One of the hottest songs at the moment laments that "we'll never be royals," but that's not the case for these stars. While they are all already Hollywood royalty, these blessed celeb also have real royal blood in their veins.
Kate Middleton wasn't the only girl who became royalty after her wedding — she brought her extended family along with her! And that includes the famous American talk show host and comedian. DeGeneres is reported to be Middleton's 15th cousin.
What do Michael Douglas and Hilary Duff have in common? Well, not too much, but they are both related to King Edward III. Edward was one of England's longest-ruling monarchs, and his genes have clearly been passed down very well.
Like Tom Hanks, Close can trace her ancestry back to King John of England. It isn't too surprising to find out the Close is related to royalty, since she gives off a regal vibe anyway.
Ralph and Joseph Fiennes
This pair of famous brothers are both related to James II of Scotland. These illustrious actors are known for their portrayals of historical figures, but have yet to play their royal relative.
Like Johnny Depp, Shields also found out that she had a connection to royalty on the show "Who Do You Think You Are." She is related to King Henry IV of France.
Tom Hanks is one of the most famous men in the world, and he's also related to some a pretty famous royal. Along with Glen Close and Sissy Spacek, Hanks is a descendant of King John of England. He's also distantly related to Abraham Lincoln, who wasn't technically royalty, but it's still an interesting fact.
Hilary Duff is famous for playing an awkward teenager in "Lizzie McGuire," but she actually has royal blood in her. One of her ancestors is King Edward III of England.
Depp appeared on the show "Who Do You Think You Are" to trace his heritage. As if the amazing actor wasn't already blessed enough, he also found out that he's the 20th cousin of Queen Elizabeth.
This former "Sexiest Man Alive" is more than just Hollywood royalty! Pitt is claimed to be related to King Henry II of England who ruled from 1154-1189 from his mother's side.
Brad isn't the only one with royal blood in the family! Angelina is said to be related to King Philip II, who ruled France from 1180 to 1223. Philip was responsible for constructing the Louvre, which seems fitting for the beautiful Jolie.
Paris Hilton lives her life like a princess, and that may not be too far from the truth. Like Brad Pitt, she is said to be related to King Henry II of England. Does that mean that Hilton and Pitt are somehow related to each other?
The Gyllenhaal family is already Hollywood royalty, but as it turns out, they're also related to real royalty. Jake and his sister Maggie are both descendants of Edward III.
Pattinson has one of the most interesting ancestries of any celebrity. He is said to be a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler, the real life inspiration for Dracula, and he is equally related to Princes William and Harry from his father's side. This gives Rob a mix of vampire and royalty running in his veins!
The "Kill Bill" star has an interesting connection to President Obama. Both Thurman and Barack Obama are said to be direct descendants of King Edward I of England.
When it comes to royalty, this "Notting Hill" star is very connected! Grant has not one, but two royal blood lines. He is related to Henry VII, the first monarch of the House of Tudor, from his mother's side, and he is also a distant relation of James IV, the King of Scotland.