Could Meghan Markle have a future in politics? One British television producer seems to think so.
Nick Bullen, who has been making programs about the royal family for almost two decades and has worked closely with Prince Charles, said this week that ‘anything is possible’ for the Duchess of Sussex, 38, who is ‘rewriting the royal rule book’ and ‘determined to make a difference’.
‘I could see her going down that route because she’s not going to stop with just being the Duchess of Sussex,’ he told Fox News said. ‘There’s much more to Meghan and I think we’re only just beginning to see the early days of what Meghan Markle will really do now that she has this global platform.’
In the running? British television producer Nick Bullen thinks Meghan Markle may have a future in politics
Giver: His new documentary highlights her history of advocating for gender and racial equality and also helping people in need
Bullen noted that Meghan has retained her US citizenship, and said he could see her going into politics or taking on a humanitarian ambassador’s role in the US.
In a new documentary called ‘Meghan for President?’ he highlights her history of advocating for gender and racial equality and also helping people in need — things, he said, that point to a possible future in politics.
‘The most surprising thing in the documentary was how early in her life Meghan started to make a difference and how important change was to her,’ he said.
‘And one of the things we found was back at the age of about 10 when she was in her school in Hollywood, she organized a protest against the Gulf War because a little boy in her class, his older brother, was going to fight.
‘And this little boy was really upset and worried. Meghan wanted to make him feel better. So she organized this campaign against the war. We found this footage that hasn’t been seen for years.’
Meghan moving into politics would certainly be an unprecedented move for a member of the royal family, which is staunchly apolitical.
Values: Meghan’s old teacher said she has always ‘stood up for what she believed in’. The royal is pictured at age 11
‘Round the world: Bullen speculates that Meghan, who is pictured with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, may go into politics or take on an ambassador role
Of course, Meghan has never publicly expressed a desire to go into politics, and Bullen is not basing his supposition on a discussion with her.
But the idea has served as entertaining fodder for some, including those who knew her before her marriage.
Liz Kores, Meghan’s sorority sister from Northwestern, says in the new documentary that she would make a ‘phenomenal’ president if she ever chose to run, citing her enthusiasm for volunteering.
Vanity Fair reports that Meghan’s former teacher, Ilise Faye, also spoke about her in the doc.
‘She was one of those children that would stand up for underdog, she would stand up for what she believed in, and she was a leader amongst her friends, her peer group,’ she said.
Palace sources, however, told the publication that she will never run for President of the United States.
West Coast: She and Prince Harry are reportedly house-hunting in California and will be there for Thanksgiving this month
Lifestyle change: She wants Archie to be in touch with his American roots, and the couple reportedly thinks they will have more freedom in Los Angeles
Bullen also noted that Meghan and Prince Harry may soon have a second home in the US.
‘I hear from people who know them well that they are house-hunting in California and they’re coming over for Thanksgiving,’ he said.
‘Meghan’s really keen that Archie grows up understanding his American roots. Her American heritage is incredibly important to her, so I can see a world in which they probably have three bases — the base in the UK for their royal duties, a base in the states for their global work, and then also possibly somewhere in Africa because Africa is incredibly important to both of them.’
Reports that the couple plans to buy a home in the US first surfaced this spring.
‘Meghan definitely wants a place in Los Angeles — she loves the city, the lifestyle and climate,’ a source told The Sun. ‘Ultimately, she is a California girl and can breathe easier there.
‘Spending time there would also allow her some freedom and independence from both the Palace and the Press — and more control over her life and the people around her,’ the publication reported. ‘She is a duchess in the UK, but could be a queen in LA.’