Canadian Heir of King Richard III, Part 2

13 Jun
English: King Richard III and his family in th...

King Richard III and his family in the contemporary Rous Roll in the Heralds’ College. Left to right: Anne Neville, Queen of King Richard 3rd; King Richard 3rd; Edward, Prince of Wales, their son. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you’ll recall, on February 4, 2013, I posted news about how King Richard III‘s remains had been found.  I also wrote about how Canadian-born cabinet-maker Michael Isben might be an heir to the monarch.

Well, it’s official:  DNA matched positive!  He is the proud 17th great-grandson of the King!

That’s not all he learned that fateful day.  He learned of another descendant – a relative he hadn’t known about.  The “new” cousin would rather remain anonymous.

To read my first post about this, click HERE!

To read about how he felt when he visited the fragile King, go to This Is Leicestershire.


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15 responses to “Canadian Heir of King Richard III, Part 2

  1. David Hoffman

    June 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I wonder if he would be interested in joining the Richard III Society.

    • tkmorin

      June 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      I wonder, eh? That is some society, I’ll say that much. Oh well, we all need our pastimes, eh? Thanks for the link! 🙂

  2. pishnguyen

    June 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Wow! That is pretty neat. 😀

    • tkmorin

      June 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Isn’t it though? I think he’s about 55 years old now. But it got me thinking: if someone had told him, say ten years ago, that he was so related to a king, he’d would have laughed at that … now look. Amazing things can happen in life! I love it when I witness these twist and turns.

  3. L. Marie

    June 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

    It’s like a fairy tale, only true!!!

  4. centristcanuck

    June 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    This is so cool. I love genealogy. Hmm, my maternal grandmother’s father was a purohit (royal priest) for an Indian King. I’ve seen the castle and everything. 😉

    • tkmorin

      June 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      How fascinating! I can just imagine how that must have felt! (excuse my turning a little green) 🙂

  5. seeker

    June 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I think the “new” cousin is wise to hide from the limelight. 😛

    • tkmorin

      June 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Yes, indeed! Considering how much media attention this has gotten, eh? I don’t know what it would feel like to learn that I was related to a king! 🙂

      • seeker

        June 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Ok, lets dream for a while. I could see you practicing how to curtsy in front of the mirror. 😛

        • tkmorin

          June 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

          Darn, I thought the door was closed! 😆

          • seeker

            June 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm


  6. weggieboy

    June 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Cool! I think I’d press the issue, QEII be darned! (Of course, I’m a revolting republican from south of the border!)


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