The Royal compound is a complex of residences built with the personal funds of King Alexander I for the Karađorđević royal family between 1924 and 1937. The compound is located in the Dedinje neighborhood, a prestigious area of Belgrade. It consists of two primary residences: The Royal Palace and the White Palace.
The Royal Palace is a grand stucco villa in the Serbo-Byzantine style by architect Živojin Nikolić was built from 1924 to 1929 as an ideal home for King Alexander I and Queen Maria. The King thought that it would be a nice and quiet place, away from the city noise and curious public eyes. Visitors are able to see the formal entrance hall with details taken from Serbian medieval art, Blue Salon, Royal Dining Room, Royal Library, Atrium, the Salon of the Wedding gifts or Palma il Vecchio Salon - and The King’s Office. The palace's basement features a unique leisure room with a cinema theatre and billiard tables.
The White Palace (Beli Dvor) is located within the same Royal Compound in Dedinje as The Royal Palace and it was commissioned by command of King Alexander I. The White Palace was built with the private funds of King Alexander I as the residence for his three sons HRH Crown Prince Peter (the future King Peter II and father of HRH Crown Prince Alexander), Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej .