While not everyone is a fan of Meghan Markle, the royal wife performed exceptionally in a recent poll
Meghan Markle doesn’t have “thick enough skin to formally go into politics”, a royal expert has said after polling suggested she is the top choice among Democrats for a 2024 White House run.
Royal commentator Kinsey Schofield discussed the possibility of the 41-year-old becoming a candidate for Congress after she was pictured with an ‘I voted’ badge on during US midterms election day.
It has been a topic of much speculation over the past two years, with royal watchers believing Meghan’s character and activism may mean she is suited to the role.
Exclusive polling for Express.co.uk by the Washington-based Democracy Institute found 64 percent of respondents felt the party should opt for a female candidate at the next presidential election in two years.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is living in California with Prince Harry after quitting royal duties, came first in a list of potential runners, with 27 percent in the poll of 1,500 likely Democrat voters.
Vice President Kamala Harris was second with 25 percent.
Ms Schofield, host of the To Di for Daily podcast, told Express.co.uk: “I don’t think Meghan has thick enough skin to formally go into politics.
“I mean, each week she releases a podcast complaining about something that was said about her four years ago.
“Would she like the job title? Certainly. But she proved during her brief time in the Royal Family that she doesn’t necessarily like the hard work or criticism that comes with a life of service.”
Meghan and Harry released a six-point plan on their Archewell website encouraging Americans to “get out and vote” in the midterm elections this week.
Alongside the checklist, the former Suits actress shared a photo of herself wearing an “I voted” sticker on Tuesday.
The couple also launched a text service to help people find their polling locations. Americans were encouraged to send “Archewell” to 26797 to find out where they needed to go to vote on Tuesday.
Since leaving the UK and moving to the US, Meghan has involved herself in various soft political campaigns and has been associated with high profile Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and the Biden family.
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, told Good Morning Britain the Duchess of Sussex would be “welcome to come in and join the Democratic Party”.
When asked if she thought the Duchess would make a good potential candidate for President one day, Ms Owens said: “Yes, perhaps. Of course she will.”
Commenting on poll results indicating voters want Meghan as President, Democracy Institute director Patrick Basham said: “We have confirmed that most Democrats want a female and arguably demand a female candidate next time.
“The elephant in the room on the Democratic side is Meghan Markle, who continues to make moves out there and I would argue test the water in various ways and in various senses.
“She finds herself partly because of her paint by numbers profile ahead.
As a newcomer she hasn’t been tested and hasn’t been found to fail.
“She remains a viable contender if she chooses to go down that path.”