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Prince William and Kate's Long Buried Family Ties

Kate Middleton and Prince William's Family Tree
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Kate Middleton and Prince William's family trees contain some surprising details -- and connections. Kate's great-great-great-great grandfather, John Harrison, it seems, labored in the grime of a coal mine owned by the family of William's great-great-great-great grandmother, Francis Bowes-Lyon.


CBS News Correspondent Mark Phillips has the latest on the wedding plans then maps out the details of their shared family histories. Watch his "CBS Evening News" report below:















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  • Mark Phillips

    Mark Phillips is CBS News senior foreign correspondent, based in London.