Meghan Markle and Prince Harry set to wade into US politics ahead of election

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry set to wade into US politics ahead of election

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 09/04/2024

- 18:38

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are fighting against misinformation during election coverage

  • Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation is helping voters detect fake election information
  • The Duchess of Sussex has been a keen advocate for most of her life
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to wade into US politics ahead of the election.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a campaign to fight against misinformation during the upcoming Presidential election in the US.

According to reports, the couple are “working to prepare US voters for a possible deepfake onslaught.”

The 2024 US election day is set to be held on November 5 in what is expected to be a rematch between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan are working against misinformation during the US election


According to a report from Axios, Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation is helping prepare voters against disinformation as the campaign year rolls on.

On the website, it states: “A bipartisan coalition with support from Hollywood power players and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Archewell Foundation is working to prepare US voters for a possible deepfake onslaught as the campaign year goes into high gear.”

Experts are predicting that both “malicious state actors and domestic political operatives” will use deepfake tech and media manipulation to confuse voters leading up to the election.

Google, Meta and OpenAI have said they will combat deceptive content and Harry and Meghan’s organisation are also “helping brainstorm new content”.

Meghan and Harry

Meghan and Harry's Archewell Foundation is supporting disinformation campaigns


Since stepping down as senior royals and moving to the United States, the couple have become actively involved in politics.

During the 2020 election, they released a video urging voters to sign up and reject misinformation.

In the video, Harry asked voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

Meghan added that the presidential race was the “most important election in our lifetime” and urged Americans to use their votes.

Meghan Markle

Meghan has been a keen activist for most of her life


As Harry is a British citizen, he is unable to vote in the US and revealed that he has never voted in the UK as it is tradition for royals to stay out of UK politics.

However, there were rumours that Meghan would move into politics after regularly speaking about social issues during interviews.

The Archewell Foundation also paid almost £90,000 to Michelle Obama’s former press secretary for “strategic support for social impact PR.”

During an online event at the United States of Women and When We All Vote she threw her support behind a campaign begun by Michelle Obama.


Meghan and Harry

Meghan and Harry became involved in politics after stepping down as working royals


She said: “As I was thinking about this a little bit I thought, when I think about voting and why this is so exceptionally important for all of us, I would frame it as: we vote to honour those who came before us and protect those who will come after us, because that’s what community is all about.

“That’s what this election is all about.”

Meghan has been an activist for much of her life; as a child, she wrote to Procter & Gamble about a sexist advert campaign.

In 2021, she began lobbying for compulsory paid parental leave in the US and started code-calling senators in the US to push the policy.

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