Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister.

Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, son of Princess Irene of The Netherlands, and Brigitte Klynstra. The parents never married and Klynstra decided to raise her son on her own. Although the duke always paid for his son’s upbringing and wanted to be in touch with Hugo, this only happened a few years ago.

If the Duke decides not to start a procedure of appeal, it is expected that Hugo will soon be officially HRH Prince Carlos Hugo Roderik Sybren de Bourbon de Parme. Although it is likely that Klynstra will be incorporated into  the Dutch nobility, he will not have any dynastic rights according to the house laws of the Bourbon-Parma family.


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