Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a clear message.

By Christopher Luu
Sep 23, 2020 @ 7:04 pm
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This morning, in a video for TimeMeghan Markle and Prince Harry urged voters to "reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity." While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reiterated that this is the "most important election of our lifetime," one person involved isn't happy with the statement: Donald Trump. In a press conference held today, a reporter asked the president what he thought of the former royals seemingly throwing their supporting behind his opponent. Unsurprisingly, he didn't have nice things to say, which echoes his sentiment that Markle is "nasty," something he said back in 2019.

"I'm not a fan of hers, and I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, cause he's gonna need it," Trump said.

In the Time video, Harry tells viewers that while he won't have the opportunity to cast a ballot in the U.S. election, he actually hasn't been able to vote his entire life. Queen Elizabeth, a constitutional head of state, is politically neutral, and Harry, as a member of the royal family, does not get involved in elections or political matters.

"This election I am not able to vote in the U.S. But many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life. As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity," he said. "When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else's shoes. Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It's time to not only reflect, but act."

Even before she married Harry, Meghan has been vocal about what she thinks about the current administration, describing President Trump as "misogynistic" and "divisive," The Guardian reports.

"Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right?" Meghan said during an appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. "I think it was in 2012 the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points. That is a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is, and so vocal about it, that is a huge chunk of it."

"What can I say? I didn't know that she was nasty," Trump said after a reporter asked him whether or not he'd heard the comments.

Buckingham Palace offered a statement following the release of Harry and Meghan's video, stating that they're no longer working members of the royal family and that their opinions do not directly reflect those of the family as a whole.

"We would not comment. The duke is not a working member of the royal family and any comments he makes are in a personal capacity," a spokesperson said, according to the Times.