Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte

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Prince Kubrat
Prince of Panagyurishte (more)
Spouse Carla María de la Soledad Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu
Issue Prince Mirko
Prince Lukás
Prince Tirso
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Simeon II of Bulgaria
Mother Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela
Born (1965-11-05) 5 November 1965 (age 49)
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bulgaria

HM The Tsar
HM The Tsaritsa

HRH The Princess of Koháry

Styles of
The Prince of Panagyurishte
Coat of arms of Bulgaria (1927-1946).svg
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, Duke of Saxony[1] (born 5 November 1965, Madrid, Spain), known with his civilian name as Kubrat de Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha y Gómez-Acebo (in Spain) or Kubrat Sakskoburggotski (in Bulgaria), is a Spanish surgeon and member of the former Bulgarian Royal Family. He is the third son of the exiled Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela. 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]

After completing his primary and secondary education at the Lycée Français in Madrid, Prince Kubrat studied between 1984 and 1990 at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, where he obtained a Licentiate Magna Cum Laude in Medicine and Surgery. After his graduation, he worked for five years as a resident physician at Puerta de Hierro Clinic in Madrid, where he made his expertise as a general surgeon. Subsequently he worked for a year at the St. Mark's Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital and further specialized as a surgeon in proctology. Prince Kubrat worked between 1997 and 2003 as a colorectal surgeon at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid and was in charge of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit. Since September 2003, he became Head of the Colorectal Unit at the San Camillo Hospital in Madrid, where he also acts as Director of the Team Care Management since June 2006. He was director of Shared Medical Systems between 1999 and 2000, and is currently also part of the advisory board of Tokuda Hospital (Sofia, Bulgaria) and a Consultant for Mensor Health Care, S.L in Madrid.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Prince Kubrat married on 2 July 1993 at the Monastery of la Encarnación, Madrid with Doña Carla María de la Soledad Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu, daughter of Jaime Royo-Villanova y Paya and wife María del Carmen Urrestarazu y Ozueta. Together they have three sons:

  • HRH Prince Mirko Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria, born 26 April 1995 in Madrid.
  • HRH Prince Lukás Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria, born 15 July 1997 in Madrid.
  • HRH Prince Tirso Panagiurishtski of Bulgaria, born 3 June 2002 in Madrid.

He is the godfather of Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, who is the son of the Duchess and Duke of Palma.

Titles, styles and honours[edit]

Titles and style[edit]

  • His Royal Highness Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, Prince of Bulgaria,[3] Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony[1] (since his birth in 1965)
    • Kubrat Sajonia-Coburgo (his civilian name in Spain)
    • Kubrat Sakskoburggotski (his name used in Bulgaria)

Kubrat is shortly styled as HRH The Prince of Panagyurishte.




  1. ^ a b Biography HRH Prince Kubrat of Panagyurishte – Official website of H.M. King Simeon II
  2. ^ Doctor Sajonia-Coburgo – The medical website of the prince
  3. ^ Profile Kubrat of Bulgaria, Prince of Bulgaria – website thePeerage.com
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Margarita Gomez-Acebo and her son Kubrat, members of the Order of Malta – Spanish News website Que.es (in Spanish)
Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 5 November 1965
Bulgarian royalty
New title Prince of Panagyurishte
Preceded by
Prince Tassilo of Bulgaria
Line of succession to the Bulgarian throne
6th position
Succeeded by
Prince Mirko of Bulgaria