Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria

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Princess Marie Louise
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Princess Marie Louise in Bulgarian costume
Born (1932-01-13) 13 January 1932 (age 86)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Spouse Prince Karl of Leiningen
(m. 1957; div. 1968)

Bronislaw Chrobok
(m. 1969)
Issue Prince Boris
Prince Hermann Friedrich
Princess Alexandra
Prince Pawel
House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Boris III of Bulgaria
Mother Giovanna of Italy

Princess Maria Louise of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Княгиня Мария Луиза Българска; born 13 January 1932, Sofia) is the daughter of Tsar Boris III and Tsaritsa Ioanna and the older sister of Simeon II of Bulgaria. Her baptism in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church caused controversy at the time.[1]


After the abolition of the monarchy in 1946, Princess Maria Louise left the country with her mother and brother. They first lived in Egypt and then moved to Spain.[citation needed]

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married Prince Karl of Leiningen (1927 – 1990) in a civil ceremony on 14 February 1957 in Amorbach and in a religious ceremony on 20 February 1957 in Cannes. The couple had two sons:

Karl and Maria Luisa divorced on 4 December 1968.[citation needed]

On 16 November 1969, she married Bronislaw Tomasz Andrzej Chrobok[2] (born 27 August 1934 in Katowice, Poland), in Toronto, Canada. They currently live in New Jersey, United States and have a daughter and a son:

  • Princess Alexandra Nadejda Maria Chrobok of Koháry (born 14 September 1970) she married Jorge Champalimaud Raposo de Magalhães (born 16 September 1970) on 8 September 2001. They have three children:
    • Prince Luís de Magalhães of Koháry (2003)
    • Princess Giovanna de Magalhães of Koháry (27 November 2006)
    • Princess Clémentine de Magalhães of Koháry (2011)
  • Prince Pawel Alastair Antoni Chrobok of Koháry (born 3 May 1972) he married to Ariana Oliver Mas in 2014. They have two children:
    • Princess Maya Chrobok of Koháry (2015)
    • Prince Alexander Ferdinand Chrobok of Koháry (2017)

Princess of Koháry[edit]

The title "Princess of Koháry" was nominally ceded to Princess Maria-Louise and the children of her second marriage by her brother, the former Simeon II, King of Bulgaria, in 2012.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Princess Maria-Louise is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria.[4]

On May 13, 2012, at the 18th commencement ceremony, Princess Maria-Louise received an honorary doctoral degree in Humane Letters from the American University in Bulgaria [5]

In 2001, she visited and toured the church of St John of Rila the Wonderworker in Chicago's Portage Park community area.



  1. ^ News
  2. ^ "Bronislaw Tomasz Andrzej Chrobok, * 1933". Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  3. ^ Paul Theroff. "Bulgaria". Retrieved 2016-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
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