In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a U.S. citizen, called on Americans to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity", urging them to vote on 3 November in the "most important election of our lifetime".
Although it's against protocol for members of the royal family to get involved in politics, since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their roles as senior royals and moved to North America earlier this year, the couple have become increasingly vocal about civics and issues close to them like climate change.
As per their royal exit agreement, as of March 31, 2020, "no other Royal communications act on behalf of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, including Palace spokespeople, Household representatives, nor Royal sources".
The slight was Trump's reaction to a video that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in as alumni of Time magazine's TIME 100 list, which recognizes the achievements of notable people throughout the year. She was notably absent when the president and the first lady visited the United Kingdom for a state visit in 2019.
Meghan and Harry have not endorsed any candidate.
During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, a reporter asked Trump for his reaction to the Duke and Duchess' recent comments on the US election in which they "essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden".
"This is evidently not correct as the Claimant has, in this case, provided the full exchanges between her and her father in the run up to the wedding", said Ms Afia.
Prince Harry should be very careful then about intervening in American or British politics; "he's just spouting what the Duchess says", Hugo Vickers says. "If this is 'upholding the values of Her Majesty, ' we should not be too surprised if, come next spring, Her Majesty decides she does not wish to have them upheld any more". When asked about how the royal family felt about this the palace released a statement saying, "We would not comment. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard".
Donald Trump isn't fond of Meghan Markle and he's making sure she knows it. "Because he's going need it". The Queen must remain neutral about political matters, and does not vote.
"Tonight reminds us of how important it is to watch out for each other, to care for each other and to inspire each other", Harry added.