- Now that she's returned to the United States, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) could potentially pursue a career in politics.
- In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph (opens in new tab), celebrity agent Jonathan Shalit (who reportedly knows Meghan personally), said it's not "beyond the realm of possibility" that Meghan could run for office in the future.
- "She's American-born, she has every right to run for president. Ronald Reagan was a B-list actor who ended up in the White House. Never say never," he said.
Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) may not being using her old HRH title anymore, but her future could include another title—like "Madam President," for example.
The Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) could *potentially* run for office in the United States, according to Jonathan Shalit, a celebrity agent who apparently knows Meghan (opens in new tab) personally.
Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph (opens in new tab), Shalit admitted that he's "never heard" Meghan discuss politics in person, but said that it wasn't "beyond the realm of possibility" to think that she might decide to pursue a career in public service sometime in the future.
"She's American-born, she has every right to run for president. Ronald Reagan was a B-list actor who ended up in the White House. Never say never," he said. "The perception of the couple in America is different to the UK. The UK has a love-hate relationship with the Sussexes, but it's different in the States."
As for her chances at winning an election, Shalit was vague, seemingly referencing the American electorate's problematic history (opens in new tab) with high-achieving, outspoken female candidates in his response.
"I think Meghan is very ambitious, but in this country that is sometimes considered an unpleasant character trait," he admitted. "Yet she's achieved a great deal already."
She'd have our vote.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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