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Usually these old grainy photos are not flattering to their subjects, but she is stunning. Very cool picture OP
[The wedding to King Alexander Karađorđević](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fc/6c/5f/fc6c5fea362a9aee0b14d5d7e000e0f0.jpg) in 1922.
Some footage of the wedding ceremony in Belgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkw4IM_gAg0
[With the King](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/28/b1/25/28b1251ab8914ac7ea88219c3504d45a.jpg).
The two of them, [with their three sons.](http://www.vreme.com/g/images/1043603_27-05.jpg)
[At the funeral](http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YgecBNjHNEA/VDeKSy2v-nI/AAAAAAAAE6Q/8fAqR_npt18/s1600/Sahrana-Aleksandra-I.jpg) of her husband (who was assassinated in 1934 in Marseilles, France). Her eldest son Peter II is the kid in the photo; late King Alexander’s paternal uncle, Prince Arsen is the old guy behind her, and his son and soon to be regent until Peter II turns 18, Pavle, is behind Marija, to the right (his wife Olga is the other woman).
The assassination of Alexander was probably the first assassination caught on camera. Louis Barthou, French Foreign Affairs Minister and former PM of France was also killed:
Alexander’s body arrives to the port of Split in Yugoslavia (today’s Croatia), the service held there, the procession in Belgrade, and the funeral in the royal mausoleum in Oplenac:
Queen Maria and the three sons were banned from returning to Yugoslavia in 1945.
The Queen in exile:
Her remains, and the remains of her eldest son, Peter II, the last King of Yugoslavia, [were returned to Serbia in 2013](http://www.royalfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/kraljevska-porodica-predsednik-srbije-premijer-srpska-crkva-i-srpski-narod-prisustvovali-ceremoniji-drzavne-sahrane-u-kraljevskom-mauzoleju-na-oplencu.jpg) and buried in the family crypt of the Karadjordjevic dynasty in [Oplenac.](http://www.oplenac.rs/wpeng/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/cropped-LX7V2055.jpg)
“Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
a medley of extemporanea,
And love is a thing that can never go wrong,
and I am Marie of Romania.”
–Dorothy Parker, “Enough Rope” (1929)
She looks a bit like Lois from Family Guy.
[The Maryhill Museum](http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/ongoing-exhibitions/queen-marie-of-romania) Has a nice collection of her stuff.
Anyone seeking more info might also check here:
title | points | age | /r/ | comnts :–|:–|:–|:–|:– [Young Maria of Romania, later Queen of Yugoslavia.](http://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/6zngxa/young_maria_of_romania_later_queen_of_yugoslavia/) ^**B** | 256 | 1^yr | europe | 52
*[Source: karmadecay](http://karmadecay.com/results/u11670988) (B = bigger)*