It’s not long now ’til we’re treated to the second royal wedding of the year. How lucky are we?
Hooray for weddings. Hooray for weddings of the Princess-y kind. And hooray for expanding the royal bloodline.
Except… that’s not really the case for Eugenie and Jack, because – there’s no other way to say it rather than just come out with it – the engaged pair are actually kinda, sorta related.
While they’re not the type of related that means they grew up attending the same family Christmas functions, they do have a distant ancestor in common.
According to UK publication Metro, Thomas Coke, who was the second Earl of Leicester and who died in 1909 is the common link between the engaged pair.
Thomas Coke was actually Jack's great-great-grandfather. And Thomas Coke's daughter, Lady Julie Coke, is the great-great grandmother of Eugenie's mother, Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson, Duchess of York.
That makes Eugenie and Jack third cousins, twice removed.
Here's a simple diagram to help you figure it all out: