Meghan Markle faces immense sacrifices if she runs for office, warns expert

Meghan Markle has been warned against running to be President of the United States in 2024.

Rumours have been swirling for the last 12 months about a potential bid for leadership from Duchess of Sussex.

Earlier this year, a senior source said that the Democratic party was “buzzing” about Meghan’s potential political career.

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She also reportedly has "ambitions" in the field, the source said, as well as "potential backers" already.

Meghan and Harry first dipped their toes into politics during the 2020 presidential election, which saw Joe Biden beat out Donald Trump to the top spot.

The Duchess urged voters to "reject hate speech", seen as a direct criticism of Trump.

Her comment led to the sitting president at the time to claim he was "not a fan" of Meghan.

And now an expert has warned that she would have to make a lot of “sacrifices” should she want to take on the most powerful leadership role in the world.

Writing for news.com.au, Daniela Elser said: “The appeal of being number one on the Pope, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Beyonce’s call list would look pretty good in that context.

“However, the sacrifices that Meghan and Harry would have to make if she truly harboured a desire to one day hold the nuclear codes would be immense.

“Most obviously, they would have to wholly give up their Sussex titles.

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“The mother-of-two could also wave goodbye to whatever privacy she and Harry have carved out for themselves in their adopted home town of Montecito."

Elser warned that Meghan would have to commit to "month upon month" of fundraisers, and "sucking up" to Democratic donors in order to gain the financial clout her campaign would need.

She also claimed that Meghan would have to shake "tens of thousands of hands, cuddle strangers’ babies, and pose for selfies" when out on the campaign trail..

This, she added, would be "exhausting, expensive and put a target on her family’s backs in terms".

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She said: “Or, basically all the things the Sussexes left the UK to escape.”

The couple left the UK a few years ago to escape the media and live a more private life – they also gave up their jobs as working royals at the time, too.

However, they have since given media interviews on a regular basis, including allowing Netflix cameras into their lives for a future documentary.

The Daily Star has reached out to Meghan's team for a comment.

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