30 Royal Rules Meghan Markle Has To Follow As A Duchess
Becoming a member of the royal family means giving up some rights.
The modern day royal family is not involved in the political landscape. While the monarchy is the oldest form of government in the United Kingdom, The Sovereign or Head of State (i.e., the Queen) no longer has an active political or executive role in Parliament. Instead, the role promotes national unity and pride. As such, members of the royal family have to remain very neutral when it comes to politics. They all have the ability to vote in local and national elections, but they abstain from the tradition and do not publicly endorse candidates or ballot measures. Surely they talk about it privately, but you won’t see any candidate signs on the lawn at Kensington Palace.