MEGHAN Markle has been cold-calling US voters ahead of November's presidential election, Gloria Steinem has said.
The claim comes just months after the Duchess and Prince Harry settled in Los Angeles having stepped down as senior royals and left the UK earlier this year.
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Since joining the royals, Meghan is widely thought to have felt frustrated by a tradition requiring her to remain neutral on political issues.
Reports have previously suggested that she intended to use her vote in the upcoming contest between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.
She has also recently taken part in a number of online summits and interviews, and last month recorded a "backyard chat" with feminist writer and Democratic campaigner Steinem.
The discussion covered topics including voter suppression, women's equality, and the importance of representation for minorities.
And speaking to Access Hollywood, Steinem revealed that the pair also cold-called voters to urge them to use their vote in this November's election.
"She came home to vote," Steniem said.
"The first thing we did, and why she came to see me, was we sat at the dining room table where I am right now and we cold-called voters.
"[We] said ‘Hello, I’m Meg’ and ‘Hello, I’m Gloria’ and ‘Are you going to vote?’
"That was her initiative.”
Meghan has not stated publicly which way she intends to vote in November, but speaking to Steinem she did say she was pleased to see Kamala Harris, the first African-American vice presidential candidate, on the Democratic ticket.
"I’m so excited to see that kind of representation," she said.
"You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity.
"As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you aspire to something greater than what you see in your own world?
"I think maybe now we’re starting to break-through in a different way."
Last month also saw her take part in an online summit intended to encourage women to vote organised by former first lady Michelle Obama.
"We're only 75 days away from election day," she told the meeting.
"And that is so very close and yet there's so much work to be done in that amount of time because we all know what's at stake this year."
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