Almost Everybody Is Related To Royalty!

posted Nov 08, 2016 by Kathy Pinna
Tags: Royalty
Are you related to royalty? Chances are, you do have royal DNA in your blood. Either one of the people pictured below is on your family tree (millions and millions of people have them on their tree) or someone in your family probably married into royalty at some time. If you are a U.S. President, the chances are 100% that you are related to William the Conqueror.

Scroll through these pictures - you'll probably see an ancestor or a distant family member!

Currently: There are 26 monarchies in the world. The most famous royal family is probably the Windsors (Great Britain). But Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Swaziland, Brunei, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, The Vatican, Monaco, Thailand, Liechtenstein, Tonga, Bhutan, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Spain, Greenland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Lesotho, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Japan are still monarchies with varying degrees of power.

Genghis Khan

Genghis had six Mongolian wives, many foreign wives, and unnumbered concubines. He fathered any number of children but adding to this, (for centuries) a true ruler of central Asia had to be descended from him. So his descendants had no shortage of companions. His oldest son had 40 legitimate sons, his grandson (Kublai Khan) had 22. With these kinds of numbers (and the generations that have passed), it may be no surprise that nearly 16 million men - that's one in every 200 men on earth - are directly descended from Genghis Khan.

William the Conqueror

After leading the Norman invasion of England, William had nine children. In those times (and for hundreds of years after), royals married only royals. So, through time, his children were connected to royal families throughout Europe. Today, every single European monarch and his/her family, minor royals, tens of millions of Europeans, over 1.5 million Americans, and every U.S. President (through Obama) has been related to William the Conqueror.

Charlemagne

Charlemagne ruled over a area covering Italy, France, Spain, and Germany after the collapse of the Roman Empire. He had 20 children and since they did not succeed in carrying on their father's unifying vision, by the time of his great-grandsons his progeny had spread all over Europe. Some estimates say that half of Europe (around 250 million people), 100 million people in the United States, and another 250 million across the world are related to Charlemagne.

Coronation Day, 1937

The royalty with whom we are most familiar - Great Britain. This is the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Philip IV, King of Spain

Bet William the Conquerer and Charlemagne are in his family tree!

Princess Zeinet, 1924

In the 1920's, princesses faced a shortage of royal princes. (More countries turned from monarchy and men had been killed in the Great War.) So they married nobility.

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