|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
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||1831||1914|
|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
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||Prince||Peter of Serbia||1980|
|7.54112 - QVD||Prince||Hereditary Philip of Serbia||1982||Danica Marinkovic||1986||Prince Philip and Prince Alexander are twins|
|7.541121||Prince||Stephan of Serbia||2018|
|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
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
"The Telegraph" obituary on Prince Tomislav. Another obituary from "The New York Times"
|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||2018||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)|
|7.54241 - QVD||Princess||Natalija of Yugoslavia||2018|
|7.54241 - QVD||Princess||Isidora of Yugoslavia||2022|
|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||2020||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.
An interesting account of the life of Eva Andjelovich published after her death
|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 Prichard-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 Prichard-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
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.
An interesting account of Aurore Demidoff and her love life.
|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
Birth registration of Prince Alexander (shown under surname KARA-GEORGEVITCH)
|7.J11||Prince||Alexander of Yugoslavia||1924||2016||Princess||Barbara of Liechtenstein||1942||See
Orbituary on Prince Alexander
|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.J1131||Umberto Karageorgevitch||2018||Umberto's parents are Prince Sergius and Christiane Galeotti|
|7.J114||Princess||Helene of Yugoslavia||1963||Thuerry Gaubert||1951||Prince Sergius and Princess Helen are twins|
|7.J114||Princess||Helene of Yugoslavia||1963||Stanislas Fougeron||1975||Prince Sergius and Princess Helen are twins|
|7.J115||Prince||Dushan of Yugoslavia||1977||Valerie Anne De Muzio||1971|
|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||An interesting account on Princess Elisabeth by the
Washington Post in 1991.
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||Patrick D'Ignazio||?||India's parents are Catherine Oxenberg and William Weitz Shaffer|
|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|