Stumbled on this video of Catherine Oxenberg talking about what life might be like for the newest member of Britain's royal family - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. I am a bit worried about how all this publicity will wear on Kate and William after a while and sincerely hope that the British press retract their infamous claws and allow the royal couple to have some semblance of a normal life! I got curious about what film projects Oxenberg has been doing and discovered that she will be portraying her grandmother H.R.H. Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark in a movie that she's co-written and which is being produced by her parents Howard Oxenberg and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. [Details below video]
Prince Paul Royal Exile is a historical drama about "the true story of the private conversation between H.R.H Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Hitler to negotiate a none aggression treaty to save Yugoslavia from certain annihilation."
Synopsis: "Royal Exile is a historical drama/political thriller based on the life of His Royal Highness Prince Paul of Yugoslavia at the time of WW2. It is an intimate, behind the scenes glimpse of the interaction between members of the Royal houses of Europe as they dealt with the threat of impending war, the tragic events that led up to the betrayal of Prince Paul and the subsequent destruction of Yugoslavia.
Prince Paul became Regent after the brutal assassination of his cousin King Alexander in 1934. As reigning monarch, he healed the internal rifts of his country and forged the first functioning democratic government. When Germany declared war against Poland, Paul was thrust into the unenviable role of protecting his country on all sides from the threat of both Fascist and Communist invasions. He courageously stood up to Hitler and skillfully negotiated peace and autonomy for his country while the rest of the Balkans fell to the Nazis.
Sadly, it was his desire for peace that perpetuated his downfall. Churchill decided that Yugoslavia should declare war on Germany, unprovoked. When the Allies were unable to send military assistance, Paul refused to sacrifice his people. The British secretly funded a coup d’etat which resulted in his abdication and resulting exile. Hitler immediately launched “Operation Punishment” and within a week Yugoslavia lay in ruins, over a million Yugoslavs eventually lost their lives.
Prince Paul and his family were sent to Kenya for the remainder of the war where they lived under British house arrest. Paul spent the rest of his life labelled a traitor and a Nazi sympathizer. Now, 70 years later, he is finally being recognized as a peacemaker and a visionary and has been vindicated as a national hero."