Belgian artist is close to becoming a princess, after a court ruled in her favour in a decades-long paternity scandal.
Delphine Boel, 52, claimed to be daughter of former king of Belgium, Albert II, result of an extra-marital affair. King agreed to a DNA test until last year.
Ms Boel’s lawyer confirmed that the court given her “full satisfaction”, and recognised her as the former monarch’s daughter.
Her team of lawyers said in a statement that she would be allowed to call herself Princess Delphine of Saxe Coburg, and be given the same recognition as her already-royal siblings.
“The legal victory will never replace the love of a father but it provides a feeling of justice, further reinforced,
fact that many children who have gone through the same ordeal will find strength to face them there,” the statement added.
Well this is not an end of the case until plan of palaces are known.
The current king, Phillipe, could make an appeal to Belgium’s Supreme Court but it was not clear what the palace’s plans are.