The Breaking Bad alum discovered of his hidden household ties to His Majesty after declaring that he does not imagine in a monarchy. In a preview of the Jan. 30 episode of PBS’ Finding Your Roots, Bob proclaimed to host Henry Louis Gates Jr.: “I am an American. I am not a monarchist.”
“, I really feel prefer it’s somewhat twisted,” the 61-year-old continued. “I perceive why society constructed itself round monarchs and leaders, they usually handed them down by means of generations. I perceive that goes by means of each society, each civilization. However I feel that we have gotten to a greater place with democracy and we should always preserve happening that highway.”
In an ironic coincidence, Bob then came upon that he and Charles are literally eleventh cousins. Because it turned out, his fifth great-grandfather Friedrich Carl Steinholz was the son of the Duke of Plön, who had ties to different royal households of Europe by means of intermarriage.