Friday, February 28, 2020

Bulgarian Royals Remember Queen Giovanna Twenty Years After Her Passing

King Simeon, Queen Margarita, Alexandra Chrobok, Jorge de Magalhães, and their children.
Photograph (c) HM King Simeon II of the Bulgarians
Members of the Bulgarian royal family recently gathered in Assisi, Italy, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the death of Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria.

Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria in 1937
Born a Princess of Savoy, Giovanna was a daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena of Italy. In 1930, Giovanna married King Boris III of Bulgaria, who died prematurely in 1943. The couple had two children: King Simeon II and Princess Marie Louise. Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria died in Portugal on 26 February 2000; she was ninety-two years-old.

Photograph (c) HM King Simeon II of the Bulgarians
On 26 February, King Simeon and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria were joined at Assisi by the king's niece Alexandra Chrobok, Alexandra's husband Jorge de Magalhães, and their three children.


  1. The photo is taken in front of the Basica of San Francesco in Assisi. It is good that they remember this noble queen. Best wishes to the Royal Family and a prompt return of the Kingdom of Bulgaria !