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For most of us, movies like The diary of a princess and What a girl wants are essentially fairy tales, but many people – including celebrities – can actually trace their family trees back to royalty.
Here are 18 celebrities linked to royalty:
Hilary Duff was called “America’s Most Royal Celebrity“because she is closer to Queen Elizabeth II than any other American in Hollywood.
Beyoncé is Queen Elizabeth II’s 25th cousin once retired.
Dakota and Elle Fanning are the 22nd great-granddaughters of King Edward III.
Paris Hilton discovered she was Queen Elizabeth II’s 20th cousin after taking a DNA test.
Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne is linked to Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia.
Brooke Shields is Queen Elizabeth II’s 18th cousin once kidnapped.
Akosua Busia is a Ghanaian princess.
Tilda Swinton is a direct descendant of the Scottish King Robert the Bruce.
Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal are the 19th cousins of Queen Elizabeth II.
Madonna is the ninth cousin of Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.
Yaphet Kotto was the great-great-grandson of the King of Cameroon Alexandre Bell.
Rose Leslie’s father is a chief of the Aberdeernshire clan.
Bill Hader is Charlemagne’s 40th great-great-grandson.
Catherine Oxenberg was born to Prince Paul and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.
And finally, Benedict Cumberbatch played his ancestor Richard III in The hollow crown.
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