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Diana

Ancestry of Princess
Diana

Princess of Wales


Who was Princess Diana?

Princess Diana was born Diana Frances Spencer on 01 July 1961 in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. Her parents were Edward John Spencer (8th Earl Spencer) and Frances Ruth Roche (daughter of Edmund Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy).

Diana became the Princess of Wales when she married Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, on 29 July 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The couple had two children, Prince William and Prince Harry, before they were divorced in 1996.

Princess Diana died in a tragic car crash on 31 August 1997 in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. While initial reports blamed the crash on the paparazzi that were reportedly chasing her car, a later investigation concluded that the fault was her chauffeur who was driving at high speeds while intoxicated.

Famous Kin

It comes as no surprise that Princess Diana has many connections to the Royal Family. What may be surprising is her connections to famous Americans. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and George W. Bush are just a few of the many U.S. presidents that she is related to. She has connections to famous businessmen such as John D. Rockefeller and Walt Disney. Explorer Meriwether Lewis, Actor Humphrey Bogart, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright are just a few of the many other famous cousins to the Princess of Wales.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Princess Diana

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

11th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Philip Courtenay

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Ferdinand III, King of Castile

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Howard Hughes

American Business Tycoon

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Throckmorton

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Throckmorton

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Bois

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

20th cousin
via Sir James de Audley

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Nicholas Audley

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Thorne

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert de Grey of Rotherfield

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

21st cousin
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Odingsells

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert de Ros

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William Willoughby

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John de Beaumont

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir John Sutton VI

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert Throckmorton

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin
via Sir Thomas Fairfax

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Arthur Ryerson

RMS Titanic Victim

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert de Neville

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John Fairfield

13th and 16th Governor of Maine

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert de Neville

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George Herbert

8th Earl of Carnarvon
Owner, Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert de Neville

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