Hilary Duff surprised by relation to the ‘most important king in Scottish history'

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On Monday’s Who Do You Think You Are, one-time pop princess Hilary Duff learned that she has some actual royal blood running through her veins when she made that crowning discovery that her 21-times-great-grandfather was the King of Scotland. After learning that her 7-times-great-grandfather was the lieutenant governor of Virginia and a pirate hunter and in the early 1700s, Duff traced her ancestry even further back, and across the pond, to Scotland. That’s where she learned that her distant relative, Robert the Bruce, wasn’t your average King of Scotland.One Who Do You Think You Are expert described him as a “superhero of the medieval kings” because of his efforts in creating an independent national Scotland. Those efforts included a being at the forefront  of one of the most famous battles in Scottish History. His heroic victory over England in 1314 united all of Scotland behind him, and he was able to witness the peace as his life's work come to fruition in 1328.And while all that is pretty cool, the tidbit Duff may be most excited to share with her son from this experience was summed up best by historian and genealogist Dr. Nick Barratt when he said:“If this was the 13th century, you would be a princess. I feel I should bow.”Who Do You Think You Are airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on TLC.Check out Rose McGowan returning to the cult compound she fled as a child:

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