Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine confirmed on Thursday, 27 April 2023, they will be attending King Charles III’s Coronation.

Crown Prince Alexander with his ‘dear cousin’ King Charles III.
Photo: The Royal Palace, Belgrade

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will crown King Charles and Queen Camilla in a historic ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023 – the first in 70 years and a ‘once-in-a-generation event’.

Crown Princess Katherine and I are honoured and very happy that we will attend this historical event, the coronation of my dear cousin, HM King Charles III. Events like this are of great importance for constitutional parliamentary monarchies and their people. It honours a centuries-old tradition and represents a statehood and cultural moment of great significance for the country and its citizens.

The ceremony of Coronation represents the Monarch’s pledge in front of God that he will perform his important duty of serving the people. King Charles is already with great devotion carrying out these responsibilities of the highest significance. I am certain that this important event will be an inspiration for him to continue with the same energy and determination, which he inherited from his late mother and my beloved godmother, HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia, 27 April 2023

Crown Prince Alexander is descended from Queen Victoria through her son, Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

King Alexander I of Yugoslavia married Princess Maria, the second daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and his wife, Marie of Edinburgh, on 8 June 1922, in Saint Michael’s Cathedral in Belgrade – establishing ties between the British Royal Family and the Karadjordjevic dynasty.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall greet Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine as they arrive at Buckingham Palace in 2012 for a Diamond Jubilee dinner.
Photo: AP Photo/Sean Dempsey, Pool

King George V sent his son Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) as his representative at the wedding, and again as godfather at the christening of Crown Prince Peter (later King Peter II) in 1923.

Further ties tween the two families occurred when King Peter II married Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh’s niece Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, in 1944.

Crown Prince Alexander and King Charles III, as Prince of Wales. Photo: The Royal Palace, Belgrade

King Peter and Queen Alexandra were among the royal guests when Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip on 20 November 1947 in Westminster Abbey.

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine visited the United Kingdom to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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