Biographer Tom Bower, who recently released his book Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, slammed the Duchess of Sussex for “playing the royal card the whole time” despite abandoning the Royal Family and moving to California. Mr Bower claimed the Sussex’s are “burning out their royal status pretty fast now”, before saying that they will eventually have to “give that up” due to overuse.
Mr Bower said: “It’s not only a problem for Harry but it is also for Meghan because when she phoned up the two senators to campaign for women’s maternity pay, she said ‘Hello, this is Meghan the Duchess of Sussex’.
“I mean, she plays the royal card the whole time so I don’t think that will play well during an election for Congress or even the Senate.
“So, I think they have to realign their image. I think in any case they are burning out their royal status pretty fast now.
“I think in the end they will have to give that up because it won’t wash.”
The incidents to which Mr Bower was referring were reported at the end of last year as the Duchess of Sussex looked to weigh on a political debate.
Ms Markle was seeking to campaign for paid family leave and allegedly resorted to cold-calling Republic senators.
A spokeswoman for the Republican senator of Maine Susan Collins said Ms Collins had not been expecting the call.
Senator Collins also 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.
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