Today we mark 107 years since terrible assassinations/murders of Serbian King Alexander I Obrenovich, Queen Draga (Mashin), Queen's brothers, Nikola and Nikodije, several ministers and officers during ' The May Coup d' etat/ May's uprising' in 1903. A
t 3. 50 a.m. when she saw that bullets were going towards Alexander, she tried for the last time - to protect her love. She stood before him, even she had been previously wounded in her arm. King died immediately, and then she cried for help and went on the balcon saying probbaly last words -- 'Officers, they killed your own King!'. And then she fell. She was alive even after fourtieth shot. Whole Europe was shocked by this brutal act.
Of course, there are so many rumors told in all those long years that passed by since 1903 - about her 'false' pregnancies, about bad reign and so on. In February of 2010, Draga's finally got monument in her hometown, Upper Milanovac.
Courtesy to the Serbian Forum - caption says 'King and Queen during the opening of the exhibition of sculptor George Jovanovich (turned back) at 'Crown'.'