Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, son Ex-King Peter who died last week after 30 years' exile, has announced that he will not be crowned king in succession to his father.
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TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ 4): (PRINCE) "It has come to my knowledge that a suggestion has been put forward by some Yugoslavs in the United States, that I should be crowned as a King in exile. I have not been consulted in this matter., Had I been so, I would have made clear that in my opinion such an act could have no constitutional effect, and could well be the cause of political friction. If at some future time the Yugoslav people as a whole decide that they should wish to have a restoration of the monarchy, then I shall give this question deep consideration...in the light of events at the time."
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Background: Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, son Ex-King Peter who died last week after 30 years' exile, has announced that he will not be crowned king in succession to his father.
The announcement was made to Yugoslavs attending a memorial service for King Peter at the Serbian Orthodox Church in Notting Hill, London, on Sunday (8th November). The congregation heard the Crown Prince, who's British subject and Lieutenant in the British Army, commenting on a rift among Yugoslavs in America, between Royalists and supporters of President Tito, and on the question of succession.