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Royal Family: The Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton's 'family tree' that links them to Kerry Katona and Westlife star Brian McFadden

Through over 1000 years of royal history, it's entirely likely that a couple of unexpected family links have turned up.

We need only check out how the Queen is 20th cousins with Paris Hilton or how Charles is eighth cousins with Harry Potter actor Ralph Fiennes.

But the relations aren't just through historical ancestors, they're also brought in through marriage. With this in mind, let’s explore how the Queen and Prince William are linked to Atomic Kitten star, Kerry Katona.

Let’s start with two very familiar faces. Prince William is that the Queen’s second eldest grandson and third eldest grandchild.

He was born at St Mary’s Hospital on summer solstice , 1982 to the Prince and Princess of Wales and was raised at Kensington Palace.

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He will at some point be the king, likely succeeding his father as William V.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met in 2001 once they were both students at St Andrew’s University in Scotland.

The couple were together for several years before they got engaged in Kenya in 2010.

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They married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 and have three children, Prince George (b. 2013), Princess Charlotte (b. 2015) and Prince Louis (b. 2018).

Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton

Kate and Pippa Middleton are the 2 eldest children of Michael and Carole Middleton, and that they even have a younger brother named James.

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The sisters are incredibly close and both performed the role of Maid of Honour at each other’s weddings.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Pippa Middleton got engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews in 2016.

The pair got married on May 20, 2017 at St Mark’s Church in Englefield and have two children, Arthur Michael William Matthews (b. 2018) and beauty Elizabeth Jane Matthews (b. 2021).

James Matthews and Spencer Matthews.

James is that the elder half-brother of reality television star Spencer Matthews.

The pair grew up together and split their time between the family’s 18th Century manor in Nottinghamshire, the 10,000 acre Glen Affric Estate in Scotland and therefore the family’s luxury hotel, Eden Rock in St Barths, Caribbean.

Spencer Matthews and Irish model Vogue Williams married on June 8, 2018 at his family’s Glen Affric Estate.

They have two children, Theodore Frederick Michael Matthews (b. 2018) and Gigi Margaux Matthews (b. 2020).