Royal biographer Angela Levin has mocked Meghan Markle for “jumping on the bandwagon” after the Duchess lobbied the Democrat speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the Majority Leader in the US Senate Chuck Schumer to push through a policy on parental leave. Ms Levin claimed the measures, which have been backed by President Joe Biden, to introduce mandatory parental pay and sick leave had “already gone through” the US Congress.
Speaking to TalkRADIO, Ms Levin said: “She’s also trying to get a policy put through of parental leave, for the Government to pay parental leave, when it’s already gone through actually.
“The thing they haven’t decided is how long each family can use it for.
“She sort of jumped on the bandwagon as she often does so she can claim it was her letter ‘that done it’.
“Also the signature at the end. This is a professional letter to senior politicians and the signature is then by her and also by Archie, Lili and Harry.
“But surely Archie and Lili aren’t yet involved in having parental leave.”
Ms Levin added: “I think it’s yet another shock for Megan which has got loads of publicity, which is obviously one aim of it.
“She has abused the royal thing of being a British royal or, you know, working as a British royal because she’s actually trying to tell another government what to do.
“The heading on the paper is the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Yeah, which is definitely an abuse.
“The other thing is she takes on different types, you know, she becomes a sort of young sort of guru, saying that she understands how these families feel she’s representing the families, how does she know that I mean this is Megan taking the global view again.”
“I worked all my life and saved when and where I could – but even that was a luxury – because usually, it was about making ends meet and having enough to pay my rent and put gas in my car.”
She added: “In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child, like any parents, we were overjoyed, like many parents, we were overwhelmed.
“Like fewer parents, we weren’t confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work.
“We knew we could take her home, and in that vital (and sacred) stage, devote any and everything to our kids and to our family, We knew that by doing so we wouldn’t have to make impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day.
“No family should be faced with these decisions. No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child.”