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Offline IvanVII

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Re: King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium
« Reply #120 on: October 02, 2020, 08:09:07 PM »
Interesting, because normally only legitimate children inherit titles. There have been centuries of illegitimate children that had no natural rights to titles throughout every realm. Although many were recognized and maybe given a lesser noble title.

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Re: King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium
« Reply #121 on: October 03, 2020, 06:23:23 AM »
Wow, I didn't even know any of this in the first place. The three inherit titles but are not in line to the succession, it seems, although if they were they would be after his older children and grandchildren and so it would have been pointless to put them in anyway, as it would have been unlikely they would even inherit.

I think this is one of the only instances a claim to royal paternity has been confirmed with DNA to be true. And who would have thought it would be an 18 year old schoolboy who would start this whole thing!
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Re: King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium
« Reply #122 on: October 15, 2020, 05:24:28 PM »
King Philippe and Princess Delphine:

https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot.com/2020/10/king-philippe-of-belgians-meets-his.html

It was their first (un)official meeting.

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Re: King Albert II & Queen Paola of Belgium
« Reply #123 on: October 17, 2020, 02:55:16 AM »
And a statement of King Albert II:

https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot.com/2020/10/king-albert-ii-reacts-to-meeting.html

Nice to see them all getting together after so many years.