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Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia

Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia

Yugoslav Princess + Serbian Princess + Serbian Presidential Candidate
Born Apr 7, 1936

Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia is a Serbian and Yugoslav princess, a member of the House of Karageorgevich, a human rights activist and a former presidential candidate for Serbia. She is also known as Jelisaveta Karadjordjevic.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.


1936 Birth Born on April 7, 1936.


1947 11 Years Old On 2nd August 1947, Edvard Kardelj, then vice president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, issued a decree that confiscated all these properties from the royal Karadjordjević family. This followed an earlier decree in March 1947, stripping the family of their citizenship. His decree, the ‘National Assembly of the Presidency of the People’s Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,’ was abolished in 2001 after the deposing of Slobodan Milošević. … Read More


1961 25 Years Old Princess Elizabeth married Howard Oxenberg (1919–2010), an American clothing manufacturer, on 21 January 1961 in a civil ceremony in Manassas, Virginia. The couple had two daughters together: actress Catherine Oxenberg and sweater designer Christina Oxenberg. They divorced in 1966.


1969 33 Years Old A few years later in London on 23 September 1969, she married banker Neil Balfour (born 1944); they had one son, Nicholas Augustus Balfour. In 1978 that marriage also ended in divorce.


1987 51 Years Old On 28 February 1987 in New York City she married the former Prime Minister of Peru Manuel Ulloa Elías (1922–1992), at the time the country's Minister of Economy, Finance, and Commerce. … Read More
1989 53 Years Old Working behind the scenes through United Nations programs, she also journeyed to the Vatican in 1989 to ask Monsignor Tauran, then Holy See Secretary for State relations, to help improve relations between Catholic and Orthodox communities in Yugoslavia.
1990 54 Years Old At the end of 1990, she created the Princess Elizabeth Foundation, a non-political, not-for-profit organization after foreseeing the crucial importance of a vehicle to address the tension brewing just below the surface. … Read More
1991 55 Years Old Before the breakup of Yugoslavia began in 1991, she invited the Orthodox Bishop Sava and the Mufti of Belgrade, along with the Yugoslav Minister for Religious Affairs to attend a conference in Moscow that was hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev. … Read More


2002 66 Years Old In 2002, Princess Elizabeth received the first Nuclear Disarmament Forum Award, the Demiurgus Peace International, (accompanying president Vladimir Putin, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ted Turner and others) for outstanding achievements in the field of strengthening peace among nations in Zug, Switzerland.
2004 68 Years Old She decided to run for President of Serbia in the 2004 Serbian presidential election, despite her cousin Alexander's objections, stating that the Royal Family should stay out of politics. … Read More
2008 72 Years Old HRH Princess Jelisaveta was granted heraldic arms in June 2008. … Read More
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