Stop the presses! We have a photo of Indonesian celebrity Jessica Iskander and Hereditary Count Ludwig von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee. I have no idea who took the photo. Copyright belongs to the photographer. I provide only the link. The tweeter writes: "why Ludwig as a father is vague and responsible?"
The legal papers make no reference to the baby. It is possible that Ludwig is providing for the child. We don't know this.
Jessica has avoided discussing the situation, apart from saying that when she feels bad, she sings. Cue "Whistle a Happy Tune!
The photo was tweeted to me and retweeted and retweeted by the legions of Jessica's fans. It is claimed that this proves they have a relationship. No one has ever said they did not know each other. We all have photos with people with know.
I have no idea who Jessica is (and I doubt she has the talent to make it in Hollywood), and the only reason I am interested in the story (and the only Westerner writing about it apparently because my blog is about royalty. The German media have largely ignored the story because Ludwig is not known there. Most Indonesians have not been able to grasp the fact that Ludwig is not really a hereditary count. Titles were abolished in 1919, and became one's surname. Thus, Ludwig is actually Mr. Ludwig Erbgraf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee. Titles are used socially in Germany, but are not legal titles.)