Repatriation of HM Queen Alexandra Remains to Serbia on May 9
Published: 2013 / 05 / 08
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander with his family has the pleasure to inform the public that the process of the exhumation and repatriation of HM Queen Alexandra Remains will take place on Thursday 9 May.
The Remains of HM Queen Alexandra was seen off by representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church at the airport in Athens His Grace Metropolitan Athinogoras and His Grace Archimandrite Patrikio.
On Thursday, 9 May at the Nikola Tesla Belgrade Airport the coffin with the Remains of HM Queen Alexandra will arrive accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine and their son, Mr. David Andrews, High Representative of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece HE Ambassador Dionysius K.Kodellas and HE Ambassador Dragan Zupanjevac (Serbian Ambassador to Greece). It will be awaited by Professor Oliver Antic Special Advisor to the President of Serbia, HE Mr. Demosthenes Stoidis Ambassador of Greece in Serbia, HE Mrs. Mete Kjuel Nielsen Ambassador of Kingdom of Denmark, and His Grace Vicar Bishop of Hvosno Atanasije with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej.
The remains will then be transported to The Royal Chapel of St Andrew the First Called, where a memorial service for HM Queen Alexandra will be officiated by His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej at the at 4.30 p.m.
Following the Church service a reception for state representatives, Members of the Crown Council and Religious dignitaries will take place at The Royal Palace.
Queen Alexandra was the daughter of HM King Alexander of the Hellenes and HRH Princess Aspasia of Greece and Denmark (nee Aspasia Manos). Queen Alexandra was born in Athens Greece 25 March 1921 and died 30 January 1993 in East Sussex England. The Queen was educated at Westfield, the junior school of Heathfield, then she went to Heathfield. Following schooling in England Queen Alexandra went to Mademoiselle Ozanne in Paris. The Queen was previously buried at Tatoi Palace Royal Cemetery near Athens.
HM King Peter II, HM Queen Alexandra and HM Queen Mother Maria will remain at The Royal Chapel of St. Andrew The First Called until the State Funeral on 26 May in the Church of St. George Royal Mausoleum in Oplenac.
The Royal Chapel in the Royal Compound in Dedinje is open every weekend for visitation, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 2 pm.