|Hereditary Prince Philip and his older brother Prince Peter during the renunciation.
On 27 April at Casa Pilatos in Seville, Prince Peter of Serbia renounced his right of succession to the Headship of the Royal House. Among others, Peter’s act of renunciation was witnessed by his mother the Duchess of Segorbe, his stepfather the Duke of Segorbe, his brother Prince Philip and his sister-in-law Princess Danica. Prince Peter has given up his dynastic rights as well as those of any children he may have in future. Philip and Danica, who live in Belgrade, are the new Hereditary Prince and Princess of Serbia.
|Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza on their wedding day.
Prince Regent Paul of Yugoslavia can be seen to the far right of the photograph.
|The newlyweds: Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Maria da Glória of Serbia.
|The Chicago Tribune of 6 February 1980 heralds Prince Peter’s arrival.
On 5 February 1980, the prince was born at Chicago, Illinois, as the first child of Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia (b.1945) and Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza (b.1946). Alexander and Maria da Glória had married in 1972. Their infant son’s name paid tribute to both the father and mother’s fathers: King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923 – 1970) and Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913 – 2007). At his christening, Prince Peter received his cousin Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1924 – 2016), the only surviving son of Prince Regent Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga (née Greece and Denmark), as his godfather.