In today's 23AndMe obsessed culture, it was only a matter of time before someone revealed that Kim Kardashian is technically a Scottish monarch. As dedicated fans will know, the Kardashian Jenners have long been fascinated with their highland ancestry — so much so that Kourtney's daughter Penelope's middle name is literally "Scotland." Now journalist Craig Williams has taken the time to painstakingly research their family tree.
The results are a little surprising. According to Williams, the Kardashians have links to the McGregor clan — Kris Jenner's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Thomas MacGee, a Scot who emigrated to the United States in 1670. Other distant Scottish relatives include the "outlaw and folk hero" Robert Roy MacGregor, as well as the first King of Scots, Kenneth MacAlpin.
The latter link technically means the Kardashians can claim royal descent. "I had no idea they would be linked to such a towering figure from Scottish history," Williams explained to local newspaper The Daily Record. "As the MacGregors claim direct descent from Scottish kings, maybe Kim could have a claim on the throne." Meanwhile, my Scottish family tree literally reveals that I descend from a family of loyal servants. Fitting.