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Turns Out Prince Harry’s Meghan Markle is a Galway Girl Afterall

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jan 9, 2018

An Irish genealogist believes Meghan Markle has Irish roots in Co. Galway. The “Suits” actress has already spoken of her father’s Irish ancestry but ever since the 36-year-old’s engagement to Prince Harry, the hunt has been on to find the information that will officially link her to the Emerald Isle.

It was originally believed that Markle’s great-great-great-grandmother Mary Smith emigrated to London from Ireland and married a British soldier named Thomas Bird sometime in the mid-1800s. Her Irish family apparently disowned her, likely because she married a member of the imperial army.

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