10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Related To The Royal Family

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It wasn’t until actress Meghan Markle, and Britain’s Prince Harry began gearing up to get married that the former discovered that she and her man are cousins – distant 17th cousins through King Edward III, that is.

Since then, fans’ curiosity has been piqued, and it was gathered that several celebrities are related to the royal family in one way or the other.

Below are ten stars whose relationship with the royal family is closer than you think.

JOHNNY DEPP AND THE QUEEN

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Besides being famous for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, actor Johnny Depp has become well known for his likely family ties with Queen Elizabeth II.

According to Nick Barratt, a genealogist best known for “Who Do You Think You Are?” the actor and the matriarch both share a deep connection that might mean that they are 20th cousins.

MADONNA , CELINE DION AND CAMILA BOWLES

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The New England Historic Genealogical Society found out that singer Madonna and Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, are ninth cousins as they are both descendants of the French-Canadians, Madeleine Ernard and her husband, Zacharie Cloutier.

Since musical powerhouses Celine Dion and Madonna are distantly related, they are said to be 10th cousins, once and twice removed, who share two different ancestors.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS AND THE QUEEN

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Previously dubbed a Hollywood royalty, not many were surprised to discover that Michael Douglas is related to Queen Elizabeth II.

The 75-year-old actor is the Queen’s 19th cousin, once removed, through King Edward III of England.

ELLEN DEGENERES AND KATE MIDDLETON

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Ellen DeGeneres is a distant cousin of Kate Middleton through Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron.

ANGELINA JOLIE AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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Angelina Jolie and Queen Elizabeth II are 26th cousins through Marie of France, Duchess of Brabant, who is King Philip II of France’s daughter.

OZZY OSBOURNE AND HIS ROYAL BLOODLINES

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Ozzy Osbourne found out, through DNA testing, that he shared a royal bloodline with English King George I and Russian Tsar Nicholas II.

TOM HANKS AND KING JOHN

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A two-time Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks, was deemed royalty after it was discovered that he is related to Queen Elizabeth II and King John of England.

Tom’s relation to King John comes from his father, Amos Mefford Hanks’ side, as he is a descendant of the royal family.

The relationship also makes the actor the 24th cousin of the Queen.

BEYONCÉ AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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Popularly referred to as the Queen Bee, Beyoncé pleased her fans when they discovered that she is related to Queen Elizabeth II.

News outlets confirmed that Beyoncé and the matriarch are 25th cousins, once removed, via Henry II.

GEORGE BUSH AND PRINCESS DIANA

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President George W. Bush shares a family bond with Princess Diana. The former president of the United States and the “People’s Princess, as she was lovingly called, were 11th cousins, twice removed.

The relationship between the duo was discovered by the same genealogy study that revealed that the Bushes are related to Marilyn Monroe and Abraham Lincoln.

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