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Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex

William Shakespeare

English poet & playwright

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William Shakespeare wrote 10 historical plays focusing on the lives of the British royal family. We can only imagine what he’d write about the dramatic announcement of his distant cousin — Meghan Markle — and her husband Prince Harry about their decision to step down from their royal roles in January 2020!

William Shakespeare is Meghan Markle's
fifth cousin 12 times removed!

Anne Hampden (Whalesborough) & Elizabeth Hampden (Whalesborough)
Lady Catherine Howard (de Moleyns), Duchess of Norfolk
Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
Dorothy Howard, Countess of Derby

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Elizabeth Parker (Stanley)
Henry Parker
Elizabeth Blaisdell (Parker)
Henry Blaisdell
Sarah Flanders (Blaisdell)
Mary Whittier (Flanders)
Reuben Whitakacre Whitaker (Whittier), III
Sally Ellsworth (Whitcher)
George Ellsworth
Maria Belle Sanders (Ellsworth)
Frederick George Sanders
Doris May Rita Markle (Sanders)
Thomas Wayne Markle, Sr
Eleanor de Arden (Hampden)
Sir Thomas Arden, of Wilmcote
Robert Arden, of Wilmcote
Mary Shakespeare (Arden)

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex

William Shakespeare

English poet & playwright

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex

William Shakespeare

English poet & playwright