Meghan Markle Made History Yesterday as the First Modern Royal to Vote in a U.S. Election

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After months of talking about the importance of this year’s election, Meghan Markle has exercised her right to vote—and made history in the process. 

Yup, as of yesterday the Duchess of Sussex is the first member (or ex-member) of the modern royal family to vote in a U.S. presidential election. And like the rest of the country, Markle and her hubby, Prince Harry, are “eagerly awaiting the outcome,” according to a People exclusive. 

If you didn’t know, although the 39-year-old actress is a United States citizen, there was some question (at least, before her royal exit), as to whether or not she would cast a vote given that Queen Elizabeth’s royal guidelines do not allow it in order to maintain a position of political neutrality. In fact, the royal family is not even allowed to publicly express their opinion on political matters. (She probably would have bent the rules anyway.)

The news doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise, considering she revealed her plans to participate in the election in a special edition of Marie Claire over the summer. 

“I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless,” Markle told the outlet. “I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.”

So, while it’s not clear on where or when exactly Meghan cast her vote, we’re happy to see her stick to her word. 

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