Meghan Markle is a distant relative of Prince Harry, according to a new storey, and royal fans are shocked.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society broke the news, and according to its reports, Meghan has a close family connection to the British royal family.According to the article, the Duchess of Sussex is a distant 17th cousin of the royal family, descended from the same line as Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth.
The news was provided by renowned genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts, who was quoted as saying,
“Meghan Markle is related to Prince Harry hundreds of times over, and therefore also to millions of Americans and Britons. Much of American and English history is reflected in her diverse ancestry.”
“What is clear now is that she has a well-documented lineage from medieval kings through the Skipper family of Boston and that Prince Harry is her 17th cousin.”
The official report also states,
“Her distant kinships also include most modern European royal families, Roberts states, through a late medieval English kinswoman, Margaret Kerdeston (ca. 1426–after 1485), wife of a French nobleman and grandmother of a queen of Hungary and Bohemia.”