MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PRINCE PAUL
Belgrade 14 September 2006 - Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine attended today a memorial
service for Тheir Royal Highnesses Prince Paul, Princess Olga and Prince
Nicholas in The Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade.
The son of Prince Paul His Royal Highness Prince
Alexander and daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth were present.
Also present were HRH Princess Lynda widow of the HRH Prince Tomislav and
sons Their Royal Highnesses Prince George and Prince Michael attended the
memorial service. His Holiness Patriarch Paul was present. Many friends of
the Royal Family also paid their respect to the late members of the
Karadjordjevic family. Following the memorial service there was a reception
in the Patriarchate.
The eulogy served by His Grace Bishop of Australia and
New Zealand Irinej.
“Prince Paul will be remembered for his tragic historical
destiny. After the assassination of my grandfather His Majesty King
Alexander I in Marseilles 1934, he was appointed one of the regents that
took care of my father, His Majesty King Peter II. On the dawn of World War
II, although well known as a person who was in favour of strengthening ties
of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia with Great Britain, Prince Paul tried to find a
painless solution for the country, in order to spare it from the destruction
that Europe had already suffered. Unfortunately, his attempt was not
accepted by the public and Allies, which took Prince Paul and his family
Today, on the commemoration 30 years after Prince Paul
died, we remember His Royal Highness with dignity and his efforts to protect
the country from destruction by the Nazi German forces. May he rest in
peace”, stated HRH Crown Prince Alexander II.