The Serbian King Alexander and his wife Draga. Vintage postcard, printed in Austria. Unused, minor wear.
The kingdom was formed in 1918 under the name Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Serbo-Croatian Latin: Kraljevina Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca cyrillic: , Slovenian Kraljevina Srbov, Hrvatov in Slovencev, Macedonian , short name Kraljevina SHS, ).
On December 1, 1918 it was proclaimed by Alexander Karadordevic, Prince-Regent for his father King Petar (Peter), who was formally King of Serbia. The new Kingdom was made up of the formerly independent kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro, as well as a substantial amount of territory that was formerly part of Austria-Hungary, the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. The lands previously in Austria-Hungary that formed the new state included Croatia, Slavonia and Vojvodina from the Hungarian part of the Empire, Carniola, part of Styria and most of Dalmatia from the Austrian part, and the Crown province of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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