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Meghan Markle might be distantly related to Prince Harry, Royal biographer claims

Apr 05, 2018
01:36 A.M.
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This comes as a huge revelation in the run-up to the Royal Wedding.

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Express reported that author Andrew Morton has traced Meghan Markle’s lineage to legendary Scottish King Robert the Bruce.

Morton’s new book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, claimed the Suits star has blue blood running through her veins.

Her family can be traced back to one of Scotland’s most important heroes of the 14th century. He gained independence from England by winning the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 after having seized the Scottish crown in 1307.

The national hero, who had many military victories to his credit, died in 1329.

The book was published in a serialization in The Sun. Morton said, ‘It is possible to trace a direct line through 25 generations of Robert I of Scotland, perhaps the most colorful of all Scottish kings.’

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The lineage of Markle’s grandmother can be traced through her ancestor Roger Shaw. It was through him that the blue blood was ‘transported’ to America.

Shaw was a son of a wine merchant in London and sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts around 1637. His family, which originated from Yorkshire, there is a link to royalty, according to Morton.

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The marriage of James Shaw to Christina Bruce in 1490 seals the royal connection. She was the daughter of Sir David Bruce, 6th Baron of Clackmannan, a direct descendant of Robert the Bruce.

Another fact that has startled many is the claim that Markle is distantly related to most European royal families due to her English kinswoman Margaret Kerdeston, who lived in the 15th century.

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Marriages between royal families were quite common in the past which could then mean that Prince Harry and Markle could be distantly related to each other.

The author has also revealed the soon-to-be bride’s life before she came under the spotlight. The book claimed that Markle ended her first marriage with Trevor Engleson by sending her wedding and engagement rings back by registered mail.

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She also took her kitchen blender away, though she could have bought a new one, only to remind herself that her home was no longer in Los Angeles but in Toronto.

Meghan and Engelson tied the knot in 2011 but the ended their marriage two years later.   

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