DanTDM is one of the most popular and successful YouTube gamers in the world, with over 26 million subscribers and 19 billion views on his channel. He is known for his entertaining and family-friendly videos on games like Minecraft, Roblox, Pokémon, and Sonic the Hedgehog. But did you know that he also has a royal connection? That’s right, DanTDM is actually a distant cousin of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales and the wife of Prince William, the heir to the British throne. How is that possible, you may ask? Let’s find out.
According to Wikipedia, DanTDM’s real name is Daniel Robert Middleton, and he was born on 8 November 1991 in Aldershot, England. He has a younger brother named Declan, and his parents divorced when he was a child. He attended the University of Northampton, where he studied music production, and married his girlfriend Jemma in March 2013. They have two sons, Asher and Miles.
Kate Middleton’s full name is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, and she was born on 9 January 1982 in Reading, England. She has a younger sister named Pippa and a younger brother named James. Her parents are Michael and Carole Middleton, who own a party supplies company. She went to Marlborough College and the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she met Prince William in 2001. They married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, and have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
So how are DanTDM and Kate Middleton related? Well, it turns out that they share a common ancestor who lived in the 15th century: Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Agnes Gascoigne. Sir Thomas Fairfax was a knight and a landowner who served under King Henry VI during the Wars of the Roses. Agnes Gascoigne was the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne, a judge who famously sentenced King Henry V to prison for assaulting him in court.
Sir Thomas Fairfax and Agnes Gascoigne had several children, one of whom was Sir Guy Fairfax, who became a judge himself. Sir Guy Fairfax was the 12th great-grandfather of Kate Middleton, through her father’s side. Another child of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Agnes Gascoigne was Margaret Fairfax, who married Sir William Thwaites. Margaret Fairfax was the 14th great-grandmother of DanTDM, through his mother’s side.
This means that DanTDM and Kate Middleton are 15th cousins, once removed. That is quite a distant relation, but still an impressive one. It also means that DanTDM is related to other famous people who descend from Sir Thomas Fairfax and Agnes Gascoigne, such as Ellen DeGeneres, George Washington, Francis Scott Key, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Winston Churchill, Diana Spencer, and many more.
The implications of DanTDM’s royal connection
What does this mean for DanTDM and his fans? Well, not much in terms of practical matters. DanTDM is unlikely to inherit any titles or estates from his royal cousin, nor is he likely to attend any official events or ceremonies with her. He is also not in line to the throne, as he is not a British citizen (he holds dual citizenship with Ireland) nor a member of the Church of England (he is an atheist).
However, it does mean that DanTDM has a fascinating family history that he can explore and share with his audience. He can also take pride in knowing that he has some noble blood running through his veins, even if it is very diluted. He can also use his royal connection as a source of inspiration and motivation for his career and personal life.
DanTDM has not publicly commented on his relation to Kate Middleton yet, but he may do so in the future. He may even try to contact her or meet her someday, if he gets the chance. Who knows what kind of conversation they would have? Maybe they would talk about their common ancestor Sir Thomas Fairfax or their mutual love for video games. Maybe they would even play some Minecraft together.
Whatever happens, we can all agree that DanTDM and Kate Middleton are both amazing people who have achieved great things in their respective fields. They are both role models for millions of people around the world who admire their talent, charisma, kindness, and generosity. They are both proof that anyone can make their dreams come true with hard work and passion.
And they are both part of one big family tree that spans centuries and continents.