Ellen DeGeneres: I'm Related to Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres
Kate Middleton and Ellen DeGeneres

NEW YORK (CBS) Ellen DeGeneres shared a royal revelation with viewers on Thursday's episode of her talk show.

The Emmy-winner, 53, revealed that she has received a letter from the New England Genealogical Society explaining that she and princess-to-be Kate Middleton, 29, are 15th cousins. A man named Sir Thomas Fairfax is their common ancestor.

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"I'm definitely invited to the wedding now!" DeGeneres said. "Between the Packers winning the Super Bowl and this, I'm having a good week."

She even volunteered to help plan some of the festivities - namely, Middleton's last night out as a single woman.

"Let me know if you need me to plan the bachelorette party," DeGeneres joked. "Because I found some straws that are shaped like. . . well never mind."



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