King Peter II (1923-1970) and Alexandra of Greece (1921-1993)
1. HM King Petar II
2. Future King Petar II between his brothers Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej
3. Christening of Crown Prince Petar ( later HM King Petar II), October 1923.
Left to right: King Alexander I, Queen Elisabetta of Greece, Queen Marie of Rumania, King Ferdinand of Rumania and the Duke and
Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).
4. Wedding of HM King Petar II and HM Queen Aleksandra
Standing (left to right): Duke of Gloucester, Duchess of Kent, King George VI, King Peter, King Haakon VII, Queen Alexandra, Princess Aspasia of Greece, King George II of Greece, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Seated (left to right): Queen Elizabeth, Prince Tomislav, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
5. HM Queen Marija The Queen Mother and HM Petar II after the tragic death of HM King Aleksandar I
6. Hm King Petar II upon taking oath at The Royal Palace in Dedinje on 28 March 1941, wearng the uniform of an air force general, with the Crown and all of the Royal insignia
7. Photo of HM King Petar II at Cambridge University in 1942
8. HM King Petar II with TRH Princess Olga and Princess Jelisaveta at Mother's Day celebrations
9. HRH Crown Prince Petar II receiving French Legion of Honour from French minister Champetier de Ribes, 7 December 1930.
1. HM King Petar II addressing the United States Congress
2. United States Congress June 25, 1942
3. HM King Petar II with Mr. Edsel Ford
4. State visit Istanbul 1909: Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey and King Petar I
5. King Aleksandar I receiving the Address of the House of Representatives
6. Royal gathering in Belgrade
7. HM Queen Marija at the Coronation of her father King Ferdinand of Romania in 1922: Two sisters, H.M. Queen Elizabeth of Greece and H.M. Queen Marie of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, at the Coronation of their Father. The Queens are followed by T.R.H. Princess Irene of Greece, Princess Ileana of Romania and Grand Duchess Viktoria Fyodorovna of Russia.
Yes, it was a pretty awful marriage, beset by financial troubles and made worse by King Peter's despair about his country's plight and his own exile. He and Queen Alexandra were very young when they married and very much in love but it all soon descended into volatily, exacerbated by Peter's heavy drinking. He became an alcoholic.
On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the passing King Peter II, a memorial service was held at the Royal Family Mausoleum of St. George in Oplenac, wreaths were laid at his tomb. On behalf of Crown Prince Alexander, a wreath was laid by Mr. Predrag Markovic, member of the Crown Council.