See which A-list star says she's related to Kate

It has been revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has an A-list family connection. And despite never making their relation official in person, a US comedian has claimed that she's a relative of Prince William's wife.

Ellen DeGeneres recently had someone draw her family tree and reportedly discovered Kate is her "14th cousin twice removed". But the 58-year-old Finding Dory star has been left in the dark, after she confessed during an interview on ITV's Lorraine that the Duchess "refuses to acknowledge" it.


Ellen DeGeneres promoting Finding Dory
Ellen DeGeneres claims to be a distant relation of Kate

Talk show host Ellen added: "I'm related to Madonna and Halle Berry, and both of them embrace it, why wouldn't Katie?"

She's currently in the UK to promote the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, and Ellen admitted that the animated character "saved her" during a career low.

Ellen DeGeneres with wife Portia
She and wife Portia were recently at Wimbledon at the same time as Kate

Speaking at a London press conference for the film, Ellen explained: "Well I had no job offers at the time. I hadn't worked in three years. I was thrilled that I had been offered anything. I was about to start working at the Olive Garden! I couldn't believe I was being offered anything, much less a part in a Pixar film, so it was amazing."

Ellen, who voices the amnesiac regal blue tang in both movies, also spoke about what Dory had taught her, continuing: "Family is not about mother and father, it's not about blood relations; it's about who makes you feel good, who gets you and supports you for all that you are. To me, that's what family and home is; it's wherever you are supported."

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