Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Getty: Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have encouraged Americans to get out and vote in the upcoming presidential election

As we know, the Royal Family has made it clear that they do not want to become directly involved in politics, and have for the most part managed to stick to this code.

Prince Harry, however, has always been somewhat of a maverick, and the Duke of Sussex has decided, along with Meghan Markle, to speak out on the upcoming elections in the United States.

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In a video message released yesterday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle urged Americans to vote and to involve themselves in the political process of the country.

Harry warned American citizens that they must reject 'hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity.' 

Harry said 'This election, I'm not going to be able to vote here in the US, but many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the UK my entire life. As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity.'

Meghan Markle also had plenty to say, stating ''We're just six weeks out from election day, and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years, we're told, 'this is the most important election of our lifetime'. But this one is.''

There has been some public outcry in reaction to Harry's comments, with many taking issue with the fact that a member of the Royal Family has become involved in the political process. A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said 'The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.'

What do you make of Harry's decision to speak out? Should he be getting involved in politics? Of course, Meghan Markle has every right to voice her opinions as an American citizen, but should Harry be getting involved?

Have a look at the video below, and let us know what you think