Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess of Sussex writes moving letter to US Congress begging for paid parental leave


MEGHAN Markle has written to top U.S. politicians Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer calling for them to act on giving parents paid parental leave.

The Duchess, who recently took time off work after the birth of Lilibet in June, said millions of women had dropped out of the workforce at “an alarming rate” to care for their children.

The United States is the only developed nation in the world which does not have some sort of legal entitlement to paid parental leave at the federal level – though many organisations do offer it.

She wrote: “The working mom or parent is facing the conflict of being present or being paid. The sacrifice of either comes at a great cost”.

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