Meghan Markle has been ‘muted’ by the Royal Family but she ‘won’t be silenced’ for long, says expert

Having studied international relations at university, the former Suits actress once even branded US President Donald Trump a "misogynistic and decisive character" and openly opposed Brexit on social media.

However, as a member of the Royal Family, Meghan's new role prevents her from commenting on any kind of political matters.

But now one royal expert has insisted that while Meghan may have been "muted" by the Royal Family she "won't be silenced" on political matters for long.

In the latest instalment of the Robert Jobson Royal Podcast, the Evening Standard's royal correspondent described Meghan as an "outspoken feminist and campaigner" before she married into the Royal Family.

Explaining how the monarchy must remain silent on political matters, Robert said: "Perhaps the most important rule that has implications for the survival of the ancient and unelected institution is that the Royal Family is not allowed to vote, hold any type of political office or speak publicly about politics."

He added: "They must certainly not be seen to be supporting one political party above another as to do so could cause a constitutional crisis."

Applying these rules to Meghan – who once labelled former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright as one of her top 10 most inspirational women – Robert added: "Such strident opinions would have to be muted as she embraces her life as a member of the Royal Family."

But despite this tradition, Robert insists that Meghan "is not afraid to use her voice" and will "not easily be silenced by the niceties of royal protocol".


Commenting on the rumours of growing tension between Meghan and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Robert added: "There's a lot of information coming out of the Palace at the moment, the Palace are doing their best to put a dampener on it."

The royal expert added: "I heard that there are tensions – I personally think there's some truth in it."

Unlike her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge has always remained unbiased on political matters and instead focuses on her charity work with mental health organisations Heads Together and Mentally Healthy Schools.

 

In even more Royal Family news, Meghan's baby could be born on Brexit Day,according to latest odds.

And a royal butler has revealed the dos and don'ts of Christmas entertaining, including the correct time to pull your crackers and why you should keep your glass in your left hand.

Plus Kate took Charlotte, three, on a secret afternoon treat to watch a rehearsal of The Nutcracker ahead of opening night.

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