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USCtrojan 05-24-2013 12:34 PM

State Funeral HM King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria, and HRH Prince Andreaj
 
http://www.royalfamily.org/?200%2Cen...ch-in-belgrade

The funeral began today according to the Royal Family's website. Their Majesties and HRH will lie in the Cathedral of Michael the Archangel for the day in order for the public to be able to pay respects. Tomorrow and Sunday the state funeral will continue.

Ophidia 05-25-2013 10:13 AM

Remains of Serbian royals transferred to Oplenac

B92 - News - Remains of Serbian royals transferred to Oplenac

B92 - Vesti - Ostaci Karaorevia na Oplencu

USCtrojan 05-25-2013 05:10 PM

http://www.royalfamily.org/?201,en_r...91;pp_gal]/12/

The Royal Family has pictures up on their website.

USCtrojan 05-25-2013 08:52 PM

Does anyone know anything of the orders which are on the caskets? I noticed that HM King Peter has that of Saint Prince Lazarus placed on his coffin. It looked like HM Queen Maria had a Blue and White order, which I have seen on HRH CP Katherine a few times. I believe that this is a family order? Both HM Queen Alexandra and HRH Prince Andrej had what looked to be orders in the form of badges or stars rather than sashes. So, I am not sure what they are or what they may have been as I am not sure what was awarded, and when. Does anyone have any insight?

An Ard Ri 05-26-2013 08:06 AM

Serbia state funeral for King Peter II

BBC News - Serbia state funeral for King Peter II

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 09:32 AM

Covered by WN:

http://article.wn.com/view-mobile/20...King_Peter_II/

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 09:34 AM

Times of News article:

http://timesofnews.co/2013/05/26/ser...for-last-king/

Cory 05-26-2013 12:44 PM

Which foreign Royals participated besides the Royal couple of Greece, the Royal couple of Bulgaria, the Hereditary couple of romania?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo9VqjbjYZg

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory (Post 1555478)
Which foreign Royals participated besides the Royal couple of Greece, the Royal couple of Bulgaria, the Hereditary couple of romania?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo9VqjbjYZg

Their Majesties King Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians
Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania
Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Sandor and Archduchess Herta of Austria
His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Their Royal Highnesses The Margraf and Margrafin of Baden
Their Serene Highnesses Prince Philipp Erasmus and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein
His Royal Highness Prince Mabandla Dlamini of Swaziland
Princess Ira Von Fürstenberg
His Serene Highness Prince Pierre D' Arenberg.

I was surprised to see that there was no one there from Britain -actually I was really, really surprised at that. HM the Queen is CP Aleksander II god mother and both families seem pretty close. So I am surprised that a representative from the family of any kind was not present.

I was sad to see that Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the other more prominent houses did not send anyone. I find it hard to believe the HRH just refused to send an invite. These were reigning monarchs!

I was surprised that the US didn't send an ambassador or a higher representative as well. Just my thoughts.

It was a beautiful service for a good king and queen as well as a queen beloved by her people and her sons.

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 05:11 PM

The royal families website has a great write up and beautiful photos of the funeral.


http://www.royalfamily.org/?202,en_r...#91;pp_gal]/0/

NGalitzine 05-26-2013 05:28 PM

Royal Musings

Marlene has also posted pictures and description of events on her Royal Musings Blog

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1555528)
Royal Musings

Marlene has also posted pictures and description of events on her Royal Musings Blog

Thank you for posting this! It's fantastic, as her photos are great, and it's nice to here her experience first hand.

Marc23 05-26-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USCtrojan (Post 1555522)
Their Majesties King Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians
Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania
Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Sandor and Archduchess Herta of Austria
His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Their Royal Highnesses The Margraf and Margrafin of Baden
Their Serene Highnesses Prince Philipp Erasmus and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein
His Royal Highness Prince Mabandla Dlamini of Swaziland
Princess Ira Von Fürstenberg
His Serene Highness Prince Pierre D' Arenberg.

I believe that Princess Ira is a Serene Highness also ;)

Queen Camilla 05-26-2013 09:12 PM

USCtrojan

I can understand why the British, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian royal families did not attend and why there were no American representative.

This was a reburial of several people who died at different times several years ago.

Would anyone expect people to attend the reburial of Richard III? (I know centuries have past since he died.)

Who attended the reburial of the Romanov family?

Peter II selected his final resting place only to have his son move him. It might stir some unneeded controversy to any American representative who might have attended.

NGalitzine 05-26-2013 09:26 PM

The American Ambassador seems a high enough official for such an event.

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 09:50 PM

Now that I think about it -perhaps the order placed on/near HM Queen Alexandra's coffin is one of the Greek royal orders? Is there a balkin order expert around on these boards somewhere?

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen Camilla (Post 1555574)
USCtrojan

I can understand why the British, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian royal families did not attend and why there were no American representative.

This was a reburial of several people who died at different times several years ago.

Would anyone expect people to attend the reburial of Richard III? (I know centuries have past since he died.)

Who attended the reburial of the Romanov family?

Peter II selected his final resting place only to have his son move him. It might stir some unneeded controversy to any American representative who might have attended.

Yes, I understand as much. However, I figured that since this was a state funeral (re burial or not) some of the more prominent royals would come and support the family.

Peter II, his wife, mother and brother did not choose to be buried outside of their homeland.

I feel like Richard the third is a little different as be is centuries ago, now if it was George VI or Queen Mary, the Queen Mother or the last king of Sweden I wonder if it might be a little different.

That is all I was saying -nothing negative was meant in my comment.

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1555578)
The American Ambassador seems a high enough official for such an event.

Ahhh, somehow I missed that!

USCtrojan 05-26-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc23 (Post 1555543)

I believe that Princess Ira is a Serene Highness also ;)

Oversight... Thanks 😉

fearghas 05-27-2013 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USCtrojan (Post 1555587)
Yes, I understand as much. However, I figured that since this was a state funeral (re burial or not) some of the more prominent royals would come and support the family.

Peter II, his wife, mother and brother did not choose to be buried outside of their homeland.

I feel like Richard the third is a little different as be is centuries ago, now if it was George VI or Queen Mary, the Queen Mother or the last king of Sweden I wonder if it might be a little different.

That is all I was saying -nothing negative was meant in my comment.

The British and Serbian families have always seemed close. And so I too was disapointed that no represtative was there. Prince Michael would have been a good choice.


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