Prince William's DNA

The UK's Times ran a splashy headline late last week claiming that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and husband to Kate Middleton, is part Indian, based on DNA tests of the royal's distant relatives.

The article says that saliva tests of two of the prince's third cousins established a direct lineage, via mtDNA, to a woman named Eliza Kewark, an ancestor of the late Princess Diana. Kewark lived in western India, but was said to be Armenian.

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