While she's certainly royalty in our eyes, Angelina Jolie is related to French royalty through her mother, Marie Betrand. Jolie's lineage is believed to be connected to the first King of France, Phillip II, who ruled from 1180 to 1223. To sweeten the deal, Jolie and Queen Elizabeth II are 26th cousins.
The original Disney princess, Hilary Duff is apparently the most closely related American celebrity to the Queen herself. Duff is said to be the 18th cousin of Queen Elizabeth through Alexander Spotswood, who was the 10th great-grandson of Edward III.
One of Hollywood's most famous leading men, turns out Brad Pitt is connected to King Henry II through his mother's bloodline. Which makes him the Queen's 25th cousin, twice removed. And with his ex-wife being Angelina Jolie, perhaps their romance was royal fate?
Dakota and Elle Fanning
While Elle Fanning may have experience playing a royal, hello Catherine The Great, she and older sister, Dakota are certainly royal by blood. The famous sisters are 22nd great-granddaughters of King Edward III, who ruled England from 1327 to 1377. Their lineage can also be traced to Kate Middleton's mother, Carole Goldsmith, who is a distant granddaughter of King Edward III. Meaning that the siblings are 21st cousins to the Duchess of Cambridge.
While the world already refers to her as 'Queen Bey', it seems as if she is related to one herself. As the 25th cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II, we can only imagine how amazing she'd look in the Crown Jewels.
Royally-linked through Sir Thomas Fairfax means that talk-show host, Ellen Degeneres and Kate Middleton are distant cousins. Degeneres has even used her royal blood to try and bond with one of the smallest royals, Prince George. In an interview, Degeneres even joked about it, saying: "I saw that picture of Prince George in his robe with President Obama and I’m like, ‘I have a clothing line [ED by Ellen]; I can give him clothes; I can make a special robe for him!’”
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Hollywood's favourite siblings may prefer to lie low, but their family history is certainly far from under-the-radar. Descendants of Edward III, the King of England from 1327 to 1377, the famous siblings are Queen Elizabeth's 19th cousins.
While Twitter teases that we are in the age of "Dernaissance", Laura Dern's royal bloodline is more a reality than a meme. The Oscar winner is a descendant of Edward III, and is the 19th cousin, three times removed, from Queen Elizabeth. Who knew that we could love her even more?
While we all remember her royal wedding to fellow Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington, it looks as if her royal linage is on both her mother and father's side. Leslie's father is a chieftain of the Aberdeernshire clan Leslie and her mother is a descendant of King Charles II. As art imitates life, it also seems that she and husband, Kit, are both descendants to King Charles II, making them very distant cousins.
Hollywood's most humble, Tom Hanks need not be. The famous actor can trace his lineage all the way back to Queen Elizabeth, as he is her 24th cousin through King John. Impressive.
The princess of the early 2000s, Paris Hilton's family heritage certainly isn't lacking. On her father Richard Hilton's side, the socialite is the Queen's 20th cousin through Henry II.
Prince William and Prince Harry
While Prince William and Prince Harry are known for their royal blood, their family's lineage goes even further than we thought. Their grandfather, Prince Philip, connects to Russian royalty through his paternal grandmother, Olga Constantinovna of Russia, the granddaughter of Nicholas I. Meaning that Phillip is the great-great-grandson of Nicholas I, the Emporor of Russia from 1825 to 1855. Plus, Nicholas I was the son of Paul I, who was the son of Catherine the Great (currently portrayed in The Great by Elle Fanning). What a small world.
While she's certainly Oscar royalty, it seems that Uma Thurman is also royalty through one of her relatives. Thurman is the 21st cousin, once removed, to Queen Elizabeth thanks to her ancestor, King Edward I of England.
While most of us know of Johnny Depp as the bumbling Jack Sparrow, Depp is also a cousin to the Queen. The 20th cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Depp is connected to the matriarch through Edward III.
After Hilary Duff, Brooke Shields has been crowned the second-most royal celebrity in America, due to her lineage to the current Queen Elizabeth. Shields is Queen Elizabeth's 18th cousin, once removed, through Henry II of France. We're officially voting Brooke for Queen.
British actor Hugh Grant, is not only one of the '90s biggest heartthrobs, but is also a cousin to the current Queen. As Queen Elizabeth's ninth cousin, once removed, his royal heritage can be traced back to King Henry VII of England and King James IV of Scotland.