Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, during a rally in Iowa on Thursday, used the British royal drama with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, telling voters that he is proud to be a part of the American system where the people decide, The Hill writes.
“I don’t know if you’ve been following the news about the royal family,” Buttigieg said. “I was thinking how through most of human history the process of deciding who was going to govern a country or a people involved family, involved inheritance, involved a lot of murder and mayhem.”
“Here in the United States, in modern times, it involves something different. It involves the process of deciding where our country will be headed and where our government will be headed involves coming to communities, looking people in the eye, and asking them to caucus for you, and explaining why,” he continued. “I think, in our troubled and turbulent times, it’s good to remember that that is a much better way of deciding on the future of our country, rather than what most of human history has been about, and I’m proud of to be a part of this process with you.”
A week ago the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they will back away from their roles as senior members of the British royal family.
The couple said they plan to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America, but said they continue “to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”
Queen Elizabeth II said in a rare statement that she supported their decision.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family,” the monarch said.