Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) is calling for Prince Harry and Meghan to lose their royal titles over Meghan’s letter to Schumer and Pelosi arguing for paid family leave.
Smith argues the two should be stripped of their titles due to “interference in U.S. politics.”
In addition, members of the British royal family are expected to maintain political neutrality.
Meghan wrote to Schumer and Pelosi “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,” she continued. “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 (or a loved one, or themselves, as we would see with a comprehensive paid leave plan),” wrote Meghan, who last year along with Harry stepped away from her duties as a full-time working member of the royal family and moved back to her home state of California.
“I know how politically charged things can—and have—become. But this isn’t about Right or Left, it’s about right or wrong. This is about putting families above politics. And for a refreshing change, it’s something we all seem to agree on. At a point when everything feels so divisive, let this be a shared goal that unites us,” she later adds.