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Old 03-04-2012, 11:41 PM
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IMO most of money the CP might have comes from maternal side. I do not think his father being chassed from his country have managed to save money abroad.
I must correct myself now.I just listened to King Peter's testament in which it is said that apart from the golden watch he left Alexander a sum of just 5.000 $ with a note that "during his life he received many presents from him,financial support and has been taken care of due to his money.".He left 75 % of everything he owned to his widow Queen Alexandra and the rest 25 % to his friends and so called Church in Livertyville...

So,basically testament shows that Peter II had some savings,but again Alexander got nothing from his father due to his words that "he received more than enough during his lifetime."
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:45 AM
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Prince Vladimir seems to ve very present in the life of the Serbian society.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:43 AM
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He is still not well known,but in recent times he is trying hard,along with his wife...they are modest,down to earth,not pushy at all and although his Serbian is wobbly(he started to learn it much later than CP Alexander) he seems to be really honest about his feelings towards Serbia and willing to do more...
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:41 PM
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Prince Vladimir visits different places in Serbia and seems to be quite respected .
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:04 PM
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I have been through the web today abt the SRF and found 2 interesting information.
1. This Princess Elisabeth chassed from the Palace is the daughter of the former Regent. Maybe CPA is affraid for his position?
2. It was also another family, the Obrenovic which regned in Serbia. Do they have descendants which can pretend to the throne?
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:54 PM
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"If we have chosen his great-grandfather or his grandfather as a King and Serbian leader that doesn't automatically mean that we want him to be the leader of our children and grandchildren.In this situation,I think that we have more important issues to deal with then to think about the monarchy.The idea of monarchy is just not healthy."
Of course we have more important issues to talk about and debate, "we politicians" always have our own agenda, why would we be so stupid, to call for a monarchy restoration, when that would only damage our precious goals. That would endanger our control and access to the power.
Wouldn't it be much better if one of us, controllable and from the "game" would be the leader of our children and grandchildren, instead of a king/queen ???
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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I have been through the web today abt the SRF and found 2 interesting information.
1. This Princess Elisabeth chassed from the Palace is the daughter of the former Regent. Maybe CPA is affraid for his position?
2. It was also another family, the Obrenovic which regned in Serbia. Do they have descendants which can pretend to the throne?
Princess Elizabeth is daughter of the regent Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Greece...Alexander is not afraid for his official position,but she is the most popular and respected member of the royal family and as such CP and his wife would always be out of the spotlight...that's why they don't like her presence-they get overshadowed and Katherina doesn't like it at all 'cause she is a real attention seeker,unlike the Prince...The other reason is that there are many valuable art objects and furniture that were the possession of her father for which she still has bills and he doesn't want anything from the palaces to be taken away...in fact,in the contract CP has signed with the Government nothing can be taken out of both Palaces,only can be "inserted" which means that she and her brother can't get into the possession of their heritage,which is very valuable as their father was very rich and was an art collector,nor can she enjoy in it as she was banned from the palace...

There are many descendants of Obrenovic family,but they can't claim the throne because only male line legitimate descendants could claim it and they were extinct with the murder of King Alexander Obrenovic...but,there are heirs to their fortune left to them by Queen Nathalia.They are male descendants of Prince Milosh's half-brother Jakov,but as their ancestor was not son of the ruler and half-brother(through mother) of the first founder of the dynasty,they didn't have any title and as such can't be pretenders to the throne,but can inherit their fortune...

There are also many female line descendants of Prince Milosh Obrenovic...among them is Alexander Joseph,present Fürst Sulkowski and 10th Herzog zu Bielitz,born in 1940...if Serbia had even Semi-Salic Law of succession he could be pretender to the throne!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:18 PM
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Prince Vladimir visits different places in Serbia and seems to be quite respected .
Among people who know him,yes he is...he doesn't look at that as a job,he just likes doing it and people can feel it...I am a friend with him on fb and he get's into the heated and very detailed discussion with his foreign friends defending Serbia and trying to explain all that has been going on!That is the very first sign that he truly does care...

The only unfortunate thing is that he is not yet that well known to the majority of the population as there are so many Kardjordjevic members today and nobody quite knows who is who and who is whose son/daughter among all those descendants living today....except for CP Alexander Princess Elizabeth!
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:09 AM
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The other reason is that there are many valuable art objects and furniture that were the possession of her father for which she still has bills and he doesn't want anything from the palaces to be taken away...in fact,in the contract CP has signed with the Government nothing can be taken out of both Palaces,only can be "inserted" which means that she and her brother can't get into the possession of their heritage,which is very valuable as their father was very rich and was an art collector,nor can she enjoy in it as she was banned from the palace...
Understand! Many treasorsbelong to Princess Elisabeth, but is someone else who enjoys them!! Nice!!
But she does not react fopr this "illegal" bannishment?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:12 AM
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Understand! Many treasorsbelong to Princess Elisabeth, but is someone else who enjoys them!! Nice!!
But she does not react fopr this "illegal" bannishment?
Well,she can't as all this is still in possession of the state.The state has been given back both palaces just for use to all Karadjordjevic descendants,but CP as a Head of the family later made an agreement with the Government that he won't ask the Palaces to be given back(renounce the claim) in exchange for lifelong rent free usage just to him,his wife and sons...

That was the Pandora box he opened as many other royal family members were angry and asked how can he made an agreement in their name without even asking them and he answered that he is the Head of the family and as such he is entitled to that...

He also said that everything in the palaces should remain compact,because if everyone would ask for it's share nothing would be left-I understand his point there...but the unfair thing is that only he and his immediate family enjoy usage of the palaces while other members can enter only as guests or as tourists-Princess Elizabeth once entered as a tourist with a tourist group and said that she was not satisfied with what she had seen,she also said he doesn't care properly about palaces and has neglected many art objects!

When asked why other members do not use the palace CP said that there is no space for all of them,while Princess Elizabeth said that he is not saying the truth as there are 16 apartments existing within the complex!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:48 AM
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Is the late Prince Paul still regarded as a traitor, in Serb society, and if so, how much of a factor is the legacy of WWII in influencing attitudes towards restoration of the Monarchy?
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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Is the late Prince Paul still regarded as a traitor, in Serb society, and if so, how much of a factor is the legacy of WWII in influencing attitudes towards restoration of the Monarchy?
Unfortunately,legacy of WWII still affects attitudes towards restoration of the Monarchy.Many people still repeat that the royal family escaped the country when the war started leaving people on their own,which is far from truth...they were ordered and forced to leave the country within hours(first Prince Paul-the Regent and later King Peter II)...

The newest thing is that the late Prince Paul has been officially rehabilitated two months ago by the Court of Justice,owing much to the the hard work of his daughter who started the whole process of rehabilitation and provided valuable documents in his favor given to her by MI6 with special permission of Queen Elizabeth II...
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:10 PM
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Thank you Marc. I`m pleased to hear of the recent developments over Prince Paul`s reputation, i have always believed that he was wrongly condemned as a traitor, anyone with an ounce of common sense could appreciate the absolutely impossible situation he found himself in, in 1941. Could anyone of us truthfully say that we would have acted differently, under similar circumstances? WWII does play very heavily in the Balkans, i have found, and together with the legacy of the communist " Kings " Tito, Ceaucsescu, Hoxha etc, must surely influence popular opinion on the issue of restoration.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:21 PM
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Princess Elisabeth is doing a wonderful job for her Family and for her country.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:39 PM
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anyone with an ounce of common sense could appreciate the absolutely impossible situation he found himself in, in 1941.
He applied Britain for help,but to no avail...they remained silent and therefore he had to meet Hitler in order to try and prevent a disaster to his country...

So,there was no other possible solution left for him.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:45 PM
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I read that pcs Elisabeth is the mother of Catherine Oxenberg. Imagine that we knew her since 30 years, without really undestand who really she was! And her grandmum was a greek Pcs!
There is also a Serbian prince who is art collector, and one or two others very well known in the intermational VIP circles.
There are many interesting persons from the former serbian RF. The less fascinating is thd CP and his operetta wife!
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:50 PM
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I read that pcs Elisabeth is the mother of Catherine Oxenberg. Imagine that we knew her since 30 years, without really undestand who really she was! And her grandmum was a greek Pcs!
There is also a Serbian prince who is art collector, and one or two others very well known in the intermational VIP circles.
There are many interesting persons from the former serbian RF. The less fascinating is thd CP and his operetta wife!
Princess Elizabeth was very well known in high society circles when she was young and had a very interesting life...

She was a rebel princess who escaped her life of protocol and royal form by going away from home to US when scheduled to meet Belgian Prince Baudoin and was famous for her marriages,once to a Russian Jew millionaire Howard Oxenberg(17 years older than her),once to British aristocrat Neil Roxburgh Balfour(now married to Serena Mary Churchill Russell,niece of the Duke of Marlborough) and thirdly to Prime minister of Peru Manuell Ulloa Ellias.She was even engaged to Richard Burton,but broke up with him because he was an alcoholic(quoting her:"Absolutely fascinating guy when he was straight,but when he was drunk-it was just unbearable.") and had many lovers.

Among them where Frank Sinatra and American President John.F Kennedy with whom it is speculated she has her second daughter Christina Oxenberg(Christina herself suggested in her book "Royal blue" that J.F.Kennedy is her biological father).

It is said that he was crazy about her promising her that he would leave Merilyn and would divorce Jacky...There was also a rumor that Merilyn Monroe committed a suicide when she heard about this...

During the Cuban crises when Soviet ships were floating towards Cuba,Kennedy abandoned War Council sessions just to be with her.CIA didn't like it at all and did everything to break up the relationship between the President and Princess Elizabeth as they were afraid that she could have influenced him in some political matters concerning Soviet Union as she has grown up influenced and very proud of her Russian roots from both sides(Demidoff and Romanov)...

Other than that she had many friends worldwide including Michail Gorbachov...She was some kind of host during conference in Moscow organized by Gorbachov where Yugoslav Minister for Religious Affairs,Orthodox Bishop Sava and Mufti of Belgrade were all invited by her...She was also friends with Mother Theresa,Dalaj Lama,the Archbishop of Canterbury,Al Gore and astronomer Carl Sagan...

So,she was not a saint,but despite all this,she is still very well respected in Serbia due to her love for Sebia,due to her charity work,due to her sense of style and appearance and due to public behavior of a real princess as people say or comment about her...

What is more interesting is that all her former husbands still loved her...Howard Oxenberg visited her in Belgrade when he was 89 years old,some time before he died and Neil Balfour regularely still visits her in Belgrade even writing a book about his ex father in law-Prince Paul...it seems she has some kind of charisma!

When asked about her love life she said that she loved her every partner differently and for each of them had a clear reason for marrying...In one interview she says:"Greek people have 6 words for love as all loves are not the same."
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Marc23 your knowledge is fascinating! It is a pleasure to read your posts! Thanks a lot.
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She ran for President of Serbia but received only 2% of the popular vote. CP Alexander opposed members of the royal family getting involved in partisan politics. What ever happened to her political party? Was it disbanded?
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Serbian Monarchy Status.

Could someone who is up-to-date or specialised in information on The Serbian Royal Family please explain to me the exact official status on the returned Serbian Royal Family and Crown Prince Alexander in Serbia?
Im very well informed on the situation of The Albanian Zogu Royal Family, and im particularly interested to know the official status and position of The Serbian Royal Family in comparison with that of the Albanian, Montenegro, and Romanian Royal families and their new positions since returning from exile.
In regards to Albania and Montenegro, their returned Royal families now have official State recognition, some property restitution, State salaries & pension allowance, and official diplomatic status and Government positions or roles.
I know that C.Prince Alexander lives in one of his family palaces, but other than this, i know nothing of their official and legal status and position in Serbia?
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