Brooke Shields has vowed to tell her daughters all about their royal roots after learning of her high-ranking French ancestry on a U.S. genealogy show.

With the help of a royal historian, Shields discovered she is a distant relative of French royals including King Henry IV, Saint Louis, Philip II and Charles V.

Shields called the journey that took her back in time "an amazing exploration" - and is excited to share her family's history with her daughters Rowan, six, and Grier, three, when they're older.

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