Succession to the Bulgarian throne

The Bulgarian monarchy was abolished in 1946.[1] The last monarch to reign was Tsar Simeon II, who remains head of the former Bulgarian Royal Family.[2] The law of succession for the dynasty was constitutionally established as Salic primogeniture: only Orthodox males born of approved marriages and descended in the male-line from the first tsar (king) of the Saxe-Coburg line, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, by seniority of birth with provision for substitution were eligible to occupy Bulgaria's throne.[2]

After Simeon II's deposition those who meet the criteria of that order of succession are enumerated as follows:[2]

  • King Simeon II (born 1937)
    • Kardam, Prince of Tarnovo (1962–2015)[3]
    • (3) Kyril, Prince of Preslav (b. 1964)
      • (4) Prince Tassilo of Bulgaria (b. 2002)
    • (5) Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte (b. 1965)
      • (6) Prince Mirko of Bulgaria (b. 1995)
      • (7) Prince Lukás of Bulgaria (b. 1997)
      • (8) Prince Tirso of Bulgaria (b. 2002)
    • (9) Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin (b. 1967)
      • (10) Prince Umberto of Bulgaria (b. 1999)

Sources edit

  1. Béeche. Arturo E. The Coburgs of Europe. Eurohistory. 2013. pp. 292-294, 354-355. ISBN 978-0-9854603-3-4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. . Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery. Paris. 2002. pp. 328-329, 335-337, 340 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 El Mundo. Eduardo Verbo. 4 April 2015. Muere Kardam de Bulgaria, hijo del ex rey Simeón, a los 52 años. (Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2017.