50 Things You Never Knew About the Late Princess Diana

Lady Di was full of surprises.

She was a distant cousin of Prince Charles.

Diana and Charles were actually distantly related. They were 16th cousins once removed, both descendants of Tudor King Henry VII.

Prince William is also related to his wife Kate Middleton. They are 12th cousins once removed, related through Sir Thomas Leighton. Leighton is Prince William’s 12th-generation great-grandfather and Kate’s 11th.

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