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ROYAL COUPLE OPENS 8th SERBIAN DIASPORA MEDICAL CONFERENCE

22 June 2017

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ROYAL COUPLE OPENS 8th SERBIAN DIASPORA MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Belgrade, 22 June 2017 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the 8th Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Belgrade.

The three-day Conference is being held under the auspices of their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, organized by the Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine and Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, with the support of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Medical Chamber of Serbia, University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine and the World Health Organization.

HRH Crown Prince Alexander greeted all present and thanked them for a great help and support to the traditional conference organized by Crown Princess Katherine and her Foundation. The official opening was attended by Dr. Meho Mahmutovic, State Secretary of the Serbian Ministry of Health, Dr. Zsofia Pusztai, Director of the World Health Organization in Serbia, Dr. Milan Dinic, director of the Medical Chamber of Serbia, Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Lalic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Mrs. Nikolina Milatovic Popovic, director of the Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region, representatives of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization medical teams from the United States and Canada, members of the Royal Medical Board, as well as numerous lecturers and participants from Serbia and abroad.

In her address, HRH Crown Princess Katherine said: “It is a great pleasure to greet all our doctors and dear guests from abroad. This eighth Conference is very important as a bridge that transfers knowledge and experience from the Diaspora to Serbia. I want to thank our partners who wholeheartedly help the organization every year - the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office for Diaspora, the Medical Chamber of Serbia, the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine, the Royal Medical Board, the Mayo Clinic and my Foundation. Without your help and support, this would not be possible. I hope that you will be able to share the experience you gained with your colleagues, to the benefit of patients. I wish you successful work at the Conference and I am happy to announce the next Conference for 13-15 June 2018”.

The guests were also addressed by Dr. Meho Mahmutovic, State Secretary of the Serbian Ministry of Health, Dr. Milan Dinic, director of the Medical Chamber of Serbia, Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Lalic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Zsofia Pusztai, director of the World Health Organization in Serbia and Prof. Ida Jovanovic, chief of Cardiology at University Children's Clinic in Tirsova.

The eighth "Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference" covers a wide range of fields of medicine, focusing on diabetes, haematology, gynaecology, surgery, psychiatry, cardiology, and genetics. The lecturers and moderators are the most prominent medical experts from Serbia and abroad.

The goal of the Conference, which has been held for years, is to improve the cooperation between our doctors and experts in the field of medical science from the Diaspora with institutions and individuals that represent the pillars of quality of healthcare in Serbia, as well as networking the experts in the field of health care in the Republic of Serbia with the Serbian academic community in the diaspora.

CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION ORGANIZES FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN

19 June 2017

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CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION ORGANIZES FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN

Belgrade, 19 June 2017 – The first summer camp for children with impaired hearing in Serbia was organized by the Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, the Holley Institute from Michigan United States led by Dr Daniel Megler and Mrs. Ardis Gardella, the School for hearing impaired - hard of hearing "Stefan Decanski", the organization "Young American Deaf" and the Serbian association of interpreters for hearing-impaired persons (UTLOSS), and the organization "Young American Deaf".

This is the first camp of its kind in Serbia and it was attended by 30 children. Within numerous workshops, the children had the opportunity to participate in art and drama sections, to socialize and make new acquaintances, as well as to visit Belgrade's cultural attractions.

The Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine thanks to hotels Crowne Plaza, Falkensteiner and Hyatt Regency for the catering of this summer camp.

 

HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERED NEW VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS TO HEALTH CENTER “ZABALJ”

19 June 2017

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HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE FOUNDATION DELIVERED NEW VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PATIENTS TO HEALTH CENTER “ZABALJ”

Curug, June 19, 2017 – Their Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine delivered FIAT 500L to Health Center "Zabalj" for the needs of the outpost "Dr Jovan Tucakov" from Curug.

The funds for the purchase of the vehicle were donated by Mr. Zoran Curcin through the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Canada, whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The vehicle FIAT 500L costs 10,110 euros.

“I am glad that today I visited Health center Curug and that we delivered the car we promised to your institution. This donation of Fiat car was provided by the Lifeline Canada humanitarian organization whose patron I am. This car is also a personal donation of Mr. Zoran Curcin from Canada. I hope this car will help you solve the problem of transportation of heavy oncology patients and dialysis patients in need of therapy and treatment. Lifeline Canada has very actively helped the projects of my Foundation for many years. I thank them in your name, too, for their help and support. My husband Crown Prince Alexander and I will continue to help your institution together with our dear friends, just as we did so far”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

The ceremony was attended by TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, Mr. Zoran Curcin, Mr. Cedomir Bozic, president of the municipality of Zabalj and Dr. Dusan Blagojevic, director of the Health Center Zabalj.

 

PRESS RELEASE - ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON

15 June 2017

ROYAL COUPLE AT A DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LONDON

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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.

CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER CHRISTENS “QUEEN MARIA” ROWING BOAT

5 June 2017

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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

5 June 2017

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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

2 June 2017

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

30 May 2017

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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

30 May 2017

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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

30 May 2017

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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.