Genealogists have done some digging and have reveled that Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen, in the "Twilight" movies is actually related to the brainchild who created Dracula.

Pattinson's long lost relative is Vlad the Impaler who has been widely cited as the inspiration for creating the character Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

So how are these two connected; well researches at have reveled that the connection goes through the British royal family.

It also states that Prince William and Harry are cousins of Pattinson and Vlad the Impaler was their cousin.

"Tracing Pattinson's family back to Vlad was difficult research, but the pieces that unravelled created the perfect accompaniment to the Twilight Saga," said Anastasia Tyler, a genealogist at

"Without any myth or magic, we find royalty and vampires lurking in Pattinson's life - making his story just as supernatural as the one he's playing on screen."

"Eclipse" in the latest "Twilight" saga opens June 30.