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Mick Fleetwood's related to Princes William and Harry?! And more celebrity relations you might not know...
Rock legend Mick Fleetwood, 66, is a sixth cousin, thrice removed, of royal heirs Prince William and Harry, according to Ancestry UK. Miriam Silverman, who conducted the research, said: "It seems like Mick Fleetwood was always destined to be famous with both royal and celebrity connections in his family tree."
You may think that the late Princess Diana and the former governor of Alaska have nothing in common, but you'd be wrong. They’re 10th cousins, sharing the same ninth great grandfather in John Strong, who was born in England in 1605.
Angelina Jolie is Hilary Clinton's ninth cousin, twice removed, with the pair both related to Jean Cusson, who died in Quebec in 1718.
One is arguably the most controversial President of the USA ever, and the other is one of the coolest actors ever. It may seem unlikely, but Richard Nixon and James Dean were actually seventh cousins once removed.
Daniel Day Lewis may have played him on the big screen, but it's Tom Hanks who is related to iconic US President Abraham Lincoln. The Forrest Gump actor is his third cousin, four times removed.
They're probably two of the most famous children on the planet, and they're related! Prince George and Beyonce and Jay-Z's Blue Ivy Carter are 23rd cousins once removed.
Former US President George W Bush is the 11th cousin twice removed of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner! Bush’s 10th great-grandfather and Hefner’s eighth great-grandfather was Thomas Richards, who died around 1650.
Upon winning the Presidential Election, Barack Obama learned that Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt is his ninth cousin. The unlikely pair are linked by Edwin Hickman, who died in Virginia in 1769, according to researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. A spokesperson for the President issued a tongue-in-cheek statement upon the discovery: "Every family has a black sheep."
They may bear little resemblance, but late comedian Benny Hill is related to actress Holly Valance. The comedian's cousin is Holly's grandfather!
American talkshow host TV host Ellen Degeneres is the 11th cousin of the Queen of Pop, Madonna. They are reportedly related through their 10th great-grandfather.