STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF
With regard to some uncertainties and different interpretations brought out in public related to the property status of Kraljevski Dvor (Royal Palace) and Beli Dvor (White Palace) in Belgrade, the Crown Council requested the Chancellery of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar II to present the following facts to the public:
At the time when His Majesty King Petar II was still a minor, and during the Regency administration of H.R.H. Prince Pavle, Dr. Radenko Stanković and Dr. Ivo Perović, the City of Belgrade District Court, competent for the inheritance of the deceased King Aleksandar I Karađorđević the Unifier, issued on the 27th October 1938 Decree No. O.428/34, determining the entire real estate and movable property of King Aleksandar I the Unifier, specified in more detail in the above mentioned Decree of the District Court for the City of Belgrade. The Decree lists in points 1 to 7 all the real estate at Dedinje stating the parcel numbers from the Real Estate Register, including the Palace (Old Palace) with surrounding terrain, yard and forest, as well as the building «Beli Dvor» with the appertaining houses.
The aforementioned Decree of the City of Belgrade District Court pronounced as the heirs of the entire private real estate and movable property of the deceased King Aleksandar I the Unifier, his underage sons: His Majesty King Petar II, His Royal Highness Prince Tomislav and His Royal Highness Prince Andrija, in equal parts. This Decree became official on the 4th of March 1939. All this property, as well as all the other property of the Karađorđević’s family was confiscated on the basis of the Edict of the Presidency Presidium of the People's Assembly of the FPRY Pov.No.1433 of the 2nd of August 1947 which, in point 6, under paragraph a., states that the “Palaces Dedinje and Beli Dvor” – “ are registered in Real Estate Municipality Belgrade 7 in the names of Petar, Tomislav and Andrej Karađorđević, real estate excerpt 82, 86 and 89 on 9 parcels“.
The aforementioned Decree was abolished by the Law on the Abolishment of the Edict of Confiscation of Citizenship and Property from the Karađorđević's Family, of 2001. This law determined that the conditions for the return of the confiscated property will be regulated by a special law.
The above status remains unchanged up to the present.