Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Britain's future king has Indian heritage, DNA proves

Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, will be first British king with proven Indian ancestry, DNA analysis has revealed


Britain's future king has Indian heritage, DNA proves (© Reuters)

London: The DNA analysis of saliva samples taken from the Duke of Cambridge’s relatives has established a direct lineage between the 30-year-old prince and an Indian housekeeper on his mother Princess Diana's side.

It is his only non-European DNA and means he will become the first Head of the Commonwealth with a clear genetic link to its most populous nation - India. William is now likely to be encouraged to make his debut mission to India soon after the birth of his baby next month.

Researchers have uncovered the details of his lineage via a doomed relationship of William's Indian great-great-great-great-great grandmother.

Eliza Kewark was housekeeper to Prince William's great grandfather Theodore Forbes (1788-1820), a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company in the port town of Surat in Gujarat.

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