Johnny Depp’s Royal Roots

He is Hollywood royalty but Johnny Depp may have some real blue blood in him.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star is a distant relative of UK’s Queen Elizabeth II according to the finds of a BBC show ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

According to Nick Barratt, the genealogy expert of the show which traces back the roots of famous names, Depp is a member of the British royal family.

“Depp is likely 20th cousins with the Queen, the connection being a shared grandfather,” said Barratt.

The connection requires one to go back 600 years to an unconfirmed marriage in the 1400′s in Yorkshire, England.

“I believe the balance of probability is that there is indeed a link between Depp and the royals, though I doubt we’ll ever be able to prove it 100 percent,” he said.

Meanwhile Depp’s next project is inspired by a different line of ancestry, his Cherokee Indian heritage.

Depp will play Tonto in a reinvented big screen version of ‘The Lone Ranger’ in which the Native American sidekick takes a lead role.