Nancy Pelosi's office 'laughed' at probe about Meghan Markle's political interventions

Meghan Markle has been vocal on a variety of political issues

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Nancy Pelosi's office "laughed" at the suggestion of Meghan Markle undertaking a political career, according to reports.

The Duchess of Sussex has been vocal on a number of political issues since her departure from royal duties, recently campaigning for paid parental leave in America.

Meghan has even written to a number of senior US politicians, prompting speculation that the Duchess is about to embark on a political career.

Questioning the veracity of such claims, a source told the Telegraph: "We rang Nancy Pelosi’s office to see if they wanted to respond and they just laughed.

Meghan has been outspoken on a number of political issues.
Meghan has been outspoken on a number of political issues.

“She’s not being taken seriously by Washington at all. She’s not Michelle Obama – she doesn’t have that pedigree so where does she fit in?”

Meghan penned a 1,010-word letter to Ms Pelosi and Chuck Schumer arguing that the issue of paid parental leave is about putting families above politics.

An extract from the letter read: "With stakes this high none of us can afford to let apathy win.

“If we’re going to create a new era of family first policies, let’s make sure that includes a strong paid leave program for every American that’s guaranteed, accessible, and encouraged without stigma or penalty.

Nancy Pelosi's office reportedly made light of contact made by the Duchess of Sussex.
Nancy Pelosi's office reportedly made light of contact made by the Duchess of Sussex.

“I know how politically charged things can, and have, become. But this isn’t about Right or Left, it’s about right or wrong. This is about putting families above politics.”

The Duchess' political moves caused controversy in 2021 as she cold-called politicians calling for action on paid parental leave.

Meghan has recently risked further division between her and the Royal Family with a series of claims in an interview with The Cut, where she spoke about the prospect of forgiveness.

Journalist Allison P. Davis asked Meghan if there was room for forgiveness between her, the Royal Family and her own family.

Meghan said: “I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive.

“But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.”

She added: “I have a lot to say until I don’t. Do you like that? Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part of the song.”

Meghan told the publication: “It’s interesting, I’ve never had to sign anything that restricts me from talking.

“I can talk about my whole experience and make a choice not to.”

Asked why she does not talk, Meghan replied: “Still healing.”