Remains of Yugoslav queen to be exhumed in Greece for reburial in Serbia

Twenty years after she died and was buried in her homeland of Greece, Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia’s remains are being exhumed so she can be buried with her husband.

Alexandra, a Greek princess, married Yugoslavia’s exiled King Peter II in London in 1944 during World War II. Yugoslavia’s post-war Communist regime barred them from returning there, and they lived in exile. He died in the U.S. in 1970 and was buried there. She died in London in 1993 and was buried outside Athens.

Peter II’s remains have been returned to Serbia for reburial there on May 26.

Greece’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that Alexandra’s remains are being exhumed Thursday at the request of Serbia’s government. She will be buried with her husband at a family mausoleum near Belgrade.