Catherine Middleton & Jane Austen Related!

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Ancestry.com has released, Wednesday, that Catherine Middleton & Jane Austen are related! The Duchess of Cambridge and the fairy tale author are eleventh cousins, six times removed and linked through Henry Percy born 1932 who was the second Earl of Northumberland.

“Finding this connection between the Duchess of Cambridge and Jane Austen is very exciting since, in many ways, Catherine is the modern Jane Austen heroine: a middle-class girl marrying the future King of England,” prominent historian Anastasia Harman said to People Magazine.

How fitting that Jane Austen is related to Catherine, a character whose life would fit perfectly into one of her classic novels!

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