THE ROYAL COMPLEX PRESENTS “THE LIFE
AND TIMES OF A QUEEN – QUEEN MARIA OF YUGOSLAVIA” EXHIBITION
FOR MUSEUM NIGHTS
Belgrade, 15 May 2010 – The Royal Complex
in Belgrade once again was pleased to participate in this
year's “Museum Nights” with an exclusive exposition “The
Life and Times of a Queen” dedicated to Her Majesty Queen
Maria of Yugoslavia, the grandmother of His Royal Highness
Crown Prince Alexander II. The exhibition was displayed in
the Thatched House – the first building erected on the
premises of the Royal Complex.
The exhibition “The Life and Moments of a
Queen” gave visitors a unique opportunity to learn
little-known facts and details about the life of Queen Maria
of Yugoslavia. At the same time, it took visitors to the
time when Queen Maria strolled the Palace Park and sculpted
her self portrait in her art workshop.
The Yugoslav Queen, Queen Maria
Karadjordjevic, was born in 1900 in the German City of Gotha
in the Castle of Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and
Edinburgh, the third child of the Romanian Crown Prince
Ferdinand and Maria Hohenzollern. She was raised in the
Romanian Palace following all the traditions and codes of a
Reigning Royal Family.
In 1922, when she married His Majesty
King Alexander I, the Romanian Princess became the Queen of
the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and later in 1929 she became
the Queen of Yugoslavia. The following year, she gave birth
to the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Peter
Karadjordjevic; then in 1925 Prince Tomislav and in 1928
Prince Andrej Karadjordjevic. Queen Maria dedicated most of
her life to humanitarian work, and as such is remembered
fondly by our nation and people. In the memory of the
Yugoslavian people, she is remembered as a kind, generous,
modest and emancipated woman – a true Queen.
The Royal Palace would like to warmly
thank the Archive of Yugoslavia, the Foundation of HM King
Peter I in Oplenac, the Museum of the City of Belgrade, the
Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, the Postal Museum, Digital
Printing Centre (DPC) and private collectors for their
contribution to this exhibition.