Kate Middleton’s family may have grown close to the royal family after her marriage with Prince William but as it turns out, her family had mingled with royalty way before she even met William!
According to a My London report, the Duchess of Cambridge’s grandfather, Captain Peter Middleton, was spotted in an old, rare snap of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, from his tour of South America in 1962.
The picture shows Philip next to an airplane with Kate’s grandad seen in the background as the Duke of Edinburgh’s co-pilot.
As a matter of fact, Peter Middleton served as an RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War, and passed away in 2010 just days before Kate and William announced their engagement.
Kate and William are also famously known to be 14th cousins once removed, however, there is next to no likelihood of them sharing genetics in present time.