Will Meghan Markle become the next Democratic Senator of California? With the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein, voters in California wondered if the Duchess of Sussex would campaign for the position.
The source spoke with a publication before the Governor made the announcement, but they alluded to Newsom hoping to give the job to a BIPOC candidate. (Butler is the third Black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first LGBTQ+ person to represent California in the chamber.)
“So he needs to find a woman of color who can do the job for 13 months and will agree to not stand against any of the seasoned politicians who have already thrown their hats into the ring,” the source said.
“There are not that many women who fit the bill,” the source noted. “Which is why Meghan’s name is being bandied about.”
However, some citizens think the possibility of the Duchess of Sussex transitioning into civil service isn't in the cards for her.
“I don’t think you can take Meghan seriously,” one source said.
This wouldn't be the first time the public speculated about Meghan's future in politics. The Royal Observer previously reported royal expert Nick Bullen believes Meghan hopes to be on the ballot one day.
"And I think you’ll see [the Duke and Duchess of Sussex] working much more separately because brand Sussex is definitely on the wane. Now, I think you’ll see them concentrating on their individual brands to try and reclaim some of the ground," he added.
"There’s a state visit, and what happens then if Meghan is hosting [the British royal family] at the White House? You’re going to want a front-row seat for that, aren’t you?" Bullen added.
Meghan was first introduced to the public as an actress in the legal drama Suits, but Bullen made it clear that she's done going over lines.
"I don’t think there’s a world in which you’ll see Meghan going back into acting unless it’s a major, major movie," he said. "I think Meghan’s ambitions for reaching the top now are focused on a different direction."
"I honestly think she’s much more likely to be playing on a political stage than she is on an acting stage. Unless, of course, maybe Steven Spielberg or Ron Howard offers her a role in some major, major movie, and she’s the big star," he concluded.
Sources spoke to the Daily Mail.