Although the thought of marrying someone you may be related to makes most of us today, it's actually a common thing the royals have done for centuries. So while we know some members of the royal family they are related to, exactly who is and are related is where things get confused. divorced more than 20 years ago but still lives together today, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Here is the answer to whether the Duke and Duchess of York were related, plus some other royal couples you probably didn't know the same ancestors.
Are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson related?
The prince's ex-wife was born on Oct. 15, 1959, to an aristocratic family with blood ties to the royals.
According to Reader's Digest, Andrew and Andrew are related through Fergie's paternal grandmother, Marian Montagu Douglas Scott, who was the first cousin of Princess Alice Duchess or Gloucester,
Prince Andrew and Ferguson were married in 1986. They separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.
Fergie's related to this princess as well
] Another royal Ferguson's related to the late Princess Diana
The two fourth cousins are both descendants of William Cavendish, Fourth Duke of Devonshire. The ladies fell out of touch for some time but again when Diana was 19 and Ferguson was 21. It was actually Diana who invited to an event at Windsor Castle where she and Andrew sat next to each other and really hit it off. 19659013] The relationship between the duchess and Princess of Wales soured over the years. In 1996, Diana stopped speaking to Ferguson and the two women never made amends before the princess' tragic death one year later.
Other royals who are related
The Duke and Duchess of York are the only members of the royal family to marry someone they are somehow related to.
In fact, Prince Charles was related to his first wife, Princess Diana. The two were 16th cousins once removed as they are both descendants of Tudor King, Henry VII. They are also said to be 7th cousins once removed. The Duke of Marlborough was another one of Diana's royal ancestors. Charles and Diana's children, Princes William and Harry, found that they are distantly related to their spouses as well.
Elle noted that while planning their wedding in 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discovered that they are actually distant cousins through a late 15th century ancestor of Mark's father and the Queen Mother named Ralph Bowes
Harry's brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, have a common ancestor as well. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are 11th cousins once removed through Sir William Blakiston, who was a Baronet. According to The Sun, they also have a distant relationship via Sir Thomas Leighton. The great-grandad and Prince William's 12 th th
As for the most famous royal couple, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are related as well. They are second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and also third cousins as they are both direct descendants of Queen Victoria who was their great-great-grandmother.
Read more: Was Prince Charles Related to His First Princess Diana?
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