Status: 03.10.2023, 07:11 a.m.
By: Susanne Kröber
Meghan Markle is said to have had political ambitions for some time. But now the Duchess of Sussex could become a saving solution for the US Democrats.
Montecito – Meghan Markle (42) sits in the Oval Office, while Prince Harry (39) plays with Archie (4) and Lilibet (2) on the lawn of the White House – a fever dream of the former "Suits" actress or the realistic vision of the future of an ambitious royal dropout? There has been speculation about a possible political career for the Duchess of Sussex for some time, but now the first step seems to be within reach.
Meghan Markle traded as successor to senator: "Name on everyone's lips"
Back in the summer, there were rumors that Meghan Markle was eager to follow in the footsteps of California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who had announced her resignation for 2024. But now the former mayor of San Francisco passed away on September 29 at the age of 90, leaving a void that Gavin Newsom (55), the governor of California, must now fill. Meghan is said to have been brushed off by him in advance as "incredibly stubborn", but as a prominent interim solution, the Duchess of Sussex could now still get what she wanted.
According to The Mail on Sunday, Gavin Newsom has promised to appoint a black woman as Feinstein's successor to the Senate. And this announcement could now fall on the feet of the governor of California. "The problem he faces now is that the best candidates have already announced that they will run for Feinstein's seat in the next election in November 2024," a source told Daily Mail. After Feinstein's death, however, Newsom now needs an elegant interim solution. If he were to appoint one of the candidates for 2024, "he will be accused of nepotism." Appearance: Meghan Markle!
So he has to find a woman of color who can do the job for 13 months and is willing not to stand up to one of the veteran politicians who have already thrown their hats into the ring. There are not so many women to whom this applies. That's why Meghan's name is on everyone's lips.
An insider, according to the Daily Mail
"No impossibility": Meghan Markle could start a political career
For Meghan Markle, the succession of Dianne Feinstein as senator could become a political springboard. Even if the position were to be filled by another candidate in 2024, the Duchess of Sussex would at least have a foot in the door if she really had ambitions for the US presidency. "Meghan is definitely far-fetched, but given the madness that prevails in US politics these days, this is not an impossibility. Crazier things have happened," Gavin Newsom, a close donor to the Democrats, told the Mail on Sunday.
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Meghan Markle reportedly wants to follow in the footsteps of the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (right). (Photomontage) © IMAGO/i Images/MediaPunch
Actors have already proven several times that they can make it far on the political stage in the USA – Ronald Reagan (93, † 2004) went down in history as the 40th President of the United States, "Terminator" star Arnold Schwarzenegger (76) was one of the predecessors of incumbent Gavin Newsom as governor of California. However, Meghan Markle cannot count on the support of an ex-president, and not just because he is a Republican: Donald Trump (77) "didn't like how she dealt with the Queen". Sources used:dailymail.co.uk