She has made no secret about her left-leaning politics and belief that women can change the world.
So it may come as no surprise that Meghan Markle's name was being bandied about in Hollywood last night as a long-shot replacement for Californian Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Indeed, within minutes of 90-year-old Feinstein's death being announced on Friday, the Mail on Sunday was told 'phones lit up' with speculation the Duchess of Sussex could throw her hat in the ring to serve out the remaining 13 months of Feinstein's term.
A major Democratic donor who is close to Californian Governor Gavin Newsom - who will choose Feinstein's replacement - told the MoS: 'Meghan is definitely a long-shot but in the craziness that is US politics these days it's not an impossibility. Crazier things have happened.'
Feinstein's death has produced a unique situation where Newsom, 55, California's charismatic Governor who is considered a Presidential frontrunner should anything happen to 80-year-old President Joe Biden, has free reign to pick someone to replace Feinstein until the next election is held in November 2024.
He was placed in a similar position in October 2020 when then-candidate Biden chose another Californian senator, Kamala Harris, to be his running mate against Donald Trump.
At the time, The Mail on Sunday reported that a senior Labour Party source confirmed Meghan had been 'networking among senior Democrats' with a view to building a grass roots campaign to fuel her political ambitions - with the US Presidency her ultimate aim. She and Prince Harry reportedly held a virtual hour-long meeting with Gov. Newsom but he picked another candidate.
A source said Governor Newsom had pledged to replace Feinstein with a black woman, adding: 'The problem he now faces is that all the best candidates have already announced they will be running for Feinstein's seat in November 2024, the next election.... (Read more)
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