Meghan Markle shock: Duchess of Sussex kept her US citizenship to keep politics path open | Royal | News (Reports)


Earlier this year, Meghan and Prince Harry shocked the world when they announced they are stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, they have been living in Los Angeles with their son, Archie.

Earlier this week, both Harry and Meghan once again urged Americans to vote in the upcoming elections in November and hinted they support Democrat Joe Biden.

And now, a source close to the couple has claimed if they gave up their titles, Meghan would seriously consider running for president.

The 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.”

Meghan Markle keen to run for US president (Image: Splash)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in Los Angeles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in Los Angeles (Image: Getty)

However, another source has disputed claims Meghan will pursue a career in politics.

Since stepping back from her senior role in the Royal Family, she and her husband Prince Harry have become increasingly involved in political discussions and urged Americans to vote in the upcoming US election.

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But according to those who work with the Duchess she has no intentions of running for office.

A source added: “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.”

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The couple have urged US voters ahead of election

The couple have urged US voters ahead of election (Image: PA)

During their speech in a Time 100 video, the couple urged people to “reject hate speech” with Meghan adding it’s the “most important election of our lifetime”.

Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

Meghan then added: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day.

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“Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime’.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle timeline

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle timeline (Image: Express)

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

Many viewers believed Meghan and Harry’s speech was in support of Mr Biden, a source close to the couple denied any reference to any presidential candidate.

They said: “The Duke was talking about the tone of debate in the run-up to an election which is already quite febrile.

“He is not talking about any candidate or specific campaign.

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden

US Presidential candidate Joe Biden (Image: Getty)

“He is building on a lot of stuff that he’s said before about online communities, how we engage with each other online, rather than specifically making any political points.”

The Queen and her family are believed to have distanced themselves from Harry’s comments saying the “Duke is not a working member of the royal family”.

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Buckingham Palace said his comments were “made in a personal capacity”.

President Donald Trump said he is not a “fan” on Meghan and wished Harry a “lot of luck”.

Donald Trump not a fan of Meghan Markle

Donald Trump not a fan of Meghan Markle (Image: PA)

He told the Daily Mail: “I’m 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.”

This was not Meghan’s first attempt at getting voters to the ballots.

Last month, the Duchess of Sussex urged US voters to make sure they cast their ballot during a passionate speech.

However, her plea was met with anger as members of the British Royal Family – although not barred from voting – decide not to exercise their right in order to remain neutral.


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