His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander will celebrate his 71st birthday privately on Sunday, 17 July in the presence of his Family. Crown Prince Alexander warmly thanks everyone who sent congratulations for his birthday.

Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, also named Alexander II Karađorđević (born 17 July 1945), was the last heir to the defunct throne of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and is currently the claimant to the abolished throne of the precursor Kingdom of Serbia. He is the head of the House of Karađorđević. Alexander is the only child of former King Peter II and his wife, Alexandra of Greece and Denmark. He legally held the title “Crown Prince Aleksandar” in the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia for the first four-and-a-half months of his life, from 17 July 1945 (his birth) until his father’s deposition by Yugoslavia’s communist authorities in late November of the same year.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he is known to enjoy close relationships with his relatives in the British royal family, his support of monarchism, and his humanitarian work. His godfather was King George VI and his godmother is Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Charles, Prince of Wales is his second cousin, as are the former King of Greece, and the former King of Romania.