HRH Prince Peter was born 5 February 1980 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the eldest son of HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HIRH Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans and Bragança. Prince Peter is the grandson of HM King Peter II and HM Queen Alexandra. His Godfather was HRH Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, son of HRH Prince Regent Paul of Yugoslavia.
Prince Peter lived in Chicago until the end of 1981, when he moved with his parents to Virginia. In 1983, he first attended day pre-school in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, following this he went to day school. In 1985 at the age of five he joined his father Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine in London where he attended kindergarten together with his brothers, then one of London’s top preparatory day schools.
Prince Peter at the age of thirteen went to The King’s School Canterbury in England and graduated in 1998 having obtained three “A” levels in Art, Spanish and French, and ten GCSE’s (General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Prince Peter completed in London an art foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts (London Institute). He also completed a series of design and illustration programmes on the European continent mainly in Barcelona and Seville. After spending a year at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) on the East Coast of the United States, he started working in the field of graphic design and art direction in London and New York, working with many international clients and brands. His passions include collaborating with other creatives outside of his direct area of expertise to achieve new and exciting visual concepts and ideas in a variety of media.