How Irish is Meghan Markle? Does it really matter?

Duchess is latest in long line of dignitaries whose Irish ancestry has been traced

Spectators waited for over an hour to get a glimpse of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they arrived at Government Buildings to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

It will probably not surprise many people that genealogists have been at work in finding Irish ancestral connections for Meghan Markle to coincide with her marriage to Harry Windsor and, most recently, their visit to Dublin this week.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to visit Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin Docklands, where other well-known visitors, most recently Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, have received a copy of their family tree tracing their Irish ancestors at the neighbouring Irish Family History Centre.

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