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DNA is used to determine legitimacy

220px-Maria_Anne_Fitzherbert1788http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3650613/Accountant-Buckinghamshire-beats-East-Sussex-businessman-Scottish-baron-Queen-asks-judges-rule-case.html

The Utah lawyer would, of course be wasting his time claiming the throne through George IV. Any secret marriage between that future monarch and Mrs. Fitzherbert would fail under the 1772 Royal Marriages Act. As Royal Marriage Secrets (pp.167-175) confirms, they may have had two illegitimate children but both were daughters, meaning that the lawyer’s descent would be traced through a mixed line and thus the so far unreliable nuclear DNA, unlike the male line and Y-chromosome of the Pringle Baronets.

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