Buckingham Palace is making one thing clear about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s return to primetime television this week—they don’t want to talk about it.
ICYMI: Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first TV appearance since they stepped down as senior members of the royal family. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, the couple joined ABC's Time 100 special to talk about the importance of voting in the upcoming election.
“Every four years, we are told the same thing, that 'This is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is,” Markle said. “When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard.”
Prince Harry added, “This election, I'm not going to be able to vote here in the U.S. But many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life. As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
So, what does Buckingham Palace have to say about all of this? Apparently, not much. Per Marie Claire, when royal reporter Rebecca English asked for an official comment, BP replied that they are “not commenting” on the situation, adding, “The duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”
We’re not totally surprised, considering palace officials revealed last April that they would no longer offer commentary on the duke and duchess’s philanthropic efforts or personal lives. “Buckingham Palace will no longer comment/guide on Sussex related enquiries,” their former palace communications staff said in a statement, but there was no specific mention of Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family.
Even though there was no comment, we assume Queen Elizabeth has a few thoughts.