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Celebrities With Royal Ties

There is a certain allure that comes with being a royal. The word king or queen carries with it a certain aura. At the mention of these words, we are swept off to an era where courtly life resembled s

There is a certain allure that comes with being a royal. The word king or queen carries with it a certain aura. At the mention of these words, we are swept off to an era where courtly life resembled something of a fairy tale. The royals of the past lived in a world that their subjects could not even imagine. These chivalrous times complete with maidens, knights, jousts and feasts has been glorified to a point that many deem them as being a golden age of sort. The squalor that existed alongside the opulence is often forgotten. Today the royal ideal has been taken down a bit. With a ton of scandals and the fact that most of them have been reduced to nothing more than figure heads, the visions of their lives pales when compared to how it was once perceived. Despite all of their lack of power and their dirty laundry being laid out for all to see, we maintain our idealization of what being a royal means. Anyone would be excited to discover that they are related to some royal of the past. Even if the ancestor was a bad leader or a monster historically, it would be fascinating to add them to our family tree.

Celebrities today form what could be deemed the noble class of society. This is not to say that they pass laws, but they do share certain traits that are similar to the ruling class of the past. For example, the nobles of the past lived in grand estates, or castles, often protected by moats, gates and a private army. Today the stars are those who live in the gated communities complete with doormen and security guards. The lords had houses filled with priceless works of arts and one of a kind objects, much like the celebrities of today. Furthermore, the nobles of the past were the subject of much musings and gossip, which is unavoidable for the celebrities of today.

The question that we want to get to the bottom of is; are any of the modern stars related to royalty? Can there be any way that they could ascend to a throne if there was some weird accident? The fact is there is quite a large number who are related to the kings and queens of yore. Let’s take a quick look at some of the more prominent connections between today's well known people and the royals of the past.

7 Barack Obama

6 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

5 Hugh Grant

4 Blue Ivy Carter

3 Robert Pattinson

2 Ellen DeGeneres

1 Hilary Duff

The former Disney star, singer, actress and new mom, has been deemed the most closely related to a current royal. In a test performed by find my past, the young star was shown to be the 18th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. If there was to be a grand calamity, where a whole group of royals in line for the throne would suddenly be no more, we could conceivably have Lizzie McGuire as the queen of England. Hilary’s ties to the royal family stems from her ancestor Edward III. Even though this monarch reign was from 1327 to 1377 the connection with the royals remains the closest one of any US celebrity.

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