“My country”: Meghan Markle’s declarations on her Nigerian origins

“My country”: Meghan Markle’s declarations on her Nigerian origins
“My country”: Meghan Markle’s declarations on her Nigerian origins

A few years ago, thanks to a genealogical test, Meghan Markle discovered that she had 43% Nigerian origins, as she revealed in her podcast “Archetypes” in 2022. A discovery that she mentioned during of a conference on women in entrepreneurship, Saturday May 11, 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria, where she is visiting – unofficially – with her husband Harry. A visit rich in emotion for her, therefore: “I am flattered, honored and inspired,” she declared at the start of the conference.

Harry and Meghan welcomed with joy in Nigeria

“Since we arrived, it’s been a whirlwind, and I quickly got the message: I need to wear more colors to fit in with you and your sense of style,” began Meghan, who, after worn beige and black and white, donned a red dress by Nigerian designer Orire for the conference. “I would like to begin by thanking you for the kindness you have shown in welcoming my husband and me to this country. » After a pause, she added: “My country. »

“A revelation and a lesson in humility”

Meghan Markle said the first thing she did when she found out the DNA test results was “call [sa] mother “. “Because I wanted to know if she knew.” Being African-American often means not knowing much about your lineage or origins, where exactly you come from. And it was exciting for both of us to learn more. […] It has been eye-opening and humbling to be able to learn more about my heritage, and to know that this is only the beginning of that discovery. »

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