Donald Trump will not hold back from criticising Meghan Markle if she hits out at him, sources close to the US President said last night.
The Duchess of Sussex had backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, calling Mr Trump "misogynistic" and "divisive".
Once she married Prince Harry, royal protocol required Meghan to keep her political views private.
With the Sussexes stepping back from royal duties, it is believed she might engage in more political activism, the Daily Express reports.
A White House source said last night: “I guess we’re all expecting the Duchess of Sussex to become much more vocal on political issues after they begin to formally live in Canada.
“That no doubt means resuming her vitriol against President Trump. He isn’t naive enough to believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson can do anything about that. And he wouldn’t ask.
“President Trump has a genuine deep-felt respect and admiration for the Queen.
“This is something he inherited from his mother, who came from Scotland.
“But Markle has now effectively abandoned the Royal Family that embraced her. Frankly, she will be fair game in the President’s eyes.
“If she criticises him openly, you’d better get ready, because he will respond in kind.”
Meghan detailed why she did not like Mr Trump in a 2016 interview on US talk show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
She said: "Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right?
“I think it was in 2012 the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points.
“That is a huge number and with as misogynistic as Trump is, and so vocal about it, that is a huge chunk of it.”
She added: “You’re not just voting for a woman if it’s Hillary (Clinton). Yes you’re voting because she’s a woman, but certainly because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
Earlier this month, Mr Trump said the Queen did not deserve the upset caused by Harry and Meghan's decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family and split their time between the UK and North America.
Last night The Queen announced the couple will stop using their HRH titles and will not receive public funds.
It was also confirmed the couple will repay the £2.4 million spent renovating their UK home, Frogmore Cottage .
The new arrangement is expected to take effect in the spring.
Meghan is currently in Canada with their son Archie and it is unclear at the moment when Prince Harry will join them.
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