Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Његово Краљевско Височанство Принц Наследник Петар Карађорђевић од Србија.jpg
Born (1980-02-05) 5 February 1980 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
FatherAlexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
MotherPrincess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza
Yugoslav royal family
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg

HRH The Crown Prince
HRH The Crown Princess

Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia (born 5 February 1980), also known as Peter III Karađorđević (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар III Карађорђевић / Petar III Karađorđević), is the eldest son of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, and Princess Maria da Gloria of Orléans-Braganza. Prince Peter is the grandson of King Peter II.

Education and career

Peter lived in Chicago until the end of 1981, when he moved with his parents to Virginia. In 1983, he first attended morning pre-school in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and in 1984, he went to day school. In 1988 at the age of eight, he was a student at one of London's top preparatory day schools. In June 1998, he graduated from The King's School, Canterbury, in England, having obtained three A-levels in Art, Spanish, and French, and ten GCSEs. In 1999, he completed in London an art foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts (London Institute). He spent the 1999–2000 year at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a renowned art school on the East Coast of the United States. In May 2000, he concluded a series of art programmes on the European continent mainly in Barcelona and Seville.

He is currently working in the field of graphic design and computer technologies.

He speaks English, Spanish and French, and is continuing with his Serbian studies.

Before the Serbian 5 October 2000 revolution, he travelled to Serbia in 1991 and in July 2000. On 17 July 2001, he and the Royal Family took up residence in the Royal Palace in Belgrade. He has travelled throughout Europe, the United States, and has visited the Middle East, South East Asia, and Central and South America.

His godfather was the late Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.

National dynastic honours



  • "HRH Hereditary Prince Peter". Official Website of The Serbian Royal Family.
  • Royal Mausoleum Oplenac
Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Born: 5 February 1980
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
as Crown Prince of Serbia
Hereditary Prince of Serbia
4 February 2003 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Title abolished, merger of Kingdom of Serbia into Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavian royalty
Preceded by
Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia
as Hereditary Prince
Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
5 February 1980 – 4 February 2003
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1945
Title abolished
Lines of succession
First Line of succession to the former Yugoslav throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
Preceded by
The Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
Line of succession to the British throne
(descended from Alfred, son of Victoria)