The coffins of Peter II, his wife, mother and brother lie inside St George's Church (May 26 2013)
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Serbia state funeral for King Peter II

A state funeral has taken place near Belgrade for Yugoslavia's last king, Peter II, and three other members of his family.

Peter acceded to the throne in 1941, aged 17, but fled 11 days later when the Nazis invaded Yugoslavia. He never returned and died in the US in 1970.

The funeral was also held for his wife, Queen Alexandria, his mother Queen Maria, and brother Prince Andrew.

After the memorial service, they were placed in the family mausoleum.

  • 26 May 2013
  • From the section Europe