MEGHAN Markle would “seriously consider running for president” if she and Prince Harry ditched their royal titles, says a source close to the couple.
“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 insider told Vanity Fair‘s Katie Nicholl.
“I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president.”
However those working close to the Duchess say she has no plans to enter the cutthroat world of politics.
One said: “While there’s no denying she is interested and engaged in politics as a topic, she harbours no ambition to enter a career in politics herself.”
However, it’s not the first time Meghan has been linked to the top job at the White House.
Earlier this month, a celebrity agent who knows the duchess, said it would be “beyond the realm of possibility” for her to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump.
Jonathan Shalit told the Sunday Telegraph: “She’s American-born, she has every right to run for president.
“Ronald Reagan was a B-list actor who ended up in the White House. Never say never.”
And he was quick to point out that the perception of the couple in the States is very “different to the UK”.
Mr Shalit, who has met the Duchess on a number of occasions, continued: “The UK has a love-hate relationship with the Sussexes, but it’s different in the States.
“I think Meghan is very ambitious, but in this country that is sometimes considered an unpleasant character trait.
“Yet she’s achieved a great deal already.”
Harry and Meghan Markle were slammed for “interfering in US politics” earlier this week after piping up with their views.
They told voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” while Meghan called the presidential race the “most important election of our lifetime.”
However many saw their words as a thinly veiled attemptto get their fans to vote Donald Trump out of office.
Buckingham Palace said at the time: “The duke is not a working member of the Royal Family. Any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”
Royal biographer Robert Jobson said the pair should give up their royal titles if they want to pursue a political agenda.
He said: “Frankly, I think it would be better for Harry to withdraw, along with his son, from the line of succession to avoid further confusion.
“With that issue out of the way, Meghan encouraging people to vote is something that would be praised, not criticised.”
Prince Harry admitted that he was not eligible to vote in the US election in November and that he never voted in the UK because royals are meant to be politically neutral.
The pair have been slammed by viewers, who said that politics and the election is none of their business.
One user responded to Harry’s role in the comment by saying: “None of his business he is purely a guest in the country.”
Another tweeted: “Completely inappropriate, especially from Harry.”
“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.
“Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard.”
Harry added: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.
“When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.
“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”
Despite claims that this was an attempt to get their fans to vote Trump out of office, a source close to Harry insisted the Duke was not referring to him nor any other individual.
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Trump himself slammed Meghan Markle from the White House podium following the video message.
“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump said Wednesday to a question posed by DailyMail.com.
“I would say this – and she has probably heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”