Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Shared Family History

In anticipation of the royal wedding, a post today on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s shared family history.

The Daily Mail put up the chart below that shows the common ancestral line of Kate Middleton (through her father) and Prince William (through his mother’s Spencer lineage).

They share Sir Thomas Leighton and Elizabeth Knollys as great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, making them 12th cousins.

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Courtesy Daily Mail

I posted the other day about another line of Kate Middleton’s leading to Edward III in 1312. Until we start hearing some more details about the big day, there should be lots of space for more articles on Catherine Middleton’s family history. I just wish I could get 12 generations back as quickly!

By |6 Dec 2010|genealogy, royal genealogy|Comments Off on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Shared Family History

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Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”