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Reviewing Princess Meghan’s Nigerian ancestry, as visit with Prince Harry nears

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The Duke of Duchess, His Royal Highness Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Princess Meghan, are to visit Nigeria this month.

A statement by the Acting Director, Defence Information in Nigeria, Brig-Gen Tukur Gusau, stated that they are visiting in preparation for the annual Invictus Game, which Prince Harry is the founder and facilitator.

The game is organized to celebrate wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women in the Commonwealth nations.

Brig-Gen Gusau’s statement further read:

“It also gives soldiers awareness and recognition in society to support their path in rehabilitation.

“The Invictus games has about 500 participants at the last outing and 21 nations in attendance, including Nigeria which made a head ways with gold and silver at it’s first outing last year.

“The visit is to consolidate Nigeria strong hold at the game and the possibility of hosting the event later years.”

Beyond Invictus Game, the event holds a poignant significance concerning Princess Meghan.

Her genealogy was recently traced to Nigeria.

The Duchess of Sussex was discovered to have have a significant Nigerian heritage, with 43 percent of her DNA.

Years back, the couple’s claims of racism and lack of support by the royal family reverberated around the globe.

Meghan even said the reality almost pushed her to commit suicide.

Meghan, who has a white father and a Black mother, in an interview, said that when she was pregnant with her son Archie, a member of the royal family expressed “concerns about how dark his skin might be.”

Dr. Anita Thomas, Executive Vice President and Provost at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, said watching Meghan’s interview was emotional.

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“It speaks to the burden that many African American women face,” she said.

“For Black women, it was upsetting to see that, even when she had the courage to speak out about her experiences with racism, that she didn’t get the support that she needed and, in many ways, her experiences were invalidated.”

Princess Meghan’s Nigerian roots are a testament to the historical connections between Africa and the diaspora, showcasing the interesting web of human migration and cultural exchange.

Even as the world pushes for integration of all humans irrespective of racial, cultural, or religious backgrounds, the Meghan story serves as a notable inspiration and case study in the agitation for inclusivity.

Her connection to Nigeria underscores the importance of exploring and embracing one’s heritage, as her journey of self-discovery continues to inspire and captivate people worldwide.


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