British bookmaker Ladbrokes has slashed the odds on American former TV star Meghan Markle running for U.S. president from 500-1 to 100-1.
The turf accountant cut the odds after Markle and her husband Prince Harry revealed they would be stepping back from royal duties to lead a more “progressive” life, expressing a wish to become “financially independent”.
Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told the Press Association: “The bombshell announcement has proven we can’t rule anything out and now that Harry and Meghan have stepped down as senior royals, a shock presidential campaign could be on the cards.”
The bookmakers has also slashed the odds on the couple relinquishing their royal titles, His/Her Royal Highness, from 5-1 to 5-6.
Mr Apati said: “It’s now an odds-on shot that Harry and Meghan relinquish their HRH titles after Wednesday’s breaking news.”
This is not the first time there has been discussion of whether Meghan may