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Twilight's Robert Pattinson related to Vlad the Impaler?

For those who believe in a cosmic symmetry, this is perfect. Genealogists say that Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies, is a distant relative of Vlad the Impaler, the AP reports. Fans of Bram Stoker will recall that the blood-thirsty Vlad Dracul, was the likely inspiration for the classic horror novel, Dracula. Vlad, a 15th Century ruler in Transylvania, had a habit of impaling his Turkish enemies, criminals and those who lost the remote control at his castle.

Researchers at Ancestry.com discovered that Pattinson and Vlad are connected through their relationship to the British royal family. Prince William and Prince Harry are Pattinson's distant cousins; Vlad the Impaler was their distant uncle. Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, also is connected to the prince's lineage and therefore to Dracula, according to the report.

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Those princes really get around, don't they?

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