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Princess Mafalda of Bulgaria to marry British financier Marc Abousleiman

A popstar princess is set to marry her financial beau in Spain tomorrow.

New York-based ‘swan of modern society’ and singer-songwriter Princess Mafalda of Bulgaria, 27, will exchange vows with dashing Lebanese-born British financier Marc Abousleiman in her mother’s hometown , Palma, Majorca.

The couple met at school in London but struck up a romantic relationship while studying in Boston.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kyril, Prince of Preslav, who attended Prince Philip’s service of thanksgiving, and granddaughter of King Simeon II, also known as Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria and later served as Prime Minister.

Bride-to-be: New York-based Princess Mafalda of Bulgaria, 27, a ‘swan of modern society’ and singer-songwriter, will exchange vows with dashing Lebanese-born British financier Marc Abousleiman in the hometown from his mother, Palma, Majorca

Low-key: The couple, pictured, met at school in London but struck up a romantic relationship in Boston  They prefer to keep their relationship off Instagram and out of the spotlight

Low-key: The couple, pictured, met at school in London but struck up a romantic relationship in Boston They prefer to keep their relationship off Instagram and out of the spotlight

Glamorous friends: Those in attendance could include Mafalda's glamorous friend Princess Olympia of Greece, pictured together, and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

Glamorous friends: Those in attendance could include Mafalda’s glamorous friend Princess Olympia of Greece, pictured together, and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark

Jet-setter: Mafalda's mother is Valentino's former muse, Rosario Nadal, who now works as an art director.  Kryil and Rosario, who have been separated since 2009, rubbed shoulders with Diana aboard Valentino's yacht in the 90s. Pictured, Kyril and Diana with the designer

Jet-setter: Mafalda’s mother is Valentino’s former muse, Rosario Nadal, who now works as an art director. Kryil and Rosario, who have been separated since 2009, rubbed shoulders with Diana aboard Valentino’s yacht in the 90s. Pictured, Kyril and Diana with the designer

His mother is the former muse of Valentino Rosario Nadal, who now works as an artistic director and consultant.

Kryil and Rosario, separated since 2009, rubbed shoulders with Diana aboard Valentino’s yacht in the 90s.

Well-heeled family and friends have already arrived on the Spanish holiday island ahead of the nuptials.

In a rare interview, Mafalda said the planning for the big day was going “very well” and the family were “very happy and looking forward” to welcoming Marc into the family.

It will be, according to Point de Vue, “intimate, and not with great fanfare, just music and a lot of love”.

Those in attendance could include Mafalda’s glamorous friend, Princess Olympia of Greece, and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, at whose wedding Mafalda was bridesmaid.

Family: Mafalda was born and raised in London alongside siblings Olimpia, 26, and Tassilo, 20, before moving to the US for college.  Pictured is Mafalda, right, with her parents and sister Olimpia in Ibiza in 2000

Family: Mafalda was born and raised in London alongside siblings Olimpia, 26, and Tassilo, 20, before moving to the US for college. Pictured is Mafalda, right, with her parents and sister Olimpia in Ibiza in 2000

Wedding bells: In a rare interview, Mafalda, pictured, said planning for the big day was happening

Wedding bells: In a rare interview, Mafalda, pictured, said planning for the big day was going ‘very well’ and the family were ‘very happy and looking forward’ to welcoming Marc into the family

Talented: Mafalda, pictured on holiday, enrolled at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where Marc lived while finishing his studies at Harvard

Talented: Mafalda, pictured on holiday, enrolled at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where Marc lived while finishing his studies at Harvard

Mafalda was born and raised in London alongside her siblings Olimpia, 26, and Tassilo, 20, before moving to the United States for college.

She enrolled at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where Marc was living while he was finishing his studies at Harvard. He now works for the American company Further Global Capital Management.

The singer released her first single, Don’t Let Go, in 2015 while still a student, which she followed up two years later with an EP, Daisy Chain, although she has yet to write. of hits.

Through her family connections, Mafalda was invited to present a Valentino fashion show in Athens in 2016. She also performed at New York Fashion week.

Booming: The singer released her debut single, Don't Let Go, in 2015 while still a student, which she followed up two years later with an EP, Daisy Chain, despite not has not yet written success.

Booming: The singer released her debut single, Don’t Let Go, in 2015 while still a student, which she followed up two years later with an EP, Daisy Chain, despite not has not yet written success.

Town girl: Mafalda, pictured at events in 2019, moved to New York five years ago and was named one of the city's new modern swans by Town & Country magazine

Mafalda at an event

Town girl: Mafalda, pictured at events in 2019, moved to New York five years ago and was named one of the city’s new modern swans by Town & Country magazine

Spanish wedding!  Mafalda at an event in 2018. The wedding will take place in Palma, where Kyril has a vacation home and Mafalda spends every summer with her family

Spanish wedding! Mafalda at an event in 2018. The wedding will take place in Palma, where Kyril has a vacation home and Mafalda spends every summer with her family

Five years ago, Mafalda moved to New York and was named one of the city’s new modern swans by Town & Country magazine.

Despite her public persona, she and Marc prefer to keep their relationship out of the spotlight and rarely share photos on social media.

They took a similar approach to the wedding, keeping the details of the day secret.

The wedding will take place in Palma, where Kyril has a vacation home and Mafalda spends every summer with her family.

Royal connections: The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kyril, Prince of Preslav, who attended Prince Philip's Thanksgiving service, and granddaughter of King Simeon II, also known as Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria.  and later served as Prime Minister

Royal connections: The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kyril, Prince of Preslav, who attended Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service, and granddaughter of King Simeon II, also known as Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria. and later served as Prime Minister

Kyril and Rosario married on the island in 1989. Their wedding, held at St. Anne’s Chapel, was attended by 400 guests, including King Juan Carlos of Greece and his son Felipe, now the reigning monarch .

Their daughter’s wedding should be a much more low-key affair. Marc and Mafalda will exchange vows in a civil ceremony, with reports suggesting only family and close friends are invited.

It is believed that Mafalda, who is known for her trendy fashion sense, could ask a friend of the Valentino family to design her wedding dress.