How Meghan And Harry Are More Involved In American Politics Than Anyone Knew

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have embraced their new lives in the U.S. since stepping back from their senior roles in Queen Elizabeth's royal family in January 2020, and this includes becoming interested in American politics. Though royals are expected to stay out of international and domestic affairs (via Page Six), it appears the Duke of Sussex and the former Suits actress are more involved in politics than we originally imagined.

The couple first voiced their political opinions ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Deal or No Deal alum, who is a California native, revealed her plans to vote while chatting with Marie Claire in April 2020. "I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless," Meghan proclaimed. "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."

Though Harry was unable to vote, he shared his thoughts on the grueling election. During a video call with Time 100 in September 2020, Harry insisted it was "vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity" (via BCC). The election is now over, but it seems Harry and Meghan are still keeping a close eye on American politics. Keep scrolling to find out why fans are assuming they're more involved than anyone thought.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are speaking out on California politics

Since moving to Santa Barbara in the summer of 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become homeowners and settled into their Montecito mansion. They've also become involved in California politics. According to The Sun, the royal duo engaged in an hour-long video call with California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The outlet reported the meeting took place on Oct. 19, 2020, which was less than one month before the presidential election between former commander in chief Donald Trump and now-President Joe Biden. Though it's unclear exactly what was discussed, the call made was just around the time Governor Newsom was deciding on who would fill Vice President Kamala Harris' spot in the U.S. Senate (via Page Six). He ultimately chose Alex Padilla.

Whether or not Harry and Meghan continue to voice their opinions when it comes to American politics, there's no denying the two are thrilled to be living with their son, Archie Harrison, in their home in Montecito, which they purchased for $14.7 million in August 2020 (via Variety). During a chat with actress Gloria Steinem at the time, the royal beauty said she was happy to be home "for so many reasons" (via MAKERS Women).

Harry is also loving his new life over the pond. Per a royal source, the new move was "so good" for the beloved prince. "It's peaceful and chill," the insider told In Touch Weekly. "He has the freedom and space he needs."