Hollywood stars don’t quite need royal blood to be considered royalty, but you’d sure be surprised to know how many of them actually have regal lineages. Well, that doesn’t mean they had it easy in the industry at all. They have all had to go through their own struggle to reach where they are right now. These few celebs who we have listed below posses ties to royal families, making them royalty themselves. Let’s have a look at who they are.
The Fight Club actor comes from a club of royals indeed. He is the 25th cousin, twice removed of Queen Elizabeth herself, owing to his relationship to King Henry II of England from the twelfth century.
Beyoncé is often referred to as Queen B due to her absolute dominance in the music industry. However, there’s one more reason for her to be associated with that moniker. She happens to be the 25th cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.
Rose Leslie, most famous for playing the role of Ygritte in Game of Thrones, gets her royal genes from both her father and mother. While her mother is a descendant of King Charles II from the seventeenth century, her father happens to be the chieftain of the Aberdeenshire clan, Leslie.
With writing and directing also under his belt now, Bill Hader is what you’d actually call Hollywood royalty. But did you know that he is related to King Edward I of England? Not just that, his distant lineage goes on to include Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, who happens to be his 40th great-great-grandfather.
The Sherlock and Dr. Strange actor is a descendant of King Richard III of England. Moreover, he also got a chance to play the same ancestor in a BBC drama series titled Richard III.
Back in 2012, Hilary Duff was crowned the most royal US celeb by a website because of her being the 18th cousin of Queen Elizabeth. She gets this relation through Alexander Spotswood, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army during the eighteenth century.
Tilda Swinton’s British roots tie her to Scottish King, Robert the Bruce. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he was depicted in 1995 the film Braveheart, starring Mel Gibson.
Hugh Grant is one more Hollywood actor with royal blood. He can boast of being the ninth cousin once removed, of none other than Queen Elizabeth. In fact, you can trace his heritage back to King Henry VII of England and King James IV of Scotland.
Guy Ritchie is the sixth cousin of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and this is the reason he was invited to her royal wedding as well.
Just like his wife, Rose Leslie, Kit Harington too has royal blood flowing through his veins. And his royal lineage sort of draws a parallel to his role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. He is the descendant of Charles II of England through his grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny.