Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pursuing Political Careers Wouldn’t Be That Far-Fetched

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently stepped down from their roles as senior royals, leaving behind the United Kingdom for a more private life in the United States. The two received some backlash for their decision but ultimately wanted to do what was best for their family.

One royal expert recently claimed that Meghan is now eyeing the U.S. presidency. And though it seems far-fetched, the duchess’ past comments suggest it should not be totally ruled out.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their royal departure back in January

Late last year, Harry and Meghan took a six-week hiatus from royal life after constant battles with the press and the public over their attitudes and relationship. Though Harry had always had a high approval rating, Meghan’s was never quite at the same level, and it was difficult for her to create a strong public image.

The time spent away from the spotlight showed the couple a life with more privacy and greater freedom. And when they returned to royal life in January, they announced that they’d be stepping down to create a better environment for themselves and their son, Archie.

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One royal expert recently claimed Meghan would run for president

Meghan and Harry have since settled down in Los Angeles, California, and so far, they’ve been flying mostly under the radar. The couple announced their new charity, Archewell, though a few road blocks have placed it on a brief hold.

Royal biographer Lady Colin Campbell revealed back in June that Harry and Meghan moved to the U.S. so that Meghan could start building a career toward becoming president. Of course, the accusation seems a bit far-fetched. But a look at Meghan’s past says otherwise.

Meghan’s past comments suggest she could make a move into politics

Meghan actually had political ambitions when she was in college. The now-duchess interned at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina during her junior year of college, where she received an up-close look at U.S. politics and international relations.

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In 2013, Meghan revealed in an interview that she thought she’d end up pursuing a career in politics. “I had always loved politics, so I ended up changing my major completely, and double-majoring in theater and international relations,” she told Marie Claire. “I thought for sure I would still have a career in politics.” Meghan also said that, upon returning to LA from Argentina, she opted to get into acting instead.

Now that Meghan and Harry are on their own, she might decide it’s finally time to see those political ambitions through.

Harry’s family has always largely remained out of the political sphere

Though Meghan has certainly never been opposed to a political career, Harry might be a different story. The royal family largely stays away from political discussion, and while royals have spoken out about certain social issues, a political career was never something that was in the cards.

Now that Harry isn’t professionally linked to the royal family, it’s possible he might tell Meghan to go for it, and the two could get started down a political path. They’ve only just relocated to the U.S., so it seems all doors are still open.