The Fascinating Family History of the American Set to Revolutionize the Royals

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 28, 2017

Her future husband can trace his genealogy on both sides back to the Middle Ages, and although Meghan Markle’s British antecedents can be traced as far back as the 1400s on her father’s side, it is her mother’s line of descent from slaves in the American South that has aroused more fascination as the British royal family prepares to welcome the first non-white member to its senior ranks.

Markle, who has described herself as “a strong, confident, mixed-race woman,” has talked and written at length about her black ancestry, both in her blog and in a piece published in Elle magazine.

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