A genealogical investigation has revealed that Prince Harry and his American fiance Meghan Markle are in fact distant cousins, related through a late 15th Century ancestor of the Queen Mother.
MyHeritage.com is a genealogy service that looked into Markle’s family tree following the news of the royal engagement to Harry. The results indicated that Markle is related to William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill. More importantly, according to MyHeritage, the engaged couple are descendants of Ralph Bowes, a 15th century British high sheriff whose bloodline traces through to the Queen Mother, Harry’s great-grandmother.
“When we heard the wonderful news about Harry and Meghan’s engagement, we wanted to help Meghan discover some English roots of her own. I’m sure she will be delighted to know that she comes from such prestigious British stock. We are not sure if Ms Markle is aware of her connection to such eminent Britons, however, it seems that she was always destined to be a Brit,” a spokesperson for MyHeritage said.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ancestral connection may come as a surprise to some, but there is evidence to suggest that the elite have been breeding among themselves for years. 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon took it upon herself to trace back both female and male bloodlines of world leaders and found that all 42 US presidents (except one) are related to one British King. Watch the video below: