27 MARCH 1909, Page 1

Considerable sensation was created in Belgrade on Thursday by the

announcement that the Crown Prince of Servia had stated to the Prime Minister his resolve to surrender his right of succession to the throne in favour of his brother, and to ?withdraw from the country for a year. This action was taken in consequence of the death in hospital of one of the Crown Prince's servants, who had apparently been subjected to extreme violence. According to the Times telegram, suspicion has fallen on the Prince "as the perpetrator of an act of but of the Prince's determination to renounce his claims to the throne there is no doubt. Whether the Servian Parliament will sanction the contemplated change in the order of succession is not yet known. The withdrawal of the Crown Prince would at any rate seem to be favourable to the interests of peace.