MEGHAN last night staked her claim to the very peak of Hollywood’s celebrity A-list, with all the trappings of wealth and power that go with it.
Meghan’s two-hour marathon interview with Oprah was the biggest theatrical performance of her life
By contrast, Harry’s is just a supporting role.
“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”
In five angry words, Prince Harry summed up the rise of this cable TV star to a world of infinite possibilities, perhaps including political power.
Meghan’s choreographed performance provides the money-spinning springboard for her vaulting ambitions — with, ominously, more to come.
The political spin-off seems baked in.
British audiences might recoil at her allegations of racism and petty rivalry.
But in America, where it really counts, the gossip was probably a hit with viewers who already take Meghan’s side, especially under-40s, the target voters who sway American public opinion.
Rumours persist about Meghan running as America’s first female president in 2024 — unlikely since a mixed-race woman is already in pole position for that prize.
The Duchess has already “reached out” to Vice President Kamala Harris during the recent election campaign, and was rewarded with a sisterly response.
There is plenty of time.
“I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles, she would seriously consider running for President,” says an unnamed friend.
British audiences might recoil at Meg’s allegations of racism and petty rivalryCredit: Handout – Getty
WAIL OF VICTIMHOOD
Imagine UK-US relations with President Markle as Commander-in-Chief.
After all, if a clown like Donald Trump can make it from The Apprentice to the White House, why shouldn’t a woman who just wants to be kind?
Any Palace hopes that last night’s wail of victimhood and racial persecution will swiftly be forgotten are for the birds.
Meghan and Harry are star-dust.
Americans are mesmerised by the pomp, tradition — and scandal — of the British monarchy.
This royal soap is going to make The Crown look like a true story.
Prince Harry, now known as “Haz”, provides the royal credentials.
Without his regal cachet, Meghan — written out of Suits and with a mere £3million in her purse — would not be rubbing shoulders with American aristocracy.
Nor would the world tune in to watch as she poured out her heart to the real Queen of America, billionaire Oprah Winfrey.
Thanks entirely to Harry’s royal blood, the couple’s fortunes have ballooned with Netflix and Spotify contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.
Meghan is now free to tell “her truth” — a story nobody would pay to hear but for her HRH title.
Her contacts book is packed with the most powerful wheelers and dealers, lawyers and publicists on the American political and showbiz circuit.
Every move since the couple were engaged has been logged, sifted and scripted.
Americans are mesmerised by the pomp, tradition — and scandal — of the British monarchyCredit: AFP or licensors
The Queen is the most famous person on the planet and is universally loved and admiredCredit: Reuters
Where there’s muck, there’s brass.
And the celebrity vultures have struck gold with a couple ready to tell all.
This signals danger for the House of Windsor.
Her Majesty the Queen, the most famous person on the planet, is universally loved and admired.
But she is 95 next month and nobody lives for ever.
The age of deference, already under strain, will vanish with her passing.
Prince Haz and Duchess Meghan can mine this rich seam for ever if they wish.
None of us can be sure what has been said behind closed palace doors and there are two sides to every story.
Bullying allegations – strongly denied – against staff sound authentic, if only because a formal complaint was made at the time by one of Harry’s top team, despite reported pleas to remain silent.
But what will tilt public opinion here, if not in America, is the hypocrisy of a couple who trash the Royal Family while basking like billionaires in the Californian sunshine, enriching themselves beyond the dreams of avarice.
THOSE of us who voted for Brexit – and growing numbers who did not – have Nigel Farage to thank for giving us the chance to decide one way or the other in 2016.
Without his high-octane oratory and sensational EU parliamentary victories, there would never have been a referendum.
It is a tragedy that, as he prepares to quit political life, this triumph is his only reward.
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