'Remotely' Indian Prince
It is a 'Eureka' moment for us Indians as researchers at the University of Edinburgh have irrefutably claimed that Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, is carrying an Indian gene. So when the coronation happens, he would be the first "Indianised British monarch". Charandeep Singh writeschandigarh Updated: Jun 19, 2013 09:33 IST
It is a 'Eureka' moment for us Indians as researchers at the University of Edinburgh have irrefutably claimed that Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, is carrying an Indian gene. So when the coronation happens, he would be the first "Indianised British monarch". Prince William would create history by becoming the first true "Commonwealth King" to preside over CW nations.
A gene which has been recessive for the past 250 years has resurfaced, and has been 'transferred' to the Prince from his maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. That's why he is "remotely Indian".
But the euphoria does not end here. The icing on the cake is that we Indians have taken the wind out of the sails of the Armenians, since William's maternal great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was earlier thought of as Armenian. But now, armed with scientific data, we can proudly claim that the Prince William is our product.
But on the flip side, what would be the thoughts of the Prince about this genetic discovery? I feel that in his heart of hearts, he might be rueing quite scornfully his Indian linkage and this chance discovery. Why? I'll tell you. First of all, he is an imperialist and his Indian gene makes him a subjugator since the British were masters in colonial India and we were the subjects.
Our forefathers had been rendering yeoman's service to his forefathers, and now we are claiming a common ancestry and filial bondage. Secondly, he is white and we are coloured. And as a cascading analogy, it makes Prince William a superior mortal and his subjects, if he is still suffering from colonial hangover, "inferior mortals".
"An act of sacrilege" is how this exposition of genetic linkage would be referred to in His Majesty's parlance. How can the Prince be one among the proletariat, his sympathisers would ask. But alas! Providence has not played its part up to the brim, since the Prince would not be able to transfer this gene to his first-born, and thus we Indians would neither be able to hail nor celebrate the coronation of the third in line to the British throne as the second "Indianised British monarch".
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First Published: Jun 19, 2013 09:30 IST