Author: Marko Lopusina
HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER ABOUT THE BURIAL OF HIS ANCESTORS IN MAY
I WILL FULFILL THE LEGACY OF MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER
THE REMAINS OF HM QUEEN ALEXANDRA AND HM QUEEN MARIA WILL BE AT THE ROYAL CHAPEL IN DEDINJE UNTIL THE FUNERAL
The Royal Family of Karadjordjevic has recently officially announced on its website that the state funeral of King Peter II, Queen Alexandra and Queen Maria, who had lived and died in exile, will be conducted on Sunday, 26 May at the
in Oplenac. As we were told at the Royal Palace, Crown Prince Alexander II is currently putting a great effort into organising the funeral of his father, mother and grandmother, and later on his uncle Andrew, at. the Royal mausoleum. Church of Saint George
− Her Majesty Queen Alexandra was buried at the cemetery of the Tatoi Palace Royal Cemetery near Athens, and Her Majesty Queen Maria isburied at the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore, which adjoins Windsor Castle. The remains of my mother and grandmother will arrive in
The head of the Royal Family was born on 17 July 1945 in
− It was a painful and difficult time for her – The Regency era, the rise of fascism, the political intrigue in
Yugoslavia, war and very traumatic exile to . I visited my grandmother many times in London . She was always very gentle with me. I was 16 when she died. My father and my mother, my uncles, Prince Paul and Princess Olga were all at her funeral. I remember vividly going to the private Burial Ground at Frogmore, where my grandmother was buried next to her great-grandmother, Queen London Victoria and her husband, – recollects Crown Prince Alexander. Prince Albert
Crown Prince was schooled in
Switzerland, then Military Academy Culver in Indiana, United States, Gordonstuon School in . After he enrolled in Royal Military Academy of Great Britain and then British army as an officer. His uncle Tomislav was putting him through school since his parents were separated. Crown Prince recalls in dear memories the life with his parents Scotland
- When I was a child, my parents lived in
London at first, then France, Switzerland, Italy, . In exile my father was persecuted by longing for his country, his family and people. He longed to return to his roots. He loved his country, where he spent a happy youth. With joy he was showing me the home in Dedinje with excitement and showed me a picture of Oplenac. The father was hurt by false stories of him that were spread throughout our homeland. King Peter II never abdicated and never took no royal treasures. Neither artwork from the court. I'd like to know where are the missingworks of art that used to be the United States - now Crown Prince asks. Royal Palace
For the First time Crown Prince Alexander speaks for public about his life during the separation of his parentsin 60’s:
-My parents never divorced. They had difficult times, but always came back together. There was a lot of intrigue and games around my parents. I would visit my parents often in different places where they lived and we were a happy family.
By death of his father King Peter II died in in
-As heir to the throne-I decided not to use the title of king - says Prince - I believed that it would be pointless in exile. At the same time I was very clear in that time not to waive my rights and titles, or dynastic right to the crown. And then, as now, I sincerely believe that the only way for
In 90’s Queen Alexandra died Crown Prince’s mother and descendent of Greek Royal Family:
- I was very sad and emotional. I am glad to say that my mother, Queen Alexandra will soon be transferred to
. Her remains will be presented next to my father in the Royal Chapel – says the Crown Prince who has been living in the Serbia since 2001. Royal Palace
- When we moved in 2001 to the
Royal Palace, I had to sell our property in in order to obtain necessary refurbishments and maintenance. By mid-2004 when the Royal Compound was returned to the State budget, Karadjordjevic family financed it up keeping – says Aleksandar Karadjordjevic. The transfer of the royal family remains back to London for many represents gathering in unity of church, state and the dynasty. Serbia
I am strictly fulfilling the legacy of my great grandfather. Oplenac is truly a beautiful and special place. There are some that think that this is a big step forward to national and historic reconciliation. All great events harbor great work. The return to homeland of my father, mother, grandmother and possibly uncle Andrej is one of those historic endeavors. Joint commitment of government, the church and the Royal House is completely natural.
- I wish to extend my gratitude for support understanding and help to President Tomislav Nikolic and all members of The State Reburial and transfer Committee-said for “Vecernje Novosti” Crown Prince Alexander
I love sports, especially skiing and diving. During military career I was a ski champion. Lately I play tennis and dive with special pleasure in exotic seas – reveals Crown Prince Alexander.
The funeral with state honors is in itself a significant event. We do not need anyone to apologize for the fact that we celebrate and honor history. Again, the event cannot be an excuse for not doing some other serious and important things.
EXCITING FIRST TIME IN
- My first arrival to
with my family in 1991 was packed with great emotions. Several tens of thousands citizens welcomed us and I was much moved. It was a dream come true and corner stone of my life. Serbia