Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia

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Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Born (1980-02-05) 5 February 1980 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
House Karađorđević
Father Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
Mother Princess Maria da Gloria, Duchess of Segorbe
Religion Serbian Orthodox
Styles of
The Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
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Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir
Yugoslav Royal Family
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HRH The Crown Prince
HRH The Crown Princess

Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia (born 5 February 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, United States), also known as Petar III Karađorđević (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар III Карађорђевић), is the eldest son of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza. Prince Peter is the grandson of King Peter II. His godfather was Prince Alexander, son of Prince-Regent Paul and his godmother is Princess Anne of the United Kingdom.


Education and career[edit]

Prince Peter lived in Chicago until the end of 1981, when he moved with his parents to Virginia. In 1983, he first attended morning pre-school in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, and in 1984, he went to day school. In 1988 at the age of eight, he was a student at one of London's top preparatory day schools. In June 1998, he graduated from The King's School, Canterbury in England having obtained three A-levels in Art, Spanish, and French, and ten GCSEs. In 1999, he completed in London an art foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts (London Institute). In May 2000, he concluded a series art programmes on the European continent mainly in Barcelona and Seville. He spent a year 1999–2000 at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a renowned art school on the East Coast of the United States. He is currently working in the field of graphic design and computer technologies.

He speaks English, Spanish and French, and is continuing with his Serbian studies.

Before the Serbian 5 October 2000 revolution, he travelled to Serbia in 1991 and in July 2000. On 17 July 2001, he and the Royal Family took up residence in the Royal Palace in Belgrade. He has travelled throughout Europe, the United States, and has visited the Middle East, South East Asia, Central and South America.



Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Born: 5 February 1980
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Alexander II
as King of Serbia (Titular)
Crown Prince of Serbia
4 February 2003 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Title abolished, merger of Kingdom of Serbia into Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavian royalty
Preceded by
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
as Hereditary Prince
Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
5 February 1980 – 4 February 2003
Reason for succession failure:
Communists abolished the Kingdom in 1945, SFR Yugoslavia Breakup on 1992 and Federal Republic Yugoslavia split in 2003 and Montenegro declare independence in 2006
Title abolished
Lines of succession
First Line of succession to the Yugoslavian throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
Preceded by
Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
Line of succession to the British throne
(descended from Alfred, son of Victoria)