Meghan Markle is reportedly networking her way through senior Democrats to help mold her plans to run for the US presidential election in 2024, which will make her the first female US president.
Meghan had confined in some of her friends about her political dream and now hopes her famous Oprah Winfrey interview will energize support in the US, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Meghan was also said to have been networking in the open among senior Democrats to create fundraising teams and a campaign for her political ambition, according to a senior UK politician who served under former UK PM Tony Blair and has close ties to Washington.
“The Blairite, internationalist, and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers,” a source told the UK outlet.
Meghan is said to be eyeing the 2024 campaign if President Biden, who will turn 82, decide not to run for a second term, the source said.
Meghan Markle biographer and friend, Omid Scobie, had said in the past that Meghan “has her eyes set on the US presidency.”
The author of “Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family” had told a documentary, “Meghan is the embodiment of the American dream. One day we may see Meghan become president.”
Another unnamed friend told Vanity Fair last year that the duchess “would seriously consider running for president.”
“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,” the source claimed.
Meanwhile, a biographer had initially insisted that Meghan does not have the “skin of a rhino to run for office,” with her sensitivity to criticism blown open during her sit-down with Winfrey.
“I would state categorically that she has no chance of ever running for president. She would be eaten alive,” Andrew Morton, author of “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,” told Vanity Fair.