His Royal Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar attended the ceremony marking the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia at the church of St. George in Oplenac where he layed wreath on the tomb of his ancestor, the supreme leader Karadjordje.
The wreaths were also layed by the Speaker of the Parliament Ms. Maja Gojkovic, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin (on behalf of the Prime Minister Mr. Aleksandar Vucic), as well as the representatives of the Army of Serbia, the Republic of Srpska and the Diplomatic corps.
On this occasion, the Crown Prince Aleksandar congratulated the citizens of Serbia the Statehood Day:
“From the day when Serbian leaders headed by Karadjordje gathered in Orasac in 1804, Serbia has been experiencing its own history and destiny as a restored country of which we are heirs and successors. Therefore, on this day I extend my congratulations and greetings to all who live in Serbia and perceive it as their country, their identity and their future.
Remembering the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord of 1804, and with the desire to welcome and celebrate all future Presentations of Our Lord as united and responsible citizens of our country and the whole world, I congratulate you this great holiday”, said Crown Prince Alexander in his congratulatory message.
Later in the day, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended the Statehood day reception hosted by the president of Republic, HE Mr. Tomislav Nikolic at the New Palace in Belgrade.