Bulgarian Church Recognises PM's Kingship

Politics | March 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00

Bulgarian Orthodox Church recognises Simeon Saxe-Coburg, who is currently a prime minister of the country, as king by origin and anoint, while his office as chief of government is by duty.

Speaking to bTV private channel, Russe Metropolitan Bishop Neofit reminded that Simeon had never officially announced he was abdicating.

Simeon Saxe-Coburg was crown prince at the age of nine when his family was expelled from the country by the post-WWII communist regime in 1948. They fled first to Egypt and then to Madrid in Spain where he received his education, got married and raised his five children.

In 2001 Simeon Saxe-Coburg returned to Bulgaria on the wings of landslide victory in general elections and since heads Bulgarian government.

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