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King Albert II said on Monday that the DNA results show that he is indeed the biological father of Delphine BoŽl.
The press release states that "even if there are legal arguments and objections to justify the fact that legal paternity does not necessarily reflect biological paternity and that the procedure adopted appears to him to be questionable, King Albert decided not to raise them and put an end to this painful procedure in honor and dignity. "
It is also specified that "King Albert wishes to point out that, since the birth of Mrs. Delphine BoŽl, He has not been involved in any family, social or educational decision relating to Mrs. Delphine BoŽl and that He has always respected the bond that existed between Mrs. Delphine BoŽl and her legal father. More than forty years later, Mrs. Delphine BoŽl decided to end her legal and socio-emotional link with her father and to change family,
a long, painful procedure which proved judicially contradictory. This procedure did not respect the privacy of the parties. Respectful of the judicial institutions, King Albert for his part refrained from intervening in the debates out of the courtroom. That's why, He decided to react and explain his position in this matter. "
"He is devastaded"
Albert II has been involved in legal proceedings for recognition of paternity for more than five years. "He is devastated" said one of the king's advisers. "He suffers greatly from this procedure."
Last December, the Court of Cassation dismissed Albert IIís appeal against two judgments of the Brussels Court of Appeal which were favorable to the young woman. They therefore become final.