If Kate Middleton's romance with Prince William seems like a modern fairy tale, you're definitely on the right track. New information has just been released connecting Middleton to romance writer Jane Austen in what's shaping up to be a stellar family tree.

According to Ancestry.com (via PEOPLE), Middleton and Austen ((b. 1775) are eleventh cousins, six times removed. The pair are connected through Henry Percy (b. 1392), who was the second Earl of Northumberland.

So basically Middleton and the 'Emma' writer are really, really, really distant relatives. But, as Brits know all too well, a bloodline is a bloodline.

"Finding this connection between the Duchess of Cambridge and Jane Austen is very exciting since, in many ways, Catherine is the modern Jane Austen heroine: a middle-class girl marrying the future King of England," lead Ancestry.com historian Anastasia Harman said.