Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Delphine Boel vs King Albert II
Delphine Boel has returned to a Belgian court to begin the process to be recognized as trhe natural daughter of King Albert II.
This will be a two step process, at the least. The first part of her application will focus on the status of her legal father, Jacques Boel. A DNA test has proven that he is not Delphine's biological father, and Boel has not disputed the test. As it is impossible to have two biological fathers, the judge is expected to grant Delphine's request to remove Jacques Boel's legal status. If the court accepts Jacques Boel's DNA and his official acceptance that he is not Delphine's natural father,
Should the judge grant this request, Delphine is expected to pursue the second step, which will be to request that King Albert II, father of the present King Philippe, take a DNA test, to prove or disprove his paternity. Another scenario would be for the court to set aside Boel's paternity and ask the former to take a DNA test to dispel any doubts.
Miss Boel ,49, claims to be the daughter of King Albert by his long time mistress, Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps.
Responding to the summons to court, Albert's lawyer said "We will plead our case." The King did not attend the proceedings.
A judgment is expected before Easter.