Genealogy Test Reveals I’m From Nigeria: Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, wife of Price Harry who is the son of the late Queen Elizabeth, in the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes, revealed that her genealogy results suggest that she is ‘43% Nigerian’.
Talking to Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh in a new episode, the Duchess of Sussex dissected the ‘Angry Black Woman’ myth and made the revelation about her lineage much to her guest’s and the internet’s surprise.
After introducing Ziwe Fumudoh, a Nigerian-American comedian who hosts Showtime’s Ziwe, Meghan Markle said she “she was incredibly excited to sit down” with her to make a revelation.
She said: “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago.
Ms Fumudoh asked: “What are you?”
Meghan said: “43 percent Nigerian.”
“Honesty, you do look like a Nigerian,” she said, adding she looks like one of her aunts.
Meghan said: “Oh my god!”
Soon after the episode aired on Spotify, netizens and the ‘Sussex Squad’ took to Twitter to react to Meghan’s ancestry, with one fan writing, “Twitter Nigeria and Nigerian Squaddies are going to have a great and joyful day.”
Another royal enthusiast tweeted, “Yall Meghan Markle is 43% Nigerian and Ziwe yelled “no way!”. Both super happy.”
This latest revelation comes amid a string of headline-making comments from Meghan on her Spotify podcast; last week, she sat down with Paris Hilton to talk about the word ‘bimbo’ and her stint on Deal or No Deal before finding her footing in the acting world and eventually marrying Prince Harry.