Traditional Christmas children receptions at the White Palace
Published: 2013 / 01 / 10
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Princess Katherine, Hereditary Prince Peter and Prince Philip hosted Christmas receptions for over 1200 children without parental care today at the White Palace in Belgrade.
Children from three to twelve years of age had the opportunity to rejoyce Christmas with Their Royal Highnesses at The White Palace. His Grace Bishop Atanasije spoke to children of true meaning of Christmas and its importance.
Three receptions were held so all children could equaly enjoy in the Christmas musical program, balley dancers, animations and presents that brought them plenty of joy.
Mrs. Kathy Fanslow, President of the Board of Lifeline Chicago with whose grace and generosity toys for children were gathered, together with her daughter Ms. Tracy Armstrong and Mrs. Maja Le Roux and Ms. Christina Le Roux helped Their Royal Highnesses to present gifts to children.
The special guest of the event was American pop star Ms. Kristen McNamara a.k.a. KMAC, that has been an American Idol contestor and has achieved much success since. Ms. McNamara was inspired by the sincere devotion and humanitarian efforts of HRH Crown Princess Katherine and has extended her stay in Serbia so she could meet and sing for children of Serbia for who she feels genuine appreciation. The performance was her generous gift and children were delighted. The program was enriched with balley dancers from “M” studio and animators from “Cigra”.
These receptions wouldn’t be possible without the great help that the Crown Princess Katherine foundation received from various donors, such are: Embassies: of Kuwait, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Korea, Ukraine, Finland, Syria; companies: CCCHBC, Balon Centar, Pekara Trpkovic, Cigre, Ishrana Produkt, Vrabac, Janovic, Dexy Co, Sweetsystem d.o.o., Paracinka Paracin, Al Grosso, Kika Loznica, Direct Group, IDEA d.o.o., Plavi kamen, Mala Moda Marija, Balkan Lift Komerc d.o.o., Eptisa Regional office for SEE, Eliksir Natura, BG Produkt, Handelsagentur; humanitarian organizations: Lifeline Chicago, Lifeline New York
International schools: Prima International school, International Nursery of Belgrade, Anglo American school, Chartwell International school, German school, Rudjer Boskovic, Milos Crnjanski, International School of Belgrade, British International school and great help of Mrs. Silvia Poremba, Mrs. Maya Le Roux and Mrs. Jeaninine Stamenkovic.
Their Royal Highnesses express special gratitude to JAT Airways, Serbian flag carrier, which has been a strategic partner of the Royal Couple in numerous humanitarian activities.