24 July 2001 – present: Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; In a statement published on its website on 1 May 2015, the Bulgarian Patriarchy announced that Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha will be referred to as Tsar of Bulgaria in all public and private services held in the dioceses of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Dynastic honours
Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (13 June 1818 – 26 July 1881), married Princess Clémentine of Orléans on 21 April 1843. They had five children. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (14 February 1822 – 10 December 1857), married Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours on 27 April 1840.
Juventud. Fernando nació en Viena y era príncipe de la familia ducal de los Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha.Era hijo de Augusto de Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha (1818-1881) y de Clementina de Orleans (1817-1907), y por tanto, sobrino nieto de Ernesto I de Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha, duque de Sajonia-Coburgo, y de Leopoldo I, primer rey de los belgas.