Meghan Markle
Pictured: Meghan Markle signs a book of condolence on behalf of The Royal Family at New Zealand House on March 19, 2019, in London, England. Getty Images/Ian Vogler-WPA Pool


  • Kinsey Schofield shared her predictions on Meghan Markle's potential next steps
  • The royal expert suggested that Markle may try to land a deal to be the spokesperson for a luxury beauty brand
  • Schofield also predicted that the duchess could use her future books to "brand herself as a thought leader"

Meghan Markle may pursue a new big role after her book, Netflix and Spotify deals, a royal expert has suggested.

Kinsey Schofield, host of the "To Di For" podcast and author of "R is for Revenge Dress," predicted that the Duchess of Sussex may try to become a beauty brand ambassador in the future.

"I believe Meghan's next big pursuit will be to become a spokesperson for a luxury beauty brand," Schofield claimed in a recent interview with Fox News Digital. "Don't forget, the duchess also has a book deal. She will use those books to brand herself as a thought leader. Whispers about political aspirations have subsided. However, I think if she found the right mentor... it is an avenue that she would continue to pursue."

If Markle ever pursues these roles, the royal expert said she believes that it would not be an issue for the duchess' husband, Prince Harry.

"Prince Harry is completely content working behind the scenes," Schofield claimed.

International Business Times could not independently verify the claims.

Markle and Prince Harry quit royal duties and moved to California in 2020. Since then, they have signed multimillion-dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify. Her podcast with the latter, "Archetypes," debuted in August, while the couple's projects with the streaming giant have yet to be released.

The duchess also wrote a children's book titled "The Bench," which became a New York Times bestseller within one week of its release in June 2021.

Last year, it was also reported that the couple signed a four-book deal with publisher Penguin Random House, one of which is Prince Harry's upcoming memoir.

Following their royal departure, rumors surfaced that Markle may try to pursue a career in politics.

In August, British journalist and investigative reporter Tom Bower said he believes Markle would like a political role once her children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, start attending school and could "build the foundations for it" in the coming years.

But Markle would have to settle for a smaller income and must have thicker skin if she enters the political world, according to the author.

"Her problem is twofold: One is that it's very badly paid and Meghan needs a lot of money to live, and secondly, you've got to be pretty tough in a political fight," Bower said on MailPlus' "Palace Confidential" podcast. "Whether she has the ability to be so tough and insensitive to go with the rocks and rolls, we'll see – she can't sue people as she'd like to in Britain for attacking her."

But Bower said he feels that Markle has a "good chance" of succeeding if she does run for office.

Markle's estranged father Thomas Markle Sr., however, said he doesn't believe that his daughter will ever join politics.

"From beginning to end, I think it's a complete joke," Thomas previously told GB News host Dan Wootton. "I don't think she has any ambition to be a mayor. I don't think she has any ambition to be a governor or president. I don't think that's in her mind at all."

Markle has not publicly addressed the speculation, but Vanity Fair reported in 2020 that the duchess' representatives insisted she has no plan to run for office.

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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 17: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watches the sitting volley ball competition on day 2 of the Invictus Games 2020 at Zuiderpark on April 17, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images