Another royal blind item:
This royal male has been seriously on edge as of late. A few years back he had a fling with a young American woman he met at a film festival. She got pregnant, and threatened to go to the press. He paid her off with a lump sum and told her to get an abortion and go back to America. He’s not as stupid as he seems, so he did demand proof for the abortion in the form of a receipt.
Whatever it was that she gave him, it was fake. She didn’t have an abortion. There’s a kid walking around who, apparently, looks a great deal like this man and his family. He just found out. The mother’s new husband wants to adopt the kid, and because the royal in question was listed on the birth certificate (without his knowledge) he needs to sign off on it. This creates a bit of a mess. On the one hand, he’d like to see the kid become legally someone else’s problem. On the other, he’s worried that by signing anything he’ll be acknowledging paternity and that this could all come out to the media.
The mother refuses to sign any kind of confidentiality agreement, but she says if he doesn’t sign away his rights she’ll go to the press with a nice story about a deadbeat dad who’s denying legal rights to the only father her child has ever known. She knows the man’s reputation, and she knows the press would be completely on her side. And even though he just found out about the kid, she’s been dropping hints to gossip columnists for years. Point is, he’s in a messy situation.
He just told his significant other about all of this, though he lied about the age of the child. You can guess why he might’ve done that. But she already knew everything, and she knows he’s lying about the age of the child.
She doesn’t really care; it’s not the first or last indiscretion he’s had. And she likes to keep him in the dark about how much she really knows.
-It’s not anyone from Britain.
-The mother is not famous, but she has connections. She’s not just some random cocktail waitress. Her connections, and not any kind of spying, are why the significant other knew about it.
-There have been other, completely unrelated, rumors about a lovechild conceived at the same time as this one.
-The royal babydaddy has already been contacted by an influential man he respects arguing that he needs to sign the paperwork.