Bulgarian Royal Orders

Happy Birthday to Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria, who turns 81 today! As many other deposed Royal Families do, the Bulgarians continue to wear some orders that were awarded by the Monarch up to 1946, when the monarchy in Bulgaria was abolished. Today we take a look at the ones we see the most!

This article has been written by fellow Royal Watcher and a twitter friend, Gabriel Aquino, who has also written about the Dutch Royal OrdersSwedish Royal Orders, and Greek Royal Orders Continue reading

Bulgarian Royal Tiaras

Happy Birthday to Tsaritsa (Queen) Margarita of Bulgaria, who turns 82 today. The consort of the exiled Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, Queen Margarita is the daughter of Spanish aristocrats who were executed during the Spanish Civil War. She married Simeon in 1962, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and had five children. Simeon and Margarita finally returned to Bulgaria in 1996, and the former Tsar was even appointed Prime Minister from 2001 to 2005. Tsar Simeon and Tsaritsa Margarita currently reside in the grounds of his childhood home, Vrana Palace in Sofia. To celebrate her birthday, we will take a look at the tiaras worn by Tsaritsa Margarita. Continue reading