Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits the University of Johannesburg. Picture: Reuters
Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits the University of Johannesburg. Picture: Reuters

Duchess Meghan hasn't 'ruled out' a career in politics

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jun 20, 2020

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Duchess Meghan hasn't "ruled out" a career in politics now she has returned to the United States.

The "Suits" star - who, alongside her husband Prince Harry, stepped down as senior royals earlier this year - believes she has a "mission" to end systemic racism in the United States and wants to make her voice heard.

A source told the DailyMail.com: "Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she's been speaking with Oprah and other community leaders on how she can be part of the solution. Meghan feels like her mission goes far beyond acting. She said she wants to use her voice for change and hasn't ruled out a career in politics."

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex previously admitted she felt it would be "wrong" not to speak out in the wake of George Floyd's death.

Referencing the deaths of black people at the hands of police, she said in a video message to the graduating class of her old Los Angeles school, Immaculate Heart High: "What is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA has been absolutely devastating. 

"I wasn't sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that it would get picked apart. 

"I realised the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd's life mattered and Breonna Taylor's life mattered and Philando Castile's life mattered and Tamir Rice's life mattered ... and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know."

Meghan - who has 13-month-old son Archie with Harry - apologised to the students for having to grow up in a world where racism is still prevalent and reflected on some advice she was given as a teenager.

She added: "I was thinking about this moment when I was a sophomore, I was 15 ... it's the year we do volunteer work. And I remember one teachers, Ms Pollia, said to me, 'Always remember to put other's needs above your own fears.' That has stuck with me throughout my entire life and I have thought about it more in the last week than ever before. So the first thing I want to say to you is that I'm sorry. I'm so sorry that you have to grow up in a world where this is still present."

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