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

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17. Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama is another one who is distantly related to the U.K.’s current Queen. He’s her tenth cousin thrice removed. The two have actually met each other several times while serving as their respective heads of state. But no news on if they ever discussed being related…

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16. Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain wasn’t born into a family of royal descent, but she married into one. Her husband Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, whom she quietly married in 2017, is a Count. However, since Italy became a republic in 1946, Counts don’t wield any actual power. But it’s still cool!

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15. Michael Douglas

Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas is descended from King Edward III, who ruled over England from 1327 to 1377. That also makes him, like many of the people descended from medieval kings, a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. According to the internet, he even bears a little resemblance to her…

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