Babette has been shunned by other family members in recent years for flaunting her extreme wealth with designer clothes and cars - even making an appearance on Germany’s equivalent of Dancing With The Stars.
But now Cäcilie - known as Cilly - has gone one step further with her attempt to ban Babette and her children from any future role in the company.
She declared in her will: “With this document I undertake to ensure the preservation of the philosophy of our family, which is to serve the consortium Aldi Nord and to foster this, at the same time as setting aside self-interests and practising a modest and abstemious way of life.”
In the will, she also revealed that her son, Berthold - Babette’s husband - also shared her concerns over her wife and children.
‘Berthold himself said when he was alive that he had considerable doubts as to the suitability of his children to respect the life’s work of my husband who, with my support, built the consortium Aldi Nord, and to serve it with respect and with responsibility towards its thousands of employees,” she stated.
Cilly went on to say that the thought that her grandchildren might continue their lavish spending with more access to Aldi’s millions filled her “with deep sadness and concern”.
While the angry war rages on, Babette and her children have denied any wrongdoing.
Andreas Urban, the lawyer of Babette Albrecht and her children, said: “Piety and decency dictate that this will should not be publicly evaluated. The heirs of Berthold Albrecht have always been concerned since the death of their father, more than six years ago, for the welfare of Aldi Nord.
‘This can be deduced in particular from the considerable financial means which have flowed into the company from the Jakobus foundation as well as from the support for important corporate projects. The heirs of Berthold Albrecht therefore need not reproach themselves in any way.’