We a lot about the Royal family of the United Kingdom and their ancestral history of how they came to power and who are the current kins of the family. Recently Prince Harry announced his engagement to the American actress and longtime girlfriend Meghan Markle. Since Meghan might soon be a part of the Royal family, we should know at least some details about Megan’s parents and her ancestral family tree. Read the article to know more…..
Engagement with the royal family Prince.
Prince Harry finally went down on one knee to pop the question while they were roasting a chicken at home. Meghan after marrying Prince Harry, she will be named ‘Duchess of Sussex’ and her husband the ‘Duke of Sussex’.
Here’s a comprehensive family tree to illustrate Meghan’s fascinating family history.
Here we have Meghan’s family tree history from her African-American slave ancestry, to her being engaged in the Royal family of the United Kindom. Meghan has come a long way considering her family history.
During the American Civil War of 1861-65.
Meghan’s great great grandmother Mattie Turnipseed was born around the American Civil War of 1861-65, in Jonesboro, Georgia. The wealth of the southern part of America was dependant on cotton so the Confederate states were forced to cling on to their slaves as the cotton fields needed them.
Sometime around the year 1885.
After the slavery was abolished by under President Abraham Lincoln in June 1865 Mattie Turnipseed’s daughter Claudie Ritchie was born in the year 1885. With slavery being abolished Claudie Ritchie took the perfect opportunity and got married to Jeremiah Ragland who had mixed-race parents. Check out some more interesting facts about Meghan’s family on the Next Page…..
Remarkable social progress in the next generation!
Claudie Ritchie and Jeremiah Ragland after getting married had five children, out of these five children two sisters Dora and Lillie (who are Meghan’s great aunts) were able to clear their schooling and enter college! Soon Dora became a teacher after completing her college and Lillie would go on to study at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1930. Their brother Steve Ragland got married to a ‘negro’ named Lois Russell.
Steve and Lois moved to Los Angeles in 1930.
Steve and Lois’s son Alvin who is Meghan’s grandfather was born in 1930, Alvin after growing up got married twice. With Alvin’s first marriage he had a daughter named Doria who was born in 1956. Doria when she was 23 years old, she got married to a guy named Thomas Markle. Read on Next Page what happened further in the timeline……
Some information about Meghan Markle’s parents!
Meghan’s parents, mother Doria Radlan and father Thomas W Markle, Her mother was a yoga instructor and social worker and her father was a television lighting director who won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series.
Now Meghan’s history unites with the Royal Family!
Meghan and Prince Harry were introduced by friends in London, both had some connection going on, Prince Harry even gifted Meghan a bracelet after their engagement, Meghan now is a part of the Royal Family, from cotton slaves to Royalty!