“I unreservedly support the statement that the King and Princess Delphine have just published and I join in the spirit of this message”, said Friday King Albert II by statement, the day after the announcement of the meeting between his son, King Philippe, and his daughter, Princess Delphine.
“My wife and I are very happy with what has been achieved at the initiative of the King, the first signs of better days for all and in particular for Delphine”, continues the press release of the former sovereign.
King Philippe and Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg, recently recognized by the courts as the legitimate daughter of King Albert II, met for the first time last Friday at Laeken Castle, they both announced on Thursday via a press release. of the Royal Palace. The meeting was “warm”. “We had the opportunity to get to know each other during a long and rich exchange which allowed us to talk about our respective lives and our common interests. This bond will now develop in a family setting. “, add Philippe and Delphine.
In 1999, Delphine was presented as the illegitimate daughter of Albert II by some media. She subsequently declared that she was indeed the daughter of King Albert II with whom her mother, Sybille de Selys Longchamps, had an affair between 1966 and 1984. On October 1, the judgment of the Brussels Court of Appeal considered that Delphine Boël is indeed the legitimate daughter of King Albert II. She therefore became Princess of Belgium.