It was a sight to behold when Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex hugged an athlete, Glory Essien, and described her as my ‘Nigerian sister’.
The emotional scene took place at the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany, where Markle also reunited with her husband, Prince Harry, after some months of living apart.
According to Daily Mail, The Duchess took centre stage and gave an emotional address to 1,600 competitors, friends, and family at the event as she saluted all those attending the games, set up by her husband, Prince Harry for wounded and disabled military veterans.
Among those she greeted beforehand was competitor Glory Essien, who she hugged and told: ‘You’re my Nigerian sister!’
At the opening ceremony, husband Prince Harry revealed that his wife was cheering on the African nation as he discovered she is 43% Nigerian.
Recall Meghan revealed on her Archetypes podcast in 2022 joined by comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe Fumudoh that a genealogy test she did years back had shown her link to the African country.