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Meghan Markle's great-great-great-grandmother wont to work on Windsor Castle

It seems the Duchess of Sussex's association with the royalty goes back much further than the primary time she met Prince Harry - it actually spans over 160 years




Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first met and commenced dating back in 2016, but it seems her connection to the royalty goes way back.


And we're talking outside of her lifetime - quite 160 years to be precise.


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The Duchess of Sussex's relatives have previously claimed that her great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Bird worked at Windsor Castle as a maid, but it's now come to light that she was actually a cook.


According to a database of Royal Household staff, there was a worker named M. Bird, who appeared within the Windsor Castle Weekly Disbursement Book in 1856.


This was round the same time Mary would are within the UK, reports The Express.


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Meghan's great-great-great-grandmother later married Thomas Bird, an Irish shoemaker who served as a politician within the British Army.


Her family disowned her for this then the couple decided to maneuver to Malta with the military , where they started a family in 1862.


They had two children together, including Meghan' s great-great-grandmother, who was also named Mary.


The family went on to spend subsequent 20 years living in Malta, but after her husband died, Mary and therefore the children migrated to Canada, before moving to Meredith and eventually settling in New Hampshire.


Mary is assumed to be connected to Meghan on her father's side of the family.



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