Francine, Princess of Montenegro

As of August 2020.

See also:
Line of succession to the former Monarchical throne and others : From (deleted) Wikipedia’s articles.

Crown Princess of Montenegro
Born (1952-01-27)27 January 1952
Casablanca, Morocco
Died 6 August 2008(2008-08-06) (aged 56)
Paris, France
Montparnasse Cemetery[1]
Nicholas, Crown Prince of Montenegro

(m. 1976)

Issue Princess Altinaï
Boris, Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
House Petrović-Njegoš (by marriage)[citation needed]
Father Antoine Navarro
Mother Rachel Wazana

Princess Francine Petrović Njegoš of Montenegro (27 January 1952 – 6 August 2008) was the wife of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, the pretender to the throne of Montenegro.


Princess Francine was born in Casablanca, French Morocco, the daughter of Antoine Navarro (1922–1989) and Rachel Wazana (1930-2011).[2]

Living in Morocco until the age of 12, her family emigrated to France and settled in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, where her father made a career in the French Foreign Legion.[3]

She studied law in Paris. She was established as a stylist and fashion designer.

She died in Paris on 6 August 2008.[4][5]

Marriage and children

In 1976 she married Prince Nikola of Montenegro in Trebeurden, Côtes-du-Nord on 27 November.[2] Together they raised a family at Les Lilas, France;

  • Princess Altinaï of Montenegro, (born Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis on 27 October 1977).
  • Boris, Hereditary Prince of Montenegro (Petrovic-Njegoš), Grand Duke of Grahovo and Zeta, (born Les Lilas on 21 January 1979).


  • Royal Order of Francis I
  • Order of Saint Michael of the Wing
  • Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus