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Press Release - “KBC BEZANIJSKA KOSA” SPECIAL AWARD FOR HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE

23 May 2017

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.

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PRESS RELEASE - ROYAL COUPLE AT SETTING UP OF THE MOSAIC AT ST. SAVA TEMPLE

22 May 2017

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.

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PRESS RELEASE - CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER HOSTS THE PATRIARCH AND THE HOLY SYNOD AT THE WHITE PALACE

22 May 2017

Belgrade, 22 May 2017 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander hosted a dinner at the White Palace in honour of Arch hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church who are participating in the regular Church Assembly.

The dinner was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia with Metropolitans and Bishops of the Church, Prof. Dr. Mileta Radojevic Serbian Government Director for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities, and members of the advisory bodies to the Crown.

“We are gathered at the White Palace for dinner as we do every year. This dinner is in the honour of His Holiness the Patriarch of Serbia and the members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops. This has become a traditional event that should be cherished because it gives an example of unity and cooperation for the common good. The Church and the Crown are the two institutions in our country that bring stability. May God bless all our people and our country”, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia thanked for the hospitality to HRH Crown Prince Alexander, wished the good luck to the Royal Family, as well as peace, justice and salvation to all people of good will.

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PRESS RELEASE - “NIKOLA TESLA AND KARADJORDJEVIC DYNASTY” EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE WHITE PALACE

20 May 2017

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Belgrade, May 20, 2017 – An exhibition presenting the historical ties of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty and the great scientist Nikola Tesla, was officially opened tonight at the White Palace. The exhibition was organized thanks to cooperation between the Royal Palace and the Museum of Nikola Tesla.

The exhibition was officially opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander. Present were numerous distinguished guests from the world of culture, science and art.

“When they met in New York, my father was very young and Tesla was very old! One represented the future, the other one represented history. The fate wanted the future to turn to be uncertain, and the past to be permanent! Six decades later we remember and mention both with melancholy and pride. For this we have good reasons! Both had ingrown into our souls and our hearts, they both represent the very essence of who we are, what we should be and what should not be changed, even if it were possible “, said His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander in his speech.

Visitors to the exhibition “Nikola Tesla and the Karadjordjevic Dynasty” will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the contacts of Nikola Tesla and the members of the Karadjordjevic Royal Family, about the Royal orders, medals and diplomas by which the Karadjordjevic’s awarded this great scientist. Among the exhibits is the famous photograph from the hotel "New Yorker" where King Peter II met with Tesla in 1942, and the photo of Tesla from the studio of Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy and many more.

This interesting exhibition was available for a tour the same night as part of “Museum Night” until the early morning hours, and the visitors had the opportunity to refresh themselves with coffee and refreshments of “Bean and Leaf”.

The exhibition will be open on weekdays until Thursday, June 1, in terms of visits at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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PRESS RELEASE - CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE AND BROOK HILL SCHOOL HELP CHILDREN

20 May 2017

Belgrade, May 20, 2017 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by her sister Mrs. Betty Roumeliotis, visited “Brook Hill” International School charity bazaar where funds were raised for the Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine, in aid of children and all those in need.

The staff, students’ parents and friends of “Brook Hill” International School organized games, raffle, refreshments, and charity sale of toys, books, clothing and cosmetics.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine thanked everyone who organized the charity bazaar, as well as those who contributed in raising funds for children and the vulnerable.

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PRESS RELEASE - SPRING STUDENTS' BALL AT THE WHITE PALACE

17 May 2017

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Belgrade, May 17, 2017 – In an effort to remind about the importance of the right values and good manners, the Student Conference of Serbian Universities this year, too, organized a Students Ball that brought together the best university students in Serbia.

Student Spring Ball was held at the White Palace and this year it was titled “Stay Here!”, under patronage of the Foundation for Education of HRH Crown Prince Alexander and in partnership with the first specialized charity BELhospice.

In his welcome letter, Crown Prince Alexander said: “I welcome and support your humanitarian action to support efforts in the field of palliative care and the construction of the first stationary hospice in Serbia. Educated young people are our future. We need to invest in them as our greatest resource. Therefore, my Foundation for Education provides full support for all students and graduates who want to continue to their education both at home and abroad“.

The organizers say that their goal is to restore the tradition of students’ balls, as well as to present the conditions and problems that many of their fellow students face. This year the Students’ Ball has a humanitarian character and is organized in cooperation with a specialized charity BELhospice, in aid of their joined cause, which is the construction of the first stationary hospice in Serbia.

Funds were raised during the Ball, and in the coming period boxes for donations will be set at 8 universities and 52 faculties across Serbia.

LIFELINE CHARITY EVENT FOR HELPING CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS IN SERBIA

9 May 2017

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine together with Lifeline New York Humanitarian Organization hosted a charity event themed “Las Vegas Revue” at “Le Cirque” restaurant where they collected funds for the aim of helping children’s hospitals in Serbia.

In the presence of many important invitees and very interesting performance of the actor and musician Mr. Gianni Russo, donors had an opportunity to get more familiar with the significant humanitarian work of HRH Crown Princess Katherine’s Foundation in Serbia, as well as with work of Lifeline humanitarian organizations who’s patron is Her Royal Highness. The guest speaker at the event was Doctor Douglas Jackson, CEO of the Project C.U.R.E. who donated 4 new sterilizers valued 3 million US dollars for the hospitals in Serbia.

“I would like to thank all the good people who helped and who are always willing to help our children from Serbia. Special thanks to Doctor Douglas Jackson for the very important and generous donation of the Project C.U.R.E. Children’s hospitals are very important and making them better is one of the main missions of my Foundation. We also work a lot on improvement of cooperation with diaspora and doctors from abroad, in order not just collecting help funds but also to make Serbian doctors more educated and informed about the most modern medical topics and equipment”, said HRH Crown Princess Katherine.

HRH Crown Princess Katherine also announced the great gathering of doctors from diaspora at the Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference which will be held from 21 to 23 June 2017 in Belgrade. More information at the official website of Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference.

Lifeline New York is a non-profit humanitarian organization, which is operating under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Katherine. HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation provides aid for medical institutions in the form of medicine, medical equipment, medical training and reconstruction projects. In addition, the Foundation addresses needs of children with mental and physical disabilities, children with special needs and orphans.

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Royal Couple Attend Charity Event in Northwood, United Kingdom to Raise Funds for an Ambulance for Toponica Hospital

13 March 2017

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended a humanitarian concert at the Fairfield Evangelical Church in Northwood Hills near London where funds were successfully raised for an ambulance for Toponica Special Psychiatric Hospital near Nis, Serbia. The current ambulance that this facility is using is more than 30 years old.

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine Opens the International Medical Symposium “Current Trends in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hearing Loss and Deafness"

10 March 2017

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine opened the International Medical Symposium “Current Trends in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Hearing Loss and Deafness” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Princess Katherine Delivers Ultrasound Machine to Children's Hospital in Novi Sad

21 February 2017

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine delivered a new ultrasound machine for babies to the Institute for Health Protection of Children and Youth of Vojvodina. The ultrasound machine is a donation of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization Toronto – Canada, whose patron is Crown Princess Katherine, and the value of the machine is $ 20,000.