According to a press release for ancestry.ca, 10% of Canadians have royalty or links to royalty in their family tree. Curious about the source of the information I contacted Jeri Brown of Media Profile, ancestry.ca's publicity company. Jeri kindly sent me the following survey result from May last year based on responses from more than 1,000 people.
11. Based on your current knowledge of your family history, which of the following have you found in your family tree? (check all that apply)
Someone very wealthy / a lost fortune
A renowned artist / author / poet
Sports person of note
Royalty or links to royalty
A living relative I wasn’t previously in contact with
None of these