Before you think we’re taking pandering to a whole new level, here’s something you probably didn’t know about yourself: you’re descended from nobility. Maybe even Royalty.
“How do we know that?,” you may ask. It’s actually just simple maths. As it turned out, you only have to go back about 600 years.
How can that be? Well, you have two parents, four grandparents and eight great-grandparents and so on. This would mean that, if you went back just a thousand years, you would have billions of forebears. But, as you probably know, there weren’t billions of people back then.
Therefore the answer is that every European living today is related to every person who lived in Europe a thousand years ago. So Charlemagne, for instance, is a distant relative of literally every modern-day European.
This isn’t just true for Europeans, though. It’s equally true if you’re from Africa or Asia, in which case you can count Nefertiti or Genghis Khan among your ancestors.
So it doesn’t matter who you are; you’ve got nobility in your genes.