Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin

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Prince Konstantin-Assen
Prince of Vidin
Spouse María García de la Rasilla y Gortázar
Issue Prince Umberto
Princess Sofiía
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Simeon II of Bulgaria
Mother Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela
Born (1967-12-05) 5 December 1967 (age 46)
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bulgaria

HM The Tsar
HM The Tsaritsa


HRH The Princess of Kohary

Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, Duke of Saxony[1] (born 5 December 1967) is the fourth son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela. He is known also as Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Konstantin-Assen of Vidin, the latter being the title of the fourth son of Bulgarian kings. He was born in Madrid. Simeon II was exiled as a child when Bulgaria ceased to be a monarchy, so Simeon's wife and children never received any royal titles from Bulgaria.

Education and career[edit]

Prince Konstantin-Assen studied business in Spain before gaining a Masters degree from Columbia University, United States. Currently he is the Rothschild Bank Director for Spain.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

In Madrid on 7 July 1994 Konstantin-Assen married doña María García de la Rasilla y Gortázar, daughter of Álvaro García de la Rasilla y Pineda and his wife María de Gortázar e Ybarra, daughter of Manuel María de Gortázar y Landecho, 9th Count of Superunda (see below for more ancestry details). Through her mother, the Princess of Vidin has considerable Basque ancestry.

They have twins:

  • HRH Prince Umberto Vidinski of Bulgaria, born 20 November 1999
  • HRH Princess Sofia Vidinska of Bulgaria, born 20 November 1999

The Prince of Vidin is the godfather of Infanta Sofía of Spain, the younger daughter of King Felipe VI of Spain. The King of Spain is in turn the godfather to Konstantin's own daughter, Sofia, along with her maternal grandmother Maria Gortazar Ybarra. Prince Umberto's godparents are Ramon Ros Bigeriego and his grandmother Queen Margarita.[3]

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HRH PRINCE KONSTANTIN-ASSEN OF VIDIN". Official website of King Simeon II. 
  2. ^ "HRH PRINCE KONSTANTIN-ASSEN OF VIDIN". Official website of King Simeon II. 
  3. ^ "Royal godparents and godchildren". 
Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 5 December 1967
Bulgarian royalty
Preceded by
Prince Tirso of Bulgaria
Line of succession to the Bulgarian Throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Prince Umberto of Bulgaria
Line of succession to the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Throne
19th position