With the release of the third film in the Twilight saga on the horizon, you can imagine our shock and delight when our researchers made the discovery that heart-throb Robert Pattinson, from our neck of the woods in London, is related to Vlad III Dracula – the man that inspired Bram Stocker’s character Dracula in the literary masterpiece!
It gets better – we established the ancestral link through our Princes William and Harry! Robert is distant cousins with the two Royals on their father’s side, likely through the Pickering family who lived in Yorkshire in the early 1500s, making Vlad a distant uncle of the two princes.
All this coupled with the fact that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is also a distant cousin to the British princes, meaning she too shares the link to the real life Dracula, makes this one of our most exciting celebrity ancestral finds to date!
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