August 31, 1946
The Associated Press is quoting a "high ranking Bulgarian government official" who said tonight that the Bulgarian royal family is planning to join the Italian royal in exile in Egypt " if the Bulgarian people vote for a republic in the upcoming plebiscite on September 8.
There is a "feeling among the Bulgarian people" that the country will become a republic and that the monarchy is in its final days. Queen Mother Giovanna believes that her 9-year-old son, King Simeon II, will lose his throne.
The government official told the AP correspondent that members of the family planning to go into exile include, King Simeon, Queen Giovanna, and Princess Marie Louise, the young king's older sister.