PUBLISHED: 23:50, Fri, Oct 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:50, Fri, Oct 9, 2020
The letter was sent by Congressman Jason Smith who represents Missouri's 8th congressional district in the House of Representatives. He argued as both Harry and Meghan are still members of the British Royal Family their political comments amount to “an inappropriate act of domestic interference” by the UK.
Mr Smith wrote: “By allowing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to retain their titles, and these political comments to continue, the British Government is effectively condoning interference in the 2020 United States Presidential Election from officials at the highest level of the British establishment.”
In September Harry urged Americans to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” during the upcoming election.
Meghan meanwhile brandied November’s poll “the most important election of our lifetime” and urged American to register to vote.
In the letter to Dame Karen Pierce, the British ambassador, Mr Smith said: “I am writing to express concern with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their continued interference in the United States presidential election.
"The British Government is effectively condoning interference in the 2020 US Presidential Election" (Image: GETTY)
Congressman Jason Smith demanded action against Meghan and Harry (Image: GETTY)
“As you know, the British Royal Family has long observed a policy of strict neutrality in regard to political matters.
“I am therefore concerned by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s recent comments regarding the United States Presidential Election, especially given international conversations surrounding foreign interference in our election and the Duke’s status as a guest of the United States.
“These actions represent a serious breach of the British Royal Family’s policy of political neutrality and an inappropriate act of domestic interference by one of our closest allies.”
Mr Smith described Meghan’s political views as “thinly disguised and widely reported”.
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