Statehood Day marking at St. George church in Oplenac


Envoy of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander, Mr. Predrag Markovic, member of the Crown Council, attended the ceremony marking the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia at the church of Saint George in Oplenac where he laid a wreath on the tomb of the Supreme Leader Karadjordje.

Ceremony was also attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Mihailo and Princess Ljubica.

On this occasion, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander congratulated the citizens of Serbia the Statehood Day:

“On the occasion of Statehood Day, I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the citizens of Serbia. The Meeting of the Lord is the day when we remember our history and prepare and celebrate the future of Serbia. On this day, 215 years ago, the building of modern Serbia began with the First Serbian Uprising led by my great-great-great-grandfather Karadjordje, and 184 years ago the first Serbian Constitution was adopted.

Today, Serbia is a country in which democratic principles are being constantly promoted, which recognizes the importance of human rights and respecting all differences, be they religious or ethnic. Let us persevere on that path and continue to build a state of law in which the citizens live in safety and with dignity, a country that remembers and respects its history, being always focused on the future and preserving Serbia for our children.

Remembering the Meeting of the Lord of 1804 and wishing all of us to always celebrate this day as unified citizens of Serbia and the whole world, I congratulate you our great feast. Long live Serbia!”, said HRH Crown Prince Alexander in his message.