Kingdom of Yugoslavia
|King of Yugoslavia|
|First monarch||Peter I|
|Last monarch||Peter II|
|Official residence||Royal Compound|
|Monarchy started||1 December 1918|
|Monarchy ended||29 November 1945|
|Current pretender||Alexander Karađorđević|
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was created by the unification of the Kingdom of Serbia and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs on 1 December 1918. It was renamed Kingdom of Yugoslavia on 3 October 1929. Yugoslavia was defeated and occupied after the German invasion on 17 April 1941. The monarchy was formally abolished on 29 November 1945.
All monarchs were members of the House of Karađorđević. Peter I, previously King of Serbia, was proclaimed King by representatives of South Slav states. The royal family continued through his son and his grandson.
|Name||Portrait||Birth||Marriages||Death||Succession right||Royal house||Note|
1 December 1918–
16 August 1921
|29 June 1844
son of Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia and Persida Nenadović
|Princess Zorka of Montenegro
|16 August 1921
|previously King of Serbia,
proclaimed King by representatives of South Slav states
|Held the title "King of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes". Prince Alexander served as regent in his final years.|
16 August 1921–
9 October 1934
|16 December 1888
son of Peter I and Princess Zorka of Montenegro
|Maria of Romania
8 June 1922
|9 October 1934
|son of the preceding||House of
|Changed title to "King of Yugoslavia" in 1929.
Assassinated in Marseilles.
9 October 1934–
29 November 1945
|6 September 1923
son of Alexander I and Maria of Yugoslavia
|Alexandra of Greece and Denmark
20 March 1944
|3 November 1970
|son of the preceding||House of
|Prince Paul acted as regent until ousted on 27 March 1941; exiled on 17 April 1941 and deposed on 29 November 1945.|
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