Meghan Markle would ‘seriously consider running for president’, source claims

Meghan Markle would "seriously consider running for president" in the future, a source has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry recently recorded a video message urging Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

While they didn't formally endorse a candidate, their remarks have been interpreted as supportive of Democrat Joe Biden.

Ever since the couple stepped away from the Royal Family earlier this year, rumours have been flying that Meghan might run for office in her homeland at some point.

Now a source close to the couple has added more fuel to the fire, claiming the Duchess has always had political ambitions.

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"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," they told Vanity Fair.

"I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president."

However another well-placed source has dismissed the claim.

"While there's no denying she is interested and engaged in politics as a topic, she harbors no ambition to enter a career in politics herself," they told Vanity Fair.

At 39, Meghan meets the age requirement for a presidential run, and she's also a "natural born citizen" having grown up in California.

In January a source indicated she'd be expressing her political views more openly after stepping down as a senior royal.

"The Duchess is said to be frustrated that she was forced to stay out of politics after being engaged to Harr," .they told the Daily Mail.

"She has strong political opinions and will now take advantage of the greater freedom she has to express them publicly."

There are even reports that in 2015 Meghan told then-friend Piers Morgan: "As a kid, I wanted to be either the President or a news broadcaster like you."

Harry and Meghan's Time 100 video was timed for release six weeks out from the November election, which will see challenger Biden attempt to win back the White House from incumbent Donald Trump.

"As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity," Harry said in the clip, in what's believed to be a dig at Trump.

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  • "Every four years, we're told the same thing, 'This is the most important election of our lifetime'," Meghan added.

    "But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard."

    In classic Trump style, the sitting President — who's taken aim at the couple before — told media he's "not a fan of hers".

    "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," he said when asked about the video.

    Meanwhile Buckingham Palace distanced itself from the Sussexes' remarks, releasing a statement saying: "the Duke is not a working member of the royal family".

    Meghan recently teamed up with feminist legend Gloria Steinem for a cold-calling initiative encouraging Americans to vote.

    Steinem revealed that Meghan told her she's "so excited" at fellow mixed-race woman Kamala Harris being nominated for vice president.

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