Johnny Depp might be upset about being left off the royal wedding guest list now that it's been revealed that he and Queen Elizabeth are reportedly distant cousins.
According to the Daily Mail, the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" star and the British monarch both share the same bloodline. One branch of Depp's ancestors are descended from 15th-century aristocrats Sir William Gascoigne and his wife Margaret Percy, who hailed from Yorkshire, England.
Margaret was the daughter of the third Earl of Northumberland and also a direct descendent of King Edward III. Queen Elizabeth is Edward III's great-granddaughter, 17 times removed, and Depp's cousin, 20 times removed.
Meanwhile, it's also been said that Lady Gaga is related to another music icon. New England Historic Genealogical Society specialist Chris Child tells the Boston Globe that Madonna and Gaga are ninth cousins, once removed.
"When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry, I thought there might be something there," he said of the New Yorker, who has been criticized in the past for copying Madonna's music and style. According to Child, both women are descended from a French farming couple who moved to Quebec in the 1600s.
Congratulations Johnny on your new Pirates movie! You will make a great Tonto!
See who his famous relatives are here:
What a great actor he is. Loved him in "Neverland".
That explains why she's so unattractive!!! Johnny got all the looks in the family!!
wow....all i got to say... the world is indeed a small place
pls go and see the Pirates of Carribean all you english folks!!!
Being that England is and always has been a very small country, it is likely that almost every white person in America can trace roots to someone in royalty in England. Also if you go back far enough you can connect lots of dots to whomever you want. I traced my family tree back to Adam and Eve.
Johnny Depp and another famous relative story in the Family Forest National Treasure:
I purseonly think dat this story is not true. How the queen be related to Cap't Jack!!!!! I dont think CNN is dat credable. Holla y'all!!! Queen?! pfffft!!!!!!!!
Considering we in the US have 11 STATES that are bigger than the entire UK, do you really think this is surprising?
this guy was awsome as young luke skywalker on thos empire strikes movies.
Hey xxv is this your age or your I.Q. I haven't used the term put out since I was 15 grow up please. These women have.
Big deal. I'm a direct desendant of Adam and Eve.
I'd have to pull a Joe Dirt on Johnny and "get it on with my family member." Ohhhhh yeahhhhh.
Reminds me of my 6th grade science class where our instructor showed us an issue of the Weekly World News which made the claim that Gorbachev & Bill Cosby are related & then revealed that all of us are related by 50th or so cousins. So we're all related to both the Queen AND Depp!
They own a toy company come on but they are hott and put out
As for ladder climbers,the Middletons aren't exactly exports of a trailer park.
My several-times-great-great grandfather was King George III's cousin, so that makes me Johnny Depp's cousin? Dammit, too bad I don't do incest.
My claim to fame???? My mother's mother (my grandma)was a second cousin to the great baseball player Lou Gehrig. Too bad the athletic ability didn't transfer over ! ! !
I wish Pippa was one of my descendents...!
Let's all talk about Pippa, now that's
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the queen is very lucky she can give him a hug because he is family
Elizabeth and Depp 20 times removed is more of history for reference. As it is Depp is more popular than his cousin at least million times, a fact cousin Elizabeth would envy and turn deep red. Interesting is'nt it.
@Aren’t we ALL related distantly crazy like this??? Matt
May 17th, 2011 4:04 pm ET
Thank you, Matt. Amen.
Give it a rest people. We are all related through Adam and Eve
Oh I would've thought Kate was related to Camilla she sort of has that naaaag look.ahaa
Kate Middleton is actually descended from the same couple. She and William are also (very) distant cousins.
The royal family ate reptilians... LoL, yall ever humor yourself by watching those videos on YouTube?? Plus, there's videos saying Obama is a clone.
Tersa that black part is the part hoes like you can't get enough of right?
Makes me wonder who I'm related to... Maybe someone famous. Like Id know, I don't know anything about my biological father. Oh well, there's worse things in life, like listening to gaga's music. ;)
WE ARE ALL ACTUALLY RELATED 2 LIZN ADAW N EVE N HITLER N OSAMA N DR MENGELE N JOHNNY DEP SO DONT GET ENVIOUS
Lady ga ga can ga ga my pp
Big Fukn Deal ! Im Related 2 My Cousins 2 !
YES Obama is a 1/2 breed. The white 1/2 is President. The black 1/2 is the idiot that screws everything up.
And this is important how? I agree. If we all go back far enough were all related in some way shape or form. Thats why the word is so screwed up. Because its so inbred after all these years.
K here it is LIKE EITHER ONE WILL LOSE SLEEP OR CRY WHEN I die...
Now Katie you need to control that little temper it's not very lady like. People are just saying that the presidents name is always brought up when ancestry
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Ill tell you what I'm sick of... Why is it everytime someone says blah obama whatever someone always has to say oh man your racist.. Ummm can't people just not like him? This is america right? I have that right to not like my president don't I? Doesn't mean I'm racist cause I didn't like the the last one either. So get the hell off it already and find something else to complain about!
I absolutely love the people who say the article is a waste of time, yet read it and comment on it. Perhaps those people should revisit the concept of waste of time. Anyway, I think it's mathematically impossible for us not to all be some degree of cousins. That being said, where can I send Cousin Johnny family reunion invitation?
I think its all a publicity stunt bs bs
Why is all of this such a suprise? If we are to believe that what the bible says about Adam and Eve, are we not all related ?
Wow now that would explain why I think about axes when I see my ex.just kidding ahaa!
Hey, beats finding out you're related to the infamous Lizzie Borden, which I am.(You know, who supposedly took an axe...etc.)
Johnny's great granny was black, I wonder were she came from.
oh please... werepretty much all related then, so fitting because its easier for me to hate family members than total strangers.. i bet madonna secretlytaught a young lady kaka how to kill music in the 21st way back in the 80s or early 90s when lady gaga was still a young boy...
I bought new booties thanks to this weird revelation I've got the mad hatter on the brain,so tomorrow it's off to the millinery I go ahaa!,
20 times removed? i wonder how many divorces r in that family haha
Whoooooo cares....20 times removed??? There are probably thousands that can stake that claim also...
Wow. What a news flash. Here's another one – we are ALL related if we go back far enough.
Kathy needs a hug.
Johnny related to hugo Chavez also.because john or juan is Mexican Viva la raza
Halle Berry's mother is white. So what if Obama's mother is white? Why are there still stupid racists in this world? God did not make a mistake when he made people different. Why do racists think He did? Get off of it already! We are all HUMANS! God made us HUMANS! Does anyone care??
Madonna is from saginaw michigan usa with italian blood moron!!
Yeah – on her DAD's side.
My 9th grade science teacher was related to Madonna on her father's side. The six degrees of separation is funny. I guess you can know almost anyone by 6 degrees.
Thank you bealle I love your coment.u go girl...
these are mostly all reall comments that are not funny at all. opinions like those should be kept to youself. it really hurts when people talk about others like that. no one ask 4 u to read this so if its waistin ur time don't read it. jonny depp is one of the most awsome actors of our time and i don't know much bout the queen but i bet she's awsome 2 in her own way.
Yes, And since the country is an island everybody is related one way or another to each other in the country.
Relatives... they just don't make them like they used to.
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You gives a rat's behind.
I seriously doubt if JD even gives the recent royal wedding a second thought.
Well if these newly discovered tidbits are true good for them. No one made those of you who don't believe it or feel it's a waste of time read this blog so why complain? I'm just saying if you have nothing nice to say just keep it to yourself.
Anyone who is related to Johnny Depp should be honored, bow down to the good Lord, and thank her lucky stars!
The guy is gorgeous, smart, talented, and the best actor of our time. And this is coming from an oldster...a real cougar.
We all share common ancestry. Go back far enough and there was one woman we can all call great grandma.
He is royalty in a world of "commoners" no matter if he actually has the blood line or not. A fine, fine, human specimen, both inside and out, IMO.
WHEN THE WORLDS GREATEST SCIENTISTS AND ARCHEOLOGISTS SAY WE ARE FROM...(africa)..EVERYONE GASPS!!
talk about Ole MERRY ENGLAND...EVERYONE WANTS IN....
I (purse-only) am so gel us. Hats off to them all. Where is Patty Duke?- Cousins.
I, personally, find you annoying.
I think most everyone is practically related to Madonna and Gaga. They've been around.
That's thrilling. -_-
i In this case, then we all are related to each other with Adam and Eve being our Great parents 2000x removed or someting like that
that would explain why some people are born with birth defects to two perfectly healthy family bloodlines.
Adam and Eve are fictional like the rest of the bible.
boocat – apparently you never heard of Mitochondrial Eve. There's truth in every story.
I am surprised that he was not at the royal wedding! His hat would have fit right in with Princess Beatrice's Moose Antlers!! lol
Don't you mean Moose Knuckles?
Big freaking deal.....you go back far enough and ALL of us are related, one way or the other..........
I heard a crazy story that Obama is related to white people?!
great comment! haha.
He is. If I'm correct his mother's white.
Best laugh I've had today. Guess this revelation pays off the national debt, cures cancer and makes peace all over the world.
His mom's white, died of cancer, and...peace...not quite yet....
Maybe trump should investigate this also.
I just wasted my afternoon break reading this?
Haha break wasted here too
I kinda liked their silly hats.
He didn't make the cut. His hats are not quite ridiculous enough.
Aren't we ALL related distantly crazy like this???
Probably. I can't remember how exactly (my sister's the genealogist in the family,) but I'm somehow distantly related to John Wayne and Mark Twain among others.
Yes, we all are related.
I agree with Kaylie Bull – Sh|t
By no means. Any genealogist will tell you it's entirely probable and for a large pecentage of the population.
The Queen is a lucky woman! How dare she not invite him!! :) As for Gaga, y'all kept saying she copied Madonna. She wants to be like her older cuz! You guys are too smart!
this lis not true!!
well actually my husband is kin to him also and his familys history is from England , so it very well could be, his grandparents are buried in summer shade where my husband grew up.
Here is a better Johnny Depp famous relative story:
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