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Madge and Camilla: We are family

Madonna recently discovered that she and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have something in common – a distant relation. The 47-year-old pop star is using her spare time to research her entire family tree with genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner. So far she’s made the Camilla link, as well as discovering that she’s also related to Canadian singer Celine Dion. William explains, “Camilla and Madonna are both descended from Zacharie Cloutier, who lived from 1617 to 1708. And Camilla and Celine descend from Jean Guyon, who lived from 1619 to 1694.” Both Jean and Zacharie died in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. [14 March 2006]

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