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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #120 on: February 26, 2007, 01:58:25 AM »
It will be the first Royal birth in 70 years in Bulgaria (the last being King Simeon,1937)as Princess Kalina has decided the baby will be born
at the Tokuda hospital,Sofia.

There's a date mentioned,march 12th,pointing at a ceasarian.
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #121 on: March 15, 2007, 01:22:12 AM »
Princess Kalina gave birth to a boy yesterday:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=77868

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #122 on: March 15, 2007, 03:11:05 PM »
Princess Kalina gave birth to a boy yesterday:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=77868

The newborn will be named after his maternal grandfather:Simeon.
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #123 on: April 03, 2007, 01:54:56 AM »
The full name of the baby is Simeon III Hassan Munoz Saxe-Coburg. Hassan is after the deceased King of Morocco who was a close friend of the baby's grandfather.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #124 on: June 17, 2007, 03:24:41 AM »
You can see it in the family picture of Simeon's kin on the occasion of his 70th birtday (Sofia, Saturday, June 16).
See http://news.ibox.bg/news/id_390105820.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #125 on: June 17, 2007, 04:29:25 AM »
Simeon III? That is a bit premature, is it not?
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #126 on: June 18, 2007, 06:37:45 AM »
Simeon III? That is a bit premature, is it not?

It is Robert.King Simeon II just celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday.

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=81927
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2008, 06:34:22 AM »
Hello

I'd like to know who are godparents of princes & princesses of Bulgaria, children & grandchildren of HM King Simeon II. I believe they must be very prestigious. Maybe their greek and spanish friends ?
Are grandchildren of HM the King of Bulgaria Royal Highnesses too?

I already know that Prince Umberto has HM Queen Margarita as  godmother whereas his twin sister Princess Sofia has HRH Prince of Asturias as godfather.

Someone knows?

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« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2008, 03:20:32 PM »
Are grandchildren of HM the King of Bulgaria Royal Highnesses too?

I already know that Prince Umberto has HM Queen Margarita as  godmother whereas his twin sister Princess Sofia has HRH Prince of Asturias as godfather.


According to Wikipedia:

*Konstantin-Assen's daughter Sofia has Prince of the Asturias as a godfather, and Infanta Sofia has Konstantin-Assen as her godfather.

*Kubrat is godfather to one of Infanta Christina's children.

*Kalina's son Simeon has Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark and King Mohammed VI of Morocco as godparents.

*With the obvious exception of Kalina's son, all of the grandchilden are listed as HRH.

*Obviously they are very close to the Spanish royal family.
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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #130 on: June 02, 2008, 01:43:21 AM »
Hi !

thanks :)

HRH Prince Kubrat was godfather of HRH Infanta Sofia
HRH Prince of Tirnovo is one of the godfathers of HRH Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece & Denmark  (Nettyroyal)
HRH Princess of Preslav is godmother of HH Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #131 on: July 02, 2008, 10:28:51 AM »
Hello,

I am new on this Board.

We do not know much about her except that she is a Spanish aristocrat. Does she speak Bulgarian? What has been her role in her husband's political career? Is she the patron of some charities in Bulgaria? Has she had a career of her own except being a full-time mother and wife of a prominent politician?

I read Crown of thorns by Groueff. King Boris' life was very tragic and fascinating.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #132 on: July 02, 2008, 12:59:56 PM »
Yolande, a picture of Margarita which was taken the day she was married to Simeon...



Funny enough: in Spain, the information and pics of their wedding were censored. The Franco´s Regime was not happy about the marriage of Margarita, catholic, with a king without throne who was ortodox.

Margarita was one year old when her parents were killed. Her father was son of a marquis and also a very wealthy man, with a good career as banker. Her mother was from aristocracy too. The couple was killed for spanish comunist, during the bloody years of the Civil War. With her brother, elder than herself, Margarita was raised by her grandmother. She received a good upbringing and education, but she was a young heiress and she needed not a career of her own...Later, she married Simeon, who was lucky enough to caught the eye of the perfect lady with a great amount of money ;) Margarita has been a traditional woman, supporting her husband and raising their children.

I don´t know if she speaks bulgarian now. When she was married to Simeon, it was out of question to learn bulgarian. They were settled in Spain and the Iron Curtain was a real thing, no one could imagine someday Bulgaria would become a democratic nation among all the democratics european nations...Simeon and Margarita agreed their sons didn´t need to learn bulgarian when they were children or young boys. Maybe right now they had learned bulgarian...specially the "heir of the dinasty" and, pretty sure, the only girl, who is daddy´s favourite. But I have my doubts about Margarita studying bulgarian language...

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #133 on: July 02, 2008, 10:47:18 PM »
Margarita does speak Bulgarian. I heard her answer a question by the Bulgarian press in 2001 on the eve of Simeon II election victory. The question was asked just once in Bulgarian and she replied as if she had spoken the language her whole life. The funny thing is that Margarita actually speaks better Bulgarian then Simeon II.

As far as the children goes I have read that Kyril and Kalina know Bulgarian. I read that during one of his trips to Bulgaria Kyril attended a forum where he did not use a translator. He was able to manage on his own. Kalina speak in Bulgarian to her son - Simeon Hassan. Kalina also offered to teach her husband Bulgarian, but he refused and said he would learn it on his own. I do not know about the other sons or their wives.

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Re: King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his family
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2008, 04:35:03 AM »
How interesting...Why was regime against this mariage?She was not from the royal family and luckily for her free to chose a husband...Why would regime want to control her?Any reason or did they have some other plans for her marriage?