Replay / count. Jason SmithJason Thomas Smith’s illness Trump’s illness sparks new urgency of COVID-19 deal A woman says she was fired from Whataburger for wearing the Black Lives Matter Longtime MP to step down more (R-Mo.) Sparked concerns Friday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is using their official titles to interfere in the US elections in November.
In a letter sent to the British Ambassador to the United States Karen Pierce, Smith – a member of the Republican House leadership – said that Prince Harry and Megan MarkleMeghan Markle, Prince Harry, Megan Markle talk with Malala Yousafzai about the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education Prince Harry, Megan Markle calls for an end to “ structural racism ” Megan Markle says she has learned not to “ listen to all the noise out there ” After Trump criticized moreComments about the upcoming elections are inappropriate, indicating that the royal family has traditionally not influenced political matters.
Since moving to the United States, the couple have taken an active role in encouraging voters to participate, and they released a video urging individuals to “reject hate speech” and “disinformation” in September, calling it “the most important election in our life.”
As you know, the British royal family has always pursued a policy of strict neutrality on political matters. So I am concerned by the recent comments of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex about the United States presidential election, especially given the international discussions surrounding foreign interference in our elections and the Duke’s status as the guest of the United States, ”Smith wrote.
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Representative Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) October 9, 2020
Prince Harry and Markle no longer use the titles His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness after they announced that they are retreating from their official roles. They do not act on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, and they still hold the titles Duke and Duchess.
The couple did not publicly endorse a candidate in the 2020 elections.
Smith admitted that the Prince and Markle did not use their official titles, but asked the Queen to strip the two husbands of their titles from the Duke and Duchess. He claimed that allowing them to continue thinking about matters related to the US elections would amount to foreign interference.
“In my view, titles and privileges which they maintain with the permission of Her Majesty the Queen, which are granted with the advice and consent of her government, prevent the Duke and Duchess from separating comments made in person from their official position within the British royal family. The family.”
“Therefore, by allowing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to retain their titles, and by continuing these political comments, the British government is effectively condoning interference in the 2020 US presidential election by officials at the highest level in the British establishment.”
Smith demanded that the message be conveyed to the Queen, who had the power to grant and withdraw official titles.
This news comes as fears persist about foreign interference in the elections in Washington. William Ivanina, director of the US Center for Counterintelligence and National Security, issued a statement in the summer saying that Russia is “using a range of measures to discredit former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russian” institution “.
He also said that Iran and China are trying to interfere in the presidential elections. However, they are said to favor the Democratic candidate Joe BidenJoe Biden’s campaign raised M on the day of the Vice President’s debate, and experts are expecting a record turnout in the election as more than 6.6 million ballots have been lifted in early voting tally. World media chief appointed by Trump over allegations of a pro-Trump agenda More.