Meghan Markle was already a trailblazer in numerous methods previous to November 3.
She was the primary girl of shade to marry into the British royal household, in addition to the primary girl to earn a fortune of her personal earlier than becoming a member of the Windsor clan.
She’s additionally the primary to American to marry into the British royal household since Wallis Simpson ignited a world scandal by marrying King Edward VIII in 1937.
Curiously, Simpson was additionally a divorcee and an actress.
Now, Meghan has made historical past in one more method.
On Tuesday, she grew to become the primary member of the British royal household to vote in an American presidential election.
Whereas it has been reported that Meghan endorsed Joe Biden, she truly avoided explicitly throwing her help behind both candidate.
However given Meghan’s obvious distaste for Trump and her shut friendships with a number of distinguished Democrats — together with Barack and Michelle Obama — there’s little doubt that she voted blue.
Moreover, Meghan has been vocally encouraging different People to vote, an act of civic accountability that is mostly related to the Democratic Social gathering.
“It is 75 days till the election, that’s so shut and but there may be a lot work to be completed in that point,” the Duchess of Sussex instructed followers in a video posted as a part of an internet registration drive again in August.
“Everyone knows what’s at stake, I do know it and also you do, too…We should do all we are able to to make sure all girls have their voices heard…In case you’re complacent, you are complicit.”
Each the British authorities and a Republican congressman from Missouri called on Meghan to stop “interfering” with the election, which she clearly was not doing by encouraging voter registration.
However given the extent of harassment Meghan has endured because the begin of her relationship with Harry, we suppose such outlandish accusations are now not shocking.
Anyway, as for Meghan casting a vote herself, it is one thing that will’ve been unimaginable simply 100 years in the past.
Girls in America gained the best to vote in 1920.
Simply eight years later, Wallis Simpson relocated abroad and spent the remainder of her life dwelling in Europe.
It is unclear if she ever voted in an American election in any respect, however she virtually actually by no means did after marrying into the royal household.
As her husband was compelled to abdicate the throne attributable to their marriage, Simpson spent the ultimate a long time of her life dwelling in digital exile in Paris — and we’re positive she’d take pleasure in watching Meghan courageously do battle with the royals within the British press.
As for the rumors of Meghan planning to run for president herself at some point … nicely, proper now, they seem like baseless.
But when 2020 has taught us something, it is that for higher or worse, something is feasible.