Simeon Saxecoburggotski, formerly Simeon II, also known as Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or Simeon Coburgotski, (born June 16, 1937, Sofia, Bulg. Anton, both in modern-day Slovakia. KING SIMEON AND QUEEN MARGARITA ATTENDED THE OPENING OF AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BULGARIA AND SPAIN, TODAY, AT THE AGE OF 95, THE FIRST GRANDSON OF KING FERDINAND – HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF WÜRTTEMBERG, FERDINAND EUGEN ALBRECHT, MARIA JOSEF IVAN RILSKI, PHILIPP AUGUST CLEMENS, CARL ROBERT LUDWIG BORIS AND CYRIL FRANZ DE PAULA, THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR CHILDREN “ROYAL CUP 2020″ TOOK PLACE IN PAZARDZHIK UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, HM KING SIMEON AND QUEEN MARGARITA HOSTED A FASHION SHOW OF TRADITIONAL COSTUMES FROM 14 COUNTRIES, THE HISTORICAL ALBUMS “ALEXANDER I – THE PRINCE OF NEW BULGARIA” AND “A SHORT HISTORY OF SERBIAN-BULGARIAN WAR” OF DR. TOSHO PEYKOV WERE PRESENTED IN THE PARK OF VRANA PALACE. He used the title "Tsar of the Bulgarians" in his political statements during his exile. Simeon Borisov von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha[1] (Bulgarian: Симеон Борисов Сакскобургготски, Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, [simeˈɔn boˈrisof sakskoburˈgɔtski]; born 16 June 1937), known formerly or by courtesy as King Simeon II or Tsar Simeon II (Bulgarian: Цар Симеон II, [ˈt͡sar simeˈɔn ˈftɔri]), is a Bulgarian politician, who had served as the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, before later serving as Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005. They have twins, Umberto and Sofia. 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In July 1951, General Franco's dictatorship in Spain granted asylum to the family. In a statement published on its website on 1 May 2015, the Bulgarian Patriarchy announced that Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha will be referred to as king of Bulgaria in all public and private services held in the dioceses of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.[25]. On 16 June 1955, upon turning 18, in accordance with the Tarnovo Constitution Simeon II read his proclamation to the Bulgarian people as the Tsar of Bulgaria, confirming his will to be king of all Bulgarians and follow the principles of the Tarnovo Constitution and free Bulgaria. hm king simeon and queen margarita hosted a fashion show of traditional costumes from 14 countries. NMSP won a large victory in the parliamentary elections held on 17 June 2001, capturing 120 of the 240 seats in Parliament and defeating the two main pre-existing political parties. In June 2001, more than half a century after being driven into exile by communists, Bulgaria’s former King Simeon II made a dramatic comeback by winning the country’s parliamentary election. Shortly after, on 6 July, Simeon also resigned as NMSP leader. He was also an adviser in the banking, hotel, electronics, and catering sectors. His early attempts at forming an official government in exile did not come to fruition, however. In the autumn of 1912, King Ferdinand I took the command of the allied Balkan states against Turkey. The decision came at a time with rising support for a restoration of the monarchy. The couple have had five children – four sons (Kardam, Kiril, Kubrat and Konstantin) and a daughter, Kalina, all of whom subsequently married Spaniards. Once again in Spain (between 1959 and 1962), Simeon studied law and business administration.[9]. [5][6] Since Tsar Simeon was only six years old when he ascended the throne, his uncle Prince Kyril, Prime Minister Bogdan Filov, and Lt. General Nikola Mikhov of the Bulgarian Army were appointed regents. Their sufferings and sorrows gnawed at the heart of Bulgaria. [7], Under his father, Bulgaria had reluctantly joined the Axis powers in World War II but had managed to preserve diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Цар Симеон II | Новини -> Н. В. Цар Симеон ІІ бе удостоен с наградата на Паневропейския съюз за големия му принос за европейската интеграция на България", "Н.В. However, these monarchist sentiments gradually disappeared after his premiership and specifically during his coalition as a leader of NMSP with the ex-Communist Party, together with changing of generations; since by that time the majority of voters were born after the fall of the monarchy. ADDRESS OF HМ KING SIMEON II ON THE OCCASION OF SEPTEMBER 22 – DAY OF INDEPENDENCE OF BULGARIA, 23 March: Birthday of Prince Beltran Turnovski (1999), STATEMENT OF H.M. KING SIMEON II IN RESPONSE TO THE NUMEROUS INQUIERIES ABOUT HIS ABSENCE IN THE ACT OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE RESCUE OF THE BULGARIAN JEWS, Interview with HRH Prince Kyril, Prince of Preslav for “BGlobal” magazine. Byzantine still had to pay an annual tax to Bulgaria. He left Bulgaria without signing a formal instrument of abdication.