Does the House of Windsor Have Right to British Throne?
The history of Queen Elizabeth II’s family is shrouded in mystery: citing the results of DNA tests as well as hereditary genetic disease, experts suggest that the House of Windsor has no rights to the British throne.
Ekaterina Blinova — The history of the British Royal Houses has always been shrouded in mystery: citing the results of DNA tests as well as hereditary genetic disorders researchers, have called into question the legitimacy of the present British royalties.
Scientists from the University of Leicester claimed last year there could be a break in the royal blood line, citing an astonishing mismatch of the DNA of Richard III to that of some of his descendants: it is not possible to trace his modern male-line relatives through the Y chromosome. Henry VII Tudor, who seized the power in 1485 after defeating the king in the Battle of Bosworth Field, cemented his power by marrying Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV and niece of Richard III. The current royal family share a direct blood line to the Tudors, researchers underscored, calling into question the House of Windsor’s right to rule. In addition to the suspicious DNA tests’ results scientists also pointed to some hereditary genetic disorders, suggesting there could have been some skeletons in the closet of the Queen Victoria’s mother, German-born Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.