An accountant from High Wycombe is using DNA evidence to try to show that he should be the next baronet of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

Charles II created the Scottish baronetcy in 1683, and the current dispute centers on whether a possible generations-old affair affected the bloodline. The Queen referred the matter to a judicial committee to consider.

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