For Belgium’s former King Albert II, the judicial battle over his fathering love-child is over. After the royal agreed to a DNA test, it showed he is the biological father of Mrs Delphine Boel, Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
The former king’s lawyers have issued the statement, which says that “scientific conclusions indicate that he is the biological father of Mrs. Delphine Boel.”
To end the Boel’s efforts to indicate her biological father, the former Belgian king agreed on a DNA test. The result was positive, artist and sculptor Delphine Boel is a biological daughter of ex-King Albert II. At last, the decades-old royal paternity scandal is over.
The royal acknowledgement immediately made the headlines in the evening newscasts across Belgium.
King Albert II abdicated in 2013 for health reasons. The royal said that even if there were judicial arguments left to pursue, legal paternity is not necessarily equal to biological fatherhood.
The former Belgian King Albert II made a hard decision
In fact, Boel’s mother was the aristocratic wife of a well-heeled industrialist, her affair with than-king wasn’t a secret. But the news that the monarch may have had a child with her broke into the open when a biography of Albert’s wife, Queen Paola, was published in 1999. For Albert, the love-child and an affair was a spot on his reputation.
In 2013, Mrs Boel, who bears a striking resemblance to some members of the royal family, opened court proceedings to prove that the ex-king Albert is her father.
Boel has always said that she brought the paternity case due to anger since she was being cold-shouldered by the royal family.