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Christina Oxenberg publishes a new book about the Serbian Royal Family

Christina Oxenberg, daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and descendant of the Serbian House of Karageorgevic, is due to have her seventh book published. This time, it is about her own family, the Serbian Royal Family of Karageorgevic. The book can be described as part memoir, part royal history and contains several never before released photos of the Royal Family from Ocenberg’s private collection. The book follows Oxenberg when she, in 2014, visited Serbia for the first time to discover her family history.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine had tea with Mrs Christina Oxenberg and “Quartet Books” publishing house’s representatives at the Claridge’s Hotel in London, to celebrate the forthcoming publication of the book Dynasty in November of last year. The book will be released for sale in British bookstores beginning 15 February. It is already on sale in the United States and can be purchased digitally, as well.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and Mrs Christina Oxenberg in front of the apartment 212 in Claridge’s Hotel where HRH Crown Prince Alexander was born. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

This particular hotel has a strong history associated with the Serbian Royal Family. Crown Prince Alexander was born there while in exile during World War II. When Royal Central met the Crown Prince in Serbia last summer, he spoke of this special event.

To Royal Central’s Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen, the Crown Prince said: “Well, I was born in Claridge’s Hotel, by plan, and the suite was turned into Yugoslav territory, which was a very nice gesture by then Prime Minister Winston Churchill. This was unusual, yes, but it did happen with the Dutch Royal Family in Ottawa, also.”

Cover of Dynasty by Christina Oxenberg. Photo: Historywriter2061 via Wikimedia Commons.

Christina Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Serbia. Princess Elizabeth of Serbia was born in 1936 in Belgrade as the third child and only daughter of Prince Pavle of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.

For her entire life, Princess Elizabeth has been a dedicated human rights activist, and in 2004, she decided to run for President of Serbia in that year’s Serbian presidential election. This was despite her cousin Alexander’s objections, who stated that the Royal Family should stay out of politics. She received 63,991 votes or 2.1%, finishing in 6th place out of fifteen candidates.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.