Society | August 24, 2002, Saturday // 00:00

Princess Kalina, daughter of Bulgaria's Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg, will go down the aisle to alter for Spanish sailor and adventurer Kitin Munoz. The VIP wedding is planned for end-Ocrtober in Bulgaria. The couple consider three different sites where the father of the bride-to-be has recovered inherited real estates after coming back from his Spanish exile. Kalina and Kitin will seek a place that is suitable for a garden party in case of good weather as well as for 400-guest indoors reception. The most probable location is the family residence in the mountain resort of Borovetz. Initially, the happy event was planned for September in Sofia but this coincided with the wedding of Spanish Prime Minister Aznar's daughter.

A catholic priest will probably conduct the ceremony as, unlike Bulgaria's orthodox prime minister, Kalina and her fiancee are both catholic. To avoid the paparazzi, the religious ceremony is planned in the family home. Top Bulgarian designers are eager to dress the VIP bride and groom for their very special day. Insiders reveal that Kalina considered a Bulgarian traditional-style gown. It is possible that the fashion-keen bride-to-be designs it by herself. She is famous with her rich Bulgarian embroidery and lace work collection.

Media frenzy will rage in Sofia when special guests arrive. Royal celebrities, grand-scale politicians and prominent people are expected at the aristocratic wedding.

Princess Kalina, was born on January 19th, 1972 in Madrid. The youngest of five, she is the only daughter of Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his wife Margarita. Kalina is regarded as the most modern of the European princesses, widely recognised for her unique style of dress and make-up. Like her brothers, Kalina studied at a French Lyceum. She speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian, German and Bulgarian, which she uses at home. Talented in painting and design, the princess wanted to be a fine arts dealer. Kalina devoted herself to the restoration of furniture, but she has also worked in the fashion world of London.

Kalina in a few words:

*She is vegetarian
*Belongs to an animal rights group
*She has a talent for painting and design
*She cut her hair to the zero for a promise
*She snubs modern fashion conventions
*She is part of the circle of friends of Prince Felipe and the Infantas of Spain
*She is independent and disciplined
*She likes to be original and different
*Her favorite sport is skiing

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