10 Celebrities Who Are Related to the Royal Family
Since celebrities are a modern day version of royalty, we're not surprised a few of Hollywood's A-listers are also related to the British royal family. After all, it's basically in their genes to be famous.
According to the New England Genealogical Society, the Duchess of Cambridge and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are 15th cousins. Their relative connection is Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife, Agnes Gascoigne, who lived during the 1500s.
Johnny Depp is 20th cousins with Queen Elizabeth II as they both share the same great (18 times over) grandfather.
JAKE AND MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
These famous actor siblings are related King Edward III of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377. The relation stems from their father's side of the family.
And actress/singer, Hilary Duff, is also related to King Edward III. She is his 10th great-granddaughter and also
But that's not it. Apparently, King Edward III had strong genes because actor Michael Douglas is also his relative — and Queen Elizabeth's 19th cousin.
You might remember "Edward Longshanks" from his depiction in
You have to go way back to King Henry II, who ruled England from 1154 to
It turns out, Paris Hilton isn't just a socialite, but also royal. She's a descendant of King Henry II of England through her father, Rick Hilton.
Tom Hanks is a relative of King John of England, who ruled from 1199 to 1216, through his father's side of the family.
Actor Hugh Grant is the ancestor of King Henry VII through his mother's side. He ruled over England from 1485 to 1509 and was the monarch of the House of Tudor.
From: Good Housekeeping US
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