ROYAL FORUM: Crown Prince of Serbia Seeks to Restore The Monarchy


ROYAL FORUM: Crown Prince of Serbia Seeks to Restore The Monarchy
by Darius Kadivar

Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia advocates a constitutional monarchy in Serbia and sees himself as the rightful king. He believes that monarchy could give Serbia "stability, continuity and unity".

One on One - Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia interviewed by Riz Khan- Jan 2nd, 2010:

Part I:

Part II:

Richard Quest Interview With HRH Crown Prince Alexander for CNN:

The Martyred King Alexander 1st:

Amazing newsreel shows the assassination of the Yugoslavian king Alexander in 1934 in Marseille France

During a State Visit aimed atstrengthening the defensive alliance against Nazi Germany

Crown Prince Alexander and Wife Princess Katherine Batis of Athens (whom he married in London in 1985)

on American TV in Indiana (Indy TV):

Promotional Film on the Crown Prince's Charity work on his 6th Year after his return to his Homeland:

Kings of Serbia-Yougoslavia:

About The Crown Prince of Yougoslavia:

Alexander, Crown Prince ofYugoslavia, also known as Alexandar Karađorđević (Cyrillic: Александар Карађорђевић;born 17 July 1945), is the last crown prince of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the head of the House of Karađorđević. Alexander is the onlychild of former King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. He prefers to be known as "Crown Prince Alexander", the title he was born with when hisfather was still King.

With the formation of a communist dictatorship and the subsequent disintegration of the state of Yugoslavia, Alexander is now a proponent ofre-creating a constitutional monarchy in Serbia.

Alexander first came to Yugoslavia in 1991. He actively worked with thedemocratic opposition against the regime of Slobodan Milošević and moved to Yugoslaviaafter Slobodan Milošević was deposed in 2000. InMarch 2001 Yugoslavian citizenship was finally restored to him by thegovernment and the property seized from his family, including royal palaces,was returned.

Alexander is a proponentof re-creating a constitutional monarchy in Serbia and seeshimself as the rightful king. He believes that monarchy could give Serbia"stability, continuity and unity".

Many members of politicalparties and organizations support a constitutional parliamentary monarchy inSerbia. The Serbian Orthodox Church has openly supported the restoration of themonarchy.The assassinated former Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić was often seen in thecompany of the prince and his family, supporting their campaigns and projects,although his Democratic Party never publicly embraced monarchy. It seems noparty is ready to energetically push the issue of constitutional monarchyeither because the country has more pressing problems, or because they don'twant to drive another wedge into the already fragmented electorate.

Crown Prince Alexander IIhas vowed to stay out of politics and has so far fulfilled this promise. He andCrown Princess Katherine spend considerable time associated with humanitarian work.

The Crown Prince however has increasingly participated in public functionsalongside the leaders of Serbia, the former Yugoslav republics and members of the diplomatic corps.

On 4 March 2007 CrownPrince Alexander announced the plans to return the remains of his late father King Peter II back to his homeland inthe now Serbia, and to be buried in thecrypt of the Royal Family mausoleum Oplenac, where Karađorđe Petrović (the dynasty’s progenitor), King Peter I, King Alexander I, and all other members ofthe Royal Family have been buried.

He has not yet set a date for returning his father, but may do so forspring of 2011. The plan has caused controversy among a minority ofSerbian-Americans since Peter II according to them personally chose St. SavaSerbian Orthodox Monastery as his final resting place.[16] Most of King Peter II'sancestors are buried in the Royal Mausoleum at Oplenac. King Peter II's mother, Queen Marie of Yugoslavia is buried at the RoyalBurial Ground, Frogmore near Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom. Crown Prince Alexanderwould like to see his paternal grandmother buried next to King Alexander I.

Official Website:

Official Website of The Serbian Royal Family

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Very True Rea Jaan BUT a Recent Poll Suggests the Contrary ;0)

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Poll Suggests that 3 out of 5 Least Corrupt Nations in the World happen to be Monarchies ;0)


Denmark ( Monarchy)
New Zealand ( Monarchy via commonwealth)
Singapore (Republic)
Finland ( Republic)
Sweden (Monarchy)


  • Somalia (Republic)
  • Burma (Republic)
  • Afghanistan (Republic)
  • Iraq (Republic)
  • Uzbekistan (Republic)
  • //

    according to a new BBC poll, surveying more than 13,000 people across 26 countries.

    Source: Transparency International corruption perceptions index 2010



    by Rea on

    Just as you don't know what you gonna get with a hereditary monarch you don't know what you gonna get with the one you elect. Either case is risky.

    As for the Croatian ex PM, corruption is his name. Seems he's heading back for questioning, though. 

    Darius Kadivar

    Rea Jaan Your Croatian Republic's Ex PM has just Fled ;0)

    by Darius Kadivar on

    Not sure Your Current Republic is any better off ...  

    Thought this news should interest you ...

    Croat ex-PM leaves amid inquiry (bbc)

    Gee Our two Countries deserve a better leaders don't you think ?


    Dear Darius

    by Rea on

    I have a lot of respect for both, Tito and the late Shah. 

    Unfortunately, RP gives the impression of being just another American. Either you have it, or you don't. No PR can overcome the shortcomings.

    Darius Kadivar

    Thanks Rea Jaan

    by Darius Kadivar on

    Was looking forward to having your feedbacks on this. Why should I be angry ?

    I am not dogmatic about Royal Restorations. What may be suitable to one country may prove a disaster to another. Although history to date has proved that Restorations have led to a democratic process rather than the opposite as the history of Great Britain in the past or Spain in more recent years seem to suggest.

    However I simply favor it as a possibility and would endorse it a 100 % with or without a Charismatic Prince because first and foremost I am a legitimist and am interested in safeguarding the Royal Institution in the same way a Republican would wish to safeguard the Republic he or she sees as legitimate.

    Also a King or Queen are not meant to be leaders per se but symbols, that is where in my opinion most people get the concept of Royal Restorations wrong.


    In politics like in life It's not the destination that matters but the journey:

    Shah Tito:



    Thank you for your "Croatian" Perspective on the "Serbian" Crown Prince's Chances nevertheless ...


    PS: As For lack of Charisma ... Well that is a shortcoming that can always be overcome with exercise and a good PR:

    The Kings Speech - Official Trailer [HD]

    Hee Hee


    Better late than never ;o)

    by Rea on

    Restoration of monarchy in Serbia has been discussed since the early 90s. At times of national crises people like to believe that monarchy is continuation and true soul of the people. The usual "pro n contra" monarchy arguments, no point in repeating.

    However, at the end of the day, it all comes down to the "royal" person. Does he have the carisma needed ? No. Not even the Serbian monarchists think so. And that seems to be RP' problem, too (in saying so, am risking DK's wrath, ehjoooj).

    @comrade, interesting, you mentioned Tito. In fact, he and the late Shah shared a lot of similarities. Two giants, controversial, good and bad at the same time, loved and hated equally even after all these years. 


    Monarchy does need to come back but

    by Parthianshot91 on

    It doesn't have to have so much power. Iran has always had kings, it's in our culture, just like England and many other European nations, but they don't need to have so much power. If the people choose to bring back the Pahlavi dynasty to rule the government then that's even better, but they should be brought back anyways for cultural purposes even if they don't gain or have any political power.


    "They are not afraid of the ideology alone, but of the detemination and will of the men behind it"

    Sargord Pirouz

    This is what's called

    by Sargord Pirouz on

    This is what's called scraping the bottom of the barrel for monarchial-related material.

    What's next? The lineage of Vlad the Impaler suggesting they're qualified to run modern Romania? 

    At least we Persians can take heart in the fact that we don't have a monopoly on crappy former monarchs. 


    what a beautiful mother he had

    by Fatollah on


    Darius Kadivar

    Special Note for Rea: Your Feedbacks would be appreciated ;0)

    by Darius Kadivar on

    Dear Rea 

    As Our Only Yougoslavian ( of Croation Heritage I believe) on IC your enlightening feedbacks in regard to this blog are most welcome.






    Knock, knock

    by comrade on

    Only if the Eastern Bloc had more than only one Tito. He is now greatly missed by so many a people...

    Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.