Meghan Markle defends lobbying company for paid paternity leave

Meghan Markle at the New York Times DealBook Online Summit

Meghan Markle at the New York Times DealBook Online Summit (Image: Calla Kessler for The New York Times)

The Duchess of Sussex has defended cold-blooded Republican senators over paid paternity leave, saying she did not see it as a political issue ‘but a humanitarian’.

Hoffolk at Buckingham Palace has reportedly expressed displeasure after it emerged that Meghan called US lawmakers, using her royal title, to file a policy request.

The former actress acknowledged that there is a precedent in the royal family for ‘not being involved in politics’ when asked about the campaign during an interview in New York.

But she said she was simply ‘standing up for what’s right’.

“I do not see this as a political issue quite frankly,” Meghan said.

“Look, there’s definitely a precedent among my husband’s family and the royal family for not being involved in politics, but I think it’s … I mean, paid leave from my point of view is just a humanitarian issue.”

The Republican senators revealed that Meghan called them on a withheld number and introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex earlier this month.

Meghan Markle at the New York Times DealBook Online Summit

Meghan was interviewed by New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin (Photo: Calla Kessler for The New York Times)

Meghan has also written to members of the U.S. Congress and Senate calling for paid leave for new parents.

It has led to criticism that she uses her royal title to interfere in American politics when the royal family is traditionally neutral.

Longtime critic Piers Morgan said her actions were outrageous and could damage the Queen’s reputation.

And the castle’s courtiers have accused her of using her title “out of context” and labeled her actions “outrageous”, according to The Times.

But Meghan said that even before she had “some kind of privilege” in her life, “I always just stood for what is right”.

She told host Andrew Ross Sorkin: ‘My husband has always said, “With great privileges comes a great responsibility,” but even before I had any kind of privilege in my life, when my life and my lifestyle were very different, I always stood up. for the right thing. ‘

The Duchess highlighted that the United States is one of only six nations not offering paid leave, saying it was “the obvious thing to do” to advocate for change.

“When I was 11 and I saw something wrong on TV, I put pen to paper and wrote a letter about it,” she said.

‘So on this, I thought, yeah, let me write a letter and let me pick up the phone and make some calls and see if I can help.

‘It seems like a really obvious and logical thing for me to do and I gladly support it.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak on stage at Global Citizen Live: New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by Gotham / WireImage)

Meghan said she ‘has always stood up for what’s right’ (Image: WireImage)

‘We can all agree that people need support, especially when they’ve just had a baby.’

Meghan spoke at the New York Times (NYT) DealBook Online Summit for a conversation focusing on how women can achieve economic and professional equality.

She addressed a wide range of issues during the ‘Minding the Gap’ lecture, from being a colored woman to the impact of online trolling.

Sorkin, a New York Times columnist, asked Meghan about ‘being a boss’ and said, ‘I’ve read good things about you as a boss, and if you read the tabloids, you can read all sorts of crazy things about being a boss.’

Meghan replied: ‘Well first of all I would urge you not to read tabloids because I do not think it is healthy for anyone.

‘Hopefully one day they will come up with a warning label that cigarettes do as’ it is toxic to your mental health ‘.’

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