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Meghan Markle says she avoids ‘controversial’ subjects in order to ‘protect’ her family

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The Duchess of Sussex has said she avoids saying anything too “controversial” for fear of putting her family “in a position of risk”.

Speaking during a  virtual summit, Meghan said she instead chose to talk about “fairly straight forward” topics “like exercising your right to vote”.

But she said she would not feel proud as a mother if she had not tried to “make this world better” for her son.

The duke and duchess recently urged US voters to “reject hate speech”.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes said the comments did not refer to any specific political party or candidate, but were instead “a call for decency”.

Appearing at Fortune’s members-only Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit on Tuesday from her $14 million Santa Barbara mansion Markle opined:

“It’s interesting because my gut is that it makes you more courageous.

It makes you so concerned for the world they’re going to inherit, and so the things that you’re able to tolerate on your own are not the same.

You go every single day: ‘How can I make this better for him? How can I make this world better for Archie?’ And that is a shared belief between my husband and I.

At the same time, I am cautious of putting my family in a position of risk by certain things, and so I try to be rather very clear with what I say and to not make it controversial, but instead to talk about things that seem fairly straight forward – like exercising your right to vote.”

As a parent I can enjoy all the fun and silliness and games with my son, but I wouldn’t be able to feel proud of myself as a mom if I didn’t know that I wasn’t doing my part to make it a better place for him.”

One US Senator called on the Royal Family to strip them of their titles in relation to what he called ‘election interference’ with their interventions into US politics.

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