The Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle who is married to Prince Harry, has gotten tongues wagging after she opened up on her genetic heritage, revealing that she is 43% Nigerian.
Markle, an American member of the British royal family, made this disclosure in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots.
In the episode, Markle discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and Professor Emily Bernards.
When her guests asked her to share what the results entailed, she clearly stated that “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago, I’m 43% Nigerian.”
In her remark, the Duchess of Sussex stated that she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
Markle said, “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago.”
She then answered, “I’m going to start to dig deeper into all of this because anyone that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like, what?”
It is imperative to note that the podcast revelation was the first time Meghan opened up about her ancestral background on the public stage.
Meanwhile, following the revelation, Nigerians on Twitter have expressed excitement over the announcement as some proceeded to give her indigenous names.
A Twitter user, @LuciaPrincess8, wrote, “Meghan’s work ethics should have been a clear indication that she’s got some Nigerian blood in her. Nigerians are one of the most hardworking people.”
Another user, @Cryptoaristocr4, said, “Duchess, your battles are our own now. Don’t worry, your enemies are our enemies and your friends our friends. So you’re Nigerian. No wonder the drive is there. The poise, self-confidence, and self-belief. God bless you, your Highness.”
An excited @gayleLackey11 tweeted, “Okay Meghan is 43% Nigerian. You go, girl. I love it!”
@Roma49397809 while sugggesting Nigerian names for the duchess, said, “Meghan Markle says she is 43% Nigerian, so let us decide her name: Igbo – Meghan chinyere markle, Hause – Meghan Amina markle. Yoruba – Meghan Bissi Markle, Edo – Meghan Ochoge Markle.”
“Me finding out Meghan Markle is 43% Nigerian makes so much sense. Shout out to my Nigerian sister,” @here4v1bes said.
@Roseangel009 said, “Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex reveals that she is 43% Nigerian. No wonder! I felt sisterly love for her. Her pain seems to be my pain then. I was really touched the way she was treated in the Royal house then.”