A ton has been written about Prince Harry following his brother’s footsteps in marrying a commoner. He is even being applauded for looking across the Atlantic to welcome the first American into the royal household. But if researched is to be believed, then Meghan Markle may well have some royal blood running through her veins.According to an international newswire, a US researcher, an expert in exploring American descendants of British monarchs, has revealed that Prince Harry's bride-to-be, Meghan Markle could possibly be a direct descendant of England's King Edward III. King Edward III ruled the country from 1327 until 1377. The genealogist named Gary Boyd Roberts goes on to add that Meghan and Harry are 17th cousins.
The newswire reports that Gary Boyd Roberts is affiliated with the Boston-based New England Historic Genealogical Society which is one of the world's premier genealogical organisations. Roberts adds that Markle's royal lineage comes through the Rev William Skipper, who arrived in New England in 1639. Rev Skipper, Roberts says, is an ancestor of Markle's father.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are "thrilled and happy" to be engaged. pic.twitter.com/HBz30SbZVE
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
Prince Henry of Wales, aged 33, and LA-based Meghan Markle, aged 36 took to twitter to announce their engagement on Monday, November 27. The Kensington Palace released a statement saying the two will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in May of 2018. Markle will, however, not formally be known as Princess Meghan because she is not of royal birth. She will become Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales when she marries Harry.