February 11th, 2011
05:21 PM ET
Ellen DeGeneres better start practicing her wedding dance. The talk show host has just discovered that she's related to Kate Middleton, reports E! Online, and now she is determined to attend the British bride-to-be's upcoming nuptials.
On Thursday's show, DeGeneres said she received a letter from the New England Genealogical Society, which, she joked, "I thought was from my lady doctor," and it revealed that she and Middleton are 15th cousins.
"Hold onto your crumpets, everybody — this is really exciting," DeGeneres told her audience before reading the letter aloud.
"Our trusty genealogists have been at work on Kate Middleton's genealogy with the big royal wedding coming up," it said. "As we were doing the research we discovered that you're related to Kate via a man named Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife, Agnes Gascoigne. You are distant cousins — you're 15th — but cousins still the same."
For her part, DeGeneres couldn't be more thrilled and she is certain she'll snag an invite to see her newfound relative exchange vows with Prince William on April 29.
"I'm definitely invited to the wedding now!" she kidded. "So, Kate — Cuz — let me know where you're registered... because I have a Pier 1 and a Target real, real close to my house. And let me know if you need me to plan the bachelorette party, because I found some straws that are shaped like... well, never mind."
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