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People Are Outraged At Ex-King Albert II Of Belgium For Acknowledging His Love Child Only After 7 Years

Date January 29, 2020 17:05

Ex-King Albert II of Belgium’s speculations about his alleged illegitimate child, Delphine Boël, was an “earthquake for the royalty.” The situation was the first public ‘luck’ to look through “the keyhole of the royal palace.”

Suffering the chaos in his marriage with Queen Paola 2013, the former King abdicated at the age of 79 the same year. He referred to his poor health, but people believed it was due to the royal drama and court processing.

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Delphine Boël & Ex-King Albert II

It’s been seven years since Belgium’s worst scandal in the royal family. Throughout a decade, the country’s ex-King has led a legal battle amid accusations. Only in 2020, ex-King Albert II has confessed he is the father of a 51-year-old daughter, who was born due to his fling.

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The former King’s lawyers issued an official statement:

King Albert II learnt the results of the DNA test... [and] the scientific conclusions indicate that he is the biological father of Mrs. Delphine Boël.

Mrs. Boël’s lawyer, Marc Uyttendaele, noted that the Belgian artist had gone through the nightmare of “this quest for identity.”

She had a biological father who brutally rejected her when this paternity [case] publicly emerged.

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Though ex-King Albert II did not recognize his love child publicly due to his wife and other three kids, he reportedly visited Delphine regularly. Her lawyer said:

For quite a long time, this girl was hidden by her mother even though Albert visited her periodically and was present in her life.

The affair happened in the 1960s when the former monarch was traveling around the coasts of southern France as part of the “jeunesse dorée.” It is believed Albert had “a long-lasting love affair” with Baroness Sybille at the time.

People harshly criticized the 85-year-old King

Facts about Delphine Boël

  • She is a Belgian artist who makes multi-media artworks.
  • Her mother’s husband was a scion of a noble family of industrialists.
  • She has an Irish-American husband, James O’Hare. The couple has daughter Joséphine and son Oscar.

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Finally, the seven-year legal battle over paternity ended with a very simple DNA test. After almost a decade, ex-King Albert II acknowledged his illegitimate daughter. We can’t imagine what it feels like to be abandoned by a biological father and battle with him in a court. It’s obvious the 85-year-old was afraid of ruining his family, but didn’t he do it already when he slept with that mistress?

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