In a photo appear the former King Albert II and his wife, the Italian Paola, sitting in a small room next to Delphine, Alberto’s illegitimate daughter (84 years old), who only recognized when the Belgian Justice forced him to do so and after almost a decade of trials.
The press services of the Royal House of Belgium released on Tuesday a historical image taken on Sunday: the former King Albert II and his wife, the Italian Paola, sitting in a small room next to Delphine, Alberto’s illegitimate daughter (84 years old) who he only recognized when the Belgian Justice forced him to do so and after almost a decade of trials.
Delphine is now officially a princess of the Belgians and a member of the Rea Familyl. The newspaper The evening, the most influential in the country and always kind to the monarchy, titled: “At last, the circle closes.” The photo of Delphine, her father Alberto and her stepmother Paola, taken in the Belvédère palace, the residence of the former king and his wife, was the cover of all the country’s media.
Delphine, who was Boël and is now Saxe-Coburg – surname of the Belgian Royal Family, of German origin like so many others in Europe-, He had already met last October 15 with his half brother Felipe, king of the Belgians. After the meeting with Alberto and Paola, the three with Delphine signed a common statement.
In it, they assure that the meeting was held “so that each one could serenely and empathetically express their feelings and experiences” and that “after the tumults, injuries and suffering the time for forgiveness, healing and reconciliation is coming “. As Le Soir said on Wednesday, “how much suffering” to reach that moment so many years later.
The most popular flamenco newspaper The newspapaer he explained the meeting more sarcastically. After detailing who were all those who appeared in it referring to the photos and paintings that were seen on the walls, came to register with surprise the image of the old queen Paola, “who with her bag on her knees and her walking shoes seemed to have been invited at the last moment to this very particular meeting”.
Delphine Saxe-Coburg was born in 1968 as Delphine Boël from the adulterous relationship between Albert (who was then still Crown Prince) and Baroness Sybille de Sélys Longchamps, daughter of a family of the highest Belgian bourgeoisie. Boël is the surname of his mother’s husband, the man who served as a father for more than 40 years and who has already died after amassing a fortune.
When delphine was born Alberto already had three children: the current King Felipe (1960), his sister Astrid (1962) and his brother Lorenzo (1963). While Delphine was a teenager Alberto had some sporadic contact with her daughter. Over the years, the new princess of the Belgians became a man as an artist, mainly through her sculptural works and her digital performances.
After seven years of comings and goings through different courts in Brussels, the Belgian Justice He ended up forcing Alberto to take a paternity test. That test confirmed last January that Alberto was undoubtedly Delphine’s father. In October the Justice also decided that Delphine would be from now on “Royal Highness Delphine of Saxe-Coburg”, giving her her place within the Royal Family. Last Sunday’s photo closed a circle.