Duchess Meghan is the first British royal family member to vote in America

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the US Open Tennis

I’m kind of surprised that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Montecito (let’s make that happen!), didn’t say anything in the 72 hours BEFORE Election Day. I’m sure the British press would have climbed up her ass if she had done that, but whatever. She did a lot of good stuff in the months before the election. So it’s not surprising that *someone* has quietly confirmed to People Mag that she’s voting and she’ll be watching the results tonight. No one knows if she’s already voted absentee or at an early-voting polling station.

Meghan Markle has urged people to vote in many of her public appearances in recent months, and today, she is putting those words into action. The Duchess of Sussex is the first person in the modern royal family to vote in a U.S. presidential election.

A source close to the couple tells PEOPLE that Meghan “is voting in this election,” however, the source would not say whether she voted early or will vote locally near her Santa Barbara, California, home on Tuesday.

During an appearance on the ABC special to mark the annual Time100 issue in September, Meghan said, “Every four years, we’re told, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”

A friend confirms that Meghan and Prince Harry have been watching the events leading up to the election closely.

“They have taken a keen interest in this election and I’m sure they are eagerly awaiting the outcome,” the friend says.

It’s likely that they will watch the coverage and results at their home.

[From People]

In 2018/19, I thought a lot about the culture shock Meghan likely experienced when she moved to England to marry Harry, but let’s spare a moment to think about the culture shock Harry must be experiencing too. I mean, as soon as he moves to America, there’s a pandemic lockdown, then a massive national racial justice movement, then the particular insanity of the American 24-7 cable news election cycle. Poor Harry, I bet he likes to watch Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes. As for Meg… breaking protocol once again, such a Nasty Woman™.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an event at Millennium Point to celebrate International Women's Day in Birmingham on 8th March 2018

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. Meg3 says:

    Thank goodness she didn’t change citizenship. Every vote counts!!!!!

    • VS says:

      I know; I am not religious but it makes me to think she is like “thank you gosh, I didn’t give up my US citizenship”; some blessings are sometimes disguised LOL

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Yup! Thank goodness she wasn’t “fast-tracked” for citizenship due to racism! I hope she’s (at least mentally!!) giving Petty Betty and PWBT the two-finger salute today! 😄

    • julia says:

      RIGHT?! I’m so glad she chose to marry the man and not the monarchy.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Yes, I am happy she is still a US citizen. No matter what’s going on it must feel really good to cast her ballad and let her voice be heard.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Man, I could be such a good source or insider, lol. Meghan is voting! Meghan has been watching the events closely! Meghan and Harry are going to watch the results tonight! such breaking news lol.

    I bet she voted by mail to avoid being harassed or photographed.

  3. Elizabeth Regina says:

    Thank goodness that family were so unwelcoming. She now has the freedom to vote.

  4. Sigmund says:

    Love them both. That is all.

  5. Sofia says:

    She already admitted she was voting a few weeks before so this isn’t surprising but this is People so. However, every vote counts and good for her for not only voting but encouraging people to do so.

    Also glad (in hindsight) that she didn’t do much in the last 72 hours or we wouldn’t have seen the rota getting angry at William for about a day 😉 would have focused on Meghan instead

    • Elizabeth says:

      I hadn’t even thought of that. Very very true. Now my mind is circling on other conspiracies. Like did William leak his “heroic battle with COVID” in an oddball attempt to ensure the Sussexes had no coverage near/on Election Day? I mean, he’s vain and petty enough….

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      @Elizabeth he is so much like Trump in his need for constant attention.

      @Sofia that’s very true. They would have used whatever normal thing Meghan did to freak out over and pretend it worse than William lying to the media.

  6. atorontogal says:

    I’ve had a soft spot for Harry ever since watching the heart-breakingly awful scene of him walking behind his mother’s coffin.
    I always believed he was a good person, much like his mom. And, like his mom, I am glad he is out of the clutches of that horrible firm.
    I hope he finds all the happiness he deserves with Meghan and their little family.

  7. Myra says:

    I don’t remember why but I was under the impression that she had already voted. Good for her for exercising her right to vote. It’s one of our most important rights. Sending luck to American celebitches!

  8. HeyJude says:

    Hahaha, more history making. The poor petty palace putzes will be beside themselves I’m sure. Tots and pears to them.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:


    • windyriver says:

      Hope someone screenshots the last frame of that fabulous Brayden Harrington Biden ad and sends it along to the palaces and the rota – “Never Underestimate an American.”

  9. Lanne says:

    I voted a few weeks ago in person. Now I’m just watching silly cat videos to avoid the news. Kittisaurus is my favorite cat video rabbit hole—10 kitties living in Korea. Highly recommended for sweetness and joy. Their owner puts them through silly challenges, cooks for them, and even speaks for them in funny voices—each cat has a personality (LuLu s the bomb!).

    But for Meghan, I’m glad she’s home. The U.K. is not a safe place for her to be, esp. as their media was hellbent on doing her harm and poisoning the country against her. I wonder when the royal rots start complaining about her voting—even if she were still there she should have discreetly voted. It’s her right as a US citizen, and as unwelcoming as the RF has been, they have no right to tell her what to do now. F them. Seriously. The institution is trash.

    • Snuffles says:

      I watch Kittisaurus and her other channels ClaireLuvsCats and CreamHeroes too!

      She’s the ultimate cat lady! She cracks me up with the “conversations” she has with her cats in all of the various voices she’s created for them.

      ETA: And props to her for keeping that house clean. She takes pristine care of her home and all of the cats.

      • lanne says:

        I’m so sad about the kittens, who contracted a terrible disease! I was crying as she described it, then thought— crazy! I’m sad about two cats a half a world away! That’s how much Claire has endeared her audience to her and her cats.

  10. RoyalBlue says:

    Making Her-story!

  11. Amelie says:

    Good for her. I believe she would have still voted absentee even if she and Harry hadn’t made the decision to leave the UK. She might not have been as vocal about the election or exercising your right to vote. But not even the Queen of England has jurisdiction over a family member who has the right to vote in the election of another country.

    I wonder if Autumn Phillips has voted in Canadian elections since she moved to the UK? We just don’t talk about it because nobody cares about Peter Phillips. Well nobody cares now especially since she is divorcing him.

  12. Mtec says:

    “Nasty Woman™“ LOL makes me think of that Janet Jackson song…

    “It’s Meghan—Duchess Sussex if you’re nasty” lol 😏😉

  13. Bain says:

    Biden just won in New Hampshire small town they started voting at midnight and he won bigly.

  14. bettyrose says:

    Why is it assumed that Wallis Simpson never voted in a U.S. election after her marriage into the RF? (ETA: Just saw the clarification of “modern royal RF” but this “only royal” headline is dotting the internets today).

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Yeah, Wallace may have voted but considering she was a Nazi sympathizer who knows if she had any interest in America. Not that they are doing that here, but I truly detest any mention of Meghan and Wallace in the same sentence and the BM is determined to connect them.

      • bettyrose says:

        Well, Nazi sympathizer is hardly a unique trait in either Britain or the U.S., which is ironic given that in both nations those same people also claim to be die hard patriots.

  15. Bohemian Angel says:

    Good luck to our American celebitchies, really hoping Biden wins for you all and starts rebuilding and healing your country! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽
    Unfortunately there is no hope for us here on Brexit Island! 😔

  16. ola says:

    She is not a British royal family member. She didn’t want to be. And that’s alright. She’s a private American citizen.
    I cannot understand why you are so interested in her. I don’t understand why there is still a small (but yet) group of people spending their time on what Meghan said and what Meghan did. Please explain. I genuinely don’t understand.

    • SpankyB says:

      She is a British Royal family member. She’s married to a British prince who will never lose that title even if Duke and Duchess are taken away (which it won’t be). She’s still in the news because the British tabloids keep her there. There are enough people interested in their lies about her that it keeps the money rolling in.

      As for this site, she’s also an American celebrity, this is a celebrity gossip site. It’s what we do.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      She actually has a huge following now consisting of people around the world, see the Sussex Squad. Prior to meeting and marrying Harry, she had a respectable following so there will always be interest in her even without royalty attached. Just because you have no interest in her doesn’t mean others do not.

    • GeeWhiz says:

      It’s okay if you don’t understand, Ola.
      Not all things are for everybody.

      But those who differ from you on this owe you no explanation either.

  17. CC says:

    So annoying when people say she’s not a royal anymore. Do people really not know the difference between a working royal and a royak in general?