Delphine Bo'l is officially a princess of Belgium after 7 years of court proceedings

Published Oct 01 2020 at 8:50 PM GMT
  • uld have had to pay "5,000 ($5,586) per day if he didn't provide a sample for the test.
  • The test proved Princess Delphine's paternity after she started proceedings in 2013, and it led Albert to "accept" that she is his daughter, though she has publicly stated he is her father since 2005.
  • The 85-year-old king has three children with his wife, and his son King Philippe is the current reigning monarch of Belgium.  In September, Delphine petitioned the court of Brussels to grant her the royal title and privileges that Albert's other children have had their entire lives.
  • The court ruled in Delphine's favor on Thursday, making her an official princess.  The ruling makes Princess Delphine eligible for a royal inheritance when the King passes, and she and her two children are now able to change their last name to Saxe-Cobourg, which is King Albert's last name, as BBC reported.
  • Princess Delphine will not receive a royal endowment, though King Albert has to pay the legal fees she incurred during the lengthy court proceedings.  "A judicial victory will never replace a father's love, but it does offer a sense of justice," Marc Uyttendaele, one of Delphine's lawyers, said in a statement to BBC.



  • Published Oct 1, 2020 8:50 PM GMT