His Royal Highness Prince Dushan and Ms. Valerie De Muzio were united in holy matrimony in the church of Saint George in Oplenac, Serbia. The religious ceremony was officiated by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America. The bridegroom’s best man was his best friend Mr. Alexander Sehnaoui, and the bride’s one was Mr. Terry Tsiolis, Greek rooted international fashion photographer and Valerie’s friend for over than 20 years.
The wedding of Prince Dushan Karadjordjevic, the grandson of the late TRH Prince Paul and Princess Olga, son of TRH Prince Alexander and Princess Barbara, and Ms. Valerie De Muzio, was attended by many members and friends of the Royal Family Karadjordjevic from Serbia and abroad. The wedding was attended by Prince Dushan’s mother HRH Princess Barbara, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, TRH Prince Philip and Princess Danica, Prince Michael of Yugoslavia, Princess Barbara’s brother Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein with his spouse and children Marie, Anna and Johannes, Helen von Habsburg, Count Ignaz Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach with his spouse Robinia, Prince Tassilo Ferdinand Metternich-Sándor, Alexander and Rodolphe Liechtenstein and Countess Elisabeth Kaindl-Schonborn.
Following the wedding and dinner at the White Palace, HRH Crown Prince Alexander wished the newlyweds good health, a long and happy life together.
With Serbian and Liechtenstein origins, and having been in English boarding schools for eleven years, Prince Dusan pursued his studies at McGill University in Montreal, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. He decided thereafter to spend a year in Belgrade where he studied the language and travelled all around Serbia to reconnect with his heritage and roots. Prince Dusan’s first internship was at UNESCO, and then he worked within L’Oréal’s Travel-Retail division and Eurosport in marketing and communications. Following he joined an entrepreneurial project in the air cargo sector, where he worked on creating a cargo hub in South America. Prince Dusan spent nine years working in one of the world’s leading creative advertising boutique network (FRED & FARID) in Paris and New York, which specializes in social, content, technical solutions for brands, working on various international brands, and collaborated with leading figures in digital art, music, fashion, photography, politics and sport.
With Italian origins from her father’s side, and Hungarian origins from her mother, Ms. Valerie De Muzio grew up in New Jersey and spent the last 25 years in New York City. After attending New York Fashion Institute for Technology, she has many years of diverse experience working at the intersection of fashion advertising, editorial and public relations: Gucci Public Relations Manager, Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Market Editor, W Magazine Fashion Market Director, Management + Artists Director of Style Division, Kids Creative Agency Executive Art Buyer / New Business Development.