His Royal Highness Prince Kyril of Preslav was born on July 11th, 1964, in Madrid. He is the second next son of King Simeon and Queen Margarita. He was baptized in the Orthodox faith by the name of his uncle of blessed memory, Prince-Regent Kyril of Preslav (1895-1945). In the spirit of the established dynastic traditions, in addition to the old-throne title of Prince of Preslav, he also received the family titles of Prince Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Saxony.
He took a peculiar interest in mathematics and physics from an early age, as a result of which he graduated first from his class in the mathematical section of the Lycée Français in the capital city of Spain. Later, he entered Princeton University and graduated cum Laude in Theoretical and Quantum Physics.
On graduating, Prince Kyril began his career in finance at a moment when scholarly majored persons were invited for the first time to the financial institutions to implement mathematical models of determining the market opportunities.
After working for several years in New York, in 1989, he moved to the London office of the company he worked for, which coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the early 1990s, the British capital city became the center of a growing community of young Bulgarians who came to study and later work in the City of London. After meeting some of them, during academic interviews, Prince Kyril established good friendly relations with Bulgarians of his age who had grown up during the years of the communist regime in Bulgaria.
In 1992, Prince Kyril was for the first time invited to attend an event at the Bulgarian Embassy in London. It was a serious and important step, which can hardly be assumed only a few years earlier, and which allowed the Prince to establish closer relations with the Bulgarian community.
In 1997, in collaboration with some Bulgarian professionals in the City of London, Prince Kyril became one of the founders of the Bulgarian City Club, the first to bring together established Eastern European professionals in London. It helped the Prince to expand his contacts with hundreds of Bulgarians, to be directly involved in the life of the Bulgarian colony, and to exert efforts and support it through his opportunities and relationships.
In the same year, Prince Kyril visited Bulgaria for the first time, at the invitation of the President of the Republic Petar Stoyanov (1996-2001). Then, driven by a desire to dedicate himself to his Father’s homeland and the Bulgarian cause, the Prince agreed to become an economic adviser to the President of Bulgaria and made significant efforts to implement the necessary economic reforms and the privatization program. The involvement of the Prince as an adviser to the Bulgarian head of state was an essential step for bringing the relations between the Bulgarian Royal Family and the Republic to normal.
Since then, Prince Kyril has continued his active and constant engagement with the Bulgarian community in London. He directly participates in some events that raise the image of Bulgaria in the United Kingdom and promote Bulgarian business and entrepreneurship. These events include trade shows such as, for instance, the Olimpia Wine Fair. At the same time, he actively supports and takes part in Bulgarian cultural events as the brilliant performance of the Boris III drama at the Vault Festival and numerous Bulgarian charity initiatives such as Friends of Bulgaria and Stoyan Kambarev Foundation.
Prince Kyril is a member of the Board of Trustees of King Boris and Queen Giovanna Fund as a representative of the Royal Family and, in compliance with the Statutes, he chairs the meetings.
The Prince is a holder of the Grand Cross of the St. Alexander Royal Order.