Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Marital problems for Yugoslav monarchs?
Queen Marie of Yugoslavia's decision to not return to Belgrade for the tenth anniversary of her husband, King Alexander's reign in Serbia has "provided a topic for considerable speculation" in Belgrade, reports the Associated Press.
Marie, the daughter of the late King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Roumania, has remained in Roumania ever since she arrived to attend the wedding of her younger sister, Princess Ileana, to Archduke Anton of Austria on July 26.
King Alexander did not attend the wedding with his wife, and a "report which was circulated widely" in Yugoslavia said that the Queen "was annoyed at her husband's failure to go." Marie is now living at Dowager Queen Marie's castle at Baltchik, and today she attended a "naval review at Constanza," while King Alexander spent his anniversary "shooting on his summer estate."
The three sons of the couple, Crown Prince Peter, Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej are neither with their mother nor their father.