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Odd Roundup: Belgian ex-king to pay paternity fines until a DNA test

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 17-05-2019 11:38 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 10:27 IST
Odd Roundup: Belgian ex-king to pay paternity fines until a DNA test
A judicial source said the 84-year-old King Albert II must pay the sum to Belgian artist Delphine Boel, 50, for every day he now fails to heed a court order made last year to provide a sample. Image Credit: Wikimedia

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Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines

A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter. A judicial source said the 84-year-old King Albert II must pay the sum to Belgian artist Delphine Boel, 50, for every day he now fails to heed a court order made last year to provide a sample. Albert, who abdicated six years ago in favour of his son Philippe, is challenging the ruling that he submit to testing.


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