Meghan Markle using Duchess title pushing Queen into corner, expert says

Meghan Markle has been using her royal title to help influence her political ambitions, according to a commentator.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser claims Meghan’s use of her Duchess of Sussex title as she looks to make a difference in American politics is making things awkward for the Queen.

It has been reported that Meghan has been calling US senators regarding the issue of paid parental leave.

As reported on Politico, Senator Shelly Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, told them about a phone call she received from the 40-year-old Meghan, who introduced herself as “Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex”.

In her column on, Elser said it made Meghan look a “hypocrite” following both Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the Royal Family but she continues to use the title.

She wrote: “What is a real head scratcher here is why Meghan continues to wheel out her title in such instances as these calls to Senator when she must know it like holding a red rag to a bull?

“Why endanger the most marketable thing going for the couple?

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“For one thing, it makes her look like a hypocrite. She and Harry didn’t want to remain a part of the royal stable but are happy to keep using the trappings that came with said job when it suits her purposes? Riiiight.”

Elser went on to say that Meghan’s continued use of the royal title in politics is “pushing the Queen into even more of a corner”.

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She continued by questioning how long the Queen would stand by with the use of the Duchess of Sussex title before she is “forced to act”.

Although royals don’t often share their own views on politics, Meghan is not alone in sharing her opinion as Prince Charles and Prince William have both spoke out over the years on climate matters.

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Following Meghan putting pressure on Congress, Missouri's GOP Representative Jason Smith called for her to be stripped of her title.

He said: “Ms Markle's latest interference in US 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 pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex."

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