The 52-year-old sculptor Boël launched a lawsuit in 2013 to have the previous king, who’s now 86 years outdated, acknowledged as her father. She claimed the king had an affair together with her mom, Sibylle de Selys Longchamps, leading to her start in 1968.
In January, he acknowledged he was certainly Boël’s organic father.
Boël will now change her final identify to that of her father “Saxe Cobourg.” Her youngsters may also turn out to be Princess and Prince of Belgium.
“She is delighted with this courtroom choice which places an finish to an extended process which is especially painful for her and her household,” Boël’s lawyer Yves-Henri Leleu stated in an announcement to CNN. “A authorized victory won’t ever exchange the love of a father however affords a way of justice,” he added.
Albert II married Paola Ruffo di Calabria, later Queen Paola of Belgium, in 1959 and have become king in 1993. In 2013, on the age of 79, Albert II abdicated the throne in favor of his son Philippe, citing considerations over his age and well being.
Rumors a few baby born from an extramarital affair started floating round only a few years after his ascension to the throne, fueled by allegations printed in a 1999 biography about Queen Paola.
The scandal, and Boel’s identify because the alleged baby, have been splashed throughout entrance pages of newspapers. She started talking overtly concerning the case to media within the following years, regardless of the king’s repeated denials of paternity.