TORONTO — The soon-to-be-born offspring of William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be able to use family ties to score front-row seats to Celine Dion’s show in Las Vegas.
According to a British genealogy website, the prince or princess will be a distant cousin of the Canadian singer’s sons René-Charles, Eddy and Nelson.
The Royal baby will be the 26th cousin thrice removed of Dion’s children, according to findmypast.co.uk.
Luca, the son of actress-singer Hilary Duff and Edmonton-born hockey player Mike Comrie, is a 19th cousin of the Royal baby thanks to Duff’s distant relation to King Edward III.
The website claims the Royal couple’s first child will also be related to Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of pop star Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z. They are 23rd cousins twice removed thanks to Blue Ivy’s relation to Queen Elizabeth through French royal heritage.
A family line connecting Ben Affleck to the late Princess Diana means the royal baby will be an 11th cousin of Affleck’s three children with actress Jennifer Garner.
The children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be 12th cousins of the newest royal.
According to the website’s research, William and Kate’s first-born will also be related to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s two daughters (20th cousins twice removed) and Uma Thurman’s children with actor Ethan Hawke (22nd cousins).
The famous connections are largely thanks to William’s mother, whose ancestry includes early settlers on the U.S. east coast.
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