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Princess Kate: Jewish?

Finally, another princess. My royalty-loving heart fluttered as reports circulated about Prince William’s proposal to Kate Middleton. Naturally, I was very happy for the handsome young couple. Interestingly, though, as I researched Kate Middleton, I found that some people think she might be Jewish. Fascinated, I took a deeper look at these claims.

J Weekly examined Kate’s family tree, concluding that, unfortunately, there was no Jewish blood in her lineage. According to JewornotJew.com, “You see, Kate’s mother’s maiden name is Goldsmith….And for at least five generations, Kate’s Goldsmiths have been married in churches. Nothing Jewish about that.” The idea of a website figuring out whether or not people are Jewish, secretly or openly, seems a bit disturbing to me, but its description of Kate seems harmless enough. Even if her mother’s family was originally Jewish — a theory that seems to stem from nowhere — they’ve been Christian long enough for them to be effectively non-Jewish.

If Kate had been Jewish, would that affect her taking the royal crown? J Weekly cites a report that explains that one in the line of royal succession could only be disqualified for marrying a Catholic. However, if Kate was Jewish, she would face a generous amount of criticism from racists who hate to see anyone of a minority group triumph. Some might jeer at a royal family—which, traditionally, have been sticklers for purity of lineage—allowing a Jewish individual to marry into their clan.

One day, I’d love to see a Jewish individual marry into the British royal family, if only for the fact that the existence of a Jewish royal might open some people’s minds. Sure, the royal family is antiquated and few people today might look to them for examples of how to live their lives, but, if one of the most famous families in the world is able to accept a Jewish person into its midst, then perhaps some of the more prejudicial groups might think twice before they spurned a Jewish individual.

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16 Older Responses to “Princess Kate: Jewish?”

  1. Rose
    December 26, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Catherin(Kate) Middleton is Jewish!
    Because her mother’s side is jew.
    And also her father’s side was put to Holloway London.
    She has to separate Will.
    Get to the Holloway, Kate!

  2. Ellen
    March 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    This is bringing back memories from a decade or two ago… are there some people who think that Princess Diana may have been Jewish?

  3. amband
    April 20, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Now hold on! If Kate was Jewish and it was challenged it would not be racism. It is a fair criticism. The product of this union would be Jewish through the maternal line and therefore the when he/ she is King or Queen, we would have a Jewish Monarch. That is not on. No No NO! Not allowed!

    The Catholics can’t be Monarchs and they are fellow Christians, so I can’t see how a Jew qualifies. Maybe due to the problems between Christians in Britain’s past, they didn’t mention Jews as they were never considered a threat to the throne, except when Cromwell was sponsored by Dutch Jews, and even then they weren’t visible

    You use the expression, ” minority group triumph”. Minorites are not representative of the race, which is what Monarchy is about. Multiculturalism is a new thing, and minorities including Jews will never be Monarch

    Tell the Thais and the Japanese and Saudis if they want a Monarch not of their race or type?

  4. Leif Williams
    April 28, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    Honestly, are you for real? Seldom have I seen objectivity and fairness crumble at the hand of such glaring hypocrisy. Re-read your commentary and do a re-think (if there’s a conscionable bone in your body).

  5. Josee Greengrass
    April 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    What a silly debate!
    With waves and waves of the disposessed from Europe we Brits can hardly claim to be pure bred!
    It is true that the sovereign may not marry a Catholic but they are able to marry Muslims or Jews. The members of the royal family who have converted, or married, catholics have had to give up their claim to the throne, however distant.
    The exception , rather cruelly , is the recent person who married into the royal family was made to give up her Catholic faith if her spouse wished to stay in line for the crown.
    I don’t think Jews have anything to worry about – but Catholics are still ‘not quite our type, dear’ and continue to be outsiders in multicultural Britain.

  6. Baba Ram Prasad
    April 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    So what if Kate is Semitic/ all that matters is that she is a nice person. Semites are also nice people.

  7. some one
    April 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Yes she is a jewish freemason

  8. josh
    April 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    if kate’s mother had a jewish mother then yes kate is jewish even if not religiously.
    jews are a people not just a religion!!.

  9. Knowz
    April 30, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Umm what is the problem?Well as a friend who is jewish said to me”being jewish is not just about religion, it is about blood and community” it is unique as no other monarchy has a jewish bloodline.Tehilim: Psalm 122, a Psalm about Jerusalem was sung as the bride made her entrance.That is traditional as is the Ketubah-like scroll written in both Hebrew and English presented to them.
    Diana’s mother Frances Shand-Kydd is Jewish and that is well known in circles.If you look into Kate’s mothers genealogy, you see that she indeed has Jewish roots.IF you have this by blood you are Jewish it is not all about being of the Jewish faith only.

  10. Fred
    April 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    The whole thing of her being Jewish is due to the fact the Jews always have adopted names from the places that they have inhabited. Spencer, Sugar, Goldsmith- these are English names originally, and have been taken by Jews.

    The same for German names such as Kahn, Cohn. Jews took these names for some reason, and they became associated with Jews.

  11. jeisy
    May 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Funny. I’ve met many a Jewish mother who would rather eat pigs than have their sons/daughters marry a Gentile. So to hear the complaints about the British royals wanting to stay “pure,” well, it’s just comical.

    Archaeology states there is no genetic connection between the European Jews and the old Israelite. So Jewish really means a religion, not a race. You’re all European anyway.

  12. Leif Williams
    May 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    My earlier comment, incidently, was directed at the author … Carly Silver.

  13. Daniel
    May 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    There is both a Jewish race and a Jewish religion. It’s possible to be ethnically Jewish but not religiously Jewish and vice versa.

  14. Avi
    June 9, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    If her maternal linage is Jewish, Kate does not have to convert to Judaism if sho so choses.
    Her children inherit this trait of being Jewish in essence without the need to convert to Judaism but only her daughters will pass this trait on.
    BUT, HER sister…… She can find a “nice Jewish boy”…….

  15. Monike Zawadzka
    July 25, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    they both are jewish… check wiliams family tree leading to david from Israel.

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