Daily US Times: Prince Harry has urged US voters to “reject hate speech” and vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election.
He made the remarks alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, in a US television broadcast.
A spokesperson for the couple said the comments did not refer to any specific political party or candidate but were instead “a call for decency”.
Voting for the next US president, with candidates including Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump, is on November 3.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in a live video as part of the Time 100 – a list compiled by Time magazine to celebrate the world’s most influential people. They joined the interview from what appeared to be their California home.
It was the first joint TV appearance for the couple since they ceased being working members of the Royal Family in March.
The duke said as he sat on a bench alongside Meghan:”As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
Prince Harry also reminded Americans to be discerning in the content they consumed online.
36-year-old duke said: “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.”
He said he would not be voting in the election because he was not a US citizen, adding that he had never voted in UK elections either.
Traditionally, members of the Royal Family do not vote, and the Queen is politically neutral.
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