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Julia 02-10-2005 04:54 PM

Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria & Maria Garcia de la Rasilla 1994
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Prince Konstantin-Assen married Maria Garcia de la Rasilla in 1994. Princess Maria was a lovely, lovely bride (rarely talked about). The lovely tiara she wears is the Diamond Ribbon Tiara....

Mandy 02-10-2005 11:16 PM

Thank you Julia. Such a lovely bride and a beautiful couple.

Julia 02-11-2005 12:28 AM

Your welcome, Mandy. They really are a beautiful couple, aren't they?

I also really like Princess Maria's bouquet; very fresh!

pdas1201 02-11-2005 08:03 PM

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Here are more pics...

1. Prince Konstantin entering the church with his mother, Queen Margarita.

2. Princess Maria Garcia walking to the church with her father, Alvaro Garcia de la Rasilla y Pineda.

pdas1201 02-11-2005 08:07 PM

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The newly married couple

From Corbis

pdas1201 02-11-2005 08:31 PM

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Guests (Feel free to point out the ones you know)

1. Prince Kubrat, Prince Kyril, King Simeon II of Bulgria, ??

2. ??

3. Prince Felipe of Spain with Queen Giovanna "Yoanna" Bulgaria

4. Queen Sofia of Spain with King Simeon II of Bulgaria

5. Queen Sofia, King Simeon II, Queen Margarita and ??

6. Queen Giovanna with Prince Kardam

10: Prince Felipe and Infanta Christina of Spain

pdas1201 02-11-2005 08:36 PM

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More guests

1. Prince Felipe with Queen Giovanna, Infanta Christina and Infanta Elena

2. ??

3. ??

4. ??

5. Prince Felipe and Queen Sofia of Spain

6. King Simeon II and ???

7. Infanta Elena, Infanta Christina and Queen Sofia of Spain with the groom, Prince Konstantin Assen

Victoria1999 02-12-2005 09:25 PM

I think this is not infanta Pilar. This is the queen-mother of Bulgaria. She is the mother of Simeon II. She is an Italian born princess who married the late King Boris III.

suturegeisha 02-12-2005 10:02 PM

Yeah, that appears to be Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria, not Infanta Pilar.

Victoria1999 02-12-2005 10:14 PM

In Bulgaria, we know her as Yoanna. I am not sure if this is the correct spelling.

Alexandria 02-12-2005 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by Victoria1999
In Bulgaria, we know her as Yoanna. I am not sure if this is the correct spelling.

Can I ask what "Yoanna" means in Bulgarian and why this term is used to refer to Prince Konstantin's wife?

Thanks for the pictures everyone; they are very lovely. Of all the women who have married into the Bulgarian royal family, I think Maria is the most beautiful. She has such beautiful bone structure and such radiant skin. (Miriam is my second favourite.)

Ennyllorac 02-12-2005 11:08 PM

I am assuming this wedding took place in Spain. Am I correct?

suturegeisha 02-13-2005 04:22 AM


Originally Posted by Alexandria
Can I ask what "Yoanna" means in Bulgarian and why this term is used to refer to Prince Konstantin's wife?

No, Victoria was talking about the woman in the pictures dressed in purple, who was mistaken for Infanta Pilar of Spain. It's actually Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria, and she was explaining that in Bulgaria HM is known as Queen Yoanna [which, I assume is the Bulgarian way of saying the Italian name Giovanna].

Alexandria 02-13-2005 08:19 AM

Ah, I see suturegeisha! Thanks for the explanation. I was so confused!

Victoria1999 02-13-2005 02:27 PM

When princess Giovanna married king Boris III of Bulgaria, she became a queen of Bulgaria and she needed a Bulgarian name. I guess, she picked Yoanna, which is closed to her real name.

All sons of Simeon and Margarita got married in Spain. Only Kalina's wedding was in Bulgaria. Kalina has always been attracted to everything Bulgarian.

pdas1201 02-13-2005 04:42 PM

Thank you very much, Victoria1999 and Suturegeisha for the information regarding Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria. I have acknowledged my mistake and corrected it above.

mtbcm 07-26-2005 07:16 AM

Hi, pdas! :)
May I?

I came to this thread to post more pictures related to this lovely wedding and I saw that some information was missing. So if you don't mind I'd like to help...

At your first message here are some of the "???"

1. The lady besides King Simeon is Princess Kalina of Bulgaria.
2. Parents and sisters of the bride.
5. again ;) Princess Kalina.

At your second message

2 - Dukes of Soria. Don Carlos Zurita, La Infanta Doña Margarita de Borbón and their sons Maria and Alfonso.
3 - Clotilde de Orleans and Edouard Crepy. (I am trying to find their marriage thread so I can post more pictures)
4 - Simoneta Gomez-Acebo (Juan Carlos' niece) and husband José Miguel Fernández-Sastrón.
6 - Arquiduchess Catalina de Habsburg, Princess Kalina and King Simeon.


The groom arriving with his mother

The bride arriving with her father

During the cerimony

Leaving the Church

mtbcm 07-26-2005 07:32 AM

Queen Sofia of Spain arriiving with Prince Felipe

Queen Sofia of Spain leaving the Church with King Simeon

Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina arriving with Princess Alexia of Greece

Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina leaving the Church

And the Infantas greeting the Bride

mtbcm 07-26-2005 07:46 AM

Pictures of Konstantin's family

King Simeon arriving at Church with Princess Kalina

A close-up of Princess Kalina

Kubrat of Bulgaria and his wife Carla Royo Villanova

Prince Kyril arriving with his parents in-law (Rosario Nadal didn't attend because she was in the end of her pregnancy)

King Simeon and Margarita of Bulgaria with two of their sons and their daughter

Infanta Cristina curtsying to King Simeon

Two proud and happy mothers

Alexandria 07-26-2005 08:58 AM

Thank you for all the great pictures mtbcm! They are great! :)


Originally Posted by mtbcm
Queen Sofia of Spain leaving the Church with King Simeon

Why did Queen Sofia leave the church with King Simeon? I gather that King Juan Carlos wasn't there, but why didn't she leave with Prince Felipe as she arrived with him?

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