About HRH Prince Aleksandar

HRH Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic is the eldest son of HRH Prince Pavle Karadjordjevic and HRH Princess Olga, the grandson of HRH Prince Arsen, the younger brother of HRH King Petar I the Liberator, the great-grandson of HRH Prince Alexander, the youngest son of Vozd Karadjordje Petrovic, the founder of our Royal House. HRH Prince Aleksandar was born on August 13th, 1924, in White Lodge, United Kingdom. By his mother’s genealogy, HRH Prince Aleksandar is of the Russia’s Romanov dynasty and of Greek and Danish line of kings and princes. His grandmother is Her Imperial Highness Jelena Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia and his great-grandmother is HIH Grand Duchess of Russia Olga Konstantinovna. Maternal grandfather, HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, was the third son of Prince William of Denmark, HRH Greek King George I. HRH Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, by the rules of the Royal House from 1930, has the title of Prince of Yugoslavia. He was educated at the Eton College in England. Since the end of March 1941, he was in exile in Greece, Egypt and Kenya. As a volunteer and a pilot for RAF, HRH Prince Aleksandar has participated in the Second World War. After the war, he was a civil aviation pilot with over 6000 flight hours. He managed several companies, was the president of an international airline company. He lives in Paris, France. From two marriages, he has five children – four sons and a daughter. With HRH Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, granddaughter of HRH Queen Helen and Italian King Vittorio Emmanuele, he has sons HRH Princes Dimitri, Michael and Sergey and a daughter, Princess Helen. With his second wife, HRH Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein, he has a son, HRH Prince Dusan. HRH Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic was the vice president of Board of Directors of the Western European Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. On Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day), 2011, HRH Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic founded, and on the suggestion of Mr. Srdjan Stanisic and Mr. Dejan Damnjanovic, accepted to be the patron, protector and the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of the Dragon, thus renewing the tradition of the old Order of the Dragon. Since 2016, and passing away of HRH Prince Aleksandar, HRH Prince Vladimir is the patron and leader of the Sovereign Military Order of the Dragon.