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New Royal baby’s Hollywood relations

New prince or princess will have family ties to Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner’s children, discovers findmypast.co.uk


As we all await the birth of the new royal baby, the team at findmypast.co.uk has discovered that the new addition to the royal family will have a host of Hollywood celebrity cousins.

Future family occasions for the royal baby could be a ‘Who’s Who’ of A-listers as records available on findmypast.co.uk show that the future royal’s 23rd cousin twice removed is Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of musical super couple Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z. The connection is Blue Ivy’s relation to the Queen, which comes through French royal heritage.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The musical connections don’t stop there as Celine Dion’s three children will be 26th cousins thrice removed. However, the closest celebrity/royal relationship was between Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s three children, who will be 11th cousins due to family lines connecting through Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Princess Diana.

Not that they are short on celebrity connections but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s biological brood, including daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, will be 27th cousins to the future royal through both parents’ family ancestry.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, star of the Batman movie, The Dark Knight, and Kill Bill actress, Uma Thurman, also add further Hollywood glamour to the family tree as their children will be 20th cousins twice removed and 22nd cousins respectively.

There were even Royal / Hollywood links found as far back as the 13th century to King Edward III with none other than American superstar, Hilary Duff, which will make her son Luca 19th cousin to the royal baby.

Using published research from the leading authorities on royal descents, findmypast.co.uk studied the ancestry of each celebrity alongside the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine Middleton and Diana, Princess of Wales to calculate their relationships to the celebrity relatives.  The closest relation found to the Hollywood children was the late Princess Diana, whose ancestry includes some of the earliest settlers on the east coast of America that can be traced right up to the modern day.

With over 1.6 billion family history records on findmypast.co.uk including records from the United States, there is always a chance people may find their own Hollywood connection.