Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (1928–1954)

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Prince Nikola
House House of Karađorđević
Father Prince Paul of Yugoslavia
Mother Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
Born (1928-06-29)29 June 1928
London, England, UK
Died 12 April 1954(1954-04-12) (aged 25)
Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Burial St. George′s Church, Serbia
Religion Serbian Orthodox

Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia (June 29, 1928 – April 12, 1954), the younger son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia by his wife Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, was born in London. He died in a car crash at Datchet in Buckinghamshire (now Berkshire).

Biography[edit]

Known as "Nicky", he was educated in England at Oxford University and was a frequent social escort to Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. The press often linked them romantically and speculated on a possible marriage between them.

Prince Nikola was unmarried and was survived by his parents, Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; brother, Prince Alexander; sister, Princess Elizabeth; grandmother, Grand Duchess Elena of Russia, Princess of Greece and Denmark; and his aunt, the Duchess of Kent.

Death[edit]

Nikola died in an automobile accident in Buckinghamshire, England, just five miles from the home of his aunt, the Duchess of Kent. (Datchet, the place of death, was transferred to the county of Berkshire in 1974). His funeral service was held in London at the Serbian Orthodox Church on 17 April 1954.[1] On the 28th of September, in 2012, his remains were exhumed from the cemetery in Lausanne, and returned to Serbia. Together with his parents, he was buried in the Karađorđević family mausoleum in Oplenac, near Topola, on the 6th of October, in 2012.[2]

Ancestry[edit]

He was a paternal grandson of Arsen Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia and Princess Aurora Pavlovna Demidova di San Donato. He was a maternal grandson of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna Romanovna of Russia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nikola Karađorđević". Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ostaci Karađorđevića na Oplencu". Tanjug. 5.10.2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)