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Serbian Prince Dushan marries Valerie De Muzio

The Serbian Prince Dushan married Ms Valerie De Muzio in the church of Saint George in Oplenac, Serbia on Saturday. The religious ceremony was officiated by Bishop Jovan of Sumadija and Bishop Irinej of the Eastern Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America. Prince Dushan Karadjordjevic is the grandson of the late Prince Paul and Princess Olga and therefore the son of Prince Alexander and Princess Barbara.

The wedding was attended by several royals including Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Prince Katherine; 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.

The new couple together with the Crown Prince Couple of Serbia. Photo: Royal Palace Belgrade.

Following the wedding, there was a dinner at the White Palace, hosted by Crown Prince Alexander who wished the newlyweds good health and a long and happy life together. The White Palace is a royal residence of the Karađorđević dynasty, and it is located in the Royal Compound, in the Dedinje area of Belgrade. The White Palace is located in the same complex as the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Karađorđević Royal Family.

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. Thereafter, he decided to spend a year in Belgrade, where he studied the language and travelled all around the country to reconnect with his heritage and roots.

Prince Dusan’s father, Prince Alexander, was born in the United Kingdom and was approximately 1374th in the line of succession to the British throne. As a nephew of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, he was a first cousin of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Michael of Kent. The Prince served in the British Royal Air Force during World War II.

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.