The story also says that a spokesperson for Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where British royals get married, confirmed Markle’s Jewish background.
Unfortunately for those who would love to see a Jew marry into British royalty, this claim appears to be untrue. Duncan Jeffery, Westminster Abbey’s head of communications, told JTA Wednesday that the church never said that Markle was Jewish.
“[Markle’s Jewishness] is merely conjecture,” Jeffery said.
Markle, who is best known for her role in the USA Network drama “Suits,” was previously married to Jewish producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013. As Tominey notes, the pair had a Jewish wedding in Jamaica.
Markle’s father is Irish and her mother is African-American, according to Chantal Artur, her publicist.
Nonetheless, we’d like to say “Mazel tov!” to Meghan and Prince Harry even if they aren’t actually engaged yet.