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The Sussexes

Buckingham Palace: “Any comments by Prince Harry are made in a personal capacity”

Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on remarks made by the Duke of Sussex on the importance of voting ahead of the United States presidential election.

In a televised broadcast alongside the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry urged US citizens to “reject hate speech” and ensure they vote in the election which takes place in November,

When approached for comment by the UK press, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “We would not comment.

“The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”

The next election takes place on November 3rd, with Donald Trump aiming to be reelected for a second term in the White House.

His Democratic Party rival, Joe Biden, bids to become the oldest sitting President in US history.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said that comments made by the couple did not refer to any specific political party or candidate and was “a call for decency”.

Prince Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

“When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourself in someone else’s shoes.

“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”