Saturday, May 14, 2016

Royal Profile: Prince Alexander of Yugoslaiva

Prince Alexander Pavlov of Yugoslavia was born on 13 August 1924 as the first child of Prince Paul of Yugoslaiva & Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, Princess of Greece & Denmark {Source}. He has a younger brother and sister{Source}:
  1. Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (1928-1954, car accident)
  2. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (1936-)
    1. Howard Oxenbourg (m. 1961-1966, div)
      1. Catherine Oxenberg (1961)
        1. Robert Evans (m. July 1998, annulled)
        2. Casper van Dien (m. 1999-2015, div)
          1. India River Oxenbourg (1991, father unknown)
          2. Maya Van Dien Oxenberg (2001)
          3. Celeste Alma Van Dien Oxenberg (2003)
      2. Christina Oxenberg (1962)
        1.  Damian Elwes (m. 1986)
    2. Neil Roxburgh Balfour (1944, m. 1969-1978, div)
      1. Nicholas Augustus Balfour (1970) 
        1. Stéphanie B. V. de Brouwer  (m. 2000)
          1. India Lily Balfour (2002)
          2. Gloria Elizabeth Balfour (2005)
          3. Olympia Rose Balfour (2007)
          4. Georgia Veronika Stefania Balfour (2010)
    3. Manuel Ulloa Elías (m. 1987, sep. 1989, his death 1992)
He grew up in London, and was a cousin of  Prince Edward, Duke of KentPrince Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy through their maternal lines- his mother Olga and their mother Mariana were sisters. he was also a first cousin once removed of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as Prince Alexander's great grandfather was Prince Philip's grandfather (George I of Greece).

Prince Alexander has been married twice. His first marriage took place on 12 February 1955, to Princess Maria Pia of Savoy{Source}. Together, they have the following children, children-in-law, grandchildren{Source}:
  1. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia (1958, twin)
  2. Prince Michael of Yugoslavia (1958, twin)
  3. Prince Sergius of Yugoslavia (1963, twin)
  4. Princess Helene of Yugoslavia (1963, twin)
    1. Thierry Gaubert (m 1988)
      1. Milena Maria-Pia Angelique Armaule Gaubert (1988)
      2. Nastasia Marie-José Tania Vanessa Isabelle Gaubert (1991)
      3. Leopold Umberto Armand Michel Gaubert (1997)
Prince Alexander and Princess Maria-Pia divorced in 1967{Source}. In November 1973, he would married Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein (1942, cousin of the Princely couple of Liechtenstein). Together, they have one son{Source}:
  1. Prince Dušan Paul of Yugoslavia (1977)
Although his royal line was defunct from power, he reamined active in Serbian affairs. He was a founding member of the Serbian Unity Congress {Source}. He was patron of the Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism {Source}. In February 2008, he issued a statment condemning the declaration of independence of Kosovo {Source}. For his 90th birthday in 2014, the UK's Majesty Magazine celebrated his life with an article and photos.

Prince Alexander died on 12 May 2016 in Paris, where he and his wife had lived for many years {Source}{Source}. He is survived by his wife, four children, a son in law and three grandchildren, as well as his sister and several nieces and nephews.

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