|HRH Princess Delphine of Belgium
The Brussels Court of Appeals has handed down its verdict in the case of Delphine (formerly Boël) and her father King Albert II. As of today, Delphine’s surname is “van Saksen-Coburg/de Saxe-Cobourg” (of Saxe-Coburg). Furthermore, the court has found that she is entitled to the Belgian royal title and style; thus, as of today, she will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Delphine of Belgium. The children of Princess Delphine, Joséphine and Oscar O’Hare, have also gained the royal title and style through their descent from King Albert II. The three new members of the Belgian royal family are HRH Princess Delphine of Belgium, HRH Princess Joséphine of Belgium, and HRH Prince Oscar of Belgium. The princess and her children have not been given dynastic rights.
The attorney for Princess Delphine released this statement:
She is delighted with this court decision which ends a long process which is particularly painful for her and her family. A legal victory will never replace the love of a father but offers a feeling of justice, further reinforced by the fact that many children who have gone through the same ordeals will find the strength to face them.”