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Posted by Jane
on 12/9/2020, 18:25:23, in reply to "Delphine Boël
She has no business in being styled as a princess of Belgium, since she is not a legal daughter of a king -- like Anna of Saxony (1903-1976). Despite the fact that King Friedrich Augustus III was not likely her biological father, she was born in lawful wedlock. More importantly, he formally accepted and acknowledged her as his own child. That's what made her into an official royal; hence, the title Princess of Saxony and qualification of Royal Highness (interestingly enough, she still had plenty of blue blood through her mother).
By contrast, Lady Elizabeth Fitzclarence was only a biological, not legal, daughter of a king (William IV of Great Britain). He had sired 10 bastard children through his mistress Dorothy Bland (the actress known as "Mrs. Jordan"). After he succeeded to the British throne, he acknowledged paternity by conferring noble titles on them. But the only thing established was biological, not legal, paternity. As such, peerages were created for his sons (e.g. the Earl of Munster), and the daughters were styled only as daughters of a duke (i.e. Lady), not king (Princess).