10 Celebrities Who Are Descended From Royalty Since Birth 


Beyoncé and King Henry II of England 

Not many people know that Beyoncé actually has royal blood. She is a descendant of King Henry II of England, making her a 25th-degree cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and King Henry II of England 

Brad Pitt is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II, whose name is King Henry II. Henry II ruled England in the 12th century and is considered one of Britain's greatest kings.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff and Queen Elizabeth II 

Best known for her roles in popular movies of the 2000s, Hilary Duff is considered one of Hollywood's most regal celebrities.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant and King Henry VII of England 

This famous Englishman became one of Hollywood's most popular actors in the 1990s and boasts not one, but two famous ancestors.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis and Baron Haden-Guest 

Jamie Lee Curtis is an undisputed member of "Hollywood royalty". She is the daughter of not one, but two film legends namely Tony Curtis, best known for classics like Some Like It Hot

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and King Edward III of England 

American actress Meghan Markle is famous for winning the heart of Harry, Duke of Sussex. While now the Duchess of Sussex by marriage, Markle is also of aristocratic descent.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton and King Henry II of England 

Paris Hilton is a 20th-degree cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through her common ancestor, King Henry II of England.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere and Queen Elizabeth II 

In addition to being one of Hollywood's most famous actors for his roles in films such as Pretty Woman, Richard Gere is also believed to be related to Queen Elizabeth II.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson and William, Prince of Wales, and Harry, Duke of Sussex 

Robert Pattinson is a distant cousin of brothers William, Prince of Wales, and Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Jessica Chastain  

Jessica Chastain and Count Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo 

In 2017, the Zero Dark Thirty star married Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, an Italian nobleman from the Bergamo region. He is technically the heir to the title of count.