Recently-anointed British royal bride Meghan Markle has given her alleged approval of Ireland’s recent move to legalize abortion.
According to The Irish Sun, Markle told several Irish political leaders and celebrities that she was “pleased” with Ireland’s referendum on the 8th Amendment, which protected unborn children from abortion. She was reportedly visiting the country alongside her husband, Prince Harry.
“A pleasure to meet Prince Harry & the Duchess of Sussex at the British Ambassador’s Residence this evening,” Irish political leader Catherine Noone wrote on Twitter. “The Duchess & I had a chat about the recent referendum result. She watched with interest & was pleased to see the result.”
The vote that legalized abortion in Ireland had the backing of virtually every major Irish celebrity, from the band U2 to actor Liam Neeson, not to mention immense backing from George Soros. No surprise then that royal elites like Markle would endorse such a referendum.
Since the British royal protocol bars the family from sharing their political opinions both privately and publicly, people on Twitter began expressing concern regarding Noone’s tweet, which then prompted her to delete the post.
“I deleted it because it was unintentionally misleading – the Duchess was not in any way political,” Noone told The Irish Independent.
Though Noone has a bias, given that she supports abortion on demand, other attendees of the summer party confirmed that Markle had expressed her support for abortion to them, according to The Daily Beast.
“Great to chat with Meghan Markle, Duchess Of Sussex, about Repeal and the importance of her feminist activism,” wrote Irish journalists Una Mullally in her undeleted tweet. “So important to have people in her position championing women’s rights.”