Thursday, May 16, 2019

King Albert ordered to pay 5000 Euros a day

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 Former King Albert II of the Belgians has been ordered to pay Delphine Boel 5000 Euros a day until he complies with the order to submit to a DNA test.

The 84-year-old Albert "must pay the sum to Belgian artists Delphine Boel, 50, for every day he now fails to heed a court order made last year to provide a sample."

Albert, who abdicated in favor of his son Philippe six years ago, has been fighting Boel's claim that he is her father for more than a decade.

Court-ordered DNA tests have already proved that Delphine is not the daughter of her legal father, Belgian industrialist Jacques Boel.

Delphine's mother, Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps, had a long term relationship with then Prince Albert, during her marriage to Boel.

Miss Boel's lawyer, Marc Uyttendaele,  issued a statement on her behalf.  "We do not need to know the results, but we do need to know that the information exists. Because, given the age of the protagonists and the length of the proceedings, no one can predict whether King Albert will still  be alive when the Court finally decides. So we have to keep proof. "

Alan Berenboom, who represents the king said: "But he has never been against the principle of a DNA test. He simply said that it is not the moment, because it is now of no use. Until there is a judgment before the Court of Cassation, Jacques Boël remains the father. I find this judgment unique, bizarre.,000-fine

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