Royal Family LIVE: Meghan accused of distancing herself from Queen with Harry jibe


MEGHAN Markle has been accused of distancing herself from the Queen after making a jibe about her husband Harry in a recent appearance.



Last week, the Duchess of Sussex, 40, appeared on the “Minding The Gap” panel at the New York Times’ DealBook Online Summit, where she spoke about her recent campaigning to see paid parental leave in the US.


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It comes after Meghan penned a letter to US Congress about the issue, and has also reportedly been calling US senators to discuss the theme.



During the panel hosted by DealBook founder Andrew Ross Sorkin, Meghan was asked whether she had any “anxiety about getting into politics”.



The mother-of-two replied to Mr Sorkin by saying: “I don’t see this as a political issue, frankly.Look there’s certainly a precedent in my husband’s family, the royal family, of not having any involvement in politics but paid leave, from my standpoint, is just a humanitarian issue.”



The use of the three words “my husband’s family” came under fire from royal expert Daniela Elser, who writes for, who questioned why the Royal Family was brought into the political discussion, especially amid concerns for the sovereign’s health.



Ms Elser claims the comment “had a suspicious whiff of a dig about it” and that Meghan “use[d] this opportunity to drag her ‘husband’s family’ into the mix”.



Ms Elser wrote: “The issue here isn’t the point she was making about the apolitical nature of helping new parents but that she chose to yank the Royal Family into things, especially at a time when, back in the UK, the palace has been contending with the Queen’s biggest health crisis, perhaps ever.”


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