1 March 2011 "DAN"
Interview with HRH Crown Prince Alexander
for “Dan” newspapers Montenegro
Crown Prince Alexander Karageorgevitch speaking with “Dan”
regarding the position of the Serbian people in Montenegro: Serbs to be a
I doubt that translation of Njegos’ Gorski vijenac to
Montenegrin would be better than the original in Serbian language, says
Crown Prince Alexander Karageorgevitch says in his interview
for Dan that Serbs should be one of constitutive nations in Montenegro.
Commenting on more frequent attacks on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro
and attempts of assimilation of Serbian people, he says that historically
speaking “actions motivated by passions instead of good reason are rarely
~ There will be census organized in Montenegro in one
month. What do you think about current status of Serbian people in Montenegro?
- I believe that the Serbian nation should be one of
constitutive nations in Montenegro. Only then we will have mutual responsibility
– different nations of Montenegro towards the state and from the state towards
its nations and citizens. Otherwise, the state interests of Montenegro and their
implementation would not be secured without basic consensus of all members of
the parliament. And that is not the case now.
~ What are your comments regarding pressures towards the
Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbian culture and attempts to assimilate the
Serbian nation in Montenegro?
- Any actions motivated by passions instead of good reasoning
are rarely successful in historic sense. I doubt that translation of Njegos’
Gorski vijenac to Montenegrin would be better than original in the Serbian
~ How do you see the role of Karageorgevitch Dynasty in
- We want to represent the state in the best possible way, to
improve its’ image abroad and to promote connections with the world. Also, we
try to help our people with humanitarian activities and to bring investors in
~ How do you see the role of the Dynasty in the region,
especially in countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, with huge
- Other states, of course, have other priorities. Loyalty to
the Monarchy is deeply rooted with our nation all across the Balkans.
~ How do you see the future formal and informal role of
Constitutional Monarchy in Serbia, or other neighbouring countries where Serbs
- That role would be the same as in other Constitutional
Monarchies such as Denmark, Norway, Spain, Netherlands, and others. The Monarch
is head of the state and he reigns, while Prime Minister and his cabinet govern
the country, based on people’s will represented by the parliament elected via
free elections. The beauty of this system is based on the fact that head is
neutral, is not a member of any political party, and guarantees unity,
continuity and foundation of the state.
Struggle for compatriots living abroad
~ Are you the Crown Prince of Serbia or Yugoslavia?
- The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later on Yugoslavia, was a
political reality from 1918 till 2003, even 2006. After all, the reality now is
Serbia, and the new mission of modernizing, European unity, good neighbourhood
relations, and the peaceful defending of the legitimate rights of the Serbian
nation outside our state borders.