Johnny Depp Could Be Royalty

depp-120.jpgBritish genealogist Nick Barratt -- a researcher for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? -- claims that Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp could be a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth. In other words: he's possible royalty. Depp and the queen share the same great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (seriously) which would make them 20th cousins. [Mirror via THR]


  • The Winchester says:

    Yeah but when you go back that far, we're all related.

  • Ooof. This just really complicated my feelings about Alison Brie.

  • Cameron says:

    Not me man. I don't care if she's my sister, I want me some Brie on toast!

  • Scoop says:

    The statistician Joseph Chang has calculated that every person with a Europen ancestor is at least (approximately) a 24th cousin of Auntie Lizzie. Given that Depp is on the far end of that scale at 20th cousin, that makes him just about as unrelated as anyone of European blood could possibly be.

  • The Winchester says:

    I second this emotion.