"I’m 43% Nigerian" — Duchess Of Sussex, Meghan Markle Reveals
Meghan Markle has opened up about her genetic heritage and discussed how she's keen to dig deeper into her roots
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
She disclosed this on the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes.
While having a conversation with Senegalese-American actress and comedian Issa Rae, Nigerian-American comedian and writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards, the Duchess of Sussex told listeners that she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
"I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago," Meghan explains, as her guests eagerly ask her to share what the results entailed.
The Duchess then proudly says "I'm 43% Nigerian" to the shock of Ziwe, who shouts "No way!".
Ziwe, who is Nigerian-American, then asks: "Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?" The Duchess of Sussex then tells her listeners: "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?"