Belgian Princess Delphine believes it is unfair that she is treated differently from her half-brother and sister, Prince Laurent and Princess Astrid. Delphine made the announcement in a letter from her lawyer to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, according to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, which said it was in possession of the letter.
The reason for the letter was said to be King’s Day in November, to which Delphine was not invited but Laurent and Astrid were. The rule is that only working members of the royal family are allowed to attend. That’s why Delphine wasn’t asked.
“My client has been concerned about her role at official events for months,” her lawyer says in the letter reported by Het Laatste Nieuws. Even when Delphine is invited, as on a Belgian national holiday, she feels that she is treated “differently” from Laurent and Astrid.
Delphine is said to have raised the issue twice with her half-brother, King Philippe, but he is said to have referred it to De Croo. In the letter, Delphine’s lawyer stressed the need to treat her like King Albert’s other children. Delphine is Albert’s illegitimate daughter.
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