In a new episode of her Spotify-exclusive podcast, Archetypes, the Duchess of Sussex has disclosed that her diverse lineage comprises “43% Nigerian.”
Meghan Markle revealed to Nigerian-American actor Ziwe that she discovered her roots “a couple of years ago” after having her genealogy done.
“It's wonderful for our community,” Ziwe exclaimed. “Honestly, you look like a Nigerian, like my aunt Uzo. This is great.”
In the past, Meghan has talked about being biracial, her mother being African-American and her father being Caucasian. However, she has only recently begun to explore her heritage deeper.
During their September 2019 tour of Africa, Meghan addressed her racial heritage for the first time since marrying the Duke of Sussex a year earlier.
During a visit to a charity in Nyanga, she expressed her feeling of connection with the people there: “Just as a side note, I would like you to know that, as Prince Harry's wife, I am also here as a mother, a spouse, a woman, a woman of color, and your sister.”