Sunday, July 02, 2006

that's LORD don q blogger to you

I always knew that I was related to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. But it turns out I am almost CERTAINLY descended from many kings, popes, lords and ladies, and even prophets (Mohammed). Yes, I have royal blood.

But don't feel bad, YOU probably have royal blood, too. Geneologists say everybody on the planet is almost 100% sure to be descended from royalty. A Dublin City University professor says, "Millions of people have provable descents from medieval monarchs. The number of people with unprovable descents must be massive."

So go ahead, get that coat of arms based on staking a claim to blood ties to 14th century English King Edward III. But don't think you're in exclusive company -- experts think up to 80% of England's current population are descended from Edward. And that means you're related to Brooke Shields too, so it's not all good.