Meghan's Entering Politics Not 'Ludicrous': 'Could Make a Real Difference'

Meghan Markle's potential future in politics is not a "ludicrous" prospect according to a British morning show host who says the royal "could make a real difference."

Host Lorraine Kelly discussed Meghan's suitability for office after the publication of a Vogue article in which the duchess had a frank discussion about the Supreme Court's overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision with prominent feminist Gloria Steinem.

In the article, which was published on Wednesday, Meghan made some of her strongest political commentary to date, backing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and responding to Steinem's point that pressure needed to be applied to the White House and Congress to get this done with the comment: "Well, Gloria, maybe it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to [Washington] D.C. together soon."

Meghan Markle's Potential Political Future
British morning show host Lorraine Kelly said that Meghan Markle "has things to say" and an "astonishing platform" which makes a political future a possibility. Meghan photographed October 28, 2018. The White House (inset) photographed February 7, 2001. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool /Getty Images/Alex Wong/Newsmakers

Discussing the article with Daily Mirror royal editor, Russel Myers, Kelly said that this was an area where Meghan "really comes into her own."

"[Meghan] and Prince Harry as well have been speaking about the abortion bans in many parts of the United States," she told Myers. "And this is where she really, I think...comes into her own and it raises that whole speculation over whether or not she's going to go into politics."

Myers then raised the point that Meghan and Harry are able to engage so closely with political discussions such as the commentary on Roe v. Wade because of their decision to step down as full-time working royals in 2020 before moving to the U.S.

"They've got their financial freedom, they've got their essential freedom from the royal family," he said, adding that this is why "they can speak on political issues."

Regarding Meghan's comment on making a trip to Washington D.C. with Steinham, Myers said:

"Does she have political ambitions? I do think she does and she's certainly rubbing shoulders with the right people and making the right noises," he said. "Sometimes it might not seem so ludicrous that she might stand for office."

To this Kelly enthusiastically agreed.

"I don't think it's ludicrous at all," she said. "She's got things to say and she's got an astonishing platform and she could make a real difference."

Kelly and Myers are not the only commentators to have speculated about Meghan's potential route to political office.

In May, President Joe Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, a close advisor to her brother, said that she would welcome Meghan if she wished to join the Democratic Party and could she could make a good future president.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Biden Owens said: "It's wonderful to have women in politics. 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," she said.

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Meghan Markle opened up about experiencing a miscarriage during her second pregnancy and how it affected her views on the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in an article for Vogue with Gloria Steinem. Meghan (L) speaking with Steinem on the phone, June 2022. And (R) Meghan with her first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, September 25, 2019. Archewell/HENK KRUGER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When asked by the interviewer if she believed Meghan would make a good future candidate for the presidency, Biden Owens responded: "Yes, perhaps. Of course she will."

In the course of her Vogue discussion with Steinem, Meghan touched on her own experience of having a miscarriage with her second pregnancy and how this impacted her view of the decision made by the Supreme Court with regards to Roe v. Wade.

"I think about how fortunate I felt to be able to have both of my children. I know what it feels like to have a connection to what is growing inside of your body," Meghan told Vogue.

"What happens with our bodies is so deeply personal, which can also lead to silence and stigma, even though so many of us deal with personal health crises. I know what miscarrying feels like, which I've talked about publicly," she said. "The more that we normalize conversation about the things that affect our lives and bodies, the more people are going to understand how necessary it is to have protections in place."

"Nobody should be forced to make a decision they do not want to make, or is unsafe, or puts their own life in jeopardy," Meghan added.

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