The heir to the British throne has been genetically linked to Eliza Newark, a part-Indian housekeeper for his great-great-great-great-great maternal grandfather, Theodore Forbes. Forbes was a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Co. in Surat, Sky News said.
"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, a genetics expert at the University of Edinburgh and chief scientist at BritainsDNA.
Prince William and his wife Kate are to become first-time parents next month.
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