Belgium’s King Albert II faces daily fine in paternity dispute

Former king is refusing to undergo DNA test to disprove woman’s claims he is her father

King Albert II, who abdicated from the Belgian throne six years ago, is to be fined €5,000 (£4,370) for every day that he refuses to undergo a DNA test to disprove claims he fathered a child during an extramarital affair in the 1960s.

An appeals court made the order after rejecting Albert’s attempts to delay giving a saliva sample, in the latest twist of a long-running paternity claim by a 50-year-old artist, Delphine Boël.

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Belgium’s King Albert II faces daily fine in paternity dispute