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Six Degrees: Prince Charles to Meryl Streep

December 17th, 2009
10:43 AM ET

It’s now time to lay down our weekly six degrees challenge where we ask you to connect two people in the news in six short steps. 

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/12/17/streep.prince.six.jpg caption="How would you link Prince Charles and actress Meryl Streep?"]There’s no correct answer, we’re just looking for the most creative connection that you can make.

This week we’re asking you to link up Britain’s Prince Charles, who is in Copenhagen this week for the U.N. climate summit and actress Meryl Streep, who received two Golden Globe nominations on Monday, which takes her career tally to a record 25!

Here’s how to play. You need to come up with five other people between his royal highness and the Oscar-winning actress.

Submit your ingenious ideas below and we’ll pick the most imaginative answer. We’ll announce the winner on Friday’s show. Make sure you visit the Connect the World Web pages - www.cnn.com/connect  - to find out the latest news on our Connectors and watch highlights from previous editions.

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  1. Abiola akinlonu

    Ok dats a tough one....but lets see...

    December 17, 2009 at 11:20 am | Reply
  2. Stefan Hogan - Bratislava, Slovakia

    Meryl Streep co-starred in "Kramer vs. Kramer" with Dustin Hoffman, who co-starred in "Wag the Dog" with Robert Deniro, who co-starred in "Casino" with Sharon Stone, who starred in "The Muse," which had a soundtrack by Elton John, who knew Princess Diana, who was married to Prince Charles!

    December 17, 2009 at 11:43 am | Reply
  3. Abhishek

    Degree 1: Charles is Prince of Wales

    Degree 2: There a theatre in london westend, by the name of Prince of Wales

    Degree 3: Prince of Wales theatre staged Mamma Mia play for long time

    Degree 4: Hollywod movie was made, based on Mamma Mia theatre play

    Degree 5: The movie starred Meryl Streep

    December 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  4. KFish

    Meryl Streep worked with Julie Walters in Mamma Mia who received the CBE from Prince Charles.

    December 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  5. Diana

    it's easy!...
    Prince Charles – Obama – Denzel Washington – Meryl Streep

    you dont even need '6'

    December 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  6. Heather

    Prince Charles was married to Princess Di danced with John Travolta and Tom Cruise are both scientologist and he was married Nichole Kidmann who stared in The Hours with Meryl Streep

    December 17, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  7. TorontoCycleGuy

    meryl Streep is being honoured at a reception held by Prince Charles's Mother, The Queen and both are in attendance.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  8. Tom

    Prince Charles was married to Princess Diana who danced with John Travolta (at a White House event) who was in the movie "The Taking of Pelham 123" with Denzel Washington who was in the movie "The Manchurian Candidate" with Meryl Streep

    December 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  9. Eileen

    Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II, who is a great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who is played by Emily Blunt, who worked for Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.

    December 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  10. Brian

    1. Charles was once married to Princess Dianna
    2. Princess Dianna danced at a White House dinner with John Travolta.
    3. John Travolta was in the movie Face/Off with Nicolas Cage
    4. Nicolas Cage is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola
    5. FFC wrote the screen play for The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford.
    6. Robert Redford starred in Out of Africa with Meryl Streep.

    December 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  11. Priyanka

    Meryl Streep who attended the 1965 concert of the Beatles then later on giving a life time achievement award to Paul Mccartney in the 1990's Grammy award. Paul Mccartney who was give a royal seal of Approval 'SIR' by Queen Elizabeth II who the mother of Prince Charles.

    December 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  12. Katie

    To go deeper, Meryl Streep worked with Emily Blunt in Devil Wears Prada, who plays Queen Victoria, where Princess Beatrice has a cameo in the film, who is Prince Charle's niece.

    December 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  13. Ebba

    Well, Prince Charles is a personal friend of actor Stephen Fry
    Stephen Fry was in that movie about Peter Sellers with John Lithgow.
    John Lithgow was in Footloose with Kevin Bacon.
    And Kevin Bacon was in The River Wild with Meryl Streep.

    December 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Reply
  14. KH

    Streep – Testino – Diana- Prince of Wales

    December 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  15. Keira

    Here's two scenarios:


    MERYL STREEP co-starred in "It's Complicated" with comedienne
    ALI WENTWORTH who is married to
    GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS who was Communications Dir to
    BILL CLINTON whose friend an ally, former PM
    TONY BLAIR delivered the "people's Princess" speech at
    PRINCESS DIANA's funeral. She was married to


    MERYL STREEP co-stars in "It's Complicated" with
    JOHN KRASINSKY who co-stars in the US version of "The Office" with
    STEVE CARELL who co-starred in "Get Smart" with
    ANNE HATHAWAY who co-starred in "Princess Diaries" with
    DAME JULIE ANDREWS who was given the title by
    QUEEN ELIZABETH II who is the mother of

    This was tons of fun!!! 🙂

    December 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  16. Mary

    PRINCE CHARLES was married to:
    PRINCESS DIANA who was friends with:
    SIR ELTON JOHN who wrote the music for Lion King where
    MATTHEW BRODERICK voiced adult Simba. He was in Stepford Wives with:
    NICOLE KIDMAN who starred in the Hours with

    December 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  17. Selwyn

    1. Prince Charles’s mother, Queen Elizabeth was at the Treetops resort in Kenya when she was informed of her fathers death and that she would become Queen of England

    2. Kenya was the country in which the book “Out of Africa” was set in.

    3. Meryl Streep took the female lead role in the movie Out of AFrica

    December 21, 2009 at 12:15 am | Reply
  18. Robert

    Prince Charles married to Princess Diana who was friends with Gianni Versace who employed Linda Evangelista who was often photographed for Vogue magazine which is edited by Anna Wintour who was played by Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada

    December 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  19. Jennifer Hagan

    Ok this one is easy. Prince Charles is the eight cousin of Ralph FIennes. Ralph Fiennes starred in the movie The English Patient with Kristen Scott Thomas. Kristen Scott Thomas was in the film the Horse Whisperer with Robert Redford. Robert Redford was in the movie Out of Africa with Meryl Streep.

    December 23, 2009 at 12:21 am | Reply
  20. arvind pathak

    i may be wrong but i read somewhere that meryl streep is distantly related to prince charles.

    December 29, 2009 at 10:06 am | Reply

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