Meghan Markle Has Plans to Run For President, Royal Expert Claims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced a surprising exit from the British royal family back in January — though not many found it to be a surprise. The two wanted to continue changing the world on their own time rather than as instructed by the royal family. Plus, the press and lack of privacy proved to be too much for them.

Now, though, one royal expert is claiming Meghan and Harry’s royal exit wasn’t for more privacy at all — and that Meghan has big plans to run for president.

Meghan Markle smiles at Prince Harry
Meghan Markle smiles at Prince Harry. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the royal family for several reasons

When Harry and Meghan announced that they’d be stepping back from their roles as senior royals, the reasons why quickly unfolded. Meghan had had a difficult time with the press since she and Harry started dating, and the media negativity led her to have a tough time connecting with the public. There were rumors that she and Kate Middleton didn’t get along, though it’s unclear if that had to do with the couple’s departure.

Plus, Harry and Meghan wanted a more private life, especially for their son, Archie, who was not given a royal title at birth.

Privacy was a main concern for the two

Ever since Harry was young, he had always valued privacy. He once recalled the difficulty of walking behind his mother’s casket while millions of people watched, and it seemed to make him wish he could leave the royal family behind. When the two welcomed their son, they opted not to give him a royal title — a possible hint that they might have planned to leave the family all along.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie | Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Leaving Archie without a title meant he might have a better chance at some normalcy — a life that Harry never had the chance to experience. When the couple decided to settle down in Los Angeles, many believed it was with the idea that they’d finally have the privacy they had always wanted.

One royal expert claims Meghan wants to run for president

Though Meghan and Harry reportedly left for privacy reasons, one royal expert suggests that’s not what the two had in mind when they moved to the United States. Royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell told Daily Mail that Meghan is eyeing a run for the presidency, which is why she and Harry relocated.

“I know the Duchess of Sussex has political ambitions and I’ve been told that one day she wants to run for President,” Campbell said. “I think everything she is doing, leaving the royal family and moving back to California is part of her plan and she has taken Harry along with her.”

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It seems unlikely that the two would break into U.S. politics

Though Campbell is convinced Meghan wants to end up in the White House, it seems unlikely that the two would aim for a presidential bid. The royal family has famously stayed out of politics, and though Harry and Meghan have made their stance on some issues clear, a presidency would completely go against their initial want for privacy — and everything the royal family has known about keeping opinions to oneself.

Though going against the family isn’t new for Harry and Meghan, the whole idea seems far-fetched. Still, it’s unclear where exactly Meghan and Harry’s life will go, so nothing is off the table.