Friday, January 13, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria

Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria was born 13 January 1933 as the daughter of Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria and Tsaritsa Ionna of Bulgaria {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, and nieces and nephews{Source}:


  1. Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria (1937)
    1. Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela (1935, m. 1962)
      1. Kardam, Prince of Turnovo (1962–2015)
        1.  Doña  Miriam de Ungría y López (m. 1996-2015, his death)
          1. Prince Boris of Bulgaria, Prince of Tarnovo, Duke of Saxony (1997)
          2. Prince Beltrán Tarnovski of Bulgaria (1999)
      2. Kyril, Prince of Preslav (1964)
        1. Doña Miriam Ungría y López  (m. 1989)
          1. Princess Mafalda-Cecilia Preslavska of Bulgaria (1994)
          2. Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria (1995)
          3. Prince Tassilo Preslavski of Bulgaria (2002)
      3. Kubrat, Prince of Panagiurishte (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. Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin (1967)
        1.  Doña María García de la Rasilla y Gortázar (m. 1994)
          1. Prince Umberto Vidinski of Bulgaria (1999)
          2. Princess Sofia Vidinska of Bulgaria (1999)
      5. Princess Kalina of Bulgaria (1972)
        1. Don Antonio José "Kitín" Muñoz y Valcárcel (m. 2002)
          1. Master Simeon Hassan Muñoz (2007)
The monarchy was abolished during her time, and she, her mother and brother fled to Egypt and Spain, where she grew up. 

In 1957, she married Prince Karl of Leiningen. Together they have the following children, children-in-law and grandchildren{Source}: 

  1. Prince Karl Boris Frank Markwart of Leiningen (1960)
    1. Millena Manov (1962-2015, m. 1987-1996, div)
      1. Prince Nicholas of Leiningen (1991)
    2. Cheryl Riegler (1962, m. 1998)
      1. Prince Karl Heinrich of Leiningen (2001)
      2. Princess Juliana Elizabeth Maria of Leiningen (2003)
  2. Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen (1963)
    1. Deborah Cully (m. 1987)
      1. Princess Tatiana of Leiningen (1989)
      2. Princess Nadia of Leiningen (1991)
      3. Princess Alexandra of Leiningen (1997)


Princess Marie Louise and Prince Karl were later divorced. After the divorce, she and her children moved to the United States.

In 1969, she married a second time, to Bronislaw Tomasz Andrezej Chrobok (1933) {Source}. They reside in the United States. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law, and grandchildren{Source}: 
  1. Princess Alexandra Nadejda Maria Chrobok of Koháry ( 1970)
    1. Jorge Champalimaud Raposo de Magalhães (1970, m. 2001)
      1. Prince Luís de Magalhãesof Koháry (2003)
      2. Giovanna de Magalhães, Prinzessin von Koháry (2006)
      3. Clémentine de Magalhães, Prinzessin von Koháry (2010)
  2. Prince Pawel Alastair Antoni Chrobok of Koháry (1972)
    1. Ariana Oliver Mas (m.2014?)
      1. Maya Chrobok, Prinzessin von Kohary (2015)
In 2012, her brother granted her and her children of her second marriage the title Prince/ss of Koháry {Source}. The children of her first marriage were already titled from their paternal relations.

Princess Marie-Louise serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Bulgaria {Source}. During the 2012 commencement ceremony at the American University of Bulgaria, she received an honoary doctorate degree in Humane Letters {Source}. 

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