What Joe Biden's Sister Really Thinks About Meghan Markle's Political Future

If Meghan Markle had any Cinderella fantasies when she married Prince Harry in 2018, they were dashed faster than Cindy's coach turned back into a pumpkin. From the start, there were murmurs that Meghan and Harry married too quickly before the very American actress had a chance to learn the intricacies of royal life and adjust to British culture. The newlyweds were also unprepared for the treatment they received from the British press, who appeared to slam her for the same so-called "offenses" they overlooked in her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton (via Bored Panda).

Meghan and Harry hoped that their exodus to California would give them more freedom and allow them to pursue their own passions through their production deal with Netflix, via Deadline. That, too, has turned out to be a disappointment so far. One of their pet projects, the proposed animated series "Pearl," was canceled in the wake of Netflix's budget cuts. But Meghan is refusing to back down on the project and is reportedly shopping it around to competing networks. Then there was her go at writing a children's book. "The Bench" was a sweet tribute to fathers everywhere and hit the bestseller list quickly, per Insider, but royals experts slammed Meghan's book as being dull and not really aimed at children.

But what is next for the duchess? One unexpected source has an interesting suggestion.

Valerie Biden Owens thinks Meghan Markle has a future in politics

President Joe Biden has a close relationship with his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, who helped him in his presidential campaign and who continues to be one of his staunchest supporters. During a previous interview on the UK news show "Good Morning Britain" to promote her upcoming book, "Growing Up Biden," Owens was asked about her opinion of a comment made by royal biographer Tom Bower regarding Meghan Markle (via The Independent). Bower, who's writing an unauthorized biography of the duchess, has claimed that she is likely to make a run for the presidency herself at some point down the road, per the Daily Mail.

"It's wonderful to have women in politics," declared Biden Owens. "The more women we have, the better our democratic system will work with a better point of view, a different point of view and we embrace all women. We welcome [Meghan] to come in and join the Democratic Party." The interviewer followed up by asking whether Meghan could actually go as far as winning the presidency, some years down the road. Biden Owens replied, "Yes, perhaps — yes, of course, she will."

This scenario is unlikely to unfold anytime soon, however. Right now, the Duchess of Sussex is busy with her media and social outreach projects, not to mention being the mother to 3-year-old Archie and Lilibet Diana. Plus, Biden Owens said, her brother "absolutely" plans to go for a second term in 2024.