‘New DNA technology will prove I am the long-lost son of the Malaysian prince’: The 71-year-old retired coal miner says modern tests will show ‘with absolute certainty’ he is related to multimillionaire kings – although he is insists that I don’t. I don’t care about the titles
- Keith Williams, 71, from Penygroes, Carmarthenshire, spent years as a coal merchant
- His mother, Elizabeth Rosa, was a 17-year-old trainee nurse when she became pregnant
- She had an affair with the 33rd Sultan of Perak, Malaysia but had to give him up
- He now believes modern DNA testing will prove his royal Malaysian ancestry
A retired Welsh coal miner claims he is descended from Malaysian royalty and says a modern DNA test will put that beyond a doubt.
Keith Williams, 71, was adopted and lives in Carmarthenshire but is certain he is the illegitimate firstborn son of the 33rd Sultan of Perak.
He fears he is running out of time for the closure and hopes a DNA test will prove his outlandish claim.
Desperate for answers about his birth father and family, the father of three insists he doesn’t care about wealth or titles.
His biological mother, Elizabeth Rosa, was just 17 when she became pregnant. She was working as a trainee nurse in Carshalton, Surrey when she met Idris Iskandar Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah who was studying in the UK at the time.
When news of her pregnancy broke, she was forced to return to Swansea, where she put him up for adoption, and the Sultan back to Malaysia to avoid an unwanted scandal.
By the time the father of three found out what had happened, it was too late as his father died of a heart attack in 1984.
Keith Williams, 71, from South Wales (pictured) believes he is the firstborn illegitimate son of the 33rd Sultan of the Malaysian state of Perak
Mr Williams’ father was Idris Iskandar Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah, the 33rd Sultan of the Malaysian state of Perak (pictured). He died in 1984
Mr Williams met his half-sister Ku Ess (pictured together in 2016) on a trip to Malaysia, but now he says the family are not responding to his messages
He sees the family in Perak as his own family and wants to connect with his siblings out there – he firmly believes he just wants to ‘get to know’ them.
He told The Mirror: “We all have the same father, I just can’t understand why they would deny wanting to meet me and welcoming me into the herd.
“I know my father knew about me, I’m sure of it.
“I know it’s true, but now DNA testing has progressed to the point where I can prove it with absolute certainty to anyone who doubts me.”
Pictured is the hilltop palace of Istana Iskandariah in Malaysia. It was the home of Keith Williams’ father, the 33rd Sultan of Perak, before his death in 1984
Who was the 33rd Sultan of Perak?
The Malaysian royal family consists of nine sultans and one “super sultan”.
Of the 13 states, nine have sultans who serve as regional leaders and as the head of Islam.
The king or “super sultan” is known as Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.
Idris Iskandar Al-Mutawakkil Alallahi Shah was the 33rd chief of Perak, a state in the northwestern peninsula.
His father was Sultan Iskandar of Perak, meaning his name was renamed Raja Idris Shah upon his birth in 1924.
After the death of his cousin Sultan Yussuff Izzuddin Shah in 1963, he was proclaimed the 33rd Sultan of Perak.
He had six legitimate children, one of whom died in infancy, and one illegitimate son before assuming his status – Keith Williams, who was growing up in South Wales after his mother put him up for adoption.
He was a front-runner to become the country’s eighth king, but died suddenly of a heart attack in January 1984, after 21 years in his position.
Nazrin Shah is the current Sultan of Perak.
Eleena Azlan Shah, sister of the incumbent Sultan of Perak, is a partner in her own law firm and director of Gamuda, an infrastructure, construction and real estate group of which her family owns 6%, according to Forbes.
In 2013, it was worth $200 million
When the current Sultan of Perak, Nazrin Shah, dies, he will be replaced by Mr Williams’ estranged younger brother.
He was in Malaysia to visit his father’s grave where he met his half-sister Ku Ess.
But he says they won’t even answer the phone and his application to claim Malaysian citizenship was ignored.
Adopted as a two-year-old, Mr. Williams had no idea of his bloodline 6,000 miles away.
He said after finding out, “When I was 13, my mom told me I was adopted. I had never thought about it. I never thought I was related to a royal family from the other side of the world.
“It’s like a story from a Disney movie and if someone told you that story in the coffee shop or at the bar, you would tell them to go away.”
He tracked his mother, Elizabeth Rosa, to Peterborough, where she told him of his royal connections.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11179277/New-DNA-tests-prove-Im-long-lost-son-Malaysian-prince-says-retired-Welsh-coal-miner.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 “New DNA tests will prove I am the long-lost son of a Malaysian prince,” says the retired Welsh miner