20 Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Had Family Ties To Royalty

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The royals of old were prone to having big families. Since illness or war would end up killing at least a few of the children, why not have as many as possible, in order to ensure a worthy heir to the throne? And that’s not even getting into the vast number of illegitimate children that some famous kings liked to father. As a result of all this, there are now scores of royal descendants running around. Some of whom might look more than a little familiar…

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20. Paris Hilton

For some, Paris Hilton has long been regarded as a spoiled princess type. But as it turns out, she actually is distantly related to royalty, as a 20th cousin of King Henry II. It’s something that must have rubbed off on her, as she certainly has the wealth and lifestyle of a monarch.

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