NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
11th June, 1903 : Queen Draga of Serbia (aged 38) and King Alexander (aged 26) were murdered in their bedroom early this morning. A group of disaffected army officers, led by Colonel Misches and Colonel Mashin, a brother of the Queen’s first husband, forced their way into the Royal Palace in Belgrade, shooting down the King’s bodyguards. They burst into the royal bedroom where they discovered the royal couple hiding in a cupboard.
One reason for assassination is the King’s plan to move the War School from Belgrade. Another is that, three years ago, there was much scandal when the King married Draga Mashin, who had a shady past.
[ Now the free, independent and so democratic Americans are poised to elect Hilary Clinton as their Queen, the shadier past the better. ]