pop queen Madonna, Canadian singer Celine Dion, and the Prince Of Wales' wife Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? One genealogist claims that they are all related.
American genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner has found that Bowles' great-grandparents from nine generations ago were also ancestors of the two singers. The relevant individuals, all French-Canadians, lived in the seventeenth century.
Camilla and Madonna are both descended frpm Zacharie Cloutier (1617-1708), while Camilla and Celine descend from Jean Guyon (1619-94) - both of whom died in Chateau-Richer, Quebec.
French carpenter Zacharie Cloutier settled in New France, Quebec, in 1634, where he was one of only about 100 in the region.
The Cloutiers grew to become one of the most influential families in Canada – and are the ancestors of the Queen of Pop, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Franco-Canadian warbler among about 11,000 others.