Actor Paul Bettany insists he's no upper class snob - despite being related to the wife of British royal Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex. The WIMBLEDON star admits the Countess of Wessex is not a blood relation, and his family are entirely average. He says, "My family are related to Sophie Wessex. She's my step-aunt's niece but it's not a blood relation, and even my aunt and her family aren't really poshies. "My dad was a teacher and my mum was a secretary; I think my upbringing was very average and middle-class."