Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has traced her roots to Nigeria, claiming she’s 43% Nigerian.
The Duchess made this known during the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots.
During the episode, the multiracial lady discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and Professor Emily Bernards.
Markle informed the listeners that she took a genealogy test which revealed she is indeed 43% Nigerian.
“I just had my genealogy done a couple years ago,” Meghan explains, as her guests eagerly asked her to share the result.
The Duchess then proudly said, “I’m 43% Nigerian” to the shock of Ziwe, who screamed, “No way!”
Ziwe, who is Nigerian-American, then asked: “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”
The Duchess of Sussex then told her listeners: “So I mean, I’m going to start to dig deeper into all of these because, anyone that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like, ‘Uh! What?”
After absorbing the bombshell revelation, Ziwe affirmed that the Duchess indeed looks like a Nigerian, precisely like her ‘aunt Uzo’, so ‘this is great’, she added.
The podcast revelation was the first time Meghan would open up about her ancestral background on the public stage.