DNA sought to prove royal birth

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Nicholas Locock wants to have DNA tests done on the corpse of his grandfather, Henry Locock, if his appeal to the Court of Arches, the highest ecclesiastical court in England, is successful.

The 75-year-old expects testing to show that his grandfather – who died at age 37 when he fell from a train platform in 1907 – was the son of Princess Louise, the sixth child of Queen Victoria.


“It is an important private family matter to me. It is also of potentially significant historical importance.”, the man said

The dean of Arches, Sheila Cameron, and her two fellow judges adjourned the case today. A decision is expected within six months.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the case.