Meghan Markle could have her eyes on the US presidency after being hailed as the top choice for Democrats, it has been claimed. The Duchess of Sussex has previously lobbied Senators to advocate for paid leave for new parents in the US. But royal expert Robert Jobson has pointed out previous presidents have been multi-billionaires.
Royal author Tessa Dunlop told TalkTV: “Historically, America has always been envious of the tinsel and the mystique that comes with our Royal Family.
“They have in effect an elective kinship, Meghan’s got the prince and now she just needs to get herself into position to get into the White House.”
Mr Jobson interjected: “She probably needs a few more quid to be honest.
“When was the last non-multi-billionaire president.
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“I think you go back as far as Jimmy Carter.
“They may think that they really have the publicity but Meghan gets bruised quite easily, doesn’t she?”
It comes as the Duchess thanked Jameela Jamil for “fighting back” on her behalf after the actress criticised the “demonisation” of Meghan in the media.
Jamil – a friend of Meghan’s – said the duchess had faced an “unfathomable amount of shit” amid the “intense unkindness and bigotry and misogyny” of the press.
The duchess, who stepped down as senior working royal in 2020, was exploring the stereotypes and judgments women encounter in the world of activism in the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast.
She told Jamil, “Well, thank you for fighting back”, after the She-Hulk star expressed her concern over Meghan’s experience.
Jamil, who has been an outspoken supporter of the duchess, said: “It’s an unfathomable amount of shit that you take, Meghan. I can’t believe it.
“I fought back on your behalf years before I’d ever met you because I was so outraged by it. I was so outraged with the twisting of this very normal, very kind, very civilised woman.
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“That demonisation just shows how afraid they are of you and I’m sure – maybe you can’t keep this in or whatever – but the treatment of you, and I’m so sorry you’ve had to withstand it, it has re-highlighted for us the intense unkindness and bigotry and misogyny of our media.
“And I think and I hope and I feel faith that the tides are changing because so many of us are fighting back.”
Jamil, who starred in hit series The Good Place, also revealed on the Spotify podcast that Meghan often privately contacts women who are having a “very, very hard time” to offer support during their “most lonely and desperate moments”.
She added: “I also just want to thank you, in a way that you know I probably didn’t get to at the time, but during some of my hardest moments where I’m being the most maligned and harmed by the media, and also by the public, you have been such a sobering voice of unwavering support to me.
“And people don’t know that you frequently reach out to women who are having a very, very hard time. Privately, you reach out to us.”