Meghan Markle's Brother Shares His Predictions About The Royal's Future In Politics

Meghan Markle might have left the royal life behind, but she is still very much in the public eye. In fact, one royal biographer believes that the Duchess of Sussex will one day follow in the footsteps of actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan to become the governor of California — and possibly even seek out the U.S. Presidency. "With the support of Democrat godfathers the Clintons and the Obamas, Meghan should have little difficulty getting ­nominated as one of the state's 40 Congressmen sent to Washington," Tom Bower wrote The Sun.

Markle has been open with her political opinions, and in 2016 spoke out against then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him "misogynistic, and so vocal about it" on The Nightly Show. In addition, one source told Vanity Fair that "one of the reasons [Markle] was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics. I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president." Those comments launched the rumor that Markle would run for office in 2024, with one betting site giving her 66-1 odds of winning the election, per Newsweek.

But while Andrew Morton believes Markle would be "eaten alive" if she ever decided to run for president, one of her family members thinks she would be an excellent choice for the White House. 

Meghan Markle's brother thinks her ambition will take her far

While the media continues to speculate on whether or not Meghan Markle will one day run for president, her half-brother believes she would be a good choice for commander in chief. "She obviously has that personality and that determination and drive ... it wouldn't surprise me [if she ran for president]," Thomas Markle, Jr. said, per Daily Mail. "I just know, whatever endeavor she endures and puts her hands on, she will do good things. I wish her the best of luck, but absolutely if that's what she's going to put her sights on, she'll go for it."

Royal biographer Tom Bower thinks Markle is too sensitive for a career in politics — especially since she couldn't handle the pressure she faced as a member of the British royal family. "[Politicians are] probably the public figures who face the most backlash," Bower said, per Daily Mail. "I really think she would struggle. She'd need to learn to take the heat." Another obstacle? Her alleged difficulty getting along with others. "We've seen through the reports about her staff members quitting and moving on that she doesn't seem to be able to hold onto her team," Bower said.