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Re: What relevance the mores of the 60s?
Double adultery had some impact on it as the child of a married woman is legally the child of her husband. It would have taken a court case proving that the baby was not the child of Sybille's husband to get his name of the birth certificate. That would have been a major scandal including a social stigma even if her father had been an ordinary man, let alone the first in line of succession.
By getting the style of HRH and title of princess of Belgium for herself and her two children there are now 3 more people who could cause scandals by using those titles so that means the monarch and the government will have to go in damage control mode. If the King of Sweden can strip his own beloved grandchildren of their HRH im fairly certain Philippe will have little trouble doing so with his halfsister and her children. Remember he has had to deal with one sibling who does not always understand how to act in his position and Delphine so far has displayed the kind of behaviour that will lead to more issues and neither Philippe nor Mathilde will stand for that. When the law that now gives Delipine and her kids the style and titles was introduced it was for the offspring of Albert, prince of Liege. A few years ago it was limited to children and grandchildren of the main line. I expect that will be followed up by limiting it even further. That might also impact the children of the kings full siblings but it would be in line with what we see happening in other monarchies. Shrinking the royal family or the royal house to a handful of people in the main line and leaving junior lines to fend for themselves in normal jobs. With the added bonus of being well connected and often well educated.
I really don't understand your point about double adultery etc. Yes, it would have been a scandal then but what is the relevance of that to the current legal situation?
How can this, trivial matter, have any effect on the Belgian monarchy? Surely not having a government for over 2 years is a great deal more important in Belgium.
I, for one, hope the matter is left to rest here, with no changes to laws regarding titles. That would be petty and undignified.
Steven just out of curiosity were you alive in the 1960's and 70's when Delphine was conceived and her parents had a relationship with each other while being married to each other?
Because what i read is someone bringing 2020 values and morals and applying them to the past. It also sounds like you have no clue about how things were at that time so before you pass judgement you might want to inform yourself a bit more.
According to posts on other boards
Oh yes, internet postings - the real judge & jury.
...Such a relief that the legal decision was not based on feedback from spiteful mind-readers with heads full of stereotypes. She fought her father's denial (He could have settled this whole matter when she was a baby) - and she won! Good for her, and I hope her financial gain is substantial.
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