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Could These Royal's be Running for Office? Here's What Some Consider Proof Positive

According to an opinion piece published by The Independent, it’s thought that the now separated Duke and Duchess Harry and Meghan Markle will likely run for political office since their departure from royal duties.

“No wonder Meghan and Harry are stepping back – she’s probably running for Labour leader,” the Independent’s Mark Steel said in his Op-Ed.

“The rule appears to be that it’s treason to criticise the royal family, until there’s a member of the royal family the establishment don’t approve of, then it’s treason not to call them vermin,” the writer went on.

“What this story needs to make it perfect, is for Meghan Markle to announce she’s standing as candidate to lead the Labour Party, and that she already has the backing of the General Municipal Boilermakers Union.

“Because there seems to be such confusion, especially from Buckingham Palace, as to why she and Harry are withdrawing from the royal family. And it is a puzzle, why anyone would want to break their association with an uncle who was best friends with a convicted paedophile, and a father who employs someone to run his bath.”

Additionally, Labour leadership outsider Clive Lewis both called for a referendum on the Royal family and defended the young royal pair's departure from i's ranks in what seemed a glowing endorsement.

"I completely respect the right of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to do what they have done. It is a matter for them," Lewis said, according to The Daily Mail.

"I know it is not the only reason. But if you look at the intrusion on their lives, if you look at the racism that Meghan Markle has experienced in the British media, then I can understand why, given what's happened, given the difficulties within their family, it can't be easy being a royal."

While it’s unclear what the pair plan to do now that they are separated from the royal family and taking up residence in North America, it’s not lost on most that they could both potentially obtain dual citizenship and that any of the royal's future children could be born in the United States.

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