Meghan Markle could run for US president within the next ten years, a royal biographer has claimed.
Tom Bower, a British author who is currently writing a biography of the Duchess of Sussex, believes she could follow in the footsteps of other Hollywood actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan and enter the world of politics.
Since stepping down as senior members of the royal family in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan have settled in Santa Barbara, California, where they live with their son Archie and baby daughter Lilibet.
In a column for The Sun, published ahead of Meghan’s 40th birthday on 4 August, Bower proposes that the duchess could use her friendship with US Vice-President Kamala Harris and the Obamas to “promote her own political ambitions”.
“And what about the next 40 years? Once Harry has finished promoting his books, will Meghan launch her own global campaign to engage in the swirling muck of American politics?” he asked.
Ex Fox News host Megyn Kelly has called Meghan Markle a “dishonest, narcissistic opportunist” following speculation that the royal may one day set her sights on running for president of the United States.
Kelly’s comments follow an interview given by President Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, on Tuesday, in which she said that Meghan was “welcome to join the Democratic Party” and added that she thought the royal would make a good future candidate for the presidency.
Speaking to GB News host Dan Wootton on Wednesday, Kelly said she thought that Meghan “would love to be president one day because she appears to love the spotlight.”