Twenty percent of Russians are linked by genetic affinity with the British royal Windsor dynasty, to which, in particular, the current ruler of England, Queen Elizabeth II, belongs.
Specialists of the Genotek center analyzed about 2.5 thousand genomes of Russians. The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was subject to deciphering, which is inherited along the female line and is well suited for establishing kinship.
In the case of the Genotek study, this is, of course, not a blood relationship. The point is that many people, residents of different countries, come from one common ancestor.
Famous historical figures belong to the same group - one of the most influential women politicians Elizabeth II, Maria Medici, second wife of Henry IV Bourbon, King of France, and the children of Nicholas II, who inherited this mtDNA from his wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, nee Alice Hesse -Darmstadt.
The editors of uznayvse.ru also report that, at the end of the 20th century, it was established that all living people had one common ancestor, a woman, who lived about 200,000 thousand years ago in Northeast Africa. She received the provisional name of "mitochondrial Eve."
The great-grandmother of all modern humanity was neither the first nor the only woman at the time, just the mitochondrial DNA of her other contemporaries was not preserved in the population.
In 2016, a law was passed in the UK that allows offspring to be born from three parents. In this case, only mitochondria are taken from the third partner (woman) and only if the future mother can have eggs that are not viable. In this case, the future child will be "similar" to the third partner only on this DNA segment.