Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has discussed her genetic background and revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
In the most recent episode of her podcast, Archetypes, Markle made this clear and stated her wish to discover more about her ancestry, according to Mirrors on Tuesday.
In the episode, Markle discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards.
The Duchess of Sussex continued by revealing that she had taken a genealogical test, the results of which showed she is 43% Nigerian.
She said, “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago.”
When her guests asked her to share what the results entailed, the Duchess said, “I’m 43% Nigerian,” to the shock of Ziwe, who responded, “No way!”.
Ziwe further asked, “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”
The Duchess of Sussex then answered, “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?”
The podcast revelation was the first time Meghan opened up about her ancestral background on the public stage.