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Old 04-15-2017, 07:11 PM
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"Meghan Markle, 35, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, is getting close to one of the most famous families in the world. But who are the Suits actor’s parents?"

Meghan Markle parents - Who are Prince Harry’s Suit actress girlfriend’s family? | Life | Life & Style | Express.co.uk
So we have her parents, do we know anything about her ancestors? Normally we get the entire family tree with royal girlfriends.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:25 PM
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I'm sure that Ancestry.Com would be more than happy to oblige Ms. Markle and her family for a small fee.

Should we have an announcement from KP in the future, I'm positive that we'll receive the family tree and all of its branches.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:32 PM
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So we have her parents, do we know anything about her ancestors? Normally we get the entire family tree with royal girlfriends.
A few months ago an article digged up her ancestry and spoke of her slave ancestors from the deep south (southern USA).

Meghan has ended all affiliation with her very successful Reitman's modeling/clothing range designs.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ador-role.html
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:57 PM
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Thankyou, Alisa for the Reitman's info. Another significant shift perhaps.

Yes, I remember that article Alisa. It contrasted Harry's ancestors with Meghan's. I think it was posted here and is buried in the bowels of this thread somewhere. It went far back into the 19th century on the maternal line, but I don't think her father's ancestors got the treatment. Less romantic, I suppose.

Actually, in all the years Harry dated Chelsy Davy I can't remember them going back any further than her grandfather. When Harry and Meghan are engaged the ancestor hunting will start in earnest, I guess.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:10 PM
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It will be interesting to see where Meghan fits into the British class system. She'll be the most 'commoner' bride in generations.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:14 PM
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A few months ago an article digged up her ancestry and spoke of her slave ancestors from the deep south (southern USA).
I think her father's side were Maltese and Irish.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:21 PM
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It will be interesting to see where Meghan fits into the British class system. She'll be the most 'commoner' bride in generations.
Meghan's 'class' won't enter into it. She's an American and as such will be outside the British habit of classification. Americans have a class system based (for the most part) on wealth not birth. She'll be fine Rudolph, don't worry so much.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:26 PM
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She'll be marrying into a family and country with a class system. Americans don't get a pass.

Her background and family will matter in 'polite' social circles.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:38 PM
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Meghan's ancestors https://www.google.com/amp/www.daily...sh-Empire.html
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:45 PM
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Interesting. Thanks for this. Pretty much what I was expecting.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:46 PM
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She'll be marrying into a family and country with a class system. Americans don't get a pass.

Her background and family will matter in 'polite' social circles.
Not in a way that affects her social standing. And she'll be marrying into almost the very top of that class system, which has a habit of conferring the status of a husband onto his wife.

TBH, I think it would be ill-advised to snub the granddaughter-in-law of the monarch.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:15 PM
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Meghan's ancestors were slaves, and later poor working people, as Kate's mother's family were for generation after generation. Meghan's father's ancestors are not known.

The only relative of hers who has persistently come out of the woodwork to gain publicity and alternately attacked and praised Meghan is that peculiar sister of hers, Samantha Grant, whom Meghan hasn't met more than once in 23 years. Samantha has a feuding family, but apart from her niece Meghan hasn't seen any of them for decades. Samantha's last rant included the gem that her book was going to honour her half-sister.

Meghan's parents have said nothing. Nor have her mother's relatives.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:25 PM
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No matter who Meghan's relatives are and how many nuts fall out of her family tree when it is given a good shaken, it has nothing whatsoever to do with Meghan herself, her personality, her values and her character.

From all reports, Meghan seems to be a very well rounded individual with many interest, a warm heart and she also has a sense of commitment to whatever it is she takes on. From all aspects, she's been quite successful in varied things that she has put her efforts into.

Should this couple decide to marry, Harry is one lucky man and has hit the proverbial jackpot.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:27 PM
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She'll be marrying into a family and country with a class system. Americans don't get a pass.

Her background and family will matter in 'polite' social circles.
So what. People in 'polite' social circles as you refer, descended from somewhere too. If they are not accepting of others it speaks volumes about them and their poor social skills. You can be born into class and actually have none, what is to really be proud of then.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:34 PM
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No matter who Meghan's relatives are and how many nuts fall out of her family tree when it is given a good shaken, it has nothing whatsoever to do with Meghan herself, her personality, her values and her character.

From all reports, Meghan seems to be a very well rounded individual with many interest, a warm heart and she also has a sense of commitment to whatever it is she takes on. From all aspects, she's been quite successful in varied things that she has put her efforts into.

Should this couple decide to marry, Harry is one lucky man and has hit the proverbial jackpot.
I totally agree, Osipi. There's nothing for Harry to "run" away from. She's a great young woman and she's got a great young man. Long may their happiness together continue.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:36 PM
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I agree with you DeeT. "Polite" society are just words that seem to denote the exclusion of anyone that isn't a carbon copy of themselves. They all must love the same opera on a Thursday night, put in appearances at the "right" restaurants and by all means sponsor the same high brow artistic salons that Lord Snout founded in the 16th century. They are the ones that coined the phrase "marrying up" or "above their station".

All totally irrelevant in the 21st century. Snobby is as snobby does in my book.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:40 PM
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I don't care much for her background. They did the same thing to Kate and none of it matters if they really care about and love each other.
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I would love to have one example of any act by Meghan Markle that could be classified as vulgar.
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:45 PM
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I would love to have one example of any act by Meghan Markle that could be classified as vulgar.
I really don't think there is one to be had. The challenge though has been issued and I'd love to see credible sources that denote any "vulgar" actions.
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:13 PM
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It will be interesting to see where Meghan fits into the British class system. She'll be the most 'commoner' bride in generations.

I thought Kate was pretty common also as far as 'status' goes.


Americans have been marrying into the British upper classes for well over 100 years ...this is nothing new (assuming they marry).


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