With the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton this week, it is a good time to discuss the genealogy of the royal family. Of course, the House of Windsor‘s history is very well known, so we can easily find how they’re related to over fifty million people on the big tree. Let’s step back a second, and just look at some interesting data we’ve found regarding the royal couple.
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, mother of William, was born July 1st, 1961. She became renowned and beloved for her beauty and charitable works. She had divorced from her husband Prince Charles before tragically dying in a car accident in 1997.
, brother of William, was born on September 15, 1984. Being the youngest brother of the two, Prince Harry is third in the line of succession behind William and Charles.
But that’s not all. If you visit William’s family tree, you can view his thousands of ancestors. The same goes for Kate’s tree. You can easily browse back dozens of generations in one simple display.
William’s Direct Ancestor Tree
Kate’s Direct Ancestor Tree
Are you interested in finding out more about the royal wedding? Take a look at the The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton Project. That is the hub of all of the attendees.
Relationship Paths Links:
• Marilyn Monroe is Prince William of Wales’ 12th cousin
• Rt Hon Tony Blair, PC is Prince William of Wales’ 12th cousin twice removed
• Charlemagne is Prince William of Wales’ 27th great grandfather
• George Washington, 1st President of the USA is Prince William of Wales’ second cousin 9 times removed
• Elvis Aaron Presley is Prince William of Wales’ 11th cousin once removed
• William Shakespeare is Kate Middleton’s fifth cousin 14 times removed
• Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the USA is Kate Middleton’s 12th cousin twice removed
• Mark Twain is Kate Middleton’s 11th cousin thrice removed
• Bill Gates is Kate Middleton’s 17th cousin
• Mary Boleyn is Kate Middleton’s 13th great grandmother
So, how are you related to the royal couple? Tweet us @Geni.