To everyone's disdain, there aren't any new engagement leads for beloved royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle (even though all signs indicate it's essentially inevitable). But, in other royal news, there has been a recent (and surprising) discovery in the development of their relationship. Believe it or not, the couple is related.
Before you start jumping to weird conclusions, know this: their relation is very, very distant, dating all the way back to 1480 (TBH, we were all probably somehow related back then). The pair grew up thousands of miles apart, with Prince Harry raised as a royal in Kensington Palace and Markle raised in California by her parents in the film industry. But, The Mail on Sunday conducted a genealogical investigation and found a familial connection between the lovebirds.
According to the investigation, Markle's alleged royal ties come from her father, Thomas Markle, on his mother's side of the family. A family tree shows that an ancestor of Markle's in the 15th century, an Englishman named Ralph Bowes, was related to Queen Elizabeth I of England which incidentally makes Prince Harry and Markle distant cousins. Who knew!?
All jokes about marrying your cousin out of the way, house hunting rumors and Markle having tea with Queen Elizabeth II hopefully cue that this could actually be an an impending reality. The couple met in July 2016, but kept their relationship under wraps until it went public in October 2016. Since then, royal fans have tracked every move of the duo's relationship with bated breath, in hopes of a repeat of Prince William and Kate Middleton's lavish wedding.
Markle, who stars on the American TV show Suits, opened up about her relationship to Vanity Fair in September, admitting that she and Harry are happy and in love. First comes love, then comes marriage, and we strongly believe this fate holds true for Markle and Prince Harry.