Belgian Royal Love Child Fought For & Won Her Princess Title
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The once secret love child of former Belgian King Albert II, Delphine Boel, fought and won her title of Princess of Belgium with the predicate “Her Royal Highness” on October 1, 2020, after seven years of legal battle.
60 MINUTES reporter Liam Bartlett used to consider the British Royal family to be the masters – and mistresses – of scandal. Now he thinks they may have to hand over their crown to the Belgian Royal family, who have sensationally been ordered to acknowledge and recognise a brand-new princess. However, this decree is not a reason for official celebration on the streets of Brussels because, rather embarrassingly, the new royal is the 52-year-old love child of the former King, Albert II. Back in the 1960s when he was a prince, the supposedly happily married and deeply religious Albert took a long-term lover. Delphine Boel was the surprise consequence of the illicit affair. For most of her life she dutifully kept mum about her lineage, until a bitter falling out with her father changed her mind, in the video “The Secret Princess: King’s love child in court battle for recognition, 60 Minutes Australia“, below:
Delphine Boel has been acknowledged as Belgian Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg, after a two-decade royal paternity scandal. Still, she said on Monday she’d still rather be considered an artist than a royal. Last week, a Belgian court ruled in her favor and officially recognized here as the daughter of former King Albert II, something the aging monarch had fought tooth and nail to avoid ever since the paternity allegations became public. For Delphine, she said going to court was all about getting family recognition and the love of a father who had always coldshouldered her. The former king, whose son Philippe is the reigning monarch, could still make an ultimate legal appeal at the Court of Cassation, but Delphine said it would not go that far. “I think it is finished now.” King Albert decided in January to no longer fight a claim that he is the father of Boel, after he finally agreed to have a DNA test and received the results. Rumors about Albert and Boel’s mother, the aristocratic wife of a well-heeled industrialist, had been around for years. But the news that the king might have had a child with her broke into the open when a biography of Albert’s wife, Queen Paola, was published in 1999. Boel bears a striking resemblance to certain members of the royal family, including Albert II. During her adult life she became a sculptor and her works are known for their colorful, quirky, and sometimes provocative style. She said it will continue to define her. “I am still going to be Delphine. I am not going to be hanging out in the streets saying, please call me princess,” she said, adding charity work could be an exception. She said she didn’t know if the recognition would translate into warmer family bonds anytime soon. “If you ask me whether I am expecting anything from the royal family, as I said, I am not expecting anything. I am just going to carry on with my work,” she said. “And however, if suddenly they show a sign of life, I would never put my back to them. That’s for sure.” Her two children Josephine and Oscar will also be allowed to carry royal titles, in the video “Delphine Boel becomes Belgian Princess Delphine“, below:
Ex-Belgian king’s secret daughter wins legal fight to become a princess | Delphine Boel | World News, in the video “Ex-Belgian king’s secret daughter wins legal fight to become a princess, Delphine Boel, World News“, below:
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