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 the Château de Laeken, they both announced Thursday via a press release from the Royal Palace. The meeting was “warm”. “We had the opportunity to get to know each other during a long and rich exchange that 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.