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School of Geography

How Irish is Meghan Markle, and does it really matter?


Professor Catherine Nash, from the School of Geography at Queen Mary had an article published in The Irish Times about Meghan Markle’s Irish heritage as the Duchess is the latest in long line of dignitaries whose Irish ancestry has been traced.

She writes: “How about posing the question of who needs Irish roots? Meghan Markle shouldn’t need any to feel welcome in Ireland, nor is she likely to be looking for Irish citizenship and the freedom of movement in the EU that it affords.”

  • Read the full article here and find out about Professor Catherine Nash and her research here