Kate Middleton and Jane Austen are Distant Cousins

Posted by admin on Jun 29, 2011

Kate Middleton has been revealed as a distant relation of British novelist Jane Austen. The newest member of the Royal family, and the novelist are 11th cousins, six times removed. They share a common 15th century ancestor: Henry Percy, who was the 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

Born in England in 1775, Jane Austen is one of the best-known novelists and social satirists in the world with works like ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Persuasion.’ She never married.

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