Meghan Markle Should Continue To Campaign For Political Causes, According To A New Poll

Prince Harry's fiancée has previously voiced her views on human rights, Brexit and Trump.

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As a philanthropist and activist who has long fought for women's equality and improved education, health and sanitation services for girls around the world, Meghan Markle has not been afraid to speak up about human rights and international politics.

And while it's likely Markle will keep shtum about her political views in the lead up to her wedding in May next year, the British public would prefer to see her campaigning continue.

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A recent poll carried out this month by Sky Data asked a sample of 1,600 people: Do you think Meghan Markle should or should not be allowed to continue to actively campaign for political causes?

Meghan Markle at the One World Summit in 2014

A resounding 75 per cent of those asked said Markle should continue to campaign, with only 11 per cent saying she should not. 15 per cent of those questioned said they didn't know.

The result reflects reports made by some commentators, who welcomed the news of the royal wedding by saying the former Suits actress - who just released her official engagement photos - will help to modernise the royal family.

Markle, who has worked with World Vision Canada and as UN women's advocate, has has now stepped away from her charitable commitments to start her royal life with a 'clean slate', Kensington Palace has confirmed. Yet according to BBC royal correspondent Daniela Relph, Markle won't let her marriage stop her for standing up for what she believes in.

'She is American, divorced, an actress and mixed race,' Relph wrote.

'She is also a campaigner with a variety of humanitarian interests and won't want her marriage to limit her ability to speak out and support various causes - particularly those of gender equality.'

There will be one new rule for Markle to follow though, as members of the royal family are expected to remain politically neutral.

In the past, she has made it clear that she's not Donald Trump's biggest fan Trump's biggest fan and in July 2016, she shared an Instagram post that hinted at her thoughts about Brexit.

As human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, told Sky News: 'When royals express political opinions and opinions on social issues it can lead to problems and tensions.'

But when it comes to charity work, those who know Markle believe she will always remain a committed supporter for the causes that matter to her, royal or not.

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