Coburg-Gotha, Simeon Saxe (1937–)

Simeon II was the Bulgarian monarch from 1943 to 1946. Also known as Simeon Borisov Sakskoburggotski, he served as prime minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005 and is leader of the party National Movement for Simeon the Second.

Simeon II was heir to the crown of Tsar Boris III (1894–1943) and Tsarina Giovanna (1907–2000), daughter of the Italian King Victor Emmanuel III (1869–1947). On his father's side he is a descendent of the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha line. He was the last Tsar of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom, which, because of his young age, was ruled on his behalf by a Regency Council. After the monarchy was abolished by the 1946 Referendum (its validity is still being disputed), the royal family was expelled from the country ...

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