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Princess’s time as twinkle toes comes to an end

Delphine Boel

Princess Delphine of Belgium’s time on Dancing with the Stars has come to an end.

The Princess was voted off the show on Saturday evening, finishing in sixth place on the Flemish dancing show.

Belgian journalist Wim Dehandschutter first reported the news and spoke to Delphine after the results.

Delphine, who was interviewed in English, said she thought each week she would get voted off as her competitors were so good and she was so much older than them. She called herself a “complete beginner” in comparison to her competitors, adding that she hadn’t danced before the show.

About her time on the show, she said she was sad to get voted off, but she “really enjoyed it.”

“It’s really been a challenge, and it’s really been so interesting and pushing myself to really difficult physical and emotional challenges,” she added.

Her dancing partner, Sander Bos, said that he was “really really proud of what she’s done.”

Princess Delphine danced on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honour of 12-year-old Adam, who is recovering from leukaemia.

This week’s show had the contestants dancing with a family member – a rather difficult task for Delphine who is now a member of the Belgian Royal Family after a years-long battle to get King Albert to admit paternity. One of the judge’s joked with the Princess during the show, “The whole country wondered which family member you would bring with you.”

A DNA test proved King Albert was the father of Delphine in 2020. She was granted the title of Her Royal Highness Princess of Belgium after paternity was established, and her two children gained titles, as well. Neither Delphine nor her children are in the line of succession.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.