Faced with an accusation from a Brazilian woman in her thirties claiming that he is the father of her daughter Celia, Prince Albert of Monaco has chosen a radical method: his diplomatic immunity.
The magazine Gala which returns to this legal quarrel which would be at the origin of the exile of Charlene of Monaco in South Africa, says a little more about this line of defense.
Out of the question for the sovereign of the Rock to embrace each other in this affair, perceived at the Palace as an attempted extortion of funds.
The counsel of Prince Albert of Monaco indeed affirms that the request for recognition of paternity against the sovereign is completely unfounded.
The hearing which was scheduled for last February before the Milan court has been adjourned. It was a month later that the mother of Jacques and Gabriella left the Rock to fly to South Africa to attend the funeral of King Zulu was she was close. It was no longer reviewed in principle.
In this case of recognition of paternity, Albert of Monaco brandished diplomatic immunity.
Concretely, he could not be compared before the judges and the Italian justice could declare itself incompetent in this case.
For the prince’s lawyer, recourse to this immunity aims to “ensure the continuity of power in Monaco”.