An insider’s history of the Serbian Royal Family
"A gripping Royal saga of family, murder and ambition." Simon Sebag Montefiore
Part memoir, part royal history, this is the intimate and enchanting true story of Christina Oxenberg's discovery of her remarkable and illustrious Serbian heritage. In 2014 Christina Oxenberg visited Serbia for the first time on the trail of her family history. What she discovered was not only the astonishing story of her origins, a descendant of the Karadjordjevic dynasty who rose from shepherds to kings, but also the hair-raising history of Europe and its royals from the 18th century to the present day. Deftly weaving Oxenberg's own family history with that of Europe's tumultuous recent past, Royal Dynasty is a gripping and at times controversial royal saga, illustrated with pages of beautiful images from Christina's private collection.
“It is wonderful that my cousin Christina Oxenberg aka Kristina Karadjordjevic has so skillfully worked in assembling and unearthing this extraordinary story of our family. She has done this book with love and pride. I warmly congratulate her.” HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia
“Funny, fetching and full of gorgeous writing with a deep, tugging undercurrent of melancholy.” Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho
“In Royal Dynasty, Christina Oxenberg explores her storied Serbian roots in a tale that has the intimacy of a memoir combined with the thrill of historical fiction, but it’s all true. Wonderfully written, Royal Dynasty is Oxenberg’s best book yet.” Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City