When she was speaking only as an American actress, Meghan Markle was accustomed to expressing her views, political or otherwise, with few reservations.
Just months before she is set to become a part of the British royal family, however, experts say Prince Harry’s fiancee must now come to terms with the self-censorship her new position will require.
The “Suits” star further explained her decision by describing GOP nominee Donald Trump as “misogynistic” and “divisive.”
Historian Robert Lacey, who has written extensively about the British monarchy, said Markle will have to keep those partisan opinions to herself when she represents the royal family.
She will also likely be required to remain mum on international issues she has dealt with as part of her United Nations ambassadorship and volunteer efforts at World Vision.
“I can see that this is going to be a real problem in the months and years ahead for her, an existential problem,” he said.