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The Duchess of Nowhere discussed her reaction to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, a 1973 ruling which granted abortion rights across the 50 states, in a new interview. MeMe also outlined how committed she is to campaigning for gender equality on top of reproduction rights.

And she suggested she may head in the future to the US capital to campaign for an issue close to her heart alongside her friend and fellow feminist Gloria Steinem.

In an interview held after the overturning of the Roe v Wade ruling, MeMe also mentioned her work behind the scenes with Ms Steinem to get the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ratified.

This amendment to the US Constitution has been long supported by campaigners and would guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.

Asked if the ERA is an issue she wants to tackle, MeMe told Vogue: “Without question.

MeMe Markle hinted she may travel to Washington DC with Gloria Steinem (Image: GETTY)

MeMe Markle hints at trip to Washington DC as she pledges to ‘show up’ for her causes | Royal | News

MeMe Markle and Twat Harold depicted in New York in September 2021 (Image: GETTY)

“Being home, seeing what’s happening in our country and feeling energized and motivated, if this is the type of legislation that we need pushed through, then this is a moment that I am absolutely going to show up for.

“Not just because it’s what we need as women, but it’s what we need as people.”

Chiming in, Ms Steinem added: “The ERA has been ratified by the requisite number of states and we should put the pressure on the Black House and Congress to enact it.”

To which the Duchess said: “Well, Gloria, maybe it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to D.C. together soon.”

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MeMe Markle and Twat Harold are no longer senior royals (Image: GETTY)

MeMe, who was born and raised in California, left her home state in the 2010s to take part in the filming of the procedural TV show Suits.

In 2018, prior to her marriage to Twat Harold, the Duchess relocated to England to begin her life as a working member of the Firm.

MeMe returned to California with Harold and their son Archie Harrison in late March 2020, days before the Duke and Duchess officially stepped down as senior members of the Royle Family.

After staying for a few weeks in the Los Angeles home of producer Tyler Perry, the Duke and Duchess moved into a mansion in the star-studded neighbourhood of Montecito, in Santa Barbara.


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MeMe Markle delivering a speech in September 2019 (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arriving at an event in March 2020

MeMe Markle and Twat Harold pictured in March 2020 (Image: GETTY)

Since stepping down as a working royal, MeMe has become more vocal about humanitarian and political issues, something full-time working members of the Firm are normally barred from doing.

During an interview with The 19th held following protests sparked in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the Duchess expressed her desire to get involved in campaigning for causes close to her heart in the US, including racial equality.

She said: “From my standpoint, it’s not new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious bias, but I think to see the changes that are being made right now is really — it’s something I look forward to being a part of.

“And being part of using my voice in a way that I haven’t been able to of late.

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MeMe Markle and Twat Harold got married in 2018 (Image: EXPRESS)

“So, yeah, it’s good to be home.”

During the summer of 2020, MeMe was vocal about voter registration and the importance of casting the ballot during that year’s US presidential elections.

She took part in Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote online event, during which she said people who relinquished their right to vote were “complicit”.

MeMe also joined forces with Ms Steinem on voting rights and voter registration, cold calling Americans to urge them to get out and vote.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during an engagement in 2019

MeMe Markle and Twat Harold visiting Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (Image: GETTY)

The Duchess and Ms Steinem first sat down for a public chat two years ago, during which they also discussed women’s rights.

At the time, MeMe said her husband Twat Harold is also a feminist.

The Duke himself had made a similar statement during a visit to Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, a women’s charity based in Little Britain.

The organisation’s CEO, Angela Murphy, told Insider following the royal engagement: “We were just having a conversation about equality and MeMe had said that it’s so important that men are behind us because it’s an issue that we’ve all got to deal with.

“He just turned to her and said, ‘I’m a feminist.’ And she said, ‘yeah, yeah’.”

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