1 Love child at the centre of Belgium’s biggest royal scandal | 60 Minutes Australia
13 okt. 2020
Game of Thrones (2020) It took more than 50 years for Delphine Boël to be awarded her birthright: royal titles for herself and her children. In an extended interview with 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett, Delphine explains how she became the centre of Belgium’s biggest Royal scandal and the initial relationship she had with her father, King Albert, and her mother.
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2 How a teenage author broke the biggest ever Royal story | 60 Minutes Australia
12 okt. 2020
Game of Thrones (2020) At the age of 18 and while still at school , Mario Danneels charmed his way into the palace to write a biography on Queen Paola. The book he published included a single sentence about the existence of a royal loyal love child and he broke the biggest ever story out of the Belgian palace. For two decades, Mario has followed Delphine Boel’s story and tells 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett he considers her a “tremendous person and extraordinary Princess.”
4 King Albert II charged and fined (Belgium) – BBC News – 16th May 2019
17 mei 2019
5 Love-child of former Belgian king officially becomes a princess
2 okt. 2020
6 Belgium’s ‘Secret Princess’ meets with father in shock royal family reunion | 60 Minutes Australia
23 nov. 2020
7 Delphine Boel becomes Belgian Princess Delphine
10 okt. 2020
(5 Oct 2020) Delphine Boel has been acknowledged as Belgian Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg, after a two-decade royal paternity scandal.
Still, she said on Monday she’d still rather be considered an artist than a royal.
Last week, a Belgian court ruled in her favor and officially recognized here as the daughter of former King Albert II, something the aging monarch had fought tooth and nail to avoid ever since the paternity allegations became public.
For Delphine, she said going to court was all about getting family recognition and the love of a father who had always coldshouldered her.
The former king, whose son Philippe is the reigning monarch, could still make an ultimate legal appeal at the Court of Cassation, but Delphine said it would not go that far. “I think it is finished now.”
King Albert decided in January to no longer fight a claim that he is the father of Boel, after he finally agreed to have a DNA test and received the results.
Rumors about Albert and Boel’s mother, the aristocratic wife of a well-heeled industrialist, had been around for years.
But the news that the king might have had a child with her broke into the open when a biography of Albert’s wife, Queen Paola, was published in 1999.
Boel bears a striking resemblance to certain members of the royal family, including Albert II.
During her adult life she became a sculptor and her works are known for their colorful, quirky, and sometimes provocative style.
She said it will continue to define her.
“I am still going to be Delphine. I am not going to be hanging out in the streets saying, please call me princess,” she said, adding charity work could be an exception.
She said she didn’t know if the recognition would translate into warmer family bonds anytime soon.
“If you ask me whether I am expecting anything from the royal family, as I said, I am not expecting anything. I am just going to carry on with my work,” she said. “And however, if suddenly they show a sign of life, I would never put my back to them. That’s for sure.”
Her two children Josephine and Oscar will also be allowed to carry royal titles.
8 Belgian King Philippe meets half-sister Princess Delphine for the first time
16 okt. 2020
10 Delphine Boël – The King’s ILLEGITIMATE Daughter Wins His Money!
8 okt. 2020
11 – A 52 ans, la fille cachée du roi des Belges retrouve sa dignité
5 okt. 2020
11 okt. 2020
12 De minnaars van koningin Paola
29 jan. 2020
De minnaars van koningin Paola | Sky België Weather Bekend is dat koning Albert van België het niet zo nauw nam met de huwelijkstrouw: voorbeeld is dochter Delphine, de 51-jarige vocht jarenlang om erkenning, sinds gisteren heeft ze die eindelijk. Ook koningin Paola (82) zou echter nogal wat minnaars hebben versleten. Het Belgische magazine 'Dag Allemaal' boorde bronnen aan in de Brusselse beau monde, de politiek en de kunstwereld. En stelde zo een lijst samen met heren die voor de charmes van de… #Sky_België_Weather