Ellen DeGeneres is part of the British royal family

I don’t think anyone would ever confuse comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for royalty, but it turns out she’s distantly related to the woman who will one day be the Queen of England. Kate Middleton, fiancée of Prince William, is Ellen’s 15th cousin.

The news came via a letter from the New England Genealogical Society, in which Ellen was informed that although the relationship between her and the Middletons is distant, it’s there nonetheless.  Ellen, of course, joked about being invited to the wedding, but somehow I don’t see it happening.  Being 15th cousins does not exactly make her and Kate besties.

2 thoughts on “Ellen DeGeneres is part of the British royal family”

  1. Not really impressive or anything to really be amazed at in any form, it is not as if she will be having family gatherings together

  2. Snort. My husband and I are eleventh cousins. Sounds weird till you realize that our common ancestor was born in 1564.

    In a room of 100 people, it’s far more likely that several will be more closely related than that.

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