King Albert II

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.

For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

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.”

For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.

3 La cour ordonne au roi Albert II de se soumettre à un test ADN dans les trois mois

5 nov. 2018


4 King Albert II charged and fined (Belgium) – BBC News – 16th May 2019

17 mei 2019

Hearing is believing in this one. Former King Albert II of Belgium has refused to give a DNA sample to prove or disprove he is the father of a child born in the 1960s. The fine, €5,000 (euros) or £4,366 (pounds sterling) or $5,588 (USD), per day! 
Its the most read item on the BBC website today. 
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5 Love-child of former Belgian king officially becomes a princess

2 okt. 2020

The love child of the former King of Belgium has won a court battle that means she will now be entitled to be called a princess. King Albert admitted he was the father of Delphine Boël in January this year – having fought her paternity claim for more than a decade. The BBC’s Tim Allman explains.

6 Belgium’s ‘Secret Princess’ meets with father in shock royal family reunion | 60 Minutes Australia

23 nov. 2020

Game of Thrones (Update) (2020) Everyone knows royal scandals rarely end well. But on 60 MINUTES we have an unlikely exception. 
A few weeks ago, Liam Bartlett reported the dirty little secret of the Belgian royal family: that the former king, Albert the second, had had an 18-year affair and fathered a love child. His illegitimate daughter, Delphine Boel, kept quiet for years until she decided she had a right to be called a princess. When she took her case to court – and won – there was enormous embarrassment in the palace. But now in this intriguing game of thrones comes an unexpected rapprochement, and maybe even a fairytale ending.

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.

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8 Belgian King Philippe meets half-sister Princess Delphine for the first time

16 okt. 2020

Belgian King Philippe meets half-sister Princess Delphine for the first time
Belgium’s Princess Delphine finally met her half-brother King Philippe for the first time, following her successful legal battle to use a royal title. The siblings enjoyed a “warm encounter” last Friday, the royal family’s official Facebook account says. The princess, who is 52, spent years fighting to be recognised as a child of former King Albert. He admitted paternity in January. A court later granted her the same rights and titles as his children by marriage. The decision was announced on 1 October. A message issued by King Philippe and Princess Delphine said on Thursday they had met for the first time at the Castle of Laken the previous week. “This long and rich discussion gave us the opportunity to learn to know each other. We talked about our respective lives and areas of shared interest,” they said. “This bond will further develop within the family setting.” Delphine Boël, an artist, won her court case on 1 October. According to the ruling, she and her two children can now hold the surname of her father, Saxe-Cobourg. She will be entitled to receive an inheritance after Albert’s death, along with his three other children – Prince Laurent, Princess Astrid and King Philippe. Despite her new title, Princess Delphine will not receive any royal endowment. But Albert must pay nearly €3.4m (£3.1m) to cover her legal fees, according to local outlet De Standaard. Princess Delphine’s mother, Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps, says she had an 18-year affair with Albert before he was king. Rumours first emerged that he had fathered a child with another woman after it was disclosed in an unauthorised biography of Albert’s wife, Queen Paola, published in 1999. The princess first alleged on the record that King Albert was her biological father during a 2005 interview, but it was not until he abdicated in 2013 – when he lost his immunity to prosecution – that she opened court proceedings. The 86-year-old had resisted court orders to undergo DNA testing until he was facing fines of €5,000 per day for refusing to do so. In January, he announced that he accepted her as his fourth child after he had “learnt the results of the DNA tests”. Belgium has a constitutional monarchy in which the king plays a largely ceremonial role.

9 Belgium’s King meets Half-Sister for first time.

15 okt. 2020

Belgian king meets denied half-sister for first time

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10 Delphine Boël – The King’s ILLEGITIMATE Daughter Wins His Money!

8 okt. 2020

Delphine Boël has spent years in court trying to be acknowledged by the former King of Belgium, Albert II. Was a then-16 year old boy responsible for bringing the light to the scandal of the Belgian Royal family? What made the former King change his mind? What does this victory mean for Delphine and her family? And which other monarch’s have been in a similar situation as Albert II? #DelphineBoël #AlbertII #KingOfBelgium
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11 – A 52 ans, la fille cachée du roi des Belges retrouve sa dignité

5 okt. 2020

“La justice m’a fait naître comme j’aurais dû naître”, dit Delphine Boel peu après le jugement qui a donné raison à cette femme de 52 ans qui se présentait comme la fille illégitime du roi des Belges Albert II. La famille royale reste silencieuse. 

11 okt. 2020

Jean-Marc Morandini, et ces équipes vous proposent un numéro spéciale consacré à l’héritage de la couronne belge. En effet la fille cachée de l’ex-roi des Bleges vient d’être reconnue comme princesse par la justice.C’est une reconnaissance officielle de sa filiation, elle qui se bat depuis des années pour faire valider le fait qu’elle est bienla fille d’Albert II. Il a fallu un test ADN exigé par la justice pour prouver que Delphine Boël était bien née de la relation extra-conjugale de l’es-roi avec Sybille de Sélys Longchamps, alors qu’il était déjà marié avec la future reine Paola. Désormais Delphine Boël veut avoir exactement les même prérogatives, titres et qualités que ses deux frères le Roi Philippe, mais aussi Laurent et sa soeur Astrid. l’héritage est bouleversé… Mai quelles seront les conséquences d’une telle décision ? A combien s’élève l’héritage de la nouvelle princesse ? et que vaut vraiment l’héritage royal belge ?…

12 De minnaars van koningin Paola

29 jan. 2020

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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…


13 50 jaar huwelijk Albert en Paola kort overzicht

2 jul. 2009


14 Badass Grandpa Tokyo Drift!