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Claim on inheritance
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Most of the cases you cited don't involve kings, and don't seem to affect succession. However, money is always a potential complication. Occasionally, though, a royal bastard DOES try to press a claim on the throne -- such as the Duke of Monmouth, and with tragic consequences... Or Paul Lambrino, embroiled in a present-day feud among the Romanian royals. It would be interesting to find out what illegitimate sons Max of Bavaria is rumored to have fathered, and whether they attempted to make any dynastic noise.
I believe Albert II of the Belgians would count as the most recent -- and only reluctantly, after being ordered by the courts. Do you know of other in more recent history?
Pr. Albert of Monaco only recognized his illegitimate children after the death of Pr. Rainier.
Wether Pr. Rainier ignored their existence or forbade Albert of recognizing them, I guess we will never know.
Then there is that odd case of Pr. Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, who, from a benevolent sperm donor, was forced by the dutch courts to "welcome" a son he never choosed to have.
The father of Isabel Sartorius's daughter is often said to be Felipe VI.
There is that story of the 2 spanish (a woman and a man) who claim to be Juan Carlos' children.
"Uncle" Leandro de Borbon, although relatively accepted by the RF, was never recognized by Alfonso XIII.
The late duke of Aosta had a son and a daughter out of wedlock.
Prince Nicholas of Roumania also has a daughter out of wedlock, and apparently, that is the case with Pr.Peter of YU.
The second pair of twins of Pss Maria Pia of Savoy, although recognized by her husband, Pr. Alexander of YU, are supposed to have been fathered by Pr.Michel of B.Parma.
Pr. Bernhard of Lippe, pr.consorte of NL, had 2 daughters born out of wedlock who emmerged after his death.
Heinrich-Julius of Hannover, has a son born out of wedlock.
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