Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia

Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia (Serbian Cyrillic: Андреј Карађорђевић; 28 June 1929 – 7 May 1990) was the youngest child of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (1888–1934) and Maria of Yugoslavia (1900–1961). His paternal grandparents were King Peter I of Serbia (1844–1921) and Princess Zorka of Montenegro (1864–1890), while his maternal grandparents were King Ferdinand of Romania (1865–1927) and Princess Marie of Edinburgh (1875–1938).[1]

Prince Andrew
Prince of Yugoslavia
Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia, portrait.jpg
Born(1929-06-28)28 June 1929
Bled, Kingdom of SCS
(now Slovenia)
Died7 May 1990(1990-05-07) (aged 60)
Irvine, California, U.S.
(m. 1956; div. 1962)

Princess Kira of Leiningen
(m. 1963; div. 1972)

Eva Maria Andjelkovich
(m. 1974)
IssuePrincess Maria Tatiana
Prince Christopher
Princess Lavinia Marie
Prince Karl Vladimir
Prince Dimitri
FatherAlexander I of Yugoslavia
MotherMaria of Yugoslavia


After the fall of the monarchy in Yugoslavia, he went into exile in London, where, after graduating in mathematics from Clare College, Cambridge University, he became an insurance broker.

Marriages and issueEdit

On 2 August 1956, he married his third cousin-once-removed Princess Christina of Hesse (10 January 1933 – 21 November 2011), in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany. She was the eldest child of Prince Christoph of Hesse and his wife, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (a sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II). They had two children,[2] both of whom were godchildren of the Duke of Edinburgh:[3]

  • Princess Maria Tatiana ("Tania") of Yugoslavia (18 July 1957),[4] married 30 June 1990 Gregory Per Edward Anthony Michael Thune-Larsen.
    • Sonia Tatiana Thune-Larsen (29 October 1992).
    • Olga Kristin Thune-Larsen (26 October 1995).
  • Prince Christopher (4 February 1960 – 14 May 1994), a science teacher who died in a bicycle accident.

The couple divorced in London on 31 May 1962.[2]

On 18 September 1963, he married his second cousin Princess Kira Melita of Leiningen (18 July 1930 – 24 September 2005), daughter of Karl, Prince of Leiningen, and Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia. They had three children:[2]

  • Princess Lavinia Marie of Yugoslavia (18 October 1961), born while her father was still married to Princess Christina of Hesse and registered as Lavinia Maria Lane; she was adopted legally by her parents on 15 November 1965, enabling her to be recognized a legitimate member of the Royal House of Yugoslavia.[4][5] Married firstly 20 May 1989 Erastos Dimitrios Sidiropoulos (divorced 14 June 1993) and secondly on 4 October 1998 Austin Prichard-Levy (1953–2017).
    • Nadya Marie George (11 December 1987), illegitimate; fathered by Roy Rexford Finnimore, her surname was changed to Sidiropoulos in 1990.[2][6]
    • Andrej Aristotle Sidiropoulos (22 February 1990).
    • Luca Orlando Christopher Prichard-Levy (14 February 2000).
  • Prince Karl Vladimir Cyril Andrej of Yugoslavia (11 March 1964), married 18 April 2000 Brigitte Müller.
    • Prince Kirill of Yugoslavia (stillborn July/August 2001).[2][7][8]
  • Prince Dimitri Ivan Mihailo of Yugoslavia (21 April 1965).

They were divorced in Frankfurt am Main on 10 July 1972.[2][4]

Andrej married thirdly Eva Maria, (born 26 August 1926 as Milica Andjelkovich in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia - died 13 December 2020 in Palm Springs, California) on 30 March 1974 in Palm Springs, California, USA.[4] The couple had no issue.


He was found dead in his car in Irvine, California, U.S., on 7 May 1990. The death was determined to be suicide by carbon monoxide.[4][9] His remains were initially buried in New Gračanica Monastery, Third Lake, Illinois. They remained there until 2013, when they were returned to Serbia and buried in Saint George's Church, Oplenac, on 26 May 2013.



  1. ^ Family Tree of the Royal House of Yugoslavia Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  2. ^ a b c d e f Genealogy of the Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia: HRH Prince Andrej and his descendants [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  3. ^ Strong, Gemma. "Prince Philip's godchildren include a former pop star and a used car salesman". Hello Magazine. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Eilers, Marlene (1997). Queen Victoria's Descendants. Sweden: Rosvall Royal Books. pp. 67–68. ISBN 91-630-5964-9.
  5. ^ Princess Lavinia of Yugoslavia in: [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  6. ^ Descendants of Queen Victoria's siblings [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  7. ^ Monarchies of Europe: Yugoslavian Royal Family [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  8. ^ Prince Karl Wladimir of Yugoslavia in: [retrieved 17 February 2016].
  9. ^ "Person Page".

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