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Prince William is part Indian according to DNA tests
upi ^ | June 14, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER

Posted on 06/14/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Prince William will be the first British monarch to have Indian ancestry according to new DNA research published by the University of Edinburgh and BritainsDNA.

The matrilineal genealogy of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traces back to an Indian woman known as Eliza Kewark. She was housekeeper to his 5th great grandfather Theodore Forbes, a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company in a busy port north of Bombay.

Eliza is claimed to have been Armenian, and letters from Eliza to Theodore contain Armenian script. While her father could have been of Armenian descent, DNA evidence shows she is Indian through her mother's line.

Mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA is a small piece of DNA, inherited from a mother. Men inherit mtDNA, but do not pass it on.

Researchers sequenced the mtDNA of Princess Diana's line, and showed not only that it matched Kewark's, but also that it belongs to a haplogroup called R30b.

A haplogroup is a group of related ancestral lineages, and while some are found all over the world, others are confined to particular regions. The R30 and R30a haplogroups are entirely South Asian.

The R30b haplogroup which Princes William and Harry inherited from Kewark is exceedingly rare, even in India, with only 14 examples reported, 13 of whom were Indian and one Nepalese.

University of Edinburgh genetics expert Jim Wilson said the proof of William's Indian roots was "unassailable."

Further, autosomal markers across the genomes of Princess Diana’s two matrilineal cousins show that Kewark’s descendants are about 0.3 percent and 0.8 percent South Asian. All the rest is of European origin.

It is therefore likely that Prince William has not only inherited a small portion of Indian DNA from Eliza Kewark, but his heirs will also carry it.

"This is a great example of how genetics can be used to answer specific historical questions and uncover fascinating facts about our ancestry," said Dr. Jim Wilson, Chief Scientist at BritainsDNA.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Science
KEYWORDS: helixmakemineadouble; princewilliam; royals


1 posted on 06/14/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Big deal. So is Paleface Lizzy Warren.....or at least that’s what she claimed.


2 posted on 06/14/2013 10:46:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono
In re: 2nd picture. I think all politician uniforms should come with it's own rope.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/14/2013 10:47:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono
She was housekeeper to his 5th great grandfather Theodore Forbes, a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company in a busy port north of Bombay.

Apparently it was a very busy port.

4 posted on 06/14/2013 10:48:57 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: JoeProBono

I’d be more interested in Prince Harry’s DNA. Specifically, to see if he is really related to Charles. My guess is no, which is why such info will never see the light of day.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 10:49:20 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: blueunicorn6
>>>Big deal. So is Paleface Lizzy Warren.....or at least that’s what she claimed.

Dot...not feather.

6 posted on 06/14/2013 10:54:13 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: JoeProBono
Prince William's descendents will NOT carry his mtDNA.

mtDNA is ONLY passed mother to daughter.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

7 posted on 06/14/2013 10:57:54 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s nice to know that William and Harry will be able to seek asylum in India, land of their ancestors, after Muslim terrorists complete their destruction of Britain.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 11:00:11 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: JoeProBono
Imagine the surprises if we could see our ancestors for thousands of years back!

Imagine the surprises if we could see our descendants for thousands of years in the future!!!!!!

(Maybe it's best that we can't)

(in either case.)

9 posted on 06/14/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("'1984' is the essence of 'liberalism'." rlmorel)
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To: LonePalm

What you don’t know can’t hurt you — — — right?


10 posted on 06/14/2013 11:10:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: blueunicorn6

Ummmm....not the same “Indian” - Cherokee is not from India.


11 posted on 06/14/2013 11:23:15 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

That’s OK......Paleface Lizzy isn’t Cherokee.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 11:50:38 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

What it is, bloods?

;-)

[All of us are descended from various nations.]


13 posted on 06/14/2013 12:16:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: rbg81
"I’d be more interested in Prince Harry’s DNA. Specifically, to see if he is really related to Charles."

Yes, I've wondered about that too. Not too sure that I'd like to see that revealed though. Harry seems to be the most likeable of the bunch.

14 posted on 06/14/2013 12:31:51 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Savage Beast


15 posted on 06/14/2013 12:31:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

So what? Know we know where he gets his smarts from. There is so little Indian in him it may come out is a craving for Chutney once and a while.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 1:42:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: JoeProBono

But I’m not surprised, Joe. They look like my 21st century family.


17 posted on 06/14/2013 2:45:05 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("'1984' is the essence of 'liberalism'." rlmorel)
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To: LonePalm
mtDNA is ONLY passed mother to daughter.

Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to child. Both boys and girls inherit mtDNA from their mother only.

In this case, the mtDNA serves as an indicator of ancestry. Prince William's children will also carry a tiny fraction of this particular ancestor's nuclear DNA as well.

18 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:36 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: blam; martin_fierro; nickcarraway; indcons

Thanks JoeProBono.
The matrilineal genealogy of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, traces back to an Indian woman known as Eliza Kewark... housekeeper to his 5th great grandfather Theodore Forbes, a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company... Eliza is claimed to have been Armenian, and letters from Eliza to Theodore contain Armenian script... DNA evidence shows she is Indian through her mother's line... the mtDNA of Princess Diana's line, and showed not only that it matched Kewark's, but also that it belongs to a haplogroup called R30b... The R30 and R30a haplogroups are entirely South Asian... is exceedingly rare, even in India, with only 14 examples reported, 13 of whom were Indian and one Nepalese.

19 posted on 06/14/2013 7:49:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: rmh47
Fair enough. I should have worded it better.

The point was the Prince William will not be passing on this bit of DNA.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

20 posted on 06/14/2013 9:10:19 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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21 posted on 06/14/2013 9:17:37 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv

So they aren’t 100% German? 97% German?


22 posted on 06/15/2013 12:33:39 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kabumpo

Maybe Fugawe..


23 posted on 06/15/2013 12:40:15 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: JoeProBono

Nothing like a little eye candy for breakfast! Thanks Joe!


24 posted on 06/15/2013 6:04:30 AM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: rbg81

Harry looks just like his SIRE, not his dad. They will NOT run a DNA on him, at least in our lifetimes. Charles could never claim to be his legal sire, and Harry will never inherit anything but token properties.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 6:06:43 AM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: Monkey Face

26 posted on 06/15/2013 6:27:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Eliza is claimed to have been Armenian

In 17th to early 19th Century India, the European colonial communities classified Armenians and Syrians, who were Christians, as Europeans, not Asians, for social purposes, and for service in European only militia units formed by merchants.

27 posted on 06/15/2013 6:42:53 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner

Armenian-Americans-Boston-1908


28 posted on 06/15/2013 7:20:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

HAHAHAHAHAHA! And he’s tall, too! LOL!


29 posted on 06/15/2013 7:59:59 AM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: JoeProBono

"Hast du gesehen in deine leben?"

30 posted on 06/15/2013 8:02:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator


31 posted on 06/15/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

:’) It’s good to have some new blood in “aristocratic” families.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 8:44:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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