No longer call her Delphine Boël but Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. The illegitimate daughter of Albert II of Belgium won her case: “the court confirms in particular that King Albert II is her father and that she will henceforth bear the patronymic name of Saxe-Coburg. Its other demands aim at that she is treated on the same footing as her brothers and sister were also satisfied. She welcomes this decision which brings to an end a long process, painful for her and her family. A judicial victory will never replace the love of a father, but offers a feeling of justice, further reinforced by the fact that many children who have gone through the same ordeals will find there the strength to face them “declared his lawyer in a press release taken up by the magazine Point de vue.
Statements immediately confirmed by the main interested party: “When the justice gave me reason, it really relieved me because it means that all these years it was true, it was for good reasons. ‘proved right so I will be the same, but inside of me, I will feel much better, much happier, free, “said Delphine Boël during a press conference on Monday, October 5th.
She will not be able to accede to the throne but will have her share of the inheritance
Henceforth, Delphine Boël is therefore Princess of Belgium and Royal Highness as are her two children, Joséphine and Oscar. The only difference with the legitimate children of Albert II of Belgium, Princess Delphine will not be able to accede to the throne (she does not enter the order of succession) and she is not entitled to an endowment. “Delphine does not intend to give up her profession as an artist to put herself at the service of the Crown, which is what prevents her from requesting an endowment and entering the line of succession to the throne, where she would be very far anyway “specifies her lawyer before adding” (her) title of princess has value in her eyes only because it proves that she is not considered as a child of Albert II at a discount. She is happy that her existence is fully recognized and intends not to mix genres, not to use her title for personal purposes. She signs her works Delphine and nothing will change. Her first name is enough for her “.
The life of Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha will however change on one point: she will be entitled to her share of inheritance. We are talking about millions of euros. Albert II’s lawyers have three months to appeal.
Delphine de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha © Photonews