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Meghan Markle would have to make IMMENSE SACRIFICES to run for US president, says expert

'Most obviously, they would have to wholly give up their Sussex titles,' said Daniela Elser
Meghan Markle may run for President's office (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle may run for President's office (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

An expert has cautioned Meghan Markle over her possible future plan to run for the US president’s office, saying she'd have to make "immense sacrifices". Apparently, the most recent hint was after Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme court and the Duchess of Sussex told feminist Gloria Steinem and journalist Jessica Yellin, “Well, Gloria, maybe it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to D.C. together soon.” Then the Daily Mail columnist Dan Wootton also reportedly tried to imply that Meghan’s ultimate goal is Washington, D.C.

Wootton recalled a conversation he had with “one of Meghan’s increasingly frustrated close aides in early 2019”. He said that the source told him, “I am now convinced there is something bigger going on here – an eventual plan that involves running for office in America. She’s obsessed with US politics. I think we’re [the royal family] now just a stepping stone to something she considers far more important and attractive.”


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a reception for young people at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

However, it’s not just people’s speculation, the former actress has also shown her interest in American politics time and again. Soon after Megxit, she participated in an event by Michelle Obama’s ‘When We All Vote’. Meghan had told Marie Claire: “I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless.” She had also reportedly asked people of America to “reject hate speech,” which was taken as a dig at former president Donald Trump.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the service of thanksgiving for the Queen. on June 3, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Trump had also given back at that time by telling ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’, “I'm not a fan of Meghan. I'm not a fan and I wasn't right from the beginning. I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose.” He had added, “I want to know what's going to happen when Harry decides he's had enough of being bossed around. Or maybe when she decides that she likes some other guy better.”

Then in September 2020, Meghan and Harry did a video together urging people to vote, which was seemingly taken as a backing of Joe Biden for the office. At the time, a source 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. I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president.”

However, now journalist Daniela Elser has claimed that if the 40-year-old is really serious about her “ambition”, she should be ready for all the “sacrifices”. She wrote for “The appeal of being number one on the Pope, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Beyonce’s call list would look pretty good in that context. However, the sacrifices that Meghan and Harry would have to make if she truly harboured a desire to one day hold the nuclear codes would be immense. Most obviously, they would have to wholly give up their Sussex titles.”

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit One World Observatory at One World Observatory on September 23, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Elser continued: “The mother-of-two could also wave goodbye to whatever privacy she and Harry have carved out for themselves in their adopted hometown of Montecito. Meghan would have to commit to month upon month of fundraisers, sucking up to Democratic donors, having to shake tens of thousands of hands, cuddle strangers’ babies, and pose for selfies,” before adding, “The whole process, even before she might reach office, would be exhausting, expensive and put a target on her family’s backs in terms of the press, critics and the often toxic miasma that are social media hordes. Or, basically all the things the Sussexes left the UK to escape.”