Recent revelations have shown that Prince William and his current girlfriend Kate Middleton are in fact cousins!Â The couple has been reported to be distant cousins based on ancestry and historic records.Â That brings new meaning to 'kissing cousins'!
According to UK's Daily Mail, Kate and William are not only linked as distant cousins, but the common link is a 'murderous despot'.Â His name is Sir Thomas Leighton who was an Elizabethan soldier.Â He was also a cut-throat, murdering Governor of Guernsey for 40 years and has been deliberately forgotten by history!
Thomas Leighton is Prince William's 12th generation great-grandparent.Â He's known as Kate's 11th great-grandparent.Â The combination makes Prince William and Kate Middleton 12th cousins, once removed.Â This is quite the news, but hopefully the couple won't let the media ruin them.
As this shocking 'skeleton in the closet' comes out for the Royal Family, Prince William and Kate Middleton are still together and planning their future.Â The duo is said to be arranging one high-priced wedding, with an estimated cost that could top $40 million, easily eclipsing the recent wedding of Chelsea Clinton and her beau in Rhinebeck, New York.
Most likely, Kate and William are going to ignore these latest reports.Â The character who links them is so dirty and mischievous in his history that he is likely to be forgotten once again, after these latest reports become old.Â Let's let the couple continue on and get happily married!
(Source: The Daily Mail)