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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
7 Prince Alexander of Serbia 1806 1885   Persida Nenadovich 1813 1873 The history of Serbia in the 19 th and 20 th Century is somewhat complex due to rivalry between two feuding families from the Houses of Karageorgievich and Obrenovich. Prince Alexander was from the House of Karageorgievich and a son of Djordje (Black George) Petrovic (1752-1817) founder of the Karadjordjevic dynasty. Prince Alexander was elected Prince of Serbia in 1842 but was forced to abdicate in 1859 in favour of Prince Milosh (1780-1860) from the House of Obrenovich. Serbia which became a Kingdom in 1882 was ruled by the House of Obrenovich until 10 June 1903 when its King, Alexander I (1876-1903) and his wife Queen Draga were murdered in their palace during an army revolt. The rule of Serbia returned to the House of Karageorgievich in the shape of Peter I
The New York Times article on the Obrenovich and Karageorgievich origination.
An interesting paper on Serbia’s Statehood.
7.1 Princess Polexia of Serbia 1833 1914   Konstantin Nikolajevic 1821 1877 Konstantin was Serbian Minister of the Interior and was murdered
7.1 Princess Polexia of Serbia 1833 1914   Alexander Preshern ? 1914  
7.2 Princess Cleopatra of Serbia 1835 1855   Milan Avrama Petronyevic ? ?  
7.3 Prince Alexa of Serbia 1836 1841          
7.4 Prince Svetozer of Serbia 1841 1847          
7.5 King Peter I of Serbia 1844 1921 Princess Zorka of Montenegro 1864 1890 See 40.1 - Peter became King of Serbia on 15 June 1903 following the murder of King Alexander I of Serbia (from the unrelated House of Obrenovich) and his wife Queen Draga in their palace during an army revolt.
The coronation of Peter took place on 21 September 1904 which to some extent was boycotted by the other European Royal Families.
The Kingdom of Serbia was renamed the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes in 1918.
Report on the death of King Peter.
A report following the death of King Peter.
7.51 Princess Elena of Serbia 1884 1962 Prince Ioann "Ivan" of Russia 1886 1918 See 4.9641 - Report on the wedding of Elena and Ioann
7.52 Princess Milena of Serbia 1886 1887          
7.53 Crown Prince George of Serbia 1887 1972   Radmila Radonyich 1907 1993 Prince George was mentally and emotionally unstable and renounced his right to the throne in March 1909 on account of him being accused of the killing of a servant.
It was reported in 1906 he had gone insane. Some of his escapades were reported in The New York Times in 1908.
And ... even labelled as "Europe's Worst Boy".
In October 1922 he refused the offer by his younger brother King Alexander of a pension of $12,000 a year.
7.54 King Alexander I of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 1888 1934 Princess Marie "Mignon" of Roumania 1900 1961 See 6.123 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929. King Alexander along with the French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou was assassinated on 9 October 1934 in Marseilles at the start of a state visit to France by Velucko Kerin (there are various names attributed to the assassin) a Macedonian revolutionary, working with Croat revolutionists. The assassin who was shot during the affray died a few hours later. Marie escaped possible assassination as she was recovering from an illness and being a poor sailor had travelled separately from Yugoslavia to France by train. For strategic purposes Alexander had travelled by boat from Yugoslavia to Marseilles and was due to meet up with his wife in Dijon/Lyon for the final journey to Paris.
The assassination of King Alexander was captured on film.
An interesting account of the life of Marie "Mignon" which was published shortly after her marriage to Alexander.
Queen Marie was buried in the Royal Burial Grounds at Frogmore. On 27 April 2013 Queen Marie’s remains were transferred from the Royal Burial Ground to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in London from where on 29 th April they were transferred to Belgrade, Serbia to join with her son King Peter II in the "Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called" who's remains were transferred from Illinois, United States in 22 January 2013.
On 26 May 2013 an official State Funeral ceremony for Queen Marie along with her son King Peter II and daughter in-law Queen Alexandra was officiated in The Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
Death Registration of Marie, Queen of "Yugoslavia" (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH)
7.541 - QVD King Peter II of Yugoslavia 1923 1970 Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark 1921 1993 See 16.121 - Peter succeeded his father (under the Regency of his uncle Prince Paul of Yugoslavia) when he was only 10 years old. He had to flee the Country in 1941 when it was invaded by Hitler. Yugoslavia was proclaimed a Republic on 29 November in 1945 and the monarchy abolished without Referendum.
Footage of Peter as the new school boy King in 1934 leaving the Yugoslav Legation in London to meet his mother in Paris following the assassination of Peter's father King Alexander I at Marseilles.
An interesting article on Peter "Yugoslavia's Boy King" when he was fourteen years of age.
Peter and Alexandra married on 20 March 1944 in the Yugoslav Legation with King George VI of Great Britain who was Peter's god father acting as his best man.
Peter died in Denver Hospital Colorado following a liver transplant, and he was buried at the St. Sava Monastery Church in Libertyville Illinois the only king to be buried in the United States. He was almost destitute having turned to alcohol. Some sources erroneously shows Peter died in California.
The remains of King Peter II was returned to Serbia on 22 January 2013 for eventual interment in the Royal Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
Alexandra died in East Sussex England and was buried Tatoi Palace Royal Cemetery near Athens. The remains of Queen Alexandra was returned to Serbia on 09 May 2013 for eventual interment in the Royal Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
On 26 May 2013 an official State Funeral ceremony for King Peter II along with his mother Queen Marie and wife Queen Alexandra was officiated in The Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
Some extracts from "Prince Philip: A Family Portrait" authored by Princess Alexandra (i.e Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia
7.5411 - QVD Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia 1945   Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans-Bragança 1946   See 12.472122 - Prince Alexander is the present Head of the Royal House of Yugoslavia. He was born in the family suite in Claridges Hotel, London. The British Government had declared the hotel suite to be Yugoslavian territory, this was to meet the requirement of the Yugoslavian Constitution which stipulated that Monarchs had to be born on Yugoslavian territory.
It is interesting to note that one newspaper report at the time mentions Queen Alexandra was confined to an exclusive Harley Street Clinic for the birth of her son
7.5411 - QVD Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia 1945     Katherine Batis 1943   Prince Alexander is the present Head of the Royal House of Yugoslavia.
Marriage registration of Alexander (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH) and Katherine
7.54111 - QVD Hereditary Prince Peter of Serbia 1980            
7.54112 - QVD Prince Philip of Serbia 1982           Prince Philip and Prince Alexander are twins
7.54113 - QVD Prince Alexander of Serbia 1982           Prince Philip and Prince Alexander are twins
7.542 - QVD Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia 1928 2000 Princess Margarita of Baden 1932 2013 See 32.55221
A near escape by Prince Tomislav from death when he fell from the Palace balcony when aged 2 years.
Arturo Beéche provides a fitting tribute to Princess Margarita of Baden in his blog report on her death.
"The Telegraph" obituary of Princess Margarita of Baden
7.542 - QVD Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia 1928 2000   Linda Bonney 1949   Birth registration of Linda Bonney
"The Telegraph" obituary on Prince Tomislav
7.5421 - QVD Prince Nikolas of Yugoslavia 1958     Ljiljana Licanin 1959   Birth registration of Prince Nikolas (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH)
7.54211 - QVD Princess Marija of Yugoslavia 1993            
7.542111 - QVD   Enzio (Son of Princess Marija of Yugoslavia) 2012           The information relating to the son of Princess Marija of Yugoslavia was given by Arturo Beéche in his blog on the death of Princess Margarita of Baden
7.5422 - QVD Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia 1959   Sir Desmond de Silva 1939   Birth registration of Princess Katarina (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH).
Desmond de Silva has been sworn as a Member of the Privy Council
7.54221 - QVD   Victoria Maria de Silva 1991            
7.5423 - QVD Prince George of Yugoslavia 1984     Fallon Rayman 1995   Birth Registration of Prince George (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH).
Prince George along with his wife Fallon, his brother Michael and his mother Linda are or were practitioners of Wadoryu Karate being either 1st or 2nd Dans. Please see the official British Wadokai web site
7.5424 - QVD Prince Michael of Yugoslavia 1985     Ljubica Ljubisavljevic 1989   Birth Registration of Prince Michael (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH)
7.543 - QVD Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia 1929 1990 Princess Christina of Hesse-Cassel 1933 2011 See 45.414561 - Prince Andrej committed suicide
7.543 - QVD Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia 1929 1990 Princess Kira Melita of Leiningen 1930 2005 See 39.21233 - Prince Andrej committed suicide.
Marriage registration of Prince Andrej (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH) and Princess Kira
7.543 - QVD Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia 1929 1990   Eva Andjelovich 1926   Prince Andrej committed suicide in Irvine, California on 7 May 1990.
Andrej died in Irvine, California , and he was buried at the New Gracanica, Serbian Orthodox monastery, Third Lake, Illinois, USA.
The remains of Andrej was returned to Serbia on 15 May 2013 for eventual interment in the Royal Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
On 26 May 2013 an official State Funeral ceremony for Prince Andre along with his mother Queen Marie , brother King Peter II and sister in-law Queen Alexandra was officiated in The Family Mausoleum in Oplenac.
A somewhat poignant newspaper article in early February 1990 on the visit of Andrej and his wife Eva to Canberra, Australia
7.5431 - QVD Princess Maria Tatiana of Yugoslavia 1957     Gregory Thune-Larsen 1953   Birth Registration of Maria Tatiana (shown under surname KARADJORDJEVIC).
Birth Registration of Gregory Thune-Larsen
7.54311 - QVD   Sonja Thune-Larsen 1992            
7.54312 - QVD   Olga Thune-Larsen 1995            
7.5432 - QVD Prince Christopher of Yugoslavia 1960 1994         Prince Christopher was killed in a bicycle accident in Glenegedale, Scotland.
Obituary on Prince Christopher
Birth registration of Prince Christopher (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH)
7.5433 - QVD Princess Lavina of Yugoslavia 1961     Erastos Sidiropoulos 1943    
7.5433 - QVD Princess Lavina of Yugoslavia 1961     Austin Pritchard-Levy 1953 2017 Fancy living in a Yugoslavian princess's home?
7.54331 - QVD   Nadia-Marie Sidiropoulos 1987           Nadia-Marie's parents are Princess Lavina and Roy Finnimore. Her surname was changed from Finnimore to Sidiropoulos by Deed Poll in 1990
7.54332 - QVD   Andrej Aristotle Sidiropoulos 1990            
7.54333 - QVD   Luca Pritchard-Levy 2000            
7.5434 - QVD Prince Karl Wladimir of Yugoslavia 1964     Brigitte Muller 1956    
7.54341 - QVD Prince Kirill of Yugoslavia (stillborn) 2001 2001          
7.5435 - QVD Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia 1965           Birth Registration of Prince Dimitri (shown under surname KARAGEORGEVITCH)
7.55 Prince Andrej of Serbia 1890 1890          
7.6 Princess Helen of Serbia 1846 1867   Djordje Simic 1843 1921 Most sources on the Internet omits the year of birth of Djordje Simic. Following some investigation by me on the Internet in which I identified a Djordje Simic Prime Minister of Serbia I posted a query on the "The Russian-Balkan Royals Message Board" on 29 August 2005. Sam Dotson was kind enough to respond " The excellent genealogical table of the Karageorgevich family which appears in the book - Rodoslovne Tabelitse i Grbovi - published by Nova Kniga, Belgrade, 1987 confirms that the husband of Princess Jelena, Djordje Simic (1843-1921), was, in fact, prime minister ("ministar predcednik")."
7.7 Prince Andrej of Serbia 1848 1864          
7.8 Princess Elizabeth of Serbia 1850 1850          
7.9 Prince Djordje of Serbia 1856 1889          
7.J Prince Arsen of Serbia 1859 1938 Princess Aurore Demidoff di San Donato 1873 1904 See 50.113.
Prince Arsen had served as an officer in the Russian Army. He was seriously injured whilst in command of the Serbian cavalry division at the Battle of Monastir (which took place near the town of Bitola, Macedonia (then known as Monastir)) during the First Balkan War, from 16 to 19 November 1912.
7.J1 Prince Paul of Yugoslavia 1893 1976 Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark 1903 1997 See 16.41 - Prince Paul acted as Regent (9 October 1934 to 27 March 1941) for his cousin King Peter II who was only 10 years old when he succeeded his father King Alexander.
An interesting article relating to "A very important and fine Empire gilt and patinated bronze and green granite mantle clock" whose sale was authorised by Prince Paul , who had inherited the estate of Villa Demidoff di Pratolino about 10 miles north of Florence via his mother Princess Aurore Demidoff di San Donato.
A thought provoking article in 1941 on Princess Olga being considered the "world's unhappiest princess".
A group photograph at the wedding of Prince Paul and Princes Olga on 22 October 1923, The Duke of York (later King George VI of Great Britain) , serving as Prince Paul's best man.
It is interesting to note on the same newspaper page is another group photograph of the christening of Peter the future King Peter II of Yugoslavia which took place some days after the wedding of Paul and Olga, The Duke of York was a godfather to Peter and on 20 March 1944 served as best man at the marriage of King Peter II to Princess Alexandra of Greece.
7.J11 Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia 1924 2016 Princess Maria Pia of Savoy 1934   See 8.12131
Birth registration of Prince Alexander (shown under surname KARA-GEORGEVITCH)
7.J11 Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia 1924 2016 Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein 1942   See 41.534
7.J111 Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia 1958           Prince Dimitri and Prince Michael are twins
7.J112 Prince Michael of Yugoslavia 1958           Prince Dimitri and Prince Michael are twins
7.J113 Prince Sergius "Serge" of Yugoslavia 1963     Sophia de Toledo 1962   Prince Sergius and Princess Helen are twins
7.J113 Prince Sergius "Serge" of Yugoslavia 1963     Eleonora Rajneri 1967   Prince Sergius and Princess Helen are twins
7.J114 Princess Helene of Yugoslavia 1963     Thuerry Gaubert 1951   Prince Sergius and Princess Helen are twins
7.J1141   Milena Gaubert 1988            
7.J1142   Nastasia Gaubert 1991            
7.J1143   Leopold Gaubert 1997            
7.J115 Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia 1977            
7.J12 Prince Nicholas of Yugoslavia 1928 1954         Prince Nicholas was killed in a car accident near Windsor, England.
Newspaper reports of early 1950's were linking Prince Nicholas with Princess Margaret of Great Britain.
Birth registration of Prince Nicholas (shown under surname GEORGEVITCH)
Death Registration of Prince Nicholas (shown under surname YUGOSLAVIA)
7.J13 Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia 1936     Howard Oxenberg 1919 2010 Obituary on Howard Oxenberg
7.J13 Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia 1936     Neil Roxburgh Balfour 1944   Marriage Registration of Princess Elisabeth (shown under surname Oxenberg) and Neil Balfour
There was speculation in the 1970's that Princess Elisabeth would marry the Welsh actor Richard Burton following her divorce from Neil Balfour.
7.J13 Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia 1936     Manuel Ulloa y Elias 1922 1992 Manuel Ulloa y Elias was Prime Minister of Peru 1980 to 1982.
Obituary of Manuel Ulloa Elias
7.J131   Catherine Oxenberg 1961     Robert Evans 1938   Catherine Oxenberg is the actress who starred in the US soap opera "Dynasty".
7.J131   Catherine Oxenberg 1961     Casper Van Dien 1968   Catherine Oxenberg is the actress who starred in the US soap opera "Dynasty"
7.J1311   India Riven Oxenberg 1991            
7.J1312   Maya Van Dien 2001            
7.J1313   Celeste Alma Van Dien 2003            
7.J132   Christina Oxenberg 1962     Damian Elwes 1962    
7.J133   Nicholas Balfour 1970     Stephanie de Brouwer 1971   Birth registration of Nicholas Balfour
7.J1331   India Lily Alexandra Balfour 2002            
7.J1332   Grace Elizabeth Balfour 2005            
7.J1333   Olympia Rose Balfour 2007            
7.J1334   Georgia Veronika Balfour 2010            

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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