Kate Middleton’s Royal Bloodline

Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William, became the bump of aspersions among the Prince circle for her lack of aristocratic background after their break-up before. New research shed some light of her own royal heritage that suggests she has some distinctly royal roots of her own.

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The 25-year-old Berkshire beauty, whose parents run a children’s party supply business, is apparently descended from the 14th-century monarch King Edward III and his wife Queen Phillipa.

According to a genealogist, Kate’s family tree can be traced back to Henry Percy, the third Earl of Northumberland. This means Kate and her sister Pippa can “claim blood ties with every crowned head of Europe and the majority of the British peerage”.

The genealogist explains, “Kate’s great-grandmother, Olive Lupton, an upper-middle-class Victorian, was 13 generations in descent from Henry Percy, third Earl of Northumberland. Olive was therefore 16 generations in descent from Edward III and Queen Phillipa.”

The connection means the attractive siblings are therefore distantly related to their friend George, Earl Percy, heir to the current Duke of Northumberland.

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  • Carl Tanner

    It’s about time that some of these so called “upper crust aristocrats” take a real good look at themselves as well as the Royal family itself, before they go and start criticising the likes of Kate. Might come as a great surprise to them that her own family heritage is actually more illustrious than their supposed privileged backgrounds. To put the facts straight, being a descendant of “Harry Hotspur”, Kate actually has a greater claim to the throne than William actually does. Ultimately, Kate is descendant of Edward III via Elizabeth de Mortimer (Harry’s wife), whose mother, Phillipa Plantagenet (Phillipa of Clarence), is the daughter and heir of Lionel of Antwerp, who was Edwards oldest surviving son, after Edward the Black Prince. In fact, given that Edward’s line died out, Lionel’s line is the senior line of descent. The Queen’s line, mostly via John of Gaunt’s descent, is illegitimate to begin with as his descendants (along the line of eventual descent) derive from illegitimate children of his marriage to Catherine Swyneford (de Roet). What makes it even funnier is that they married into Edward IV’s line, and he was an illegitimate child of Cecily Neville (another relative, from the Percy/Mortimer/Neville line) and Richard of York. Richard wasn’t even his father!!!. Even so, the fact that John knew that Lionel’s line was the senior line, and was recognised as such, made John, and his immediate descendants, treachery to their family even more disagreeable. They were just too ambitious for their own good, and look where it got the family. York would never have been able to make claim to the throne either, if it hadn’t been for Anne Mortimer marrying her cousin Richard (York’s father). By all laws of legal claim, the Queen and her entire line has no rightful claim to the throne, but what could you do now. It’s all water under the bridge. Several lines could claim the throne…the line via George Plantagenet, of whom Michael Abney-Hastings is the present head, Anne’s eldest child Isabel and her descendants (the Bouvier family) or the present Duke of Northumberland. It still might make Kate 10000th in line, but that’s closer than what the Queen and her closer relatives should be. However, it’s not going to happen. However, the irony of it all is if Kate and William do marry, it means that one of the scions of the true senior line of royal descent will have managed to finally get a hold of their line’s birthright…no matter the distance of blood ties.

    Criticising a “commoner” like Kate, in this snobbish “background” way that some have, can get you into a spot of bother, when you don’t know their background.

  • elizabethw

    someone needs to correct america kate doesn’t have the bloodline and the media had to rekent it’s story of her link to royality…..she would have to be full blooded in order for marriage and get income from crown..means at no point did can their relatives marry beneath their royal bloods…….. and always royally married..meaning all her(kate middleton’s) greatgrandparents need to be full royal all time ,on both sides..

  • Kate and William as far as I know are distantly related they can marry.

  • Mel

    I read a site on the monarchy and Carl is right, the Monarch’s are from all over the place, there’s no pure blood line. People, esp overseas, haven’t studied English history and they don’t quite realise how bad it is. It’s second and third brothers, then lurches to cousins, then younger son of a second in line etc etc. What it tells you is that there are many families who could be plonked in Buckingham Palace and more importantly there’s a genuine Royal Family out there somewhere, biffed from their rightful place centuries ago, maybe now in a council house. But the other side of the coin is that possession is 90% of the law.
    As for Kate, if it holds water, it’s a new way of looking at things. Maybe that’s why they she stalked Prince William, went to Chile (failed) but got him at St Andrews, cos they want their throne back. You have to admit they seem evenly matched, looks, brains, etc.

  • sarah charles

    SHE NO MORE RELATED TO A MONARCHY THAN camilla is to charles by dna….SORRY KATHERINE MIDDLETON NOT ENOUGH BLOOD TO MARRY THE KING OF ENGLAND…OOR PRINCE …….SHE COMMONER WORKINGCLASS ,NO BLOOD LINE ,NO VIRTURES OR MENTAL FORTHWORTH………CONSORT KATHERINE MIDDLETON OF WILLIAM …TRH WILLIAM OF CLARENCE HOUSE…….BOTH GETTING READY FOR THE BOOT OF WILLIAM TITLES AND HER HOPES OF BEING MONARCHY…..YAHHH!!111

  • sarah charles

    I THINK HIS MOTHER WOULD BE HEART BROKEN OVER HIS CHIOCE TO STRAY FROM WHOM HE IS, A ROYAL MONARCHY…..FOR HIM NOT TO FIND A MONARCHY BORN MATE LEADS TO ,HIS GRANDMOTHER ROUNDING UP THE HERD OF NON MONARCHY MARRIAGES TO REMOVE FROM THE CROWN…….DEMARK PRINCES MARRIAGE VOID FROM THE FAMILY AND REMOVED,SOPHIE REESE JONES AND EDWARD REMOVE FROM THEIR SAFE PERCH TO WORKINGCLASS,CHARLES AND camilla,SWEDEN TRH DAUGHTER AND HER WORKINGCLASS HUSBAND…AN ALL CONSORT GET TO PROVE TO THEMSELVES THE ONCE ROYAL BY BLOOD IS WORTH FIGHTING ,BY NOT GETTING THE WORTH OF ROYAL AND TITLES…..

  • sarah charles

    BECAUSE IT TAKES A MONARCHY TO A MONARCHY TO MAKE THE ROYAL EXCITEMENT TO OCCUR………EVEN TRH GRACE OF REINIA AND HER CHILDREN ARE WITH INCHES OF REMOVE WHEN NOT MARRIED TO BLOOD ROYALS…….HRH CAROLINE OF BELGUIM MADE IT WITH HER CHILDREN …HER CHILDREN ARE FULL 75% ROYAL THE ONES SHE HAD WITH HER THIRD HUSBAND…..

  • Mary C

    Carl, in regard to Kate’s descent from Hotspur, yes, his wife was the daughter of Philippa Plantagenet and Edmund Mortimer, but the Royal Family is descended from Philippa and Edmund’s older son. (The Edmund Mortimer who appears in Henry IV Part II was their younger son.)

  • anna leight

    Well, when you have to getting that picky, maybe we are all related to each other. Shrugs..who cares if she has royal blood line or not, if they love each other and will be faithful, that is all matters in the end.

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton are Cousins

    Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are related and are 12th cousins, once removed . They share the same ancestor Sir Thomas Leighton who was made Governor of Guernsey in the Channel Islands by Queen Elizabeth 1 .

  • Thomas Fairburn

    What I find interesting is with modern D.N.A. testing the truth about who is legitimate and who is from another blood line is testable. What a can of worms that would open up. So the skeletons remain in the closet and who knows who is actually on the throne. I suspect Edward the 5th was legitimate. Richard the Third may have been illegitimate in more ways than one. Don’t even get me started on William and Mary.