Brooke Shields Excited to Tell Daughters About Royal Roots

April 06, 2010 03:49:38 GMT

Knowing that she is a distant relative of King Henry IV, Saint Louis, Philip II and Charles V, Brooke Shields can't wait to share the family history with her two daughters.

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Brooke Shields has vowed to tell her daughters all about their royal roots after learning of her high-ranking French ancestry on a U.S. genealogy show. The "Blue Lagoon" star was featured on celebrity program "Who Do You Think You Are?", which followed the actress as she voyaged to Italy and France to trace her family on her father's side.

With the help of a royal historian, Shields discovered she is a distant relative of French royals including King Henry IV, Saint Louis, Philip II and Charles V. Shields called the journey that took her back in time "an amazing exploration" - and is excited to share her family's history with her 6-year-old daughters Rowan and 3-year-old Grier when they're older.

She explains, "(The journey has) taken me from New Jersey to the Palace of Versailles... I'm just looking forward to imparting what I've learned and imparting to my children where they came from. And even if they don't understand it now it will be a huge piece of their puzzle."

"I do feel part of something bigger and now the desire to share it with my daughters is even stronger." Sarah Jessica Parker, her husband Matthew Broderick and moviemaker Spike Lee have also traced their family trees for the TV series.


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posted by Alexis on Apr 08, 2010
See more on her ancestry at the Family Forest website.
posted by WM on Apr 06, 2010
hey Brooke--- we have the same lineage---my famliy tree goes back to France and ends up in Italy!!!
posted by Carlos on Apr 06, 2010
I love you, Brooke. You have always been a good person.

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