25 YEARS OF CROWN COUNCIL CELEBRATED

HRH Crown Prince Alexander with the members of the Crown Council

14/02/2017

The 25th Anniversary of the Crown Council was marked by the memorial service for the deceased members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown in the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called, followed by a reception at the Royal Palace.

The Anniversary was attended by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, the members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, their families and friends, as well as by the representatives of religious communities and guests from public and cultural life of Serbia.

„Advisory Bodies of the Crown took part, either directly or indirectly, in the events that marked the past quarter of a century of our history. In some of those activities they were valuable and successful, in some other less, but never and nowhere were they useless or harmful! This is very important, and this reflects the righteousness of their choice. All of them have a great authority that is not a result of the fact that they are the members of the Council, but of the fact that they are the Council! They are a gallery of portraits and individual virtues and values that make our history unique, both ours and of the whole humanity. They are the Areopagus of Serbia. Certainly not only them, but Serbian Areopagus does not and cannot exist without them“, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander.

The present were addressed by Mr Dragomir Acovic, chairman of all the Crown Bodies and a member of the Privy Council:

“When twenty five years has gone by you have a problem to locate that period in your memory. Twenty five years is a rather vague summary of the time, something that is not long enough to become a legend, nor recent enough to be seen as part of an unfinished present. Twenty five years is at the same time too long and too short.

Advisory Bodies of the Crown are still what they have so far been: an oasis of moderation, tolerance and awareness of the origin and destiny of today’s time. We have a set of well-meaning individuals gathered around a common vision. We are not a community of like-minded, we are a gremium of the responsible. Nobody has become a member of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown to be heard about or to become well known; whoever came here already had the name and work, invested in the honor and privilege to help by the advice and knowledge the only national institution that no political factor feels as their own, but everyone sees it as a phenomenon that by its mere existence embarrassingly reminds that there is something beyond daily politics and particular interests. This is not boasting, it is a fact”, said Mr. Dragomir Acovic.

On this occasion the appointments of the new members of the Advisory Bodies were announced and Royal Orders were awarded.

Academician Miroslav Gasic, was appointed a member of the Privy Council (PC).

Academicians Kosta Cavoski, Milovan Danojlic Milosav Tesic and Marko Bumbasirevic, as well as Mr Vladan Vukosavljevic were appointed members of the Crown Council (CC)

Mr Ljubodrag Grujic was appointed a member of the Crown Cabinet (CCb).

The members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown were awarded the Royal Orders (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Cedomir Antic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Dragomir Acovic, PC, WE1, SK3, in the rank of Grand Officer the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Dusan Babac, PC, WE1, in the rank of Commander of Karadjordje’s Star;

Prof. Dusan Batakovic, PC, WE1, OF1, OAP 3, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Academician Matija Beckovic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Academician Marko Bumbasirevic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Mr Vladan Vukosavljevic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Vladimir Gajic, CCb, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Academician Miroslav Gasic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Ljubodrag Grujic, CCb, WE2, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Mr Djordje Djurisic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Zoran Zivanovic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Vladan Zivulovic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Prof. Dragoljub Kavran, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Academician Dusan Kovacevic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Emir Nemanja Kusturica, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Predrag Markovic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Prof. Slobodan Markovic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Dragoslav Micic, CCb, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Prof. Vojislav Milovanovic, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Prof. Nikola Moravcevic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Prof. Pavle Nikolic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Djurdje Ninkovic, PC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Mr Miladin Milosevic, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Mr Milan Parivodic, CC, WE1 in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Prof. Momcilo Pavlovic, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Academician Slobodan Perovic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Mirko Petrovic, CCb, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Mr Dragan Reljic, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of St. Sava;

Mr Milorad Savicevic, CCb, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Mr Darko Spasic, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Academician Dimitrije Stefanovic, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

The Hon Branko Terzic, PC, WE1, YK1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star;

Mr Zoran Trifunovic, CCb, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the Crown;

Academician Kosta Cavoski, CC, in the rank of Grand Cross the Order of the White Eagle;

Prof. Bogoljub Sijakovic, CC, WE1, in the rank of Commander the Order of Karadjordje’s Star.

Memorial service for the deceased members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown in the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First-Called The 25th Anniversary of the Crown Council marking Mr. Dragomir Acovic, Chairman of the Crown Council and HRH Crown Prince Alexander

Academician Matija Beckovic and HRH Crown Prince Alexander Mr. Vladan Vukosavljevic and HRH Crown Prince Alexander Academian Dusan Kovacevic and HRH Crown Prince Alexander