Cinderella actor Nicholas Galitzine is actually descended from royalty

Since Nicholas Galitzine starred as the ever-so-charming Prince Robert in the 2021 reboot of Cinderella, whispers that he is a real prince have circulated. We explore if they are true.

Alongside the likes of Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, and singer Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine was featured in the Amazon Prime remake of the classic Disney animation, Cinderella.

The English actor’s breakthrough role was as the teenager Luke Perry in the 2014 drama The Beat Beneath My Feet. He went on to star in titles including High Strung and Handsome Devil before playing the lead role in Netflix‘s Purple Hearts.

Is Nicholas Galitzine a real prince?

The rumors that the Prince Robert actor is a real prince are in fact true – kind of. Nicholas Galitzine is not currently a royal, but he does come from a Russian noble bloodline.

According to Hollywood Ancestory, Galitzine, his father, and his grandfather, are all direct descendants of the noble House of Golitsyn, one of the largest princely houses in the ancient Tsardom of Russia. The House allegedly ruled over parts of present-day Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.

During the Russian Revolution, which saw the fall of the aristocracy in Russia and ended in 1923, his ancestors reportedly moved to the UK where they started a new life.

Nick appears to be close with his Noble-descended father as he posted a heartfelt Instagram dedicated to him on Father’s Day. “Your courage and your drive inspire me more than you know. You’ve been there for me every step of the way and I couldn’t wish for better,” he wrote.

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How old is Nicholas Galitzine?

Nicholas Galitzine was born in London on September 29, 1994, making him 28 years old. He attended Dulwich college school in South East London where he was an avid rugby player.

Although he came to acting relatively late, scoring his first role at the age of 20, his career is on the up. In keeping with the royal theme, The Cinderella star recently announced that he will join the cast of Sky and AMC series Mary And Geroge, alongside Julianne Moore. The show is set in King James I’s England.

Does he have a partner?

Galitzine is yet to ever confirm a romantic relationship publicly. Due to the fact that he has played a number of gay or queer characters in the past, some fans question his sexuality, however, he has never commented on this.

Gay characters that he has played include closeted rugby player Conor Masters in Handsome Devil, Prince Henry in Red, White & Royal Blue, and a bisexual character called Timmy in The Craft: Legacy. Nicholas is also set to star in the upcoming queer comedy Bottoms. 

Notably, in a previous interview, the 28-year-old revealed that he didn’t intend to pursue an acting career until a girl changed his plans. He recalled: “There was a girl who was going up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival who I really fancied. I did [the festival] so I could go chase this girl. And I came back with this acting agency.”

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