Thandiwe Newton is the daughter of a Zimbabwean princess.
Their royal Shona heritage passes through generations, meaning her daughters are considered princesses as well.
Hilary Duff has been called "America's most royal celebrity" because she's more closely related to Queen Elizabeth II than any other American in Hollywood is.
They're 18th cousins through Alexander Spotswood, the 10th great-grandson of King Edward III.
Beyoncé is Queen Elizabeth II's 25th cousin once removed.
The two queens are related through Henry II.
Dakota and Elle Fanning are the 22nd great-granddaughters of King Edward III.
Ralph Fiennes is Prince Charles' eighth cousin.
He can trace his family line directly back to James II of Scotland.
Paris Hilton found out she was Queen Elizabeth II's 20th cousin after taking a DNA test.
The Hiltons are descended from Henry II.
Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne is related to Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia.
Brooke Shields is Queen Elizabeth II's 18th cousin once removed.
She's related to the British royal family through Henry II of France, but her family tree also includes William the Conqueror, Charlemagne, and Catherine de Medici.
Akosua Busia is a Ghanaian princess.
Not only is she part of the royal house of Wenchi, but she's also the daughter of a former prime minister.
Tilda Swinton is a direct descendant of the Scottish king Robert the Bruce.
Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal are Queen Elizabeth II's 19th cousins.
Madonna is the ninth cousin of Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.
Yaphet Kotto was the great-great-grandson of Cameroon's King Alexander Bell.
The king ruled the Douala region during the late 1800s.
Guy Ritchie is the sixth cousin of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
He was invited to Kate and Prince William's royal wedding.
Rose Leslie's father is a chieftain of the Aberdeernshire clan.
Bill Hader is the 40th great-great-grandson of Charlemagne.
Catherine Oxenberg was born to Prince Paul and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.
The actor also played royalty, taking on the role of Princess Diana twice.
And finally, Benedict Cumberbatch played his ancestor Richard III in The Hollow Crown.
He also read a poem at the king's reburial ceremony.
Yeah, especially when you look at the Plantagenets side of the English royals. What a Rollercoaster loopying circle of a familytree...
Yeah - most people with English blood are probably related to some royal family members.
which makes most of America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand etc etc
Fourth cousin have 0.20% genetic overlaps which is explained as " This degree of relationship is usually indistinguishable from the relationship to a random individual within the same population (tribe, country, ethnic group)."