There are rumblings that former royal Meghan Markle has higher aims than Buckingham Palace, the Oval Office. The American has apparently made it known to friends that she is interested in assuming the office of the presidency of the United States.
Her first step, reportedly, was to assume the California Senate seat vacated by Kamala Harris, who became vice president in January 2021.
Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened. Alex Padilla ended up being appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, but that hasn’t stopped the former royal from pushing her political agenda. Her and Harry met with Newsom in October. What occurred in those discussions remain unknown.
But the question is, does Meghan Markle have what it takes to assume the highest office in the land.
New royal biographer believes she has a decent chance.
“The prospect of Meghan running for president is possible and I’d even say likely,” Tom Bower said. “I really believe it’s where she sees herself going.”
If she really believes that she has what it takes to lead a nation of more than 330 million people, I honestly question her sanity.
The idea that a woman who couldn’t handle the gilded cage and relative ease of royalty could lead the most powerful nation on earth, with all the pressures and complexities of the presidency is laughable, ridiculous and just plain delusional.
In her first debate, she would quickly become the butt of several jokes as her opponents would publicly question her dedication to the job. After all, she ran away from her royal duties after a paltry 20 months—how could she make it four years as president?
In her interview with Oprah, she complained about her inability to fit in with the royals and adapt. How would she act with other world leaders? Would she moan that not everyone spoke English and it was difficult to understand them? She seemingly portrayed it as a burden to look up the U.K. national anthem. How can she handle the complexities of the Middle East, if googling a simple song like “God Save the Queen” seemingly stumps and confuses her?
Not to mention, what are her qualifications?
It’s doubtful that opening a briefcase on “Deal or No Deal” provides anyone with much experience about how to navigate the current crisis with Russia and Ukraine, unless, of course, she is given the answer in the case to great fanfare.
She did complete a brief internship with the U.S. State Department in Argentina and supposedly has a degreein international relations. She’s used that degree and experience well, as an actress in Canada and as a temporary royal. Clearly, a role as President of the United States was in her future.
I’m sure her years spent in Canada can maybe help the United States relationship with its northern neighbor, if the question is how Americans can make television and movie productions north of the border. Unfortunately for her, they’ve already figured that out.
Also, is she going to campaign as the Duchess of Sussex? The United States already fought against King George III in the Revolutionary War and won. The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves if the country elected a woman whose great achievement is bagging a dimwitted prince, a blog, a fashion collection and overly laughing at her husband’s jokes while on royal tour.
People may hate former President Donald Trump, but at least he did run a real estate empire. As far as we’re aware, the only thing she’s really run is her blog, ‘The Tig.’
In addition, her appeal is limited. She and her husband, due to their own actions leaving the royal family, are quite divisive in the public space and somewhat unpopular. The massive support she would need to pull off a presidential run is seriously lacking. Yes, she was able to get a deal with Netflix and Spotify, but neither she nor her husband have produced much of note, and we’re expected to believe she can raise billions for a presidential campaign? Unlikely.
To give her some credit, she is a great public speaker—though she could work on eliminating some of that word salad. Yes, it does sound pretty, but lacks a little something called substance.
Meghan Markle may have delusions of grandeur, but in reality she is merely a sideshow attraction. A former actress who found a prince and decided to use him and the titles he was afforded to try and finally achieve her own Hollywood dreams and fulfill her apparent political ambitions.
Like her royal career, it will all likely end in failure.