The Duchess of Sussex may be looking to use the momentum generated by her Oprah interview to take a shot at a U.S presidential campaign, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
A senior figure from Tony Blair’s administration with strong ties to the U.S capital told the newspaper that Ms Markle had been networking with senior Democrats as she seeks to lay the foundations by “building a campaign and fundraising team” for a presidential bid.
“The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers,” the source said, who presumed the Duchess had earmarked 2024 as her opportunity to succeed Joe Biden.
If successful, Meghan would become the first female president in U.S history.
The Duchess has often hinted at her political affiliation in the past, first speaking out against Donald Trump during a TV appearance in 2016 when she labelled him “divisive”, “misogynistic” and suggested she “might just stay in Canada” if he was elected.
She unsurprisingly pledged her support for the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton in the same interview, not “because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
Prince Harry and Meghan’s spats with Trump continued into his presidency and ahead of the 2020 election when the couple called on U.S voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity”, with Meghan calling the presidential race the “most important election of our lifetime”.
The controversial intervention prompted President Trump to respond, telling reporters: “I’m not a fan of hers. I wish a lot of luck to Harry, he’s going to need it.”
The Mail on Sunday reported that a source close to the couple declined to comment on the story.