Coronation of King Petar I Karađorđević

Coronation of King Petar I Karađorđević

  • Date: 8th September 1904
  • Material: photo paper
  • Technique: photograph
  • Inventory number: I1

Following the May coup d'etat, on May 28/29 1903, when King Aleksandar and Queen Draga Obrenović were murdered, Peter Karađorđević was unanimously voted for the new king of Serbia. Next year, on September 8 Petar I was crowned in the Cathedral church in Belgrade. The coronation was conducted by metropolitan Inoćentije with the bishops. Members of the Serbian royal family, Crown Prince Danilo of Montenegro, Prime Minister, Gen. Sava Grujić, ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and a large number of citizens attended the coronation. The ceremony was begun by firing 21 cannon salvo from the Belgrade fortress. Belgrade garrison troops were lined up in the streets Kralja Milana, Kneza Mihaila, Dubrovačka, Bogojavljenska, Kolarčeva Vasina, from the Palace to the Cathedral. Festive column was followed by orchestra and two squadrons of the King's Guard. That day in Belgrade was about 30,000 tourists from Serbia, Austria-Hungarian Monarchy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Montenegro and other countries.

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