Meghan’s lobbying ramps up – Top aide working ‘behind the scenes’ on ‘pet issue’


MEGHAN MARKLE’s political lobbying is ramping up, with her top aide working “behind the scenes” to promote the Duchess’s “pet issue”.

A spokesman confirmed the group “have collaborated with [Ms Roth] and the Duchess’s team on the issue of paid leave”.

It refused to give any further details.

The group’s lobbying includes calls and emails with Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.


Meghan’s lobbying ramps up – Top aide working ‘behind the scenes’ on ‘pet issue’. (Image: Getty)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Image: Getty)

Calls have also been made to staffers at the Office of Public Engagement.

This comes after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision in early 2020 to “step back” from their responsibilities in the Royal Family.

At the time, the royal couple stated their desire to “focus on the next chapter” of their lives away from the royal family, while “continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”.

Earlier this month, Meghan Markle called individual US senators about paid leave.

Genevieve Roth

Genevieve Roth. (Image: Getty)

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle. (Image: PA)

Senator Capito added that she did not know how Meghan Markle got her number.

Another, Republican Senator Susan Collins, told reporter Marianne LeVine: “I was happy to talk with her. But I’m more interested in what the people of Maine are telling me about it.

In October, the Duchess wrote an open letter to the leaders of the US Senate and House, beginning: “I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent.”

In the letter, she wrote “at this deeply important time – as a mother – to advocate for paid leave”.

She argued: “No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child (or a loved one, or themselves, as we would see with a comprehensive paid leave plan).”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Image: PA)

Meghan Markle also made her commitment to ensuring employees are entitled to paid leave in a recent interview with stand-up comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

She said: “People truly forget that or don’t even know it’s one of only six wealthy countries in the world that does not mandate and have a federal paid leave programme.

“I will do everything I can to make sure we can implement that for people.”

This was her first major TV appearance since her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March this year.


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