Both children were afterwards legitimized by papal bulls.
His marriage with Mlle de Blois, the legitimized daughter of Louis XIV., won him the favour of the king.
Legalized the disputed marriage and legitimized Dom Diniz, the king's eldest son.
His sons were legitimized in January 1553.
The one was headed by his son Henry, prince of Wales, and his half-brothers John, Henry and Thomas Beaufort, the base-born but legitimized children of John of Gaunt.
These children could be legitimized by their father's acknowledgment before witnesses, and were often adopted.