During President Donald Trump's second state visit to the United Kingdom, he planned on spending some quality time with the British royals, except Meghan Markle. According to an official itinerary, the leader of the free world scheduled no face time with the Duchess of Sussex. Naturally, the royal rock star's absence raised quite a few questions about why she'd miss such a rare opportunity to meet the President of the United States.
Meghan Markle may be officially apolitical now, but before she was linked to Prince Harry, she was quite vocal about her beliefs, including the notion that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump may not have had the utmost respect for women.
On an episode of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore in May 2016, Markle joked that she'd move to Canada, where Suits, on which she acted at the time, films, full time if he won the election. Then she got serious, discussing how the Republican party lost the female vote in 2012 by 12 points.
What's more, in Andrew Morton's biography of the Duchess, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, one of Markle's fellow former Deal Or No Deal models told the author that when Trump visited the set, he was, quote, "super creepy," and although some of the girls cozied up to Trump, Markle went out of her way to avoid him.
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