Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, claims has revealed that, after taking a genealogical test, she learned that she is 43% Nigerian. In the most recent episode of her podcast, Archetypes, Markle opened up and discussed her desire to discover more about her ancestry.
In the Archetypes podcast on Spotify, Meghan Markle disclosed that her ancestry tests indicate she is “43% Nigerian.”
The Duchess of Sussex discussed the “Angry Black Woman” stereotype with Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh and revealed her ancestry, much to the amazement of her guests and the internet.
The Duchess of Sussex told Nigerian-American actor Ziwe that she discovered her roots after having her genealogy done “a couple of years ago”.
The Mirror reports that the Duchess told her guest that “I’m 43% Nigerian” to the shock of Ziwe, who shouted “No way!”.
Ziwe then asked her if she was serious and inquired to know more if she is Igbo, Yoruba or the rest.
“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?,”
But Markle said she was going to find out more about this.
“I’m going to start to dig deeper into all of this because anyone that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like, what?”
Soon after the episode aired on Spotify, netizens and the ‘Sussex Squad’ took to Twitter to react to Meghan’s ancestry, with one fan writing, “Twitter Nigeria and Nigerian Squaddies are going to have a great and joyful day.”