For the first time in U.S. history, a member of the Royal Family has voted in an American presidential election. According to Newsweek, the outspoken Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle cast her vote for president on Tuesday.

Typically, the Royal Family members shy away from engaging in their allies’ political processes from across the pond. Still, Markle, who is married to England’s Prince Harry, is a U.S. citizen by birthright and decided to participate in the historical electoral process. 

An insider told the publication that the beloved Duchess did vote but did not disclose the method in which she voted. 

“I’m not going to get into methods or timing, but can confirm that the duchess is voting in this election,” the source said to Newsweek. 

The biracial royal, who has experienced her fair share of racism and bigotry, explained why voting in this year’s presidential election was crucial.

In an interview with Time Magazine, she described the 2020 election as the “most important election of our lifetime.”

“Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime,” Markle said. “But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter because you do, and you deserve to be heard.”

The young mother and wife even revealed that she called potential voters this past summer with Gloria Steinem to ensure that they would participate in the democratic process.

Steinem detailed their plan to Access Hollywood. The old-school feminist told the television show that the straight-shooting aristocrat made the calls from her dining room table without pomp and circumstance. 

“We sat at the dining room table where I am right now,” Steinem told Access Hollywood. “And cold-called voters and said ‘Hello, I’m Meg’ and ‘Hello, I’m Gloria’ and ‘Are you going to vote?’ That was her initiative.”

Steinem went on to describe Markle as “smart and authentic.”

The 39-year-old royal was the only member of her household to vote. Prince Harry, now the Duke of Sussex and sixth in line to the throne, did not vote as he is not a U.S. citizen. 

Markle stressed the importance of voting throughout the campaign process. She also recognized and discussed with Marie Claire the significance of her vote. In August, she shared her thoughts with the women’s magazine.

“I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless. I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be here,” she said. “And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.”

Undoubtedly, it’s Markle’s tenacity and chutzpah that makes her a favorite member of the Royal Family among Americans – especially among Black women. The Duchess and her husband chucked deuces to the royal palace and its privileges, opting to move to California with their son, as Blavity previously reported.