Meghan Markle compared to Ronald Reagan as ‘perfect fit’ to be next celebrity US President

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Meghan Markle has become increasingly vocal on political matters since stepping down from the Royal Family with husband Prince Harry earlier this year. This has prompted widespread speculation the Duchess could embark on a political career, and a celebrity biography has claimed Meghan would be perfect for the US political stage.

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, biographer Sean Smith, said Meghan’s key attributes would resonate well with the US electorate.

He said the Duchess could easily follow in the footsteps of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris.

Mr Smith said: “I would love to see Meghan go into politics.

“I think she has the intelligence and she articulates feelings that many people feel very very well.

“I think she can make the move from cultural celebrity to somebody of influence.

“The two great black women in that regard are Michelle Obama and Kamala Harris.

“I would love to see Meghan follow in their brilliant footsteps.

“I don’t see why she can’t. I think she would be brilliant at it.”

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When asked if Meghan could ever run as a Presidential candidate, Mr Smith indicated it was certainly possible.

He said: “I would love to see her. I don’t see why not, but one thing at a time.

“It is not unusual for actors to go into politics; all know who they are, Ronald Reagan, Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood.

“So why not? She shouldn’t be diminished because she’s an actor.”

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The biographer said there would “absolutely nothing wrong” with Meghan entering into politics, and urged Britons to leave her alone.

He said: “She is not a working member of the Royal Family and she’s an American citizen and an American woman.

“We had our chance, let her get on with what she wants to do.”

Meghan Markle’s spokesman has indicated the Duchess will continue to openly discuss politics in the future.

They told Insider: “Part of being an active member of society is to take part in the democratic process.

“So encouraging people to get involved in politics is something that is important.

“Obviously it is at a very important part of the American election cycle at the moment, but that doesn’t mean it’s specific to this time.”

Meghan Misunderstood by Sean Smith (HarperCollins, £16.99) is out 12th November.

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