Kim Kardashian's famous ancestor includes the first King of the Scots but has she been to Scotland?

Anita Durairaj
Kim Kardashian in 2009Photo byCredit: David Shankbone; CC-BY-3.0

In 2019, the media reported that Kim Kardashian was descended from Scottish royalty.

A Scottish journalist Craig Williams discovered that Kim's family was fond of Scottish names. Kim's niece, Penelope Disick was given the middle name "Scotland."

Digging deeper, he found that Kim's family lineage could be traced right back to the MacGregor clan. Specifically, Kim was related to the Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor.

Rob Roy was in turn descended from the first King of the Scots, Kenneth MacAlpin. Thus, Kim was also descended from the King of the Scots.

Although Kim's father was of Armenian heritage, Kim's Scottish lineage was through her famous mother, Kris Jenner. Kris's 10 times great-grandfather was Thomas MacGee who was born in Scotland and emigrated to the U.S. in 1670.

Another celebrity who claims that he is also related to Rob Roy is the UFC legend and martial artist, Conor McGregor. Conor and Kim would be distant cousins to each other.

Kim has acknowledged her Scottish ancestry and is reportedly proud of it.

In connection with her Scottish ancestry, it would be interesting to note whether Kim has close ties to the country of Scotland. As a famous celebrity, she has traveled the world, but it is not known if she has visited Scotland.

The Travel Channel has listed some of the locations that the Kardashian family visited during the course of their 12-season reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The Travel Channel list reveals that the family has visited Armenia, the ancestral country of Kim's father. However, Scotland was not mentioned.

To be fair, Kim's ex-husband, Kanye West did visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland back in 2016. This was to record a video. No mention was made of Kim being there. But, she has every reason to visit the country now.

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