Can you guess which celebrity claims to be related to Kate?

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has a very famous family connection, it has been revealed. One US comedian has claimed to be related to Prince William's wife – but they still haven't had a happy reunion.

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.


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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.

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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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