Meghan Markle would ‘shake up’ politics says Lorraine
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Last month, the Duchess of Sussex, 40, delved into the political world by penning a letter to the US Congress where she called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Charles Schumer for paid leave for parents. However, it emerged last week that US President Joe Biden had not included paid family leave in his initial $1.75trillion (£1.27trillion) spending plan.
While the Democrats remain responsible for the social spending bill that could include paid leave, recent reports have emerged that the Duchess of Sussex has been calling senators in both parties about the topic.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the West Virginia Republican, told Politico she had received an unexpected call from the Duchess.
She explained: “I’m in my car. I’m driving. It says caller ID blocked. Honestly … I thought it was Sen. Manchin. His calls come in blocked. And she goes ‘Sen. Capito?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ She said, ‘This is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.”
Senator Susan Collins also said that she’d received a call from the Duchess, telling reporters Marianne LeVine and Emily Cochrane: “I was happy to talk with her. But I’m more interested in what the people of Maine are telling me about it” before adding “much to my surprise, she called me on my private line and she introduced herself as the Duchess of Sussex, which Is kind of ironic.”
The outlet reports that Meghan was given their details by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – who has pushed the Democratic party to include paid leave in its social spending bill – and explained that Meghan will “be part of a group of women that hopefully will work on paid leave together”.
According to a report by Omid Scobie made on November 3, the paid leave for all movement has since been brought back in Mr Biden’s Build Back Better Act, and he noted in his tweet that this was due to the campaigning of several organisations and “activists such as Duchess Meghan”.
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Kate is key to ensuring ‘survival of the dynasty’ as vital member of the Firm
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is becoming an increasingly vital member of the Royal Family and, according to a royal commentator, this will add mounting pressure on the royal.
Speaking on a royal podcast, God Save the Queen, royal commentator Antonio Caprarica stated the Duchess may be the Firms next “saviour”.
She explained: “I said before, the dynasty has been saved by the women
“And the next saviour will be Kate.”
The royal commentator continued: “If one pays attention, through the history of this family, women are vital.
“When the Queen is no longer there, it’s clear the centre of the Royal Family will be Kate.
“She’s got charisma, beauty, poise and intelligence.
“So many nice things you need to be a Queen nowadays.”
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