9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Johnny Depp

9. He's A Kentucky Kid AND He's Related To Royalty


Depp was born on June 9th 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp (senior) in Owensboro, Kentucky. He's the youngest of four children and is mostly of English descent according to his family tree. His genealogy is a little bit convoluted, as it happens, with links to France and sub-Saharan Africa also contributing to his bloodline.

Despite his mixed ancestry, Johnny Depp is very weakly related to Elizabeth II; the current Queen of England (if you weren't sure). Johnny and HRH are 20th cousins - this does mean that you'd need to look back 500 years before you found a shared relative but the link is there nevertheless.

Should the current Royals suffer some mass mortality crisis at any point, Depp could actually be considered for the throne. Granted, there would need to be a LOT of people either dying or passing up the opportunity but it's the thought that counts with gifts like that.

You can just picture it: His Royal Highness King Jack Sparrow...

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