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29th Nov 2017

Some media are claiming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are very, very distantly related

We don't see the resemblance.

Alan Loughnane

A bit of a stretch surely?

It’s been a couple of days since their was a deluge of crying emojis on Twitter and Instagram when it was revealed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged.

The pair will get married in May next year in a ceremony we’re sure will completely slip under the radar with minimal media coverage…

More recently, an investigation in the Mail on Sunday claims that Harry and Meghan are related through a 15th-century English ancestor of the Queen Mother.

We don’t see the resemblance, but in all fairness, if you went back as far as the 15th Century in Ireland, you’ll probably find more than a handful of people in every room that you’re distantly related to.

According to the Mail, that ancestor was the High Sheriff of County Durham Ralph Bowes, who was born in 1480 and whose family seat was Streatlam Castle.

If you’re to believe these findings, that would make Bowes the pair’s great(x14) grandfather, meaning the that they’re actually 15th cousins.

Again, we’ll reiterate. A bit of a stretch surely?

In other news, it was announced that Markle would be leaving the show Suits at the conclusion of Season Seven, following her engagement to Harry.

USA Network said in a statement: “From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement.

“Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to Suits, and we wish her the very best.”