For any Americans who are not yet tired of Meghan Markle, rumors are circulating that she may run for president in 2024.
One senior Labor Party figure — a veteran of Tony Blair‘s Downing Street administration with strong links to Washington – told Britain’s “The Daily Mail” that Markle, 39, was networking among senior Democrats. A source close to the Duchess of Sussex declined to comment, but the couple have made little secret of their political beliefs.
Constitutional experts said she would have to renounce her title if she wanted to hold public office in the United States. Buckingham Palace tried to distance the royal family from the remarks she and Prince Harry made during the election by issuing a statement saying that “’the duke is not a working member of the royal family” and describing his comments as “made in a personal capacity.”
The source added that the presumption was that the duchess was eyeing 2024, when President Joe Biden will be 82 and deciding whether he wants to run for a second term.
If she made it to the White House, Markle would be the first female president, succeeding where Hillary Clinton failed, and the second non-white occupant of the Oval Office after Barack Obama. She also would be following in the footsteps of President Ronald Reagan, who was a Hollywood actor for four decades before switching to politics.
During the 2020 campaign, the duchess addressed the When All Women Vote Couch Party, the organization cofounded by Michelle Obama to encourage participation in elections. Markle’s friends previously have encouraged speculation about her political ambitions, describing her rise from modest beginnings as ‘the embodiment of the American dream.”
The Duke of Sussex, who told Oprah Winfrey that his family ‘literally cut me off financially,” is set to inherit millions more from the queen mother when he turns 40, He can expect a sizeable payment in four years when it is believed he will receive money put in a trust fund by the queen when she inherited the queen mother’s fortune.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice