Royal Highness, tell us what are the impressions from Windsor?
It was a wonderful day filled
with happiness and joy. My wife and I are thrilled for Prince
Charles and Princess Camilla. My wife and I had flown Thursday 7
April with Prince Charles to Rome for the funeral of the Pope on
Friday and so being at such a wonderful wedding Saturday after
witnessing world leaders and the people being so sad in Rome was
very nice. The whole of the British Royal Family and guests
thoroughly enjoyed the wedding and the newly weds were radiant.
We have always like Princess Camilla very much and were thrilled
that the wedding was such a great success.
was the ceremony after the wedding like?
The reception in Windsor
Castle following the wedding was extremely nice and very
relaxed. The Queen gave a speech and so did the bride’s father –
they were wonderful speeches filled with humor and praise for
the couple. Prince Charles’s speech was excellent and so very
well received by all guests. The wedding cake was superb and
from Wales. Windsor Castle looks magnificent after the terrible
fire of a few years ago and the wedding was splendid in the
restored reception rooms.
did you talk about with Prince Charles, will he come to Serbia
On the Prince’s airplane of
the Queen’s flight to Rome and back, my wife and I had the
opportunity to answer questions our country. We also thanked
Prince Charles for his humanitarian aid that we delivered last
year. In addition, we had the opportunity to speak on the flight
with Michael Howard (the leader of the conservatives) and
Charles Kennedy (leader of the Liberal Democrats). At the
reception in Windsor Castle I spoke with Tony Blair (Prime
Minister) about the tough times our people are facing. There is
an election campaign going on in the United Kingdom. Prince
Charles has a standing invitation to come to Serbia and this is
in the hands of the British Foreign Office. I hope that it will
not be long before the Prince and Princess come to our beautiful
country so that they can see first hand how wonderful and
hospitable our people are.
did you and talk about with Queen Elizabeth?
was very happy to see my wife and I at the wedding and we spoke
about the marvelous day.
the position of the Serbian Dynasty Karadordjevic among the
Our position is very good and
very friendly. At the funeral of the Pope, we spoke briefly with
The King and Queen of Spain and the King and Queen of the
Belgiums. We also had the opportunity to speak with President
and Mrs. Chirac. We are proud to have good relations with all
royal families and proud to have so many good friends.
much are our Monarchist relations utilized for enhancement of
political and economical status of Serbia in the world?
My wife and I always talk
proudly about our beloved country and our people. However, owing
to the constitutional restraints in the European monarchies it
is the government that rules and the monarch reigns, but that
does not mean that we do not miss the opportunity to talk.
possible to have the photos from the wedding?
sorry that I do not have any personally, but I understand that
the television took footage.
the plan of HRH Crown Prince, where does he plan to travel in
the next couple of weeks?
We will be going this week to
the funeral of Prince Rainier of Monaco and then back home next
week. I have known Prince Rainier sine I was a child and my wife
and I have been his guests in his palace in Monaco. We are very
sad that he passed away; he was very warm and wonderful person.