Could Meghan Markle Run For Office One Day?

Carly Ledbetter
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Meghan Markle spoke out about the importance of voting in a feature for Marie Claire magazine published this week. But might the royal have a future in US politics herself?

HuffPost spoke with Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie — authors of the bombshell royals book “Finding Freedom” that came out earlier this week — about their reporting, the Duchess of Sussex’s voting comments, and whether they think she would ever consider getting more involved in politics or running for office herself.

Your Majesty or Madame President? 
Your Majesty or Madame President?

Durand said she would not make a prediction, but added that the Duchess of Sussex is “an incredible role model for women and for young people.

“She’s an incredibly eloquent and inspirational speaker and she has the capacity to really inspire people and get involved and I think that’s what we need in our country right now,” the journalist told HuffPost.

“I think that would be a wonderful moment if she decided to do that, but I wouldn’t venture a guess nor would I encourage her to do so,” Durand said, adding that she’s “sure that there are many people that would love to see that.”

“I think right now [Meghan and Harry] want to focus on the family and really look to the future ― setting up their Archewell nonprofit,” Durand said. “Maybe in the future, we’ll see that, maybe we won’t.”

The Duchess of Sussex is used to charming crowds. 
The Duchess of Sussex is used to charming crowds.

On Tuesday, Marie Claire published a piece featuring 100 women, including the Duchess of Sussex, talking about why they’re voting in the upcoming 2020 election.

Meghan told the outlet that she knows “what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless.”

“I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard,” the duchess added. “And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.”

When asked what the duchess meant by feeling “voiceless,” Scobie told HuffPost that “within the institution of the...

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