Apart from her father and mother's roles increasing to King and Queen, the talk of Albert's potential illegitimate daughter would have to have crossed the mind of Elisabeth and the other older grandchildren.
That revelation could be difficult for a kid to process.
If Albert and Paola were stressed or sad, that too would be obvious to the grandchildren.
Mathilde and Philippe slip nicely onto a stamp - like ducks to water.
There seems to be no pretense with Mathilde; she is naturally regal and considerate.
I hope there is still time to devote to her adorable family.