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Old 02-01-2019, 02:15 PM
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What would be the practical effects of recognition in this case though ?

I suppose there would be financial implications with Delphine being able to claim part of Albertís inheritance, but, as Duc said, Delphine was probably better off as Jacques BoŽl Ďs heiress then Albertís.

As far as the line of succession is concerned, the constitution is very clear in limiting it to legitimate descendants , so I donít see Delphine getting anywhere close to the throne. And I donít see King Philippe issuing a royal decree either to make her a princess of Belgium (which wouldnít make sense anyway) or even only granting her a title in the Belgian nobility.

On a personal level, she wonít have a relationship with her biological father now, especially after dragging him to the courts as she did, and she seems to have burned the bridge to her adoptive father also.

So, other than getting revenge for her mom and winning bragging rights as a Kingís daughter, it doesnít seem to me that she gained much from her crusade for recognition and may even lose out, at least financially.
I have to say, I completely agree with you on this. I just don't see the necessity in dragging all this out. Just doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:51 PM
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I am quite sure he knew in November that he was going to take this route but waited until the last few days to announce, to make sure another 3 months passed to increase the chance that he will not be alive by the time all his options of avoiding the DNA-test are gone.

What is the timeline for a cassation case?
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Old 02-02-2019, 01:49 PM
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What the Belgian people says about King Albert and all this Paternity Case

Belgian people “very dissapointed” in King Albert II – Royal Central
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:10 PM
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I have to say, I completely agree with you on this. I just don't see the necessity in dragging all this out. Just doesn't make sense to me.
I suppose she might have an emotional/psychological need to be acknowledged as Albert's daughter. My brother has a son he refuses to acknowledge & when I met with the young man he said that's all he wants. Not money, not even a relationship, but just to be acknowledged as my brother's son. Unfortunately my brother is just as irresponsible as he was 20 years ago and refuses....
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:04 PM
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He'll keep delaying this over and over and over again and hope he'll pass away before the case is closed :( Probably encouraged to do so by Queen Paola :(

Had he knew that he isn't Delphine's father, he would have cooperated a long time ago to solve this...
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:17 PM
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He'll keep delaying this over and over and over again and hope he'll pass away before the case is closed :( Probably encouraged to do so by Queen Paola :(

Had he knew that he isn't Delphine's father, he would have cooperated a long time ago to solve this...

Delaying it could be worse as Delphine may demand a posthumous DNA exam (not sure if that is possible in Belgian law), or, even worse, Albert's descendants may be compelled by the courts to submit DNA samples. King Philippe is probably protected by his sovereign immunity, but that is not the case for his siblings.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:29 PM
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If the old codger wont do it! I am tempted to think the very gracious Princess Astrid WILL do the DNA test after the death of her father only for the sake of her fatherís line, not the monarchy.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:42 PM
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If the old codger wont do it! I am tempted to think the very gracious Princess Astrid WILL do the DNA test after the death of her father only for the sake of her fatherís line, not the monarchy.
I doubt Astrid would ever do such a thing, but I imagine Laurent would not mind at all!
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:58 PM
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He really is the worst. At this point, no self-respecting person would want to have anything to do with him, so it isn't like Delphine's going to ask to come over for dinner if the DNA tests show that he is her father.

And, I think we can all reasonably assume that he is. Were he not, you'd think that he'd have given up a sample right away just to throw it in her face.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:38 PM
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Delaying it could be worse as Delphine may demand a posthumous DNA exam (not sure if that is possible in Belgian law), or, even worse, Albert's descendants may be compelled by the courts to submit DNA samples. King Philippe is probably protected by his sovereign immunity, but that is not the case for his siblings.
Worse for his children yes but not for himself as he would be dead and won't have to take responsibility for anything. Because that's what it is about. Him not wanting to admit that his extra marital affair 50 years ago most likely resulted in a child. And he has shown over and over again that he don't care what his legacy will be as long as he don't have to take any responsibility for this mess...

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If the old codger wont do it! I am tempted to think the very gracious Princess Astrid WILL do the DNA test after the death of her father only for the sake of her father’s line, not the monarchy.
Delphine took King Albert, Philippe and Astrid to Court 6 years ago but nothing came out of it. Now Philippe is probably protected by being King. Strange that she didn't took Laurent because i think it's there she has her biggest chance...

I know there are also long-standing rumours that Laurent is Paolas son and not Alberts but honestly Laurent is the only one of their children who actually looks like Albert...
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:44 AM
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Hard week for our King Philippe !
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:19 PM
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The Brussels Court of Appeal has decided yesterday 14 February to postpone the hearing until 28 March

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