Thursday, January 19, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, Duchess of Saxony

Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, Duchess of Saxony was born 19 January 1972 as the daughter of  Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife, Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law and nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Prince Kardam,  Prince of Tarnovo, Duke of Saxony (1962-2015)
    1. Miriam de Ungría y López (1963, m. 1996)
      1. Prince Boris Tarnovski of Bulgaria (1997)
      2. Prince Beltrán Tarnovski of Bulgaria (1999)
  2. Prince Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Duke of Saxony (1964)
    1. Doña María del Rosario Nadal y Fuster de Puigdórfila (m. 1989, sep 2009)
      1. Princess Mafalda-Cecilia Preslavska of Bulgaria (1994)
      2. Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria (1995)
      3. Prince Tassilo Preslavski of Bulgaria (2002)
  3. Prince Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, Duke of Saxony (1965)
    1. Doña Carla María de la Soledad Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu (m. 1993)
      1. Prince Mirko Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria (1995)
      2. Prince Lukás Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria (1997)
      3. Prince Tirso Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria (2002)
  4. Prince Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, Duke of Saxony (1967)
    1.  María García de la Rasilla y Gortázar (m. 1994)
      1. Prince Umberto of Bulgaria (1999)
      2. Princess Sofia of Bulgaria (1999)
Princess Kalina grew up in Spain. She was educated at Lycée Francais de Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French, German and some Bulgarian{Source}.  

On 26 October 2002, she married Antonio "Kitín" Muñoz y Valcárcel {Source}. Almost exactly four years later, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Simeon Hassan Muñoz was born 14 March 2007, and he was named for his grandfather and close family friend, King Hassan of Morrocco {Source}. 
Since 2015, she and her family have lived in Morocco{Source}.

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