In an interview with Ellen, Meghan Markle allegedly ‘kicked off a serious bid for US president’.
Meghan Markle re-addressed her stance on paid parental leave with Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday, and royal commentator Daniela Elser believes her appearance hinted at a possible political career.
According to a royal expert, Meghan Markle’s appearance on the Ellen show was a major sign that she might pursue a political career.
The 40-year-old appeared on the talk show on Thursday, which commentator Daniela Elser believes was an attempt to introduce “Meghan the Proto-Politician” to the American people.
Her appearance was her first on-camera appearance since her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, which sparked outrage after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were accused of portraying the Royal family in a negative light.
“There is every chance that today’s date will be recorded as the day that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, kicked off her political career in earnest,” Elser wrote in her News Au column.
“With her campaigning for paid parental leave, including cold calling senators to press the point, the wife of the sixth in line to the throne has become a regular occurrence of late, causing furrowed brows and clucking tongues in both Washington and London.”
Meghan addressed political issues during the interview, saying that she “will do everything I can to implement [paid family leave].”
Elser said she was reminded of several interviews between “Ellen’s California-beige armchairs and the top tier of Democratic politics” when she appeared on the show.
She emphasized how, in 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama showed up and ran for President the following year.
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It was also reported that now-Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on the show in 2018 and announced her candidacy for the White House the following year.
Other candidates who announced their candidacies after appearing on the popular chat show include Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg.
“Today’s Ellen appearance can be read as a strategic move for Meghan, that is, as a palate cleanser in terms of her public image and a swift means of changing the prevailing Meghan narrative from victim of the cruel, racist palace to that of a relatable, fun mum who just cares,” Elser continued.
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