Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia
28 November 1959|
Desmond Lorenz de Silva|
(m. 1987; div. 2010)
|Issue||Victoria Marie Esmé Margarita|
|Father||Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia|
|Mother||Princess Margarita of Baden|
Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia (born 28 November 1959) is a member of the House of Karađorđević, the former ruling family of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia. She manages her own businesses and undertakes various commercial work around the world.
Katarina was born in London to Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, second son of Alexander I, King of Yugoslavia, and his first wife, Princess Margarita of Baden. Her father's dynasty having been deposed and banished from Yugoslavia after World War II, she grew up in exile, largely in England. She has one brother, Prince Nikola of Yugoslavia, and two half-brothers, Prince George and Prince Michael. She is a first cousin of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.
She married Sir Desmond Lorenz de Silva QC (born 13 December 1939) on 5 December 1987. They divorced on 6 May 2010. They had one daughter, Victoria Marie Esmé Margarita de Silva (born 6 September 1991 in London).
Katarina is distantly in the line of succession to the British throne as a descendant of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom. Following the death of her mother in 2013 she became the senior female descendant of Queen Victoria, from whom she descends paternally through Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and maternally through Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine. As the granddaughter of Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, she is a grand-niece of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Katarina has served as the president of the Guild of Travel and Tourism in the UK.
- House of Karađorđević: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Saint Sava
- Rwandan Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Crown
- Two Sicilian Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I
- Shaw, edited by Charles Kidd ; assistant editor Christine (2007). Debrett's peerage & baronetage : comprises information concerning the royal family, the peerage and baronetage (147th ed.). Richmond, Surrey: Debrett's. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-870520-80-5. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
- "Top 5 Debutante Balls of the world". Guest of a Guest. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- "top 100 in line to the throne". Channel 4 News. 27 March 2009.
- "but can we say toilet". Daily Mail. 9 July 2013.
- "afternoon tea etiquette". issue. 3 November 2013.
- Royal Family
- King of Rwanda
- Official website
- Royal Etiquette and Butler Training
- Kay, Richard, "Nine lives of Princess Katarina...", Daily Mail, 23 April 2012.
|Lines of succession|
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
| Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Alfred, son of Victoria
Victoria de Silva