Princess Mafalda Cecilia of Bulgaria, Duchess in Saxony (born 27 July 1994), known by her stage name Mafalda, is a British singer-songwriter and member of the Bulgarian royal family. She is a granddaughter of Simeon II, the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria.
Early life and family
Mafalda was born on 27 July 1994 in London to Doña María del Rosario Nadal y Fuster de Puigdorfila and Kyril, Prince of Preslav. She is a granddaughter of Simeon II of Bulgaria, who was the last Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria and later served as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria.
She grew up in London and later moved to the United States to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she was a student for three years.
Mafalda describes her music as "dark pop" and cites Lana Del Rey, Cat Power, Lauryn Hill, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, and Kaiser Chiefs as musical influences. She started writing music when she was fourteen years old. She released her first single, Don't Let Go, in 2015 while she was a student at Berklee. She released an extended play titled Daisy Chain in June 2019, which was produced by Ian Barter and Doug Schadt.
In 2016 she performed for a Valentino fashion show at Island Club on the Athens Riviera in Greece. Mafalda has performed in New York Fashion Week and went on a music tour in Italy in 2019.
Mafalda moved to New York City in 2017 and lives in Lower Manhattan.
In 2016 she was featured in a society list of New Modern Swan by Town & Country.