Prince Harry and Girlfriend Meghan Markle Are Actually Distant Cousins
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Prince Harry and Girlfriend Meghan Markle Are Actually Distant Cousins


We have some news — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may actually be related!

Thankfully, they are only reportedly distant cousins.

Hey, we’re all basically distant cousins with one another, right?!

The 33-year-old has been dating the Suits actress since 2016, but a genealogical investigation by the Daily Mail suggests they are already family.

In fact, according to the study, the duo is related through a late 15th Century ancestor of the Queen Mother.

The actresses link to the British royal family stems from her father, Thomas Markle, the award-winning cinematographer.

This research comes amid speculation the royal is set to propose to the actress, with rumours suggesting the duo could tie the knot in 2018.

And last week, royal expert Katie Nicholl revealed Prince Harry had a crush on the 36-year-old for "two years" before they met.

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He was just taking his time!

The brunette beauty first caught his eye two years prior to their meeting because he had a little crush on Rachel Zane, her character on Suits.

"He had a crush on Rachel Zane two years before he met Meghan and the reason I know is because I was having drinks with one of his friends,” Katie shared.

"She told me she'd been on a night out with Prince Harry,” she continued.  

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“He was single at the time, so she said, 'Harry, who's your ideal girl?' And he said 'Meghan Markle from Suits."

He then orchestrated a meeting between the pair in July 2016 through mutual friend Markus Anderson.

"He asked Markus if he could set up, not a date, but an opportunity for them to meet and that happened in one of the private rooms of Soho House,” Katie revealed.

"There were about seven or eight of them altogether and it was a perfect opportunity for Harry and Meghan to come together in a really informal environment and actually talk.”

She continued, "She was funny, feisty, confident and she wasn't swayed or knocked by the fact that he was Prince Harry. She thought he was terribly cute."

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