Meghan Markle has a ‘keen interest’ in US politics but won't run for president any time soon: Royal biographer

Royal biographer Penny Junor told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that although Meghan was "politically aware and I am sure she takes a very keen interest in what’s going on in the U.S. at the moment," she'd be "surprised if she had any intention of running for president any time soon"


                            Meghan Markle has a ‘keen interest’ in US politics but won't run for president any time soon: Royal biographer

Nick Bullen, an executive producer, who has worked closely with Harry’s father, Prince Charles, for eight years and has made programs about the British Royal family for at least 10 years, released a new documentary titled 'Meghan for President?'

The documentary takes a look at the journey of the former 'Suits' star - from attending her first anti-war protest at the age of 10 to becoming a TV actress to marrying a prince, now sixth in line to the throne.

It also weighs in on the possibility of the Duchess of Sussex, who has been outspoken on the issues of gender and racial equality, taking a keen interest in the politics of her homeland, especially since she retained her U.S. citizenship. 

So, is there a remote possibility of Meghan Markle playing an active role in U.S. politics or even run for the Oval Office someday? We asked a Royal expert. 

Penny Junor, a royal biographer who has authored books like 'Diana, Princess of Wales' (1982), 'Charles, Prince of Wales' (1987 and 1998), and 'Charles and Diana: Portrait of a Marriage' (1991), told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) that although Meghan was "politically aware and I am sure she takes a very keen interest in what’s going on in the U.S. at the moment", she will be "surprised if she had any intention of running for President any time soon."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle on October 25, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Getty Images)

"She is busy having babies and coming to terms with life as a working member of the British royal family. And I would say that the two roles are incompatible," she added. It is more likely the 38-year-old will continue to speak about women’s empowerment and equality without ever committing to any particular political profile in the U.S.

Also, members of the Royal family are supposed to be apolitical. As a result, they don't tend to make their subjective political views public. So there was speculation Prince Harry would need to give up his noble title and all he is entitled to, if his wife decides to pursue a definitive political role overseas.

However, Junor said "the whole idea is very unlikely" but added it would not be a "hugely big deal for his wife to be involved in the politics of another country." Nevertheless, calling America home again could definitely prove to be an oasis for Meghan from the constant criticism she is subjected to by the British press when she is the U.K.

Political figures like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also called out the British media for treating the Duchess harshly. "If Meghan and Harry were living in America and no longer receiving money from the British taxpayer, and she was pursuing a political career, I don’t think the British media would present a problem," Junor said.

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