Tests have established a direct link between the Duke of Cambridge and a woman believed to have been at least half Indian.
According to The Times, the genetic link with India derives from Williams’s great-great-great-great-great grandmother Eliza Kewark. Scientists established the link after discovering that descendants of Eliza carried a rare strand of DNA – known as mitochondrial DNA. It can only be passed on by a mother.
University of Edinburgh genetics expert Jim Wilson, who carried out the tests, said the proof of William’s Indian roots was “unassailable”, the Independent UK reports.
This would potentially make him the first King whose bloodline is descended from India, the Independent further said.