Meanwhile in Britain, the royal family continues to marry its cousins. This itself is but a sign for the world-changing events that are to come.https://t.co/MT9IyD9URc
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) December 1, 2017
An investigation into the lineage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has revealed that they are actually cousins.
Despite growing up on different sides of the Atlantic, a study has found they are distantly related thanks to a 15th century ancestor of the Queen Mother.
Meghan’s father, Emmy-winning cinematographer Thomas Markle, can trace his line all the way back to an Englishman called Ralph Bowes.
Ralph was a High Sheriff of County Durham whose family seat was Streatlam Castle and lived from 1480-1518.
His estates, through a succession of males heirs, eventually passed down to Sir George Bowes, an MP related to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Elizabeth would later become the Queen Mother when her daughter became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.
The Queen became Harry’s grandmother when he was born 1984.
Meghan can trace her lineage back hundreds of years to when her ancestors first first arrived in America.
Sheriff Ralph Bowe’s granddaughter married John Hussey of Dorking, Surrey.
Their grandson, Christopher Hussey, moved to America in 1632 and helped to found Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Mail Online reported that it was this line of the family that would eventually produce Meghan.
Her German ancestors also have their own coat of arms, thanks to grandfather Gordon, husband of Doris, who was related to Abraham Merckel (1630-1698) of Alsace, France.
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