Requiem fifty second anniversary of passing of HM Queen Maria at St. George Church Oplenac
Published: 2013 / 06 / 22
On the occasion of the fifty second anniversary of the death of Her Majesty Queen Maria, the clergy of Oplenac officiated a Holy Liturgy and Requiem at the Church of St. George today. Representatives of HM King Peter I Foundation in Oplenac laid a wreath and lit candles at her tomb.
The Queen was buried at The Royal Burial grounds in Frogmore near Windsor Castle. Her remains were transferred to Serbia on April 29, to the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called next to the Royal Palace Belgrade. Her Majesty Queen Maria was put to rest near her husband His Majesty King Alexander I, during the State Funeral when His Majesty King Peter II, Her Majesty Queen Alexandra and His Royal Highness Prince Andrej were buried on 26 May 2013.
HM Queen Maria was the daughter of HM King Ferdinand of Romania and HM Queen Marie of Romania (a daughter of HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, a son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom). The Queen was born in Gotha, Thuringia, in Germany 6 January 1900 and died in London 22 June 1961. Her Majesty married HM King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in Belgrade 8 June 1922 and they had three sons Crown Prince Peter (later HM King Peter II), Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej.