Meghan Markle tipped to run for president after controversial US election video

Meghan Markle is being tipped to run for president after urging Americans to vote in the upcoming poll.

Bookmakers have the slashed the odds on Prince Harry 's wife throwing her hat in the ring for the 2024 election after the couple's intervention.

They released a video to coincide with voter registration day in the US and the comments received a stinging response from President Donald Trump.

Trump said he is "not a fan" of Meghan's and wished Harry "luck" because "he's gonna need it".

Now bookies think 39-year-old Meghan, who is an American citizen, could be trying to raise her political profile for a future run at the White House now she is no longer a working royal.

Betfair have cut the odds from 66/1 to 20/1 following the video, but she is still a long 500/1 to actually win the vote and become the country's first female president.

Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom said: "Meghan Markle's likelihood of running for president in 2024 has dramatically improved from 66/1 to 20/1 following her comments on the US election.

"Since dropping her royal duties in January, the duchess has shown she's not afraid to intervene in US politics, despite it being controversial.

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"Even though she's a 500/1 shot to win in 2024, this is just another example of Meghan potentially building her political profile if she's to run in the future."

In the short clip Meghan says this November's election "is the most important in our lifetime".

She said: "When we vote our values and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard."

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Harry, 36, goes on to say: "This election, I'm not going to be able to vote in the US.

"But many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the UK my entire life.

"It's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."

Meghan adds that people should "build communities of compassion".

The couple are now living in the US after a highly-publicised break from the Royal Family in January of this year, but some royal commentators are unsure how the Queen would view the political video.

President Trump was critical of Meghan with the footage interpreted as supportive of his election rival, Democrat Joe Biden.

The president said: "I'm not a fan of hers. I would say this – and she has probably heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he's going to need it."

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