Is England’s Future King Jewish?

Mazel Tov! After much anticipation, at 4:24 p.m. in London on July 22, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth. The Royal bundle is an 8lbs. 6oz. son, future King — and perhaps a real Jewish Prince.

For those of you who haven’t heard, according to lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Kate’s mother, Carol, is the daughter of Ronald and Dorothy Goldsmith (whose parents, he claims, were also Jews).  The Jewish line may thicken with hubby Wills. It’s been speculated that the late Princess Diana’s mother, Frances Shand Kydd, was born a Rothschild. If that weren’t enough, the London Daily Mail reported that Diana is actually the biological daughter of Sir James Goldschmidt, also a Jew.

Royal ancestry-mavens consider all this hearsay, but between William and Kate, chances are some Jewish blood runs through the bluish.

In fact, the new heir was born in a “Jewish” wing of St. Mary’s hospital. A Sephardic Jew, Frank Charles Lindo, paid for the wing in 1937!  He must be shepping some nakhes!

From the day it was announced that the royal couple was expecting, reporters, photographers, and people on the street went wild! How ironic, I thought. In an atmosphere of zero or low population growth, where having more than 1.5 (I’m not a statistician) children are often met with frowns from those who count carbon footprints, this arrival was met with a fervor rivaling the coming of the Messiah.

True, the babe will insure the family business continues for at least the next few generations and, according to Jewish Law, this is critical. In Jewish tradition, we have tremendous respect for government and authority. In the Talmud, Rabbi Chanina teaches: “Pray for the security of the government, for were it not for the fear of its authority, a man would swallow his neighbor alive.” As a child growing up in England, I can still recall special blessings for the royal family, for to have the utmost respect for royalty allows one to recognize the ultimate kingship in this world.

And the people are feeling it. One man who waited outside St. Mary’s hospital for 12 days, said: “We’ve got a lovely married couple and baby will make three — and they will be a family.”

King Solomon, who was called “the wisest of all men” for a reason, used the analogy of a threefold cord: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” He reminds us that a one-strand cord is weak by itself, a two-strand cord is stronger, and a three-strand rope is stronger than either. Children, create a threefold cord.

True, unlike most newlyweds today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge don’t have to worry about finances, debts, child care, or university. Ever since Kate, who stems from the tiny village of Bucklebury, became the new fairy tale Duchess, she’s become the “IT” girl of the century, and she’s a “hit.” Modern, educated, and hands-on, everything about her becomes “trendy.” So, let’s watch the birth rate!

The national and international mood is soaring at this mind-blowing and mind-changing event and I can hope that the royal blessed event will make having children a “hit” once again.

Each and every child born has the power to replenishment spirit, soul, and humanity. Each and every child is a King.

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein is a best-selling author who recently was voted “New York’s Hippest Rabbi” by Channel 13 in New York. He chairs the religious affairs committee at Pratt Institute, and recently published the book, “The Case for Children: Why Parenthood Makes Your World Better.”


  • Milhouse

    What a load of rubbish. Alan Dershowitz may have said some stupid things in his life, but nothing this stupid. If you want to say such things, say them in your own name; don’t attribute your falsehoods to him.

    Princess Catherine is a 100% goya, as are her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her ancestry in the female line can be traced all the way back to the early 17th century in Yorkshire. There were no Jews there at the time.

    The same goes for the equally silly claims about Princess Diana. Her mother was a Rosch, not a Rothschild, 100% goyish, and the rechilus about an affair is beneath mention. Feh!

    All this stuff comes from Nazi web sites, where everyone they don’t like is alleged to be a Jew. You should be ashamed to be propagating their propaganda.

    • to milhouse

      After reading your comments in the past. putting down some one’s opinion with such a loudness, does not make your comment acceptable. One needs to cite sources before lashing out at someone else without substance .

    • The Real Milhouse

      I’m the Real Milhouse and I hardly endorse the above statement.

    • Milhouse

      Why should I cite sources when the idiot who wrote this didn’t? Or rather, he LIED about his source, claiming Dershowitz said this. Dershowitz is not such an idiot. And it takes an idiot to believe something that can be verified false with about 10 minutes’ research. Anyone can trace her ancestry in the female line back to the 17th century; the records are online. And therefore anyone can see that she is a 100% goya, just as she should be. Someone who publishes an article making such a ridiculous claim without having put in those 10 minutes’ research to verify it deserves far more scorn than I can heap on him.

  • Anon

    To no. 2
    You saying that you don’t care about English people, i take that offensive!

  • It's a big wide world out there...

    It seems that you all only care about what goes on in your own little world, that you have no idea, or interest, in anything else. Stop being so blinkered and look around you. Just because others may not be as religious as you, or even Jewish, does not mean that they are beneath you or not worth concerning yourself with.

  • Andrea Schonberger

    Silly rumors abound! I’ve heard from people supposedly in the know that Hitler was a Hungarian Jew, Mick Jagger of the rock group Rolling Stones was a Yemenite Jew, Charlie Chaplin wanted to be open about his Jewishness but was afraid it would hurt his acting career, and of course the number one Jew of all time Osama bin Laden. The list goes on and on…

  • Rdz

    There goes the neighborhood. I agree with Millhouse. This is complete garbage and not at all true.

  • MJ

    Kate’s mother’s parents, the Goldsmiths, were married in a church, as were Goldsmith’s ancestors several generations back. Arnold Fine used to do this type of wishful writing in the Jewish Press all the time, making Columbus (among whom there’s a debate as to whether he had Marrano ancestry) not only Jewish but also a kohen!

  • What a load of rubbish indeed!!

    There was some buzz a while ago about Kate being Jewish, but I believe, it turned out to be a load of buzz, and nothing more.

  • Milhouse

    The origin of all these rumours that fly around about various prominent people comes from Nazis. Anyone they don’t like is a Jew. Remember when the same rumours circulated about Sarah Palin? It was the same nonsense, from the same source, the Nazis. So why do Jews spread it?