21 January 2013

Remains of King Peter II of Yugoslavia to be transferred to Serbia on 22 January 2013

Late last week I wrote that the remains of King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923-1934-1945-1970) were soon to be transferred home to Serbia. The Office of Crown Prince Alexander, head of the House of Karadjordjevic and son of the late king, confirmed in a press release today that the transfer would take place tomorrow, Tuesday 22 January:
Earthly remains of HM late King Peter II of Yugoslavia will be transferred to Belgrade, to the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called on Tuesday, 22 January 2013.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine, Princes Peter, Philip and Alexander, together with Crown Princess Katherine’s daughter Alison, will wait for their father, grandfather and father in law at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on 2 pm. H.E. Mr. Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister of Serbia and Prof. Dr. Oliver Antic, advisor to the President of Serbia H.E. Mr. Tomislav Nikolic and member of the Committee for transfer of remains of members of the Royal Family, with representatives of the Army of Serbia will also attend the event.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia will serve the requiem for the late King starting on 3 pm, at the St. Andrew the First Called Royal Chapel in Dedinje.
Details of when King Peter II's coffin will be taken to the Royal Mausoleum at Topola outside Belgrade will be given later.

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