"That is crazy," Odenkirk laughed when he was told about the discovery on a recent episode of Finding Your Roots.
The Emmy-nominated actor found out that he was related to His Majesty through his father's fifth great-grandfather, who was born outside of marriage to Maria Catharina Bein and the Duke of Plön.
"I'm an American. I’m not a monarchist. I don’t believe in, uh, that," Odenkirk shared with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. "You know, I feel like it’s a little twisted. I understand why society built itself around monarchs and leaders, and they passed them down through generations."
He continued: "I understand that goes through every society, every civilization. But I think that we’ve gotten to a better place with democracy, and we should keep going down that road."
When told by Gates that his relationship to the current monarch was the result of intermarriage, Odenkirk laughingly concluded: "Well, maybe I'll change my mind on that."
This insight follows Charles III's recent "successful" surgery to correct an enlarged prostate. The King was admitted to a London hospital this past weekend and was released on Monday, January 29.
"I think more people will have sympathy with the royals because they may be blue blood, but they're the same as the rest of us. They suffer from the same problems," royal correspondent Charles Rae told an outlet. "The thing is you've got to remember that The King is a workaholic and he will want to get back to work very quickly to do all sorts of things."
"Such as looking at his documents and having various meetings," Rae explained. "It's going to be a big job for The Queen to tell him to slow down and take it easy because he's facing three to four weeks of recuperation before he can get back on his feet."
Rae continued: "Camilla once joked that the only way that she could get him to stop working was by holding a big placard up in front of his desk that said, 'Stop working.' Because he does he does get down to it and there's a tremendous amount of time and work behind the scenes. We only see him when he's on official duties. But behind the scenes, he's got all sorts of paperwork. He's writing letters. He's got various meetings room meetings, various people coming to see him and sometimes he's well into late at night before he's finished."
People reported on Odenkirk's remarks.