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Meghan Markle slammed as ‘not important or respected on either side of Atlantic’

Meghan Markle has been branded "neither particularly important or respected on either side of the Atlantic" following her campaigning on paid parental leave in America.

The Duchess of Sussex was given the phone numbers of other US senators by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to push for a "forward-thinking paid parental leave plan".

Speaking to Politico, Senator Susan Collins said: "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."

David Marcus, an opinion writer for the New York Post, has slammed the campaign from Meghan Markle and brutally said no one wants "some literal princess swooping in on her private jet to lecture them about political priorities."

He said: "Presumably, this royal endorsement for the Democrat demand is meant to seem above the fray, an important, well-respected woman on the international stage simply telling the truth.

"But Markle is neither particularly important or respected on either side of the Atlantic. Her hectoring doesn’t bring the proposal any credibility, it just brings cringe.

"This is more of the elitist, top-down approach to government that voters have been rejecting across the country.

"Just as parents want a say along with “experts” about what goes on at their kids’ school, they want a serious discussion of paid leave, the pros and the cons.

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"What they neither need nor want is some literal princess swooping in on her private jet to lecture them about political priorities."

The opinion writer also criticised Senator Gillibrand for giving out other senator's phone numbers to the Duchess.

He added: "And how would Gillibrand feel if one of her colleagues gave out her private phone number to a random celebrity?"

The Sussexes representatives have been contacted for comment.

A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle will not be stripped of her titles despite the pressure she put on Congress to grant parents paid leave.

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The Duchess of Sussex, 40, delivered a massive win for US families after she successfully campaigned for Congress to include paid family and medical leave in the Build Back Better Act.

But she infuriated many Republicans with her political intervention.

Following an earlier intervention, Missouri's GOP Representative Jason Smith, 41, even called for the Duchess to be stripped of her titles.

He said: "Ms Markle's latest interference in US politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex."

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