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Hunt on for Prince William's Gujarati cousin

London, PTI | Updated : 15 June 2013, 11:47 AM

Hunt has been on in India for possible cousins and relatives of Prince William after it emerged that he has a sliver of Indian ancestry.

Attention was focused on the city of Surat in the state of Gujarat after it was revealed that Eliza Kewark, the prince's great, great, great, great, great grandmother, was of Indian origin.  

In 1812, Kewark gave birth to Prince Williams's great, great, great, great grandmother, Katharine Scott Forbes, the Independent reported.

Scottish-based company Britains DNA carried out tests on DNA supplied by two of Eliza's living direct descendants, who are both third cousins of Princess Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd.

The tests revealed that William carries Kewark's mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).

First Published: Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:45 AM
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