Meghan Markle has said women who do not vote in elections are "complicit" in the problems of the world in her fiery speech for Michelle Obama's feminist campaign.
The Duchess of Sussex has come under fire for her political speech with motormouth Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan calling for her and Prince Harry to be stripped of their royal titles.
Conventionally, members of the Royal Family are politically neutral and, although Meghan does not explicitly state her leanings in the speech, she pointedly tells women to vote for the "change we all need".
Talking in the "When We All Vote" celebrity panel, Meghan says: "We are obviously faced with a lot of problems in our world right now, both in the physical world and in the digital world.
"But we can and must do everything to ensure all women have their voices heard because at this juncture if we aren’t part of the solution, we are part of the problem.
"If you aren’t going out there and voting then you’re complicit.
"If you are complacent you’re complicit.
"And I think when we are looking at all the different ways that we can engage, we can support one another, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the issue is that speaks to your heart.
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"Maybe it’s the rights of women, maybe it’s the rights of children, maybe it’s healthcare, whatever it is, we can make the difference in this election."
Responding to the speech on Twitter, Meghan's fans called her "inspirational" and "smart".
But Piers Morgan was among the voices claiming that the speech was too political and wrote on Twitter: "The Queen must strip the Sussexes of their titles.
"They can’t remain as royals and spout off about foreign elections in such a brazenly partisan way."
Meanwhile, the author of the new Meghan Markle and Prince Harry biography Finding Freedom hit out at Prince Andrew – calling his current situation a "horrendous mess".
In a tweet, Omid Scobie wrote: "Would love to occasionally see the tears and energy these morons spend on a non-working royal used on Prince Andrew's horrendous mess. Or is there nothing worse than a woman of colour with a voice?"
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