Anne Hegerty, also known as The Governess on The Chase has been shocked to find out she is related to the Queen.

Appearing on DNA Journey, the quiz master was surprised to find out what her grandmother had always told her was in fact true – the Queen is her 19th cousin.

The 63-year-old said she never believed her grandmother when she told her because she “was the most tremendous liar”.

The relation comes from her mother’s side where they are related to the Hayes family one of whom married Robert the Bruce’s daughter Princess Elizabeth in 1370.

This then resulted with the Queen being Anne’s 19th cousin.

Anne confessed that while growing up, her mother disapproved of knowing the ancestry line.

“She’d say, ‘it doesn’t prove a thing, dear’,” Anne told The Sun.

“As a child I was always curious about this stuff and my mother was always very repressive.

“I think it was because on my mother’s mother’s side there’s quite a bit of posh, and my mum thought I’d grow up to be a terrible snob.

“But I’ve already grown up to be a terrible snob, so really there’s nothing to hide.”

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