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Re: Delphine princess of Belgium
What legal reasoning did the court actually use to arrive at this conclusion? This petition and its acceptance seem to paint an image of Delphine as a nasty, vindictive person.
Im wondering how long that will last and if the government and court will alter the rules on who can be HRH prince(ss) of Belgium. Especially as her two children are also getting the titles it means they could cause issues in the future. God knows Prince Laurent's antics have put the monarchy through enough so i doubt they will want more people who could embarras the king.
I would not be surprised to find that the title of prince(ss) of Belgium will be limited within a year or two and that the limitations might actually also count for the children of Philippe's siblings.
The children of Astrid have their father's title and the children of Laurent could use the titles of prince(ss) of Saxe-Coburg and duchess/duke of Saxony. As male line descendants of Leopold III they are entitled to do so. That would leave Josephine and Oscar with the surname of Belgium but no titles or royal styles.
If the royal title and style is limited to children of consented marriages than even Delphine will have to do with the of Belgium surname and she might try to claim the Coburg and Saxony titles but im not sure if Belgian noble laws limit titles to legitimate children and exclude extra-marital offspring. Otherwise that would be an option for her.
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