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What if we could joke that English royalty actually married their cousins? Well, it's not necessary a joke. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles' wife, are actually cousins.
Okay, so they are only ninth cousins once removed, which is pretty distant, but they are still cousins. Both the Prince and his bride are descendants from Henry Cavendish, the second Duke of Newcastle.
I guess it just goes to show, you can't help you fall in love with, even if it is your ninth cousin once removed!