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It's thought that we are all connected in one way or another but we'd never guess that Benedict Cumberbatch is related to Richard The III. Our celebrity family tree reveals some surprising relatives. Find out how!
The Duchess of Cambridge are 14th cousins, twice removed according to an ancestral tracing company in Boston which discovered they are related through Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife, Agnes Gascoigne, who lived in England in the early 1500s. Unfortunately for Ellen Kate isn't quite ready to admit it. "[Kate] refuses to admit it and I don’t know why,” Ellen explained. “But I am going to be at Wimbledon and if my cousin Kate is there I’m going to bring the DNA chart with me.”
DNA tests have revealed that 'Imitation Game' star Benedict Cumberbatch is related to Richard The III. The pair are third cousins twice removed.
Who knew the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star was related to the Tory leader? According to The Global Family Reunion, a project to show how humanity is related, Kim and David are 13th cousins. It's thought that their ancestors Elizabeth Russell and Catherine Spencer were sisters!
Rock legend Mick Fleetwood, 66, is a sixth cousin, thrice removed, of royal heirs Prince William and Harry, according to Ancestry UK. Miriam Silverman, who conducted the research, said: "It seems like Mick Fleetwood was always destined to be famous with both royal and celebrity connections in his family tree."
Upon winning the Presidential Election, Barack Obama learned that Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt is his ninth cousin. The unlikely pair are linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769, according to researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. A spokesperson for the President issued a tongue-in-cheek statement upon the discovery: "Every family has a black sheep."
The Presidential credentials don't stop there for Brangelina. Angelina Jolie is Hilary Clinton's ninth cousins, twice removed, with the pair both related to Jean Cusson, who died in Quebec in 1718.
American talkshow host TV host Ellen Degeneres is the 11th cousin of the Queen of Pop, Madonna. They are reportedly related through their 10th great-grandfather. Now we know that, we can definitely see a resemblance...!
You may think that the late Princess Diana and the former governor of Alaska have nothing in common, but you'd be wrong. They’re 10th cousins, sharing the same ninth great grandfather in John Strong, who was born in England in 1605.
They may bear little resemblance, but late comedian Benny Hill is related to the gorgeous Holly Valance. The funnyman's cousin is Holly's grandfather!
Daniel Day Lewis may have played him on the big screen, but it's Tom Hanks who is related to iconic US President Abraham Lincoln. The Forrest Gump actor is his third cousin, four times removed.
Former US President George W Bush is the 11th cousin twice removed of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner! Bush’s 10th great-grandfather and Hefner’s eighth great-grandfather was Thomas Richards, who died around 1650.
One is arguably the most controversial President of the USA ever, and the other is one of the coolest actors ever. It may seem unlikely, but Richard Nixon and James Dean were actually seventh cousins once removed.
They're probably the two most famous babies on the planet, and they're related! Prince George and Blue Ivy Carter are 23rd cousins once removed.