ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON
London, United Kingdom, 14 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were guests at the reception at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in London, on the occasion of the 180th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Serbia and the United Kingdom. Her Royal Highness Princess Katarina (the daughter of HRH Prince Tomislav) was also present.
A panel discussion on different diplomatic topics took place and the speakers were Dr Ognjen Pribicevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the UK, Ms Fiona McIlwham, Director for Western Balkans and Enlargement, Foreign Commonwealth Office, Sir Alexander John Randall, former MP and Special Envoy to the Mayor of London, Dr. Svetozar Rajak, Associate Professor, Department of International History, London School of Economics.
PRESS RELEASE - ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON
CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER CHRISTENS “QUEEN MARIA” ROWING BOAT
Belgrade, 3 June 2017 – On the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander officially launched the new eight oared boat that bears the name of his grandmother, HM Queen Maria, the first patron of the club and great Serbian benefactor.
The celebration was attended by Mr. Dusan Kovacevic, the director of the rowing club “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club, club members and numerous athletes, as well as the members of the Crown Council.
“It is nice to be with you today at the celebration of the “Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club. I am proud that your best boat will bear the name of my grandmother, Queen Maria. The relationship between Karadjordjevic family and “Red Star” rowing club is strong and it will always be strong. I congratulate you on your anniversary, and I wish you good luck”, said Crown Prince Alexander.
“Belgrade – Red Star” Rowing Club was founded in 1922 as a rowing club “Belgrade”, and in 1945 it changed the name and became one of the five founders of the sports association “Red Star”. When Princess Maria came to Serbia to be married to King Alexander, she approached Belgrade by boat and was greeted by the rowers of the “Belgrade” rowing club. Queen Maria became the patron of the club and this tradition after many years has been continued by her grandson Crown Prince Alexander.
HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE THE PATRON OF THE SERBIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN LATIN DANCE
Belgrade, 4 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine and TRH’s daughter Alison attended the National championship in Latin dance in BelExpo center in Belgrade. HRH Crown Princess Katherine is the main patron of this competition, and HRH Crown Prince Alexander presented awards to winners in senior competition.
“It is my great honor and pleasure to attend one of the largest competitions in our country – the National championship in Latin dance. I am very glad to see that dance tradition is cherished in our country, as well as elegance that has always been synonymous with great palace balls. I am glad to have the opportunity to support the enthusiasm of all these young people people and i wish to single out Mr. Ivan Mileusnic whose “Dare to dance” dance club is the organizer of this great competition. His love of dance will be felt by everyone here tonight“, said Crown Princess Katherine in her speech.
In the qualifying tournament and the National championship there were more than 200 dance pairs in the older categories, while the youngest categories involved about 600 children aged 7 to 11 years. Winners were selected in the categories of Youth, Older youth and Senior.
The organizers of the championship are dance club “Dare to Dance“, Dance Association of Serbia and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. All the participants and attendees had the opportunity to freshen up with “Bean and Leaf“ coffee.
CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE OPENS SENSORY ROOM IN "MARA MANDIC" SCHOOL IN PANCEVO
Pancevo, 2 June 2017 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine officially opened a new sensory room at the school for children with special needs “Mara Mandic” in Pancevo. The value of the sensory room is about 1.5 million dinars, and the funds for the purchase were raised at a charity auction in London of the paintings and clothes donated by the Serbian artist Cile Marinkovic and the famous fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic.
“The occasion of my today’s visit is the donation of the sensory room worth twelve thousand euros that we raised in London, and in that were helped by Cile Marinkovic and Roksanda Ilincic. We hope that in this way we will brighten up the children’s day in school and make it at least a little easier. My foundation will continue to help children in Serbia who need our help”, said Princess Katherine.
Mr. Branko Kurilj, director of the school “Mara Mandic”, as well as the entire staff of the school on this occasion thanked Crown Princess Katherine for the donation and expressed their desire to cooperate in new humanitarian projects.
Sensory room is made up of different elements that help stimulate the senses of hearing, sight, touch and smell. It is the place where people with sensory integration disorder can explore and develop their sensory skills, but also relax from stress and tension.
ROYAL COUPLE TAKE PART IN BELGRADE “SPASOVDAN” PROCESSION
ROYAL COUPLE TAKE PART IN BELGRADE “SPASOVDAN” PROCESSION
Belgrade, 25 May 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended today, on the Ascension of Our Lord Day – Spasovdan, the City of Belgrade’s Slava, a Liturgy at the Church of the Ascension, and took part in the traditional Spasovdan Procession through the streets of Belgrade.
The Divine Liturgy at the Church of Ascension was officiated by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, and the procession through Belgrade started at the Church of Ascension in Admirala Geprata Street, then went to Kneza Milosa Street, Kralja Milana Street, followed by the first prayer for the wellbeing of the citizens of Belgrade near the Terazije Fountain. The procession then continued to Knez Mihailova Street and King Peter’s Street, to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel, where the second prayer for peace and progress was said. After that, the procession went to Kneza Sime Markovica Street, and ended in front of the Church of Ascension where a church service was held in memory of all fallen heroes of Belgrade.
Later in the day, Their Royal Highnesses will attend the official ceremony marking of Belgrade’s Slava at the Old palace (City hall) on invitation of Mr. Andreja Mladenovic, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade.
CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER CONGRATULATES BEGINNING OF RAMADAN TO THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY
PRESS RELEASE- CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER CONGRATULATES BEGINNING OF RAMADAN TO THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY
Belgrade, 26 May 2017 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander congratulated the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan to the Islamic community.
“Please accept my warm congratulations on the occasion of the great holiday the Ramadan Bayram, with my wishes for you to spend this day in peace and happiness with your loved ones. May all of us be reminded on this great holiday of the value of charity and the importance of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. This is a time for prayer and reflection, and I wish your prayers are answered, communities and families strengthened and that Ramadan brings you peace, happiness and blessings“, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander in his congratulation letter.
ROYAL COUPLE AT THE SECOND PANOWINE GATHERING
ROYAL COUPLE AT THE SECOND PANOWINE GATHERING
Topola, 26 May 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were the guests the “Second Panwine Gathering” organized by the “Wine Routes of Serbia” and the “Wine Routes of Croatia” associations at the Royal Winery in Oplenac. The gathering was attended by organizations and individuals from the countries that belong to the “Pannonian Wine Corridor”.
Themes of the “Second Panowine Gathering”, which will last until Sunday 28 May, will be the cultural and historical heritage of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty, hunting and gastronomy in Sumadija and establishing friendly cooperation between municipalities and citizens' associations in this area of business.
Royal winery was built in 1931 in the style of French basement and is located in the middle of royal vineyards in Topola. After six decades of decline, the Endowment of King Peter I began the revitalization of the royal vineyards. On the Oplenac hill, right next to the Mausoleum in Oplenac, there have been 11 hectares of vineyards, a winery in the King began production of high quality wine from Oplenac.
After visiting the winery, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine visited the church of St. George and the Foundation of King Peter I in Oplenac.
"SERBIAN ROYAL MUSIC OF KARADJORDJEVIC DYNASTY" CD PRESENTED AT THE WHITE PALACE
PRESS RELEASE- "SERBIAN ROYAL MUSIC OF KARADJORDJEVIC DYNASTY" CD PRESENTED AT THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade, 25 May 2017 – "Serbian Royal Music of Karadjordjevic Dynasty" CD, performed by the pianist Jasmine Jankovic was presented tonight at the White Palace in the presence of numerous guests from the world of arts, science and culture. The promotion was organized in cooperation with the publishing house Metropolis Music.
"I am very happy and proud that Professor Jankovic and the record label “Metropolis” continued traditionally close relations between Serbian culture and the Serbian Royal Family through this edition. My wife and I congratulate the publication of this remarkable musical edition", said HRH Crown Prince Alexander.
After the introductory words of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander, the guests were addressed by Professor Ljiljana Canic, editor-in-chief of Metropolis Music, Mr. Dragomir Acovic, Chairman of the Privy Council, Mrs. Aleksandra Paladin, musicologist and music critic and Mrs. Jasmina Jankovic, pianist.
The audience enjoyed the performance of the works of Joseph Schlesinger, Alojz Kalauz, Stanislav Binicki, with coffee and refreshments provided by "Bean and Leaf".
The works that are dedicated to the Royal Dynasty Karadjordjevic represent the authentic image of Serbian piano music of the nineteenth and early twentieth century and provide a basis for the development of new stylistic language that marked the time that came later.
Press Release - “KBC BEZANIJSKA KOSA” SPECIAL AWARD FOR HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE
Belgrade, 23 May 2017 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine attended a ceremony marking the 61st Anniversary of the Clinical Center "Bezanijska Kosa" and received a special award for her contribution to the work of the Clinical Center.
“It is a great honor to be with you today at your celebration. I wish to congratulate you for your anniversary and to inform you with great pleasure that my Foundation will donate a sterilizer worth $ 750,000 to your hospital, and in addition provide 3 more sterilizers for other hospitals. Thank you for recognizing our hard work and dedication, I take this opportunity to invite you to join the Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference which will be held from June 21 to 23 at the Hyatt Hotel in Belgrade”, said Her Royal Highness Princess Katherine.
The plaque was presented to Crown Princess Katherine by Dr Marija Zdravkovic, the director of KBC Bezanijska Kosa. Beside the Crown Princess, the plaques were also received by the Dean of the Medical Faculty in Belgrade Prof. Nebojsa Lalic, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Andreja Mladenovic, as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Health, City of Belgrade Secretariat of Health and Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.
PRESS RELEASE - ROYAL COUPLE AT SETTING UP OF THE MOSAIC AT ST. SAVA TEMPLE
Belgrade, 22 May 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended the initial laying out of the mosaic of the Resurrection of Christ at St. Sava Temple.
The first piece was laid out by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, and beside the Royal Couple the ceremony was also attended by the Holy Assembly of Bishops, the outgoing President HE Mr Tomislav Nikolic, Minister of Culture and Information HE Mr Vladan Vukosavljevic, Russian ambassador HE Mr. Alexander Chepurin, Belarus ambassador HE Mr. Vladimir Chushev, Gazprom Neft CEO Aleksander Dyukov and the Deputy CEO Mr. Kirill Kravchenko. His Holiness Patriarch Irinej awarded representatives of Gazprom Neft with the order of St. Sava.
The corner stone of St. Sava Temple was laid by His Majesty King Peter II (the father of Crown Prince Alexander) on 10 May 1935 Metropolitan Gavrilo of Montenegro the future Serbian Patriarch Gavrilo V of Serbia.