On the Feast Day of St. Basil of Ostrog, March 12, 2020, at the request of Their Royal Highnesses Princess Barbara, Prince Dushan and Princess Valerie, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, following the Divine Liturgy in the Episcopal Residence in New Rochelle, NY, celebrated the fourth annual Memorial Service for HRH Prince (Knez) Alexander Pavlov Karadjordjevic.
Prince Alexander, the eldest son of late Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, who acted as Regent of Yugoslavia in the 1930s, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, was born on August 13, 1924, at White Lodge, Richmond Park, United Kingdom.
Prince Alexander received his education at the Eton College in England. He participated in World War II as a volunteer and an RAF pilot with at least 1,000 combat flight hours. Following the end of WWII, he settled in Paris.
From two marriages, he left behind the following children: With Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, he has sons Dimitri and Michel, and adopted son Sergey and daughter, Helen. With his wife, Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein, he has a son, Dushan.
Prince Alexander served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Western European Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
He was also patron of the Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism in Belgrade, whose Episcopal Patron is Bishop Irinej of Eastern America.
HRH Prince Alexander Pavlov Karadjordjevic reposed at the age of 91 in Paris on this day in 2016, and is buried at the Royal Family Mausoleum at Oplenac in Topola, Serbia.