Meghan Markle's ancestor was beheaded by King Henry VIII

Sarah Carty

She’s said to be invited to Buckingham Palace for Christmas dinner but things might get a bit awkward around the table when the conversation turns to Meghan Markle's family.

According to reports, one of the 36-year-old’s ancestors was beheaded under the orders of King Henry VIII in 1536.

Amateur historian, Michael Reed, claims that the Suits actress’s ancestor, Lord Hussey, was a highly dignified member of the King’s inner circle.

Meghan Markle reportedly has a very interesting royal connection. Photo: Getty Images
It's been claimed the Suits actress's ancestor was actually beheaded by King Henry VIII in 1536. Photo: Getty Images

Lord Hussey was reportedly very close to King Henry VIII and was even knighted for remaining so loyal.

However, he was beheaded after being found guilty of treason when his loyalty was tested during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion.

Fast forward to the 1650’s and his great-great-great-grandson, Captain Hussey decided to leave England on an expedition.

He eventually became one of the Founding Fathers of Nantucket and just two generations later, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle was born.

It comes after it was reported the Queen has asked Meghan for Christmas dinner at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Getty Images
Her mother, Doria, has also reportedly been invited to Christmas with the royals. Photo: Getty Images

He married Meghan’s mother and in 1981, the future princess was born.

The news comes just after it was reported the Queen is keen to make Meghan feel right at home when she moves to the UK next month.

It’s claimed Her Majesty extended an invitation to Meghan to spend Christmas Day with the royal family.

Kate Middleton has even reportedly offered Meghan’s mother, Doria, a room at Kensington Palace.

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