Meghan Markle 'is descended' from Scottish hero Robert the Bruce

Born in 1274, Robert the Bruce became King of Scots in 1306 after stabbing his rival John Comyn, also known as the Red Comyn.

His eldest daughter Marjorie married Walter Stewart, one of Robert the Bruce's commanders and High Steward of Scotland.

Their eldest son went on to become Robert II and established the Stewart line of kings, who would later inherit the throne of both England and Scotland, uniting the two countries. 

The Scottish victory at the Battle of Bannockburn, the last in a series of battles to

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