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Princess Miriam of Bulgaria overcame the tragedy after the loss of her husband, Prince Kardam.

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Princess Miriam and Prince Kardam of Bulgaria.

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Miriam of Ungría became the princess of Turnovo when she married Prince Kardam of Bulgaria in 1996.

In 2008, the couple was involved in a serious car accident in Madrid. Her vehicle collided with a tree and overturned, causing Miriam to suffer a broken elbow, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, according to Hello! Magazine.

Kardam’s injuries, meanwhile, were significantly worse, with head trauma and injuries to his hands.

He finally passed away in 2015 after years of health problems due to the accident.

“His death was the result of a lung infection, which was related to the paralysis he suffered for several years after a 2008 car accident from which he never recovered,” the prince’s father, the former czar of Bulgaria, said in a statement. .

In the years that followed, Miriam focused on both her family life (she has two children, Prince Boris and Prince Beltran) and her jewelry line.

Miriam has had a lifetime career as a gemologist, and launched her first jewelry collection in 1991.

In 2014, she launched MdeU, a luxury brand that creates jewelry and accessories fit for any royalty, or aspiring royalty, with tiaras, earrings, bracelets, and brooches.