on an important topic, in which she shares her own experience of growing up in a middle-class Los Angeles family. She…