By Tamsin Brown • 19 March 2022 • 15:06
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A court is set to finally determine whether a resident of Malaga is truly the son of a prince of Bavaria.
A resident of Malaga will finally know whether he is the son of Ferdinand of Bavaria, prince of the Bavarian dynasty who died in 1999, as a court has agreed to open a trial in which paternity tests will be used to confirm the man’s heritage.
The man, in his fifties, has made the claims since 2017, and the hearing has been set for next May. According to the plaintiff’s lawyer, Fernando Osuna, from Seville, this process will be unlike others of a similar nature as his client’s DNA cannot be directly compared with that of his alleged father, whose body has been cremated. However, several of the prince’s relatives are buried in the Madrid cemetery of La Almudena, and the remains of the aristocrat’s grandfather and uncle are to be exhumed for the tests.
The man believes that he is the son of the prince a woman who worked for the family as a servant. The evidence provided by the lawyer includes the testimonies of several people who claim that the woman had a relationship with the nobleman, as well as the fact that the claimant has a very distinctive mole that is shared by several other members of the Bavarian family.
The plaintiff was placed in an orphanage when he was very young when his mother died. He stated in the lawsuit that his mother was fired from her job when she fell pregnant and that he ended up being adopted by a family from Seville.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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