Alexander Karageorgevitch

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Person.png Alexander Karageorgevitch  Rdf-icon.png
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Born1945-07-17
London, United Kingdom
ReligionSerbian Orthodox
SpousePrincess Maria da Gloria of Orléans Bragança
Member ofLe Cercle

Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, also named Alexander II Karađorđević was the last heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia before its abolition by the communists. He was son of Peter II of Yugoslavia, the last King of Yugoslavia. His godparents were King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. Current pretender to the abolished thrones of Yugoslavia and Serbia. By marrying a Roman Catholic, Alexander lost his place in line of succession to the British Throne, which he had held as a descendant of Queen Victoria. The couple divorced in 1985. Crown Prince Alexander married Katherine Clairy Batis, the daughter of Robert Batis and his wife, Anna Dosti, legally on September 20, 1985, and religiously the following day, at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Notting Hill, London. Alexander first came to Yugoslavia in 1991. He moved to Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milošević was deposed in 2000. In March 2001 Yugoslavian citizenship was given to him by the government and property seized from his family, including royal palaces, were returned. Alexander is a proponent of establishing parliamentary monarchy in Serbia within its current borders and sees himself as the rightful king.

Deep political connections

He hosted a 2004 meeting of Le Cercle.

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