Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

by ethnic on June 15, 2010

Birth Name: William Arthur Philip Louis

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 21 June, 1982

Ethnicity: English, European Royal (mostly), some Scottish, as well as German, Irish, French, Anglo-Irish, Hungarian, likely 1/128th Indian or 1/256 Indian, as well as smaller amounts of Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, Channel Islander/Jersey, possibly 1/256 Armenian

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is an English royal. He is the brother of Prince Harry of Wales, the son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the grandson of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Elizabeth II, Queen of England and the rest of the United Kingdom. He is married to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William’s ancestry is (approximately) 35% English, along with 29% “European Royal”, 14% Scottish, 5% German, 3% Irish, 3% French, 3% Anglo-Irish, 2% Hungarian, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Indian, Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, and Channel Islander (Jersey). Prince William is widely believed by DNA researchers to have a matrilineal ancestor, Eliza Kewark, who was Indian, or of Armenian (paternal) and Indian (maternal) descent; if this is the case, it would make Prince William of 1/128th or 1/256 Indian ancestry.

Prince William’s paternal grandfather Prince Philip was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece, although he is not of Greek ancestry.

Prince William’s paternal grandfather is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg). Prince Andrew was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece, the son of George I of Greece, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and of Olga Constantinovna of Russia, who was born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire. Princess Alice was born in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, the daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, who was born in Graz, Austrian Empire, and of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, who was born in Windsor Castle.

Prince William’s paternal grandmother is Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (the daughter of George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952, and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon). George VI was born in York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom, the son of George V, who was born in Marlborough House, London, and of Mary of Teck, who was born in Kensington Palace, London. Lady Elizabeth was born in England, the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Prince William’s maternal grandfather was Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (the son of Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, and of Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton Spencer). Albert was the son of Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer, and of The Honorable Margaret Baring. Lady Cynthia was the daughter of James Albert Edward Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, and of Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham.

Prince William’s maternal grandmother was The Honourable Frances Roche (the daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and of Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche, Baroness Fermoy). Edmund was the son of James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy, and of Frances Ellen/Eleanor Work, who was born in New York City, New York, U.S. Ruth was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the daughter of William Smith Gill and Ruth Littlejohn.

Sources: Genealogies of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – http://www.wargs.com
https://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.wikitree.com

CNN article on Prince William’s likely Indian mitochondrial DNA line – http://www.cnn.com

Article about Prince William’s ancestor, Eliza Kewark – https://www.telegraphindia.com

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew December 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm
ashash January 26, 2016 at 7:44 am

He’s unattractive.

follers January 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

He looks like Armie Hammer (and Michael Aloni, of course).

Wolfman March 7, 2016 at 2:52 am

Ashash I bet he’s better looking than you? Plus, it’s so cool he’s part Punjabi like me and Nikki Haley.

sparkles180 August 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Interesting, I never knew he was part indian

cwm85 August 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

1/128th is hardly “part” that goes back what 400 years? Lol

sparkles180 August 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

It’s still interesting, the fact that it was part of their family history. I thought he was just a bunch of european ethnicities that were far relatives.

Wolfman August 30, 2015 at 1:35 am

His Mtdna is R30b which originates in Punjab Northern India plus it would be cool if I was related to him considering I’m Punjabi too?

ann June 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

William and Harry have no Lithuanian ancestry. Their ancestor, according to which assumed they have Lithuanian blood, is Catherine I of Russia, wife of Peter the Great. Her original name was Marta Helena Skowrońska. Her father was Samuel Skowroński, he was Polish, but from Lithuania. Her mother was Elisabeth Moritz, daughter of Swedish officer.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 1:52 am

Just add in every ethnicity already and make it a day:

Albanian, Egyptian, Lebanese, Kazakh, 1/35575 Chinese, Mestizo, Inuit, Serbian, Berber, Pakistani, Turkish, Aboriginal Australian, Samoan…

Do these minor ethnicities of his really matter??? He is mostly English and Scottish…

meara August 8, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Saxe-Coburg Gotha isn’t even English. They changed their name to Windsor. And there’s no such thing as Anglo-Irish. How are they Irish, again? They aren’t even Catholic.

roman2886 April 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

England was never a pure country in the first place England has been invaded so many times England is a mongrel nation.

fuzzybear44 June 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

@Mystic Merlin

( keep this great country, pure?)

To late,never has,never will be

andrew June 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

very late

roman2886 April 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

England was never a pure country in the first place England has been invaded so many time England is a mongrel nation.

Alice June 14, 2013 at 6:00 am
Alice June 14, 2013 at 6:04 am

Correction: William and Harry have some Indian ancestry.

Alice June 18, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Eliza Kewark had Indian ancestry through her maternal line but I don’t know whether she also had Armenian ancestry as well.

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 4:59 am

Indian blood thing was a lie. British colonialism was a horrifying chapter in indian history. when the British were there in India. they
dont get mixed with Indian. that easily.
they dont even like to eat with them forget about marriage or mixing.

nnnnn November 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

He’s partly greece, too. His grandfather Phillip is a son of
Prince of Greece

marjanel December 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

No.He Washington princesa ofrece Greece andres Denmark but he has nota greek blood.

marjanel December 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

No,he was prince of Greece and Denmark but he has not greek blood.

Hope Moretti September 25, 2012 at 2:29 am

wow he’s all that xD

Marika June 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Armenian???? Where the fuck is that from???

levangelista36 June 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It’s like the Kardashians and Cher.

APS June 24, 2012 at 3:27 am

Princess Diana’s 4th great-grandmother, Eliza Kewark, is often claimed to be Armenian. However, Kewark’s exact ancestry is unknown; she is variously described in contemporary documents as “a dark-skinned native woman”, “an Armenian woman from Bombay”. Possibly, Kewark was an Indian, and the family deliberately pretended she was Armenian to expunge the “stigma of what was then known as ‘coloured blood’.

truegattaca September 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

There are full Armenians living in India even today, this one foreign student from India told me that there were stores named after Armenians who owned them in cities such as Bombey so it won’t be such a stretch to say Eliza Kewark was in fact Armenan.

By the way, the name Kewark sounds very Armenian and familiar to me. It is most likely short for Kewarkin. I live in a city that is predominantly Armenians and many people have the name Kewark and last names such as Kewarin.

truegattaca September 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

*Kewarkian

shobohunter May 29, 2014 at 4:50 am

if you are talking about Indian not West Indian.
then no you are either wrong or making it up.
their are no Armenians in india not very much.
0..2% maby butt not quite significant.

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

There’s no Jewish in him? I’m surprised.

I didn’t know he was part Armenian and Bohemian. What is Bohemian?

Marika June 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Bohemian is Czech.

Alice November 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

I don’t know why Marika is marked down. She is correct.

Alice November 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Bohemia was the old name for the Czech Republic so yes Prince William has some Czech ancestry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian

Morrigan Ni Boii September 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

Bohemia is a part of Czech Republic ;-)

Morrigan Ni Boii April 16, 2017 at 1:57 am

Kingdom of Bohemia (now just Bohemia), Moravian margraviate (now just Moravia) and Silesian principality (now Silesia) is part of Czech crown lands.

nnnnn August 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

Levangelista…

andrew January 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

hey dumb Bohemia is a region in Czech Republic in centre-east Europe

t April 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

So he’s a royal bitsa then.

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