House of Karađorđević http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27309/all en Remains of last Yugoslav king returned to Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/remains-last-yugoslav-king-returned-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELGRADE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The remains of the last king of Yugoslavia were repatriated to Serbia on Tuesday, four decades after he died in exile after fleeing to the West during World War Two.</p> <p>Petar II Karadjordjevic, whose body was exhumed from a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois will be re-interred at a state funeral in May, along with other members of the royal family whose remains are also being repatriated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/remains-last-yugoslav-king-returned-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Europe House of Karađorđević Human Interest Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737897 at http://www.globalpost.com Remains of last Yugoslav queen to return to Serbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130508/remains-last-yugoslav-queen-return-serbia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece will return to Serbia the remains of Yugoslavia's last queen, Alexandra, nearly two decades after her death, the Greek foreign ministry said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"At the request of the former royal family of Serbia, the Greek government has consented, in agreement with the Government of Serbia, to the exhumation of the remains of the late Queen Alexandra," the foreign ministry said.</p> <p>It added: "The Foreign Ministry will arrange for transport of the remains to Belgrade, where they will be interred in the family vault."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130508/remains-last-yugoslav-queen-return-serbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Karađorđević Human Interest Monarchy Royalty AFP Wed, 08 May 2013 18:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5833554 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia reburies last Yugoslav king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/serbia-reburies-last-yugoslav-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yugoslavia's last king Petar II Karadjordjevic, who fled the Nazi occupation of his country, was to be reburied in Serbia on Sunday, 43 years after his death in the United States.</p> <p>The third and last king of Yugoslavia, Karadjordjevic succeeded to the throne in 1934 following the assassination of his father King Aleksandar I in the French city of Marseille.</p> <p>He will be laid to rest alongside his mother Marija-- one of the great-granddaughters of Britain's Queen Victoria -- and his wife Alexandra, the daughter of King Alexander I of Greece.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/serbia-reburies-last-yugoslav-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Europe House of Karađorđević Human Interest AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 10:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846312 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia reburies last Yugoslav king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/serbia-reburies-last-yugoslav-king-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yugoslavia's last king Petar II Karadjordjevic -- who fled the Nazi occupation of his country just days after being proclaimed monarch at the age of 17 -- was reburied with state honours in Serbia on Sunday.</p> <p>Serbian dignitaries joined hundreds of royalists who turned out for the ceremony in the central town of Oplenac to honour King Petar, 43 years after his death in the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/serbia-reburies-last-yugoslav-king-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ethnic groups in Europe Europe House of Karađorđević Human Interest AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 12:00:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846334 at http://www.globalpost.com Serbia gives state funeral to former king and family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130526/serbia-gives-state-funeral-former-king-and-family <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Branko Filipovic</p> <p>OPLENAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbian government officials and hundreds of mourners attended the reburial of King Petar II Karadjordjevic and other members of the deposed Yugoslavian royal family on Sunday decades after their deaths in exile - an event seen as an important act of national reconciliation.</p> <p>The bodies of Petar, his wife Queen Aleksandra, mother Queen Maria and brother Prince Andrej, had been exhumed from cemeteries in the United States, Britain and Greece.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130526/serbia-gives-state-funeral-former-king-and-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethnic groups in Europe Europe House of Karađorđević Thomson Reuters Sun, 26 May 2013 14:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5846380 at http://www.globalpost.com