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Meghan Markle Is Distantly Related To THIS Powerful British Politician!

Meghan Markle Is Distantly Related To THIS Powerful British Politician!
July 9, 2020 - 11:00 / Sarah Schulz

In a new reveal by Hello! magazine, Duchess Meghan is distantly related to a former very powerful British Prime Minister... Find out more below!

Former Suits actress, Meghan Markle, may have married into the British Royal Family when she tied the knot with Prince Harry in 2018, however they aren't her only high profile British relatives! 

Hello! magazine reported that according to MyHeritage, the Duchess of Sussex is very distantly related to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill! They are reportedly "sixth cousins, five times removed." 

1904: Conservative Member of Parliament for Oldham, Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) at the age of thirty.

Hello! discovered that Meghan and Churchill are both related "to a man named Zachariah Howe, who was born in Massachusetts, but a descendant of British settlers who were from Essex." Churchill was in power in Britain from 1940 to 1945 and then again from 1951 to 1955. What a small world!

Meghan Markle Related To Historical British Figures

Furthermore, the Duchess of Sussex is also related to a very famous British playwright... none other than William Shakespeare! He is reportedly her "fifth cousin 13 times removed."  

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This means that Harry and Meghan's son, Archie Harrison is also distantly related to these two very famous British historical figures! 

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) seated at his desk at Chartwell

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been isolating in Los Angeles with their son Archie since the coronavirus pandemic hit. We have seen certain videos surface of the couple as they are reaching out to different organizations as well as speaking out about the Black Lives Matter movement. We can also expect to see more of the royal couple in the coming months as they have signed onto a very prominent public speaking organization

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