Meghan Markle reportedly has serious ambitions to run for president
Meghan Markle harbors serious ambitions to run for president of the United States, according to a report.
After the Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry dumped royal duties with their historic Megxit this year, the 39-year-old former “Suits” star now has her eye on the White House, a close friend told Vanity Fair.
“One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics,” the unidentified friend told the mag.
“I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president,” the friend added of rumors of a 2024 run.
Her biographer, Omid Scobie, also previously claimed that the former actress “has her eyes set on the US presidency.”
“Meghan is the embodiment of the American dream. One day we may see Meghan become president,” the author of “Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family” previously told a documentary, Vanity Fair said.
Harry and Meghan already sparked scandal with a video urging people to vote that heavily hinted that she was against President Trump, despite the long-standing practice for royals to remain politically neutral. She reportedly has also been cold-calling Americans, urging them to vote.
Buckingham Palace distanced itself from the scandal — insisting the comments were “in a personal capacity” and stressing that they were no longer working royals — while Trump said he was “not a fan of hers.”
“I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s gonna need it,” Trump said at the White House Wednesday.
Meanwhile, some royal watchers are already writing off her chances of ever surviving a brutal presidential election race.
“I would state categorically that she has no chance of ever running for president. She would be eaten alive,” Andrew Morton, author of “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” told Vanity Fair.
“You need the skin of a rhino to run for office especially in America which is an utterly polarized nation. Look what happened to Hillary [Clinton], and she has lived and breathed high-octane politics since college.
“Americans don’t want lectures from Brits — royal blood or not. Just as we don’t want lectures from well-meaning Americans.”
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