Alistair Moffat, managing director of BritainsDNA, which is based in Melrose in the Scottish Borders explained the thinking behind the research.
What we're trying to do is look at Britain and the whole national genome, but everybody is interested in royal DNA.Royal lineages have been of public interest for centuries. We simply came across this and followed it up. It's a very positive story."
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Our gallery of wildlife in the Farne Islands, taken by our reporter and a selection of local students.
Mainly dry until later on Wednesday. A cooler, showery and blustery end to May
Mainly dry. Light rain out of thicker cloud over hills. Breezy at times and cooler than average