H.R.H. Princess Maria-Luisa of Bulgaria


H.R.H. Princess Maria-Luisa of Bulgaria is the older sister of King Simeon II and daughter of King Boris III and Queen Giovanna. Princess Maria-Luisa left Bulgaria in 1946, with her mother and brother, after the Communist-staged referendum that abolished the monarchy and proclaimed the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. While in exile, Princess Maria-Luisa lived in Egypt, Spain, Canada, and since 1974 in the United States. She was the first of the royal family to revisit Bulgaria after the fall of communism. Extremely well respected among the Bulgarian émigré community in North America, Princess Maria- Luisa is involved in charity work in support of Bulgarian hospitals and Bulgarian art. Princess Maria-Luisa is fluent in Bulgarian, English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Mr. Bronislaw Chrobok, Princess Maria-Luisa’s husband, was born in Poland in 1933 and moved to England in 1940. He was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and the University of London. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 and subsequently moved to the New York area in 1974. His professional experience is in financial markets, most recently as a principal of Eurobrokers, an international money brokerage. In May 2012 Princess Maria-Luisa was awarded the degree Doctor Honoris Causa of AUBG.