Meghan Markle’s efforts to influence Biden’s $1.75 billion infrastructure plan have failed, it was revealed. The President announced that he had dropped paid leave for parents from his bill. This announcement came just days after the President made an announcement about the President’s decision to drop paid leave for new parents. 

The 40-year old mother-of-2 sparked furious controversy when she turned lobbyist and wrote an open-letter to Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, urging for paid family leave. 

The 1,030-word letter Meghan wrote to the Sussexes on their new post-Megxit paperhead sparked furious controversy. It was written by Meghan and included accusations of Meghan using her British royal title in order to interfere with US politics.

Some also suggested that she was using “tactics of an aspirant politician” and a “ruthless streak” to influence Biden’s Build back Better bill.   

However, her efforts were in vain as the President announced that he has trimmed his proposals for paid parental leave from his infrastructure bill. The bill, which has been tangled in Congress for months, was meant to help him push it forward. 

Meghan Markle's attempt to make paid leave for new parents a 'national right' have failed after it was revealed President Joe Biden has dropped the plan from his $1.75T infrastructure bill

After President Joe Biden revealed that Meghan Markle’s plan to make paid leave for parents new-borns a ‘national right,’ it was abandoned by him. 

President Biden detailed a compromised version of his proposal on Thursday - eight days after Meghan, 40, turned lobbyist by writing to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer about paid leave

On Thursday, President Biden presented a compromise of his proposal. This was eight days after Meghan (40) became a lobbyist by writing to Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer regarding paid leave

The letter was sent to several of the Sussexes preferred media outlets. Meghan, who was born in Los Angeles to a middle-class family, stated that she was writing to Schumer and Pelosi not as an elected official’ nor as a politician’ but rather as an “engaged citizen, parent… and as mom”. 

One of the most striking parts of her letter is when she suggests that her family was poor despite the fact her father being an Emmy-winning lighting director. She was educated at private primary schools and secondary schools. 

She painted a picture showing humble beginnings, and she said that her family struggled as a child. This despite Thomas Markle’s $200,000-per-year income.  

The Duchess of Sussex wrote, “I grew up eating the $4.99 Sizzler salad bar,” “I knew how hard my parents worked for this because eating out, even at five dollars, was something special. I felt lucky.” I started working at the local frozen-yoga shop when I was 13 years old.

She continued, “I waited tables, babysat and piecemealed jobs together in order to cover odds and ends.” 

Meghan did not mention the $750,000 California state lottery winnings her father in 1990. This funded Meghan’s secondary education at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles at $9,412-a semester. 

Meghan also attended a private elementary school – Hollywood’s Little Red Schoolhouse nursery. It costs between $20,000 to $28,300-a year – starting at age two on Thomas’ and Doria’s salaries as an airline steward mother.

She continued her studies at Northwestern University in Illinois. It would have been between $24,000 and $28,000 per year for tuition when Meghan was there from 1999 to 2003. 

The Duchess of Sussex published an open letter to the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader on October 20, in which she referenced her own childhood and her life as a mother

The Duchess Of Sussex wrote an open letter on October 20 to the Senate Majority Leader, House Speaker, and Senate Minority Leader. She made reference to her own childhood and life as a mother. 

The letter also did not mention the massive $14million Montecito mansion, California home where Meghan and Prince Harry live. The couple’s lucrative deals, valued at well over $150 million, with Spotify and Netflix were also omitted. 

Meghan acknowledged that she has not been as hardworking as other parents who don’t have paid leave. However, she said that she and Prince Harry, 37 felt overwhelmed after they had their second child, Lilibet. 

She said, “In June, my husband, and I welcomed our second baby.”

“Like all parents, we were overwhelmed. Like many parents, our feelings were overwhelmed. We were overwhelmed like many parents.

After the birth in June of their daughter Lilibet, Meghan & Harry were able four months of family leave. They then went back to work in September.

After Archie was born in 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge was able take time off and stayed at home for four additional months before returning work.

According to reports, the couple also employed nannies in the UK to care for their children. They fired many of them after Archie was born in 2019. 

Meghan lived in a series of childhood homes in Los Angeles - including a second-floor apartment on Providencia Street, in Woodland Hills

Meghan lived in a number of childhood homes in Los Angeles, including a second-floor apartment at Providencia Street in Woodland Hills.

After her parents divorced in 1983, Meghan and her mother Doria moved into a top-floor apartment (pictured) in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of LA

After her parents divorced, Meghan and Doria moved in with their mother Doria to a top-floor apartment (pictured), in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

Meghan then attacked the American economic system.

“Many of the economic systems in America are past their expiration dates, and too many Americans are forced into making poor decisions about what is most important to them. 

Despite Meghan’s claim that her letter was sent to her as ‘an engaged citizen and parent’, many saw it as her most direct political intervention in US life. However, there is speculation that she dreams of becoming a Democrat politician or running for President.

Angela Levin, journalist, and biographer of Prince Harry, stated to MailOnline that, while the Duchess of Sussex is an American citizen and that the letter from the office of Duke and Duchess Sussex’ was signed ‘on behalf my family, Archie, Lili and Harry’. This amounts to Meghan using her British title, marriage to the sixth inline to the throne, to interfere in US politics.

She stated that Meghan’s two-page letter to Congress asking for money for parental leave is clearly another step in her quest to become a politician. It is amazing that the notepaper she is using says, “From The Office of the Duke and Duchess Sussex” and it shows how she doesn’t realize that she is talking with politicians in a republic which gained its independence from England in 1776.

The truth is that the parental leave bill is in process of being confirmed. Meghan could have taken over her belief that it was largely due Meghan. She also stated that the letter was also ‘on behalf Archie and Lili’. This is a bit of a snub. Poor Harry is last.”

Prince Charles has been known to have written to many US Presidents, including Joe Biden. He also sent the so-called ‘Black Spider Letters,’ to British ministers and politicians over time. However, they were never published in the same way as Meghan’s missive from Schumer and Pelosi.  

Meghan Markle’s 1030 word paid parental leave plea letter is in full 

Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi

I’m not an elected official. I’m also not a politician. Like many others, I am an engaged citizen and parent.

Because you and your congressional colleagues play a significant role in shaping family outcomes for future generations, that’s why I am writing to you as a mom to advocate for paid parental leaves.

Over the past two years, the pandemic exposed long-standing fault lines within our communities. Millions of women have quit the workforce at alarming rates, leaving home to care for their children and grandchildren, while daycares and schools were shut down. The parent or working mom is faced with the choice of being present, or being paid. It is not easy to choose between the two. 

Many people see this sacrifice as more than just the past 20 months. It’s 20-30 years or longer, decades of giving energy, time, and body not only to achieve the American dream but also to maintain stability.

I grew up eating the Sizzler $4.99 salad bar – although it may have been less than that, to be honest, I don’t remember. But what I do recall is the feeling. I remember how hard my parents worked to get this for me. Even at five dollars, eating out was special and I felt fortunate. When my troop would go out to dinner for a big celebration as Girl Scouts, it was back at the same salad bar and The Old Spaghetti Factory because that was what those families could afford.

I began working at the local frozen yogurt shop when I was 13. I worked as a waitress, babysitter, and did other odd jobs to make ends meet. I worked my whole life and saved as much as I could, but that was a luxury. It was all about making ends meet and having enough money to pay my rent and gas.

I am sure that many of your constituents will have their own versions of this story. Perhaps you do too. Our country has many people who work hard but are not given equal opportunities to achieve their common dream. Many of our economic systems are beyond their expiration dates, and many Americans are forced into making poor decisions about what is important to themselves.

My husband and I welcomed our second baby in June. As parents, we were thrilled. We were overwhelmed like many parents. We weren’t faced with the difficult reality of spending those first critical months with our baby or returning to work like fewer parents. We knew that we could take our baby home and in that crucial (and holy) stage, give all of our time to our family and to our children. We knew we could do this without having to make difficult decisions about childcare, work, medical care, and other issues that many face every day.

These are not the right decisions for any family. A family shouldn’t have to choose between earning their living or taking care of their child (or loved one) as we would with a comprehensive paid time plan. 

By taking care for your child, you also take care to your community and your country. Paid leave is a right. We are creating a foundation that addresses mental health outcomes and health care costs. As it stands now, the country is spending a lot of money on symptoms and not causes. I get that people can feel apathetic about Washington D.C. with so much going on, but we cannot afford to let apathy win with stakes this high.

I am writing to you on behalf of millions of American families, who are using their voices and arguing that comprehensive paid leaves should not be an area for compromise or negotiation. Most countries have already established paid leave policies. Estonia offers more than a year and half of parental leave that can be shared with new parents. Other countries offer robust programs that allow both adoptive and birth parents to spend months at home with their child. Contrary to this, the United States does not guarantee paid leave for any worker. One in four workers has not received paid family leave from their employer. I think you’ll agree that we cannot continue to be exceptional if we want to be an exception.

Your strong leadership is essential for the families you represent. Paid leave is on the verge of becoming a national reality. I trust that you will be able to meet this challenge. I know that you must hear from your constituents about their daily decisions to make ends meet and care of their families. 

Paid time off should be a right for all, not a patchwork option that is available only to those whose companies have policies in place or who live in one the few states that has a leave program. If we are to create a new age of family-first policy, let’s make sure there is a strong paid leave program available for all Americans that is guaranteed, easily accessible, and without stigmatization or penalty.

I know how politically charged things can – and have – become. This isn’t about left or right, it’s about right and wrong. This is about putting family above politics. This is a refreshing shift. We all seem to agree on it. Let this be a common goal that unites us in a time when everything seems so divided.

As such, my family, Archie, Lili and Harry, thank you for reading this letter. And on behalf all families, I ask that you keep this important moment from being lost.

As ever, 

Meghan, The Duchess