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Last Yugoslavian king may be returned home

March 5, 2007

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— Yugoslavia's last monarch, exiled from his homeland during World War II, ended up in a tomb inside an ornately decorated church outside Chicago, a place that still attracts his loyal followers.

But while King Peter II personally chose St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery as his final resting place, his son, Crown Prince Alexander, is upsetting some Serbian-Americans by planning to take his father's remains back to the land of his birth.

"The plan is - and that is a solid plan - that he'll be brought here," the prince said in a recent phone interview from his palace in Belgrade, the Serbian capital.

He has not yet set a date for returning his father to Serbia, the Balkan nation that once formed the core of Peter II's kingdom, but he said it will be soon.

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