Friday, May 20, 2016

Prince Alexander's funeral and burial

all photos courtesy of HRH Crown Prince Alexander

His Royal Highness Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic, the eldest son of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Paul and Princess Olga was buried today in the Saint George Church yard in Oplenac. Their Graces Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand officiated the funeral service at 10:30 am.

The solemn funeral was attended by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and Hereditary Prince Peter who was Prince Alexander’s Karadjordjevic’s godson and HE Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of Republic of Serbia.

Those were present HRH Princess Barbara, the widow of the late Prince, sons HRH Prince Michel, HRH Prince Serge and HRH Princess Eleonora and HRH Prince Dusan; sister HRH Princess Elizabeth,  Count Hans Veit Toerring-Jettenbach (the late Prince's first cousin, the son of Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Denmark)  HRH Princess Linda and HRH Prince George.

Also present were Mr Vladimir Bozovic, advisor to Prime Minister on behalf of Government of Serbia, General Ljubisa Dikovic, Chief of Staff of Army of Serbia, Mr. Dragan Zivanovic, Mayor of Topola, Mr. Dragan Jovanovic, president of Topola Municipal Assembly, and Mr. Dragan Reljic, director of King Peter I Foundation in Oplenac.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander ordered the removal of all state flags at the Royal Palace and the White Palace today in honour of the late Prince.

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