Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and feminist princess of our hearts, broke royal protocol on Tuesday evening when she implied support for the outcome of Ireland’s historic abortion referendum.
This is according to Fine Gael Sen. Catherine Noone, who met Markle during a garden party at the U.K. ambassador’s home in Dublin. After talking with Markle, the senator wrote on Twitter that the duchess seemed to be in favor of how the historic vote will pave the way for abortion to be legal in Ireland.
“The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum result — she watched with interest and was pleased to see the result,” the first tweet read, according to The Irish Times. The senator followed up with a clarification on a second tweet: “I should say she seemed pleased — she was interested and very measured, not political at all.”
Both tweets were eventually deleted.
In May, nearly 70% of Irish constituents voted to repeal a constitutional clause called the Eighth Amendment, which led to the creation of one of the world’s worst anti-abortion regimes by giving a fetus the same rights as a woman. The outcome was hailed across around the world …read more