The Root

By Maiysha Kai

Meghan, the mom of two has entered the chat. The Duchess of Sussex—best known to us commoners as Meghan Markle—took yet another departure from royal protocol this week, penning an open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), published Wednesday by the advocacy group Paid Leave for All.

Though the letter further breaks with the long-held expectation that members of the British monarchy remain politically neutral, as Meghan opens the missive: “I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent.” Acknowledging the rare privilege of time and resources she and Prince Harry had at their disposal when welcoming second child Lilibet this summer, she writes (in part):

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