Celebrities are already considered royals, especially if they make it to the A-List, where they shine the brightest and become some of the most highest-paid stars in Hollywood, but who would’ve thought that there are actually some celebrities who have royal blood running through their veins? That is right, in this article, we will be tackling about your favorite celebrities who turned out to be a part of the royal family line. Here are some of them:
“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm, and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth II
Duff is known for being one of the brightest child stars of her generation, she is basically known for being a teen idol of Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire series. She began acting at a very young age, and still manage to continue her career when she became a teenager, starring at a couple of chick flicks such as Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2, A Cinderella Story, Raise Your Voice, The Perfect Man and Material Girls.
Despite being known for being a child star, she is also labeled as America’s ‘Most Royal’ celebrity. That is because according to FindMyPast.com, Duff is actually Queen Elizabeth II’s 18th cousin, making her the closest one to be related to the current queen of Great Britain. Duff’s ancestor is Alexander Spotswood, who was an officer in the British Army and a grandson of Edward III, Duff is also a descendant of Catherine Car, who was, according to historians, is an illegitimate daughter of Henry VII.
When it comes to daytime talk shows, the Ellen DeGeneres Show is the one that is at the very top. It is named after its host, Ellen DeGeneres and her show have been running for more than 14 years now. Aside from being a talk show host and a comedian, she is also an actress, writer, and producer. In fact, she is also known for her movies, such as the award-winning Disney animated films, Finding Nemo, and its sequel, Finding Dory. What most people don’t know is that America’s favorite daytime talk show host is actually a related to Great Britain’s real-life Cinderella, Duchess Kate Middleton. DeGeneres is Kate’s 15th cousin because they are direct descendants of Edward III. DeGeneres is also the Queen’s 19th cousin, twice removed.
From two American favorites, let’s move to one of England’s most sought after actors of his generation, Hugh Grant. He is basically known for being featured in romantic films in Hollywood, together with the finest actresses in the world, such as Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, and Sarah Jessica Parker, which is why most of his films earned more than $2 billion dollars.
However, he is more than just a good actor starring in the best romantic films, because he also has royal blood running through his veins. This British A-Lister is actually related to not just one but two royalties, Henry VII and King James IV through his maternal side. King James IV was known for being Scotland’s most successful steward monarchs, while Henry VII was known for being the very first monarch of the Tudor Dynasty.
Finally, another amazing actor with royal bloodline has made it into the list. Johnny Depp is not just known for being a great actor, he is also known for portraying the most iconic roles such as Capt. Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, Mad Hatter, Lone Ranger, Gellert Grindelwald, and Willy Wonka.
However, what most people don’t know is that he is actually Queen Elizabeth II’s 20th cousin because they share a great-grandfather, Sir William Gascoigne, who has the descendant of King Edward III.
“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a month, but can I give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.” – Princess Diana
These celebrities may have royal blood running through their veins, but one thing is for sure, they really are exceptional celebrities who don’t need to have a title to bring joy and inspire people.