Royal Family hero

1. Ellen DeGeneres

The talk show host and the Duchess of Cambridge are 15th cousins according to the New England Genealogical Society, with their connection dating back to the 1500s.

The royal family tree is huge, and if you do a little digging at the roots it gets even bigger. What might surprise a lot of people however, is that some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs are related to the royal family (even if only by technicality).

We’ve done the research and found eight famous celebrities you didn’t realise were related to the royal family. To see them all, scroll through the gallery above.

Did you realise these celebs were related to the royal family?