The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly told friends she feels her return to the US with Prince Harry was ‘destiny’, and that she could be embarking on a serious career shift because of it.
Meghan and Harry would hardly have been expecting to move to their new home in LA under the cloud of the global pandemic, let alone to find themselves int he midst of national race protests but it seems the Suits actress has leant into the experience.
A friend of the duchess reportedly told The Daily Mail she feels the move home was ‘fate’ as her country undergoes nationwide protests and riots.
In fact, it seems the duchess may be contemplating a career change after giving up acting for royal life, and subsequently moving out of her senior royal position.
The royal reportedly feels her platform is more important than ever, and could even be looking at turning that platform political.
“Meghan feels like her mission goes far beyond acting,” the friend is quoted. “She said she wants to use her voice for change and hasn’t ruled out a career in politics.”
If true, the move to the political would only be possible because of the couple’s decision to leave the UK and their former royal roles.
Royals in Britain are not allowed to run for political office, campaign for any politician or even speak publically about politics.
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It comes after Meghan used her newfound freedom to address the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this in June.
In the video, she recalled her own childhood memories of the 1991 Los Angeles riots, saying they will never fade.
“I was 11 or 12 years old and it was the LA Riots, which was also triggered by a senseless act of racism,” she said.
“I remember the curfew and I remember rushing back home and on that drive home, seeing ash fall from the sky and smelling the smoke and seeing the smoke billow out of buildings.
“I remember seeing men in the back of a van just holding guns and rifles. I remember pulling up to the house and seeing the tree, that had always been there, completely charred. And those memories don't go away.”
Meghan — who shares Archie, 1, with Prince Harry — went on to apologise 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 has also recently had the movement and fallout hit closer to home, with former Bestie Jessica Mulroney becoming embroiled in a racial confrontation that saw her ditched by sponsors and forced to issue a public apology.