Meghan Markle is related to Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare - and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle is actually related to Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare

Meghan Markle has some pretty impressive British links

Thursday, November 30, 2017

You might expect Prince Harry to have a far more impressive family tree in comparison to Meghan Markle, but it turns out she's related to some pretty famous British names (including the prince himself).

The American actress is related to both Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare, according to Newsweek. claims the future Princess shares ancestors Joan Whalesborough and John Whalesborough with Shakespeare and the relation to the bard comes from her father's side - his mother's.

This makes Markle Shakespeare's fifth cousin 13 times removed.

Markle and Churchill are both related to a man named Zachariah Howe who was born in Massachusetts, but a descendant of British settlers who were from Essex, according to 

This means the pair are sixth cousins five times removed.

Not only that, but the soon-to-be Royal is technically actually related to Prince Harry as they both reportedly share Ralph Bowes in their family tree, who as a British high sheriff in the 15th century.