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Closest common ancestor of the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales

As can be seen by the genealogical chart below, the closest blood relationship between Charles and Diana is that of seventh cousins once removed (that is, Diana is Charles's seventh cousin once removed):
 
        William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire                          
                     (1698-1755)    
                          |                                                                       
  |-----------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                     |
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire     Lady Elizabeth Cavendish
(1720-1764)                                        (1723-1796)
  |                                                     |  
  |                                                     |
Lady Dorothy Cavendish                        William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby
(1750-1794)                                        (1744-1806)                                                   
  |                                                     |           
  |                                                     |                         
Lord William Charles Cavendish-Bentinck       Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby                                                                           
(1780-1826)                                        (1776-1861)                                              
  |                                                     | 
  |                                                     |
Rev. Charles William Cavendish-Bentinck        Lady Elizabeth Grey
(1817-1865)                                        (1798-1880)
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck                Louisa Emily Bulteel
(1862-1938)                                        (1839-1892)
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon                     Honourable Margaret Baring
(1900-2002)                                        (1868-1906)
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain          Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
(b. 1926)                                          (1892-1975)
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
Charles, Prince of Wales                      Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
(b. 1948)                                          (1924-1992)
                                                        |
                                                        |
                                               Lady Diana Spencer
                                                   (1961-1997)


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