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King Albert II after DNA test: “Delphine is my daughter”

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The Belgian king Albert II (85), after years of legal battle, admitted that Delphine Boël (51) is indeed his daughter, his lawyer announced today. Delphine previously filed a lawsuit to be recognized and in May DNA was taken from the Belgian monarch.

Alain Berenboom, the king’s lawyer, announced through an official announcement that King Albert II is actually the father of Delphine. “Even though there are legal arguments and objections that show that legal paternity is not necessarily a reflection of biological paternity and that the procedure followed can be disputed, King Albert has decided to put an end to this painful procedure in good conscience”, that’s the statement.

The artist Delphine Boël has been saying for years that Albert, the father of the current King Filip, is her biological father. She is a daughter of Sybille de Sélys-Longchamps, who had an affair with Albert in the sixties.

Delphine Boël first went to court in 2013 because she wanted to be recognized as the biological daughter of the retired monarch. A DNA sample was taken from the king in May 2019. This only happened after a penalty of 5000 euros was imposed on Albert per day that he would not donate DNA.

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