Meghan Markle was blocked by the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, because she was accused of using her royal title to influence state politics. In particular, Markle was accused of lobbying Newsom to support a bill that would have provided paid family leave for California workers. Newsom ultimately vetoed the bill, and he cited Markle’s involvement as one of the reasons for his decision.
Markle’s supporters have denied the allegations, and they say that she was simply trying to use her platform to advocate for a cause that she believes in. However, the incident has raised questions about the appropriateness of royals using their titles to influence politics in other countries.
Markle is not the first royal to be accused of using their title for political purposes. In 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were criticized for their visit to Canada, which some saw as an attempt to influence the country’s upcoming election. And in 2019, Prince Andrew was accused of using his royal title to lobby for a business deal in Kazakhstan.
The issue of royals using their titles for political purposes is a complex one. On the one hand, it is important to protect the principle of separation of powers. On the other hand, it is also important to allow royals to use their platforms to advocate for causes that they believe in.
In the case of Meghan Markle, it is not clear whether she was trying to influence California politics or simply using her platform to advocate for a cause that she believes in. However, the incident has raised important questions about the appropriateness of royals using their titles for political purposes.