Meghan Markle makes history as she voted early in US Election, source claims

Meghan Markle "voted early by mail" and will "eagerly await" the result of the USA’s historic election, a source has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, will watch the events unfold from her and Harry’s plush $14.5m (£11m) Santa Barbara mansion, according to reports.

Former Suits star Meghan reportedly exercised her democratic right ahead of polling day along with millions of other Americans.

Turn out for the vote is set to be the highest in over 100 years as Donald Trump seeks reelection against completion from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

A source told the New York Post that while Harry is unable to cast a vote, Meghan "couldn’t wait" to use her vote.

The same source claimed that the Duchess of Sussex would not have let anything stop her from having her say in the historic election.

They said: "Meghan was an American long before she was a royal.

"She wouldn’t miss voting in this election no matter where she was living."

Harry and Meghan shocked critics earlier this year when they appeared to depart from Royal protocol to encourage Americans to vote.

And the Prince, 36, is said to be taking a "keen interest" in the Biden versus Trump outcome.

An unnamed friend told People magazine: "They have taken a keen interest in this election and I’m sure they are eagerly awaiting the outcome."

Although Harry and Meghan departed from the Firm this year and are no longer considered senior members of the Royal Family, the former actress is the first member of the monarchy to take part in an American election in modern history, The Mail reports.

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In September the pair angered some corners when they appeared in a Time 100 clip urging people to cast their vote whilst hinting at support for Joe Biden.

Harry urged Americans to "reject hate speech" whilst the Duchess of Sussex called the event the "most important election of our lifetime".

She said: "Every four years we are told this the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is.

"When we vote our values are put into action, and our votes are heard."

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Sources close to the couple denied they were publicly supporting the Democratic candidate as royals are expected to remain politically neutral.

Buckingham Palace said the comments were made in a "personal capacity".

Harry noted in the video that he has not been able to vote in the UK but urged Americans to "reject misinformation".

Members of the British Royal Family are not explicitly banned from voting, but avoid doing so to ensure political neutrality.

However, the Queen has previously spoken about voting, encouraging Welsh voters to engage with democracy during a year of particularly low turnout in the Assembly elections.

Meghan has previously called Donald Trump "divisive" and "misogynistic" in comments she made before she married Harry.

The former actress is 66-1 herself to sit in the White House at any point in the future.

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